The green children of Kawama

A divine service for children in Lubumbashi (DR Congo). There has never been anything like it: about 40,000 children in total and a Chief Apostle who walks through the rows during the service and involves the children. An amazing experience of a very special kind! More

Our commission: to love unconditionally

Not with but against Jesus? Anyone who loves their family more than Jesus is not worthy of Him? The slightest violation makes you guilty of the whole law? Harsh words from the Bible, but if you look closer you will see Christ’s message of love in them. More

Jonah’s struggle

If this story were to be sung, it could be described as a lament. Much of what drives and motivates people today is expressed in this lament: what is your attitude towards your contemporaries; how conscious are you of your responsibilities? More

Swimming against the tide with Jesus

What is blessing? Who deserves grace? Who will be saved? Three questions, one answer: the first will be last and the last will be first. What does Jesus mean by that? And what does this mean for the here and now? More

The centenary of the communion wafer – when the substance changes

Whether it is sprinkled with wine or not, the communion wafer is not an end in itself, but it plays an essential role in Holy Communion. It has to do with the presence of Jesus Christ. How does that work? More

Spotlight 13/2017: There is strength in numbers

The best way to praise God is with a strong congregation. This is what District Apostle Markus Fehlbaum from Switzerland is convinced of and mentions a few thoughts what such a congregation might look like. More

Four steps from tribulation to comfort

“My soul is troubled.” Who does not know that feeling? But there is a way that leads from distress to comfort and help from a companion along the way. Following is a guideline in four steps based on the example set by Jesus. More

What humility means for us today

An apology for past mistakes, an indication to a future without Apostles, and the call to tolerance and respect for our fellow human beings: all of this and more belongs to the concept humility as it is understood by the New Apostolic Church. More

Flashback (3): Opportunity for a new start

Every time we celebrate Holy Communion it is an opportunity for a new start. But what does it take? The Chief Apostle’s answer from the 2017 Pentecost service. More

The constitution of the kingdom of God

No sermon has been so enduring as the Sermon on the Mount. Even after two thousand years, its teachings are still considered so important and right that they are applied to this day. In July the divine services of the New Apostolic Church will focus on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is also referred to as the constitution of the kingdom of God. More

The centenary of the communion wafer: the various forms over time

All Jesus said was to use bread and wine to celebrate His memory. But what about the bread? With or without leaven? Red wine or white wine or even grape juice? Christianity has many answers when it comes to the question of how Holy Communion should be celebrated. More

Five examples of temptation – Jesus teaches us about victory

There is someone who can really understand us because He Himself was made to suffer. And there is someone who can really help because He Himself succeeded. Jesus Christ showed how we can overcome temptation. Now all we have to do is follow His example. More

Flashback (2): On fire for Jesus Christ

The power of the Holy Spirit is like a fire. This is what District Apostle Bernd Koberstein (Germany) made clear on Pentecost 2017: “If I am on fire then I will be able to ignite this fire in someone else. ” A look back at a powerful gesture. More

Black on white: our conception of ministry is unfolding

The conception of ministry of the New Apostolic Church is becoming more and more concrete. This is reflected in the publication which the ministers of the Church around the world will be receiving over the next few days. This is not a revolution, but certainly an evolution. More

“All I want is a life” – Thoughts on World Refugee Day

“There is no home without a house and a stove,” Abu says. He is a refugee and lives in a foreign country, far away from his homeland, his culture, and his family. Similar things occur around the world every day. What can Abu expect, and what will his life be like? More

Spotlight 12/2017: Adopting the right position

Keeping our feet on the ground and vanity at bay … District Apostle Rainer Storck (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) calls on us to reconsider our personal position before giving glory to God. More

Time well invested

Being a Christian is a challenge—even nowadays, or perhaps especially nowadays. In order to accomplish this mission one of the things we need is some rest. Following is a recipe that Jesus gave His disciples. More

Flashback (1): Not just audible, but also visible

The whole congregation heard our yes at Holy Sealing. Now we have to make sure that this yes also becomes visible. A look back at the 2017 Pentecost service, with the focus on District Apostle John L. Kriel (Southern Africa). More

Spotlight 11/2017: Nothing without God

Don’t just plow ahead. A quick thank you will just not do. District Apostle Wolfgang Nadolny (Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany) advises us to carefully think about how we can praise God. More

Snapshots (5) – Time for personal encounters

For Apostles and brothers and sisters alike, Pentecost is an opportunity for reunions, fellowship, and togetherness. More