Gideon 2.0—doing battle with the weapons of God

How many people does it take to clean the streets of a megacity? That’s easy: “Millions,” comes the answer from the children. But a single soldier without even a sword shows that things can also be done differently. Following are some highlights from a children’s service with the Chief Apostle. More

With every fibre of our being

Merely believing in Jesus will not do, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider says, and explains what effects faith can have and should have. More

A new chapter unfolds in Australia

Melbourne is ranked as the most livable city in the world. And this coming weekend Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will be there to start a new chapter in the history of the Australian District Church: Peter Schulte will be ordained an Apostle and appointed as a District Apostle Helper. More

God considers the whole human being

Homabay is located on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. The Chief Apostle’s message to the congregation there was: God loves all human beings equally and will help the humble who call on Him. More

The fall and rise of Joseph

Betrayed and sold, falsely accused and forgotten: the biblical Joseph had quite a few setbacks to deal with. But he did not become embittered and in the process experienced something that can also help people today who are being treated badly by others. More

Five in one: encounters with Jesus

Their boldness brought them before the same judges who had already executed their Master. But this did not deter Peter and John. Why? And what does this have to do with us today? More

Helping – supporting – being an example

Things in ancient Israel were clear: when a man died, his family came to the aid of the widow. Family was worth a mint. In the Christian sense, Jesus Christ is our family. He is there for us! More

Spotlight 16/2017: God, our Father, cares for all

“That God cares about us is something that we believe; that God cares for us is something that we experience!” says District Apostle Andrew H. Andersen from Australia. More

A new world: “Hey, that’s doable!”

A divine service in three sentences: God builds—with us and in us. We build—with God and with each other. And a whole new world emerges. Building blocks from a youth service. More

The uniting power of peace

Many people, many conflicts: vegetarians clash with meat eaters, people fight over differing political positions, world religions collide, and the rich oppress the poor. And what has happened to peace? More


Let’s move! Jesus urges His disciples to overcome their apathy, to move on, and begin to teach the people. This exhortation applies to the ministers, but also to every single Christian. More

Deeply rooted in Christ

How can the tender plant “soul” grow and thrive? By putting down roots, absorbing nutrients, and through healthy growth. Decisive hereby is good soil. Instructions from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More

Jesus saves the adulteress – and the lessons it teaches us

Some sins are more serious than others, right? What about the consequences? Who deserves to be punished and who deserves to be forgiven? Answers from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More

Spotlight 15/2017: Let your light shine!

Glorifying God is more than praising and thanking Him. Because those who recognise mighty works can also perform such works, District Apostle Raúl Montes de Oca from Brazil explains. More

Enjoying life in a healthy way

Do we really have to give up everything now for a perfect tomorrow and relegate happiness to some distant point in time? No, we don’t have to, nor is anybody asking us to do that. There is another way. Looking for treasures with the Chief Apostle. More

Steadfast in prayer

Divine services involve more than merely hearing the word of God, celebrating Holy Communion, and enjoying fellowship. There is something else: the communal prayer of the congregation. And this is really powerful stuff. Seven reasons why we should fold our hands together. More

Dying to live: when the seed grows

To die with Christ means to resurrect with Christ. And this is not something that will happen eventually. It is happening here and now. But no one has to suffer the fate of a martyr for this. On the contrary, this new life is a matter of growth. More

About a fig tree bearing no fruit

A green fig tree is worth a mint! People in the ancient world already knew that. Its large leaves provided pleasant shade. But what use was the tree and its beautiful leaves if you were hungry? A fig tree without any fruit does not fill bellies. More

Professing Jesus Christ

Without witnesses to the resurrection there would be no church of Christ today. “We hope that many people can still come to Christ,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said. More

Living a Christian life today

The Old and the New Testaments are very different from each other: one speaks of the law, the other of grace; one of punishment, the other of love. How can Christians today model their lives on the principles of the New Testament? Answers from a recent divine service by the Chief Apostle. More