Faith

Giving to God – what counts is our heart

The ultimate sacrifice was brought by Jesus Christ. So what use are our offerings and sacrifices? Here are five good reasons, and what they mean for the giver. More


Ministry (11): Perceiving whom God has destined for a ministry

Decisive is the will of God, but first of all humans have to perceive His will. Here are some answers to the question of how the ministry comes to it bearer. More


Everybody should feel loved

If love is considered a chore, then something is wrong with our understanding of the gospel. After all, love is the standard for interpersonal relationships, the Chief Apostle said in a divine service recently. More


Impulses from the IYC – Ideas for the Church of tomorrow

The Apostles wanted to know, how do young New Apostolic Christians want their Church to be? Answers were given during a moderated exchange of ideas and experiences at the International Youth Convention 2019. More


Between this world and the hereafter

The fact that we have a home beyond the river makes divine services for the departed so special. To set the mood for Sunday, enjoy this delightful song that unites New Apostolic Christians across the world. More


From darkness to light: the essence of the Christian belief

In the northern hemisphere, the month of November is dark and dreary. The days become shorter, the temperatures fall. For many people it is a miserable time of year. But there is hope, and this is always stronger than the night. Things will become better. More


God’s will is not up for discussion

Christians believe that God is omnipotent. But what exactly does that mean? And why is it so important for a believer to know this? Answers from the Chief Apostle in a recent divine service. More


Ministry (10): What advantages does the reform entail anyway?

It is far more than an exercise in theological principles or structural management: the reform in our concept of ministry has some very concrete benefits—for Church leadership, for the ministers, and for every individual member of the congregation. More


Sanctification: the means to an end

He calls them sisters and brothers and wants to share everything with them. Jesus Christ loves human beings. Those who allow themselves to be sanctified and sanctify themselves can experience this. How? He Himself is the best example. More


Five ways to collect treasures

Going on a treasure hunt—a childhood dream for many. In many religious contexts this is also a topic, albeit at a totally different level. This was the case in a divine service in Ndola (Zambia), where the Chief Apostle was referring to spiritual riches. More


It is only by God’s call that a person becomes a person

Is man like God or similar to God? What does it mean when we read that man was created in the image of God? Easy questions—difficult answers. More


Praying like Jesus

The fulfilment of long-cherished wishes and a change of our personal situation for the better … this is not the kind of praying that Jesus exemplified. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider highlights some special aspects that are vital for our own prayers. More


Ministry (9): Adapting ministry to the times

Can the Apostles just go ahead and do that? Are they even allowed to reorganise the ministerial structure? Not only are they allowed to do so—they must! Read on to find out why they did so in the first place, and where the limits are—ministry between the past and the future. More


The feast is ready, let’s not turn down the invitation!

Imagine you have been invited to a big banquet but decide not to go. The banquet takes place anyway of course, only without you. You simply miss out. The Chief Apostle had some interesting thoughts on this in a divine service in São Paulo (Brazil). More


Giving thanks for fruit and fruits

A single bunch of grapes to illustrate Thanksgiving!? Where is the usual abundance and diversity? A little hair-splitting and an impulse to be doubly grateful on Thanksgiving. More


The return of Christ—our daily plea (2/2)

A belief that inspires, yet at the same time it presents us with certain challenges. “How should we talk about the return of the Lord?” Chief Apostle Schneider asks, and gives some tips. More


The return of Christ—our firm belief (1/2)

God is omnipotent, eternal, and triune. For centuries this belief has been described in detail in the various creeds. Faith in the return of Christ can even unite today’s Christians. More


What is growing in your field?

Wheat or tares? If only we always knew the answer right away! At times it is only later on that we find out what has begun to grow. This is the subject matter of the New Apostolic sermons in the month of October. More


We worship God—whom else would we worship!?

Are there any commonalities between the Israelites who made their way out of Egypt some 3,000 years ago and the Christians of the 21st century? Chief Apostle Schneider elaborates on the parallels and makes some very clear statements about witchcraft, capitalism, and egocentricity. More


Praying for peace!

Let us never stop: the peace in this world can certainly use our prayers. It has become weak and needs support. On this International Day of Prayer for Peace, let us indeed pray for peace. More


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