Some truths from a reliable source

A Bible text, three images, many springs, and a cycle. When it comes to blessing there is certainly no dearth. Ideas galore from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More

Beyond Eden: love liberates the will

A fratricide must not necessarily involve bloodshed: the thing between Cain and Abel is something that we see every day. And it poses a very personal question to every reader. More

“Come to Me and come with Me!”

A divine service in a divine service, short and sweet for the youngest members of the congregation. This special service took place last week in Rosenheim (Germany). Here is what the Chief Apostle told the children. More

Filled with the gospel

It is important and good to believe in it, but the Christian message of salvation should also inspire and excite us. What this does to the individual believer and how the people around us perceive this, is what the Chief Apostle focused on in his sermon in Angola. More

Spotlight 3/2019: Managing God’s blessing

Only those who know how to manage their finances will remain rich. This applies both in the natural as well as in the spiritual. District Apostle Enrique Eduardo Minio (Argentina) shares his thoughts about our 2019 motto. More

Actions that speak louder than a thousand thank-yous

Giving away wealth: there is no end to what God gives. And there are no strings attached. How should we react? Answers were given on 12 January 2019 in Huambo in Angola. Excerpts from a sermon by the Chief Apostle on Romans 2: 4. More

Fasting: more than just skipping meals

The latest trend is intermittent fasting. Bookshops are full of books on the topic. But fasting is more than not eating or skipping meals. It has consequences you have to accept. A reflection on Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent. More

The evolution of the Christian

March offers five Sunday services which essentially summarise the essence of the Christian journey from election to the return of Jesus, a kind of evolution. More

Don’t allow yourself to be seduced by power and fame!

Successful people are grateful to God! They know what they owe Him and do not only rely on their own resources and strength. The Chief Apostle formulated this message in a divine service for the young generation. More

Spotlight 02/2019: Watch out for thieves!

Wealth not only obligates, it also forces people to take special precautions. District Apostle Jürg Zbinden (Switzerland) mentions some precautions that should be taken. More

Not an elite group, but volunteers

“If God is with me, why are all these things happening to me? Where are all these miracles that our fathers are always telling us about?” These questions were asked in the past and are still being asked today. Answers from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More

Leaping over walls with God

“Joshua fit the battle of Jericho” it says in a well-known spiritual. As a matter of fact, Joshua did not really fight, he left things up to God. Walls can still be brought tumbling down in the same way nowadays—no matter how high or massive they are. More

Understanding redemption, examining ourselves

What does it mean to be a Christian? In a nutshell: understanding God’s will and bringing one’s life into line with the gospel. Following are thoughts from a divine service by Chief Apostle Schneider. More

Spotlight 1/2019 Who will make you rich?

“I want to make you rich like me,” the multi-millionaire said. Accept or decline the offer? District Apostle John L. Kriel from South Africa kicks off this year’s Spotlight series. More

Rich in Christ (4): sharing with others

Being rich in Christ is not end in itself. Every Christian has a mission: to share his values. How? The Chief Apostle explained this in his first divine service of the new year. And the extraordinary thing about it is that no one becomes poorer in the process. More

“No one can hold back the morning”

How can we keep our hope alive even if the night is pitch dark and the morning far away? Two people showed that it can be done. They saw their hope come true. We can learn a lot from them. More

Rich in Christ (3): the values

Why should one want to be rich in Christ? What exactly are these treasures? Rich pickings from the Chief Apostle’s beginning-of-the-year service. More

Rather together than alone!

A bunch of people are sitting together in a discussion group. The moderator asks them to list one another’s strengths and weaknesses. This is an introduction exercise that is frequently put to use. More

Let’s follow Mary’s example

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was an extraordinary woman. To this day, she is considered to be the symbol of a church enlivened by faith. Like her, the church must make faith shine brightly. Thoughts from a divine service by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. More

Rich in Christ (2): the secret of success

Those who want to be rich in Christ must first of all become poor. In his beginning-of-the-year service the Chief Apostle addressed five keys of success. More