Faith

Doing good and doing it right

We know what we are supposed to do: to be kind and do good things. And we are also clear on who is to benefit: our neighbour. But why? Crucial for a good result is our motivation. Five good and five not so good reasons from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


Spotlight 14/2018: Remaining faithful even in difficult times

What can we do when things become difficult? Bury our head in the sand? Give up? Or even break with God? District Apostle Jürg Zbinden from Switzerland advises us to hold on to our faith no matter what. More


Peace offerings: human, divine, perfect

Everyone wants peace—but which peace, exactly? The peace Jesus left mankind or the peace which He gave mankind? Here is what we need to do so that the tender shoots can grow and bear fruit: care instructions from a divine service. More


Don’t forget heaven!

The transfiguration of the Lord is a revelatory event in the beginnings of the church. It leads Christians into a supernatural dimension and wants to tell them: there are goals worth striving for even outside of your daily lives. Don’t just seek to reach your earthly goals; remember heaven. More


“It comes down to our willingness.”

Only if we ourselves forgive can we receive grace. Really? But what if you really are not able to forgive a terrible deed that has been done to you? This video excerpt provides an answer from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


Holding on to our hope

God gave three promises to believers. The reality that presents itself to us, however, looks a little different. Here is a look at what our hope is based on and how not to lose it. Explanations from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


Christians by profession

What are you by profession? A question that is posed quite often. Competence and expertise are called for here. But how is it in our faith? Do we not also need a certain kind of aptitude in order to be perceived as Christians? More


How to be serious about loving your enemy

Loving your enemy? Impossible! Or is it? And who really has enemies anymore anyway? Everyone does! The Chief Apostle makes this clear—and demonstrates how it is possible to love one’s enemies. A divine service with more than one “Aha” moment. More


Put on tender mercies: from tunics of skin to robes of white

It is all about love and nakedness, but it has nothing to do with sex. After all, when the outer layers come off in biblical language, it is not the body, but the soul, that comes into view. All of this revolves around the question: should we cover up or expose others? More


Spotlight 13/2018: How to personalise our motto

No one knows when the last time will be. That is why it is so important that we set the right priorities: what must come first? Answers from District Apostle Urs Hebeisen (South-East Asia). More


Jesus Christ defines our lives

“Egoism, egocentrism, and individualism are incompatible with the gospel,” declared Chief Apostle Schneider. Following are some concrete examples of a life with Jesus Christ. More


The congregation as a living epistle of Christ

The Apostle ministry holds special status In New Apostolic doctrine. Apostolic thinking really only began to take hold on 14 July 1835, when the number of twelve Apostles was complete in the ranks of the Catholic Apostolic Church. And it has endured to this day. This must be evident in congregational life. More


Six gifts of God’s undeserved grace

One sentence from the New Testament defined the divine service on 10 June 2018 in Luanda (Angola). It was powerful, and so was the Chief Apostle’s sermon. Here are the most relevant extracts. More


Spotlight 12/2018: Living our faith more consciously

Let us live our faith and preach what we practise, District Apostle Andrew H. Andersen from Australia says. He advocates that we become more conscious of our faith. More


Three virtues that lead to salvation

We can argue and debate about many things, but there are three things that are and remain existential. Here is an excerpt from a sermon on familiar but crucial virtues. More


Election by grace, why?

Nobody knows. But this is the wrong question. The question should be: elected by grace, what for? Explanations on a central term of our New Apostolic self-conception. More


Thank you for what I am, what I can do, and what I have

Saying thank you is a noble quality. We express our gratitude for an unexpected gift, for good health, for someone’s help, or for a welcome memory. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart,” Celia Thaxter wrote. More


“Your will be done!”

These well-known words from the Lord’s Prayer were the basis of the Chief Apostle’s service in Livingstone (Zambia) on 29 April 2018. The members there were celebrating the 90th anniversary of the New Apostolic Church Zambia. More


Spotlight 11/2018: Keeping our promises

Sometimes it is hard to keep our promises. This applies to both public promises as well as to those we make in the privacy of our room. “I want to strive to keep my promises,” District Apostle Rainer Storck from Germany says. More


The royal road to freedom

It is a harrowing tale with a happy ending—and that in a double sense. This is the story about a prison escape, followed by a midnight snack at the jailer’s house. More


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