Flashback (3): Same gift, same chance

Diversity emphasises differences, and some of them are injustices. But there is one gift that offers all people the same chance, namely that of a world without injustice. The great comfort of Pentecost. More

Flashback (2): Everyone is needed

Building the new temple together—stone by stone. That means that everyone is aware of their gifts, uses them, and contributes to the building. And may no one think they have nothing to contribute. Excerpts from the Pentecost service. More

Flashback (1): Reading in the proper light

Building the new temple together. This was the 2022 Pentecost message. And the building plan can be found in the Bible. However, Holy Scripture can be misused for all kinds of things. But there are antidotes. Three excerpts from the divine service. More

The divine service as a visual

A picture says more than a thousand words. And this one here needs less than a thousand words to summarise the Pentecost service in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here are the sketchnotes to look up and relive the service. More

Pentecost 2022 in pictures

Two hours and many impressions later. This year’s Pentecost celebrations in Argentina were very emotional. The divine service in images. More

Building the new temple together

“Everyone is needed. And each one can contribute.” This was Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider’s appeal on Pentecost 2022. He urged the faithful to set signs for the presence of God on earth. More

Flashback (4): The power of the Creator

Sometimes frightening and new things crash into our lives, leaving us utterly powerless. But there is a power that can help us. Here is comfort from the Chief Apostle’s Pentecost sermon. More

Flashback (3): “The tool in His hand”

Whether it is chaotic or orderly, a construction site is still a construction site. And sometimes you might ask yourself: what will this become? It is good to know the builder. This is what District Apostle Michael Deppner (DR Congo-West) said during the Pentecost service. More

Flashback (2): “God likes new things”

When new things are created from nothing… District Apostle Leonard Kolb (USA) invited us to witness this miracle during the Pentecost service 2021. It is a miracle that occurs within us and around us. More

Flashback (1): Pentecost re-echoes with praise and gratitude

The musicians touched the hearts of many thousands of people with their sensitive and moving renditions at the central Pentecost service. One particular song from South Africa tugged at many people’s heartstrings. More

Getting the picture: The divine service in a nutshell

Pentecost 2021—in a nutshell: this picture needs less than 1,000 words to show what the divine service is trying to tell us. The sketch notes can serve as a memory aid for personal use. More

Getting the picture: The divine service as a gallery

Pentecost 2021—in front of the camera: the video images had already passed in less than two hours. Fortunately, there are also photos to capture the celebration. The photo gallery gives us a look at the central global event through the lens. More

From nothing to new—how the Holy Spirit leads us

The Holy Spirit as Creator—that is where Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider squarely placed the focus in the divine service on Pentecost 2021: “The Holy Spirit can create new things where there was nothing before. Let us allow ourselves to be led by Him.” More

Celebrating Pentecost in church and at home

“At home worldwide” is the slogan and could not be more appropriate for Pentecost 2021: not only is the New Apostolic Church at home all over the world, but the Church is also bringing the feast home. The connection, in any case, will be made. More

Flashback (3): The chance for change

What comes after the coronavirus lockdown? There is a lot of speculation about that. What happens depends above all on each one of us, the Chief Apostle made clear in an invitation he extended in the Pentecost service. More

Flashback (2): God does not discriminate

Two lessons from the coronavirus crisis: what an individual does or does not do affects everyone. And: those who were underestimated showed their true worth. What all this has to do with faith? Here is an eye-opener from the Pentecost service. More

Flashback (1): Changing the future

Future and change: this is the purpose of faith. But this does not only apply to the spiritual world. Here is a declaration of belief from the 2020 Pentecost service. More

The 2020 Pentecost sermon in sketchnotes

The entire divine service at a glance: where the Spirit of liberty leads us is revealed in the mindmap of the 2020 Pentecost service. Come and rediscover God’s word in artistic visual notes, compact and concrete. More

The power unfolds in man

The Holy Spirit makes free—free to love and serve. That is the Chief Apostle’s central message on Pentecost 2020. Here is a divine service between bread crumbs and a full-course menu. More

Boundless harmony: the Pentecost hymn 2020

They managed to finish just in time for Pentecost: the International Virtual Choir. And what a job it was sifting through some 80 hours of music videos from 1,600 singers in fifty countries. More