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Always, not only on Pentecost

...from Jever (Germany), together with the... ...a programme put together with heart... ...In the days leading up to... ...Pentecost, the International District Apostle... ...Meeting gathered for... ...consultations in Goslar. There... ...Apostolic concept of ministry. In order... ...New Apostolic Church Saxony/Thuringia gave a... ...concert on Saturday evening in the... ...city Hall in Osterode (Germany),... ...and fit wonderfully into the present... ...God Two clear divine promises set... ...protect us human beings; and have... ...no fear. In his dramatic... ...prophet. Elijah had prominent, even dramatic... ...God, it said in the concert... ...Two of these striking events were... ...to the prophet in the storm,... ...nor in the earthquake,... ...nor in the fire,... ...but in a still... ...Elijah’s dramatic ascension into heaven: “And... ...went by a whirlwind to heaven.”... ...well as the rousing final chorus... ...for this Pentecost concert—starting with the... ...comforting promise and ending with the... ...Pentecost can come. Comforting promises Between... ...choir sang hymns extolling the Holy... ...Pentecost does have something to do... ...with being filled with... ...the Holy Spirit in our songs—it... ...a birthday is something cheerful. And... ...songs were: joyful, meaningful, future-oriented. They... ...heights and the igniting spark. The... ...the age.’ These comforting words conclude... ...year’s Pentecost concert in order to... ...once again intensify and magnify... ...this certainty of faith... ...in our hearts.”... ...enormously delicate and touching Intermezzo Sinfonico... ...for the ears In addition to... ...from the congregations in Saxony and... ...Thuringia—there were also... ...concerto No. 3 in C-minor. It... ...the master (1770–1827) in a minor... ...who is young in years but... ...a very sensitive violinist and played... ...Prelude and Allegro in the Style... ...by Fritz Kreisler, retaining her sensitivity... ...even in the fast... ...runs in the double... ...stop section. Dany Weinert accompanied the... ...violinist on the... ...not only a violin virtuoso, but... ...his compositions are reminiscent of the... ...The master would certainly have enjoyed... ...musician. Summary The 90-minute concert was... ...riveting and brilliant:... ...with heart and mind, framed by... ...Elijah at the beginning and end.... ...the performers with standing ovations. One... ...Schneider thanked the instrumentalists and choir:... ...a beautiful element in preparing for... ...the divine service on... ...prepare for a divine service personally.”... ...is a highlight in the course... ...transmission to all continents and well... ...the church of Christ.” And a... More


Worldwide Pentecost transmission

...been moving closer together to form... ...In a confidential... ...gathered for worship in a forest... ...Prussian village of Schladen—in the middle... ...night. It was in that night... ...in July 1864... ...how the church in Schladen came... ...into being, the first... ...From here the doctrine spread throughout... ...A firm foothold since 1900 The... ...teaching found fertile... ...ground in neighbouring Goslar: as... ...took place there concerning important issues... ...Wednesday and Sunday evening at eight... ...the apostolic congregation in Goslar only... ...began to really gain a foothold... ...with the actual founding of the... ...congregation in 1900. In 1954 the... ...congregation moved into its first... ...own church building. In 1989 then... ...take place this coming Sunday, 9... ...for them. The Working Group Divine... ...of its regular meetings. Up for... ...the implementation of certain impulses which... ...them from the International Youth Convention... ...of the central points on the... ...the District Apostle Meeting, namely the... ...continuing work on... ...our concept of ministry, was also... ...District Apostles’ discussions in Goslar is... ...question of the ordination of women.... ...Definitive answers are,... ...arts On Wednesday evening the District... ...to 18 congregations in the area... ...and orchestra from Saxony/Thuringia will be... ...performing parts from... ...transmission of the divine service The... ...festivities is the divine service with... ...world can participate in the divine... ...Publishers will be broadcasting the event... ...to all continents—in 20 languages.... ...participants will be watching the transmission... ...the service live in their congregations,... ...some will be watching a recording... ...owing to the... ...time difference. In some cases,... ...television. Many congregations in South-East Asia... ...and some countries in Africa will... ...connected over the Internet. The New... ...Church has known divine service transmissions... ...since 1946, initially only audio.... ...Since 1990, thanks... ...Church has been moving closer together... ...transition from the International Youth Convention... ...there are numerous working meetings. This... ...year’s setting is a... ...issues of the Christian church of... More


NAC Talks: doctrine, faith, life

...love to sit together, and they... ...from Cape Town in South Africa.... ...been less than kind to them.... ...than the other. Working with what... ...to one day again be able... ...and with hard training he managed.... ...who saw him walking asked why... ...he was limping. John Kriel’s... ...“I am not limping, I am... ...walking without crutches!”... ...dream and participate in the Cape... ...West) provided some interesting insight into... ...his work in the Congo.... ...title “NAC Life in the Congo... ...and urban congregations. In many villages... ...in the country,... ...TVs, and no Internet. The villagers... ...a strong community. Divine services here... ...very special offer! In contrast, the... ...situation in the Congolese... ...eleven million people in the city,... ...New Apostolic congregations in 212 districts... ...in this huge... ...not enough church buildings within walking... ...distance. Accepting challenges District... ...full of enthusiasm. In closing, Evangelist... ...Reinhard Kiefer from... ...theme “And they continued …” from... ...not have a building. The members... ...met in the homes... ...had become Christians. In the beginning,... ...attended the services in the synagogues,... ...baptism, for example. Since then, it... ...the gateway to being a Christian,... ...the theologian explained. “God receives... ...profession of faith in Him.” Pray... ...did The Apostles’ doctrine, of which... ...we read in verse 42... ...2, was not something the Apostles... ...“The image of breaking the bread... ...means nothing more than... ...with His disciples,” Reinhard Kiefer pointed... ...that often, he continued. It became... ...a kind of identifying feature of... ...break the bread.” Finally, Acts still... ...people to pray.” Praying like Jesus... ...a model prayer, teaching Christians how... ...gratitude.” NAC Talks: doctrine, faith, life... ...just outside of Washington, is an... ...also for the divine service today,... ...Acts. The first Christian congregation did... ...who had become Christians. In the... ...to being a Christian, the theologian... ...Even the Risen Christ was identified... ...by this. “Wherever Christians meet, they... ...belongs to the Christian congregation. The... ...model prayer, teaching Christians how to... ...Saturday afternoon, the Christian event centre... More


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Five dangers and how praying can help

...that we come together to pray,... ...when we come together in the... ...us to remain together in Christ.... ...need to be together in Christ... ...we come together in the name... ...Christ and pray in His name,... ...These were the opening words of... ...Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in the service... ...in Madang in Papua New... ...Guinea on 8... ...escape all these things that will... ...time “As human beings we do... ...does not predict something that will... ...present for Him,” explained Chief Apostle... ...the future to mankind: “At least... ...have to trust in God. He... ...dangers There are certain risks on... ...Jesus, who knows everything, warns us.”... ...The danger of placing too much... ...careful, you risk missing out on... ...recipe for success in life,” Chief... ...Apostle Schneider warned, referring to false... ...The danger of being lulled into... ...own strength, while underestimating the power... ...The danger of drowsiness. “Be careful,... ...have already been waiting for a... ...risk of not being ready at... ...they are one.” Praying helps Jesus... ...God. “To avoid focusing on earthly... ...we love Him in return. If... ...that there is nothing more important... ...to be lulled into a false... ...the Chief Apostle reminded the congregation.... ...help us to remain together in... ...to be together in Christ to... ...us take these warnings seriously and... ...act accordingly,” was the... ...dangers and how praying can help... ...antidote. From a divine service by... ...name of Jesus Christ and pray... ...reveal when Jesus Christ will return.... ...“Be careful, because Christ will return... ...danger of division. Christians need one... ...praise God, Jesus Christ, and His... ...“Because we love Christ we pray,... ...remain together in Christ. Because we... ...be together in Christ to be... ...the way. Jesus Christ shows us... More


Colonialism, wars, and church

...Apostle Tshitshi Tshisekedi. Together with the... ...and all its inhabitants as his... ...1884, the Belgian King Leopold II... ...succeeded in making the landmass... ...reign, however, was anything but humane.... ...It became infamous for its... ...brutality. In order to... ...make it big in the rubber... ...will celebrate its independence. In 1960... ...the country gained its independence... ...Even then, however, things did not... ...Europe was quite promising. In the... ...happened upon the Kingdom of Congo,... ...with the African kingdom and an... ...well received and King Nzinga a... ...Nkuwa was baptised. In 1876, however,... ...King Leopold II... ...convened an international geographic conference... ...in Brussels to... ...Congo—and further his interests—and founded what... ...known as the International Association of... ...and more land in the Congo,... ...King Leopold II... ...Atrocities of a king The atrocities... ...that followed in the region... ...for the slightest infraction. When the... ...atrocities in the Congo... ...there was an international outcry that... ...human rights movement. King Leopold II... ...state. The country remained a colony... ...called Belgian Congo continued to suffer... ...the colonial power. Independent, but poor... ...As in many colonised... ...and make itself independent. Aber rebellions... ...in the capital... ...of Léopoldville (modern Kinshasa), Belgium suddenly... ...from the country, leaving chaos in... ...its wake. In 1965, Mobuto... ...Seko seized power, subjecting the people... ...dictatorship marked the beginning of the... ...genocide in Rwanda. In 1994, many... ...out further attacks in Rwanda. This... ...which only ended in 2003. The... ...freely elected president since 1965 did... ...was hardly any infrastructure and the... ...precious metals and minerals, was constantly... ...being looted, leading to the... ...It ended only in 2013. Even... ...Africa’s richest countries in terms of... ...mineral wealth, it... ...and a constantly growing population. Excitement... ...visitor Shortly after Independence, Day Chief... ...will conduct the divine service for... ...the departed in the city... ...camp for people fleeing the carnage... ...in Rwanda was... ...the extremists were organising attacks. The... ...New Apostolic Christians in the world.... ...During his pastoral... ...will conduct two divine services in... ...country’s capital of Kinshasa. If he... ...all the congregations in Kinshasa, he... ...are 1,700 congregations in Kinshasa! Colonialism,... ...will conduct a divine service in... ...after the country’s independence celebrations. As... ...million New Apostolic Christians. This represents... ...all New Apostolic Christians in the... More


Following Jesus’ footsteps to heaven

...you are gathered together in My... ...26 May 2022 in Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany.... ...Jesus Christ incarnate returns to... ...that He was going to the... ...part of the Trinity, left the... ...love to human beings and to... ...took His place in heaven again,... ...in fellowship with... ...God, but in a different... ...This new man in God could... ...now enter into fellowship with... ...God, thus opening the way... ...for all human beings to enter... ...into fellowship with... ...love of Christ remains active “Jesus... ...Christ continues to love... ...human beings,” the Chief... ...Apostle pointed out. “He... ...is in heaven, He... ...the devil; He intercedes for us.”... ...Spirit, Jesus Christ remains present for... ...all times.” And finally Jesus promised:... ...“I will come again and receive... ...may be also.” In other words,... ...in fellowship with... ...Chief Apostle asked, referring to the... ...beginning of the... ...Christ must believe in Him without... ...seeing Him with... ...Christ loves human beings, He wants... ...to meet them. “In faith, we... ...Lord Jesus, namely in word and... ...in the sacraments,”... ...the Chief Apostle pointed out. “Not... ...are gathered together in My name,... ...I am there in the midst... ...has sent us into the world... ...like Jesus Christ in this very... ...world, in this place,... ...in this time,... ...day.” “Absolute trust in God, and... ...to God. And nothing can deter... ...heaven. This is something we have... ...to do.” “In the circle... ...is a tendency in the world... ...today, a kind of consumer... ...mindset. Everyone comes... ...meet the Lord in the poor,... ...in those who... ...are in distress, in those who... ...are in prison, in those who... ...are in a bad... ...takes are little things.” Strive until... ...made this clear in His parables.... ...the end. Believe in the invisible... ...until the end, in word and... ...That is one thing, Chief Apostle... ...said. “The other thing is that... ...will lead you into My kingdom.’... ...the same time.” Following Jesus’ footsteps... ...the conclusion and crowning of life... ...Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany. Jesus Christ incarnate returns... ...the Sender Jesus Christ did not... ...returned, but Jesus Christ the man.... ...The love of Christ remains active... ...“Jesus Christ continues to... ...Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ remains present... ...to follow Jesus Christ must believe... ...“But because Jesus Christ loves human... ...are like Jesus Christ. That we... ...act like Jesus Christ in this... ...case for Jesus Christ. It must... More