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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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Together in Christ: overcoming what divides

...Together in Christ:... ...overcoming what divides Together in Christ…... ...learn to live together in fellowship.... ...Together in Christ: overcoming what divides... ...Together in Christ… to... ...to live together in fellowship. That... ...Together in Christ: overcoming what... ...divides Together in Christ… to accomplish... More


Pastoral care (20): Depression—a chameleon that likes to hide

...like: “Pull yourself together! Things are... ...much deeper and darker—seemingly hopeless, in... ...not merely a passing emotion. Despondency,... ...lack of interest, exhaustion, and... ...a chameleon, depressed individuals have a... ...desire to disappear into their surroundings.... ...try to blend into the background,... ...doing their best... ...they are really doing, they might... ...hear things like: “Pull... ...yourself together! Things are not... ...bad as you think. I know!... ...Everything will turn... ...out fine!” There are... ...prayer life, or increase their offerings... ...suffer from depression. In fact, this... ...congregation or the minister care for... ...often the case in life, there... ...is no single answer to... ...clear limits. A minister is not... ...appreciation for the suffering individual, and... ...emphasises that divine care never... ...a whole. he explains that illness... ...a consequence of sin or doubts... ...sickness itself! he brings divine comfort,... ...the forgiveness of sins and the... ...go on to undermine with amateurish... ...instructions or careless... ...The most important thing for all... ...involved in the situation... ...to listen! Depressed individuals are often... ...to talk to. Incidentally, this is... ...also such a thing as phone-based... ...pastoral care. The feeling that “someone... ...is listening to me”... ...can be immensely enriching and even... ...such a crisis intervention can only... ...applied over a certain space of... ...comes to the healing of mental... ...be provided by being there for... ...the depressed individual and offering... ...help is available. Violating boundaries does... ...even greater harm. In dealing with... ...such situations, ministers often reach... ...limits of their training and experience—as... ...Given this background, ministers must never... ...they ever advise against consulting a... ...or make the healing of psychological... ...affected: the depressed individuals themselves, their... ...families, their ministers, and even... ...to pursue. Acceptance in the congregation... ...beneficial and helpful in coping with... ...to show itself in all its... ...distinctiveness. It can... ...any fear of being devoured! To... ...human condition: grief counselling. Photo: Chawich... ...it, but can indeed help alleviate... ...love of Jesus Christ and His... More


Together in Christ: divine life

...Together in Christ:... ...Together in Christ: divine life What... ...God and human beings essentially have... ...in common… In his first... ...divine service of... ...Together in Christ: divine life... More