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June 3, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5: 16b). The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the final chapter of the letter of James. It expresses the hope that prayer can be helpful in difficult or even hopeless situations in life and underlines the point that prayer requires faith and trust (James 5: 15–18). The explanation concludes with a reference to…


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Pentecost, that is: To confess without fear and to love one another

Zürich/Darmstadt. Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt hatte der Pfingstgottesdienst mit Stammapostel Jean-Luc Schneider. Er predigte in Englisch vor einer weltweiten Gemeinde – am Pfingstsonntag ein gewohntes Bild. Ungewohnt war die Technik im Hintergrund: Wegen der Corona-Pandemie kam diesmal der Gottesdienst als Livestream in die Wohnzimmer.

Ein besonderes Pfingstfest – das merkte auch der internation…


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May 27, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 8: 18–19).

In Samaria there lived a man by the name of Simon, who was said to be a sorcerer, or a magician, and he obviously impressed the people. They must have felt that there wa…


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May 13, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12: 34). The passage from the Gospel of Luke, which we are using for this evening’s devotional, is connected with Jesus’ statements on the kingdom of God. Jesus makes clear what the attitude of a person who longs for the kingdom of God should be like.

A key characteristic of such a person is to have a strong trust in God, which enabl…


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May 6, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15: 11). The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the farewell discourse of Jesus. Shortly before His crucifixion Jesus once again speaks at length to His disciples to stress to them that He is loved by God and that He in turn loves His disciples. At the same time, Jesus urges His dis…


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Worldwide online divine service planned for Pentecost

Zurich. “Anyone who can attend a divine service in person on Pentecost Sunday should do so,” was the clear view of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. Nevertheless, there are many Church members for whom this will not be possible. It is for their benefit that the Church leader wishes to organise a collective divine service online.

Usually it is only every two years that Pentecost services in the New…


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April 29, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him” (Psalm 34: 8–9). Psalm 34 speaks of the humble, the poor, and those in trouble who turn to God to be delivered from their misery. The psalm was probably sung in the temple by the priests or by the whole congregation. The temple was for the Israe…


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A desire to cautiously initiate a return to normal congregational life, wherever possible

Zurich. National governments are currently endeavouring to gradually normalise public life amid the new realities of the corona pandemic. Decisions concerning this will vary by country, and will depend on the extent of the pandemic’s impact in each. All churches, including the New Apostolic Church, need to be cautious as they reopen their doors, and must create strict rules in the process.

At prese…


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April 22, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59: 1). The Jews had returned to Jerusalem from Babylon and wanted to build the temple. They felt though that God was not helping them and was not answering their prayers. Some may have had the thought that God was not powerful enough to help them in such a difficult situation. The Bible…


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April 15, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

"And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20: 28). The Bible passage concludes an account of the appearance of the Risen One to Thomas, who had doubted the reality of the resurrection. The Lord surprised the Apostles by entering into their midst and He showed Thomas His wounds. Jesus said to Thomas: “Reach your finger here and look at My hands; and reach your hand here and…


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Easter 2020: commending ourselves to God as we go into the future

Zurich/Neu-Isenburg. “Through the Holy Spirit, we can feel the presence of the risen Son of God even behind closed doors at home!” This was just one of the Easter messages from Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in this special year 2020.

“It is certainly a very special Easter that we celebrate together today.”—It was with these words that Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, the spiritual leader of the…


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An international congregation on Easter Sunday

The divine service studio has been built, the altar has been set up. Now everything is ready for Easter Sunday—and with it, the Chief Apostle. This year, as a result of the corona crisis, there will be an international divine service to mark the day of the Lord’s resurrection.

The final preparations are now complete. The entrance foyer of the Bischoff publishers in Neu-Isenburg has been transformed…


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Palm Sunday teaches us that God holds everything securely in His hand

Zurich/Strasbourg. Jesus’ entry into the city of Jerusalem was well thought out. The Son of God was not simply passing through the city walls like a visitor. He had instructed His disciples quite precisely in terms of what they were to do. Why? In His instructions lie security and salvation.

“So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.” This passage from Matthew 21: 6 led Chief Apostle J…


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Easter 2020 will be a global event

A shared, global celebration of Easter—and of all things, it is the corona virus that has made it possible. Jean-Luc Schneider himself will conduct this divine service. A great deal of technology is necessary in order to get the signal out from the transmission site into the whole wide world.

Easter is the most important holy day on the church calendar. And Easter without a divine service is simply…


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Global Easter divine service with the Chief Apostle

Zurich. A special offer in difficult times: Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will personally conduct the divine service on Easter Sunday—and it will be transmitted around the world for the benefit of all Church members. It was his desire to address the believers personally, he said.

Easter Sunday is the most significant event in the Christian calendar. Easter without a divine service is inconceivab…


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“Trusting in God during these difficult times”

An interview with Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider on the implications of the corona crisis

Zurich. The topic on everyone’s mind over recent days has been the corona pandemic. Every day, the reports bring us more bad news. What does the Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church have to say about this? He turns to his brothers and sisters with an appeal to trust in God.

 

Chief Apostle Schneider, th…


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Corona pandemic: uniform measures throughout Europe

Zürich. Einen umfangreichen Maßnahmenkatalog zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie besprachen Stammapostel Jean-Luc Schneider und die Leiter der neuapostolischen Landeskirchen in Europa am Montagmorgen in einer Telefonkonferenz. Hier die wichtigsten Ergebnisse.

Bis zum Donnerstag, 2. April 2020, werden alle Gottesdienste und sonstigen kirchlichen Angebote in allen Bezirken und Gemeinden europaweit aus…


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Apostle Paul Ufuoma Ogboru has passed away

Zurich. “We take leave of our friend and Apostle Paul Ufuoma Ogboru,” wrote Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Scheider in his letter of condolence on 21 February 2020 to all the Apostles of the world. After a lengthy battle with illness, the 61-year-old Apostle passed away on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Paul Ogboru was born in Eku, Nigeria on 20 March 1958. As a young man he became acquainted with the New Apo…


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"Christ makes free" — Motto for the year 2020

Freedom — this is a sublime and precious commodity! There is only one who can provide true freedom: Jesus Christ! "Christ makes free"—this is the motto for the year 2020. The Chief Apostle explains its content in his address for the New Year.   

The New Year's address on video

Text in English


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God’s kindness and love for mankind

But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy … (Titus 3: 4–5a).

Let us respond to God’s kindness, His love for mankind, and His mercy by following Jesus Christ and proclaiming His great deeds in both words and actions.

Those who follow Jesus Christ will reject the following:

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