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About a man who set out to fulfil his dream

On 19 October 1879, Frederik Lodewijk Anthing received the Apostle ministry in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) from Apostle Schwarz. This was the go-ahead for the New Apostolic missionary work in Indonesia.

On a Sunday in April 1879 a distinguished, well-to-do, friendly and obviously seeking man walked through the streets of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Without giving it further thought he followed a coupl…


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A few have much, but so many so little

Gratitude and petitions, praise and sorrow, poverty and wealth … Like often in life, the boundaries are blurred. Far too many people have too little to live on, and only relatively few have enough of everything.

Reflections on Thanksgiving

All good things come from God. Thanksgiving is dedicated to expressing thankfulness to the Giver of all gifts. It is observed by Christians in many countries acro…


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Getting the picture (11): solving problems

Not everything can be resolved according to the book, even if today’s fully automatic cameras tend to make us think so. More often than not the photographer has to use all his creativity to achieve a good result. Here is the inside track for advanced photographers.

The picture has been taken, but the result is not the best. Something is wrong: too dark, too bright, too blurry, or the message doesn…


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Five ways to collect treasures

Going on a treasure hunt—a childhood dream for many. In many church sermons this is also a topic, albeit at a totally different level. It is clear then that the Chief Apostle was referring to spiritual riches in his divine service in Ndola (Zambia).

Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia and is located just about in the middle of the country. This is where Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider celebr…


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Historic conference in the USA

Priests from the USA came together for a national conference in September. “Mosaic” was the theme for a conference that kept the North American ministers busy over a whole weekend.

“Unlike any other event ever hosted in the USA district, the National Priest Conference in September was a historical gathering,” the organisers say. The preparations for this unique conference took weeks, and it was wel…


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It is only by God’s call that a person becomes a person

Is man like God or similar to God? What does it mean when we read that man was created in the image of God? Easy questions—difficult answers.

Right at the beginning of the creation accounts, Scripture speaks of man in the image of God: God created man in His image. He created them as man and woman. The idea of man being created in the image of God is an age-old subject that repeatedly rises to the…


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Praying like Jesus

The fulfilment of long-cherished wishes and a change of our personal situation for the better … this is not the kind of praying that Jesus exemplified. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider highlights some special aspects that are vital for our own prayers.nac.today … torage/master/file/22834978/11639981.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/771533.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/771533…


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Not in your room …

Recognising and addressing the needs of others, praying together, and making music together to praise God—this is the weekly programme of many Christians. They are out and about to make a difference.

…, but at school

“The new classrooms are already being used,” re Charitable Ministry, the charity of the New Apostolic Church USA, says although not all have desks and chairs yet. Now that the new class…


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Ministry (9): Adapting ministry to the times

Can the Apostles just go ahead and do that? Are they even allowed to reorganise the ministerial structure? Not only are they allowed to do so—they must! Read on to find out why they did so in the first place, and where the boundaries are—ministry between the past and the future.

The number of the early Christians was growing. And this was starting to cause problems. The Apostles were no longer able…


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The feast is ready, let’s not turn down the invitation!

Imagine you have been invited to a big banquet but decide not to go. The banquet takes place anyway of course, only without you. You simply miss out. The Chief Apostle had some interesting thoughts on this in a divine service in São Paulo (Brazil).

At the end of the divine service, which took place on 4 August 2019 in the Brazilian capital of São Paulo, the Chief Apostle retired the long-serving an…


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Fresh out of the oven

Enough for more than 220,000 churchgoers … This is how many wafers the wafer bakery in South Africa produces in one day. How this bread of life is produced and where it goes is shown in this video.nac.today … torage/master/file/22811020/11628984.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/769765.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/769765_480p.mp4" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/769765.webm" />


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Liberia, a Christian country with potential

When the head of the international Church flies to Liberia this coming weekend, it will be the first ever visit of a Chief Apostle to this country in West Africa. There is excitement and joy all around.

Liberia is a Christian country. According to a 2008 census, some 80 per cent of the population are Christians. As the largest denomination, the Catholic Church has three dioceses in the country and…


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Giving thanks for fruit and fruits

A single bunch of grapes to illustrate Thanksgiving!? Where is the usual abundance and diversity? A little hair-splitting and an impulse to be double doubly grateful on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a celebration of reflection and gratitude, a feast of fruits. It is celebrated all over the world at different times, due to the different harvest periods. People in the northern hemisphere generally ce…


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“Here I am”—be creative

Creativity needs room. After all, ideas need to be able to develop and grow. This is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it requires persistence. However, when a good result has been achieved there is happiness all around.

The PR working group wants your input

The Public Relations working group of the New Apostolic Church is responsible for the annual posters that are displayed outside our churches…


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The return of Christ—our daily plea (2/2)

A belief that inspires, yet at the same time it presents us with certain challenges. “How should we talk about the return of the Lord?” Chief Apostle Schneider asks, and provides some tips.

“In order to be heard, we must do as Apostle Paul and put ourselves on the level of our audience,” the Chief Apostle explains. The recipe for achieving this can be found in 1 Corinthians 9: 20-23 and applies bot…


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The return of Christ—our firm belief (1/2)

God is omnipotent, eternal, and triune. For centuries this belief has been described in detail in the various creeds. Faith in the return of Christ can even unite today’s Christians.

The community magazine that has just been published and will be distributed over the next few days contains a doctrinal essay by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider on the return of Christ. Initially, the Chief Apostle pr…


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Issue 2019/04 of “community” is online

The Holy Spirit works powerfully both in the congregations of the church of Christ and in every individual believer. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider reminded readers about this in a recent letter to the congregations.

“The Holy Spirit works powerfully! That was how He worked in the past, that is how it is today, and that is also how it will be tomorrow. The Holy Spirit admonishes, strengthens, com…


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What is growing in your field?

Wheat or tares? If only we always knew the answer right away! At times it is only later on that we find out what has begun to grow. This is the subject matter of the New Apostolic sermons in the month of October.

In the congregations of the New Apostolic Church, the theme series for the first three Sunday divine services of the month of October bears the title: “Living by the gospel”—not “with”, no…


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A stone of stumbling in front of the church door

In front of the New Apostolic Church in Besigheim, Southern Germany, there is a “stone of stumbling” that commemorates Frida Dippon. She was the wife of the former rector, who was murdered as part of the National Socialists’ euthanasia programme in 1940.

Together with her parents, Frida Frey—who was born in Großsachsenheim, Württemberg in 1896—was among the first New Apostolic Christians in Besighe…


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Straight across the South Pacific

The trip began at the International Date Line: Samoa and American Samoa are separated by a 24-hour time difference, even though they are located in the same island archipelago. From there, the journey continued onward to the islands of Fiji.

The last stop on his ten-day trip through the South Pacific was in Christchurch, New Zealand. From Apui (in Samoa), Pago Pago (in American Samoa), and Suva (in…


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