Grief is sometimes hard to cope with

Passion means suffering—enduring suffering. These days, more than ever, it seems that people have a sense of what it means to suffer. Grief and sorrow and a yearning for better times has taken hold of us. Join us for a look forward.

Christians believe in Christ, which is why they are called Christians. They believe in Him who was born, who died, was crucified, and resurrected. And that is why Chris…

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How the sacrifice of Christ gives new life

Why did Jesus have to suffer and die? Well, naturally so that human beings could find their way back to God. But that is not the only significant aspect.

“The sacrifice of Christ”—that is the title of a doctrinal article written by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider which appears in community and Unsere Familie, the German Church magazine. A treatise on this subject in a Special Edition of the Divine…

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community 2/2020: something for everybody

Stories from the Bible and congregations, as well as insights into our Church doctrine … Over the next few days, some 200,000 families across the globe will receive their printed copy of the new edition of community. Here is a preview of the online issue.

The miracle of Pentecost: not only for teenagers

“Suddenly a rushing sound arises from heaven like a mighty storm and fills the whole house. Tongu…

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As the Father loved Me …

“Jesus loves us as the Father loved Him,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said in Lahore recently. In order to reciprocate this love and fulfil the mission He has entrusted us with, Jesus has given us a manual. The Chief Apostle explained what it looks like …

On Friday, 21 February 2020, the Chief Apostle conducted a divine service in Lahore in Pakistan, which he based on John 15: 9: “As the Fathe…

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The sacraments (6): What matters is a matter of faith

Seven, three, or two: how many sacraments are there actually? Not even all the Christian denominations are in agreement with themselves when it comes to that question. But there is one point of intersection which all of them do acknowledge—almost all of them, that is.

“Holy Scripture acknowledges only one sacrament, and that is Christ the Lord Himself.” With this provocative statement, the Protesta…

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Watching the Chief Apostle from home on Easter

Easter is the “feast of consolation and hope”. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider really means it. To underline this he wants to send out a strong signal—with a worldwide divine service.

Sure, the New Apostolic Church has a lot of experience with worldwide video services: the central Pentecost service has been transmitted regularly by satellite since 1990. But during the Corona crisis this channel is…

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Congregations are coming to life again

For four young men from Bavaria in Germany the past weekend was not exactly relaxing. And the coming weekend will not be any different either. But they are not the only ones who are making a huge effort to create some semblance of a congregational life after the Coronavirus upended it.

There is still time to catch some sleep later. Right now Maximilian and Raphael Mayer and Simon Zebrowski and Juli…

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Divine salvation: no pain, no gain

“We are responsible for our own salvation,” the Chief Apostle said in his sermon in Niamey. God puts the necessary means at our disposal so that we can obtain salvation. Our mission is to accept these means.

On Friday, 7 February 2020, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducted a divine service in Niamey in Niger. His sermon was based on Isaiah 55: 1: “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters…

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The word of God brings light during the lockdown

A congregation without walls and borders—this is how hundreds of thousands of New Apostolic families experienced the past Sunday. Even though the doors to our churches were locked, the Church itself was more open than ever … torage/master/file/24524070/12486341.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/825129.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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SOS: pastoral care is as varied as the people who need it

The body needs care and so does the soul. The image of the duality of man is shared by all churches. A priest is both a preacher and a shepherd. And both are legitimate. Pastoral care at a glance.

What does the following remind us of: the seal of confession obligation of secrecy, spiritual accompaniment in critical situations? That’s right, a pastoral care conversation. It should encourage, create…

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Spotlight 5/2020: A healthy relationship between mankind and God

In order to attain freedom in Christ, there must be a relationship between mankind and the Lord. This is the foundation of spiritual freedom. That is how District Apostle Kububa Soko from Zambia describes it.

This theme for 2020—“Christ make free”—evokes certain thoughts in me. Certainly, Christ makes free and He does so in a number of ways: through the institution of the meal of remembrance, the f…

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Chief Apostle: “Just have courage—we will carry on!”

There is a curfew in France. Even Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider is housebound—and will also be without Holy Communion for weeks. But he has not become discouraged: “I know that God will not abandon His children, especially in difficult situations.”

“I take this crisis very seriously,” says the Church leader in an interview published today by the Church’s official news body “Unfortunatel…

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Between dream and reality

Sixty years ago there was a man who had a dream. He was black, which is why he had to die. His name: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. His dream was equality between humans. And it’s still a dream.

Every year on 21 March the United Nations observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination—a day that should cause Christians concern. The fact that people even classify according to r…

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Divine services despite Corona crisis

If the faithful cannot go to church, the church will come to the faithful. This is how the New Apostolic Church is looking after its members in the current Corona crisis. Across the globe, however, the possibilities are quite … torage/master/file/24486816/12465029.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/824610.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" /> vod…

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The sacraments (5): Valid first, then effective

Let’s suppose a Priest proves unworthy and loses his ministry: are the baptisms he has performed still valid? The question of the efficacy of the sacraments has different answers.

Ex opere operator is the principle of the Catholic Church. According to this, the sacraments act “by virtue of the work performed”. With regard to the authoritative dispenser, it needs nothing more than the intention to p…

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Keep calm – God will come to our aid

Sometimes the questions we have for God are so urgent that we practically want to shout them out. This is what the Israelites did in their despair when they saw no way out. The Chief Apostle explains how we can keep calm inside despite everything.

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” This Bible text from Exodus 14: 14 was the basis of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider’s serm…

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“Here I am, in just the right place”

“Live your life in such a way that others ask you about your beliefs.” This is what Miriam Rudolph from Hanover in Germany would like, both personally and professionally. And that is what she stands for on thousands of posters.

For a month, Miriam Rudolph smiled at passers-by from the display cases outside our churches in Europe. The statement underneath read: “Here I am just at the right place to…

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Europe and Canada switch over to transmissions

All activities in all New Apostolic congregations throughout Europe have been cancelled with immediate effect. This was the decision made by the Chief Apostle and District Apostles earlier today. And still there will be divine services—but of a somewhat different nature.

The eleventh week of the calendar was quite a turbulent one for all lead ministers, ranging from district rectors to District Apo…

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How Jesus fills our hearts with joy

“Give me joy in my heart” we sing in one of our hymns. And how does Christ do that? Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider reflected on this in a recent divine service. In his answer he found a wonderful … torage/master/file/24411361/12422489.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/823791.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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Praying that the situation will soon improve

COVID-19 is keeping people around the world on their toes. The New Apostolic Church too is doing its utmost to counteract the spreading of the virus. Despite all the alarming news, there are still events that give rise to joy.

Precautionary measures. On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. The WHO’s director general said that “pandemic is not a word to…

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