Spotlight 10/2020: Those who want to be free must allow themselves to be freed

What are people held captive by? If we know, it is only a small step to freedom through Christ. For only then can His nature unfold in us. Here are some answers from District Apostle Michael Ehrich from Southern Germany.

When we speak about freedom, we should first of all understand what we can be captivated by and what we want to be liberated from. For this is a kind of captivity that has nothing…

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Triune, holy, apostolic: divine services in the month of June

The post-Pentecost season is here. This year, it brings us a new chapter in the coronavirus diary: in many countries, divine services are becoming possible again in the local congregations, at least gradually. Following is an overview of the Divine Service Guide for the month of June.

Perhaps not everywhere, but in many countries, it is once again becoming possible to celebrate divine services in o…

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Snapshots (2): The Pentecost service

Hundreds of thousands followed the divine service at home; only a few could actually be in the church. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider celebrated the Pentecost service in our Darmstadt church. Our picture gallery presents some impressions of the sermon, the music, and the congregation.

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The 2020 Pentecost sermon in sketchnotes

The entire divine service at a glance: where the Spirit of liberty leads us is revealed in the mindmap of the 2020 Pentecost service. Come and rediscover God’s word in artistic visual notes, compact and concrete.

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The power unfolds in man

The Holy Spirit makes free—free to love and serve. That is the Chief Apostle’s central message on Pentecost 2020. Here is a divine service between bread crumbs and a full-course menu.

Normally, the Chief Apostle said, the faithful would gather, sing, and celebrate Holy Communion on the birthday of the church of Christ. But during the coronavirus crisis this is not possible. In fact, for many people…

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Boundless harmony: the Pentecost hymn 2020

They managed to finish just in time for Pentecost: the International Virtual Choir. And it was quite a job with some 80 hours of music videos from 1,600 singers in fifty … torage/master/file/25073049/12781120.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/840997.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />

Friday, 29 May, sev…

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Snapshots (1): Pentecost preparations

Everything is ready for the Pentecost service in our church in Darmstadt (Germany). The seats for the guests and musicians have been reserved and the technical equipment for the worldwide broadcast is in place.

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Pentecost joy? It’s all up to us!

The workspace of all Christians is the world. It is through believers that the triune God desires to speak and act. And that is precisely how the Son of God set everything up: His gospel needs a church in which it can be preached. Thoughts on the feast of Pentecost 2020.

This year, Pentecost is different than usual. Due to the impact of the corona pandemic, the world has become rather quiet and tho…

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The link for the Pentecost service

Whether by telephone, television, or Internet … there are plenty of possibilities to participate in the divine service which Chief Apostle Schneider will conduct this Sunday. Just click on one of the YouTube links below.

It will be a very small congregation that will gather in our church in Darmstadt (Germany) on Pentecost. Conversely, a large congregation will assemble in front of the many screens…

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Knowing what we really need

Sensitive and expressive: the interpretation of “I need Thee ev’ry hour” from the online service in our church in Gabugan (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) inspired the listeners in South-East Asia. Enjoy the touching rendition of this hymn of … torage/master/file/25047975/12768064.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/839938.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />…

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When the wind blows into the fire

What happens when wind blows into a fire? A weak flame will be extinguished, but a strong flame will grow even stronger. So says a French proverb which the Chief Apostle referenced in one of his sermons on the subject of the fear of God.

Over the course of the coronavirus crisis, it has been impossible to have the usual local divine services. So it was that Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider took adv…

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A Pentecost sermon for the whole world

It is always quite a lot of work, but it is worthwhile in any event. When the Chief Apostle steps behind the altar on Pentecost Sunday, there will be hundreds of thousands who will see and hear him—despite the corona crisis.

The technicians and interpreters will also have a great deal to do. After all, the worldwide transmission of Pentecost divine services is more or less the uttermost limit—there…

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The sacraments (10): Baptism, a fluid rite

It is the fundamental sacrament: baptism makes a human being into a Christian. But how is it to be celebrated? Jesus said next to nothing on that subject. It is not even clear whether He Himself ever baptised anyone. Following is a due and proper search for clues …

How easy it is when it comes to Holy Communion: three gospels and an Apostle report in exhaustive detail about everything Jesus did and…

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A foretaste of Pentecost from Nantes

“What a friend we have in Jesus” is the hymn that the International Virtual Choir will sing during the online service on Pentecost. At the beginning of May, the congregation of Nantes already gave a bit of a foretaste of it—and not only in … torage/master/file/25005953/12745950.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/839099.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />…

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Watching divine service broadcasts around the world

Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Indonesia … Christians across the world worship on Sundays. Since the outbreak of coronavirus , the New Apostolic Church has been streaming its services publicly. Following are the links for the live streams this coming Sunday.

Several months ago, it was considered a novelty, in the meantime it has become quite natural, however, for the believers of many faiths and den…

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There is work to be done

“What are you standing there staring into space?” That was the question to the sky-gazing disciples, and it could have been taken as a gentle rebuke. It was followed by the exhortation: “Don’t just stand there. Get on with it.” Here is why Ascension is more topical than ever.

The text in the New King James Version of the Bible is a little different of course: “And while they looked steadfastly towa…

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God’s word in sketches

The current crisis has not only changed the way divine services are conducted, but also the way we follow and assimilate them. How active listening works and how it can strengthen the congregation is shown by the art of visual notetaking.

Where others need a hymnal for a divine service, Natalie Simon from Wiesbaden in Germany currently needs quite a pile of notetaking materials: paper, a clipboard…

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Spotlight 9/2020: Conscious decisions make free!

Freedom does not fall from heaven. The spiritual freedom through Jesus Christ our Lord is brought about by man’s conscious decision: for Jesus Christ and against sin. District Apostle Wolfgang Nadolny from Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany explains this in his article.

In the Bible there is an account of a conversation of the Lord’s with a group of Jews who believed in Him. Jesus Christ makes clear tha…

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Close to the real McCoy: the IYC reloaded

This weekend is quasi the International Youth Convention’s (IYC) first birthday. And there is a big gift waiting for all who are interested: for four days, the highlights of the event will be put on the virtual … torage/master/file/24975892/12728627.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/793371.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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One faith, one song, one video

Music connects: more and more New Apostolic choristers are joining online singalongs to tackle isolation caused by coronavirus. The choir that is currently preparing for Pentecost is to sing to the world. Here is more on the IVC … torage/master/file/24959971/12720678.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/837957.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" /> vo…

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