Spotlight 4/2019: Increasing wealth

District Apostle Michael Ehrich (Germany) opens up three additional perspectives on this year’s motto and shows how wealth in Christ can grow.

Part of our spiritual wealth is being safe. What gives us a sense of security in daily life? For example, being able to live in peace, being part of a strong community, and being able to rely on what others promise.

Let us transfer this to the spiritual.

  • Jesus…

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The burning sun, white snow—where does the truth begin?

Truth is often homeless, a proverb says. And indeed, truth is certainly a fleeting visitor. And yet it is nothing less than a human right. However, which truth is meant?

Truth has many faces, as many as there are human beings. Not only does every human being have a right to the truth, but everyone perceives it differently. What one person sees as the truth is, for others, a subjective description o…

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New contents, better methods

Teaching, preaching and doctrine must be passed on to everyone in an understandable way. Over the past few days, brothers and sisters have shown how this can be done even better than before.

New teaching material for Sunday School

After the summer break in Europe, and starting with the new school year, new teaching material for Sunday School will now also be introduced in Europe. The highlight of th…

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The family at the core of interfaith dialogue

He grew up as the son of a Protestant pastor. At the age of 24, Helmut Strippel converted to the New Apostolic faith. Today, Helmut, a retired Priest, is active in the Council of Christian Churches in Germany (CCCG).

What is it like to grow up as the son of a Protestant pastor?

You were kind of under surveillance, of course, but there were also advantages. As a child, for example, I was often allow…

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Some truths from a reliable source

A Bible text, three images, many springs, and a cycle. When it comes to blessing there is certainly no dearth. Ideas galore from a divine service by the Chief Apostle.

The Bible text for this divine service in Wiesbaden (Germany) on 20 January 2019 was taken from Joshua 15: 19: “She answered, ‘Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.’ So he gave…

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The history of bread and wine in all its diversity

Bread and wine in one? Drops of wine instead of a sip of wine from a cup? Is that the proper way to celebrate the Lord’s Supper? The form of Holy Communion in the New Apostolic Church raises questions. The answers are given by looking at two thousand years of development.

All Jesus said was to use bread and wine to celebrate His memory. But what about the bread? With or without leaven? Red wine or…

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After Eden: love liberates the will

A fratricide must not necessarily involve bloodshed: the thing with Cain and Abel is a story that happens every day, here and now. And it poses a very personal question to every reader.

Cain and Abel do not only come after Adam and Eve chronologically. In fact, the story of these two men can even be understood as a fall into sin 2.0: the issue at the time of the parents was the relationship between…

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“Come to Me and come with Me!”

A divine service in a divine service, short and sweet for the youngest members of the congregation. This special service took place last week in Rosenheim (Germany). Here is what the Chief Apostle told the … torage/master/file/20440999/10377596.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/698223.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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Divine service in the southernmost city of the world

Whether at the end of the world, close to the South Pole, or on a small island somewhere in Africa, divine services and fellowship are possible nearly everywhere in the world. All one has to do is get up and go.

Communicating on all channels

There are only 77 days to go before tens of thousands of young Christians will come together for the International Youth Convention (IYC). Participants who will…

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The Chief Apostle’s visit to Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is the name of the city in Uruguay that Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will visit over the weekend. On his agenda are two divine services and a Day of the Youth.

The interior of Uruguay is verdant and lush. Montevideo, the national capital, is said to be a house with a garden (la casa con jardín)—because of the rolling hills and plains in the hinterland. Uruguay is the seco…

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Filled with the gospel

It is important and good to believe in it, but the Christian message of salvation should also inspire and excite us. What this does to the individual believer and how the people around us perceive this, is what the Chief Apostle focused on in his sermon in Angola.

Three divine services in four days, plus a concert. To conclude his trip to Angola in January 2019, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider con…

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Poverty is not always visible

Helping where few bother to look: this is the objective that NAK- Humanitas, the relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church Switzerland, has set itself. Their annual report 2017 shows how successful they are with this.

“NAK-Humanitas has consistently tried to reach out to people who are poor, but whose poverty is ignored by the rest of the world.” This is how the board of trustees formulates i…

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Spotlight 3/2019: Managing God’s blessing

Only those who know how to manage their finances will remain rich. This applies both in the natural as well as in the spiritual. District Apostle Enrique Eduardo Minio (Argentina) shares his thoughts about our 2019 motto.

“Not those who have more than the others are rich, but those who consume the least and appreciate what they have.” True wealth has to do with appreciation. We should take time to…

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“Come along and share the joy!”

Meet the ambassadors for the International Youth Convention 2019 (IYC). Here is their message in a … torage/master/file/20333372/10323608.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/696196.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />

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Old sources and new pride

There is always something new happening. Not a single day goes by without new things going on somewhere in the world. And New Apostolic congregations are no exception. Here is a small extract.

Bolivia: sources of blessing

During his first visit to Bolivia in 2019, District Apostle Raúl Montes de Oca visited the capital of La Paz to inform himself about the ongoing preparations for the upcoming visit…

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Water instead of wine

It is significantly taller than the communion cup, beautifully engraved, and it will not be placed on the altar in every divine service: the baptismal chalice which the New Apostolic Church USA has just introduced.

Starting this year, a unique baptismal chalice will be introduced in the congregations in the United States. All 207 locations will receive such a chalice, the Church administrative offi…

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Actions that speak louder than a thousand thank-yous

Giving away wealth: there is no end to what God gives. And there are no strings attached. How should we react? Answers were given on 12 January 2019 in Huambo in Angola. Excerpts from a sermon by the Chief Apostle on Romans 2: 4.

One could say that what Paul said to the Romans was harsh: “You know that God is rich in goodness, patience, and in long-suffering; but don’t scorn this wealth! Appreciate…

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Preserving memories (3): communication is essential

A photographer’s first duty? To talk! Something he should do long before he pushes the button on his camera in a divine service. Speaking with the people involved helps everyone and opens up new possibilities. So what’s important?

An officiant who sends the photographer to his seat in the middle of a service? How embarrassing—and not only for the photographer, but for the whole congregation. Inconc…

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Fasting: more than just skipping meals

The latest trend is intermittent fasting. Bookshops are full of books on the topic. But fasting is more than not eating or skipping meals. It has consequences you have to accept. A reflection on Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.

Fasting is a training for more humanity, a German theologian and author says. And indeed, many people see a connection between theology and fasting. Religious or ritual…

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Let us join and be one

An invitation that has a beautiful ring to it: “Come to the feast, come hear the Word, come to the table of the Lord”. Tune into the service for the departed with this melodious welcome in G … torage/master/file/20087195/10205169.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/689750.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />

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