Suffering with Christ

Pakistan is a country in which Christians often face difficulties when they profess their faith in public. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider just recently preached about the Passion of Christ and that those who follow Jesus Christ often do not have an easy time of it. However, it is worth it.

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider visited the congregation of Karachi in Pakistan on 23 February 2020. He bas…

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Help for people in need: a health facility in São Tomé and Príncipe

In 2008 NAK-karitativ and the New Apostolic Church in São Tomé und Príncipe provided funds for a health facility in this small African island state. Recently, new X-ray equipment was installed in the dental clinic, which belongs to the facility.

Building a health facility

In many countries across the world, medical care is inadequate. In fact, sometimes it is so bad that sick people have to travel a…

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Spotlight 6/2020: To be free in Christ means learning how to love

Is it better to pick a beautiful flower and take it home or water it so that you can have the pleasure of admiring it all the time? District Apostle Enrique Minio from Argentina has an answer to this question.

When I thought about the beautiful phrase that the Chief Apostle gave us as a motto for this year I thought about the difference between desire and love. Both feelings seem to be the same, ye…

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Online divine services on all continents

Additional online offers are constantly being added: more and more countries are making central divine services available so that the members can join the celebration from home. Here is an up-to-date overview.

“If the faithful cannot go to church, the church will come to the faithful.” This is the principle the New Apostolic Church has been following for the past several weeks in offering centrally…

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History in the making: the whole world comes together for Easter

When people do renovations, they are usually planning something special. And that is precisely what is happening right now in the middle of Germany. After all, Pentecost will already come on Easter this year. And the Chief Apostle will visit every interested party at home—online.

It is actually a lobby, but now it is to be converted into a sacred space—and a broadcasting studio. Bischoff Publishers…

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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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