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Midweek Devotional: 1 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

We give thanks to you O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is is near.

Psalm 75: 1

Introduction

Psalm 75 begins with an expression of gratitude to God. It is a public profession of God and His works. It reminds us that we should not rely on our own strengths and abilities alone. The psalmist proclaims that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and…


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Guidelines for Protection Against Covid-19 Virus Infection

Guidelines for Protection Against Covid-19 Virus InfectionNew Apostolic Church South-East Asia intends to gradually restore the life of the congregation to normal by observing the efforts to prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19. Starting July 5, 2020 divine services can be held regularly in congregations. There are rules that must be observed and summarized in a guideline.

Noting the off…


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Midweek Devotional: 24 June 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

John 4: 9

Introduction
The gospel of John describes a long conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at a well. At that time, devout Jews did not want to have anything to do with the Samaritans, whom they viewed…


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Midweek Devotional: 17 June 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement.”
1 Corinthians 1: 10

Introduction

Factions had formed within the church in Corinth, and many members had different favourites among the preache…


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Midweek Devotional: 10 June 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you;
for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.”


Ruth 1: 16

 

Introduction

The story of Ruth, from which the Bible text for today’s devotional is taken, takes us back to a time when Israel was led by exceptional me…


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Divine Services in June

Since the corona virus pandemic, the New Apostolic Church has held services through streaming broadcast on YouTube and Facebook live. A few months ago, it was considered something new, however, believers from many religions and denominations did worship online. The New Apostolic Church also held services and broadcasts live on the Internet or through audio that can be accessed from the rector of c…


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Midweek Devotional: 3 June 2020

 

Thoughts on the Bible text

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.James 5: 16b

Introduction

The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the final chapter of the letter of James. It expresses the hope that prayer can be helpful in difficult or even hopeless situations in life and underlines the point that prayer requires faith and trust (James 5: 15–18). The explanatio…


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Pentecost Day

The Power Unfolds In Man

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 this epidemic signifies an existential crisis, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider illustrated impressively.

“Our plans have been changed by God,” he said. Howeve…


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“And Whatever You Do, Do It Heartily, As To The Lord”

Jakarta. An online interview with District Apostle Edy Isnugroho through the @nac.indonesia Instagram account, answering questions raised by young people, ministers, and brothers and sisters.

District Apostle Edy, can young New Apostolic Church be allowed to marry a couple outside the New Apostolic. If it is possible, how is the process?

If the partner is a moslem, that cannot be done in Indonesia…


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Midweek Devotional: 27 May 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 8: 18–19

Introduction
In Samaria there lived a man by the name of Simon, who was said to be a sorcerer, or a magician, and he obviously impressed the peopl…


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Midweek Devotional: 13 May 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text:

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12: 34

Introduction

The passage from the Gospel of Luke, which we are using for this evening’s devotional, is connected with Jesus’ statements on the kingdom of God. Jesus makes clear what the attitude of a person who longs for the kingdom of God should be like. A key characteristic of such a person is to hav…


7 weeks ago | nac news in Philippines (English)

The Evolution of The New Creation

District Apostle Edy Isnugroho explained to us why the new creation within us is very important in order to be able to reach the goal. If we are in Christ, what does it mean? to be in Christ means our life is for Him, we believe in Jesus, we want to imitate Him.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” District Apost…


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Pentecost – Local and Online

Worldwide online divine service planned for Pentecost

Zurich. “Anyone who can attend a divine service in person on Pentecost Sunday should do so,” was the clear view of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. Nevertheless, there are many Church members for whom this will not be possible. It is for their benefit that the Church leader wishes to organise a collective divine service online.

Usually it is onl…


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Thoughts on the Bible text

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15: 11

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the farewell discourse of Jesus. Shortly before His crucifixion Jesus once again speaks at length to Hisdisciples to stress to them that He is loved by God and that He in turn loves His disciples. At the same time, Jesus urges…


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Dead To Be Resurrected

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection. (Romans 6:4,5).

This was the Bible text used by Apostle Samuel Hadiwidagdo in divine s…


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Midweek Devotional: April 29, 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text:

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” Psalm 34: 8–9

 

Introduction

Psalm 34 speaks of the humble, the poor, and those in trouble who turn to God to be delivered from their misery. The psalm was probably sung in the temple by the priests or by the whole congr…


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Circular of District Apostle 27 April 2020

The Church Leader hereby announce the following matters:

1. Divine services are held normally, that is, with the attendance of Brothers and Sisters in the church, as well as by streaming. Divine services in congregations can be held normally if the local conditions allow and it depends on the direction and policy of the local national government. If divine services in a congregation have not been a…


2 months ago | nac news in Philippines (English)

Go Therefore and Make Disciples of All The Nations

Despite many hardships and difficulties, there are still many reasons for us to continue to testify God’s teaching to our neighbor in need. District Apostle Edy Isnugroho revealed this in divine service on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things tha…


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God is not deaf!

God hears our prayers and sometimes He also answers them—as long as they reflect His will. God always has an ear for those who believe and there is no situation where God could not help.

However, God’s help does not consist of His putting an end to our suffering. God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts: He wants to deliver us from evil for good and lead us into His kingdom. Let us bring our pra…


2 months ago | nac news in Philippines (English)

"Do You Believe This?"

Do you believe this?” This question was raised again by the Spirit to all of us at the divine service via streaming Sunday, April 19, 2020, led by Apostle Samuel H. Tansahtikno. This sentence comes from the conversation of the Lord Jesus to Martha before the raising of Lazarus. The Lord make it clear to Martha, that the resurrection to eternal life is contingent on faith in Him.

Jesus said to her…


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