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Midweek Devotional: 12 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Hebrews 4: 12

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional comes from the epistle to the Hebrews, the author of which is unknown. It is assumed the…


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Midweek Devotional: 5 August 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24: 15

Introduction

The Bible text for our devotional is based on a meeting w…


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Obituary Bishop Chrisanto Azarias

Philippines. On Monday, 27 July 2020 our friend and Bishop in retirement Chrisanto Azarias passed into the beyond After having health issues for quite some time. He was 75 years of age. He left four daughters.

A true and faithful servant

Chrisanto Azarias was born on October 25, 1944 in Banca Banca, some 50 kilometers southern Manila. He were grew up under humble conditions as his father was a poor…


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Midweek Devotional: 29 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 2: 1

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the words spoken to Timothy who was a co-worker of Apostle Paul. He is encouraged to be strong so that he preaches to others only the pure gospel as was proclaimed by Paul. At that time, there were a large number of differ…


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Midweek Devotional: 22 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world…”
1 Corinthians 1: 26–27a

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the opening chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians. The proclamation of the gospel was rejected by…


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Midweek Devotional: 15 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

“And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Acts 2: 42

Introduction
The Bible text for today’s devotional takes us back to the time of the first Christian congregations. The Apostles had been commissioned by Jesus Christ and had received the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1: 8). After Pentecost theybe…


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Evangelist ret. Friedrich Altvater passed away

Evangelist ret. Friedrich Altvater passed away

We all knew he suffered, yet are saddened to hear our good friend and Pioneer in God’s work here in the Philippines has left us. Still was hoping to meet him this summer in Winnipeg yet that was not the plan of our Heavenly Father. After early retirement from a government career he had much time to dedicate to missionary travel. 49 trips to Asia…


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Midweek Devotional: 8 July 2020

Thoughts on the Bible text

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Exodus 15: 20

Introduction
The focus today is on Miriam, the sister of Aaron and Moses, who as a biblical figure is probably not very well known to us. Moses had just led the people out of captivity in Egypt, which was agreat vi…


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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…


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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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