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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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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

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, mostly the Philippines, also to Korea, Malaysia, Sab…


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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 preach…


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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 men…


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