Our earthly life is not always easy. We all have our difficulties and problems so that it is not possible to sing a cheerful alleluia every day. Yet God wants to give us deep and lasting joy in every divine service.
“My heart is a bit sad, because I together with the other Apostles unable to visit you according to divine service program to Brunei and Malaysia, but my heart is filled with gratitude and thankfulness because our brothers and sisters in Palangka Raya accepted us to serve you and our brothers and sisters from Brunei and Malaysia.” It was with these words that the District Apostle opened a live streaming divine service for our brethren in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, and Thailand. Continue reading
Divine services with the Chief Apostle, reports from various congregations, and a Bible story for children… community, the magazine of the New Apostolic Church, is published quarterly. On nac.today it is featured as a digital edition, and many countries print the magazine. Continue reading
The Christmas Day service explores the significance of the birth of Jesus. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and Redeemer announced by the prophet Isaiah, who came into this world to bring peace to mankind. At the same time, we are called upon to live in accordance with the example of Jesus and thereby work in His peace.
On Christmas Day, church services take place all over the world. Wherever possible, believers come together to worship in their church. And where this is not possible, congregations offer phone-in possibilities and online services.
When athletes take part in the Olympic Games, they also represent the country under whose flag they are competing. The symbols of the different nations are omnipresent, especially at the awards ceremonies.
For many this is a huge additional motivation not only to train and compete for their own success but also for their country. If they do their job well, they might even receive a decoration from their head of state at home. For this they do not even necessarily have to come back with a gleaming medal hanging from their neck. Sometimes those who did not win but gave everything and behaved in an exemplary manner are celebrated the most. Continue reading
In a very familiar passage and one that has been set to music many times over the psalmist writes: “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27: 4). Only in the house of the Lord? Continue reading
These are unusual times: sometimes we have divine service, sometimes we do not; sometimes we celebrate Holy Communion, sometimes we do not celebrate it. This raises questions, in fact, so many that I cannot even answer them all.
One of these questions is: Is Holy Communion no longer as important as it used to be? My answer is clear: Holy Communion is still as important as it used to be! It is a sacrament of Christ’s church and thus a divine gift of grace for us human beings. Continue reading
“As Christians we have many reasons to offer and sacrifice to God,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said recently. The possibilities vary, but “what counts is the heart” the Chief Apostle says. This issue of community publishes the Chief Apostle’s full sermon on giving to God and features additional services conducted by him.