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 preachers of the gospel. One of these vocal and probably influential groups believed that Continue reading

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

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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 congregations. Continue reading

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 explanation concludes with a reference to the powerful prayer of the prophet Elijah.

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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. Continue reading

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. Unless the New Apostolic partner would converted to Islam first [or vice versa]. However, such conditions can be implemented Continue reading

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

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What have Chief Apostle Richard Fehr and Apostle David Thang in common? Both were ordained Apostles in Bern on 25th May 1980. He and our retired Apostle David Kap Cin from Myanmar together with Bert Woll (Canada) Khushal (Pakistan) Okoh (Nigeria) and Muth (Colombia) were called into this ministry by Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler. David was barely 35 years old.

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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 have a strong trust in God, which enables them to not let the worries and needs of everyday life Continue reading