May 30, 2004: Wiesbaden (Germany)

Photos: VFB

Setting: More than 1,000 people listened attentively to the divine service in the New Apostolic Church of Wiesbaden while another 430,000 from around the world participated in the service via satellite transmission. Unfortunately the transmission to Zambia had to be cancelled at the last minute, even though the test transmission had functioned well. On the Saturday prior to the service, all 60 Apostles from around Europe had assembled for an Apostle Meeting.

Pentecost greeting: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3: 9).

Core thoughts: “God is not simply delaying the promise of Christ’s return, even though some might think that this is the case. Why is it that some feel this way? Because the Lord has not yet come, and because we measure things by human standards. The fact that the Lord has not yet come should be a comfort to us: He is being patient with us until we come to repentance.”