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Blessed greetings for the Christmas season!

(December 2009) My dear Brothers and Sisters, At the start of the year 2009 I called upon everyone to get more involved in fellowship. Today I can thankfully attest that this appeal did not fall on deaf ears. Numerous reports testify of your involvement. Many of... more ...

The activity of God’s Spirit

(November 2009) When Samuel anointed Saul as king, he also told him what the future would hold in store for him. Among other things, Samuel told him: “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them” (cf. 1 Samuel 10: 6). These words... more ...

Enduring Thankfulness

(October 2009) By celebrating Thanksgiving Day we thank God for preserving us both naturally and spiritually. Since relatively few people today depend on agriculture to earn their livelihood, the reason for giving thanks on this day has shifted somewhat. Nowadays... more ...

God keeps His word

(September 2009) Jacob was a blessed man. But because he had cheated his brother, he had to leave home and run for his life. On the way to his uncle in Haran, Jacob had a dream in which the Lord appeared to him. Jacob saw a ladder whose top reached to heaven. Angels... more ...

Wells of salvation

(August 2009) “You will draw water from the wells of salvation.” These words of the prophet Isaiah (12:3) in the Old Testament were already a reference to the time of the Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus had not yet been born, but the prophet knew of the things that... more ...

The Lord cares for us

(July 2009) In divine services I have mentioned on occasion that experiences of faith are important for us. They inspire us in our faith. I would like to relate one such experience to you: I had planned to visit God’s children in Central America, and had... more ...

Touching the hem of the garment

(June 2009) During the time of the Lord Jesus’ activity on earth, He would often wander through the villages and towns. So it was that He and His disciples came to the Sea of Galilee on one occasion. By this time, word had spread that He had healed people of... more ...

PRAYING means asking about the will of God

(May 2009) Apostle Paul gave the Christians in his time the advice: “Pray without ceasing!” It must have been clear to him that no one would have been able to spend the entire day engrossed in prayer. Nevertheless, we can always seek a connection to the Lord.... more ...

Showing gratitude

(April 2009) The beginnings of the church of Christ were very humble, but out of it developed a worldwide church. This achievement cannot be ascribed to a few believing individuals, but came about thanks to the goodness and grace of God. Luke writes that the... more ...

How we understand the Bible

(March 2009) I have recently received some letters dealing with the question of how we understand Holy Scripture. I will take this as an opportunity to state some fundamental points on the matter. In 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 we can read the following – here in the... more ...

It is the Lord!

(February 2009) Holy Scripture relates many events that transpired after Jesus’ resurrection. For example, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, Apostle Paul summarises the Lord’s appearances in what is probably the oldest account on record. Paul professes that... more ...

For the New Year 2009

(January 2009) In recent years it has become customary to associate individual years with certain themes. For example, the year 2008 was designated as the year of mathematics in Germany and as the year of intercultural dialogue in Europe. The idea is to draw... more ...

Word of the Month

A little sin

(July 2017) Anyone who tries to eat somewhat healthily will do their best to keep to certain rules. Once you... more ...