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Being prepared

(December 2013) During the Advent season we prepare ourselves for the celebration of Christmas, when we commemorate the first coming of Jesus Christ in lowliness: as a newly born baby, Jesus was laid into a manger—there wasn’t even a bed available for Him. Today... more ...

Characteristics of the flock of Christ

(November 2013) Jesus once told His disciples that they were just a little flock. This still applies today. It applies to Christianity as a whole, and it applies to us as New Apostolic Christians around the world. We are not very many in comparison to the... more ...

Comfort in Holy Communion

(October 2013) After our sins are forgiven we hear the powerful statement: “The peace of the Risen One abide with you!” Could there be any more beautiful words of comfort? What great comfort is contained in this promise of peace! This comfort has its source in the... more ...

Disappointed

(September 2013) On the same day the women came and found the empty tomb and brought the angel’s message of the resurrection of Jesus Christ to the disciples, two of the disciples made their way to a village that was about a two-hour walk from Jerusalem. They too... more ...

What we love about our faith

(August 2013) The motto of a recent youth service in Berlin, Germany - “Loving faith, living faith, sharing faith” - really spoke to me. And I must say that it was the first part, namely “loving faith”, that moved me the most. What does it mean to love our faith?... more ...

Glorifying the Father

(July 2013) In His intercessory prayer Jesus prayed to His Father: “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17: 4). This is, as it were, a summary of the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus concentrated on His... more ...

The Lord will acknowledge those who hold to Him

(June 2013) Jeremiah once received the following message from the Lord: “Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘If you return, then I shall bring you back; you shall stand before Me’” (cf. Jeremiah 15: 19). This is taken from the professions of Jeremiah, where the... more ...

The doctor’s advice

(May 2013) I am sure many people have at some point been told by their doctor: “You should really pay more attention to what your body is telling you.” It is quite easy to understand this counsel: it is a matter of supplying the body with things that are good... more ...

Holy Communion – central to the congregation

(April 2013) When we celebrate Holy Communion, we proclaim the sacrifice of Christ. Today people attach great importance to morals and ethics, but unfortunately people try to bring everything down to this level: “All you have to do is do something good. All you... more ...

Fear and joy

(March 2013) I would like to take a moment to look back upon the events of Good Friday and Easter. It touches us deeply when we reflect upon the account of Easter and everything that occurred on this occasion. To some degree, one can imagine the situation of the... more ...

Labour for the food which endures

(February 2013) I would like to draw attention to a passage that has occupied my mind in recent days. The Lord Jesus once said: “Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you” (John... more ...

A Year of Profession

(January 2013) My dear brothers and sisters, The year 2013 is an anniversary year. The prophetic calling of Apostles 150 years ago—who were not recognised by the Apostles of the Catholic Apostolic Church—is considered the birth of the New Apostolic Church. In... more ...

Word of the Month

Without words

(September 2017) What a shame—yet another minister is retiring. And this one really had something to say! No one... more ...