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Let yourself be called into question!

(December 2014) We know that attending the divine services is associated with special blessing. We also know that we can experience the Lord Jesus there in a special way. He offers us the word of God in the sermon, He grants us forgiveness of sins, and He... more ...

To serve is to testify

(November 2014) One day the Lord went to Galilee with His disciples. There He told them that He would have to suffer and die. The Lord also told them that He would resurrect a short time later. In Mark we read that the disciples did not understand Him. The... more ...

A small contribution

(October 2014) Harvesting is always a beautiful thing: a seed has grown, has brought forth fruit, and can now be enjoyed or made into a noble beverage, a delicious loaf of bread, or a delightful meal. Some fruit requires a great deal of care and patience, and a... more ...

The Lord knows your story!

(September 2014) You and I, we have been called by God. We cannot yet truly fathom the full scope of what this actually means, but we know that God also knows those whom He calls. God knows us. He knows you and He knows me—inside out. He knows your entire life. He... more ...

Proclaiming the gospel with the Lord

(August 2014) Recently I found an astonishing passage in the gospel of John. Here Apostle Thomas says: “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” (John 11: 16). These words are not terribly encouraging. They do not offer a very happy outlook, and yet they are... more ...

Jesus Christ, our example

(July 2014) Naturally we want to take Jesus Christ as our example and grow into His nature—always bearing in mind that we cannot compare ourselves with the Lord. But what does this really mean? Allow me to illustrate this using the example of the sufferings of... more ...

The weapons of the Holy Spirit

(June 2014) We celebrate Pentecost in commemoration of the day when God poured out the Holy Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem. We fondly refer to this event as the “birthday of the church of Christ” and as a feast of joy over the fact that the Holy... more ...

Hope in God!

(May 2014) In the Psalms we often find passages that attest to the fact that things are not going well for the psalmist. Often he is in distress and turns to God with the words: “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning?” He complains that his enemies... more ...

It is I! Do not be afraid!

(April 2014) Scripture relates that, in the night following the feeding of the five thousand, the disciples were alone in their boat in the middle of the sea. Jesus had commanded them to cross over to the other shore. He Himself then went up into a mountain in... more ...

Faith and hope – inseparable!

(March 2014) Faith and hope belong together, and both of them are part of being a Christian. A Christian can­not be without hope! Where there is faith, hope will also come into being. For me—in very concise terms—faith means knowing that God is almighty and that... more ...

Another round?

(February 2014) The 2013 Pentecost message, which Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber gave us out of the fullness of his ministry, was: “Surely your salvation is coming!” (Isaiah 62: 11). This promise has accompanied us every day since then. Some time has now passed since... more ...

Jesus Christ is in the boat

(January 2014) Dear brothers and sisters, At the beginning of a new year, people wonder what the year will bring and how much happiness or suffering lies ahead. For us, however, there is yet another question. What will the new year bring in terms of our faith? We... more ...

Word of the Month

Surprises

(May 2017) Sometimes it happens that we hear a passage from Scripture—one we know by heart by now since we... more ...