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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 ...

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 ...
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Loving and suffering

(October 2019) In the spectrum of human feelings and emotions, love and suffering constitute two opposing poles.... more ...