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May 6, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(06.05.2020) “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15: 11). The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the farewell discourse of Jesus. Shortly before His crucifixion Jesus once again speaks at length to His disciples to stress to them that He is loved by God and that He in turn loves His disciples. more ...

Worldwide online divine service planned for Pentecost

(05.05.2020) Zurich. “Anyone who can attend a divine service in person on Pentecost Sunday should do so,” was the clear view of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. Nevertheless, there are many Church members for whom this will not be possible. It is for their benefit that the Church leader wishes to organise a collective divine service online. more ...

April 29, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(29.04.2020) “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him” (Psalm 34: 8–9). Psalm 34 speaks of the humble, the poor, and those in trouble who turn to God to be delivered from their misery. more ...

A desire to cautiously initiate a return to normal congregational life, wherever possible

(23.04.2020) Zurich. National governments are currently endeavouring to gradually normalise public life amid the new realities of the corona pandemic. Decisions concerning this will vary by country, and will depend on the extent of the pandemic’s impact in each. All churches, including the New Apostolic Church, need to be cautious as they reopen their doors, and must create strict rules in the process. more ...

April 22, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(22.04.2020) “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59: 1). The Jews had returned to Jerusalem from Babylon and wanted to build the tem- ple. They felt though that God was not helping them and was not answering their prayers. Some may have had the thought that God was not powerful enough to help them in such a difficult situation. The Bible passage used for today’s devotion- al is the response of the prophet to this way of thinking. more ...

April 15, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(15.04.2020) "And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20: 28). The Bible passage concludes an account of the appearance of the Risen One to Thomas, who had doubted the reality of the resurrection. The Lord surprised the Apostles by entering into their midst and He showed Thomas His wounds. Jesus said to Thomas: “Reach your finger here and look at My hands; and reach your hand here and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving but believing” (Verse 27). more ...

Easter 2020: commending ourselves to God as we go into the future

(13.04.2020) Zurich/Neu-Isenburg. “Through the Holy Spirit, we can feel the presence of the risen Son of God even behind closed doors at home!” This was just one of the Easter messages from Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in this special year 2020. more ...

An international congregation on Easter Sunday

(09.04.2020) The divine service studio has been built, the altar has been set up. Now everything is ready for Easter Sunday—and with it, the Chief Apostle. This year, as a result of the corona crisis, there will be an international divine service to mark the day of the Lord’s resurrection. more ...

Palm Sunday teaches us that God holds everything securely in His hand

(08.04.2020) Zurich/Strasbourg. Jesus’ entry into the city of Jerusalem was well thought out. The Son of God was not simply passing through the city walls like a visitor. He had instructed His disciples quite precisely in terms of what they were to do. Why? In His instructions lie security and salvation. more ...

Easter 2020 will be a global event

(04.04.2020) A shared, global celebration of Easter—and of all things, it is the corona virus that has made it possible. Jean-Luc Schneider himself will conduct this divine service. A great deal of technology is necessary in order to get the signal out from the transmission site into the whole wide world. more ...
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