Gaining victories

Featured on nac.today is a series of videos and messages aligned with the 2016 theme Victory with Christ.

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Gaining victories — over evil (1/6)

What this means for everyday life and how Christians deal with the truth, sincerity, and a lack of love was explained by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in a divine service on 3 January 2016.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses are the tasks for New Apostolic Christians in the coming year. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued the annual motto for 2016: Victory with Christ.

In the first divine service of the new year the Chief Apostle spoke about how we can put the motto into practice. When Christians fight against evil it means that they are sincere at all times and keep the commandments of God—regardless of whether we are the only ones who adopt such an attitude in a given situation.

Gaining victories — over fears about family and work (2/6)

Fear can poison our relationship to our neighbour and to God, Chief Apostle Schneider said in a divine service on 3 January. With Christ we can overcome fears.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses is what New Apostolic Christians have to work on in the coming year. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued the annual motto for 2016: Victory with Christ.

In the first service of the new year, the Chief Apostle addressed our worries and fears over our children, the family, and our jobs. Worries about the future are normal unless they become an obsession, the Chief Apostle said and went on to explain the difference.

Gaining victories — over fears about the future of the church (3/6)

Is Christianity going to disappear from the face of this earth? Will the pews in our churches soon be empty? “No!” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said in the divine service on 3 January. Such fears can be vanquished with Christ.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses is what New Apostolic Christians will work on in the coming year. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued his motto for 2016: Victory with Christ.

In this divine service, the Chief Apostle addressed the fears of Christians regarding the future of their church and, in this connection, brought up the declining attendance of our services. He pointed out that despite all these developments God’s offer of salvation still stands. Nothing has changed: God will fulfil His promises.

Gaining victories — over the fear of assuming responsibility (4/6)

People today are afraid of making commitments, whether it is getting married, having a family, or taking on a ministry in the Church. In a divine service on 3 January, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider encouraged the brothers and sisters to take heart and say yes when it comes to such commitments.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses is the task assigned to New Apostolic Christians for the year 2016. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued his motto: Victory with Christ.

In this divine service the Chief Apostle also addressed people’s fears of making commitments and taking on responsibility. In view of rising divorce rates many are afraid of getting married. But even today, Chief Apostle Schneider said, there is good chance of a happy marriage if the focus is on Jesus Christ and His values.

Gaining victories: overcoming our own pride and prejudices (5/6)

To accept our neighbour in his otherness and to follow divine advice irrespective of our own ideas … This is another point on our agenda this year, set out by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses is the task assigned to New Apostolic Christians for the year 2016. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued his motto: Victory with Christ.

Nothing seems more difficult than giving up our own ideas and accepting divine truths. If God’s response to our request for help is different to what we expected, we tend to be offended and withdraw from God or react with reproaches and accusations. The Chief Apostle asks his brothers and sisters to overcome their own pride and accept God’s advice—an ambitious task.

Gaining victories: staying calm in disputes (6/6)

Venting one’s anger and making a dispute public spoils one’s chances of easily eliminating a conflict. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider recommends that we shift down a gear.

Fighting evil and overcoming fear and our own weaknesses is the task assigned to New Apostolic Christians for the year 2016. At the beginning of the year, the Chief Apostle issued his motto: Victory with Christ.

Many want to reconcile with their neighbour and straighten things out. But this goal may be unattainable if the neighbour has just been publicly exposed and embarrassed, and opinions and views have been shared with the rest of the world. “This simply will not do!” the Chief Apostle says and recommends that we exercise restraint when it comes to venting our frustration publicly.

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