01.02.2019

The Good Treasures of our Hearts

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    The Chief Apostle, the District Apostles Krausse and Ehrich being welcomed by Apostle Ashie
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    Apostle Pidah welcoming the Chief Apostle Schneider
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    Apostle Dzatta welcoming the Chief Apostle
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    From left: Apostles Akubia, Arthur, Kyeremeh and Darko
  • 5/23
    Brothers and sisters waving the Chief Apostle on his arrival
  • 6/23
    Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in the sacristy
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    From right: Sisters Dzatta, Bernice, Nwogu and Oppong-Brenya singing the opening hymn
  • 8/23
    From left: Retired Apostles Nketia, Kotei Afutu, Jantuah, Fenyi and Ohemeng
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    Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider at the altar
  • 10/23
    From right: Lead Apostle Nwogu, Apostles Ashie Kotei, Dzatta and Pida
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    The choir singing an anthem - Haste Away
  • 12/23
    District Apostle Helper Soko (Zambia)
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    A section of the congregation enjoying the choir
  • 14/23
    District Apostle Krausse (North Germany)
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    The four Apostles being retired. From left: Pidah, Dzatta, Hagher (Nigeria) and Arthur
  • 16/23
    Chief Apostle congratulating Apostle Dzatta on his retirement
  • 17/23
    From left: Newly ordained Apostles Oscar Mwanza (Nigeria), Atinga Ayidana, Anthony Kuada and Richard Osei (all of Ghana) being blessed by Chief Apostl
  • 18/23
    Apostle Osei being congratulated by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider
  • 19/23
    Chief Apostle waving good-bye
  • 20/23
    Jubilant sisters enjoying the Chief Apostle’s visit
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    The jubilant congregation waving good-bye
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    Joyous Sisters Ashie, Pidah and Oppong-Brenya
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    “We are 50 years old”

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider celebrated the occasion of the church’s 50th anniversary in Ghana in a festive divine service with 5,120 brothers and sisters.  He was accompanied by District Apostles Ehrich and Krausse, District Apostle Helper Soko and 41 Apostles and Bishops from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroun. The divine service was hosted in Cape Coast and was broadcasted on the national television network (GBC).


The bible text was taken from the gospel according to Luke 6:45, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.’

The Chief Apostle shared his joy to be part of the celebrations as he began his sermon, “My dear brothers and sisters, today is a special day and God has prepared a special blessing for all of us. And I am very thankful to our Heavenly Father that I can share this blessing with you.”


The Chief Apostle emphasized that our priority in God’s blessings (strength and Godly wisdom) is to be prepared for the return of Christ. However, we also have a mission to fulfill before Jesus’ return. “We can also be a blessing to people around us; in being witnesses of Jesus Christ, and helping them to find and follow Jesus.” He added we can also be a blessing for Ghana “when we live according to the gospel in our daily lives, live according to the ten commandments and live in the true New Apostolic manner”.


Chief Apostle Schneider further explained that through our rebirth with water and the Holy Spirit, we have been sanctified by God and renewed in the Lord Jesus, “and the Holy Spirit has put in our hearts a good treasure. We are rich and wealthy in Christ.”


He explained that this good treasure, inspired by the Holy Spirit, consists of:
* The knowledge of Jesus Christ as the Son of God
* The fear of God; a deep respect and knowledge that everything comes from Him
* The promise of our heritage and eternal fellowship with God
* The promise of the Lord Jesus’ return
* The love of God poured out in our hearts


In closing his sermon, Chief Apostle wished for all to be richer in Christ, “Let us stay in these spirited treasures, in the way we express ourselves in word and prayer. And as a result, we will become even richer in Christ. That is my wish for all of us. Amen.”


District Apostle Krausse and District Apostle Helper Soko were called to serve. Three Apostles from Ghana and a fourth from Nigeria were retired. In replacement, four new Apostles were ordained respectively.

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