Welcome to Apokatastasis where our aim is to open a window to life through ministry that brings comfort and joy to thirsty souls. Come and join us in the river of life and love that flows from the Cross.
Apokatastasis is the online home of First Church where we hope to build a wide range of Christian resources to bless and encourage all.
Whether you are enriching your own life with something for yourself, or you are seeking an inspiring gift for another, we welcome you warmly to our site, and pray that you will find just the right thing! We publish a number of books designed to inspire and train believers in personal and global revival, as well as a growing range of dynamic products for everyday life which may be found at our online Apokatastasis store: www.apokatastasis.global
We hope that you will love our inspirational sites and visit us whenever you can.
Church at Home
The difficulties recently faced by Christians unable to worship together in churches as a result of the COVID crisis have resulted in many meeting in homes as they did at the beginning of the Christian era. To support all those who worship in this way we have published a short guide to breaking bread at home. We hope that this will encourage and strengthen believers through sharing in communion together as families and friends, as well as through breaking bread as part of their personal devotions.
The Breaking of Bread instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper is the shared heritage of all Christian believers.
This book contains a reconstruction of the Breaking of Bread service as celebrated by the first Christian church at Jerusalem. In this simple act the first believers remembered with great joy the triumph of the Cross, celebrating their deliverance from the penalty and power of sin, their restoration to relationship with God, and their receipt of life eternal.
As at the beginning, this first Thanksgiving may be celebrated in any Christian home by families, friends, or individuals, as part of their daily walk with Jesus. Click on this link, or the image below, to order. May this resource bless you richly at this time!
"Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in Him."
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on
until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
ABIDE IN THE VINE
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another."