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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of prayer for christian unity - the vine and the branches

Introduction The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is actually an eight-day observance or “octave” of prayer. It has been this way since the beginnings of this international movement in 1908. This is now the Sword of the Spirit’s 11th year of participating internationally in this worldwide observance.  This year we are using the Bible passages proposed […]

COVID-19 – A Sign from God? 
Part 3, December 2020

– by Bruce Yocum December, the end of the calendar year 2020, and COVID-19 is still with us. Here in England, where I am living, severe new restrictions have just been introduced, eliminating almost all possibility of people celebrating Christmas together with more than immediate family or household. There is concern that a new strain […]

Pray for Honduras and Nicaragua

On November 3rd ETA hit the coast of Honduras and Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane. Four days of intensive rains flooded many cities and villages mainly in the north coast, and caused devastating damages to the agricultural and manufacturing industry.  Our communities in those countries were impacted by them. In the case of Fortaleza […]

Articles for Advent and Christmas

Advent is a season of hope, a season of waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as a child (which we celebrate in Christmas) and his second coming that will establish His Kingdom. During Advent we also remember that we are pilgrims in this world and just passing by, but our true home […]

The Sword of the Spirit Cross

Sword of the Spirit 3D Cross Sculpted by Marianne Kantert

The Sword of the Spirit logo was designed to communicate our distinctive call and mission with a powerful symbolic image. The sculpture inspired by that logo brings this image to life in our homes as a beautiful reminder of the uniqueness of our call and culture. The original design of the logo was presented in […]

Covenant Communities – A Sign of Authentic Renewal

Covenant Community Meeting

– by Steve Clark Communities appear whenever the churches experience authentic renewal. One of the signs of authentic spiritual renewal is the birth of new Christian communities. Some of these communities come together to live a fuller Christian life in a daily way. Others come together for apostolic service. Some do both. Their life together […]

New Book: The Strategic Grandparent

The Strategic Grandparent

For many parents, grandparenting is something to look forward to. We often hear grandparents joke with soon-to-be grandparents that it is the best job in the world because you get all the fun and joy of parenting but none of the responsibility. And while there is truth to that adage, God, in His wisdom, asks […]

Pronto 2020

The Lord called more than 2000 young professionals from the Sword of the Spirit and challenged them to respond with their 100%

Submitting to the Spirit

Do you each day seek the Lord to allow His Holy Spirit to use you?

COVID-19 – A Sign from God? – Part 2

One month after the writing of the first part of this article COVID-19 is still with us, and much of the world is still under restrictions intended to contain the spread of the virus.