Category: Christian Unity

May They Be One: Ecumenical Efforts in Brazil

Este mes de mayo, tuvimos varias reuniones con pastores de dos iglesias evangélicas de São José dos Campos.  Como parte de los esfuerzos de llevar adelante nuestro llamado ecuménico, Eugenio Regidor, misionero del Proyecto Baluarte Brasil, se reunión con el Pastor Carlos Alberto, de la Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica de Jardim Maringa y con el Pastor […]

Day 8: Tuesday, January 25

Matthew 2:12 “They left for their own country by another road.”  Beyond the familiar routes of separation to God’s new paths Reading: You show me the path of life.  Psalms 16:11 Reflection:  We do not know what the wise men thought – they who were experts in astronomy and navigation – when they were warned […]

Day 7: Monday, January 24

Matthew 2:11 “Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” The gifts of communion Reading:  For I desire steadfast love not sacrifice.  Hosea 6:1-6 Reflection: In our journey to Bethlehem, the city of bread, we contemplate the wise men who came to pay homage to the Christ-child. They opened their […]

Day 6: Sunday, January 23

Matthew 2:11 “They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” Gathered in worship around the One Lord Reading:  When they saw him, they wor­shipped him. Matthew 28:16-20  Reflection: When the Magi from their far-away countries arrived at Bethlehem and saw the child with his mother, they worshipped him. In […]

Day 5: Saturday, January 22

Matthew 2:9 “The star which they had seen in the East went before them.”  Guided by the one Lord Reading:  The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of Cloud. Exodus 13:17-14:4 Reflection: Again and again the scriptures tell us how the Lord God walks with his people, protects them, and watches over them […]

Day 4: Friday, January 21

Matthew 2:6 “And you, Bethlehem… are by no means least.”  Though small and suffering, we lack nothing. Reading:  From you shall come forth…one who is to rule in Israel.  Micah 5:2-5a, 7-8 Reflection:  From the small and lowly city of Bethlehem, the Lord, the Son of God, made his entrance into the world. From the womb […]

Day 3: Thursday, January 20

Matthew 2:3 “When king Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.” The presence of Christ turns the world upside down. Reading:  So we labored … from break of dawn until the stars came out.  Nehemiah 4:18-21 Reflection:  The Lord has come amongst us. Christ’s coming dis­turbs the ways of the world. In […]

Day 2: Wednesday, January 19

Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews?”  Humble leadership breaks down walls and builds up with love. Reading:  The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.  Matthew 20:20-28 Reflection:  Jeremiah denounces the bad leadership of the kings of Israel who divided and scattered the people (Jeremiah […]

Day 1: Tuesday, January 18

Matthew 2:2 “We saw His star in the East.” Raise us up and draw us to your perfect light. Reading:  This grace… has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7-10 Reflection:  In this fragile and uncertain world, we look for a light, a ray of hope from afar. In […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

18th to 25th of January, 2022 Introduction In the gospel of Matthew, we are presented with the statement that wise men, drawn to the light of a star, declared: “We saw His star in the East and we have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:2). To this day people are still drawn to the light of that […]