Category: Christian Unity

Responding to the Call of Jesus to Be One

A testimony by Ana María de Montero My name is Ana María de Montero. I am a married woman with children and granddaughters. I have been a publicly committed member of the Árbol de Vida community in Costa Rica for 27 years. I met the Lord in the university outreach when I was 20. I […]

Jan 19: Getting Beyond Hostility

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. Galatians 5:15 You shall not hate your brother in your […]

Jan 18: Striving for Unity

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023

Daily Content Introduction Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we have done in years past, we as the Sword of the Spirit want to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity as a special time to focus on praying, “that they all may be one.” In praying for all our Christian brothers and sisters and […]

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 […]