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Celebrating Easter

Easter is the greatest of all Christian seasons. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and his victory over sin and death.

Expressions of the Current of Grace in Covenant Community

The Forum for Charismatic Covenant Community in Italy held a General Conference in Rome on the 11th and 12th of February 2023. The title of the conference was: “The Charismatic Renewal: A Pentecostal Grace for the Whole Church”. During the conference there were plenty of times for worship together and fellowship and there were sessions […]

Widening Our Tent Pegs—Serving the Church in Africa

From February 12 to 17, a group of leaders from the Sword of the Spirit conducted a conference on community formation at the Emmaus Centre in Katimaku, Uganda, about an hour and a half north of Kampala. This was a follow up to a conference conducted in the same location last year by Jean Barbara, […]

Life in the Spirit Seminar in Brazil

The first Life in the Spirit Seminar of the Terra de Santa Cruz Community was quite an experience! It took place in Sao Jose Dos Campos on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of January, 2023. We had the LSS with married couples and single people together, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and […]

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 […]

Living in the Last Days

The following brief commentary from the First Letter of Peter, Chapter 4 is lightly edited with permission of the author, Dr. Daniel Keating, from his book, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture: 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude, published by Baker Academic, 2011. While it was written from a Roman Catholic perspective, the material can be beneficial […]

Maranatha! – Come, Lord Jesus!

– by Don Schwager The expression “Maranatha!” was a key watchword and prayer among the early Christians. It is an Aramaic word which is a combination of two words “marana – tha” which literally mean “the Lord comes” or in the imperative case “Come, Lord!” Paul the Apostle used this Aramaic word at the end […]

200 Coordinators from Asia were Renewed in the Spirit

This year (2022) has been a year of great blessing for coordinators all across the Sword of the Spirit who had their Regional Coordinators Conference. The Asian region had their retreat from the 22nd to the 25th of September in the Philippines. There were 200 coordinators from the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Singapore, 7 brothers from […]

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 […]

Sword of the Spirit Leaders Speak at Charis International Conference for Community Leaders

The second International Community Leaders conference organized by Charis took place on October 10 to 12 in Rome. Jean Barbara, the SOS president gave the opening talk on the “Essentials of a Charismatic Community” based on the SOS experience. Tony Laureys, the SOS Europe and Middle East regional president gave one of the other five presentations on […]