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February - March 2020 • Vol. 108
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Living Faith – Persevering Trust
“Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
– John 11:40








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June - Pentecost 2020 • Vol. 110
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                                                          August 2019.
July - August 2020 • Vol. 111
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September / October 2020 • Vol. 112
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2019

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December 2018 / January 2019 • Vol. 101
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Christ In Us – The Hope of Glory – Colossians 1:27

“For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
 – Colossians 1:19-20

• Intro to This Issue: Christ – The Hope of Glory
• Why Ecumenism and Living Together in Unity Matters, by Bob Tedesco
• Christian Community – A Reality Created by God, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• An Exchange of Gifts, Dan Keating & Walking Together in the Spirit, Pope Francis, Archbishop.Justin Welby
• Visible Sign of Unity Is Communitarian, by Raniero Cantalamessa, & Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

• Responding to the Lavish Love of God, and Worry-free Living: Is It Possible? by Tom Caballes
• Greatness of Heart: The Virtue of Magnanimity and Giving the Best We Have, by Don Schwager

• Community of Christ the Redeemer 40th Anniversary, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
• Charis – a new International Service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and Jean Barbara's role


• Mission and Offering, by Dave Hughes, and Training Young Kairos Leaders in South America
• Choosing Discipleship as Pilgrims: Women’s Recollection Day, by Michelle Clarence
• Reach, Call, Form, and Send! By Andrew Davignon and Peter DeMarais
• New Sword of the Spirit page on Facebook - connecting community members worldwide

• Invaded, and Our Biggest Problem Is Our Heroism, by Sam Williamson
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Heaven's Light: A new worship music album by St. Paul's Outreach
• A Selection of Reflections and Homilies on Advent and Christmas Season
• “Let there be Light” – Reflections on Light, Color & Relationship with God: Part 2 - Color Red, by Ros Yates



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February - March 2019 • Vol. 102
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• In This Issue: Following Christ Together in Community
• The Gospel As the Costly Adventure of Discipleship, by Dan Keating
• If Anyone Would Come After Me, by Steve Clark
• The Joy of Discipleship, and The Visible Community of Faith, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• The Choosing of the Twelve, by Fulton J. Sheen, and Twelve Men, by G. K. Chesterton


• Surrendering Your Whole Life to God, by Kim Smith
• A Yes Like Theirs, by Mary Rose Jordan
• Deepening Our Love for God, and The Trap of Hypocrisy, by Tom Caballes
  
• Shut Down by a Sneer, and How Do We Measure the Fruit of Our Lives? by Sam Williamson


• On Misguided Adventures and Breeding Spotted Mice, by A.W. Tozer
• A Thief Named Comparison: The Truth Shall Set You Free, by Jacqueline Giles

• I Came to Know and Love Him, by Esa Vance, and Kairos Mission Trip, by Mark Nitkiewicz
• Is Christianity Hard or Easy? by C.S. Lewis


• That Fair Beguiling Thread – Prayer Poems for Every Occasion, by Sean O'Neill
• Holy, Holy, Holy: Isaiah’s Call and Mission – and Ours, by Tom Mangan
• Spiritual Food for the Forty Days of Lent: Hunger for More of God’s Nourishing Word
• It Is I, Be Not Afraid, poem and Surrender to God, reflection for Lent, by John Henry Newman



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April - May 2019 • Vol. 103
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A Living Bulwark of Disciples on Mission
 

“I am writing so that you may know how to conduct yourself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth”
– 1 Timothy 3:15

• In This Issue: Being a Bulwark that Serves God's Purposes
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On Mission: Being a Bulwark, and Part 2: A Life that Wants to Share Itself, by Steve Clark
• “Reading the Signs of the Times by Bruce Yocum and Bernard Stock
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Living Stones, by Dan Keating, and Taking Our Place in the Bulwark, by Bob Tedesco
• Unity and Growth: Study on Ephesians 4, by Derek Prince

• Born into a Battle: Living a Christian Way of Life in a Secular Society, by Jerry Munk
• The Attack on God's Word – And the Response, by Ralph Martin
• The Gospel of the Kingdom and Liberating the Captives, by Michael Harper
• Love Stronger Than Death:21 Coptic Martyrs & A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,by Martin Luther


• Young Professionals on Mission, by Mike Shaughnessy
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The Eternal Weight of Glory Awaits, by Tom Caballes
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Rewiring My Fears, and Meeting Jesus in Mystery, by Sam Williamson
• Can Beauty Change the World? A Reflection by Maria from The Lovely Commission


• Awakened to Eternity: A Spiritual Journey of Poems for Passiontide and Easter, Jeanne Kun
• The Son of God Goes Forth to War, sung by Will Cannon
• The Incarnate, Crucified, and Risen Lord: Reflections on Christ's Victory Over Sin and Death
• Let There Be Light: Part 3 – Orange, Yellow, Green, On Art, Nature, & Christ, by Ros Yates




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June - July 2019 • Vol. 104
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Extending God's Kingdom
 
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you – and you shall be my witnesses to the ends of the earth” – Acts 1:8

• In This Issue: Extending God's Kingdom
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“Reading the Signs of the Times: Prepare for Trials, but also for Glory, by Bruce Yocum
• The De-Christianizing of Western Society, by Steve Clark
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An Enculturated People: An Obstacle to Building Christian Community? by Bob Tedesco
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Ecumenism of Discipleship, by James Kushiner & A Crown of Thorns for Unity, Michael Harper
 


• Thy Kingdom Come: An Ecumenical Global Prayer Movement – Ascension Day to Pentecost
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Extending God's Kingdom as a Community of Disciples on Mission
, by Carlos Mantica 
• Salt of the Empire: Families and Communities Evangelizing the World, by Mike Aquilina
• The Palm of Martyrdom & The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence, by Gregory the Great

• “Sit at My Right Hand” Royal and Messianic Psalms, by Jeanne Kun
• Moms On Mission, by Amy Hughes
• Promoting Christian Unity in the Sword of the Spirit, A North American Report by Joe Donovan
• Bethany Association 10th Anniversary, An Update Report


• From Seed to Tree, and Spreading the Joy, by Amin Kurani
• Living with Thorns of the Flesh, and Saying No to the Blame Game, by Tom Caballes
• When You Lie..., and Do We Know What We Worship? by Sam Williamson
• Come, Holy Spirit: Prayers, Poems, Meditations, and Homilies




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August - September 2019 • Vol. 105
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Covenant Relationships and Life Together

“I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations” – Isaiah 42:6

• In This Issue: Covenant Life Together - A Prophetic Sign of Restoration
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Restoring Covenant Life & Relationships: The Lord’s Response, by Bob Tedesco
• Covenant Community & Church - A Work of the Spirit, by Steve Clark
• Our Beginnings in Covenant Community - A Worldwide Work of God, by Bruce Yocum
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The Covenant of Grace, by Peter Toon


• Something Old, Something New: Grandparents on Mission, by Pili Galvan-Abouchaar
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Becoming a Man: Grandfathers Helping Boys Become Responsible Men, by James Munk  
• On Being Inter-generational, by Jerry Munk, & Why Early Christians Celebrated the Lord's Day
• Feast or Famine, and How Should We Celebrate? by Bernard Stock


• Back to the Future: What Will Determine the Shape of the Future, by Mike Shaughnessy
• Grace To Be, by Stephanie Smith, and Do You Not Care, Jesus? by Lynne May
• God's Grace Abounds, and The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Caballes
• Trusting Doubt, and Don’t Believe Your Own Headlines, by Sam Williamson

• Reaching Out in Faith - The Woman with a Flow of Blood, by Jeanne Kun
• Prayer Before a Difficult Task: From Prayer Poems for Every Occasion, by Sean O'Neill
• A New Spirit, A new worship song by Joseph Mathias and Will Cannon
• Homage to God's Beautiful Creation, Watercolors by David Kurani



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October / November 2019 • Vol. 106
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Compelling Love – Redeeming Truth
“Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body.. grows so that it builds itself up in love” – Ephesians 4:15-16