Tag Archive | The Brethren

Remembering our Brethren

In the midst of our own trials and tribulations, let us not forget our brethren who are facing death daily in the middle-east.  (CNN)Egyptian warplanes staged a second wave of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS militants, Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online reported, […]

World’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares

Sorry my first post in days concerns such a tragic topic. But truth be told we need to know about these things…right? Christians in the Middle East have been the victims of pogroms and persecution. Where’s the outrage in the West? quote, Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of […]

Israel, Gaza and the Christian’s Response

The latest, Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The intensified airstrikes came as Egyptian-led attempts to […]


Over the past few days the media on-line and on TV (Cable news in particular), has been reporting non-stop on the up-rising in Egypt. And as usual, it didn’t take long before the talking-heads were given center stage in order to “offer us insight” and “help” us (ignorant masses)  figure out what it all ‘really’ […]

Messianic Jews Lose Israeli Court Case

BEERSHEVA, Israel – Four and a half years after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews disrupted a Messianic Jewish service, throwing chairs and assaulting some of the members, an Israeli court ruled against the Messianic Jews’ civil suit this week. “[It was] a complete miscarriage of justice,” said Howard Bass, pastor of Kehilat Nachalat Yeshua (Congregation Yeshua’s […]

Prayer Request

Steve Lumbley, at Apostasy Watch, is in need of prayer. I’m not sure of the circumstances, having only read an update on his website this evening, but God knows. Steve is a true brother and watchman so please remember him in your prayers. From his website, Update Sunday 5-2 @8am Feeling a little better this […]

Michael Spencer -Internet Monk: 1956-2010

God has called our dear brother and fellow blogger home. I received word tonight that Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, our friend, passed away in his home in Oneida, KY, in the presence of his family. With them, we mourn his passing. With them, our tears fall. With them, we express gratitude that Michael is […]

The Happiness Mentality or Pastel Christianity

Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And […]

Resignation or Retaliation..or something else?

This is a very good message by Stephen Sizer. Two Sundays ago I didn’t make it to Church in Bethlehem. In fact I skipped the service intentionally. I wanted to spend the day with a Christian family in a village called Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. Their land has been confiscated. Their beautiful old olive trees […]

3/23/10: Update on Michael Spencer

Lord, we ask your supernatural peace continue to rest upon Michael and the entire Spencer  family. Update from Denise Spencer, posted by Chaplain Mike. There has been another change in Michael’s situation, and I would like readers to know so you can better pray for us. At the encouragement of our oncologist, we have opted […]

The Bethlehem Evangelical Affirmation

I see Brother Andrew of Open Doors has helped draft a petition, The Bethlehem Evangelical Affirmation March 17, 2010 Bethlehem We affirm the foundational truth that God loves everyone (John 3:16). We affirm that as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to do justice and love mercy (Micah 6:8), to be ministers of reconciliation […]

Update on Michael Spencer – Please Pray

Michael and Internet Monk blog have been a true blessing to me since I jumped into blogging. Being a fellow Kentuckian and a brother, I always seemed to understand where he was coming from in his commentaries. Chaplain Mike received this update from Denise Spencer today: It is with a heavy heart that I bring […]

Blood Relation

A profound little message posted at The Assembling of the Church by Alan Knox. This morning, as we were meeting with the church, we started talking about caring for one another – that is, caring for those who are part of “the household of faith” – other believers. One brother said this: “The old saying […]

From the Archives: Who is my Brother?

There continues to be confusion within the body of Christ concerning just who our brethren–our brothers and sisters are. In light of a recent post, I dug this excellent message out of the archives which answers the question, “Who is my Brother?” Christian Zionists regularly assert their brotherhood and solidarity with ethnic Jews (being descendants […]

A serious request from a brother…

Truth Matters is a great Christian  blog. I’ve been blessed by its contents many times in the past. Tonight, our brother in Christ is humbly asking the Church for help. Please see: Prayer and Help For My Mother, Carol On a personal note, let me say this is one reason why I have supported health-care […]

When Christians Disagree

George Whitefield and Charles Wesley, both great preachers and fathers of the faith, disagreed on points of doctrine; some even called it a feud. After many years someone asked Whitefield if he expected to see Wesley in Heaven. After a moment the old preacher shook his head and said, “No, I don’t suppose I will. […]

US Convoy Crosses Into Gaza through Rafah

This is an update on the story posted earlier this month; (The US Media? McKinney’s Call from an Israeli Prison) It appears this group, carrying a million dollars in aid, found another way to get at least half of it into the people of Gaza. According to the report they were only given 24 hours, […]

Prayer request

Church, I’d like to ask you to lift up Ken Silva (at Christian Research Network) and his family in prayer in the coming days. They have experienced a tragedy in their family. (see, For Those Who May Feel Led To Pray…) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father […]

The Family of God

“His whole family in heaven and on earth.” Ephesians 3:15 Excerpts from “THE FAMILY OF GOD” by J. C. Ryle The words which form the title of this paper ought to always stir some feelings in our minds. There is not a man or woman on this earth who is not a member of some […]

Iranian Christians Refuse to Accept Election Results

From Open Doors.USA and Christian NewsWire: quote.. SANTA ANA, Calif., June 16 /Christian Newswire/ — In Tehran many Iranians haven’t accepted the results of the presidential elections held last Friday. News reports show protesters streaming through the streets of Iran’s capital. There are also reports that Ayatollah Khamenei has directed the Guardian Council to examine […]

Christian Zionists Snap at the Heels of A Man From Galilee

I find this story extremely sad. In my heart, I will never understand how so many Christians in America can possibly believe Christian Zionism (and many of the teachings of dispensationalism) is/are biblical when it could elicit a response like this below, toward a brother in Christ. From:  We Hold These Truths An Israeli Arab […]

Guest Author: The End of the American Dream

The End of the American Dream by Thomas Watkins I’m writing about something sacred to me, and you will understand as I go on. I am 59, and I have been given dreams and visions, along with many other experiences with God since 1972, the year of my salvation and indwelling. In general , I […]

Cruelty and silence in Gaza

These brothers and sisters in Christ are all but forgotten.. From JPost: quote.. Unremarked upon by the Western media, a systematic campaign of persecution is taking place in the Gaza Strip, and to a lesser extent in the West Bank. The general silence surrounding this campaign aids its perpetrators. The victims are Palestinian Christians, in […]

Deception, Prophecy, Judgment, and Idols

“THEN CAME certain of the elders of Israel to me and sat before me. And the word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and put the stumbling block of their iniquity and guilt before their faces; should I permit Myself to be […]

Who is my Brother?

Excellent message from Messianic Good News: ** Christian Zionists regularly assert their brotherhood and solidarity with ethnic Jews (being descendants of Jacob, particularly those who lay claim to the Land). A group known as Biblical Zionists appeals through its website: ‘join us as we stand with our Jewish brothers and see the victory of The […]

How the Early Church Responded to their ‘Global Economic’ Crisis

Good message today at Yesu Mulungi from Uganda’s Kato Mivule: As the US Economic Crisis spreads to Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, many Christians still hold themselves captive to fear mongering, paranoia, and anxiety. Rather than see this crisis as an impediment, I believe that Christians can fully use this opportunity to […]

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