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The Whole Family in Heaven and Earth


My experience is limited, but I do not know of anyone who is thriving spiritually but has voluntarily separated themselves from their brothers and sisters in Christ. The weekly assembly is a vital part of our life in Christ. Last Sunday was the 23rd Family of God assembly. At this (nearly) annual event, all the […]

Commit to Faithful Men

Recife elders to Belo Jardim (06Aug22)

Fellowship with members of the Belo Jardim congregation. In 1985 the leader of a Bible study group in the city of Belo Jardim (120 miles west) came to Recife for business. While here, he passed in front of our School of the Bible. He was curious, so he came in to find out more. He […]

“Put in order what was left unfinished”: new eldership.

Elder's at the São Lourenço congregation.

It is possible that when Paul passed through Crete briefly as a prisoner of Rome (Acts 27), God used him to plant the church there. Later, Paul sent his coworker Titus to continue the task of maturing the church. “The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was […]

Reflections on the Great Pandemic of 2020-21

Teachers meeting (22Aug21) (1)

I’m not sure how history will record the last year-and-a-half, but it has been an exceptionally tense period. Many became ill; some died, and everyone was affected. The church was not spared participation in this trying period. The faith of some grew cold while others were strengthened as with refinement by fire. In the end, […]