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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, June 2, 2016

"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"

"I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands . . ."

(Psalm 77:1,2)

The Middle East in Focus

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

1. 'Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours,' PM says - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear Wednesday that he was opposed to a return to the pre-1967 division of Jerusalem in a future peace deal and slammed a UNESCO resolution eliding Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

"Our roots are deeper than any other nation's, including to the Temple Mount. Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours," he said, speaking in a special Knesset session marking Jerusalem Day.

Israel doesn't need to "make excuses for [its] presence in Jerusalem," he added, but he did not definitively rule out any territorial concessions in the city.

"We remember Jerusalem up until the [1967] Six Day War," he said, when the city was split, with Israelis excluded from the Old City and its eastern neighborhoods. "We certainly do not want to return to that situation." (Read more)

2. Kahlon appeals to Herzog: Regional peace efforts 'more substantial' than reported - Times of Israel

There is a substantive effort underway to launch a regional peace initiative between Israel and several Arab neighbors, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon indicated Wednesday, as he called on Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog to join the Likud-led coalition.

"The rumors and talk of a significant diplomatic move in the region are far more substantial than mere hints in newspapers," the Kulanu party leader said at an event in Netanya.

"I call on the Zionist Union to join the government and not to miss the historic window of opportunity that has been created," he added. "This is not the time or place to offer details, but we have a rare opportunity for a dramatic shift at the regional level." (Read more)

3. Jewish Home vows no Palestinian state while it's in government - Times of Israel

The Jewish Home party on Tuesday said there would be no Palestinian state while it is in the government, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman voiced some support for an Arab peace proposal and a two-state solution.

In a dramatic move, Netanyahu on Monday partially endorsed the Arab Peace Initiative, offering to negotiate with the Arab world regarding the parameters of the plan, which promises Israel full diplomatic ties with 57 Arab and Muslim states in return for cementing a peace accord with the Palestinians. (Read more)

4. UN Mideast envoy: Israeli ministers are 'killing hope' for peace - Times of Israel

JERUSALEM - The UN's special coordinator for the Middle East peace process on Wednesday accused a key coalition partner of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "killing hope" for an agreement.

Nickolay Mladenov spoke after Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked from the right-wing Jewish Home, which holds several portfolios in Netanyahu's government, declared the party would never support a two-state solution.

"The determination of some ministers in Israel to block progress and kill hope by promoting illegal settlements and rejecting a Palestinian state is concerning," Mladenov said in a statement to AFP. (Read more)

5. EU warns Israel: Further demolitions of Palestinian homes will harm our ties - Jerusalem Post

The European Union has warned Israel that its policy of demolishing illegal Palestinian homes - including construction it has funded - is harming ties between Israel and its 28 member states.

It issued its warning at a closeddoor meeting last week between EU officials in Israel and representatives from the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

Among those present were EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg Andersen and COGAT head Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai. (Read more)

6. Christadelphians: Bringing Jews and Christians Together as Family - Breaking Christian News

In a new book, a member of an obscure Christian sect has set out to document a chapter in the Holocaust that brought Jews and Christians together, not in belief or even friendship, but as one family living under the same roof.

Following Kristallnacht in November 1938, Britain, the only willing host country, began the Kindertransport, taking in over 10,000 Jewish children from Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. Conscientious objectors and shunners of politics, the Christadelphians, an obscure Christian sect, were unlikely hosts, but in the face of the growing evil that threatened the Jews, they decided to take action. Their participation in the Kindertransport saved 250 Jewish children from almost certain death. (Read more)

"And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.'" (Genesis 28:15)

The Daily Brief

1. Blue Angels jet, Thunderbird F-16 crash in separate incidents - CNN

A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 jet and an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 crashed Thursday in separate incidents in Tennessee and Colorado, officials said. The Blue Angels pilot was killed, Smyrna, Tennessee, town manager Harry Gill told reporters. There were no civilian injuries, he said. The Thunderbirds pilot safely ejected, officials said.

The Thunderbirds F-16 crashed south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, after it and other Thunderbirds flew over a U.S. Air Force Academy commencement ceremony attended by President Barack Obama. Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, commander of the Air Force's Thunderbirds demonstration team, told reporters that the pilot, Maj. Alex Turner, experienced an unspecified problem as he was trying to land after the flyover and ejected.

"He had already put his gear down, and that's when the incident occurred," Hammond said, adding that Turner radioed that he was maneuvering so he wouldn't hit any houses. "He made a conscious effort to direct his aircraft away from some of the local neighborhoods." (Read more)

- Father God, we lift up the family of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died today in the incident in Tennessee. We are also grateful for both his bravery and that of Major Alex Turner, who each steered their aircraft away from residential areas, even as they lost control of these jets. We ask, Lord, for a thorough investigation to now take place into the cause of both of these incidents, that all others be safe in the air. We ask this in Your name, amen.

- "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

2. Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2016 - The White House

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. (Read more)

- Lord, we are so grieved by the President advocating this sinful behavior. As the nation and the world grow more enamored with the LGBT agenda, we throw ourselves at Your feet and plead for mercy, in repentance. Help us, O Lord, we pray, in Your name, amen.

- "For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it." (Genesis 19:13)

3. State leader quits ACLU after daughters were 'visibly frightened' by men using women's restroom - LifeSiteNews

The African-American woman who leads a state chapter of the ACLU has resigned, citing her own daughters' "frightened" reaction to biological males using the women's restroom.

The organization's increasing focus on legislating the transgender lobby's concerns pushed Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, to tender her resignation.

"I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women's restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered," she wrote. "My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer," she continued. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that this situation has caused one liberal attorney to resign her connection to the ACLU. We pray for more and more people to see the truth. We pray that this woman will come to know You in the midst of this situation. In Jesus' name, amen.

- "And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, 'you are not My people,' there they will be called sons of the living God." (Romans 9:26)

4. Transgender bathroom debate likely headed to Supreme Court - CBS

The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling on the matter. The Gloucester County School Board had asked for a review by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel said in a 2-1 decision last month that a Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boy's restroom.

In his dissent of Tuesday's decision denying the school board's request for full-court review, Judge Paul V. Niemeyer urged the school board to ask the high court to hear the case, saying the "momentous nature" of the topic "deserves an open road to the Supreme Court." "Bodily privacy is historically one of the most basic elements of human dignity and individual freedom. And forcing a person of one biological sex to be exposed to persons of the opposite biological sex profoundly offends this dignity and freedom," Niemeyer wrote. (Read more)

- Father, we ask that this WILL move to the Supreme Court, and quickly. But we also pray that you will move on the hearts of the SCOTUS to see the truth of this issue, and rule in favor of the safety of women and children across America. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen.

- "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." (1 Corin. 5:10)

5. Billy Graham: 'The Days of Noah' Are Returning to Earth - Christian Post

The Rev. Billy Graham warns in a message in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Decision magazine that God's judgment is due to return to Earth. The Baptist minister points to Genesis 6:5, which warns that God's "great Day of Judgment" will come just as the floods came during Noah's time - it could happen in 100 years or 1,000 years.

"Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually," the verse from Genesis 6:5 reads.

The flood is also referenced in Matthew 24:37-39, which reads: "As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." (Read more)

- Father, as we watch the world events open before us, and end of days prophecy come to pass, we ask that You move into Your Kingdom, the rest of the people who will come. Let the end harvest be filled with Your Glory!

- "And behold the Glory of the God is Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His Glory." (Ezekiel 43:2)

6. Planned Parenthood Pushes California to Convict Reporters as Felons for Investigating Abortion Practices - Christian Post

Planned Parenthood is pushing California lawmakers to pass a bill that would criminalize reporters and media outlets that publish undercover video and audio of abortion clinic practices by convicting them as felons.

The unconstitutional bill aimed at silencing the press, Assembly Bill 1671, would ban reporters from reporting on their own recorded conversations and video footage as well as publishing reports on undercover investigations conducted by pro-life advocacy groups. AB 1671 was authored by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, who in 2015 was the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Champion of Choice Award.

If passed and signed into law by the state's Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, reporters could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to two to three years in state prison. (Read more)

- Father, it is appalling that any state would seek to pass a law against investigation into this abomination, or destroying the freedom of the press. We ask for this bill to fail miserably. In Jesus' name, amen.

- "And He said to me: Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give wicked counsel in this city . . ." (Ezekiel 11:2)

7. France says Israeli settlements main 'threat' to two-state solution, ahead of peace summit - Jerusalem Post

Forget unrelenting terrorism, the Hamas-Fatah split, and the consistent Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as the national home of the Jews, a French pre-summit paper on Thursday said settlement activity is the main threat to a two state solution.

The brief document put out by the French Foreign Ministry to explain the French initiative and the one day Middle East summit to be held in Paris on Friday said the two-state solution was under increased threat, "particularly with regard to continued settlement activities."

The document did not include a word regarding Palestinian culpability for the current diplomatic logjam. It also seemed to seek to revitalize the notion, which lost much of its currency following the Arab Spring, that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was at the core of instability in the Middle East.

"The crises engulfing the region have in no way reduced the significance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," the paper read. "It is up to us to take action to recreate a political outlook which encourages renewed bilateral negotiations between the two currently deadlocked parties." (Read more)

- Father God, because the two key negotiating partners - Israel and the Palestinian Authority - have been left out of this meeting, these talks are bound to fail. We continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but we ask that this peace would come forth only in Your way, and in Your time. In Jesus' name, amen.

- "There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 14:12)

8. France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further - BBC

The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain. The move will allow staff to move works at risk of damage to higher parts of the gallery, a statement said.

The Seine, which runs through Paris past the Louvre, has risen five metres above normal levels. Heavy rains across Europe have left at least 10 people dead, most of them in Germany.

More downpours are forecast right through the weekend across a band of central Europe from France to Ukraine, with as much as 50mm (2in) of rain falling in some parts in just a few hours. (Read more)

- Holy God, Your Word is true and does not lie. Could it be that there is a connection between the devastation of these rising waters . . . and the talks that are about to take place tomorrow in Paris? -- Talks which seek to divide Your land? We ask nevertheless that You would show Your mercy to the people of France, for You are a God of love. In Your name, amen.

- "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse . . ." (Genesis 12:3a)

9. Mogadishu attack: 13 dead after gunmen storm hotel - CNN

Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen set off an explosion and stormed a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and three attackers, a security official said. A lengthy siege at Mogadishu's Ambassador Hotel ended early Thursday, said Somali security official Ahmed Barre.

One militant died in an initial car bomb attack, according to the National Intelligence and Security Agency. Barre said the other two were killed by Somali special forces.

At least 40 other people were injured in the attack, according to Capt. Da'ud Hajji, a senior Somali police officer. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask for Your intervention in this region, that more and more Muslims will come to know Your truth and turn from their wicked ways. We ask for comfort for the victims of the attacks by jihadists all across the Middle East. In Your name, amen.

- "The Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."
(Isaiah 40:5a,b)

10. Jan Crouch Dies at 78; Christian Leaders Send Condolences to Trinity Broadcasting Network Co-Founder's Family- Christian Post

Jan Crouch's death, announced by her son and Trinity Broadcasting Network Tuesday morning, has sent a flood of condolences and fond memory posts on social media, including some from well-known Christian leaders.

Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel in Georgia and New York Times best-selling author, took to Instagram with his touching tribute. "Jan Crouch will always be remembered for her love for Jesus and her love for souls. What she and her husband did in building @trinitybroadcastingnetwork is nothing less than remarkable. She gave me my start, I will forever be grateful.@mattandlauriecrouch and family we love you, we stand with you, and we are praying for you!"

Jan and her late husband, Paul Crouch, together built the world's largest Christian cable network and changed the course of Christian television for over 40 years. Last week, Jan Crouch was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke, and her son and TBN successor, Mat Crouch, announced early Tuesday morning that she passed away at the age of 78. (Read more)

- Thank You, Father, for the life of Jan Crouch. We praise You for her joyful homecoming.

- "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and lt us run with endurance the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12:1)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Trump says political media is dishonest

The Hill reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the news media had a run in after Memorial Day weekend, and Trump vowed that he will continue to be critical of the news media if he becomes President. The row came when Trump announced that he would give some six million dollars, including a million of his own money, to several veterans groups. Reporters questioned why he had taken so long to give the money when he had held a fund-raiser for veterans in January. Trump launched into a fiery exchange with the media because he felt they were criticizing him for what he considered doing a good thing for veterans. This is a far cry from how the press treats the current "president."

According to The Hill, here's the dialogue: "It seems to me you're resistant to the kind of scrutiny that you get with running for president of the United States?" said CNN anchor Jim Acosta. Trump responded: "I like scrutiny, but you know what, when I raise money-excuse me, excuse me, I've watched you on television and you're a real beauty-when I raise money for the veterans, and it's a massive amount of money-find out how much Hillary Clinton has given to the veterans, it's nothing." "I don't want the credit for it, but I don't want to be lambasted," Trump added. Later, Trump pointed to an ABC reporter and called him a "sleaze."

The reporters tried to educate Trump on why they ask such questions, but he was having none of it. One reporter said, "Writing a million dollar check is incredibly generous ... but your critics say you exaggerate. Is this a prime example?" Another asked, "Why exaggerate?" Another reporter said, "When Democrats are raising questions, the press is also reflecting what your opposition is saying about you...We're not just us throwing questions at you." Trump responded that he didn't mind the criticism coming from the opposition, but said it's different when it comes from the press, "I think the political press is among the most dishonest I've ever seen. I have to tell you that...I see the stories and the way they're couched."

Let us recall the "president's" final White House Correspondents' Dinner last month. He said of the media, "But we've always shared the same goal--to root our public discourse in the truth; to open the doors of this democracy; to do whatever we can to make our country and our world more free and more just. And I've always appreciated the role that you have all played as equal partners in reaching these goals." The "president" describes a free press as one that has the same goals as the White House. Trump says the political press is among the most dishonest he has ever seen. Psalm 12:2 may be an accurate description of the press: "They speak deceit every one with his neighbor; with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak." And Trump is making sure they know he is on to them, as should we.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Statement by AIPAC

The French Conference: What it Means

As you likely know, a one-day international conference is being held tomorrow in Paris, intended to expedite a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Much will likely be written about this conference in the coming days. Below is some background on these talks, AIPAC's position, and what these developments could portend for the peace process moving forward.

Who is attending the conference?

The French conference is being held at the ministerial level, and includes representatives from the Middle East Quartet (United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations), as well as the Arab League, the U.N. Security Council and about 20 other countries. Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the United States. Notably, the Israelis and the Palestinians were not invited to participate.

Why are the French hosting this conference?

By all accounts, France believes that restarting the process through non-direct talks could help pave the way for an agreement later. The French have indicated their belief that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the central problem in the Middle East, and that it "fuels radical rhetoric and extremist violence."

What is the stated goal of the talks?

The French approach appears designed to replace U.S. efforts to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table and to pressure Israel for unilateral concessions. According to reports from the past few days, the talks are believed to be aimed at formulating parameters for a solution to the core issues of a final peace deal, including borders, security, refugees, Jerusalem, settlements and water. The conference will also reportedly seek to impose a rigid set of deadlines for negotiations to take place.

How do Israel and the Palestinians feel about this?

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Israel's opposition to internationalizing the conflict: "The path to peace is via direct negotiations and without preconditions between the parties. That's how it was in the past when we achieved peace with Egypt and also with Jordan, and that's how it needs to be with the Palestinians." Netanyahu has also expressed interest in engaging the Arab world in the peace process based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

The Palestinian Authority and the PLO support the conference. One member of the PLO Executive Committee, Wassel Abu Youssef has said, "Meeting the Palestinian rights is our precondition to any initiative, mainly the withdrawal from the entire occupied Palestinian territories along the 1967 borders." He also added, "We will refuse to recognize the Jewishness of the State of Israel."

What is AIPAC's position, and what does this all mean?

For decades, AIPAC has supported and actively lobbied for legislation that promotes a two state solution through direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Most recently, we lobbied lawmakers on this issue at our March Policy Conference. Following that effort, 394 House members signed a bipartisan letter emphasizing the need for direct talks.

History has proven that the best way to further the peace process toward a two-state solution is through direct, bilateral negotiations between the parties.

While we share the hopes of those in the international community seeking a peaceful resolution, we believe the French initiative could actually hinder the pursuit of peace. We are concerned that this conference could provide the Palestinians reason to not engage in direct talks with Israel, lead to an imposed solution, and apply severe international pressure on Israel to capitulate to Palestinian demands.

A far better path forward would be for the international community to persuade the Palestinians to return to direct negotiations without preconditions -- which Israel has repeatedly welcomed.

We will continue to update you on these developments as they unfold. Sincerely,

Rob Bassin

AIPAC National Political Director

P.S. AIPAC has produced a fact sheet on the peace process, which you can download and share by clicking here.

Ryan Endorses Trump

Ryan Endorses Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan today formally endorsed Donald Trump for president.

In a column for his hometown newspaper, Ryan wrote that the choice facing voters wasn't between two people, but two starkly different visions for America.

"House Republicans are helping shape that Republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead," Ryan wrote. "Donald Trump can help us make it a reality."

Read Ryan's full endorsement here.
(Source: Gary Bauer)

Cleveland, Churchill, and Islam

Cleveland, Churchill: Islamic Threats in Turkey & Egypt

Source: The American Minute: June 2, 2016

"Will . . . the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world?"

A wedding took place in the White House, JUNE 2, 1886.

One of three Presidents to marry in office and the only President to wed on White House grounds, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom and together they had five children.

Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th President - the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.

In his 2nd Inaugural, March 4, 1893, Grover Cleveland stated:

"Above all, I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid."

. . . At this same time, 1897-1898, a young British soldier named Winston Churchill fought in northwest India, Egypt and Sudan, serving under the command of British General Herbert Kitchener.
Winston Churchill entered the British Parliament and went on to become Britain's Prime Minister. He wrote in his two-volume work, The (Nile) River War:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!

The fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog.

Insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity."

Churchill continued:

"The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities . . . but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it."

Churchill concluded:

"No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.

It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step;

and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome." (Read more)

The Persecuted Church

Urgent Prayer in Battle against ISIS for Fallujah: Some 20,000 Children Trapped in City, being Used as Human Shields

(Iraq)-[CBN News] As Iraqi troops battles ISIS for control of Fallujah, the U.N. children's fund warns at least 20,000 children are trapped inside. (Screengrab via CBN News) The northern Iraqi city has been under Islamic State control for more than two years. A week ago, Iraqi government troops launched an operation to re-capture it.

There are concerns that ISIS is using children and their families as human shields, a not uncommon tactic among Islamic terror groups, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. (Read more)

Classic Hymns

Songs We Still Sing Today!


"For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit." (I Corinthians 12:13)


We are one in the Spirit We are one in the Lord We are one in the Spirit We are one in the Lord

And we pray that all unity May one day be restored And they'll know we are Christians By our love, By our love Yes, they'll know we are Christians By our love

We will walk with each other We will walk hand in hand We will walk with each other We will walk hand in hand And together we'll spread the news That God is in our land

We will work with each other We will work side by side We will work with each other We will work side by side And we'll guard each man's dignity And save each man's pride

All praise to the Father From whom all things come And all praise to Christ Jesus His only son And all praise to the Spirit Who makes us one

Make us one, Lord!

Make us one, Lord!


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About the Author:

Words: Peter Scholtes


About the hymn:

Peter wrote the hymn "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" while he was a parish priest at St. Brendan's on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. At the time, he was leading a youth choir out of the church basement and was looking for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events. When he couldn't find such a song, he wrote the now-famous hymn in a single day.

Signs and Wonders

All Sky Fireball Network

Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on

On Jun. 1, 2016, the network reported 22 fireballs.
In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue).

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)

The Good News Corner

Millions to Celebrate the "Forefathers" of Christianity in Africa

(Uganda)-[CBN News] Christians in the East African nation of Uganda are preparing to celebrate Martyrs Day on June 3.

The day commemorates the martyrdom of 45 Ugandan men who converted to Christianity between the years of 1885 and 1887.

The story goes that the king of the country at that time was so outraged by their decision to convert that he ordered the mostly young men to be burnt to death. The men, whose ages were between 14 and 50, are referred to as the 'forefathers' of Christianity in Africa. Twenty-two of the men were Catholic, the rest were Anglican.

Ugandan authorities estimate that nearly 2 million people will attend memorial services this Friday, including the country's president, Yoweri Museveni. (Read more)

Today's Worship

Today's Worship:

Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father
Worship Him together . . . here . . .

Election 2016: Prayer Resources

"Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)

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