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The Brethren Card

This body of Christians originated early in the eighteenth century the church being a natural outgrowth of the Pietistic movement following the Reformation. Firmly accepts …

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Drowning In A Ditch

When the English explorer Sir Francis Drake returned from his fifth voyage around the world, he was caught in a small but intense storm on …

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Prayer and Revival

EditorialJuly/August, 2001Volume 36, Number 4 We continue this issue with our theme of revival. By the time you read this, Annual Conference will be in …

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From Biblical Nonresistance to “Peace”

Editorial March/April, 1999 Volume 34, Number 2 It is necessary to be reminded again of basic New Testament teaching for the Christian. The Sermon on …

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Brethren Mission Fund — Winter 2022

David and Veola Bucher David Bucher, from the Heidelberg Congregation (ANE District), and his wife Veola, have been serving in prison ministry in Alabama through …

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Heaven For the Saved

EditorialJanuary/February, 2021Volume 56, Number 1   The word Heaven appears about (222) times in the New Testament. More than half of those occurrences (127) are …

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Regular Columns

Over the years the BRF Witness has carried a number of regular columns besides the News and Comments section. They include:

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  • A Word About Words
  • New Testament Teachings
  • The Bread Basket
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  • A Word About Words
  • New Testament Teachings
  • The Bread Basket

Regarding Short Prayers

All of us church-going people have endured long prayers at one point or another! Someone once told me that poor prayers shouldn’t be long, and good prayers needn’t be long. …

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How Can I Know The Truth?

On the great rocks and crags of the California coast near Monterey are Cedars of Lebanon, growing in the very midst of the rock. In some …

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Harsh and Unjust Criticism

Are you better at receiving harsh and unjust criticism or giving it? Would you rather be on the receiving end or the giving end of harsh and unjust criticism? If we admit it, …

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Lost Harvest

In the early 1800s a windmill salesman passed through a Midwest farming area. This was long before the days of electricity, and so windmills were …

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Secret Retaliation

“John” is in church leadership in a neighboring congregation. Some time ago the two of us were discussing how hurtful people in our flocks can …

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The Power of a Silent Example

The poet Edgar A. Guest wrote: “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day!” Shortly after the close of the Civil War, one Sunday morning a former …

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BRF Views

As a conference, we have written extensively on different views we hold to and why. Below is a list of different topics. 

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  • Abortion
  • Adam and Eve
  • Afghanistan
  • Anabaptism
  • Anabaptist thought
  • Angels
  • Annual Conference
  • Answered prayer
  • Apostasy in the church
  • Applause in church
  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Attitudes toward Jesus
  • Baptism
  • Basic beliefs of the Brethren
  • Biblical Reliability
  • Biblical Trustworthiness
  • Body Piercing
  • Born again?
  • Capital Punishment
  • Capitalism
  • Christ's Advent
  • Christ's Resurrection
  • Doctrine
  • Early Brethren History
  • Euthanasia
  • Justice
  • Later Brethren History
  • New Testament
  • Newer Bible translations
  • Sin
  • Tattoos
  • The "Brethren" name
  • The atonement of Christ
  • The Blood of Christ
  • The fall
  • U.S. Bicentennial
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  • All
  • Abortion
  • Adam and Eve
  • Afghanistan
  • Anabaptism
  • Anabaptist thought
  • Angels
  • Annual Conference
  • Answered prayer
  • Apostasy in the church
  • Applause in church
  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Attitudes toward Jesus
  • Baptism
  • Basic beliefs of the Brethren
  • Biblical Reliability
  • Biblical Trustworthiness
  • Body Piercing
  • Born again?
  • Capital Punishment
  • Capitalism
  • Christ's Advent
  • Christ's Resurrection
  • Doctrine
  • Early Brethren History
  • Euthanasia
  • Justice
  • Later Brethren History
  • New Testament
  • Newer Bible translations
  • Sin
  • Tattoos
  • The "Brethren" name
  • The atonement of Christ
  • The Blood of Christ
  • The fall
  • U.S. Bicentennial
2000-2009

The Cancer of Discontent

EditorialJuly/August, 2021Volume 56, Number 4 Webster defines discontentment as a “lack of satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation. It can be a “sense of grievance: …

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Short Articles

Minister’s Training Course Alternate Book List

Suggested by Brethren Revival Fellowship (links are to Christian Book Distributors, Amazon.com, Brethren Press, or used book outlets.BRF links to these sites as a service …

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2010 - Present

What Is the Covenant Brethren Church

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