ACTS OF KINDNESS
Author Unknown
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This young man was driving home one evening, on a two lane country road. Work in this small mid-western community was almost as slow as his beat-up Pontiac, but he never quit looking. Ever since the factory closed, he'd been unemployed, and with winter coming on, the chill had finally hit home.

 

It was a lonely road. Not very many people had a reason to be on it, unless they were leaving. Most of his friends had already left. They had families to feed and dreams to fulfill, but he stayed on. After all, this was where he buried his mother and father. He was born here and he knew the country. He could go down this road blind, and tell you what was on either side, and with his headlights not working , this came in handy.

 

It was starting to get dark and light snow flurries were coming down. He'd better get a move on. You know, he almost didn't see the old lady, stranded on the side of the road. But even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

 

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help, for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe. He looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you. He said, "I'm here to help you Ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan."

 

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt. As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through.

 

She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid. Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. She asked him how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She had already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.

 

Bryan never thought twice about the money. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way. He told her if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance that they needed, and Bryan added "...and think of me." He waited until she started her car and drove off.

 

It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The cash register was like the telephone of an out of work actor--it didn't ring much.

 

Her waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase.

 

The lady noticed that the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger.

Then she remembered Bryan. . .

 

After the lady finished her meal, and the waitress went to get change for a hundred dollar bill, the lady slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. She wondered where the lady could be, then she noticed something written on the napkin under which were 4 one-hundred dollar bills. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote. It said: "You don't owe me anything, I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you."

 

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard.

 

She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, "Everything's gonna be all right - I love you, Bryan."

 

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby, incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which separated him from God, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinner in thought, word, and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thereby, become children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

 

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Mission Statement

Brothers In Christ Mens Fellowship offers a place for Christian men across the globe to come together in fellowship, lifting up in prayer and encouraging one another in the spirit; striving to become more Christlike through surrender and obedience to Jesus Christ.


Vision Statement

The Vision of Brothers In Christ Mens Fellowship is best defined by the following Holy Scriptures: As Christian men, "We stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Philippians 1:27, Ephesians 4:3

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting "I am saved." I'm whispering "I was lost"; That is why I chose this way.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble, And need someone to be my guide.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak, And pray for strength to carry on.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed, And cannot ever pay the debt.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are too visible, But God believes I'm worth it.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, Which is why I speak His name.


When I say, "I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge. I have no authority; I only know I am loved.

 

As Christians, we are part of the fellowship of the unashamed. We have Holy Spirit power. We have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. We're a disciple of His. We won't look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. Our past is redeemed, our present makes sense, our future is secure. We're finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals. We no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, or popularity. We don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. We now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer and labor by power. Our face is set, our goal is heaven, our road is narrow, our way is rough, our companions are few, our guide reliable, our mission clear. We cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back. We will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. We won't give up, shut up or let up until we have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. We are a disciple of Jesus. We must go till He comes, give till we drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops us. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing us, our banner will be clear.

 

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Brothers In Christ Mens Fellowship 

Oath Of Allegiance To Christ

 

Christ with me, Christ in me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ under me, Christ over me,

Christ to the right of me, Christ to the left of me,

Christ in my lying down, Christ in my rising up;

Christ, my all in all.

 

[Adopted 2003]

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Brothers in Christ Men's Fellowship was formed as an outreach to our Christian brothers when Kenn Bruner and Mike Donahoe recognized a need and an opportunity for fellowship with other Christian men across the globe.

 

Our fellowship is fostered in two ways: a weekly devotional and a weekly prayer list. The devotion is updated each week on our web page. The prayer list is also updated each week on the web page so that you may receive intercessory prayer from other brothers.

 

You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter by following the links listed below.

 

We invite any man who has professed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life or who are interested in finding out more about following Christ to join us in fellowship. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Your Brothers in Christ,

Mike Donahoe and Kenn Bruner

 

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Brothers in Christ will be celebrating our 15th Anniversary on July 1st.

 

 

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BIC ON FACEBOOK

 

Brothers, we have a Facebook page that you can join. As a member, you can meet other BIC members, post prayer requests and any other post you want to share with the group. There you can also log into Facebook Chat and talk with other members anytime.

 

How to start a chat with members of your group:

1. Click * at the top right of your group and select Send Message

2. Use the checkboxes to select who you want to message, or click ‘Select All’ to message the entire group

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Note: Anyone in the conversation can add other people, whether those people are in the group or not. Anyone added will be able to see all of the previous messages in the conversation.

 

Click on this link, sign into your account and join us on Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/brothersinchrist2001/ ).

 

 

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Brothers in Christ Men's Fellowship

is headquartered in

St. James, MO   USA

 

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Brothers In Christ Mens Fellowship
Founded 2001



"We stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel;
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace."


Philippians 1:27~Ephesians 4:3

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