The Early Church

What does the return of the Jews from Babylon, and Abraham's call to leave Ur and go to the Promised Land have to do with the Gospel? EVERYTHING!
Have you ever wondered why the church today is not the same as it was when it first began? The first few chapters of the Book of Acts are filled with the wonder and excitement of the vibrant life of love and sharing that resulted from the apostles’ first preaching, and the miraculous ways the Holy...
We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world. (John 9:4-5) The Son of God spoke these words to His disciples, prophesying of a time that was still in the future. After the light of the...
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
After the first century, right doctrine became the “litmus test” for faith instead of loving as Yahshua commanded.1 Late in the first century, Jude urged the believers to contend for the faith delivered once for all to the saints. This word translated as faith means the persuasion to do what the...
World War II was over, and the little sandwich shop on the corner of 14th and E Streets was hopping. Not only were the carhops hopping to and fro amongst the many cars that packed the parking lot, there was also a continual stream of hot rods cruising slowly in one side, around behind, and then...
COME! Join me for a brief but revealing journey into the world of communal living. There are many reasons why people live in community, and their motivations and intentions become evident with the type of community that results. The spectrum is wide — the kibbutzim in Israel, peace and love...
There came a time when the life of Messiah,1 whose life was the light of men, could no longer be found. The last of the overcomers died or were put out of the churches by men like Diotrephes,2 who forcefully suppressed any perceived threat to their solitary authority, or interruptions to their...
Wolves run in packs. Sheep live in flocks. Cattle thrive in herds. Bees and ants are almost without individual identity. Apart from their hives, swarms, and hills their life is meaningless or threatened, because in every way their individual life is one with their social life. What about man? Is...
(The First Radical Pamphlet in Christian History and Why Martin Luther Reviled It)
Like a well-tended garden, the early church in Jerusalem took in an abundance of the light of the Son and produced abundant fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
The physical world often gives us insight into the unseen, spiritual side of creation, just as creation itself proclaims the glory and power of its Creator. The Living Bible very clearly describes this knowledge: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge...
Attempts to live together in community have been wrought with challenge and fraught with difficulty for centuries. If it were easy, everybody would probably live communally, given man's social nature. There would be no need to figure out a better way. Today a whole movement of people live together...
The worst airline crash in history happened when a 747 failed to get off the ground. Instead, it hit another jumbo jet and exploded in a cataclysm of ruin. The full tanks of jet fuel were the final, lethal touch for most of those who survived the impact. The runway became a nightmare landscape of...

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.