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    God’s Own Love

    Good Friday is a time we remember the sacrificial death of Christ for the sins of the world. The angel of the Lord told Mary to name the child that God is going to give her through Holy Spirit as “Jesus” as he will save His people from their sins. John the Baptist identified the same and so He proclaimed, “Behold the lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29). And Jesus finally affirmed His saving act by laying down His life on the cross. The cross becomes central to our faith in Christ. It …

  • Devotionals

    March 2017

    “So they set out from the mountain of the Lord and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during those three days to find them a place to rest”. Numbers 10:33 The Israelites were delivered from their bondage in Egypt by the mighty hand of God and were led by God’s servant Moses to the Promised Land. God had promised His people that He is taking them to a land that flows with milk and honey. On the course, God renewed His covenant with His people, gave them Laws and instructions for …

  • Devotionals

    October 2016

    “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 Paul writes this letter to the church in Philippi from the prison in Rome. The importance of this letter becomes further magnified as he writes from prison as well as in his old age. Paul’s ministry was characterized by his faith, passion, courage, intellect and most of all his determination. He was called by God to preach the Gospel to the gentiles and …

  • Devotionals

    July 2016

    “It is good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.” Psalm 119:71 We might face afflictions and hard times in life. The afflictions may be different for different people, but everyone goes through it. God will teach us something through these hard times, if we are willing to obey to His voice. The people of Israel didn’t learn God’s faithfulness when they were fine, but when they were struggling. They learned to trust God through that struggle. Job too understood God and His ways better in His afflictions. We can see that especially in chapter …

  • Devotionals

    March 2016

    “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18 Apostle Paul very firmly establishes the primary work for which we God’s children must strive for; yes, the ministry of reconciliation. In the Old Testament period, the priest laid down the offerings and sacrifices of the people in the altar to reconcile them with God. Since Christ came and gave Himself as a sacrificial offering, He also became our high priest, who reconciled us back to God. This message of reconciliation becomes central to our faith and ministry. …

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    January 2016

    “They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” Psalm 125:1 God has graciously led us throughout 2015. He led us through good and bad times. There would have been moments of hope, joy, loneliness, doubts and confusion, but God led us through it all. As we step in to another year of uncertainties, challenges and expectations, one thing we can be sure of is God’s presence for those who trust in Him. This year when I sat in God’s presence for a word, the word which strongly echoed in …

  • Devotionals

    July 2015

    “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these.” John 21:15 The life of Peter is one of the most inspirational Journeys recorded in the Bible. From an ordinary fisherman on the shores of Galilee to one of Christ’s most devoted Apostle, his journey is truly remarkable. Peter had no idea about what would happen to his life. He never thought that one day he would meet the Saviour of the world and his life would be changed forever. Luke beautifully records Peter’s encounter with the Lord. It was after the disappointment of not catching a single …

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    May 2015

    “So he got up ate and drank. Strengthened by the food, he travelled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God” 1 Kings 19:8 Those were turbulent times in Israel under the rule of King Ahab. He married Jezebel a sidonian and began to serve and worship Baal. The Lord had caused rains to stop because of the sins of the king and the people of Israel. There was severe famine and drought due to this all throughout the land. Finally Elijah ordered King Ahab to gather 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of …

  • Devotionals

    March 2015

    “Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:6 This devotional comes to you at a point when in some parts of the world hatred is shown against Christians especially in India where the intention behind the human service of Christians are ridiculed and questioned. After the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the early Apostolic church was active, focused and functional. Three of the main activities of the Apostles were waiting on God in prayer and praise (Acts 2:42-47), …

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    January 2015

    “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” John 14:15-16 The greatest gift one can receive as a believer in Jesus Christ is God’s guidance through the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit. As a child of God the greatest responsibility we have on this earth is hearing the voice of God and responding to his guidance in every step of our lives. In the world where we are surrounded by opinions, ideas and suggestions all around us influencing our …