• Alive In The Risen Christ

    Alive In The Risen Christ

    Forty days of preparation, self-denial, special church services, prayer fellowships, Bible meditations, well-decorated churches, early morning church gatherings, festivities and feasting with families – Yes, that’s our Easter! Probably we can add Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, Easter markets and Easter Monday holidays to the list even if Good Friday is not considered as a global holiday. This is the annual time for us to remember, announce and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Though year after year, it helps shift focus from a busy routine to give on an average extra five percentage of our time to God, it …

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    Christ Died and Brought Us Life

    The very first verse that God spoke about Jesus Christ was about His cross (Refer Genesis 3:15). It’s that Christ would crush the devil’s head and the devil would bruise Christ’s heel, which was symbolic of the cross, the kind of death He is going to suffer all because of Man’s sin. That was the first promise after man’s fall. What a peculiar way to introduce Christ to mankind in words. Eve ate the forbidden fruit and blamed the serpent. Adam was clever to blame both Eve and God at the same time (Refer Genesis 3:12,13). Both went into a …

  • We Will See Marvellous Things

    You Just Need to Trust God

    As the New Year dawns, each one of us enters the New Year from various situations within and around us. Some might have an excitement about a new blossoming year as the last year would have yielded unexpected things in their lives beyond what they envisaged. Some might not bother about what is happening around them, as they would have lost their hope and live a numb life. Even many believers fall in the latter group. Though they enthusiastically seem to be participating in worships and prayers, a conversation with them would reveal their heart that has lost hope. Though …

  • The Birth of Last Adam

    The Birth of Last Adam

    There are many reasons as to why Jesus came into this world, that we cannot even comprehend and might find out more when we get to heaven but let us now look at some of the obvious just straight out of the Bible. “God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep” says the very first of the verse of the Bible. And God said “Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the …

  • Never be worried about Persecution

    Never be worried about Persecution

    Today, churches all around the world commemorate the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that He spent his last moments in anguish. The hardest part was that He knew everything beforehand. It is not fair comparing our problems with that of the Son of God. However, let us contemplate our stance in our hard situations as such. The Calvary teaches us about the states of mind of an unbeliever and a believer. The Bible talks about two thieves were punished according to the law along with Jesus. Both were hanging near Him but each one’s thinking was completely …

  • Developing Patience this New Year

    Developing Patience this New Year

    We live in a world where we have no time to wait for anything. From fast food restaurants to Express trains, we want everything to happen immediately. The term patience has lost its place in our lives when things don’t happen as we expect. The definition of patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.” Sometimes we do wait for things to happen but without being truly patient. We fail to realise that when we don’t have the patience to wait, we won’t get the best God wants to offer us. …

  • The Nativity Trail

    The Nativity Trail

    The very essence of celebrating Christmas has its true meaning summed up in the Holy Scripture which states ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life’ (John 3:16). Christmas is henceforth a manifestation and celebration of God’s love for our salvation and eternal life. The humanity that had plunged into the darkness of sin had seen a great light of redemption in the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The exaltation of womanhood, the manifestation of God in human form in …

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    Nothing Can Keep Him Away From You

    ‘He is not here: He is risen’ is the crux of the first Easter message… A careful reading of the passages from the four Gospels – Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 brings out a clear message for the one who would dare to hope! A closed, sealed, guarded tomb where Jesus’ body was laid could not keep my Saviour in! (Matthew 27:62-28:6) The women on Friday had gone to see the tomb and how His body was laid. They prepared the spices and early in the morning on the first day of the week, they were …

  • God's own love

    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 …

  • be loved and be loving

    Be loved and be loving

    What else can be greater than receiving the greatest of gifts this new year? Love, the greatest of all gifts! (1 Corinthians 13:13). Jesus says, “Love the Lord your God… Love your neighbor as yourself. there is no commandment greater than these”. (Mark 12:30,31). Thus He summarized the whole of commandments with the most powerful yet unconventional tool named love. These two commands are often referred to as the vertical and horizontal components of love. Vertical – the relationship with God and horizontal – the relationship with fellow beings. Is love that important? By nature, we all seek to be …