• The Christmas calling

    The Christmas Calling

    Christmas time is undoubtedly a season with almost a month long preparation for celebrations, carol rounds, shopping, gifts. Many have forgotten the real reason behind all these and few do it meaningfully. Whatever be the reason, the joy, happiness, enjoyment and laughter behind it cannot be denied. It is also true that despite our motives God uses these efforts of ours to transform lives. With such similar excitement we had planned our Christmas programme last year with the practices in place, invitations printed, venues booked, money paid, rounds and rounds of shopping to carefully choose the gifts that would be …

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    Arise and Shine

    The Resurrection of Christ is the central theme of Christianity and also more importantly sets apart Christ above all other self-proclaimed gods!! All those who claimed to be an incarnation of God or something likewise are all buried and their graves are collecting dust. But we serve the One who has an open tomb and is Alive!! Glory to Him for He has risen!! The Life after death story is a mystery to the World, but is an eager expectation for the Saved. The Holy communion we take part in not only reminds us of the Passion of Christ, but …

  • Thank God for Good Friday

    Thank God For Good Friday

    TGIF – ‘Thank God it’s Friday!’ is a popular slogan in many parts of the world today. People raise it to remind each other of the fast approaching weekend and look forward to the break from their routine, the fun, the rest and relaxation it brings with it. On the eve of Good Friday as I sit pondering, trying to take a walk to Golgotha to linger at the foot of the Cross, I have a million reasons (and by the way, I am still counting) to say TGFGF – Thank God For Good Friday! This day is not something …

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    Grant me a discerning heart

    Well, everyone has a choice to make especially while entering into a New year. It’s our choice that defines the course of our walk with the Lord. In order to make a choice, we need an discerning heart. Job 32:8 says, “But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand” The Bible makes it clear that the spirit of a man is what makes him understand things. It’s more like a compass that directs our way towards God. Let’s see why we need this discerning/understanding heart that God loves to bestow on us:…

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    Reason for the season

    Christmas is here, the season of celebration, the time of exchanging gifts with loved ones and people around us. We keep hearing the very old cliché – “Jesus is the reason for the season”. As believers in Christ, some of us still celebrate Christmas traditionally. We don’t realize the real reason for our celebration. Is Jesus really the reason for this season in our celebrations? John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” For some of us, everything may not …

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    Give thanks in everything

    You might think as you read this article, Is it really necessary to give thanks? Does it really matter to be thankful or grateful? I had watched a video titled “The Science of happiness” by Soul Pancake. Certain volunteers were chosen for the demonstration and they were asked to close the eyes and think about one person who was really influential in their life. The Volunteers were then asked to write few sentences as to why such person was influential in their life. Then each of them was asked to make a phone call to that particular person and to …

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    The Resurrection

    Many believers are aware that this day is remembered as The Resurrection Day of Christ and not as some call it as Easter. For some who don’t yet know the difference – The word Easter is synonymous with the Goddess of Ishtar (Goddess of Spring/Fertility) to whom people in old days used to offer painted Eggs and Bunnies. That practice has somehow got into Christian Churches and is being followed out of ignorance. We should not be ignorant of such things since the Bible clearly says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6) and Paul says, “Lest …

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    His death is relevant to all

    It’s again the time of the year, when we remember the sufferings and death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Even today, it makes us wonder how someone could die for the ungodly and unrighteous ones like us. Paul also pondered on the same in Romans 5:7, “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” The difference lies in the fact that the love of God is …

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    Zeal for God

    We might have lot of plans for this New Year. Plans to accomplish something at work, plans to buy something new and so on. But do we have plans for our spiritual growth? Is this New Year going to be a year of transformation in our spiritual growth or it is going to be just another year? In order to grow spiritually in this new year, we need to recall our year past and ask ourselves, “Did we do things that pleased God or did we indulge ourselves in things that hurt Him?”, “Did we sit in His presence every …

  • the greatest miracle

    The greatest miracle

    Christmas is the greatest miracle ever happened on earth. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world was born in a small town called Bethlehem. Having realized this, wise men from east came to see Jesus. Matthew 2:1 says, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.” The Bible doesn’t say exactly how these wise men came to know about the birth of Jesus. It really surprises us every time when we think how someone living in some other part of the world …