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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 …

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    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 …

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    Thank You Lord

    A month ago, I along with my father engaged ourselves in a task we considered Herculean and kept pending for several weeks. We wanted to segregate all the clothes of my late mother and late grandmother and distribute among the people around us. With utmost care, keeping each person to whom we wanted to give in mind, and the choices they may like, we carefully bundled up the clothes and labelled it. Each of these clothes were precious to us, not because it was made of silk, or any other expensive material but because it belonged to our dear own …

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    The resurrected life

    Easter is the day we celebrate every year by wearing new clothes, attending church service, taking part in the communion. Then we get back come back home, feast and proceed with our day to day activities. Have we ever thought what the resurrection of Christ mean to us? Has Christ really risen in our lives? For Christ to arise in our lives, we have to dismantle the old man in us and meet the risen Christ who makes everything new. The resurrection of Jesus brings newness to our lives. His Resurrection is Glorious. Romans 4:25 says, “He was delivered for …

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    Our Sin and His Cross

    We often find ourselves yielding into temptation and falling into sin. At times, our falling into sins even makes us doubt our salvation. But we understand the truth that every Christian struggles with sin as long as they are in this world. Paul says in Romans 7:19, “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” But if we all keep struggling with sin, then what is the significance of Jesus dying on the cross? It is clear from this passage that Christians are not …

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    The new year goal

    We might be standing in the dawn of a New Year with questions running all over our minds, whether this New Year will bring something good or will it be bad? Will it set the things right or will it make things worse? Am I walking in the right path or do I need a change? Well, flipping through the pages of yesteryears, we might find some pages filled with joy while some with sorrow; some pages of fullness in life while some others of emptiness; some with sense of achievement while some others with sense of rejection and we …