Providing For Your Family

“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8 We live in an era where everyone are busy all day. We have no time to pause and ponder. Often,…

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Worship The Sovereign King

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” Luke 2:1 The Bible records many personalities mentioned in various other historical documents and one such person is Augustus Caesar in whose honour this month has been named. Augustus Caesar changed the history…

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Thanking God For Nature

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31 Have you ever wondered who the most difficult person for us to satisfy is? From simple daily activities to most intricate designs, from a very temporary material to the one that lasts for a…

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Nothing Can Stop Us

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 When a New year ticks in, most of us stay awake till midnight to welcome it. We try our best to hold off our…

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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…

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Fight The Battle

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 When a New year ticks in, most of us stay awake till midnight to welcome it. We try our best to hold off our…

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You Are Never Alone

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 When a New year ticks in, most of us stay awake till midnight to welcome it. We try our best to hold off our…

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The Hour Has Come

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 When a New year ticks in, most of us stay awake till midnight to welcome it. We try our…

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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…

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Preach the Gospel

“Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16. Last month, many of us would have come across the news of the death of a missionary named John Allen Chau. He was killed by the people of North Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.…

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Sustaining in Faith

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2. Hophni and Phinehas were priests of the Lord, day after day facing people who in absolute faith and…

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Communication with God

“Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.” Daniel 10:12. This is an era of extreme advancements in technology, especially in communication. We…

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Finding God’s will

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” Romans 8:35 Christian life is an adventurous journey through mountains and valleys, wilderness and green pastures, and often a delicate balance between moments of doubts and unshakeable faith. As…

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The Love of Christ

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Romans 8:35 The love of Christ is genuine. Whenever this love touches a human heart, the person is completely transformed. Christ's love is celebrated around the world among born-again Christians for this reason. However, we have to analyze ourselves whether we…

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Jesus is Our Friend

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing: but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 One of the most commonly asked questions to a…

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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…

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December 2017

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 The Universe is governed by laws and rules whether we know or are ignorant of it. Gravity is one such universal law that states every object in the universe attracts every…

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November 2017

“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2 Weaning is an important process in a child’s normal and healthy development. It is the time when a mother slowly starts introducing her child…

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October 2017

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 ‘Praying in faith is powerful’ is a strong value taught to most of us in our childhood. As a ninth…

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September 2017

“Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much… and he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” Luke 7:47-50 There is a difference in the understanding of the word Love by a Christian and a non-Christian. We…

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August 2017

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 Lately, I have been frequently hearing Sermons centered on this verse. It is also one of my favourite verses as it reaffirms the answer to the most important question…

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July 2017

“For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” 1 Peter 3:10 A couple of years ago, a little kid was narrating about how a ferocious dog with whom she wanted to play with, attacked her…

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June 2017

“You will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 Keeping your mind from wandering is one of the trickiest things. When we are in an office status call, classroom session, during prayer, or sermon, our minds tend to go…

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May 2017

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3 The verse we are meditating upon for this month talks about a “threefold blessing” to “someone” viz. Planting, Producing and Prospering. As we read let us unveil…

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God’s Own Love

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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.…

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April 2017

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 The world sees Christ in many forms - a Good moral teacher, a Good man whose life was cut short terribly, a Saint, a Messenger from God, a Prophet and so on. But the Truth…

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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…

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February 2017

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!” Psalm 57:7 “Jallikattu” is the word that is going viral over the past few days and for the first time after India became independent a large mass of Tamilians has come together protesting to…

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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…

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January 2017

"Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things." Joel 2:21 When we turn back and see what happened last year, there could be instances where we would have faced disappointments, frustrations, anguish and fears. We often felt discouraged when things didn't go the…

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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…

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December 2016

"Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Acts 21:13 It takes great courage to say that I am ready to die. Paul…

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November 2016

"When I am afraid I will put my trust in You." Psalm 56:3 Fear is common among both humans and animals. It’s one of the weapons that our enemy uses to make us stumble; stop us in our tracks from going forward in our walk with God. Fear is so…

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October 2016

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"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…

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September 2016

"I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me." Jeremiah 27:5 Have you ever felt to be a fish out of water and wondered…

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August 2016

"For He is our Friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24 As we draw near to the first Sunday of August, which the World observes as Friendship day, I would also want us all to see ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’. I used to write one-liners…

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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…

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June 2016

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 A couple of weeks ago, I was in a Christian Teacher’s conference in which an activity involved cutting a thread 168 inches long to…

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May 2016

"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:8 Gospel is not a man-made message but God's plan of salvation revealed through His Son Jesus Christ. It is clear from this…

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April 2016

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God". 1 Corinthians 1:18 The Cross gets a lot of significance and importance during the Lent season as we meditate upon the suffering of Christ,…

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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…

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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…

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February 2016

Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” John 20:15 We would have heard this verse in the Easter season. This question was asked in a critical and a chaotic situation of Christ's disciples. Everyone seemed to have forgotten the words of faith spoken by…

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January 2016

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"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…

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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…

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December 2015

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor dust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19,20 “Treasure” is something we…

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Give thanks in everything

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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…

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November 2015

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22,23 In the Bible, we see many names and titles being attributed to Our Lord God. God of Israel; God of All comfort; God…

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October 2015

"When you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God." 1 Peter 2:20 Recently I read a short thought on the Orange fruit giving Orange juice how much ever it is squeezed, while we under pressure bring out many things that otherwise is unlikely…

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September 2015

"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19 Swimming was a long cherished dream for me and more rightly so after I had a frightening incident in mid Sea water some 2 years back. Thank God, this August I had time…

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August 2015

“From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph.” Genesis 39:5 Most of us would have experienced the beginning of a new academic year either for our own selves or for…

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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.…

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June 2015

“Noah found favour in God’s eyes.” Genesis 6:8 Do you remember the first time you succeeded when taking the thread out through an eye of a needle? The first time when you tried to cook or make juice? The first time you won some competition? Each of these tiny things…

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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…

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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…

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April 2015

“He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me” Psalm 55:18 Earlier last month, I had to visit different furniture shops that were in the same stretch of road to choose the best one and suddenly while in car way back I noticed that…

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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…

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February 2015

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” Proverbs 29:18 “I have no vision, but I had a vision to become an IAS” echoed the voice of a young woman whom I met recently on a Republic Day function, who has…

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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…

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January 2015

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“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…

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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…

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December 2014

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 It was through my walk in the wilderness that I…

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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…

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November 2014

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“But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of the rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 King Saul, the first anointed King of Israel…

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October 2014

“All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the soul is not satisfied.” Ecclesiastes 6:7 One of the God’s greatest blessings we consider in our lives is to be employed and earn for our bread. For most of us getting a job is certainly realized as God’s…

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September 2014

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 During the time of King Josiah of Judah, the nation of Judah went through a period of reformation. Josiah did right in the sight of the lord. He was different from lot of his…

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August 2014

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“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Last month, too many events happened around the world that got everyone thinking what’s really wrong with the world? Whether it’s the Palestine-Israeli conflict, Ukraine-Russia conflict, the Iraq’s sunni-shia Muslims conflict, or the persecution of…

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July 2014

“My soul wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 It is hard to believe half of this year has already come to a close with the swift passing of time. We might have started this year expecting a lot of things or with some…

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June 2014

“We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.” 2 Kings 7:9 Those were turbulent times in Israel; the…

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May 2014

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 Recently I had taken my family to the most famous Louvre Museum in France, and all of them were very much eager to see the Famous…

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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…

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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…

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April 2014

Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22:5 God commanded Abraham to take His son Isaac to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering. Abraham obeyed the voice of the…

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March 2014

The Lord knows the ways of the righteous. Psalm 1:6 Often times we need to suffer blames for things we have not done and possibly each time when it is so we have no choice but to endure the pain. Have we ever realized we are so blessed that all…

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February 2014

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In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death. Exodus 16:2-3 When God called Israelites from Egypt out…

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A new year’s prayer

Swiftly doth the time fly, and another New year lies ahead Oh! My past year resolutions, should it be to this year instead? Did I add any soul last year, or At least did mine stay fit, Did I run the race with cheer, or did I incapably quit?  …

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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…

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January 2014

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 It was a district level athletic meet between…

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The birth

The birth of Grace in utmost disgrace In this world, as Son of a virgin’s womb What shame He might have had to face With all those tales people around assume! He knew the suffering of being such child And that of a mother with undeserving guilt; Panic not, if…

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December 2013

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And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Jesus in one of his famous statements gives us all…

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Give thanks

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As Thanksgiving Day of this year beckons, there is no better time to ponder on this word “Thanks”. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” We humans like to hear the word thanks, and it gives…

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November 2013

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He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 It’s been a while since I started talking on the subject, “It’s never too late for God”, taking…

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October 2013

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39. To…

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September 2013

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But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has…

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August 2013

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 It was a hectic day and I was returning home late in the night. Perhaps just left my work place after a long…

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July 2013

The man asked him, “What is your name?”, “Jacob,” he answered. Genesis 32:27 Jacob was at a crucial point in his life where he has to face his brother Esau whom he betrayed. He feared his brother as he remembered what he actually had done to him. Only sometime back…

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A Father who guides

Jesus Christ becomes the prime example and a subject of relevance for any topic which relates human nature and its emotions. In Jesus, the human and the divine nature came together to form a powerful exhibition of love from the Creator to his creation. God-Man relationship strengthened in the very…

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June 2013

Remember not the former things nor consider the things of the old, Behold I'm doing a new thing. Isaiah 43:18 A very straight forward order came from the Angel of The Lord, after the rescue of lingering lot and his family. The Angel said “Do not look back, while you…

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May 2013

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 We learn many things in life through many ways. Most of us learn by experience and some of us by obeying the right person. A…

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April 2013

“I am the vine, you are the branches, He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Jesus says to His disciples, If you are my disciples, you can do nothing without me. A life completely dependent on…

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I am with you always

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The Resurrection of our Lord testifies His power over sin and death. It portrays the hope of eternal life through Him, magnifies his divinity and authority, promotes His Gospel, and clarifies that He is not ordinary. Jesus Said in Matthew 28:20 “ I am with you always, even to the end…

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He was ridiculed

As we remember the sacrifice of Jesus today, this is the right time to meditate on the sufferings and shame He encountered in order to fulfill God’s plan of Salvation. Apart from the physical sufferings He experienced, the mental agony was too severe which is already inherent from His prayer…

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March 2013

“Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” James 4:17 Last month I was reading the Book of James. Though I have read it few times in the past, I never really meditated on this particular verse. The Epistle of…

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February 2013

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“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Recently while attending a meeting at my college chapel, I kept on thinking about this one thing and praying about it: “God, if I…

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God values our time

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As each year pass by, milestones are reached, goals are set, decisions are made, achievements are celebrated. In modern scale of calculating the performance of a company, the year is divided into four quarters and the performance is calculated in each quarter i.e after every 90 days in a year.…

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January 2013

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"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Galatians 5:16,25 We all have the habit of looking back and looking ahead at this crucial juncture; we can…

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The Heart of Christmas

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Christmas always comes as a refreshment to the heart. In Denmark where I come from, as in many other countries I’m sure, a lot of the culture is centered around Christmas and there are so many traditions that we look forward to doing every year. The calendar candle where we…

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December 2012

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"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15 The unfathomable miracle of Christmas is the incarnation. God our creator became one with his creation; he became one of us! He rejoiced with the other guests at the wedding in Cana and he mourned with Mary and…

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In everything give thanks

“Thanks” is one of those few words that parents teach their children from the time they begin to speak. Isn’t it very cute and sweet when a little child says “thanks” without being prompted when being gifted or offered something, bringing joy and pride to the parents when their child…

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November 2012

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3. This verse is a part of the Sermon on the Mount given by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the disciples.(Matthew 5:1-12) It seems a bit weird to be blessed in poverty and to…

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October 2012

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“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8. Sometimes Bible reading can seem like an obligation that comes to…

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September 2012

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"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. We make a lot of plans of our own – for our lives or just for the week or…

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August 2012

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"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 A Danish saying goes like this: ‘No arms - no cake.’ This can often refer to insurance, for example. If you haven’t bought the insurance,…

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The Shepherd

My shepherd locks me in the fold For each night after dusk When the sun becomes a scarlet orb And the sky the shade of husk   I could never enjoy the hillside In the blackness of the sky When stars scatter like twinkling jewels And the moon reigns on…

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July 2012

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"Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me." Psalm 63:7,8 This beautiful verse can teach us a lot about how to live our whole lives. Sometimes everything gets so muddled up and we need to…

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June 2012

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"Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by what I do." James 2:18 Can we merit salvation? Certainly not!! There is nothing we can do to save ourselves; and that is not what James is saying here. So what is the relationship between faith…

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May 2012

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"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33. Sometimes I think this verse is about letting go. Letting go of all the earthly security we’ve built up for ourselves and realizing that is not what we depend…

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Jesus is alive

Being threatened to death and having witnessed the persecution of her fellow workers, a missionary sent from Southern to Northern part of India was filled with fear and confusions. As she was crying to the Lord amidst the painful situations, she saw a dream: ‘Few women including her were seated…

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The broken heart

He hung on that cruel cross He’d given up His breath The soldiers guarding pierced His side, to confirm His death.   As the spear was thrust Proved to man a precious part: As blood and water mingled flowed, God too had a broken heart.   When I feel hurt…

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A call to sacrifice

Good Friday is a time to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the sacrifice He made for us in the cross of Calvary to save us from our sins. Sacrifice is the foundation in which Christian faith stands and without sacrifice there is no meaning to…

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April 2012

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"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies." John 11:25. Jesus is risen! Not only that, He is the resurrection and the life. In Him we will one day follow His example and rise up and see Him again! The…

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God of restoration

In the Bible, Job is the one who comes to our mind when we hear the word “Suffering”. The other word that keeps reminding of him is “Twice”. If we look at the life of this lovely man of God, it was full of struggle, pain and misery. But let…

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March 2012

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“At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, and he was in the desert for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.” Mark 1:12-13 Lent is upon us. This can be a wonderful time to prepare our hearts for…

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February 2012

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“Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven – for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47 We can learn a lot from this woman who in her brokenness poured out her heart at Jesus’ feet. With tears of gratitude, she…

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January 2012

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6 When I hear exhortations not to worry, I sometimes think to myself, ”But how?” How can I plan the future without worrying about it? If I live every…

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As the new year dawns

As the New Year dawns, we might be having several expectations within us. Some of us expect to have some changes in our lives. Some of us expect certain things to happen at least this year. Some of us expect a turning point in our lives. But, are we just…

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The Christmas faith

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A sudden presence of the Angel Gabriel is not something regular or normal for a young virgin of Nazareth. It’s an unusual happening with utmost importance. The angel came with a very important message from God to young Mary, that a child would be born of her womb and He…

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First Christmas

Christmas comes with shades of warmth With baking of sweet smelling cakes With Christmas trees with stars a’ hung And all the joy it awakes   The cards show me pictures of Lazy cherubs floating about Snow capped houses and winter moods When merrily children shout   Carols telling Christmas…

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December 2011

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"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Genesis 2:17 A well-loved Danish Christmas carol starts like this: “My…

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The narrow way

Called out by name and for thee chosen, To show thy life on earth through mine; Hardened heart has this calling frozen- Refusing to do the purpose divine. Blessings bestowed from Thy Hand Out of abundant love and grace- Has made me take a different stand, To hide Thy gentle…

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November 2011

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"You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." Genesis 2:17 God’s request from us was not an extraordinary one, nor an unfair…

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When God ran

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When Archimedes discovered the law of displacement, history says “HE RAN”. In ancient Greece when the city of Athens was about to be attacked, a brave soldier ran till his death to communicate the upcoming disaster. Likewise history has many incidents where people ran; not all who ran were remembered,…

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The miracle

Great was the miracle When Abraham, old beyond age Beheld Isaac, new born His righteousness’ wage   Great was that miracle When the rod in Moses’ hand Parted the sea twain And Israel walked on dry land   Great was the miracle When the three men walked the furnace Heated…

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October 2011

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"I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 11:19. It’s not always easy to love. Some people hurt us, some repulse us, and some simply annoy us. And does our love of God depend on how much He blesses us? It’s…

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The traffic signs of life

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Sin is equivalent to the laws we have studied in physics. Sin can be thought of as Newton’s third law of motion.  Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Every sin that I love to practice today has a reciprocating effect in the spiritual realm tomorrow. Every sin is…

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Love and grace

John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God loves us and so He sent Jesus for paying the penalty of our sins. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For by grace you…

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I am not insignificant

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God’s ways are always mysterious and His choices are beyond our wildest imagination. Time and time again, He has stamped His authority in being uniquely different from what we usually presume. That is why He says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways”. The most…

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The third person

Deeply hurt,while a kid, by words unkind from a stranger passing on the road I cried to my mom, who came to remind, "A third person,your precious tears,cant afford". I saw the truth and consoled myself, Yes,he's just a third person himself. Whatever he comments I don't have to care.…

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Someone hears my cry

Joy unspeakable and peace divine, When I knew HIS love was mine; Feeling blessed to be a gifted child, To hear His loving words mild-   After much tears of feeling unloved After many years HIS blessings bestowed- Words can't express this crave for love, That was satisfied by the…

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The empty tomb

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"He is not here For He is risen as he said." Matthew 28:6 says that an angel was testifying these words to the women who came to see the body of Jesus. He is risen from the dead and is not here. Let us not search for our King anymore…

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Just for me

Weary through the toughest storm No more strength to bear it all- Engraved in the dear Lord’s palm!! But where is HE when I fall?   Agonizing pain and tears are mine, Why is it MY destined fate? They said, I was made by God to shine!! But is HE…

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The privilege of pain

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I was reading a wonderful book called "From the cries of the heart". It’s on the experiences of people who went through difficult times in their life, how they persevered and overcame those hardships to bring glory to God. It really impacted me a great deal, each life instances that…

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A miraculous recovery

I am Reeta aged 16 from Nagercoil a small town in India.I belong to a family in which myself, father, mother and brother all believe in Jesus Christ and have accepted him as our personal savior. We us a family involve more in his ministry and church activities. My brother…

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Second chance

A baby in the river just the other day God saves him just His amazing way He grows up to be a prince the royal way Then he kills a guy and he tries to runaway   He got a second chance He took the second chance He became Moses…

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Caught red-handed

Veiled with characters nothing but the good Venomous act staged like noone ever would Looked at with respect all around Not a single flaw in the play to be found!   All of a sudden the conscience prick Inner voice asks_Aint you intentionally staging a trick? Whom do you cheat…

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God’s unchanging love

As a whole new creation Innocent, truthful and pure Was I born as His imitation But could not for long endure-   Leading a life of truthful song; ‘cause I’m not so strong To resist temptations and stopping to sin In this materialistic world I’m living in!   Born with…

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