By: Mrs. Saramma T. John
Man naturally is alienated from God and doesn't demonstrate any love towards his creator. It took a loving God with an everlasting love to reconcile man to God. Throughout the Bible we see glimpses of people who showed love and devotion to God. People who loved God and tried to please Him were far and few in their respective generation, until the coming of Jesus Christ. The Book of Genesis introduces two brothers who brought their offerings to God in order to please Him.
By: Grace Alexander
"I will praise you God with all my heart and I will tell the people about the wonderful things you have done for me." Psalm 9:1-2
How can we obtain a blessed and a peaceful life in the midst of adversity and calamity?
We just finished the great lent, crucifixion and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ who is our sustainer and redeemer. This is the time we look in to ourselves for a spiritual cleanliness, spirit of forgiveness, spirit of reconciliation (if needed) complete transformation of our heart from the past, to walk with Jesus, to feel His presence, to hear His voice and receive the heart of Jesus which is full of love to reflect in our own life.
By: Mr. M.C. Jacob
Mark of a Christian
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:35)
What is the distinguishing mark of a Christian? Is it a cross hung around the neck? Or, is it a long white, flowing robe and a long drawn face? The New Testament is very clear about what is expected of a follower of Christ. In answer to the question from the Jewish scribe, Jesus said that the most important of all commandments is to "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
BY: Mr. Samuel Chackalamannil, Ph. D.
“Make a Lemonade with It”
“If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade with it.” Perhaps you have heard this saying. It means that it is up to you to make the best out of the circumstances that you are in. In its face value this may sound a rather harsh and unsympathetic demand without much consideration for the circumstances that one might be in. But there is a sense in which this saying carries a very practical message. Before I explain myself, let me share this story.
By: Mrs. Elizabeth George (Suja)
Are you a leader?
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”—by John Quincy Adams.
Are you a leader? Of course many times we don’t see ourselves as leaders in a typical way of having a position of high power and influence. You might not have a position of authority at work or a specific job in your church really shows your leadership. It is my conviction that leadership is shown more through the actions of our day to day life. Are we showing a great leadership in our role as a parent, as a spouse, as a child, as a sibling or as a friend?
Jesus said “You are the Light of the World”. Every believer and member of the Mar Thoma Church should take up the responsibility to lighten others and hence our motto – Lighted to Lighten.