By God’s Grace we are entering into a New Year. Let us praise God for all the manifold blessings we have received from our Heavenly Father. The beginning of a New Year gives us an opportunity to have a fresh start with a deep faith in Christ. This is a time to encounter with God and find ways to become closer to the Lord.
In the beginning of this New Year, take some time to re-examine ourselves and find the elements in us to get transformed. The term “transformed” is the Greek word metamorphoo, which forms the root for the English word “metamorphosis.” When a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, we speak of it as a metamorphosis. That is what God wants for each of His children-to become perfect as we are in the mind of our Creator.
Let us commit ourselves to encounter with the Lord each day, forget our failures, give up our grudges, restore our relationships and turn our back on our sins. A good commitment will create a difference in your family, parish and community.
I express my sincere gratitude to the NJMTC committee members and all the members of the NJMTC for your support and help.
May God in His infinite mercy grant you peace and Joy forever
I wish you all a happy and blessed new year to bring kingdom values in our lives.
God bless you all.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Once again the world is getting ready to remember the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ. In the midst of all religious persecutions, terrorism and corruption, let us pray together for God to shower his divine peace and hope to humanity.
Message from Parish Secretary
It is time to say bye to another year. The passing year is leaving behind streams of tears shed by mothers, siblings, and lovers in many parts of the world who lost their dear ones in violent incidents. In Syria alone nearly 50,000 children were killed. Divisive tendencies, xenophobia and hatred are escalating in alarming rate. Let us be vigilant and don’t allow the factional forces to hijack our political conscience or religious standing. No spiritual person can hate the other for any reason or difference; they can only nurture and protect others.
Looking back into the trails we trod as a community, we have countless blessings to thank the Almighty and have irrevocable losses of a few of our valued members. We uphold the families who are still grieving of their beloved ones in prayers that the heavenly father would console their broken hearts. We need to review every aspect of our personal and community life and act proactively as we are heading to the New Year. William Carey, the great Indian missionary who translated Bible into many Indian languages and was instrumental for the foundation of Serampore University, inspires his fellow Christians when he says, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”. Let us be hopeful and proactive. May the good Lord bless us all with His abundant blessings.
Let us all work together for the betterment of NJMTC family and build a good relationship with one another rather than fighting each other or hate each other. Let us build good relationship, communicate properly and respect each other.
I wish you all a prosperous new year 2017
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.