Love changes everything

A wife went to a lawyer’s office full of hatred toward her husband. “I want to get rid of him. I want a divorce but before I divorce him I want to hurt him as much as he has hurt me.” The Lawyer suggested a plan “Go home and from today onwards act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you. Praise him for everything. Go out of your way to be as kind, considerate, and generous as Continue reading →

Be willing for challenges

As a country was in war the president made it compulsory for all able young people to join the army. A young man aspired to be in the army but did not want to go through the rigorous army training. He decided against joining the training. So he had all his teeth pulled out to make himself unfit for military duty. But when they took his physical, he was declared unfit because of flat feet! This man wanted to join the army but was unwilling Continue reading →

Godly Standards

In New Delhi, India there is an office called BIS, Bureau of Indian Standards. This facility is responsible for storing perfect samples of weights, measurements, and quality of metals. The BIS derive their standards from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Paris. The BIS have what are called “prototypes” of kilograms weights; measuring rods for feet, yards, and meters. The scales and measures that we use are authorized by the international and Indian standards. These standards never change. We Christians also have a measuring Continue reading →

Saviour and Judge

Many years ago, in a town, a horse bolted and ran away with a wagon carrying a little boy. Seeing the child in danger, a young man risked his life to catch the horse and stop the wagon. The child who was saved grew up to become a lawless man, and one day he stood before a judge to be sentenced for a serious crime. The prisoner recognized the judge – it was the same man who, years before, had saved his life. So he Continue reading →

Foundation

Illustration 1: Eleven miles off the coast of Scotland stands the Bell Rock Lighthouse which is the world’s oldest surviving lighthouse. It was built on an acre of solid rock in the middle of the North Sea. Waves and storms have been crashing into this lighthouse for 200 years. But it still stands strong as a beacon of light because of its foundation on a solid rock and an interlocking stone structure. A foundation in Jesus Christ and a strong structured Christian life can help us Continue reading →

BLESSED MAN

The Person God Blesses ( Psalm 1:1- 3) From the beginning of creation, God blessed mankind (Gen. 1:28); it was only after sin had entered the world through Adam’s disobedience that we find the word “curse” (Gen. 3:14- 19). It has always been God’s desire that mankind should enjoy His blessings. Ephesians 1:3 tells us that the believer in Christ has been “blessed with all spiritual blessings.” How rich we are in Him! Sad to say, many Christians do not “possess their possessions” (Obad. 17) and Continue reading →

HOW TO BE A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART? Acts 13:22; I Sam.13:14

  When we think of David, our first thought is his victory over Goliath. Other incidents would be his failure with Bathsheba, his anointing and call as a young man, his problems with Saul and Absalom and his friendship with Jonathan.  That is the human way!  We usually remember the spectacular, the traumatic and the glorious.  However,when God remembers  David.  He remembers something quite different about him.  To find out what God remembers about this man, you have to turn to the New Testament.  Some Continue reading →

HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS MEANINGFULLY?

  Christmas is the event of the greatest sacrifice –God became man. It is the day when God gave man the greatest gift- his only begotten Son. It is always worth remembering the first Christmas. We have two narratives of the first Christmas in the gospels- one in Matthew and the other in Luke. When we read these chapters, we will catch the spirit of Christmas. Now I would like to bring out certain lessons from these chapters and present to you how to celebrate Continue reading →

7 STEPS TO BENEFIT MAXIMUM FROM THE BIBLE

       The greatest gift of God to man, next to HisSon and His Spirit is the Holy Scriptures. So we need to give utmost importance to the study of God’s word. Here are seven steps to benefit maximum from the Bible.   RECEIVE Receive the Word as a personal message from God whenever you read or hear God’s word (Matthew 26:21, 22). Receive the Word with Faith (Heb. 4:2) and with all meekness (James 1:21). God is pleased with those who tremble at His Word Continue reading →

BLESSED FAMILY

  The family was established and blessed by God. The Lord provides us the essential guidelines in the bible for a blessed family. So in this month of family blessing, let us look particularly to Psalms 127 and 128, which focus on the family. These Psalms are rightly placed together. These two Psalms remind us of a right relationship with our Creator, a happy marriage and the blessings of God in the family. God wants to bless our families in this month. Let us study Continue reading →