10 Jan 2021

Values set our priorities

Last Friday , we began with a New study on Kingdom values and we studied on Accountability. And how important it is for all of us to attend. Please do attend and don’t miss the mid week meetings. As we entered 2021 , it is good to reflect on how to set our priorities right. Every person has their own priorities and values in life. Let me put it this way “Our values set our priorities”. Illustration: Surprised to see an empty seat at the world cup football final stadium, a diehard fan asked the woman sitting nearby whose seat it was. “It was my husband’s,” the woman explained, “But he died.” “I’m very sorry,” said the man. “Yet I’m really surprised that you still love him ...
03 Jan 2021

A NEW CHAPTER

A NEW CHAPTER It’s been observed that January is the month where most people have tried out new things, have set their minds on goal setting, changing courses and so on. It’s observed that people always have an urge to start afresh, to undo things that have consequences. Humanly people want to have a new beginning or a start. I would like to share an illustration to explain the idea. My dog chewed the tongue on one of my new, very expensive running shoes. I hoped to save my investment, so I took the sneakers to a shoe repair shop. I placed them on the counter and told the man, "My dog got hold of this." The repairman picked up the shoe, looked it over, and placed ...
01 Jan 2021

New Beginning – Looking beyond

A new beginning - Looking beyond At the beginning of a New year it is customary for us to think of this as a time of new beginnings, a time for new resolutions. But the truth is that with God anytime is a time for a new beginning. John 10:10 “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Our God has come to give life and hope. We need to believe in this new beginning. If we were to think about 2020 , Most of us would say that it was a difficult year due to the pandemic and we are all expecting big things in year 2021. The Promise for this year 2021, we felt was the entire chapter ...
13 Sep 2020

Mental Health – Peace During Stress

The dictionary defines stress as "physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension." Some stress is necessary and even good—such as the physical strain we put on our muscles to make them stronger. But when we talk about "stress," we are usually referring to excessive or negative mental or emotional strain or tension. While "stress" is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, Scripture does speak to things such as anxiety, worry, and trouble—things we often associate with stress Wanted to share a story about a person X, who looks and compares with others and gets stressed. The Person looks at his children and their needs which he / she can’t meet and gets stressed. The Person looks at his provision and thinks about the future ...
06 Sep 2020

Mental Health – Being Still in Anxiety

Being Still When Anxious Before, I begin with my sermon, I would like to share a short testimonial of a Christian person who faced severe anxiety Testimonial “I’ve always considered myself to be a person who handles stress pretty well. I like to be busy. I enjoy taking risks. I never thought anxiety was my … Continue reading →Mental Health – Being Still in Anxiety
30 Aug 2020

Mental Health – Depression & Restoration

We rub shoulders every day with people who are desperate, hurting, and lonely. To be honest, many days, we might be those people, the desperate, the hurting, the lonely. The Series on Mental Health is being discussed during this season to HELP us (Maybe we need it) and to equip us (Maybe others need it) For those afflicted with depression, please understand you are not alone in how you feel. A sad truth is that many Christians suffer from depression and, either do not know it (they are miserable but do not know why) or cannot admit it because they think that it could be a spiritual problem. So, they suffer in silence hoping and praying for deliverance; but the consequences of doing nothing often ...
23 Aug 2020

Mental Health – Emotional Wellbeing

This pandemic has exposed our mental state or emotional state. We are stuck in our homes. There is no way we can take a chance to go out for a breather. There are times when our family members are sick, and we are unable to help them as we could have in a normal circumstance. These are times when all kinds of emotions come out. We become frustrated, anxious, stressed out, fear grips us about our future, Joblessness or pay cuts make us vulnerable to depression. Also, being a Christian adds into the pressure that we cannot behave in a certain manner because we know Jesus. As subtle this thought looks, so is the consequence of it. We have certain burnout symptoms, which ...
05 Apr 2020

Overcoming – FEAR

The bible talks about “Fear” more than 500+ times and “Fear Not”, some believe it’s mentioned 365 times in the bible and could be used for 365 Days . Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. “Keep calm FEAR NOT” the first explorer whispered. “Remember what we read in that book on wild animals? If you stand perfectly still and look the lion in the eye, he will turn and run.” “Sure,” replied his companion. “You’ve read the book, and I’ve read the book. But has the lion read the book?” We are all like the second explorer .We all Fear about something but God says Fear Not and we need to overcome this fear. ...
29 Mar 2020

Being Sheep

Being Sheep, or rearing sheep Peter was Jesus' disciple. He was getting to know him. He was in a state of repentance and at the same time filled with passion. He had denied Jesus 3 times. Hence, he was all the more eager to spread the message of truth. We'll look at the conversation that Peter and Jesus had. We are also very similar to Peter. We love Jesus. We are getting to know him. We are repenting for our iniquities just like Peter. Now imagine this conversation between you and Jesus. John 21: 15 - 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love ...
22 Mar 2020

Hope , Affliction & Prayer

Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Hope, Affliction and Prayer Paul the author, is writing this letter to the people of Rome, predominantly Gentile. Most likely the place where it is written is Corinth. Themes that emerge from this book are (a)Basic Gospel (b)God’s plan of salvation, (c)Jew and Gentile alike. Let’s look at the specific verse in Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. He wants us to be rejoicing in Hope and be patient when we face tribulation and be constant / or be faithful in prayer. Let us divide the verse in 3 parts, and see what God is speaking to us this day. Be Joyful in Hope Romans 5:2-5 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces ...