Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” – Romans 13:1 NLT
January 26.
1950.
70 years ago.
A historic moment. India formally adopts the Constitution. India becomes an independent republic. Happy Republic Day to our India!
The Constitution of India is a unique constitution. It is the largest written  democratic constitution of the world. It was fully debated and duly enacted after 2 years, 11 months and 18 days. It consists of 395 Articles divided into 22 Parts with 12 Schedules and 94 constitutional amendments(For your information, US Constitution has only 7 Articles and the French Constitution has 89 Articles)
The Preamble of the Constitution is a well drafted document which states the philosophy of the constitution. It declares India to be a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and a welfare state committed to secure justice, liberty, and equality for the people and for promoting fraternity, the dignity of the individual, and unity and integrity of the nation.

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1. What’s one thing you can do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

2. What’s an impossible prayer you can pray?

3. What’s the most important thing you could do to improve your family life?

4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year?

5. What’s the single biggest time-waster in your life, and how can you redeem the time?

6. What’s the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?

7. For whose life-change will you pray most fervently this year?

8. What’s the most important way, by God’s grace, you will try to make this year different from last?

9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?

10. What single thing can you plan to do this year that will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

 

Adapted from an article by Don Whitney

One of the taglines associated with the popular Indian glue, Fevicol, is “the ultimate adhesive”. This glue is found in almost every Indian home irrespective of geography or social demographics. It’s the first resort of a student for project work, it’s, a carpenter’s hope, for holding furniture together, it’s a common go-to for fixing a broken household item. But unfortunately, when it comes to holding the fabric of failing families and relationships together in our society and day and age, this ultimate adhesive, too, fails.

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The Kolkata AG Church & Mission deeply mourns the tragic passing away of our dear friend and supporter, Dr. Randy Valimont on October 31st, 2019.

We remember with heartfelt gratitude the sterling integrity of his life, his deep devotion to Christ, his visionary leadership, his passionate commitment to mission and his great love for the people of India.
We celebrate his life and promotion to glory even as we stand in prayer with his dear wife, Jelly, and his family in their hour of bereavement.
Ps Ivan, Sheila & the AG Church family,
Kolkata, India

Acts 1:4, 8Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised… you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1 Cor 12:1, 4-111Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant…4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

A spiritual gift [charisma] is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit to every believer Read more