What’s in a Name?

What is God’s Name? Does God have a name?

Exo 3:1-5 1Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” 4When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” 5“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

Exo 3:13-1513Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” 14God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” 15God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation. Read more

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