So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.(Colossians 2:6-7)

As followers of Christ, ‘rooted in Him’ we have to consider how to best respond to the coronavirus(COVID-19).

Here are several questions to ask ourselves during this season: Read more

Here, There and Everywhere” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. But we also use this phrase to describe a person’s frequent movement…a person who happens to be in most of the places for different occasions. However, a person may be very free with his movement and participation but he can only be at ONE LOCATION OR PLACE AT A TIME!

But this is not so with ‘OUR AWESOME GOD’. The Bible teaches us that GOD IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE AND HE IS NOT LIMITED BY SPACE AND TIME. The words that are used to describe this attribute of God is: God is Infinite and Omnipresent. We learnt last Sunday that God Is Spirit…Therefore, He is not constrained by time and place. He is in Kolkata as much as He is in Japan, Russia, Germany, Canada, & USA at the same time. 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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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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We need the Holy Spirit in our life to enable us to grow into all that God created us to be – without him we are lifeless and powerless.

1. He is our Helper – …it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you [John 16:7]: When you feel like you’re failing at life, you can start each day knowing that you’re not alone. The Holy Spirit is `God with us’ who helps us to live a flourishing life that radiates the goodness of God. Read more

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come [John 16:13].

One of the greatest privileges of being a child of God is that we don’t have to wonder how he feels about us – whether he loves us or cares about us or if he will guide us ad help us. The Holy Spirit dwelling inside Christ-followers is our gateway to the heart of God. It’s through him that we can know the will of the Father, and through him that we encounter God’s presence and have continued free access to the heart of God. Read more

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil [Eph 4:26-27]

When people do wrong or behave badly the natural response is to be angry, and that is okay…! Jesus was often angry with those who claimed to know God and took advantage of others. Nothing angered Jesus more than hypocritical religious leaders. But rather than allowing anger to fester inside of him, Jesus poured his life out for the very people who hated and killed him. Read more

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [Psa 147:3].

We live in an imperfect world with imperfect humans. There are no perfect parents, no perfect friends, and no perfect siblings or spouses. As a result, all of experience trial and pain and go through life wounded and scarred. Without healing and forgiveness, we allow other people’s sinful actions to impact our future. We lash out and hurt others because we are broken and in need of healing. And unless we learn to let God heal our wounds and scars we will never move ahead in our walk with God. Read more

The Israelites had really messed it up! They had compromised in every area of their lives –
  • Their walk with God was just a bunch of rituals done to get a ‘yes’ to their prayers!
  • Their personal lives were self-centered and flirtatious!
  • Their society was in shambles because each one lived for themselves!
Worse still, they had forgotten that God had redeemed them from slavery in Egypt and that they were in a Covenant relationship with God – they were His people and He was their God – God’s children, set apart to be a Holy Nation, called to be a light to the surrounding nations!

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When Jesus walked this earth, one time he asked his disciples this question: Who do people say the Son of Man is? The disciples gave their answers but the one that Jesus commented about was Peter’s answer…Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16).

When Peter called Jesus “THE CHRIST,” he was calling Jesus, “the Messiah.” All Israel was looking for the Messiah, i.e., the Deliverer who would defeat the Romans and drive them out…the nation of Israel wanted a Deliverer like David who would drive out the heathen and rule over them.

The title Christ, or Messiah, means “the anointed One.” Read more