Liberty to approach the Throne

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Jesus by His perfect sacrifice on the cross made a new way for us to go to our Heavenly Father. In Moses’ time, Israelites had no access to go the Most Holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is in the ark. Only the High priest Aaron could go to the most Holy place, that also only …

Compromised Christian Living – the DANGER

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There is story of the guy who could not decide what side he wanted to fight for during the American Civil War. He put on the coat of the North and the trousers of the South, and guess what happened? He got shot from both sides! This is what happens to the compromiser, the person who tries to live in …

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE?

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When Lord Jesus was on this earth, He was almost always surrounded by people. Sometimes, Jesus and the disciples did not have time even to eat. But, were all those who crowded around Jesus true followers of Jesus? No, it does not seem so. People followed Jesus for varied reasons. Jesus Himself told this in John 6:26. It was the …

True Vision & True Blindness

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The whole chapter of John 9 is about a miracle of Jesus, giving eyesight to a beggar, who was blind from birth. We will see the different reactions/responses of the different people i.e. the beggar, his parents, Jews-Pharisees and Jesus. Jesus made clay and put on his eyes and asked the blind beggar to go to the pool of Siloam …

…Like in the days of Noah…

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Among the many references that Jesus makes in the Old Testament, two stand out – references to Jonah and Noah. Jesus refers to Noah in Matthew 24:37-39 Living among the wicked In our childhood days, people made fun if someone joined “Pentecostal” group. The reason was – “They are too loud” and the speaking in tongues sounded “funny”. Now, as …

A Great Multitude or true Disciple

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Jesus was the great Teacher. No one has taught like Him. Whenever He taught about the kingdom of God and principles of God, people were astonished at His teaching,  for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Wherever He went, a great multitude followed Him. Once Jesus was at a deserted place, and when the …

CHARM IS DECEPTIVE

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Charm is deceptive and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the LORD shall be praised. (Pro.31:30). Solomon, in his wisdom, says that charm is indeed deceptive and the outward beauty is in vain, because, as one ages, it will start disappearing. Also, outward beauty can be deceptive because it may not reflect the darkness in one’s soul. However, …

Kingdom rules for finance

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A principle we should follow while handling personal finance: INCOME minus TITHES minus SAVINGS = EXPENSES Income: Income is fixed for a salaried person and quite variable or uneven for a self-employed or business per-son. Taxes: From our income, the first to be paid should be the authorities, established by God for the world we live in. It is not …

Ananias of Damascus

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Paul was called as an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God. He was a great apostle of our Lord and directly called, chosen by the Lord Jesus Himself. He called himself confidently as an Apostle, not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead; on the …

Worship

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‘Praise and worship’ is a phrase we often use to refer to a time of singing in our meetings. Some people tend to call the slow numbers ‘worship’. Is this consistent with what the Bible says about ‘worship’? What is worship? ‘But the Lord… is the One you must worship. To Him you shall bow down and to Him offer …