Overcoming Negativity

Overcoming Negativity

Peter Abraham Life is full of small struggles, frustrations or hard circumstances that seem to have no end. This can make it easy to become bitter and have negative thoughts. A research article published in 2005 on human thought patterns 1 showed that the average 

Ransom

Ransom

Shibu Baburaj “Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit” – Psalms 49:7-9 (ESV) Out 

Set your mind on things above

Set your mind on things above

Johnson B Thomas         ‘Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things’ Colossians 3:2   A popular saying goes like this: ‘Beware of your thoughts, they form your words. Beware of your words, they form your actions. Beware of your 

Devil’s Devices

Devil’s Devices

Dr. Koshy Mathew Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices (2 Cor. 2:11) Satan is a defeated foe, so he uses ‘devices’ to deceive the saints. He has forfeited his entire armaments on the cross. Christ 

LIVE YOUR FAITH; SHARE YOUR LIFE

LIVE YOUR FAITH; SHARE YOUR LIFE

Viji Roberts is an Evangelist. He lives in Toronto, Canada   The popular narrative is that we are to live our lives and share our faith. That is, we are to go about living our lives while looking for opportunities to share our faith. This makes 

Sanskrit, The Bible and the Sanskrit Bible

Sanskrit, The Bible and the Sanskrit Bible

Manu Thomas   Bible Translation Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages known to man; with a documented history of about 3,500 years. That is as old as the times of Moses. The oral traditions would go even further back in history. However, Sanskrit in 

The word of GOD is living and powerful

The word of GOD is living and powerful

Dr. Koshy Mathew There is no book that has influenced humanity like the Bible. Every sphere of human development is influenced by the Bible. Whether it is arts, literature, social science, technology, politics, finance, management or name any thing it has the influence of the 

Shh.. I DO NOT RESPECT GOSSIP!!

Shh.. I DO NOT RESPECT GOSSIP!!

Sany J Abraham The Hebrew word translated “gossip” in the Old Testament is defined as “one who reveals secrets, one who goes about as a talebearer or scandal-monger.” A gossiper is a person who has privileged information about people and proceeds to reveal that information 

Your ordinary life becomes adventurous!!!

Your ordinary life becomes adventurous!!!

Sany J Abraham When our routines become routine, boredom ensues. Moses had been tending sheep for 40 years. He practiced the same daily routine for 40 years, and Moses might have probably felt like God has put him out to pasture. Moses must have thought 

Thanksgiving Bouquet

Thanksgiving Bouquet

Compiled by Sany J Abraham (Author Unknown) Sandra felt as low as the heels of her shoes as she pushed against a November gust and the florist shop door.  Her life had been easy, like a Spring breeze. Then in the fourth month of her second pregnancy, 

Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug

God’s Appointed Man To Feed The Hungry The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives March 24, 1914 – September 12, 2009 – By Susan Sam Joy, Doha Aim: One life One Goal – Glorify Christ Grandpa…… grandpa……come fast…. Grandpa.. come fast.. see the chicken is sick. 

Phoebe Our Sister

Phoebe Our Sister

Felicity Mathew, Mumbai Phoebe, a remarkable and noteworthy sister of Cenchrea church became Apostle Paul’s emissary with a great mission. We read about her only once, in Rom:16:1-2, that too in less than 50 words. But her commitment towards the service of God reverberates well 

The “Well- Done Statement” At The Final Evaluation

The “Well- Done Statement” At The Final Evaluation

Dr. George Samuel, Tiruvalla, Kerala (Indebted to my friend K.J. Joseph for some of the insights he shared) The world around us made us to believe that the style, the form, of living is of more value than the content and substance in a person. 

The aroma of Heaven

The aroma of Heaven

Sany J Abraham Rev 5 : 8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Did you 

Barnabas: A Good Man

Barnabas: A Good Man

Dr. Varghese John, Trivandrum Our society has trained us to adore those who are always in the spotlight and to crave for prominence, prosperity and power. Anything less is just boring and too common! This secular thinking has influenced many genuine Christians also. Therefore, many 

Titus: ‘The Honorable’

Titus: ‘The Honorable’

Rajan Thomas, Bahrain Among the several ‘faithful men’ whom Paul trained, and those to whom he committed (2 Tim.2:2) evangelistic and church planting responsibilities, Titus stands out distinctly. Without him, the inspired New Testament History would be incomplete. This is because no one else took 

Archippus – The Man and His Name

Archippus – The Man and His Name

George Mathew, Uran, Mumbai Archippus – His name is mentioned only twice in the Bible -in Col4:17 and in Philemon vs2. The meaning of his name (‘arc & hippos’) is quite interesting. We know archangel means chief angel. In Greek ‘archie’ means chief and ‘hippos’ 

Paul’s companions in the ministry

Paul’s companions in the ministry

Dr. Koshy Mathew Both well known and less known associates of Paul are recorded in the New Testament. Preaching of the gospel is not a one man show; it is a collective endeavor. Someone has rightly observed, “Magicians work alone, preachers work together”. This statement 

Gleanings in Greetings

Gleanings in Greetings

Thomson B Thomas, Mumbai Every portion of the Bible is beneficial for life and godliness. Even the passage of greetings in Roman’s epistle, full of names, gives us gleanings for daily lives. This article takes us through the passage. Paul was a man in people business, 

Epaphroditus: A Man for Christ’s sake was nigh unto death

Epaphroditus: A Man for Christ’s sake was nigh unto death

Johnny Varghese The author sheds some light on one of the lesser known Bible characters   One distinction between the Bible and other ‘holy’ books is that it mentions so many people. The Bible is the ancient book having the largest number of names of