The Compelling Hope of Christmas!

Hope of a better tomorrow;
a brand new beginning in life today;
and a clean break from the failures of the past
is what Christmas is all about.

Its message is life-changing.
This message came to us not as a printed text or spoken word difficult to understand; instead it came as a child born … Read the rest

Jesus of Nazareth Our Burden-Bearer

A burden becomes too heavy to carry at times.

It is at those moments that you long for someone who has passed through such trouble to come and be with you. Perhaps speak an encouraging word. For only those who have experienced what you are going through can offer any help.

It is at this … Read the rest

Can I Earn My Forgiveness?

So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.

Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest

About God’s Will and Right Sexual Conduct

 

So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.

The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.

Flee.

That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in Read the rest

Are You Struggling with Masturbation?

You have hope. You are not a failure in God’s eyes because you are struggling with the habit of masturbation!

You’re probably reading this article because you are longing to find victory over this sinful habit. You have struggled to overcome this habit for so many years; but have failed. Each time you failed, you … Read the rest

Battling Depression

The word depression immediately brings thoughts of darkness. Yes, depression can be described as absence of light. It can also be absence of joy. When all the world seems happy and asks us to be like them we simply can’t. The sadness is increased when nobody understands what we are passing through. They come out … Read the rest

Being Honest with God

We act all the time everyday; not in movies but in our interaction with others. We put on masks. We wear one at home, put on another at the workplace and yet another at the Church. And the most difficult part comes when at times the masks are accidentally removed at the wrong places to … Read the rest

Though Yours Sins Are like Scarlet

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though yours sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV).

Have you all your life been in search of assurance of forgiveness of your sins? If yes, your search … Read the rest

My Advocate Is on High

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high . . . on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend (Job 16:19, 21 NIV).

Job longed for someone to plead his cause with God (Job 9:33). Like him we too might come to a … Read the rest

The King’s Friend

Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend (1 Chronicles 27:33b NIV).

It would surprise you to note this. In this section in this book it is the names of people who were the officials of David that has been recorded. All of them were included because of their position. But this one man’s name was … Read the rest

Holiness Adorns Your House

Your statutes stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days, O Lord (Psalm 93:5 NIV).

We live in days of tremendous and sweeping changes. These changes take place so quickly that what is popular today is outdated tomorrow. Nothing is here to stay. And there is no field or walk of life where change … Read the rest

God Our Guide

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end (Psalm 48:14 NIV).

This God who dwells with His children and protects them is our God. He is our God not only for our earthly life, but for the life beyond it as well. He is … Read the rest

With Great Compassion

The hurts of life are painful.

And the agony of some life-experiences are like volcanic lava that boil and occasionally erupt under great pressure.

The suffering is real.

And words of comfort or care from your dearest may not wipe away those tears.

The question is: Can God?

The first thing to note is that, … Read the rest

God’s Mercy

Mercy is an attitude of kindness and forgiveness shown where none is expected. Certainly we have no grounds to expect God’s mercy. Sin in us is so repulsive to God that it draws a line of separation between us and God that cannot be crossed. Yet God shows mercy to us through His Son Jesus
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You are Known by Name and Numbered

1, 2, 3 … 100 … 1000 … 10000 … million … trillion … zillion … infinity!

As the numbers grow big we stop counting. We assign them names. And when we lose count totally, we say “infinity!”

But, as usual, let us start with “One!” You are one among many. You have a name. … Read the rest

You Are Loved!

God Loves You!
You are unique. There is no one else like you on earth. There never was one like you, nor will there be one again. This fact itself tells you that you are special!
You are special because of a more important reason too. You have been created in the image and likeness … Read the rest