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*Table of Contents Issue No: 116 - Theme: Evangelization**
1. Editor's Note: Evangelization - The Forgotten Commandment
Most people's idea of evangelization involves going to foreign
countries and converting people to Christianity. This, not only is
very risky and dangerous, but also require a full time commitment
that most people are not willing to do. Plus we feel inadequate to
do it. We do not know theology. We do not know the finer details of
our liturgy. How can I go and tell others something I do not
understand myself?, they ask. ...
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Dec 30)
First Sunday after Yeldo (Christmas)
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Dec 30)
Sermons for the First Sunday after Yeldo (Christmas)
4. Featured: We Are Called to Win the World for Christ
If we're not sharing our love of Jesus Christ with others, it's
diminishing in our own hearts. If we don't live that love and share
it, we lose it. And we can't be happy without it. That's what St.
Paul meant when he wrote, "Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel."
Baptism indelibly marks us as missionaries. It's that simple. ...
5. Pope Benedict XVI: 'Being Tepid is the Greatest Danger for Christians'
Pope Benedict said that the "Church exists to evangelize" by sharing
the Gospel with people who have never heard of Christ, strengthening
the faith of those who already have been baptized and reaching out
to those who "have drifted away from the Church". ...
6. Clergy and the New Evangelization: First Preach by the Way You Live
Our task is to share that gift with others, to preach the word, be
urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort, be
unfailing in patience and in teaching" (2 Tm, 4:2). As Paul told
Timothy, we must "do the work of the evangelist." We are
evangelizers first. That is our paramount purpose. ...
7. Your Past, Present, and Future
The apostle Paul was called by God to bring the gospel to his
generation. He had perhaps the most unexpected conversion in human
history, as he previously had set himself to effectively destroy the
Christian faith. But when Paul, known then as Saul of Tarsus, met
the living Jesus, that all changed. ...
8. Discipleship Versus Evangelism
Jesus said that we are to make disciples, followers of Christ. When
we ask people to accept Jesus as their Savior, we need to teach them
that this is a total commitment of one's life to the Lord. It means
becoming a disciple of Jesus. ...
9. Telling Others the Gospel, Even When It's Difficult
Telling others (about) the gospel isn't easy. I know -- as a young
man, I was convinced I didn't have the gift of evangelism. It was
obvious. No matter how hard I tried, no one was coming to faith in
Jesus Christ. Nothing I did seemed to make a difference. I was
inspired by the things I read and heard about Billy Graham's
ministry, but I knew I didn't have his gifts. ...
10. The Church Without Evangelism Is The Salt Without Flavor
Believers are inclined to think that the church is overturned as
fundraising cultural centers instead of mission centers. People are
losing sight of the eternal truth and look to the temporal benefits
and achievements. ..
11. Inspired by the Incredible Early Church
It is an overwhelming thing to be caught up in the spirit of those
early centuries when Christianity spread far and wide by countless,
nameless saints in totally pagan cultures. By A.D. 300 there was no
part of the Roman Empire which had not been to some extent
penetrated by the Gospel. What human factors did God ordain to bring
about this amazing spread of the Christian Movement? ...
12. Witness - A Real Story
The most positive witnesses of my experience never come from those
who are most learned or who make the best argument. They come,
always, from those who live humbly with Jesus, who know Jesus so
well that they can speak for Him when I am unable to hear for
myself. It is out from behind their eyes that He peers, it is
between their arms that He embraces, it is from their lips that He
sings His love song to me. ..
13. How To Get Your Voice Heard in The Public Square
I've been thinking recently about some do's and don'ts for
Christians who want to make their voices heard in the public square.
Here's my preliminary list of ideas. ...
14. Recipe: Avocado Salad
15. Family Special: Dealing with Difficult Relationships During Holiday
When it comes to relationships, Christmas can be one of the most
difficult times of the year.... It's supposed to be a time with
family, a time of being together, a time of giving, and a time of
sharing. Maybe it's your daughter, your son, your grandchildren, and
they refuse to come. And, once again the wound is open and made even
16. Humor: Definitions....
17. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal
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