The Malankara World Journal Issue 119 - Theme: John The Baptist - (Jan
10, 2013) is available online at:
*Table of Contents Issue No: 119 - Theme: John The Baptist*
1. Editor's Note
What we learn from the martyrdom of John the Baptist and St. Stephen.
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Jan 13)
First Sunday after Denho
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Jan 13)
Sermons for the First Sunday After Denho
4. Featured: On the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist
The Baptist does not limit himself to preaching repentance and
conversion; rather, in recognizing Jesus as "the Lamb of God" who
has come to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29), he has the
deep humility to point to Jesus as the One truly sent by God, and he
steps aside so that Christ might increase, be heard and followed. ...
5. On the Martyrdom of John the Baptist
As forerunner of our Lord's birth, preaching and death, the blessed
John showed in his struggle a goodness worthy of the sight of
heaven. In the words of Scripture: Though in the sight of men he
suffered torments, his hope is full of immortality. ...
6. Ministry of John the Baptist
Repentance (preached by John the Baptist) appears to be about being
socially responsible. Real repentance is prophetic in that it is
focused on very tangible actions of mercy and loving-kindness. It is
about caring for all with whom we interact to the point of
self-sacrifice. To love others so much in our actions that it could
actually deprive us so far as our wants and desires are concerned. ...
7. John the Baptist and Jesus
As often as we need to look at John, we find fearsome John pointing
away from himself to Jesus, the Word Incarnate, the lamb of God and
the Saviour of the world; someone no less rigorous than John to be
sure, but also so much more than John -- someone so very winsome,
compelling, inviting as to be beautiful. ..
8. Someone to Lean On
This story challenged me to change my position from a bystander to
that of a gap-stander. A bystander is an onlooker who watches, but
does not to get involved. A gap-stander has empathy and takes
action, using the strength of her faith to help the fighter stand
until victory comes. A gap-stander is someone the one in battle can
lean on. ...
9. Family: Recovering God's Plan for Marriage and Family
Here is God's basic teaching on family and marriage. Here is the
basic structure for the family, as God sets it forth: a man who
loves his wife, a woman, who loves her husband. And in this stable,
lasting, and faithful union of mutual support and love, they
conceive and raise their children in the holy fear of the Lord. ...
10. Malankara World Journal Special on Women - January 21, 2013
We invite contributions from the readers for the Malankara World
Journal Special on Women to be released on January 20, 2013. ...
11. Health: Declining Circumcision Rates Will Raise Health-care Costs by
In a study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent
Medicine, a team of economists and epidemiologists estimated that
every circumcision not performed would lead to significant increases
in lifetime medical expenses to treat sexually transmitted diseases
and related cancers. ...
12. Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
A family favorite.
13. Going the Extra Mile Pays
Today many people are talking about what they get for nothing. With
the total emphasis on getting, there is little emphasis on giving.
Let's reverse the order and ask ourselves what we give instead of
what we get! ...
14. Humor: When Insults Had Class
From an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter
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Dr. Jacob Mathew
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