The Malankara World Journal Issue 126 - Focus: Great Lent Week 3 - Sin
and Healing (Feb 21, 2013) is available online at:
*TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 126*
Focus: Great Lent Week 3 - Sin and Healing
An integral part of lent, in addition to prayer and fasting, is
alms-giving. Think of these as a three legged stool. You need all the
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Feb 24)
Third Sunday of Great Lent (Paralytic/Palsy Sunday)
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Feb 24)
Sermons for the Third Sunday in Great Lent (M'shariyo / Palsy -
4. Message for Lent by His Eminence Yeldho Mor Theethose
May reconciliation and mutual love be the guiding principles of your
fasting this year. ..
5. Featured: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
6. Reflection on Mark 2:1-12 - This Sunday's Gospel Reading
To us, this is one more proof that Jesus was the Son of God. If an
average sinful human being claimed to be able to forgive sins, we would
know he was blaspheming. But when a virgin-born, sinless,
miracle-working person forgives someone's sins, it's just one more proof
of what we would already suspect: God had become a man! ...
7. A Strange Thing Jesus Said to a Paralyzed Man
God sees things rather differently than we do. There is much to consider
the fact that Jesus says to a paralyzed man, "your sins are forgiven." ..
8. Defend Your Soul Against Sins
Without realizing it, many Christians have allowed Satan to establish
strongholds in their lives. One of the greatest hindrances to living a
godly life is carnality, which can prevent us from praying and knowing
the mind of God. If left unattended, carnality can build power bases of
self-centeredness deep within our hearts and minds. ...
9. Captive No More
Sin is a horrible master, and it finds a willing servant in the human
body. Sin wants to dominate you, but the good news is that as a
Christian, you don't have to be dominated by sin any longer. ...
10. How Spiritual Are You? - Restoration From Sin
To be "caught in any transgression" can mean to fall suddenly into sin,
like stepping into a bear trap. We didn't mean to get angry, but got
into an emotional discussion and next thing lashed out in anger. We
didn't intend to lust, then an image presented itself, and we gave into
11. Should I Fight or Be Still?
We must fight to keep righteousness in our own lives, refusing choices
which lead to sin and death. We must fight for love, which means making
really hard choices and overcoming our natural selfish inclinations. We
must fight for endurance, keeping promises, covenants, and our integrity
in a way worthy of Christ Jesus. Sometimes God calls us to fight, and
sometimes he tells us to be still. How can we decipher it? ...
12. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Great Lent is the time for personal reflection, meditation,
reconciliation, and prayer. Malankara World has a great resource
that helps you accomplish that. We provide you daily reflections,
meditations, prayer, bible readings etc. If you had been with us
last year, you will find that this year's offering has expanded.
Read the articles about how to practice lent. Then do the reading
for the day specified. We will guide you week by week. You can find
the resources here.
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Daily Reflections - Bible Readings, reflections and prayers for each
day of the week: Week 3 of Great Lent
13. Health: Five Grocery Staples for Youth & Vitality
"When people shop on the go, they tend to gravitate toward old standbys
and foods they can multipurpose with - usually not the most nutritious
choices possible. But by substituting a few items on your list, you can
not only look and feel more youthful, you'll boost your resistance to
certain cancers and other illnesses." ...
14. Recipe: Warm and Spicy Salad
A hot favorite from Thailand for your lenten taste buds.
15. Family Special: Wives, Words can Captivate Your Man
Want a happy marriage with a dream husband? Here are some tips...
16. Humor: The Pastor's Wife
17. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal
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