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Malankara World Journal Issue 114 Theme: Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Dec 20, 2012)

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  • Jacob Mathew
    The Malankara World Journal Issue 114 Theme: Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Dec 20, 2012) is available online at:
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 19, 2012
      The Malankara World Journal Issue 114 Theme: Genealogy of Jesus Christ
      (Dec 20, 2012) is available online at:


      *Table of Contents *
      (MWJ Issue No: 114 Theme: Genealogy of Jesus Christ)

      1. Where Is God When Innocent People Are Slaughtered?

      Anyone who have ever suffered tragic and senseless loss or observed
      the disproportionate suffering that some must endure cannot help but
      ask, why? And the answers aren't all that satisfying to many for
      suffering is ultimately mysterious in many ways.

      2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Dec 23)

      Sunday before Christmas

      3. Sermons for This Sunday (Dec 23)

      Sermons for the Sunday before Christmas


      4. Why are There Different Genealogies for Jesus in Matthew 1 and Luke 3?

      Luke starts with Mary and goes backwards to Adam. Matthew starts
      with Abraham and goes forward to Joseph. The intents of the
      genealogies were obviously different which is clearly seen in their
      styles. Luke was not written to the Jews, Matthew was. Therefore,
      Matthew would carry the legal line (from Abraham through David) and
      Luke the biological one (from Adam through David). ...

      5. Advent-Christmas Season in Orthodox Church

      The pre-Christmas Cycle has six Sundays, which all focus on the
      unfolding revelation of the Birth of the Messiah. This is done in
      the context of the immediate family of Jesus, centering on Mary and
      Joseph. (Matthew 1, 2; Luke 1, 2) This is certainly in line with the
      Antiochene emphasis on the humanity of Jesus and its appreciation of
      the historical aspect of Scripture. The greatest Announcement, of
      course, is that of the angels on Christmas. ...

      6. Why Does Jesus Have Two Different Genealogies?

      These two chapters, both giving genealogies of Jesus, at first
      appear to be contradictory. Actually, however, they complement each
      other. ...

      7. Family Tree of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-17)

      This is not your ordinary family tree! The ancient Jews poured over
      their Scriptures, looking for hints and clues that would reveal the
      identity of the Messiah to come. Today, we will pour over Matthew's
      genealogy, looking for hints and clues that reveal the identity of
      the Messiah who has come. Matthew's genealogy shows us Christ in at
      least three ways. ...

      8. The Genealogy of the King (Exposition of Matthew 1:1-17)

      Matthew 1:1-17 is one of the most important passages in the Bible
      because it is the thread that binds together the Old and New
      Testaments. In fact, this text is essential to properly understand
      the meaning of the Old Testament. One commentator called this text
      "a compressed retelling of the Old Testament story." ...

      9. Humble Praise and Joyful Anticipation

      The readings for the last Sunday of Advent emphasize the lowly
      origins of Jesus - both geographical and familial - and the loving
      sacrificial work that He, as Lord and Savior, would undertake for
      the sake of Israel and the entire human race. The ascent from
      lowliness to greatness via the startling path of sacrifice is hinted
      at in the reading from the prophet Micah. His message followed a
      basic pattern similar to that of his contemporary Isaiah: the
      announcement of judgment due to the rejection of God's law, the
      prophecy of a restored Zion, and an exhortation to a spiritual
      renewal based in trust in God's mercy. ...

      10. Malankara World Advent Supplement

      Daily bible readings, meditations, activities to prepare you for the
      arrival of our Savior.


      11. Mystery of Advent, The Things of Christmas

      To what shall we compare the Fourth Sunday of Advent? It is like a
      bridegroom whispering in the ear of his bride a promise of things
      delightful and near. In the liturgy of the Fourth Sunday, Christ
      whispers into the ear of His Church the things of Christmas. And
      with what desire does the bride desire them! ...

      12. My Most Memorable Christmas

      I can see that scene in the living room -- like a jewel of a moment
      set in the ordinary moments that make up our days. For that brief
      time, real values came clearly into focus: Father's gratitude for
      life; Mother's strong faith; my husband's quiet strength; my son's
      inner yearning momentarily shining through blurred youthful
      ambitions; the eager faces of children groping toward understanding
      and truth; the reality of the love of God as our thoughts focused on
      Him whose birth we were commemorating. ...

      13. Syria Relief Appeal

      Archbishop Mor Aphrem Karim, Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of the
      Eastern United States of Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch has
      issued a bull exhorting all faithful and friends to help the Syrian
      relief efforts. ...

      14. Health: Medicine Is In Your Mouth

      One of the most important things people overlook in dealing with
      sickness is what they speak out of their mouth. You can't just speak
      anything because your words have an effect on your body. In the book
      of James he says, if you offend not in word, you are able to bridle
      your whole body. He also goes on to say your tongue is like the
      rudder of a ship, so if you want to go from sickness to healing then
      you are going to have to set your tongue to healing and not
      sickness. ...

      15. Recipe: Delicious Pea and Chickpea Soup

      16. The Old Dog

      An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers
      that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading
      rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. ...

      17. About Malankara World


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      In HIS Service

      Dr. Jacob Mathew
      Malankara World

      Malankara World Journal
      Hudson, Ohio

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