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