The Malankara World Journal Issue 138 Theme: Reinstallation of Peter
(Apr 18, 2013) is available online at:
TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 138
Theme: Reinstallation of Peter: Do You Love Me?
The Lord's words apply to us also: Do we love him "more than these"?
Do we love him more than we love other persons, than we love our
profession and lifestyle? Do we in any way distinguish ourselves
from other people by our love for Christ?..
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Apr 21)
Second Sunday after New Sunday
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Apr 21)
Sermons for Second Sunday after New Sunday
4. Inspiration for Today: Big Things Coming Your Way!
The God we serve is not a small God. His plan for your life is not
for you to reach one level, get stuck and stay there for 30 or 40
years. His plan is to increase you, open new doors before you, and
take you places that you've never imagined. ...
5. Do you love me? Gospel Commentary on John 21:1-19
There is an enormous amount of brokenness and sin in our world
today. We see it in societies where poverty, hatred, war and
genocide still abound. It is evident in homes where genuine care,
loving sacrifice and dedicated family time often are absent. We also
see it in individual lives where selfishness, despair, resentment
and anger reign. ...
6. Featured: Have The Courage to Return to God. His Mercy Has No
Let us be enveloped by the mercy of God; let us trust in his
patience, which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage
to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, allowing
ourselves be loved by him and to encounter his mercy in the
sacraments. We will feel his tenderness, so beautiful, we will feel
his embrace, and we too will become more capable of mercy, patience,
forgiveness and love. ...
7. Why God Allows Good Men to Fall
Peter still speaks to us today. "If you think you've fallen short,
if you feel like you've denied him, look at what happened to me." Do
not despair. God still loves you, and He loves you so much that it
doesn't matter what you've done. If God can forgive Peter, he can
forgive anybody. He loves you, He always has, and He always will.
8. Second Chances
It's not every day that you get a second chance. Peter must have
known that. The next time he saw Jesus, he got so excited that he
barely got his britches on before he jumped into the cold water of
the Sea of Galilee. It was also enough, so they say, to cause this
backwoods Galilean to carry the gospel of the second chance all the
way to Rome where they killed him. ...
9. Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord?
Our Lord never asks questions until the perfect time. Rarely, but
probably once in each of our lives, He will back us into a corner
where He will hurt us with His piercing questions. Then we will
realize that we do love Him far more deeply than our words can ever
10. God's Commission to Us
If I love my Lord, I have no business being guided by natural
emotions - I have to feed His sheep. We will not be delivered or
released from His commission to us. Beware of counterfeiting the
love of God by following your own natural human emotions,
sympathies, or understandings. That will only serve to revile and
abuse the true love of God. ...
11. Important to Repeat
In order to survive and thrive, we all need to hear someone say to
us, "I love you." And it needs to happen more than once a year. For
some of us who have weathered the hurts of broken relationships,
saying, "I love you," for the first time again is one of the most
frightening things we will ever do....
12. The Piercing Question
Unless we are experiencing the hurt of facing every deception about
ourselves, we have hindered the work of the Word of God in our
lives. The Word of God inflicts hurt on us more than sin ever could,
because sin dulls our senses....
13. Health: Exercises for Seniors
It's important for seniors to keep moving and learning, that's what
helps improve balance and coordination, and even helps build new
neural pathways. ...
14. Recipe: Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew
15. Family: Honor with Love
The subject of roles within a marriage can be a topic for strong
debate. However, God has a clear design for us to follow. There are
specific roles for a husband and a wife. ...
16. How to Change the World
When we talk about change, here's a good starting point: This is an
inscription on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey.
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal