Malankara World Journal Issue 138 Theme: Reinstallation of Peter (Apr 18, 2013)
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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 Limits
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 say. ...
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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Dr. Jacob Mathew
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