The Malankara World Journal Issue 108 Theme: Advent and Hope - Waiting
For The Savior (Nov 15, 2012) is available online at:
*Table of Contents Issue No: 108; Theme: Advent and Hope - Waiting For The Savior*
1. News Update From Jazirah Archdiocese, Syria by Archbishop Mor
Eustathius Matta Roham
There is a great fear among families of different communities about
their future. People are so much afraid of a real war, which might
happen at any time between Turkey and Syria, because of the Turkish
clear interference in the Syrian crises. This war could lead other
counties into regional war. People are so much worried about their
children, women and properties. Many of them are getting themselves
ready to immigrate to Europe and to other safe neighboring countries. It
is very difficult to say what could happen tomorrow. All we need now is
your prayers for peace, and your support to end this evil fighting.
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Nov 18)
Annunciation to Zachariah
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Nov 18)
Sermons for the Annunciation to Zachariah
4. Inspiration for Today
5. Featured: Zechariah and Elizabeth: Facing Dead Hopes
From Zechariah and Elizabeth we can learn what God's faithfulness means
when our hopes die. ...In the Christian year, Advent is the start of the
year. It lays the foundation for everything else that is going to happen
in the year. So all the promises of God, all the mighty acts of God are
still in the future. It's the start of our hopes. And so since that is
the real meaning of what we should be doing in Advent, I would like to
challenge you to face some of these hopes, some of these struggles that
are in your life. Take some time and think about if all the stops were
off, if God could do whatever you want in your life, whatever kind of
growth or development, if all the stops were pulled out, what would it
6. Advent: Hope of a Savior
God is your father,
And his promise is the same yesterday today and forever.
Do not fear what the world can do to you.
Do not listen to the financial naysayer
For in the midst of it,
God will bring to you.
A new depth of Glory and Understanding.
Every prayer is heard.
Every tear is registered in heaven,
In the best of times and in the worst of times,
God will answer in his most effective way. ...
7. Hymn - The Great Forerunner of the Morn
8. Redefining the Virtue of Hope
Real hope - biblical hope - isn't hope for; it's hope in: Hope in Christ
- what He did for us on the Cross; and what He will do for us when He
comes again and sets up His kingdom. A hope for is never better than
wishful thinking. Hope in Christ is an expectation based on the
certainty of who Jesus is and what He accomplished. ...
9. The Fulfillment of God's Promise
What are you doing with the conditional promises of God? Are you
refusing to keep the condition of the promise? Or have you simply just
given up? ..
10. Trust His Timing
One thing I've learned is that God doesn't always work on our time
table. In fact, He rarely does. But, in a single moment, God can change
your life! All throughout scripture, we see examples of how God was
working behind the scenes and instantly turned things around for His
11. Health: Physician Touts 5 Hidden Benefits of Exercise
Exercise is not just for weight control anymore. It has a far reaching
effects on your system from clearer skin to stronger immune system. ...
12. Recipe: Left-Over Turkey Recipes
Here are some delicious dishes you can make with the left over Turkey
from Thanksgiving. ...
13. Family: Marriage - Don't Hope...Decide
Michael Hargrove tells about a scene at an airport that literally
changed his life. ...
14. Hope Turkey Does Not Mean to Go Into a Real Direct War With Syria by
Archbishop Mor Eustathius Matta Roham
15. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
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