I. This Sunday in Church: 9th Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 17)
Sermons for This Sunday (July 17)
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Humility
Volume 5 No 296: July 24 2015
Volume 4 No 242: October 17, 2014
Volume 3 No 179: November 21 2013
Volume 3 No
158: August 15, 2013
Volume 3 No
152: July 18 2013
Volume 2 No
49: January 26 2012
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Christian Life
Volume 6 No 352 June 3 2016
Volume 5 No 311: October 30 2015
Volume 4 No 239: September 26, 2014
Volume 3 No 174: October 17 2013
Volume 3 No
151: July 11 2013
II. Lectionary Reflections: Humility
He Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted
If there us one attitude consistently scorned by the world, it must be humility,
and that is mostly because the world does not understand what humility is really
about. Before anything else, humility involves a trusting reliance of God, just
as its opposite, pride, is essentially a withdrawal from God (Sirach 10:12). ...
Jesus Teaches About Humility and Servanthood
When we exalt ourselves, we run the risk of being humbled, just like the man
who takes a seat of honor at a wedding feast. It's much better and more
pleasing to God if we will humble ourselves. If we will, we're more likely
to be exalted....
When My Pride Is Humbled
The real question, though, is what does impress God? The answer is humility:
acting like Christ did. If there was one person in that biblical dinner
party who deserved to be at the head table, it was Jesus, but he did not
seek that. ...
Humility and Exaltation
As Christians we're called to a high purpose in life: to glorify God and
enjoy his presence and serve him. And when God's glory is our central
concern, the little slights that come our way don't have the same power to
humiliate. Our high purpose doesn't make us any higher than anyone else, for
it's only Jesus that we are to lift up, that others might be drawn to him.
Honor for the Humble
Whenever you see who God really is—infinitely
holy, sovereign, mighty, majestic, and glorious—all you can see about yourself
is your own sin. ...
III. Featured Articles on 'Christian Life'
Five Verses to Help You Relax This Summer
It is to our detriment that our world looks at rest and relaxation as
laziness so often. God's Word is full of admonition to slow down, rest, be
still and get away by ourselves. We see God, Himself, resting on the seventh
day. We see Jesus getting away on a mountainside by Himself. ...
Love Your Neighbors... Even When They're 'Better' Than You
Christians may be tempted to see themselves on a moral high ground with
their secular friends in the valley below … but the truth is we're all in
the valley. The thing that separates Christians from non-Christians is not
behavior or morals it's grace. ...
Want to Change the World? Get to Know Your Neighbors
while many Christians are excited about others changing the world and give
generously to church programs or events, they often settle into daily life
without much thought about what the great commission means for them
Come and Rest in Him
From the moment of birth, we are taught that successful people never give up.
Yet, I have discovered the paradoxical secret that true success can only be
found in complete surrender. ...
Embrace Your Weakness
If we wait until we are perfect, until we fix all our cracks, to offer
ourselves to God, then we will never do so. But if we offer ourselves to God
with all of our frailties and flaws, our damage and darkness, his light will
permeate our cracks and then shine through them. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Family Special: What We Often Get Wrong about Submission
Unity is to be the hallmark of a Christian relationship, so God clearly
wants us to pray, wrestle through, and seek His will together. By assuming
that a wife will always defer to her husband, though, we're not necessarily
even seeking God's will. ...
Raising Children: Confident Parents
Raising healthy, educated, self-disciplined children who love God and their
fellow human beings may very well be the most challenging responsibility in
Self Improvement: How to Beat Procrastination
According to an article from Scientific American, almost 20% of the population
chronically procrastinates, routinely putting off tasks to tomorrow that could
be done today. ...
Special: How God is Working in Your Life Even When You Least Expect it
At age fourteen, I found myself - seemingly by chance - in the home of an
89-year-old woman I didn't know, and didn't particularly care to know. I
didn't want to be there. I lied to her. And yet, God used her to alter the
trajectory of my life. ...
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