Advent is a time of reflection, as well as a time of repentance. This is a
good time to examine our lives. ...
I. This Sunday in Church: Birth of John The Baptist
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December
Sermons for This Sunday (December
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals Featuring: John The Baptist
Volume 6 No 387: December 2 2016
Volume 5 No
317: December 4 2015
Volume 5 No 258: January 9 2015
Volume 4 No 251: December 5, 2014
Volume 2 No 112: Dec 6 2012
Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015
Volume 3 No 181: December 5, 2013
Volume 3 No 119: Jan 10 2013
II. Lectionary Reflections: Birth of John The Baptist, Zechariah's Song
Behind The Scenes At Christmastime: Zechariah's Song
The Benedictus is all about this one great truth: That God has at long last
visited his people! In the verses that follow we learn five specific facts about
the Divine Visitation and the blessings that flow from it. ...
Zachariah's Song of Salvation: The Davidic Covenant
With the Holy Spirit inspired genius that only a Bible writer can have,
Luke--the very, very careful historian--stops us in the narrative and takes
us back to the Old Testament and ties us in to three great covenants there
by giving us this psalm, this song of salvation uttered by the lips of Zacharias.
The Road Home: The message of John the Baptist
This is what the Advent readings are all about: We recall God's saving deeds -
in the history of Israel and in the coming of Jesus. Our remembrance is meant to
stir our faith, to fill us with confidence that, as today's Epistle puts it,
"the One who began a good work in [us] will continue to complete it" until He
comes again in glory. ...
III. Featured: Advent
An Introvert's Guide to Thriving during the Holidays
Christmas is a gift and time for celebration for us all. It's the season that
we, as believers, all around this world, remember and honor the birth of Christ
our King. And yet, maybe our culture, has turned the holidays into more of an "extroverted" season, which can
leave others feeling drained, dry, completely wiped out before Christmas day
even arrives. ...
Gifts That Matter Part 1
The world would like us to believe that the success of Christmas depends
upon how much we spend, how many presents we give, or how many presents we
Gifts That Matter Part 2
Have you discovered the truth that we simply cannot "out-give" God? The more
we give, the more we receive. ...
Advent Is The Season for Waiting
The season of Advent that precedes Christmas is a season of hope-filled
waiting. Advent looks forward in anticipation of Christ's return, but also
remembers all those who awaited his arrival into our world more than two
thousand years ago. ...
Slow Down, Tune In, Be Still . . .
Sometimes you may wonder where God is in your life. You wonder whether He
has left you. ...
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