Christ came to this earth. God came near to you so you can come near to Him--to
give your life purpose and meaning, to forgive you of your sins, and to give you
the hope of heaven beyond the grave. ...
I. Martyrdom/Massacre of Infants
Bible Readings for Martyrdom of Infants (December
Sermons for Martyrdom of Infants (December
II. This Sunday in Church - 1st Sunday After Christmas
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December
Sermons for This Sunday (December
Malankara World Advent and Christmas Supplements
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Malankara World Christmas Supplement
Malankara World Advent Supplement
From Malankara World Journal Archives
7. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Massacre of Innocents
Volume 5 No 321 December 26 2015
Martyrdom of Infants/ Christmas
8. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Childhood of Jesus
Volume 5 No 256: January 3, 2015
Childhood of Jesus
III. Lectionary Reflections on Luke 2:41-52 - Boyhood of Jesus
Jesus Shows Us The Way to God
In the Temple, Mary expects Jesus to behave a certain way and Jesus expects
his mother to know why he isn't. The problem is that Jesus and his parents
have two different understandings of who Jesus' Father is. ...
Childhood of Jesus - The Art of Problem Solving
In the end, maybe that is the Gospel for us as we live out faithfully despite
our inability to understand some things. The Gospel good news is that we do not
have to. ...
Poem - If We Miss You
Jesus as The Model for The Apostles and The Leaders of The Church
In the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, Jesus is the model for the
apostles who are the leaders and models for the church. In the broad sense,
then, the last line of this passage is a model for Christian education and
child raising: to encourage children to increase in wisdom and in stature...
IV. Featured Articles: Massacre
Jeremiah's Prophecy: Rachel Weeping
The pain experienced during the Babylonian Exile pointed to the pain experienced
during the massacre in Bethlehem. The Babylonian Exile itself pointed ahead to
Christ's own exile, from Bethlehem into a foreign land. ...
A Babe and the Babes of Bethlehem
Jesus sums up the history of Israel from the time of Abraham–from the time of
David–from the time of the Exile. He is the final (last) Jew–he is the final
(last) David–he is the final (eschatological) remnant. ...
The Weeping of Rachel
Rachel mourned for her children. That weeping is fulfilled here and that has
occurred right after the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. But that word is also
prophetic because we find it in Jeremiah. How does Jeremiah come to this word?
In order to understand that, we must return to Genesis. ...
V. Supplement: Christmas
The Problem with Christmas
Christmas cannot be explained in a sermon, or a parable, or a simile. Power
like this requires preparation, background, and study to even begin to grasp
it. And in the end, even this is not enough. In the end - in the final
moments of grasping at the wind - it is only Jesus who can fill it with
Through and Beyond Suffering: The Joy of Christmas
The problem with Christmas these days isn't with Jesus; it's with us. More
precisely, it's with our "great expectations," to borrow a phrase from Charles
From Mourning to Morning
Because of God's great love we always have hope! We endure difficult
struggles not because of our own determination and resolve but because of
God's great love. ...
The Scandal of Jesus' Birth
Without Jesus' heroic act, there would be no salvation. But at the first
Christmas, in his own small way, Joseph had to make that same heroic choice
first. That is the glory of this season. For at Christmas we celebrate the
scandal-shrouded birth of the hero whom God sent into the world to join us in
the scandal of our sin so that we might Live and not be destroyed. ...
The Christmas Light That Shines for You Today
When heaven touched earth and God came into the world, it was like the dawning
of the day. He could've just appeared, but instead He smiled on the world and
His light began to slowly shine. On that silent night so long ago, the light
began to dawn. ...
21. Obituary: Sona Skaria Varghese, Plano,
Although Sona had only 36 years in this world before
she was called back to her eternal home, she had utilized that time well.
Her faith was solid. She had raised her children teaching them about
Christian faith and the need for prayer. She was loved by everyone who knew
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