I. This Sunday in Church: 10th Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 24)
Sermons for This Sunday (July 24)
II. Lectionary Reflections
Welcoming the Child
Jesus isn't interested in who we say is the greatest or even in who acts
like the greatest or looks to be great. Jesus is interested in who acts with
the greatest grace, compassion, and love. ...
Christians must cast off dreams of power or status and, like a child, admit
their ultimate dependence on God for all things. Rather than seek status in
the eyes of men, they should rely more and more on the Father. ...
The Value of Children
It's wonderful to know that God loves all His children very much, young and old.
That is why we should love each other, and not overlook anyone who believes in
Let the Children Come to Jesus
You and I are also the children who are coming to Jesus. And he
will bless us. Whatever your age, whether young or old, we enter the kingdom of
God only as little children, being given to, trusting in and receiving from our
gracious Lord. ...
III. General Weekly Features
Poem: A Tranquil Moment
Peace fills my mind at this moment solemn
As I gaze across the green placid lake
Where else can I
find such a place except
In my own country -
"Gods own Country"
Where birds come to nest from eons abroad. ...
Health: The Cost of Emotional Dependency...
The Bosurgi Method™ is based on the theory that the mind always strives for
perfection, implementing and choosing behaviors that grant the best possible
responses to one's daily events. Optimal responses are selected by the mind in
order to maximize safety and efficiency--whatever the occurrence. ...
Food: Coffee Talk
Higher the roast, higher the caffeine content, higher the kick. A shot of 30 ml
espresso can give 30 -45 mg. caffeine. But, higher the roast, higher the bitterness
too, and hence also demands more
sugar. Most Indian coffees are roasted to low or medium range. ...
Family Special: The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission
God designed the relationship between a husband and his wife to represent
the relationship between Christ and the church. This is the deepest meaning
of marriage. And that is why ultimately the roles of headship and submission
are so important. If our marriages are going to tell the truth about Christ
and his church, we cannot be indifferent to the meaning of headship and
Family Special: Beauty in Submission
The goal is not a dominating husband, but a godly husband. God-shaped
submission makes the people around us better, not worse. Furthermore, even
if an unsaved husband never responds to Christ, the Christian wife may grow
in such beautiful godliness that others will be attracted to Christ. ...
Self Improvement: The Secret to Making Habits Stick
The story you tell yourself about your habit matters more than most people
So the key is to shape the story, become your own habit storyteller, and create
a story that will make you more likely to stick to the habit. ...
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