The Faith Test | Part 2

The Faith Test- Part 2 by Rev. Shine. P. Thomas God tests our faith to prepare us for his purposes In almost every area of life things must be tested before there can be of any benefit to the human race. Medicine is tested before it is made available to the public. Airplanes are tested for safety before its takes passengers. The BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited) phase 1 line is operational from MG Road to Byappanahalli, and it had to go through tests Continue reading →

The Faith Test | Part 1

The Faith Test – Part 1 by Rev Shine. P. Thomas The Bible asks us to Test our Christian Faith I remember when I was a child I was not that thrilled about taking tests. I am so glad that those days are behind me. However, I still sometimes go through tests; but they are medical tests, personality and aptitude tests but I do not have to study for them. As the secular world conducts tests to check the condition of our body, our knowledge, Continue reading →

Saved to Serve | Ephesians 2

Saved to Serve by Rev. Shine. P. Thomas Are we not Saved? so Why not Serve? Using your life productively for the Lord, To Serve Everyone has their own weaknesses and faults in life. Sometimes we use our shortcomings as excuses for not being used by God. We say, “I cannot do anything great, I have got these limitations.” The good news is that God does not just use perfect people. If he did, none of us would have a chance. God’s calling in your Continue reading →

Discipleship And Humility | Luke 17:1-10

Discipleship And Humility! by Rev. Shine P. Thomas How does discipleship and humility go hand-in-hand? Humility is the hallmark of a true disciple of God. The proud cannot be a disciple of God. In the Scripture, God has said frequently that he hates the proud. Proverbs 3:34 He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed. Jesus said: Luke 14:11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Luke 18:14 For all those Continue reading →

Amazing Grace!

Amazing Grace! by Rev. Shine P. Thomas Have you ever thought of God’s grace to you? What is your response to God’s Grace? Preacher D. L. Moody set aside a day to study the subject of God’s grace. Even on the third day Moody had not finished his study. By the late afternoon of the third day, Moody was so filled with this subject that he had to go out on the street and talk to somebody about it. Stopping a complete stranger, Moody said, Continue reading →

The Importance of Love

Introduction Do we Really Know The Importance Of Love? Too often we only associate with people who are like us. The importance are given to someone accordingly. We get along with people who dress like us, who have the same interest and same personality types like us. What about the people who are different from us? What about people from a different society, different background, with different interests? It is easy to black them out and say they are not like me. God put people Continue reading →

Called for Discipleship | Mark 3

Introduction How is your personal walk with the Lord Jesus Christ? Is Jesus the guest of your life or is he the decision maker of your life? Do you come to Jesus only when you have needs to be fulfilled or do you walk with him every day of your life as a disciple? In Mark 1-2 Jesus burst upon his earthly ministry gathering much attention right from the beginning and the people were wondering who he was. We saw how Jesus exercised his authority Continue reading →

Behold He comes! | The Signs | Mark 13

The signs of Jesus’ coming from Mark 13. Mark 13:26-27  26“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. It was the Passion Week and Within perhaps about 48 hours the Lord Jesus Christ would be betrayed and also crucified. It had been a very busy week for Jesus and This day Continue reading →

Lessons from a Fruitless Tree | Mark 11

Introduction Lets see what Mark 11 has to say about the Fruitless Tree, before that lets look how in Mark 11 Jesus is entering the city of Jerusalem. This journey had begun roughly about 6 months prior and He had also traveled through quite some places, ministering, and healing many. This is an interesting week because many things are to happen that week which would end up in the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. So, on the first day, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Continue reading →

The Basic Christian | Dr. Jacob Cherian

We often hear the call to return “Back to the Basics.” Whatever their particular vocation in life – whether they be surgeons, cricketers, pastors, or parents. All people seem to have their favorite “basics” and also they tend to fall back upon. As Christian believers we too have our set of basics.So what do we usually mean when we call ourselves “Christians?” Is it our name that tells people whether we are Christians or? Not really, Because you would say, you could come across a Continue reading →