1. Foreword: Happy Fifth Birthday, Malankara World Journal
Today (April 15, 2016), we celebrate the fifth birthday of Malankara World
Journal (In Kerala, the sixth birthday.) The parent website came into existence in 2009. So, Malankara
World is seven years old now. ...
I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (April 17)
Sermons for This Sunday (April 17)
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Road to Emmaus
II. Lectionary Reflections
Christ in Samaria (John 4:31-42)
We discover that the Holy Spirit has caused this historical narrative which
traces the actions of the Savior in Samaria, and which records the
instructions He there gave to His disciples, to embody a perfect outline
which sets forth the leading features of this present Era of Grace, during
which God is taking out of the Gentiles a people for His name. ...
A View to the Harvest
The apostle Paul said in 1 Cor. 3, "I have planted, Apollos watered, but
God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is
anything, but only God who gives the growth." The one who plants and the one
who waters both have a common purpose, to see a harvest for God. ...
Revival in Sychar
We should live our lives in such a way that people are attracted to Jesus. The
most important thing that we can do is tell someone else about Jesus. ...
III. Featured Articles: Road to Emmaus
Mass on the Move: The Hidden Mass on the Road to Emmaus
Today's Gospel of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13ff) does
more than present a resurrection appearance. It also presents the Mass in
seminal form as I will show. In doing this, Luke and the Holy Spirit teach us
that the Mass is the essential and most vivid way that we encounter Christ
Emmaus: From Despair to Joy
It was no ordinary grace before meals that the Lord had offered that evening in
Emmaus. Compare the words used here to the words used at the last supper: he
took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples (Luke 22:19).
It was in the sacrament of his body and blood that they finally recognized him.
Home to Emmaus
Having followed Jesus all the way to Jerusalem, they've seen it all come to
a horrific end. Their walk home was marked by grief and confusion. They,
like the other disciples, were now also living with a sense of regret for
all they did not do that they could have, should have done. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: The Organ Of Healing
There are really three prongs to the health of our bodies - how well we take
care of ourselves, our inner medicines that Murphy talks about, and our
modern medicines that help us along. ...
Health: Fighting Flu The Natural Way
Nutritional Supplements May Help Keep Those
Sniffling, Sneezing Symptoms at Bay. ...
Family Special: Five Parenting Mistakes That Are Unique to Millennial Moms
A millennial mom faces different parenting obstacles than those faced by
moms in the past. There are always new advancements in technology, new
studies and new ideas that change how parenting looks from one day to the
Family Special: Error Or Opportunity?
The next time your spouse fails you, you could cut him or her down in a torrent
of angry words… or you could see a golden opportunity to encourage. ...
Family Special: Fuel for the Long Run - Preserving Marriages
More weddings at which I tie the knot result in strong marriages than end in
divorce. Maybe that's because I won't officiate unless both partners can
openly declare their trust in God. I also insist that they go through
significant prenuptial counseling. ...
Inspirational: Are You Affecting the World?
This is your day to realize that you can choose to be affected by the world. Or
you can choose to positively affect the world. ...
Senior Special: Outliving Your Retirement
3 Tips to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Fund.
Financial Experts Explain When It's OK to Play It Safe – and When It's Not. ...
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