I. This Sunday in Church: 6th Sunday After Sleebo
Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 23)
Sermons for This Sunday (October 23)
3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Money and Possessions
Volume 5 No 308: October 9 2015
Theme: Mammon vs. God, Serving Two Masters
Volume 4 No 243: October 24, 2014
Theme: Addiction to Material Possessions
Volume 4 No 241: October 10, 2014
Theme: Role of Money, Possessions And Wealth in Christian Life
II. Lectionary Reflections: Rich Ruler
The Rich Young Ruler and the Needle's Eye
This young man came, not to tempt Christ, but to learn from him. We know that he
was not a Sadducee because it is clear that he believed in eternal life and
wanted to attain it - an unusual goal in someone of his position and age. A man
of wealth will often trust his riches and not be interested in what God has to
offer. The young do not often look beyond today, much less to the far reaches of
The Trouble with Riches
Rich people at times can be tempted to seek security in their wealth, and poor
people, because they have nothing else to trust in, may be more receptive to the
Gospel than the wealthy. Materialism is therefore a danger of which we must be
constantly aware, for if we love money, we will trust in money and not recognize
the spiritual poverty we all have before the Father. ...
Paying the Entrance Fee
The lesson from the rich young ruler is that all of us are sinners. If a
person is self-righteous like the rich young ruler, the law can be used to
shows them that they have indeed offended a holy God. ...
III. Featured Articles: Salvation
Introduction to Eternal Life and Salvation
"Eternal" (in eternal life) specifically refers to a time duration (for ever and
ever). Those that believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will
never die, that is, they have "eternal life", they have passed from death unto
life (John 5:24).
What Is Eternal Life?
To enter eternal life is to become fully alive with God forever, to
experience untold joy, serenity and peace in an eternal embrace with God
forever. And having our communion with God perfected we will also have our
communion with one another perfected. ...
Our Prize: Eternal Life
Once you get to the point of total surrender to God, you will be the most
surprised and delighted person on earth. God will have you absolutely,
without any limitations, and He will have given you your life. If you are
not there, it is either because of disobedience in your life or your refusal
to be simple enough. ...
The Trinity of Salvation
Faith is void unless accompanied by our works. Faith means nothing unless to
exhibit that faith in your works. Merely stating one's faith - without
exhibiting it for the world to see - means nothing. ... God's grace has
appeared to all men. We must act on that grace through the faith that He
gave us in order to attain our salvation. ...
Are There Steps to Salvation?
freely offers salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. You don't need to
make your life better before believing in Jesus. You believe in Jesus and He
will help make your life better. ...
Baptism and Salvation
Whilst baptism is of vital importance in granting us access to the great
salvation which is available in Christ, we must be careful not to give the
impression that by the one act or "work" of baptism alone we will be saved.
.. a life of continued fellowshipping of Christ's crucifixion is
More on Salvation From MWJ Archives
Volume 6 No 328 January 29 2016
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: Manhattan Study Crushes Cholesterol Myth
The next time your doctor says you need to lower your LDL cholesterol so you
don't have a heart attack or stroke, show him the results of the Northern
Manhattan Study. ...
Family Special: How Christianity Made Children Human
Children were considered nonpersons. In the cultures of Alexander the
Great, Julius Caesar, and Pliny the Elder, society was organized in "concentric
circles," with the most valuable (freeborn, adult males) in the center, and the
least valuable (women, slaves, and children) on the fringes. ...
Family Special: Parenting - Our Priceless Joy
Can anything make us understand our heavenly Father's love for us quite like
our own unconditional love for our children? ...
10 Ways to Make a Big Impact through Small Things
Big, extraordinary moments are much rarer in life than small, ordinary ones.
Trying to go big all the time will only bring stress and frustration into
your life. God offers you a better way: going small. ...
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