Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Themes: Love, Reinstatement of Peter
Volume 7 No. 413 April 28, 2017

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Christ's Charge to Peter by Raphael
Christ's Charge to Peter by Raphael (1515)

1. Foreword: Reinstallation of Simon Peter

This is a critical Gospel that shows us Jesus summoning the apostles back to their crucial call, a call that has its focus not in the past but in the future. If this Gospel had not gone right, our faith might well have been in jeopardy. We examine the reinstallation of Simon Peter and empowering the disciples, why Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me" three times. We also look into the Greek and Aramaic version of the bible to discover the hidden clues. ...

I. This Sunday in Church

2. Bible Readings for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 30)

3. Sermons for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 30)

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 1st Sunday After New Sunday - Re-installation of Peter

Volume 6 No 343 April 8 2016
1st Sunday After New Sunday - Installation of Peter

Volume 5 No 281: April 17 2015
St. Peter - Second Chances and Love

Volume 4 No 217: May 2, 2014
Reinstatement of Peter

Volume 3 No 138: April 18 2013
Reinstallation of Peter: Do You Love Me?

II. Lectionary Reflections

5. Two Coal Fires

The resurrected Christ forgives and feeds. Our responsibility is to be forgiven, to be fed, and then to forgive . . . and feed....

6. Choosing Calling Over Comfort

Have you ever felt God stirring you to do something that's terrifyingly outside of your comfort zone? Something completely opposite of what you think you want to do? ...

7. Tending Sheep

The lessons during these weeks of the Easter season repeatedly express the idea that the purpose of our experience of new life through Jesus Christ is so that we might spread the news far and wide. ...

III. Featured Articles

8. Love Will Cost You

If you are walking with Jesus as you ought to and have a great passion for Him, what kind of reaction should you expect from the world? Answer: persecution. ...

9. The Only Thing That Counts - Faith Expressing Itself Through Love

It will certainly give you a new way to express your faith. A way that God says is the only thing that counts. ...

10. Do you Love Me?

I asked God, "Why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"
The Lord answered, "Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you..."

11. The Love of The Lord

Believers look back through all their experience, and see the love of God in sparing them in spite of all their ugly sins-but also in humbling them in their life's journey to teach them to reverence His holy will. ...

12. Those Jesus Loves

Like John, if you are a follower of Jesus, you are "the one whom Jesus loves." That is your identity, too. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

13. Recipe: Skillet Roasted Chili Carrots

These roots can accompany almost any meal or hold the stage on their own. They're good for your eyes, they'll help you grow up big and strong...

14. Family Special: One Question That Will Determine the Health of Your Marriage

Have you wondered about the health of your marriage? Have you wondered whether your marriage is healthy, or if it is in need of significant assistance?..

15. Family Special: Balloons and Children

Like balloons, some boys and girls are born with more helium than others. They soar effortlessly to the heights, while others wobble dangerously close to the trees. Their frantic folks run along underneath, huffing and puffing to keep them airborne. ...

16. A True and Moving Story

A true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD, CAN DO with 57 cents. ...

17. Three Big Life Lessons from a Dog

Years ago a research study revealed the "pet effect," proving that if you want to lower your resting blood pressure and heart rate, all you have to do is pet a dog. ...

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