A New Generation Occupies The Throne of Peter in Antioch
An article by D. Babu Paul on the occasion of the election of Karim Thirumeni as
the Patriarch of Antioch and All The East. Published in Mathrubhumi on April 1, 2014.
I. This Sunday in Church: 4th Sunday After The New Sunday
Bible Readings for This Sunday (May 6)
Sermons for This Sunday (May
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Discipleship
Volume 8 No 456 Jan 12, 2018
Volume 7 No 421 June 16, 2017
Themes: Cost of Discipleship, 2nd Sunday After Pentecost
Volume 7 No 416 May 19 2017
Theme: 4th Sun After New Sunday, Discipleship
Volume 7 No 393 Jan 13 2017
Theme: Calling Disciples
Volume 6 No 371 Sep 7 2016
St. Mary and Discipleship
Volume 6 No 351 May 27 2016
Theme: Discipleship, Eternal Peace
Volume 5 No 289: June 5 2015
Sword, Peace and Discipleship
Volume 4 No 245: November 7, 2014
Theme: Discipleship - Taking Up Your Cross
Volume 4 No 224: June 20, 2014
Theme: Discipleship - Challenges and Sacrifice
Volume 4 No 220: May 24, 2014
Volume 3 No 154: August 1, 2013
Volume 3 No 145: May 30 2013
Theme: Cost of Discipleship
Volume 3 No 140: May 2 2013
Focus: Christian Persecution And Discipleship
Volume 3 No 120: Jan 17 2013
II. Lectionary Reflections on Luke 9:51-62
Gospel Text: Luke 9:51-62
Jesus' Forbearance With Unbelievers and His Expectations of Believers
Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking
back, is fit for the kingdom of God. ...
Like James and John, we sometimes think that God should immediately kill
sinful people, and wonder why He doesn't. The reason is because He is so
merciful and longsuffering. ...
The Call of Jesus
Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem, toward a cross and empty tomb. In this
is deliverance for lost humanity. ...
Keep Your Hand on the Plow! Reflections on Luke 9:62
Haven't we all, at one time or another, put our hand to the plow and looked
Let the Dead Bury the Dead
Maybe, what Jesus is trying to say to us is that there is still work to be
done, there is still life to live, there are still opportunities and
experiences and memories to be had ....
III. Featured Articles: Discipleship
Leading Others to Christ (Andrew)
Andrew didn't always know how Jesus would deal with a particular person or
situation, but he kept right on bringing them to Him anyway. That's a
characteristic every believer should have. Your spiritual gifts might differ
from others, but your common goal is to make disciples....
The Biggest Commandment: The Invitation to Commit
What's the one most important thing? Love God, love neighbor. Love received,
love given. The saints taught us this. Others could become saints as we pass
God's love to them. ...
Everyday Life of a Disciple
Their job was to preach the Gospel and call the people to repent getting them
ready for the King to enter. These were the King's spokesmen.
When they preach with Jesus' commission they are representing Him. So when they
are either accepted or rejected, Jesus is either accepted or rejected. ...
Discipling Every Age
Discipleship is the process whereby we seek to teach others the Word of God.
Notice that the Great Commission is not only to teach people God's commands,
but to teach them to "observe" or "obey" all that He commanded. ...
The Light That Never Fails
Allow nothing to keep you from looking with strong determination into the
face of God regarding yourself and your doctrine. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Family Special: Are Sex and Marriage Issues of Orthodoxy? Yes, They are...
The Church of today must stand firm on sex and marriage, just as the Church of
yesterday stood firm on the deity of Christ at the Council of Nicaea. After all,
He's the same yesterday, today and forever....
Family Special: Command and Teach These Things To Your Kids Early
Grab the reins of authority early in your child's life. You must train,
mold, correct, guide, punish, reward, instruct, warn, teach, and love your
kids during the formative years. ...
Bite Your Tongue! A Reflection on Common Sins of Speech
Some of the most common sins we commit are related to speech: gossip, idle
chatter, lies, exaggerations, harsh attacks, and uncharitable remarks. With
our tongue we can spread hatred, incite fear and maliciousness, spread
misinformation, cause temptation, discourage, teach error, and ruin
Highs and Lows
One minute we experience a victorious spiritual breakthrough and are on top of
The next minute the raw realities of life assault the very core of our faith.
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