I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday
Sermons for This Sunday
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: End Times
Volume 4 No 238: September 19, 2014
Theme: End Times
Volume 3 No 176: October 31 2013
Theme: The Second Coming of Christ
II. This Week's Features
Watching and Waiting
This Sunday's Gospel lesson reminds us once more that you and I are not in
charge of the timeline -- not the ultimate one or often even the ones that
seem ultimate in our lives. Indeed, we hear that even Jesus didn't know when
that day would come. But even in our not knowing --- perhaps especially in
our not knowing we are called upon to live in such a way that we are aware
of the certainty that our 'ride is coming.' ...
'As a Thief in the Night'
In the parables, prophecies, and epistles, a phrase is used frequently with
regard to the Day of the Lord and the return of Jesus Christ. Though it may vary
slightly from verse to verse, numerous instructions are given to "watch, because
the Day of the Lord [or else Christ Himself] will come as a thief in the night."
Do Not Let Him Find You Found Sleeping
Had Christ returned before that fateful day, Augustine would have been caught
unprepared. He would have been found asleep. From that moment on, however,
Augustine was prepared. He was on the alert! He had awaken from his sins. ...
How We Know The End is Near
The day will come when the last person will be reached before the return of
Christ. But until that day, stay focused on expanding His Kingdom by praying,
giving, and going to accomplish His global purposes! ...
Awake, Awake, The Son of Man Is Coming
Mark 13, the gospel reading before us, is known as "The Little Apocalypse,"
because of its similarity in tone to Revelation. There is the sense that the
coming of the Lord demands of us a certain fear and trembling. It requires
that we be cognizant of our own resistance to the things of God. It is a
reminder that too often we fail to pay attention. ...
I believe with the witness of scripture that some day Christ will come again and
all things will be reconciled to God. But until that time, my prayer is to be
mindful, to stay awake in the present moment to the presence of God. I am going
to struggle with all my heart, mind and soul to follow the Jesus of the First
Coming who calls us to love, compassion, justice, unity and peace. ...
III. General Weekly Features
Health: How to Maintain Your Summer Body This Fall--7 Tips to Stay in Summer Shape
The colder months are the easiest time of the year to fall off the fitness
Here, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert Warren Honeycutt offers some
tips to help you maintain healthy habits as the weather gets colder. ...
Family: Home Fires - Introduce Your Children to God
Don't miss this: Dad and Mom, your ultimate assignment as parents is to
introduce your children to God; His Son, Jesus Christ; and His Word. It may
be hard to start and a challenge to continue, but it will make a huge
difference in how they finish. ...
How to Overcome Excuses
"Ideas, brilliance, genius – they all mean nothing without the guts, passion and
tenacity necessary to make your dream a reality. But often, people fall back on
excuses and give up on trying to reach their goals." ...
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