During the Liturgical Season of Advent, we walk through the great events of
Christian history so as to inculcate them into our daily lives and offer their
promise to the whole world. We are invited to clear away all that entangles us
and open a space in our hearts, our homes, our relationships and our lives, for
Love Incarnate to be born again. ...
I. This Sunday in Church - Annunciation to Zacharia
Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 15)
Sermons for This Sunday (November 15)
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
The Themes of the Gospel: The New Elijah will Prepare his People
Luke began his narrative differently from Mark, who began rather with the
message of the adult John the Baptist. Luke went back in time. He still began
the Gospel with a focus on the Baptist, but on his conception and birth rather
than on his mission and message. ...
The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
Application: God's Word is always true, so we should never say anything that
contradicts what God has said. ...
II. This Week's Featured Articles
Inspiration for Today: Hope
The word "hope" is mentioned repeatedly throughout the Psalms to bring
encouragement in the Lord. Most of us speak of "hope" interchangeably with
other words such as dreams, wishes, desires and goals. We pray and hope,
dream and hope, and you can probably think of other words that you use in
connection with "hope." The Bible most commonly uses the word "trust" in
association with its definition. ...
Pope Francis: Hope Is a Gift From The Holy Spirit
Pope Francis explained the true meaning of hope
saying it's much more than simple optimism for Christians, it is constant
expectation, it's a gift from the Holy Spirit, it's a miracle of renewal
that never lets us down. ...
Will You Dare to Be Hopeful When Life Seems Hopeless?
No matter how hopeless a situation may seem, it's always worth staying hopeful,
because God has the power to change circumstances dramatically at any time. ...
It has been said that man can live 40 days without food, about three days
without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without
hope. No matter what we are facing, we all need hope. ...
The Wonder of Hope
Revelation 19 unpacks the ultimate Kodak moment of who Jesus is today and how we
will, one day see Him as our Conquering King. Jesus wants us to hope in more
than just the everyday things that have no staying power. He wants us to hope in
who He is. ...
III. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Tartlets
BistroMD's chefs have created pumpkin pie tartlets for you to enjoy without the
guilt. These Pumpkin Pie Tarts
not only taste delicious but are also gluten-free, using heart healthy almond
flour as the main crust ingredient. ...
Bonus Recipe: Herb-Roasted Turkey
Family Special: Three Ways to Measure the Trust in Your Marriage
Trust is the foundation, the necessary glue, of every marriage. Without trust,
intimacy is impossible, and trust encompasses much more than fidelity. It
provides an emotional safety net that allows us to unveil our deepest hurts,
needs, desires, and feelings without fear of rejection or retaliation. ...
Self Improvement: Looking at Nature Can Help Your Productivity
We all want to be productive, but figuring out how to do it can be challenging.
One simple way is to spend time looking at nature on your next break at work.
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