Believing, after seeing the risen Christ,
was a way limited to the apostolic generation. John was fully aware of this
fact, thus subtly and powerfully projected another way, namely the way of
believing without previously seeing, and more specifically of believing on
the basis of the testimony of the apostolic eyewitnesses. ...
I. This Sunday in Church - New Sunday
Bible Readings for New Sunday (April 3)
Sermons for New Sunday (April 3)
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: New Sunday
II. Lectionary Reflections
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Text and Commentary. Like everyone else Thomas needed the grace of God to
believe, but in addition to this grace he was given an exceptional proof;
his faith would have had more merit had he accepted the testimony of the
other Apostles. Revealed truths are normally transmitted by word, by the
testimony of other people who, sent by Christ and aided by the Holy Spirit,
preach the deposit of faith. ...
The questions raised by our doubts can provide the
guidance and the motivation to set out on our journey of faith, even when we
don't understand what we're doing, even when we don't know where it will
lead us. ...
A Body and Blood Thing
through the events of Holy Week - the emotion of the Last Supper, the anguish in
Gethsemane, the denials of the disciples, the interrogation of Pilate, and the
lonely way to Golgotha - we are well aware that though the cross is coming, so
is the empty tomb. The dark story of Good Friday will indeed be answered by the
light of Easter morning. ...
III. Featured Articles - Resurrection
The Great Cover-up: Evidence for Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection
Our faith is based squarely upon the acts of God in human history, and the
contemporaneous evidence testifies to these acts. The God of the Bible is a
personal, yet infinite God who became a man to walk among us and to redeem
us. That's why Christian thinker Francis Schaeffer refers to "the God who is
there" who "acts in history, answers prayers, and gives men reality in their
Three Historical Facts About the Resurrection All Skeptics Must Reckon With
Christianity is not just a philosophy or a moral system; the entirety of the
Christian faith depends on certain incredible historical facts. If certain
things did not actually happen, then the whole religion is useless. ...
Did the Resurrection Really Happen?
The reliability of the Bible as a historical document has been demonstrated
over and over. Historians and archaeologists continually affirm the accuracy
of the Bible in matters of history. Further, the number of ancient
manuscripts of the Bible far exceeds that of other ancient documents. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Poem: Twilight Streams
A poem by Dr. Mercy Abraham
Recipe: Beef and Toasted Coconut Curry from Malaysia
The toasted coconut and other spices makes for quite an unusual curry. ...
Family Special: Five Ways to Know if You're a Good Spouse
God gave us a fool-proof formula in I Corinthians 13. If we followed God's
Golden Rule regarding love, I bet almost, if not all, our discord in marriage
would fade and disappear. So next time you're wondering how to be a good spouse,
dive in, meditate on, and live out this famous verse. ...
Family Special: Parental Lessons to Avoid
Most children follow the example of their parents. Even as we move into
adulthood and marriage, it is natural to mirror our parents' attitudes and
actions. Following their examples can be positive and productive. But what some
parents teach can also be difficult and destructive, or somewhere in between.
Self Improvement: Limitless Potential - Limiting Beliefs
Our limiting beliefs about our growth and potential may have been influenced by
someone - the seed was planted - but we're choosing to water that plant and
reinforce the limiting belief. ...
Let's Start a Movement of Kindness
Think about a time when someone did something kind for you. A smile from a
stranger, an unexpected compliment, someone buying you coffee or lunch. A simple
act of kindness is enough to change someone's day around for the better. Or even
Full of Sap and Spring at Age 93
I'm convinced that the more closely we stay connected to Jesus, the more
fruitful we will be. The more we marinate in his word and open our hearts in
prayer, the more we will blossom with spiritual fruit. ...
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