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Theme: Rich and Salvation
Volume 6 No. 380 October 20, 2016

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Cross House on Vembanad, Kumarakom
Cross House (Kurissumthotty) on Vembanad, Kumarakom
(Kumarakom Attamangalam Church)

I. This Sunday in Church: 6th Sunday After Sleebo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 23)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (October 23)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Money and Possessions

Volume 5 No 308: October 9 2015
Theme: Mammon vs. God, Serving Two Masters

Volume 4 No 243: October 24, 2014
Theme: Addiction to Material Possessions

Volume 4 No 241: October 10, 2014
Theme: Role of Money, Possessions And Wealth in Christian Life

II. Lectionary Reflections: Rich Ruler

4. The Rich Young Ruler and the Needle's Eye

This young man came, not to tempt Christ, but to learn from him. We know that he was not a Sadducee because it is clear that he believed in eternal life and wanted to attain it - an unusual goal in someone of his position and age. A man of wealth will often trust his riches and not be interested in what God has to offer. The young do not often look beyond today, much less to the far reaches of eternity. ...

5. The Trouble with Riches

Rich people at times can be tempted to seek security in their wealth, and poor people, because they have nothing else to trust in, may be more receptive to the Gospel than the wealthy. Materialism is therefore a danger of which we must be constantly aware, for if we love money, we will trust in money and not recognize the spiritual poverty we all have before the Father. ...

6. Paying the Entrance Fee

The lesson from the rich young ruler is that all of us are sinners. If a person is self-righteous like the rich young ruler, the law can be used to shows them that they have indeed offended a holy God. ...

III. Featured Articles: Salvation

7. Introduction to Eternal Life and Salvation

"Eternal" (in eternal life) specifically refers to a time duration (for ever and ever). Those that believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will never die, that is, they have "eternal life", they have passed from death unto life (John 5:24).

8. What Is Eternal Life?

To enter eternal life is to become fully alive with God forever, to experience untold joy, serenity and peace in an eternal embrace with God forever. And having our communion with God perfected we will also have our communion with one another perfected. ...

9. Our Prize: Eternal Life

Once you get to the point of total surrender to God, you will be the most surprised and delighted person on earth. God will have you absolutely, without any limitations, and He will have given you your life. If you are not there, it is either because of disobedience in your life or your refusal to be simple enough. ...

10. The Trinity of Salvation

Faith is void unless accompanied by our works. Faith means nothing unless to exhibit that faith in your works. Merely stating one's faith - without exhibiting it for the world to see - means nothing. ... God's grace has appeared to all men. We must act on that grace through the faith that He gave us in order to attain our salvation. ...

11. Are There Steps to Salvation?

God's grace freely offers salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. You don't need to make your life better before believing in Jesus. You believe in Jesus and He will help make your life better. ...

12. Baptism and Salvation

Whilst baptism is of vital importance in granting us access to the great salvation which is available in Christ, we must be careful not to give the impression that by the one act or "work" of baptism alone we will be saved. .. a life of continued fellowshipping of Christ's crucifixion is necessary...

13. More on Salvation From MWJ Archives

Volume 6 No 328 January 29 2016
Theme: Salvation

IV. General Weekly Features

14. Health: Manhattan Study Crushes Cholesterol Myth

The next time your doctor says you need to lower your LDL cholesterol so you don't have a heart attack or stroke, show him the results of the Northern Manhattan Study. ...

15. Family Special: How Christianity Made Children Human

Children were considered nonpersons. In the cultures of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Pliny the Elder, society was organized in "concentric circles," with the most valuable (freeborn, adult males) in the center, and the least valuable (women, slaves, and children) on the fringes. ...

16. Family Special: Parenting - Our Priceless Joy

Can anything make us understand our heavenly Father's love for us quite like our own unconditional love for our children? ...

17. 10 Ways to Make a Big Impact through Small Things

Big, extraordinary moments are much rarer in life than small, ordinary ones. Trying to go big all the time will only bring stress and frustration into your life. God offers you a better way: going small. ...

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