Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Prayer, High Priestly Prayer of Jesus, Feeding 5000
Volume 7 No. 424 July 7, 2017

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Lightning at The US Capitol

During the summer months in USA, one may encounter thunderstorms
and lightning frequently. A photo of US Capitol building, the seat of the legislative
 branch of the US Government, during such a thunderstorm.


1. Foreword

(The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus) is a unity prayer. Jesus is aware of the disagreements among his followers. He knows that this will grow when He is gone. So, he is praying for their unity. It is also for us. The church is more divided today than at any time in its history. ...

I. This Sunday in Church: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 9)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (July 9) Sermon-of-the-week_5th-sunday-after-Pentecost.htm

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Feeding 5000/Multitudes MWJ_424_this_week.htm#archives

II. Lectionary Reflections

5. The Deeper Meaning of the Feeding of the 5,000

Not unlike Jesus' healing miracles, his feeding of the crowd shows his compassion of human beings and their needs. Jesus cared for the people in their ordinary hunger and demonstrated loving hospitality. ...

6. What can we learn from Jesus' feeding of the 5,000?

Christians must bring their lives to God in a spirit of obedience and sacrifice, no matter how insignificant they may think their gifts or talents are (Romans 12:1). When doing so, expect God to do far beyond what can be imagined (Ephesians 3:20). ...

7. Christ Meets our Every Need

Our Lord often tests us to teach us to depend upon Him. He will put you into situations this week at work to teach you to depend upon Him. He will put you into situations in your home and family and marriage to teach you to depend upon Him. So - depend upon Him. ...

III. Featured Articles: High Priestly Prayer of Jesus

8. The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed

Though there are approximately 650 prayers recorded in the Bible. Not one of them can match our Lord's "High Priestly Prayer" in John 17. Nor can any prayer recorded outside the Bible. ...

9. Christ's Intercessional Prayer

This intercessory prayer mentions all blessings and privileges necessary for the unity and oneness of the church. Our Lord prayed for the oneness between the Father, Himself, the apostles, and all believers. ...

10. Four Myths About Submission In The Christian Life

Jesus is the model of submission. Let us read John 17 and consider the submission of Jesus in His High Priestly Prayer and what it says to us today. ..

11. God's Eternal Love

In his first epistle, John tells us that God is love. Before the foundation of the world, the Father loved the Son. Within the Trinity there is a perfect sharing of life and love. Even after the Incarnation, Jesus remained in his Father's love. ..

12. Meditation On John 17:20-26

God loves us "even as he has loved" Jesus. Can God really delight in us, with all of our sins, weaknesses, and failings, as much as he loved his only-begotten Son? ...

13. Christian Unity - A Sermon on John 17:1-11

People that profess no faith often look at feuding Christians and doubt that being a Christian makes any good difference in the life of a believer. When it comes to being nice or even being charitable, one unbeliever can almost always find several unbelievers that far surpass many self-identified Christians. ...

14. God's Empowering Mission in the World

Jesus' prayer continues its work in our world, calling and inviting all into the presence of God. It is a prayer of eschatological fulfillment that the God who brought all creation into being will bring all things to consummation...

15. Poem: Praying

One of the simplest, and yet most profound understandings of prayer.

16. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Prayer MWJ_424_features.htm#feat_article9

IV. General Weekly Features

17. Christian Life: The Me I Want To Be

If I want all of the power God has for me, I need to rely on His Spirit and look to Him as my helper, comforter, advocate, and counselor who leads me in all truth. ...

18. The Remedy for Failure

To fail is to be humbled. Failure makes us aware of our own impotence, our imperfections, our shortcomings. Failure brings us low. ...

19. Family Special: Christ-Like Confrontation

Being a peacekeeper implies a more passive and neutral stance that does not necessarily result in problem resolution. However, a peacemaker proactively looks for opportunities to move beyond the source of conflict and helps ensure that the relationship itself remains intact. ...

20. When People Drive You Crazy

God is our source of strength when we're weary with sorrow and come to our wit's end in the life-long career of parenting. ...

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