Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Peace or Sword?
Volume 7 No. 443 October 27, 2017

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West Texas Hill Country with McDonald Observatory Photo by James Boroff
West Texas Hill Country with McDonald Observatory

Photo by James Boroff, Austin, Texas


I. This Sunday in Church: 7th Sunday After Sleebo Feast

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 29)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (October 29)

II. Lectionary Reflections

3. Spiritual Leprosy

We are not fit for communion with God until we examine our hearts whether we harbor anger against any person. ...

4. The Battle is Engaged…Choose Sides!

At the end of the day there will be only two groups: the victors and the vanquished. Since you know the outcome by faith, why not pick the winning team? ...

5. Lord Jesus, Make Me an Instrument Of Your Love

Fire is perhaps one of the most mystifying elements in the created world...How appropriate an image for Jesus to use about His mission! He came to proclaim the message of truth, a message of the Father's love and plan of salvation. ...

6. I Have Come to Set Fire on the Earth

Fire is a symbol of love. We see this very clearly when the two disciples of Jesus are walking away from Jerusalem on the road to Emmaus.  ...

III. Featured Articles

7. Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or Not?

Jesus did not contradict Himself. When we look at His words in context, we can see what He was saying and that there is no contradiction at all. ...

8. Jesus Came to Bring a Sword?

When we place Matthew 10:34 in its broader context, it becomes clear that Jesus' teaching not only does not condone violence on the part of his disciples, it actually rules out all violence. ...

9. The Gospel Of Peace

Most Christians today have not been able to take full advantage of their redemption because of a lack of understanding God's grace. ...

10. Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace - or Turmoil?

Based on scriptural evidence, it is indisputable that Jesus wants His followers to have peace. ...

11. Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace on Earth?

One day He will return and establish an everlasting kingdom where peace will be the rule rather than the exception. Until that time the message of Jesus divides those who love God's truth from those who do not....

IV. General Weekly Features

12. Family Special: 10-Day Communication Challenge for Married Couples
Day 7: The World's Most Opposite Couple

The key to a successful marriage is nothing fancy–simply obedience to the Lord. ...

13. Family Special: Men and Women are Biologically Unique

Recent psychological research indicates that many of the differences in brain function between the sexes are innate, biologically determined, and relatively resistant to change through the influences of culture. ...

14. Recipe: Wicked Healthy Beet Tacos

This is a wicked easy way to pack vegetables into your next weeknight meal, plus, it can be made in under 45 minutes! ...

15. President Trump On Alcoholism and Addiction

Trump recalls death of brother from alcoholism, promotes abstinence campaign ...

16. Addiction: Is Teenage Drug Use On The Rise?

Every addict directly (and often negatively) affects at least five other people (primarily family members and friends). Beyond the broader societal impact of adolescent drug use, there is a growing body of research that is highlighting the harmful effects on the developing brain. ...

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