Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Humility of John The Baptist
Volume 7 No. 457 January 19, 2018

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Ohio State University Campus with its stately trees. Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew
Ohio State University Campus with its stately trees in Autumn Season.

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Note: 3 Day Lent (Nineveh Lent) starts on Mon, Jan 22 and ends on Thu, Jan 25.

1. Foreword

Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you. Give yourself up to the meek and humble spirit of the holy Jesus. Humility must sow the seed or there can be no reaping in heaven. ...

I. This Sunday in Church: Third Sunday After Denho

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (January 21)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (January 21)

4. Malankara World Journals with the Themes For 3rd Sunday After Denho: Humility of John the Baptist, Born Again

Volume 7 No 394 Jan 20 2017
Theme: Faith, Born Again

Volume 5 No 260: January 23 2015
He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

Volume 4 No 192: January 23, 2014
Theme: Love of God

Volume 2 No 48: January 19 2012
God's Love

5. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: John The Baptist

Volume 6 No 323 January 5 2016
Volume 5 No 258: January 9 2015
Volume 3 No 119: January 10 2013

II. Lectionary Reflections: John 3:22-36

6. Competition in Ministry - Between Disciples of John The Baptist and Jesus

"He must increase, but I must decrease" should be the motto of every Christian, especially leaders among God's people. Jesus should become greater and more visible, and the servant should become less and less visible. It's all about Jesus. ...

7. He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

The only name that should always be pre-eminent is the name of Christ, our Saviour. All other names, including your own name must be totally eclipsed by His name, so that Christ alone will receive all glory. ...

8. Jesus Must Increase, But I Must Decrease

I must decrease so that Jesus may increase. The sooner we learn this, the better our life will be. You must decrease so that Jesus may increase, because it is all about Him. ...

9. He Must Increase

 Jesus "increases" when we show a right humility before Him - we step down to where we belong so Jesus can better be seen at the heights where He is. When we understand ourselves as sinners saved by grace alone, who daily receive mercy and forgiveness, as our loving Father provides for all of our needs, and we trust Him...

III. Featured: Humility of John The Baptist

10. Lessons in Humility From John the Baptist

The supreme lesson of John the Baptist's life is humility. And there can be no more vital message that we all need to hear than that God HATES pride. God uses John because he was willing to obey the Lord and by the power of the Holy Spirit in his life cultivate humility. ...

11. The Humility of John the Baptist

The cardinal secret of humility is a constant commitment to the increase of Christ and the decrease of self. ...

12. The Intense Joy of Exalting Christ and Humbling Yourself

Humility for John and glory for Jesus was what brought John abounding joy. This joy, John realized, came from heaven as a gift to him. When John saw Jesus gathering followers, John was jumping for joy. John's mission in life was to point people to Christ.. In order to do this effectively John had to subordinate himself, he had to humble himself more and more. ...

13. The Humility of John the Baptist

Not only do we see John share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but we also see John the Baptist humbly reminding his disciples of who he is and who Jesus is. ...

14. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Humility

Volume 7 No 449 Dec 1, 2017
Volume 7 No 441 Oct 13, 2017
Volume 6 No 384 Nov 18 2016
Volume 6 No 379 Oct 14 2016
Volume 6 No 365 Sep 1 2016
Volume 6 No 363 Aug 19 2016
Volume 5 No 297: July 31 2015
Volume 5 No 296: July 24 2015
Volume 4 No 242: October 17, 2014
Volume 3 No 179: November 21 2013

IV. General Weekly Features

15. You Are Set Apart for a Higher Purpose

Paul is letting Timothy know that regardless of the world's direction and pressures, he is set apart for a higher purpose. At times, this means standing alone against the tide of evil and making conscious choices to fight the fight of faith. ...

16. Family Special: Good for the Whole Family- Setting Standards

As parents, you have the responsibility to establish the boundaries and standards for your family. At times, it's going to feel like you are swimming against a mighty strong cultural current. Stand firm. ...

17. Family Special: How to Help Kids Deal with Death

It's challenging to know how to help kids who are grieving the traumatic news of other kids' tragic deaths. Many professionals like psychiatrists and doctors try to help, but come up short. ...

18. Christian Persecution is Personal

 The Eighth Beatitude covers suffering for righteousness vs. suffering for self-righteousness, the persecution of the righteous and how Satan uses our nearest of kin for character assassination. ...

19. About Malankara World

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