Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Third Sunday After Pentecost, Evangelism
Volume 8 No. 484 June 8, 2018

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A Hot Day near a stream in Austin Texas, Photo(c)  by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
A Hot Day in Austin, Texas

Looks like a painting by Renoir; but this is a natural, live painting  created by God on a slow-moving stream. Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Malankara World Journal Issue 500 Souvenir Edition Expected on Sept 14, 2018

I. This Sunday in Church: 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 10)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_3rd_sunday-after-pentecost.htm

3. Sermons for This Sunday (June 10)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_3rd-sunday-after-Pentecost.htm

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

Volume 6 No 422 June 23 2017
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_422.htm

Volume 6 No 352 June 3 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_352.htm

Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_290.htm

Volume 3 No 146: June 6 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_146.htm

II. Lectionary Reflections: Bread of Life

5. Text: John 6:35-46

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ... For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day."...

6. Commentary on John 6: 35-40

St. Augustine praises the humility of Jesus, the perfect model for the humility of the Christian: Jesus chose not to do His own will but that of the Father who sent Him...

7. You Will Never Be Lost Where I Cannot Find You.

If what we need is Christ and what we truly long for is Christ, then what keeps us from going to him? Sometimes it is our pride, or spiritual laziness, or maybe superficiality in our spiritual life. ...

8. Eat and Live Forever - A Reflection on John 6:35, 41-51

Jesus is speaking of himself. He's speaking of the benefits of believing and abiding in him. Of consuming him, and making him a part of us, and us a part of him. ...

9. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: I am The Bread of Life

Volume 8 No 480 May 11, 2018
Volume 8 No 477 Apr 27, 2018
Volume 7 No 420 June 9, 2017
Volume 7 No 415 May 12, 2017
Volume 6 No 345 April 22 2016
Volume 5 No 283: May 1 2015
Volume: 4 No: 200 

I am Statements of Jesus
I am the Bread of Life

I am Statements of Jesus

Several articles on "I am Statements of Jesus" are available in the Malankara World Journal Issue 200 Souvenir Edition. ...

III. Featured: Evangelism

10. The Core of Evangelization: We Depend on Each Other

When we evangelize, we preach, not Christ alone, but Christ in his mystical body, Christ in his church....

11. Confusing Evangelism and Discipleship

The evangelism is needed for discipleship; or, one could argue, the discipleship is needed for evangelism to take root....

12. The Paradoxes of Evangelization: Why Simply Imitating the Worldly Marketing Schemes May Not Be the Answer

We should be more positive, less demanding, more merciful, more known for what we are for than what we are against. ...

13. Jesus, Light of the World

 We call the gospel good news. We can walk in the light. Evangelization is the supreme Christian service of teaching the spiritually blind to cry out like that man in the gospel, "Lord! That I might see!"...

14. Three Ways to Weave Evangelism into Daily Life

Ask God to help you reflect on all that he has done to reach you. Let that fuel your efforts to reach out to those God brings your way and weave evangelism into your daily life. ...

15. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Evangelism

Volume 7 No 422 June 23 2017
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_422.htm

Volume 6 No 360 July 29 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_360.htm

Volume 6 No 325 January 15 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_325.htm

Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_290.htm

Volume 3 No 177: November 7 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_177.htm

Volume 3 No 154: August 1, 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_154.htm

Volume 3 No 141: May 8 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_141.htm

Volume 2 No 116: Dec 27 2012
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_116.htm

IV. General Weekly Features

16. Family Special: The Power of Deception: What I Learned from My Affair

Adultery and divorce hit very close to home, not only in my own personal life, but in many lives around me. I know that no matter the details of the unraveling of the marriage, deception was found somewhere in the midst of it. ...

17. Family Special: Why Christians Should Make Family Dinners a Priority

Family dinners don't have to be a tyranny. They can, and should be, a treasure. ...

18. The Right Perspective

As we face discouraging events in our lives, there is a danger lurking - self-pity, which can quickly become a source of deadly comfort. ...

19. Inspirational: He wouldn't give up! - Don't Give Up

Maybe you know someone. Maybe you have been meaning to call them, email them one more time because you're concerned. Don't give up on them. ..

20. The Hope Still Lives

A person starts to branch out from the family and form a view of the world around the ages of 10-12. The conditions of the world at that time imprint themselves on the person and shape how they will view the world in the future. ..

21. About Malankara World

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