Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Greatness and Servant Leader, John The Baptist, 5th Sun After Pentecost
Volume 8 No. 486 June 22, 2018

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Colorado Mountains photo Copyright © 2018 by Dr. Jacob Mathew
Colorado Mountains

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
- Psalm 36:5-7 (NIV)

Photo Copyright © 2018 by Dr. Jacob Mathew

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. This Sunday in Church: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 24)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_5th_sunday-after-pentecost.htm

2. Sermons for This Sunday (June 24)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_5th-sunday-after-Pentecost.htm

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Feeding 5000/Multitudes

http://www.malankaraworld.com/Newsletter/MWJ/MWJ486/MWJ_486_this_week.htm#archives

II. Lectionary Reflections: Greatness and Servant Leader

4. Selflessly Serving

Jesus could have walked into the group and said, "You are all foolish because I am the greatest. I am the Son of God." But he doesn't. He uses his own service to once again teach them how they should serve him by serving others. ...

5. Who Is the Greatest?

Jesus' challenge to his followers is clear to any reader: whoever wishes to be first must be last of all and servant of all. The character of servant-hood becomes particular...

6. Greatness

Don't aspire to be seen as great. Aspire to greatness. Serve!. ...

7. Insignificant Greatness

In our lesson, we find Jesus schooling the disciples on what greatness looks like in his ministry. He says to the disciples, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all." ..

8. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Servant Leadership

III. Featured: Birth of John The Baptist

9. Birth of Saint John the Baptist

As we read the story of John's conception and birth, the motifs of the child of aged parents, the announcement of the birth by an angel, and the divinely chosen name echo the narratives of Abraham, Isaac, Samson and Samuel. ...

10. Birth of John The Baptist

John the Baptist, while yet an infant hidden in Saint Elizabeth's womb, was the first to experience the sweet mediation of the Virgin Mother's Immaculate Heart. ...

11. Hymn - The Great Forerunner of the Morn

"Behold, My herald, who shall go
Before Thy face Thy way to show,
And shine, as with the day-star's gleam,
Before Thine own eternal beam." ...

12. Malankara World Journal Issues Featuring: John The Baptist

IV. General Weekly Features

13. Tricks for Tackling The Most Challenging Household Chores

Most households spend three or four hours a week cleaning, but aiming for 30 minutes a day, or "cleaning as you go," feels more manageable. ...

14. How does the Bible define a good Christian family?

 The family is not an institution designed by man. It was created by God, and man has been given the responsibility of stewardship over it. ...

15. Humor From WhatsAp

16. Christian Life: Submitting to Wisdom

From a positive perspective, fearing the Lord involves obeying His commandments; from a negative perspective, it involves turning away from evil. ...

17. About Malankara World

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