I. This Month in Church - Lectionary and Sermons
Bible Readings (Lectionary), Sermon Notes, etc. for each Sunday and special feast
1. week 1 (March 3)
2. week 2 (March 10)
3. week 3 (March 17)
4. week 4 (March 24)
5. week 5 (March 31)
6. Mid Lent (March 27)
II. 7. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
III. Supplement: Lent and Christian Life
Choices Have Consequences
In the matter of the last things, there is no middle path, no third way.
Either we choose God and His kingdom, and then reflect that choice in all of
our smaller decisions, or we do not. ...
The Season of Lent
Lent is a season of self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by
self-denial, in preparation for Easter....
Six Ways to Jumpstart Your Spiritual Life
Years ago I learned the First Rule of the Spiritual Life: He’s God and we’re
not. All spiritual growth starts with this truth. Until you grasp what it
means, you are still in spiritual kindergarten. ...
Trapped in the Darkness
There are people that we walk past every day that, without knowing it, are
spiritually trapped in darkness under the
weight of sin. ...
God Will Empower Us
We've all hit obstacles in our walks that aren't possible for us to pass. In
fact, I'd even say that God puts things in our lives that we can't take care
of on purpose. ...
It’s Not How You Start. It’s How You Finish
We never know when our last day on this earth will be. But here’s what we do
know—we have a choice right now, today, to finish well. ...
Coming to Terms With the Past
God does not want us to be forever burdened with our past sins. “You have
been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness” says Romans
Go the Extra Mile
In essence, Matthew 5-7 contain instructions from Jesus for them, and for us
today, to go further than the strictly physical application of the law—to
God's true intent in it, or as we say, from the letter to the spirit of the
What Are You Living For?
Sooner or later we all come to the end of our earthly journey. What will we
have to show for our time on earth? ...
We Are Nothing Without God
In this season of Lent, I think we ought to start there—by meditating on the
absurdity of God’s care. I so often think myself big. To comprehend God’s
love for me I must remind myself daily that I am small. Ludicrously so. ...
IV. Bible Study: Understanding Parables
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Jesus said that His purpose for giving parables was not to expand the meaning to
people, but to hide the meaning from the people whom He didn't want to
understand. Only with the Spirit of God could we really understand the parables.
There are certain keys that unlock parables, and if you don't have the keys
you're going to miss the meaning, and the interpretation is going to be
The Parable Of The Leaven, Expanded
Many times what we found in the church is that we have allowed worldly
attitudes, ideas, and methods to distort what it means to love one another,
to love our neighbor. ...
Parables Of Matthew 13
The author presents an encouraging
conclusion to his series on Matthew 13 by describing Christ's work on behalf
of the church (Hidden Treasure, Pearl of Great Price, Dragnet) and the work
of the ministry (Householder). The church constitutes His treasure, hidden
in the world, purchased and redeemed with Christ's blood. ....
In the passage before us, Jesus gives us a clue to the function and therefore
the interpretation of his kingdom parables. The crowds have failed to respond to
a clear presentation of the gospel, so, in an act of judgment, Jesus preaches
the gospel in riddles....
Birds, Thorns, and Other Surprising Responses to God’s Word
The biblical passages for this week
suggest that the Word of God is an experience. And listening is the key to that
V. General Weekly Features
Family: Wives, This 'Harmless' Sin Isn't So Harmless
Flirtation, bulging muscles, and an inviting smile do not last. What does last
is the fear of God. ...
What Makes a True Gentleman
Father Conner advises women not to marry a man who has no friends, who is
controlling or irresponsible with money, who is overly attached to his
mother, or who has no sense of humor. ...
The Church and the Family
The Church begins her responsibility for the whole family phase by binding
two Christians through the Sacrament of Marriage, and these ties, the
Churches teach us, are not broken, even by death....
What should be the order of priorities in our family
The Bible does not lay out a step-by-step order for family relationship
priorities. However, we can still look to the Scriptures and find general
principles for prioritizing our family relationships. ...
My Greatest Life Lesson
Fear and love are the two great motivators. While fear suffocates, love
What's the greatest hope of heaven?
When it comes to what heaven will be like, there's much more we don't know
than we do. ...
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