Spikng crime rates, vigilantism, sectarian clashes, moral policing and a growing sense of insecurity felt by the minorities marked the completion of 100 days in office for Yogi Adityanath, the ‘firebrand Hindu cleric’ who is the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Adityanath claims […]
Four Christians including a Pastor have been charged with insulting the Hindu religion in Sidhi in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh last month. They have been accused of defiling Hindu idols and treating them with disrespect. The accused completely denies the charges and calls it an “evidence planted story”. […]
Bible Lesson: 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 Theme Verses: Vs. 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. St. Augustine Bishop of Hippo was once walking upon the shore of the ocean, while greatly perplexed about the doctrine of the […]
Bible Lesson: Acts 2:1-13 Theme Verses: Vs. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. After the ascension, Jesus sent Holy Spirit to His disciples as He has promised in John chapters 14, 15 & 16. Jesus […]
Bible Lesson: Acts 1:1-11 Theme Verses: Vs. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The journey of Jesus from Gethsemane to Golgotha and finally to the tomb was full of suffering, agony and pain. But from the tomb to Mount Olives and finally to Heaven was the glorious one.
In two separate cases in Madhya Pradesh police detained 71 Christian children and nine carers including a pastor travelling with the children (21 May 2017) to a Christian summer camp organised at Nagpur, Maharashtra. Police detained 59 children and five Sunday school supervisors along with three Christian leaders in Ratlam […]
Bible Lesson: John 21:15-19 Theme Verses: Vs. 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” …he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” According to the scripture God the Father has chosen us to be His children before the creation of the world and by the blood of His Son we have been redeemed.
Bible Lesson: Mark 16:9-20 Theme Verses: Vs. 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. After the death of my uncle Mr. S. A. Silas, I was asked by the priest-in-charge of All Souls’ Church Kanpur Rev. F. G. Carroll to play the organ in his place. It was a difficult decision because I was young to carry out this responsibility but I trusted in God’s grace.
In a densely-populated Jalalabad – a village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh – an entire village got together against a small Christian community in their midst. Hindu extremists attacked 20 Christian families including verbally abusing them and indecently assaulting the female pastor who leads them. The villagers demanded […]
Bible Lesson: Luke 24:13-35 Theme Verses: Vs. 30-31 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. This passage is one of the most beautiful illustrations of Jesus’ revelation after His resurrection to Cleopas and his other companion who were going to the village of Emmaus.