Many cases of physical ill-health are products of spiritual ill-health. In this story Jesus first told the man to take up his bed and walk; but later when the man sought him out, Jesus warned him not to sin any more (verses 8, 14). Jesus never asked people to come […]
Jesus’ teaching surprised the people. They acknowledged that he spoke with wisdom – and for that very reason they could not cope with him. He had grown up amongst them, but now he was different. Perhaps they were jealous of him; perhaps it was just that he no longer did as they did; they thought they knew this young man, but when he no longer conformed to their pattern and to their ideas, they turned against him.
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.
Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Today’s verse reminds us that the gospel concerns every aspect of life, from the public to the private, from the church to the home, from the market place to the bedroom. God’s standards apply in every situation.
In the central act of Holy Communion, Christians enjoy fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and with one another: “Because there is one bread, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” (v.17). The same principle applies to those who sacrifice to demons and then eat the sacrificed meat together – they fellowship with the demons.
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.
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.
The church in Corinth was young in the faith. It was also immature in many ways. We have seen that there were problems of divisions, factions and “party spirit”; now we see the problems of sexual immorality. A man was having a sexual relationship with his stepmother – a forbidden relationship.
Bible Lesson: Mark 16:1-8 Theme Verses: Vs. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” It was early Sunday morning when three prominent women went to the tomb with some spices to balm the dead body of Jesus.
Just after midnight, early in the morning of 24 April 2003, Hridoy was returning home after showing a film version of Luke’s Gospel. As he approached his house seven or eight people attacked him, stabbing him seven times. He died instantly. Hridoy was a Bangladeshi evangelist and regularly showed the […]