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    IN - God is Love

    Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) based his life on the unchanging truth that God is love. From his early years in Scotland to his final days as a YMCA chaplain in Egypt during World War 1, that truth anchored his soul when circumstances seemed to mock any belief in a loving God. One British soldier described Chambers as "the personification of the Sherlock…

    IN KIDS COVID

    The pandemic has been difficult for us all, but more so for children. Children everywhere have been affected directly or indirectly by the aftermath of the virus. Whether it is a fear of the future, a loss of loved ones, a change in routine, a longing for school, or a lack of socialising - children have it rough. With this…

    Covid and Beyond

    In 2004 when the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka and many other Asian countries, Ajith Fernando, the then National Director of Youth For Christ wrote the original booklet entitled “After the Tsunami” out of the overwhelming suffering he saw. Later it was adapted and used in the aftermath of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita that hit the Gulf Coast of the…

    IN- Out of the Ashes

    The “law of the harvest” is easy to understand. Like produces like. As the apostle, Paul writes to the first-century church in Galatia, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (GAL. 6:7).

    The same idea was expressed much earlier in the book of Job. One of Job’s friends, implying that…

    IN-Catching your breath

    I used to sit in the little blue over-stuffed chair in the corner of our room watching him breathe. He was trying to live and trying to die at the same time. Scientists say married couples’ breathing and heart rhythms begin to synchronize after a time. Others may not understand, but you and I know it’s true. When the final…

    IN Glimpses of Hope

    Have you been struggling lately to make sense of the world around you? The news of the pandemic fills our mobile and television screens, and its hard-to-find hope amidst the rolling dark clouds of death and uncertainty. Psalm 18: 28 says “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” Now more than ever we need…

    IN Stories of Hope

    In these trying times, grief appears to be the primary emotion that we are all faced with. Each day, the loss seems closer to home, and we are left bewildered by the world around us. We also perhaps have numerous questions on the goodness of God, and we wonder if we will ever recover from this devastation. These real-life testimonials…

    IN - Miracles of Easter

    Each year, we seek to reflect the glory of the resurrection in churches across the nation in both the simplest and most extravagant productions. Yet no staged glory can compare with the grandeur that the true story of the resurrection delivers to the human heart. In these pages, adapted from William Nicholson’s book, The Six Miracles of Calvary: Unveiling the…

    Come and see Jesus - Bible Teaching

    Come and See Jesus

     

    Presenting the Bible teaching mini-series 'Come and see Jesus' a six-lesson Bible-teaching covering some of the major events and themes from the life of Jesus. Each teaching session is one hour long with time for questions and worship, on every Tuesday for six weeks starting February 2, 2021. The sessions will be live on our Youtube channel and will…

    "When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11

    December was always my favourite month of the year when I was growing up. I always looked forward to…

    "…she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them." Luke 2:7

    Christmas is the season when we brighten not only our cities, streets, and homes, but also ourselves. The temptation to improve on the previous season’s attire takes on an air of…

    "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

    It was always different. The mood, the ambience, and the underlying sense of tranquillity, at the places we visited as a choir. When we visited hospitals, bringing cheer to patients, they followed us from ward to ward, as we sang the familiar…

    "For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:15

    Christmas is a much-looked-forward-to season for a lot of reasons. One of them is definitely the home-made sweets and savouries, typical in Indian households. During the run-up to Christmas day, every Christian house is filled with the…

    "…rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him, we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

    Growing up,  my memories of church service on Christmas day were all things sparkly and bright. I remember my mom waking us up at 2 AM for service. We would get dressed in our brightest and best, and my dad would…

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

    The season of Christmas is synonymous with gifts and giving. Children wait with eager excitement to open their gifts, placed under the Christmas tree. Many individuals, families, companies, and churches extend their benevolence…