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Showing posts with label Grace. Show all posts

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God

Grieve a nature that brings pain and at times, depression or revolt and opposition. We in our life would have grieved many people, either by our thought, words or behavior. We never look back on how they would have felt or how they would response. The base behind all these is our SELF. We are more important than the one who we respond. One and only one reason we grieve other, is to prove we were correct and build a nature of no forgiveness or understanding others. The moment we try to give importance to others and their views, and more specifically put ourselves in their shoe we will understand the impact that Grieve will produce.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption
Ephesians 4:30

Teaching on Romans Road


Romans Road or Road to Romans are the teaching based on the book of Romans. There are many verse within this that can be taken up as a path to be followed to get salvation. I specially like this for the simplicity, although Bible is a simple book to read and understand if we have faith on the words... especially the following verses which will be highlighted as part of the Road to Romans or Romans Road. 

Very simple yet powerful verses... Following 3 verses helps us summarize what the Book of Romans is trying to say to us about our life, what we are and the salvation.. how to get it.

The first step in the "Romans Road" or "Road to Romans"
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God... [Romans 3:23]

Newsletter - Faith in Tough Times(Dec2012)

[Edition month: Dec2012]

We can see people had been facing trials and temptation from the start of the creation in bible till this time. This could be health issues, financial problems, family issues etc. and as a habit at these time we start feel sad, become angry and disturbed, and some even lose their eagerness to life to the full happily and peacefully. One thing which we see very common at our response at these time is the one whom we call for help. When we face sickness, or come across a bad news, we usually say O God; help us… or Oh God, heal me…  We can usually see only one faithful response which is from no one else but from our heavenly Father. Our Father whom we believe and call had already done what he came for in this world. This includes dying for us to take the punishment from us for our sins.


My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways. You know that such testing of your faith produces patience.
[James 1:2-3]


There is one more area of this sacrifice which had been made for us, which is mentioned in

How to approach our Lord? (Part II)

Dictionary meaning of Mercy is: It is an act of kindness, compassion, or favor. So when the blind men said “Have mercy on us” it’s similar to Matthew 20:20 where its John and James mother asked a favor of Jesus. So the approach way was similar to approach made by mother of Zebedee's sons. Now let’s look at the request that was made by these blind men. They said “Lord, we want you to give us our eyesight back”

[KJV]: “They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened”

There was no selfishness or self-centeredness in this request. This was requested so that these blind men can see and lead life as a normal individual. There was no wrong intention or wrong motives in their request. The initial response of Lord when these disciples and the blind med approached him was, He said “What do you want?” This is what Lord asks us all every time. He is there to give us and that also without any returns. All that he wants is to ask and that also with a good motive .

He became Poor that...

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
[2 Corinthians 8:9]

We all know that Christmas celebration is soon going to start everywhere, so let me start with Christmas messages for next few days. Christmas is the celebration of our Savior and redeemer Jesus Christ. Jesus the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, was not born in a palace or a very rich family, but instead he was born to a carpenter family. He was born not in a well prepared royal bed and surrounding but in a manger, with animals around as usual in a manger. This entire picture taken together highlights that the richest individual who was there when the entire world was made and who has authority over everything was born to a poor family. Probably when compared to the high class families of that time he would be considered poor, but yet this individual made the biggest impact on human race in his 3 and half years of ministry.