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"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path". Psalm 119:105
United in Christ- God our partner in life. Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 Verse 12- Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4: 7-12 speaks about the advantages of companionship. A true friend or life partner can strengthen each other in any circumstance of life. But it is very important to have spiritual companionship. Solomon says “Again I saw something meaningless under the son – friendlessness. “ Verse 9 says, ‘Two better than one, because they have a good return for their work. As we are the runners in the spiritual journey, we need spiritual companions to make a team. There will be moments when we fall and need someone to pick us up or help us to turn back to the Lord. At other times, someone may need encouragement through our prayers or presence. Verse 12 – A cord of three strands is not quickly broken – here Solomon specifies our Godly relationship in marriage- the husband, wife and God. It is vital for us to bring God into our relationship and make Him the head of our families and relationship. Any decision in a family make must rely on God so that He will strengthen us to fulfill it. It is very important to teach our children to put God first in their lives, because then they will have courage to walk through the troubles when something goes wrong in their lives.
Dear Lord, thank You for the family! Thank You for the encouragement of fellow believers to help us on our spiritual journey. Help us to encourage one another to unite in Christ. Lord, grant us the Grace and Wisdom to make You the head of our families and to do the best to glorify You
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Is God the head of our everyday relationship? Are we united in Christ?
Mariamma Ninan, St. James MTC, NY
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
Community Formation Around
Resurrection ExperienceActs 23:1-10 Vinod JohnsonCarmel MTC, Boston,
MA6 When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others
were Pharisees, he called out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son
of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the
Sometimes, the only thing that keeps you going through a brutal winter is
the hope for the spring. It may have been a hard hope to hold on to this
particular year in New England - a year in which Boston considered dumping not
tea, but the ever growing mounds of snow into its harbor. And yet, the waist
deep snow has dissolved away. White desolation has given way to increasingly
visible green shoots of spring. A resurrection is at hand!
this passage, Paul tries to defend himself before the Sanhedrin Council. He
seeks to drive a wedge between the Pharisees who believed in resurrection and
the Sadducees who did not; even though neither believed in the resurrection of
Revelation for LiberationActs 27:18-26 Sherine ThomasLong Island MTC, NY 20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small
tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear open skies” so said a Scottish
clergyman from the 1600s. It’s been said, that hope can sometimes be the most
dangerous weapon. However, it’s sometimes the hardest weapon to carry
when you’re living with the loss of a loved one, something that almost feels
like a terrible nightmare that’ll never go away. It’s a weapon difficult
to carry when day in and day out no one seems to hear or see those tears that
are shed or silent cries that are made during a heartfelt prayer. It’s a
weapon difficult to carry as you see your loved one lying on that hospital bed.
It’s a weapon difficult to carry as you search and seek out answers to
tell a child as to why they’ve been abused, abandoned, and …
Exodus 40:12-16 Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of
Meeting... wash them with water. Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments,
anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest (Exodus 40: 12-13). Priesthood
among the people of God was a divine command and initiation. God wanted some
people to be separated for the special ministry among his people. God appointed
Aaron and his descendants to take up this kind of ministry among the people of
God. Priests are always separated and appointed as channels that connect God
with his people. All throughout the history of Israel, priests played an
important role in connecting people with God and to lead and guide them in the
statutes of God. But there are incidents in the Bible where the priests failed
in their duties and that led the people to go away from God. So the priests
have a special and significant ministry to perform in this world among his
people. Two important things from thi…