• Devotionals

    Lent Devotional – Day 4

    Adversity or Advantage?  Can something good come out of adverse circumstances? I was neither born with a silver spoon nor with a lineage of greater race, and or with a circle of powerful connections. I was always an outcast and never rewarded adequately for the merit. I saw some of my classmates enjoying the favor because of the connections their father had with powerful people, while I stood waiting in the line of the least. Sometimes,

    Lent Devotional – Day 3

    19th February, 2021 Continuity and Change  One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.  Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to

    Lent Devotional – Day 2

    Give Hope; Be Kind  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.   So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  – Galatians 6:9-10  In this season of Lent, a time

    Lent Devotional – Day 1

    For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust – Psalm 103:14 Today is the beginning of the Lent season, a period of steadfast prayer, repentance, self-denial and giving, that starts with Ash Wednesday and lasts till Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. Lent is one of the earliest traditions of

    Making Sense of God’s Presence at times like these?

    Rev. Dr. Vinay Samuel ( presentation to India Church leaders April 14, 2020 By Zoom)  Introduction: It is a time of great fear and suffering but one that nature inflict. This is not suffering generated by humans – in war, in massacres, holocausts. It is impersonal and from nature.  Our question is not about why does God allow

    Making the most of the worst of times

    Dr. Saphir Athyal *  The whole world is a battleground! We are all under a siege! With the present swift exponential increase of Covid-19 throughout all the countries, where we are headed to this time, no one knows. Thick dark clouds covering the whole world and every nation. Suppressed anxiety and fear on most faces. Global lockdown and