Gracious Kingdom

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard” (Matt 20: 1). Here, Jesus is telling that the kingdom of heaven is like this landowner who has hired men for work. It is just not that he hired them only […]

Prayer of the Early Church

“So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him” Acts 12: 5 (NIV) Early church was going through a crisis. King Herod had beheaded James. Now their leader – Peter was imprisoned. In midst of this hostile political situation the believers are praying earnestly. They prayed through the […]

கடவுளின் கிருபையும் நம்முடைய பொறுப்பும்

“ஆகிலும் நான் இருக்கிறது தேவகிருபையினாலே இருக்கிறேன்; அவர் எனக்கு அருளிய கிருபை விருதாவாயிருக்கவில்லை; அவர்களெல்லாரிலும் நான் அதிகமாய்ப் பிரயாசப்பட்டேன்; ஆகிலும் நான் அல்ல, என்னுடனே இருக்கிற தேவகிருபையே அப்படி செய்தது.” 1 கொரி 15: 10 பவுல் தன்னுடைய வாழ்விலே கடவுள் பாராட்டின கிருபையைக்குறித்து இங்கு சொல்லி அதோடு தானும் ஊழியப்பாதையில் கடினமாக உழைத்ததாகக் கூறுகிறார். இப்படி சொல்வதன் மூலமாக நம் வாழ்வில் ஊழியம், குடும்பம் மற்றும் வேலை போன்ற எல்லாப் பகுதிகளிலும் எப்படி வெற்றிப்பெற முடியும் […]

Strangers in the World

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to God’s elect, strangers in the world …” 1 Peter 1: 1 (NIV) Early church members were scattered because of persecution. They were going through lot of hardship which included displacement, loss of property and mental agony. Peter was writing this letter to them in order to encourage them […]

Flourishing in God

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God” Psalm 52: 8 David is writing this line when he was running away from King Saul like a fugitive. Recently, because of the assistance he provided to David unknowingly, priest Ahimelech and his fellow priests were killed by Saul. Not only that, […]

Christian solidarity

“he (Peter) went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying” Acts 12: 12 King Herod already killed James in the beginning of the chapter and Peter is in prison awaiting execution the next day. In the dead of the night an Angel […]