Grace

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Giving Earnest Heed To God’s Gracious Call

What will be our response if God invites us to His son’s wedding feast? Does the all knowing and infinitely wise God have a contingency plan if He foresees a poor turnout? What countermeasures will He use to ensure that the wedding feast goes as planned and there are no trespassers? Let us find the … Continue reading

God’s Vineyard And Its Tenants

Did Christ claim to be the cornerstone of God’s kingdom? Does the kingdom of God belong strictly to a particular race or people? What does God expect of the people of His kingdom? In Matthew 21:23-27, the religious authorities—the chief priests and elders—question Jesus’ authority. Who is this Jesus who comes into Jerusalem receiving the … Continue reading

Guilty, But With Heart Relenting

Is it better to be openly disobedient or deceptively submissive to God? Which has a higher chance of being saved? What are the requirements for entering the Kingdom of God? Let us look for the answers in The Parable of the Two Sons: “28 But what do you think? There was a man who had … Continue reading

God’s Value System

Is God’s value system the same as man’s? Does He reward us according to how long and how hard we work? Does He favour those who are esteemed and respected in this world more than those who are despised and rejected? Jesus made the statement “many who are first will be last, and many who … Continue reading

Experiencing and Exercising God’s Mercy and Justice

In Matthew’s gospel, Peter asked Jesus: “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times!” Next, Jesus narrated the parable of The Unforgiving Servant (Matt 18:21-35). In my opinion, a Christian understanding of God’s mercy … Continue reading

The Need for Continuous Exercise of Faith in Christ

Is faith like stored-value cards where it can be exercised once, and secure a delivery of its blessings in small quantities for a time after? Or is faith like birth certificates or identity cards where it only needs to be exercised once and is valid for a lifetime? Does the Gospel work on men by … Continue reading

What Can a Man Give in Exchange for His Soul?

In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus told His disciples, “24 If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 What will it profit a man … Continue reading

The One Thing All Christians Need

Do you feel that religion is absolutely necessary for you? Do you find that you need it at all times and in all things? Is it in your estimation of supreme importance? In Luke’s gospel, Jesus told Martha: “you are worried and upset about many things. But only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen … Continue reading

God Desires Mercy, Not Sacrifice

“1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” 3 Jesus replied, “Have you not read … Continue reading

Shepherd of the Harassed and Helpless

It is written in Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 9, verses 36 to 38: “36 When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Ask the … Continue reading

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