Devotional : Don’t Cast Stones

 

A writer once described an experience he had while walking on the road. He apparently saw a strong, healthy looking man, leaning back lazily against a chair, attending to what seemed like an insignificant task on a board in front of him. ‘What a lazy fellow’, he thought, as he passed by. However, when he turned back for a second look from a different angle, to his horror he realized that the person he had thought ‘lazy’, was without one leg. You can just imagine what went through the mind of the one who had passed judgment so quickly! He realized that the man was far from lazy, and the work he was involved in was hardly insignificant!

How easily we pass judgment on people; how easily we criticize them; and how easily we build unpleasant thoughts about others. We do this so often, even though we may be having worse flaws than the one we are criticizing. Continue reading “Devotional : Don’t Cast Stones” »

Sermon: Living One Day At A Time

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Introduction

It is said that a well- known evangelist was once preaching in Chicago on the first day of a series of Gospel meetings. At the end of the sermon, he felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to give people an opportunity to invite Jesus into their hearts. However, since the meetings were scheduled to go on for many days, he apparently decided to make that invitation the following day. That night, the great fire of Chicago swept through the town, causing much havoc, destruction and loss of lives. As a result, the evangelist decided that he would never again close a Gospel message without giving people an opportunity to invite Christ into their hearts and to receive His salvation and eternal life. Continue reading “Sermon: Living One Day At A Time” »

Sermon: The God of unexpected divine appointments

Sermon: The God of unexpected divine appointments

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Introduction

I once read a story in a magazine of an atheist who loved nature & had gone on a hike on a nature trail. As he kept admiring the scenes around him, he lost track of the trail and when the time came for him to get back, he realized that he was hopelessly lost. So, for the first time in his life, he prayed to God. Continue reading “Sermon: The God of unexpected divine appointments” »

Devotional : Stop

A couple known to me, took time off their busy schedule to visit a lady who had just lost her husband. Since they didn’t know the lady too well, the visit turned out to be an awkward one, with neither party communicating too much. The grieving wife in fact hardly spoke a word. When the couple eventually left, they felt disappointed that they had failed to comfort the grieving widow. Many months later, to their absolute surprise, she told them that their visit had been one of the most encouraging moments for her during her time of sadness!

We live in an extremely busy world that moves at a rapid pace and given a chance, most people would rather not stop for anyone. In the process however, we could be losing great opportunities to minister God’s love and healing to hurting people. Continue reading “Devotional : Stop” »

Devotional : A lady whose decision and faith blessed all mankind

The influence and efforts of women are celebrated around the world today. We thank God for them. In this Devotional, we  highlight a lady whose decision of courage and faith, affected ALL of mankind for good.

“How will this be, since I am a virgin”? (Luke 1:34)

Mary, the mother of Jesus, asked this question when the angel Gabriel brought her an astounding message (Luke 1:26-33). She was chosen to give birth to the Messiah, the Son of God, as a virgin!! (Luke 1:32, 35). Obviously in shock, and puzzled, Mary asked, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” This was a question of wonder, not of unbelief, as she grappled with how such an amazing thing could actually take place. The angel answered, “The power of the Most High will overshadow you…For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:35-37). Continue reading “Devotional : A lady whose decision and faith blessed all mankind” »

 Devotional : Immanuel – God with us

“The virgin …will give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (Matthew 1:23)

There is a story about a boy who promised his fiancee that he was always only a call away. If ever she needed his presence, all she had to do was call. One day while facing a difficult situation, she did call and asked him to come over quickly. His response was, ‘Honey, I will climb the highest mountain to be with you. I will swim the deepest river to do so too. I will travel the longest distance to be with you another day. But sorry, I cannot come today’!! Continue reading “ Devotional : Immanuel – God with us” »

Restored From Shame

One of our Devotionals published on the ‘Thoughts About God’ website.

God delights to restore us from our shame. Will you allow Him to do so? “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame…” Psalm 25:3

Source: Restored From Shame

Devotional : Guard Your Lips

Two men were seated close to each other at a singing audition, where a lady who was being auditioned wasn’t doing too well. One man turned to the other and sarcastically said ‘Sounds terrible doesn’t it?” The  other scowled in annoyance and replied, “That’s my wife!” Terribly embarrassed, the first man, trying to save face, responded sheepishly, “I was not referring to the singer, but to the song.” Back came the angry reply, “I wrote it”! Continue reading “Devotional : Guard Your Lips” »