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One Thing You Lack

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    One Thing We Lack Which thing do we lack? Someone local to me lacks neighbourly decency. They left this mess on our lane... Someone in the Watford council signs department lacked either a proper understanding of grammar, or the time to properly proof-read this notice: Our focus today is the man who runs up to Jesus and falls on his knees in front of him. However, it must be noted that this incident comes hard on the heels of the previous scene. Children were brought to Jesus - only for the disciples to rebuke them. Jesus in turn rebukes his disciples and declares that “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (v14). Mark is showing us the ideal kingdom-candidates before we encounter the flawed kingdom aspirant. ‘Paradoxically, the least powerful, least wealthy, least influential have a greater prospect of entering the kingdom than do those who are most powerful, wealthy, and influential.’ Word Biblical Commentary receive the kingdom Why are the children able to ‘receive the ki

Is divine “election” biblical? - By Douglas Jacoby

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Talking with one of my religious friends, I've just heard a new term called "election." Is this biblical? Actually,  election  an  old  term, since it appears in the Bible several times. The question is, "What does the term mean?" In a moment we'll consider three relevant passages: Matthew 22:14, 2 Peter 1:10-11, and 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15. (Please look these up if you don't already know them.) But first let's back up a few centuries. Especially since the 1500s, many Protestants have reasoned that, because God knows the future, including who will be saved and who will be lost, there's nothing we can do to change our status before God. We are either among the "elect" or among the damned, and that has been determined long before we were even born. These Bible readers also read verses containing words like  predestination  and  election  in a very narrow way. Now divine foreknowledge occurs in a different frame of reference than our world

Tamil Nadu Singles Conference 2022

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God blessed the singles' long waited prayer of meeting together... Finally the wait was over after 2 years...Yes...1st in person Singles conference held on April 9th & 10th  2022 on the cool hills of Yercaud in Salem district.TN.   Around 150 young and energetic Singles participated from all parts of Tamil Nadu along with Chennai and Pondicherry churches added an extra excitement to the conference.  This conference was completely planned and organized by the dynamic Singles coordinators from all over Tamil Nadu who worked very sincerely to make this event colorful.  Day 1, We had Bro.Abraham & Sister.Julie Abraham  from Chennai church as our Guest speakers, who spoke the Word of God to each and every singles to have dream for God.  Singles were split into 12 groups to reflect on the message and able to share their dreams for His kingdom.  Separate Evening sessions were arranged for brothers and sisters to discuss and cater their personal future needs.  The last session was

“THE MEANING OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST” - By Malcolm Cox

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A teaching class  https://youtu.be/5EczzDmmNjg   “A lion’s story should always end with a kill, but the narrative has warned us that it is the lion who will die.” My atonement series can be found here:  https :// youtube . com / playlist ? list = PLJOhHa _ 2t9jDzIj68ID3lX6BnCXRxdy6p The Greek verb paradidomi, to ‘hand over’ to someone else, is used by Jesus of himself in the second and third Passion predictions (9.31; 10.33), and for the fate of his disciples in the three apocalyptic warnings (13.9, 11, 12). Now it is used about Jesus no less than ten times (14.10, 11, 18, 21, 41, 42, 44; 15.1, 10, 15). To most people in the ancient world, the attempt to see meaning in the death of a crucified criminal would have been pointless. Crucifixion was completely forbidden for Roman citizens, and only used for slaves and aliens; to anyone educated in the Greek philosophical tradition of divine detachment from the world, it would have been utter foolishness to seek theological profit from this

Nagercoil Church - 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

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Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.” Nagercoil Church cherished their Tremendous 10th year Anniversary service celebration on Dec 12th 2021 which brought so much faith and togetherness in the presence of God .  Nagercoil Mission was planted in January 2011 with 14 mission team members. Today God blessed the church to grow from 14 to 80 members in 10 years. This is a glorious & faith building manifestation of our God and His Holy Spirit. The celebration started with awe filled worship songs to honor God and followed by the welcome note from Bro.Dillibabu & Sis.Preethi  who leads the Church, later we could hear the inspirational personal experience sharing by the Mission Team members. Bro.Thyagu from Salem Church who was a mission team member preached the Word to the church and the new friends to remind us about the Love of God. Much appreciation to  the disciples in Nagercoil who were faithful all through these years amongs

Do You Struggle to Believe God is Loving? Part 1

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  February 2022 Video Highlights: Why the Most Common Challenge to Christianity Does Not Stand Dig Deep: How We Can Reconcile a Good and Loving God with Evil In this 40-minute video, Tim Barnett offers  insights on God and evil  that have revolutionized his thinking: Evil is something. Evil is not some thing. Something good made evil possible. And evil is solved by someone. WATCH NOW https://youtu.be/uKZDL241JVE

You are Wonderful - Namakkal 1st Anniversary

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- Article by Arasu. Celebration always bring immeasurable joy and unlimited love among us.  Namakkal church celebrated their 1st Anniversary service to commemorate God's miracles in their lives.  Life was not beds of roses for these brothers and sisters who wholeheartedly gave up their native jobs and moved to Namakkal district on July 19th 2020 to find jobs and as well as souls to be saved in God's kingdom. God blessed all of them with good job and comfortable accommodation. Their sacrifice reaped satisfiable harvest. The team worked hard to reach out to God seeking souls to be saved in the Kingdom of God. There were able to help 6 souls to seek God in their lives during pandemic. On July 25th 2021, the Church disciples gathered to remember & celebrate God and His miracles along with new friends, neighbors and relatives on their 1st Anniversary service .  Bro.Paul & Sis.Ronnie  (Leaders - Coimbatore Family of churches) visited Namakkal as their Special guest to deliver