The Human Condition

The Book of Romans - MALAYALAM / October 15, 2017

From the Fall onward (The fall of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden), we have all been contaminated by sin. The expression ‘all are under sin’ must be taken in a spiritual sense; that is to say, not as men appear in their own eyes or in those of others, but as they stand before God.

The Controversy

The Book of Romans - MALAYALAM / October 08, 2017

The issue for the early Jewish believers was whether Jews had to become Christians in order to accept Jesus and whether Gentiles had to become Jews before they could accept Christ. In the Jerusalem Council, was there a firm answer they made the decision not to trouble the Gentiles with a host of regulations and laws. That is, Gentiles didn’t need to become Jews first in order to accept Jesus. However, some teachers continued to plague the churches by insisting that Gentile converts to the faith were required to keep these rules and laws, including circumcision.

The Apostle Paul in Rome

The Book of Romans - MALAYALAM / October 01, 2017

Context is always crucial when seeking to understand the Word of God. Paul was writing to a specific group of Christians at a specific time and for a specific reason; In Rome he stated his position on the questions which were agitating the Jewish and the Gentile churches, and showed that the hopes and promises which had once belonged especially to the Jews were now offered to the Gentiles also.

Boasting in the Cross

The Gospel in Galatians - MALAYALAM / September 25, 2017

True religion does not consist of outward behavior alone but in the condition of the heart. When the heart is surrendered to God, a person’s life will more and more reflect the character of Christ as he or she grows in faith. The heart must be subdued by Christ; when that happens, all else will follow.

Time of Prayer

Prayer / September 23, 2017

The Gospel and the Church

The Gospel in Galatians - MALAYALAM / September 18, 2017

The indication of God’s presence among His people is in the Christlike spirit manifest within the church. It can be seen in the way forgiveness and restoration are extended to those who err, in how they help each other in trials, and in intentional acts of kindness shared not only among themselves but also with unbelievers.

Pray for our Enemies

Prayer / September 16, 2017

Living by the Spirit

The Gospel in Galatians - MALAYALAM / September 11, 2017

Although in the life of all believers a conflict exists between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the Spirit, the Christian life does not have to be doomed to failure. Because Christ has conquered the power of sin and death, the Christian life can be a life in which the Spirit reigns, bringing us a daily supply of God’s grace to enable us to keep the desires of the flesh at bay.

Watch and Pray

Prayer / September 09, 2017