Archive for December, 2015

Our family

December 31, 2015

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On Dec 30, 2015  at Rajnandgaon,  central India

David is not there, he is in Shillong.

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Where will you look?

December 31, 2015

You could look to your inability, or to His ability.

Which one of these?

The actual source of spiritual authority in the lives of believers

December 31, 2015

The authority of Scripture renders authority to every member of Christ’s body – it’s the ultimate source of spiritual authority in our personal lives. We will only see true restoration when the authority of Scripture truth becomes the actual source of spiritual authority in the lives of believers on a big scale. But for now it’s hard to find.

They will think the antichrist is Jesus

December 31, 2015

A note of caution: When i hear many describe the second coming of Jesus it sounds more like the rise of the antichrist they are describing than the coming of Jesus, which makes you wonder whether they will think the antichrist is Jesus.

The people who will follow the antichrist will scoff at the notion  there is an antichrist, and those who believe the rapture is prior to the antichrist will think it safe to take the mark of the beast, as, in their mind, as they have not been raptured, it could not possibly be the antichrist.

On the strength of His word

December 30, 2015

…On the strength of His word…

(Think about it)

Hyderabad

December 30, 2015
Lord-willing, Sheela and i will be in Hyderabad this Saturday, Jan 2, for an all-day house fellowship at Sri & Preeti ‘s place, from 10 am. Please join us for fellowship, sharing, study, discussion and prayer. All welcome.
 
Details:
Srinath Komandur
Building name : Aparna Sarovar
Area : Nallagandla Serilingampally
Phone :9912265000
 
If you plan to come please call or message Srinath Komandur, thanks

Saved from ourselves

December 30, 2015

More than being saved from an external enemy, Jesus saves us from ourselves.

Merely a social custom

December 30, 2015

I guess the season of joy, peace and goodwill is over again for another year. Of course, in Christ there is no such spiritual season, it’s merely a social custom.

A characteristic of false teaching

December 29, 2015

One universal characteristic of false teaching is it’s always illogical, contradicting the laws of logic, sound reasoning and the weight of Scripture. This is just one characteristic.

Losing your life as a way of life

December 29, 2015

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. (Mark 8:35)

Jesus defines life here as either saving it or losing it. A person is either in the process of saving their life or losing their life. Living is either an expression of saving or losing our life.

He speaks of losing our lives as a principle for living life to the full, which sounds like a paradox. An abundant life by losing your life, and His disciples are always losing their lives. Those outside His rule always seek to save their life, but those under His rule always lose their life, they continuously lose their life: their self-life, and their rank or standing in the world, is something they are always losing, always slipping out of their hands, and they consciously keep putting off their old life as a higher life replaces it, superseding it by eternal life, the life of Christ, as Paul said, putting off the old man and putting on the new man.

Whoever shall save his life shall lose it… therefore it is essential for disciples to know when and if they are seeking to save their lives, and what it means for them, personally, to be losing their life, daily, for the sake of knowing Jesus and for the sake of preaching the gospel.

I wonder how much of contemporary Christianity actually embodies death to self, and death to the world, thus taking the words of Jesus seriously? I wonder if this foundational gospel concept has all but become extinct?

Peace with God

December 25, 2015

Peace on earth and goodwill to men

What’s it like to not have peace in your heart and mind? I can barely remember, as i’ve had perfect peace the last 29 years since i met Jesus.

Never think of experiencing peace apart from having PEACE WITH GOD thru believing the reconciliation His Son made between God and man, making peace by the blood of His cross, taking away the enmity, the just reason we could not have peace (see Romans 5:1).

Any other peace is a false peace. Peace with God is all that matters.

Catch 22

December 22, 2015

The Catch 22 on December 22 is this: People don’t understand how Jesus built His church at the beginning, so they can’t recognize Him building His church today, they can only recognize the man-made forms. It’s like a person whose only ever heard English sit under a Chinese speaking teacher. Only God can break this closed loop or vicious circle by the truth of the Word of God.

Where His power is

December 22, 2015

At any instance where trust is placed in Jesus Christ, His power is there.

 

This is the only way to live.

Forever and ever

December 22, 2015

Forever and ever is the Greek phrase “Eis aion, aion”, and in the references in the book of Revelation to God living for “eis aion, aion” it simply means there is no end to His life – No time when He will cease to be God. And, this same phrase is also used to describe Christians, and also those cast into the lake of fire. A child can understand this.

More profound than we could ever know

December 21, 2015

Any subject relating to God is more profound than we could ever know. It’s sad when i see people not touched or moved by how profound each scripture declaration about God is. For example, living forever. Just the thought makes the mind reel. We should bow before Him. But many just use these truths for their own intellectual entertainment, not touched by the profundity of them.

If we love Jesus only a little…

December 20, 2015

“I cannot bear it—that we should love Jesus little. It seems to me horrible. Not to have your heart all on fire for Christ—this is execrable! Let us love him to the utmost. Let us ask him to give us larger hearts, and to fire them with the flame that is his own, that we may love him to the utmost possibilities of affection.”

~ Charles Spurgeon

Percentage

December 20, 2015

What percentage of the teachings and commands of Jesus are forbidden from being taught in your church, or are simply not taught: 5%, 20%, 50%, 90%?

Expression of the Kingdom of God

December 20, 2015

A good question, Is what I’m doing an expression, in at least some measure, of the Kingdom of God?

Uuuuuhhh….

December 20, 2015

Why do so many contemporary Christian singers sound like they’re constipated?

Messianic prophecies

December 19, 2015

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