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1 John 5:21

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 14 December 2017

Read: 1 John 5:21

The apostle John begins his final exhortation of his first epistle by addressing believers as “Little children”. This is his characteristic affectionate term in addressing believers. In this epistle, John used the salutation “little children” at least 8 times (1 John 2:1, 12-13, 18, 28; 3:7, 18; 4:4; 5:21). With tender affection, the apostle here warned believers concerning the danger of “idols...


Proverbs 29:25

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Read: Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man mentioned here is not about the proper and necessary respect and submission that we should show towards human authorities, such as kings, governments, officers, teachers, parents, etc. Honouring those in authority is taught in the Bible. However, if they require us to act against our Biblical faith and principles, “we ought to obey God rather than men...


Mark 16:15b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Read: Mark 16:15b

Christ’s commission to His apostles gives the Gospel work a global scope. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be offered to the whole world. It must be extended beyond all boundaries, divisions and classes. The whole world is to be reached with the Gospel. When it comes to our commitment to spread the Gospel, it should not be subject to limitations of country, or distinctions of culture, or barriers of ethnicity, or restraints of language. We are commissioned to preach the Gospel to “every creature”. Wherever there is man, Christians should attempt to bring the Gospel..


Psalm 27:10

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 11 December 2017

Read: Psalm 27:10

It is possible that a Christian may be abandoned by his parents. Such tragic scenarios do happen in real life. In fact, Jesus had warned of such betrayals: “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved...


1 John 5:15

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 10 December 2017

Read: 1 John 5:15

The scope of our prayers is found in two phrases of this verse: “whatsoever we ask” and “the petitions that we desired of him”. Together, these 2 God-sanctioned “perimeters” instruct us that as long as we are asking according to His will (v. 14) and are sure that He will hear us or attend to our prayers, there is no limit as to what we can ask. We can ask whatever we would, as long as His will permits...


John 12:26b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 09 December 2017

Read: John 12:26b

Oh, what great honour is promised to all who serve Christ according to His good and perfect will as revealed in His Word! How wonderful to hear it from the lips of our blessed Lord and Saviour! He will certainly do what He has said. Oh, how tenderly and graciously the Lord deals with His servants! How amazing it is that in the midst of His great agony, He thought about cheering His troubled servants by telling them of the honour that His Father will bestow upon them...


Psalm 103:13

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 08 December 2017

Read: Psalm 103:13

Our heavenly Father’s pity is briefly and yet eminently described here by comparing it with the pity of a human father. God is pleased to call our attention to His paternal character of pity, so that we may have the best conceptions of the character of God.

Pity is the tender love and mercy shown by the infinitely superior God to the undeserving, rebellious creatures as we are. Divine pity is God’s loving kindness. No other word brings home the truth of God’s paternal love, mercy, kindness, patience and benevolence better than “pity...


Hebrews 13:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 07 December 2017

Read: Hebrews 13:6

Oh, how we need to cast off our despondency. At times, the pressing needs of life can fill our hearts with overwhelming anxiety and perplexity. We should not allow our hearts to drown in despair. We ought to teach ourselves to wait upon the Lord, who is our Help.

Let us first acknowledge that we are poor and helpless creatures. Let us humbly and sincerely confess our destitution without the Lord’s help. The youths and the elderly alike need the Lord’s help. Even the wealthiest, the wisest, or the mightiest cannot stand alone...


John 12:26a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Read: John 12:26a

Who does truly serve Christ? According to Christ’s own words, it is he who follows Him that truly serves Him. In the context of this passage, following Christ would mean self-sacrifice and even death. He had earlier spoken about His hour of death (v. 23; cf. v. 27) and the need to die like a corn of wheat to bear fruit that will last unto all eternity (vv. 24, 25). Without an absolute commitment (even if it would incur death) to go with Christ...


Proverbs 23:24

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Read: Proverbs 23:24

Most Christian parents seem to hinge their happiness on their children’s worldly achievements. They push their kids along the paths of academic and economic success at any cost. They fail to appreciate that their children’s spiritual growth and steadfastness are more significant than worldly success. Hence, they must be admonished of the great need to focus on their children’s conformity and faithfulness to Christ and His Word...



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