Editorial: Why church? - The church is one of the helps for our spiritual growth, reminds Jacob Ninan.
"The time of worship in the church is where we can renew our personal connection with God, recognise and acknowledge who God is to us, take our position before God humbly seeing who we are before Him, setting things right with Him and resolving to walk closer to Him."
Forgiveness - the mark of a Christian - There is nothing as lovely and rare as Christian forgiveness, teaches Peter S. C. Pothan.
"When an unforgiving spirit is threatening to turn our hearts to bitterness, let us again hear our Lord asking forgiveness for those who crucified Him."
Equipping Godís people - The word of God equips us everywhere: while we walk, talk, sleep, eat, work, emphasises C. Rajasekharan
"The Holy Spirit is indwelling the life of every believer. He continues to teach us the way and the will of God."
Empowered by God - The Lord can use, in an extraordinary way, not just the strong in faith, but also those who are weak, stresses T. A. Prabhu Kiran
"Timid and ordinary people accomplishing massive works propelled by a tiny mustard seed size of faith is the centrepoint that underlines Christianity."
Strengthened by faith - If our children have spiritual strength, it will ooze out at the times of temptations and trials, emphasises Deepika Emmanuel Sagar
"As parents, itís our role to inculcate the values that God wants His children to have."
Not leaves but fruit - We should be on guard so that the seed that is planted will bear fruit, exhorts Ebinesh A.
"Bearing fruit confers us the identity as a disciple of Christ."
The fear of the Lord - We are repeatedly exhorted to be wholehearted, watchful, fervent and faithful in our walk with Him, stresses Rincy Cherian.
"'Intimacy with Godí and the Ďfear of Godí go together.
Bible synopsis - Part 1 - In this first part of an eight-part series on the synopsis of the Bible, Lily Abraham takes us from Genesis to Ruth.
"The Bible has everything needed for humanity to live an ideal happy life, personally and socially."
Jesus the only way - Imanuel G. Christian questions the popular opinion that it doesnít matter which religion one follows.
"Christianity offers a clear concept of salvation and how to attain it."
"The Biblical magazine – The writing gift – Thank you – Appreciate the hard work – Interesting read"
Poem - People@church - Felix Fernandes
Crossword No. 65 - J. Fredric Dawson
Word and the world - Democracy and an empty grave - Cyril Georgeson
"Democracy works best in the context of the transformative power of the Gospel in the inner person."
Notes along the journey - A boulder I could not see - Oby Cherian
"Wherever You place me, I know I am in Your view, So, dear Lord, let me be a flower for You."
Character study - Yaakov - Vijay Thangiah
"Do we come to God only as a last resort? Do we scheme and plan before crying out to God?"