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JESUS AS A TEACHER - Teacher's Day Article

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13). When we think about Jesus, We get quickly to mind as —The Lord, Saviour, Master, and Redeemer. These were the words the multitudes used and this was how the disciples referred to Jesus as. Jesus was known for his ability to teach and also He was called “Rabbi” (Aramaic title) which means Teacher and which is used several times in the Bible. Even though he was not formally trained as a Rabbi, the people, however, recognized that Jesus was indeed a teacher sent from God. Jesus’s teachings were striking and memorable, not only because he used a variety of teachings methods but because of what he taught, and how he taught to the people around him. Like other teachers, Jesus had disciples, announced divine commands, supported his teaching with Scripture, debated with others, was questioned about legal disputes, and employed various techniques to make his teaching more memorable. Throughout his teaching

Peter's Life (Part-2) - Disciple Simon Became the Apostle Peter !!

  Continued from the previous article ......... Jesus had seen Simon (Peter) as the “rock” from their first meeting and also Peter’s importance comes from his close association with Jesus during his mortal ministry and his prominence among the Twelve as the chief Apostle.  After Jesus’ ascension into heaven, having been restored and forgiven by the Lord, Peter becomes the spokesman for the apostles. Being an unschooled man spoke with boldness to crowds of thousands, bringing them the Good News and converting them to Christianity. While Peter was travelling & ministering for God’s Kingdom, he performed many miracles including bringing the dead back to life . He travelled all over sharing Jesus’ message , enduring persecution, imprisonment, and ultimately death, showing his maturity by living a Spirit-led life.  THE MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF PETER Jerusalem to City in Samaria & Returns back to Jerusalem: Peter goes to a city in samaria from Jerusalem.  There we see that Peter exper

Peter's Life - Before CHRIST and With CHRIST

  The Apostle Peter is one of the greatest redemption stories mentioned in the Bible which shows the transformation of LIFE BEFORE CHRIST, WITH CHRIST and Transition from Being the Disciple to The Apostle .  Peter’s Life Before Christ:  Peter was born about 1 B.C and died sometime around A.D 67. He was the son of Jonah and was the brother of Andrew, who was a Galilean fisherman. Peter comes  from the village of Bethsaida ( John 1:44) . He was a Married ( Mark 1:30 ), Uneducated and Untrained man ( Acts 4:13 ). He was originally named Simon ( Jesus had changed name as Peter ). Simon is a common name, from Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן Šimʻôn , meaning " listen " or " hearing ".   The fishermen of those days were usually considered mainly full of vigour and had boisterous tempers. They must have been somewhat fearless too because of the storms that come upon the Sea of Galilee were fierce and furious. There was a rough life, since fishing was a very physically demanding job. 

Youth you are PRECIOUS - David | Daniel | Young lad

Timothy 4:12 — “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” Young people are in search of their own role models, but as this quote notes, it’s important for youngsters to start building themselves up as someone worth admiring by others. Having faith, being pure and loving people is what can help you be someone to admire. David Samuel 17:42 — “And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.” This comes from the story of David and Goliath, when this story took place in 1 Samuel 17 David was probably only 17 years old.  We see David as an obedient son (1 Samuel 17:17-20), a brave soldier (verses 26 and 32), and, above all, a young man who fully trusted God (verses 37, 45-47). Where the youngster David slayed the giant Goliath.  It shows that no matter the size or strength, it’s possible to tackle even the m

Fearless women in the Bible - Hannah | Ruth | Esther

  A fearless woman is strong when it comes to facing hard situations. They are confident in who they are and what they believe in. Here are the few important women in the Bible who inspire, not only because of how they lived but also because of their rock-solid faith, even in some of the toughest of circumstances. We can learn a great deal from their stories: ●         Hannah: Hannah is one of the most inspiring women and we recognize her for her sorrow in the Bible. She wanted a child so badly but was barren. She went through the bitter experiences, wept much and prayed to God (1:10) and made a vow (1:11) She believed with a strong faith that God would hear her prayer (1:18) which she was received (1:20) and she has fulfilled her promise by leaving her son at the Temple to serve and grow there.(1:28). Her son later grew up to be one of the most influential and Godly figures in the Bible. One of the most inspiring things about Hannah is the fact that she never gave up hope th

How Important Is Children's Ministry - According to The Bible

Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3. We get to see how much of a blessing they are every day and we see their pure hearts, dancing & singing songs to Jesus, and by raising their little hands high, by which Jesus loves the way that shines through them. Eventually, I t’s important to remember that children are not only a treasure, but they have also been fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalms-139:14). Several years ago, George Barna (Professor & Leads the Cultural Research Center based at University in US) coined a phrase, the “4-14 window .” Which means the majority of Christians come to know Christ between the ages 4-14, which is possible only through Children’s Ministry.  As we all know the church is made up of many different ministries which are important, there are few reasons why Children’s Ministry is one of the most vital. Children’s Ministry was a priority for Jesus: "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to