Look Within

The story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery can be found in John 8:1-11. This story reveals the forgiving heart of our Lord Jesus and the free gift of grace available to us all and reminds us of John 1:17 which says “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” At dawn, Jesus was at the temple courts, where a large number of people gathered around Him to hear Him teach. As Jesus was teaching, he was interrupted by a group of people who brought forth a woman who was caught in … Continue reading Look Within

A Father Celebrates and a Brother Grumbles

This post is a continuation of the parable of the lost son, the first part of the parable can be found here. Today we will dig deeper into the father’s and brother’s response to the return of the prodigal son. The Heart of the father (Luke 15: 20-24) Verse 20 says “while the son was a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him, ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” 1. The father sees him from a distance – indicating that he watched and waited for his return … Continue reading A Father Celebrates and a Brother Grumbles

It is Never too Late

Found in the gospel of Luke 15:11-32, the Parable of the Lost son is a touching and well-remembered story of a father’s love for His wayward son. Jesus used parables to illustrate a spiritual point and this parable along with the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin was said in response to the question by the Pharisees, “Why does Jesus sit with sinners and tax collectors.” Jesus, here teaches us that God the father, loves each and every one of us and that HE longs to bring everyone into HIS kingdom. This parable teaches us that God … Continue reading It is Never too Late

Encounter with Jesus

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralysed Man (Luke 5:17-26) “One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralysed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.  When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles … Continue reading Encounter with Jesus

Not Without Effect

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10). As I read this verse, I found myself pondering over Paul saying that who and what he is now, is only because of God’s grace and that gift of Grace on him has not been wasted, it has not been without effect. Grace is unmerited favour that we receive from God. It is something that is not earned. Paul did … Continue reading Not Without Effect