Living a fruitful life (Part 2)

LivingafruitfullifeThe Bible says the word of God is a seed. It has life and can produce fruits when planted in our lives. Are you planting this seed and bearing fruits or living a superficial spiritual life without any fruits? In the last post – Living a fruitful life (Part 1), we saw how we need to prepare our hearts and receive God’s word. Let’s continue the remaining part in this post.

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Our Greatest Need

Greatest NeedWhat is your greatest need in life? Think about it, If this question was asked about 10 or 20 years earlier, what might have been your response? What about after 10 or 20 years from now? Do you think you will have the same response? For many of us, the answer may be different at different stages in life. What if we can ask someone who knows our complete life? You see, We are God’s creation; God knows our greatest need in life and he is more than willing to fulfill the need. In this post, i would like to ponder upon this question of our greatest need in life.

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Balanced Parenting

balancedparentingChildren are a blessing and a gift from God. Parents are granted privilege in bringing up children. It is a fulfilling experience but can also be hard at the same time. Many struggle to find the right balance between being authoritative and being permissive in parenting. We tend to over do and end up in either of the extreme. Overtime, this can have negative impact. How can we balance this in parenting? Let us read from Apostle Paul’s advice on this topic.

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4 Essential Attitudes To Maintain Unity

UnityUnited we stand, divided we fall. Isn’t this very true? We understand the importance of living in unity to accomplish a common goal. But many times, achieving unity is tough when people start to think more about self. God wants us to live in unity. He united us together and made us part of his Church. Are we continuing to live in the unity which God gifted us? Apostle Paul wrote about four essential attitudes which can help us to maintain unity in the Church of God and these are foundations for the unity in our family as well.

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Praying For Spiritual Growth

spiritualgrowthAs we enter in to the new year, it is a time when many of us come up with new year resolutions for our personal and professional growth. We love to grow in all aspects of life and it is certainly important. But how many of us desire for spiritual growth? Many times we don’t consider to evaluate our growth in this area of life. Do you know if you have grown spiritually this year? We know how much dedication, discipline and effort are needed to grow in other areas of life but do we realize what it takes to grow spiritually? Apostle Paul prayed an amazing prayer for spiritual growth for his readers and it can teach us for our growth as well.

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Love, Faith & Truth

lovefaithtruthThere is no pick and choose between love, faith and truth as a Christian. Hearing true gospel gives us the faith and this saving faith produces love in our life. John, known as the apostle of love talked a lot about loving one another in his first epistle. Today’s text from 1 John is the third time he expounded on this topic of love for our brothers and sisters. Eventhough he referred to loving others, there is an implied question, Do we love God? since loving others is an evidence that we love him as a child of God. What is our answer to this question? How can we know if we love God and his children? How is this love connected with faith and truth?

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Unconditional, Sacrificial & Selfless Love

 godisloveWhen we think of love, predominantly we think of romantic love or love across family, friends and other relationships. By nature, we have the capacity to love people in these circles. When walking as a follower of Christ, we are called to love one another with unconditional, sacrificial and selfless love which transcends our definition of love and extends to outside of these circles. Are we displaying such a love towards our brothers and sisters? Why does it matter? What is the source for this love?

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Necessity for brotherly love

brotherlyloveGod showed us his amazing love and called us to be his children. How can we know if we are living as a child of God? Just like children reflecting parents character, in the family of God there is this character of loving our brothers and sisters in Christ which is reflected from God and shared in the family. This shows that we are the children of God. How many of us really live by this as a child of God? Do we realize the necessity of brotherly love? Where can we learn this from? What are the blessings when we show genuine brotherly love?

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