Presbyter's Message

Motto for the Year 2017    
"Do All to the Glory of God" 
(1 Cor 10:31) 

June 2017

Dear Believers,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !!

I and my family are very happy to be with you all and Thank you all for your warm welcome and lovable inspiration. This is my first experience as a presbyter outside Kerala. Please uphold us in your prayers to serve together for the expansion of His Kingdom.

Our Lord's prayer says "forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us"[LK 11:4 RSV] also in Matt 1:21 we see Jesus Christ came into this world to be our Savior. He came to save us from the consequences of sin and the terrible penalty of sin.

Apostle Paul warned the believers in Corinth that if we do not practice forgiveness we leave the door open for satan to have an advantage over us. The practice of forgiveness is absolutely essential if your family is to experience any degree of happiness and stability. In the bible, Joseph provides us with a beautiful experience of the grace of forgiveness in his treatment of his brothers who sold him into slavery. 

As we practice Christian love towards our enemies, even within the family circle, we manifest the fact that we are the sons and daughters of God. 

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human, to forgive, divine."Forgiveness is a Divine work that stands at he beginning of our Salvation experience. Forgiveness is overcoming evil with good. 

To experience forgiveness we must repent of our sin and return to God. Each of us needs the forgiveness of others against whom we have sinned. And each of us needs the forgiveness of God. 

Peace and blessings to All.

J Mathews Achen.