Presbyter's Message

Motto for the Year 2018 

"Look to Him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed" 
(Psalm 34:5 )


March 2018

From the Presbyter's Desk:

Dear beloved in Christ, 

We are going to enter into the Passion Week (also called the holy week) and other important days are Hosanna, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday (resurrection Sunday). We know Jesus willingly went to the cross. He did this to pay for our sins-the sins of all of his people. We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God the father sent his only son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in him. Jesus, the creator and eternal son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that he died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried and rose from the dead. 

Do not be afraid for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, he has risen, just as he said come and see the place where he lay. 

Dearly beloved in Jesus Christ Greetings in the precious name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Have a wonderful Easter. 

By God's grace one more month had gone by. Let us thank and praise God for his measureless love and care. From March 25th to April 1st, we celebrate a special season. The lent season of the church has already started. Lent season is the period for strengthening our spiritual life through repentance, fasting, meditation and Prayer. Let us try to spend the lent season as a meaningful experience. 

John: 10:10 says that Jesus came to give us life, and to give it more abundantly. 

In Corinthians 13, Paul declares that the greatest expression of spirituality is Love. We could summarize like this: Without love...... I say nothing, I am nothing, and I gain nothing. The cross of Christ is God's statement of love to the world. The cross was the means of our salvation we need to see ourselves crucified with Christ. we need to see our sins nailed to the cross. 

The risen God demonstrated his unfailing love to the erring disciples and it is undeserved love that motivated them to make a new beginning in their life discipleship. As a result the disciples were transformed and renewed to continue God's work and mission in a renewed way. Only if we recognize this risen Lord in our daily life, our Christian life becomes meaningful to us and to others. 

May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds, and enable all of us to relive the experience of the disciples on the way to Heaven. May the risen Lord help us to a blessed Christian life. 

Let us echo the good news: "Christ is risen...... He is risen in deed". 

With love 

J Mathews achen