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Posts by Harrison Chinnakumar

The Nature of Jesus’ Ministry

What did Jesus show about himself through his life on earth? Did he simply present himself as a great miracle worker? A moral teacher? A social worker or reformer? A voice against oppressive political and religious systems? Yes, we can say all of these and even more. However, Jesus came to inaugurate his Kingdom, and through his life and ministry, he showed…

Let my heart be good soil!

One of the well-known stories from the Bible is the Parable of the Sower, also called the Parable of the Soil. This story talks about four types of soil: a path with no soil, rocky ground with little soil, soil with thorns, and good soil. The seed in the story represents the word of God,…

Beauty of God’s Grace!

In our pursuit to keep God’s law, we often develop our own rules, regulations, and traditions, mistakenly believing that they will earn His favor. When we impose these beliefs as standards for others, we risk losing those who might come to Jesus. We might think that by obeying laws, we can please God or earn…

Trinity

The concept of the Trinity is central to Christian theology and faith. It represents the belief that God exists as three distinct persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – yet remains one being. This divine mystery is both a profound and foundational aspect of Christianity, offering a unique glimpse into the…

Be filled with the Holy Spirit!

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured onto the disciples who had gathered for prayer, filling them with the Holy Spirit. This profound event marks the beginning of a new era and the founding of the church, making Pentecost one of the three major festivals of the Christian faith. Pentecost gives meaning to the other two major festivals, Christmas and Easter.

Ascension of the Lord!

Jesus ascended into heaven on the 40th day after his resurrection from the dead. “He was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” (Acts 1:9). During these forty days, the risen Lord met with his disciples now and then and assured them that he was with them, even though they couldn’t see him physically all the time during this period.

Thy Kingdom Come!

This is more than just a prayer; it is a profound theological statement taught by Jesus to his disciples. It carries multiple layers of meaning, encapsulating futuristic hope, acknowledgment, and submission to the sovereign rule of the King, and the intercessor’s deep longing for the coming of God’s kingdom. One crucial aspect of this prayer…

The Shepherd’s Voice

The world is filled with voices: the voices of your partners, parents, siblings, friends, relatives, and others. Additionally, we encounter voices in the markets and social media. However, we cannot heed all voices, as some may lead to danger. Therefore, we must choose our favorite voices wisely.

Easter Season

The Easter Season!

We are currently in the Easter Season, which extends until we celebrate Pentecost Day on May 19th. During this season, we reflect on Jesus’s continued presence among us and how we can experience the joy of the risen Lord. After his resurrection, though he appeared to them now and then, Jesus’ unseen continued presence was…