Preached about the 'Mother Heart of God" in Tamil Church and Telugu Christian Fellow Centre(TCFC), on Mother's day.
A brief outline of the Sermon
1. God Cares
Is.49:15 'Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.'
God cares more than a mother would care for a child. His care is so intense that even the hair of our head are numbered.
2. God Comforts
Is.66:13 'As one whom his mother comforts; so I will comfort you...'
There cannot be a better comfort than being comforted by our mother. If even the sparrows are taken care by Him how much more we; who are more precious than sparrows.
3. God Cautions
Matt.23:37 'Jerusalem... how often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
The mother heart of Jesus is revealed here. A mother never hesitates to caution her children. Some times God's Word may not be what we want to hear; but it is always what we very much need. God's way is the best way for any one.
My Elder son Joshua completed three years on this Earth. We had good celebrations and prayers all thru the weekend.
In the next few years, apart from his regular school he should be able to learn playing guitar and lead worship , prepare for Bible Study, Pray for others and of course be a good leader to his little brother Joel.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
I send greetings to all those celebrating Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice and triumph over death, Christ lifted the sights of humanity forever. In His teachings, the poor have heard hope, the proud have been challenged, and the weak and dying have found assurance. Today, the words of Jesus continue to comfort and strengthen Christians around the world.
Each of the Gospel writers describes the event of Jesus' death: "When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit"; "With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last"; "When he had said this, he breathed his last"; "He bowed his head and gave up his spirit" (Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46; John 19:30). But none of the Gospel writers focuses on the physical sufferings of Jesus. Each tells part of the whole horrific story, with his own emphasis and understanding of its significance.
The death of Jesus was not only unusual - it was unique.
Jesus shared the common experience of death that we all must encounter. Some die accidentally, others by their own hand; some die deserving death; others unjustly or prematurely - but all die. Yet Jesus' death was unique because it was perfectly timed