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Unplugged cord

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15 : 5
Good morning, friends! Below is a simple incident that happened recently.
It was a busy morning.  I got up late, had only a few minutes until I needed to board the bus to the office. I had no other choice, but to select a pair of pants which were not ironed. I very quickly plugged the iron into the power outlet and ironed it. But after a while I noticed that the iron didn’t emit the heat it usually does when I set it to cotton. I tried pressing harder, but it didn’t help. I scolded myself for getting up late and using a useless iron. With the minutes flying like anything, and just when I was about to give up, I saw that the plug was unplugged from the outlet. It had come out of the outlet when I pulled it.
John 15 : 5 talks about the same idea. He is the vine and we are the branches. If we remain in Him and He in us, we will bear much fruit; apa…

Trust in the risen Lord - Part III

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.Proverbs 3 : 5 

Today is the last part of ‘Trust in the risen Lord’. :) The scripture portion is the same.
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go; tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.’” Mark 16 : 5-7
A quick recap of ‘Trust in the risen Lord’: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome were met by a young man dressed in white robes, who had told them the good news about the resurrection of Jesus, and had passed on Jesus’ message that He would go ahead of them and would meet them in Galilee.  
There were 12 Apostles for Jesus, yet, Jesus wanted to pass on this message especially to Pete…

Trust in the risen Lord - Part II

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.Proverbs 3 : 5
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go; tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.’” Mark 16 : 5-7
A quick recap of the first part of ‘Trust in the risen Lord’: We read about how Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went to anoint Jesus’ body, forgetting about their weaknesses and their questions. They saw the stone at the entrance of the tomb had been rolled away and they were surprised. They entered and saw the tomb empty, as the young man dressed in white robes had told them. He also gave them the good news about the resurrection of Jesus, and passed on Jesus’ message  …

Trust in the risen Lord - Part I

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3 : 5
Good morning! 
This is our Pastor’s message this past Sunday from Mark 16:1-7. I loved it and wanted to share it with you in three parts. Below is the first part.
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Mark 16:1-4
With great purpose in their hands (to anoint Jesus’ body), questions in their minds (They knew that the stone at the tomb’s entrance was big and they could not roll it away to enter into it. They asked themselves who would roll the stone away for them) and no answers to their questions, they didn’t quit. They kept o…

Praising & Nailing!

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!" Matthew 21:9
Good morning, friends.
I love the song ‘More than a baby in the manger’, and if I start listening to it, I will listen to it several times in a row. Today’s subject is based on a line which is conveyed in this song. We celebrated Palm Sunday this past Sunday, with palm branches, and crosses made of these palm branches.
This is what Matthew 21 says. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”  “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
The above incident happened to fulfill what the Prophet Zechariah had prophesied, "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shou…