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  • Of Thermometer And Thermostat

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jun 4, 2018
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    With temperatures varying depending upon the weather outside, two like-sounding instruments come to our mind instinctively-thermometer and thermostat. Yours Truly in the midst of "sweltering Indian summer" has woven some spiritual truths around these two.

    Of Thermometer and Thermostat Believers’ In every sweltering summer the temperatures soar. With mercury on the rise, oh how our tongues crave for that cool “elixir of life” (read pot or fridge water)! By the same token in chilly winter, the warm clothing shunned in summer now appears ...read more

  • Of Tamper And Hamper!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Apr 3, 2018
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    Focusing on some Biblical incidents which occurred away from public gaze where one would see how the omniscient God has justly judged covert sinful acts of some even while rewarding the noble deeds of others!!!

    Of Tamper and Hamper It’s buzzing in the media! The video depicting the moral bankruptcy of the Aussie Cricketer Bancroft in first tampering with the ball with “yellow tape” (sandpaper?) and then shamelessly tucking it in his inner garments out of fear ...read more

  • Turning The Tables-Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 7, 2018
     | 347 views

    Dear Friends, In this 2-part Series, Yours Truly aims to focus on how our Sovereign God (Isa 6:1) transformed apparent "curses" into "blessings" for His chosen ones'!!!

    Turning the Tables-Part II Before coming to the spiritual realm of the second part of my message on the above theme, for once I would like to step into a world of fizz and come up with a fizzy true account, which is all about ...read more

  • Turning The Tables-Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 6, 2018
     | 373 views

    Dear Friends, In this 2-part message, Yours Truly aims to focus on those Biblical events where one would see how our Sovereign God (Isa 6:1) has turned apparent "curses" into "blessings" for His chosen ones'!!!

    Turning the Tables...Part I First things first! For the uninitiated the full meaning of the phrase “turning the tables”... the Oxford dictionary sums it up as reverse one's position relative to someone else, especially by turning a position of ...read more

  • Rising Above The "See Level"!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jan 22, 2018
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    Yours truly aims to cast his spotlight on three instances in The Bible where the main characters’ in their relationship with another individual focused on invisible spiritual factors rather than the plainly visible physical ones’ for their own good!!!

    Rising above the “see” level!!! “Do the seeing really see” wondered aloud the popular blind author cum lecturer namely Helen Keller in one of her lectures reminiscing her interactions with the husbands who weren’t able to recollect ...read more

  • Why The Phenomenal Advent!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 20, 2017
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    In this Message, Yours truly aims to glean some lessons from the phenomenal advent of Christ. None before Him were born to a Virgin and none after Him. So why did Christ come into this World in such a miraculous way?

    Why the Phenomenal Advent? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.- Isaiah 7:14 (a prophecy roughly about 750 years before the birth of ...read more

  • The Exemplary Exemplar

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Nov 15, 2017
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    Yours truly focuses on how our Lord diligently fulfilled the two commandments (Love God and Love your neighbor) as an Exemplary Exemplar Himself in each phase of His life, so that valuable lessons gleaned thereof can be applied in our own life too.

    THE EXEMPLARY EXEMPLAR!!! Welcome to an account which would make the first pages of Ripley's Book of Believe it or not!!! Dr. Evan O’Neil Kane was the chief surgeon at Kane Summit Hospital in New York City. He was 60 years old and had ...read more

  • "Of Motion. Reformation And Celebration-Part 1" Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Sep 18, 2017
     | 804 views

    With the 500th anniversary of Reformation (31st Oct 1517-31st Oct 2017) around the corner , Yours Truly felt inspired to come-up with a detailed 2 Part series on Reformation titled "Of Motion. Reformation and Celebration"!!! Welcome to Part 1...

    Of Motion, Reformation and Celebration-Part 1 “Stagnation is self-abdication” said a wise Philosopher. Humans were made for “going places” literally and figuratively speaking in both physical and spiritual realms rather than “rotting” at one place (Gen 1:27-28/ Gen ...read more

  • "Of Motion, Reformation And Celebration-Part 2" Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Sep 18, 2017
     | 1,048 views

    With the 500th anniversary of Reformation (31st Oct 1517-31st Oct 2017) around the corner , Yours Truly felt inspired to come-up with a 2 Part series on Reformation. Having already submitted Part 1 of the same, I am submitting herewith Part 2 of the same.

    Of Motion, Reformation and Celebration –Part 2 The Sermon Central readership would recall that whilst ending the First part of this series, I had stated that in the ensuing second part of the same, I would be focusing on the 5 “Solas” (Latin ...read more

  • All About The Abba!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Aug 22, 2017
     | 1,218 views

    In this message, Yours Truly is inspired to share different dimensions of “the spiritual Father-Child relationship”, which is so central to Christian life.

    ALL ABOUT THE ABBA... Confronted with the choice of choosing between “Allah and Abba (the Christian equivalent of a loving Heavenly Father-Mark 14:36)”, a Pakistani Muslim Lady namely Bilquis Sheikh in acute depression (owing to failure of her marriage) some decades ...read more

  • Do Not Be Cross About The Cross!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jul 31, 2017
     | 1,273 views

    In this message I am inspired to bring before my readership the different dimensions of the significance of the Cross in a Christian’s life...

    DO NOT BE CROSS ABOUT THE CROSS!!! Its quiz time folks!!! Tell me what “furniture” housed in the Solomon’s temple of the Mosaic Law dispensation symbolized the Covenantal relationship between the Almighty and the Jews? Pat yourself on the back, ...read more

  • The Inseparable Duo!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jul 10, 2017
     | 732 views

    The message focuses upon the spiritual similarities that exist between Christ the Bridegroom and the Church His Bride!!!

    THE INSEPARABLE DUO!!! Crack!Crack!Crack! The whiplashes on the bared back of innocent ”Majnu” in the Laila-Majnu Movie (the Eastern Oriental equivalent of Romeo and Juliet) made me move uneasily in the Cine theatre seat (I was all of 10 years then in 1976). The background musical effect of ...read more

  • When A Moralistic Mission Misfired!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on May 31, 2017
     | 640 views

    Gleaning lessons from King David's gaffe over the transportation of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem on an Ox cart instead of letting it be carried by the Priests!!!

    When a moralistic mission misfired!!! Heard of anecdotes when something done with an apparently good intention but in a wrong way went haywire? Here’s one for starters... Who can forget a school time story told often to emphasize the importance of proper ...read more

  • A Disturbing "Calm" About "Palm"!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Apr 26, 2017
     | 993 views

    Gleaning some lessons from the events of Palm Sunday...

    Lessons from Palm Sunday As far as the written literature of the Christian world is concerned, somehow there appears to be a disturbing “calm” about “Palm” Sunday (one of the landmark events in the Saviour’s life) with not too many articles ...read more

  • Humility All The Way!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 14, 2017
     | 2,511 views

    In this message I would like to bring before my readership, one pristine quality of Christ which amongst others’ at once evokes awe in me and that is his indescribable humility!!!

    HUMILITY ALL THE WAY!!! First things first. What is the chief and highest end of man? Let the revered Christian Book namely the Westminster catechism give the answer. Man's chief and highest end is to glorify (worship) God, and ...read more