Friday, July 22, 2011

Chennai Center Yuvajana Sakhyam Meeting on Sat @ St Paul's Adyar

All members are requested to be at the Church on Saturday, Jul 23rd, 9:30 AM to attend the Chennai Center Yuvajana Sakhyam Center Meeting.

This will also be an opportunity to meet other members from the Chennai Center.

Please come prayerfully and be blessed.

July 17 : Songs and Planning for Onam

Today's was a session mainly to plan for the Chennai Center Yuvajana Sakhyam Center Meeting to be held on Jul 23rd at our church.

We practiced some songs and had an introduction to the Onam programs by Christo.

Next week singing will be lead by Nia / Anish and Team.

All members are requested to be at the Church on Saturday. Jul 23rd, 9:30 AM to attend the Chennai Center Yuvajana Sakhyam Center Meeting

July 10 : Rev V. M Mathew on Seeking Him, The Old Testament and some HEATED discussions

This week we had a very interesting discussion and talk by Rev V M Mathew, a student of the M.Th. He talked to us about the importance of The Old Testament.

There were a lot of intriguing details that he shared with us and these will surely help us understand the context of the Bible.

It started off with the call to seek the Lord and that seeking should not be limited by
  • convenience
  • considerations
  • corrupted way of our life
Seeking should involve
  • a confrontating Him
  • Returning to the Lord - re-turn.
  • Submitting to his ways and thoughts

Some of the others points mentioned discussed are mentioned. It went in to the structure of the Old Testament books, plus some interesting facts about organizing the Bible.
  • Between 400 BC to Jesus birth, there is no coverage of history in the Bible
  • It is very important and interesting to first of all understand the chronology of the Bible. This will help us put things in to perspective.
Those who did not attend, did miss some very interesting views about the Bible and make sure you come every second Sunday to attend the classes organised by Rev. V. Mathew Achen.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

MOM: 3rd July 2011

Last week we had two interesting activities in our Sakhyam meeting.

We all learned "The Lord's prayer" in Hindi, which was taught by Tony Varghese.

We also had an interesting Bible Quiz(Topic Related to New Testament ) conducted by Gibuchan.

I hope all of us remember the Lord's prayer Hindi version :-)

Bible Quiz was very interesting as it would help us to understand the theme of each chapter in the New Testament. We had two teams, Team A and Team B which lead by Sherin and Deepti. Gigichan was the official score keeper and ensure fair play:-) Finally Team A won by just "5" points:-). So special thanks to Gibuchan for conducting this programme and looking forward for more ... :-)

See you in church this weekend.

Friday, July 1, 2011

MOM: 26th Jun, 2011 - Message by Rev. Joby Achen

Today we had Rev Joby achen who is student Chaplin in Chennai as the guest speaker.Achen gave a very meaningful message on human worries and anxieties and the way out of it through word of God.

There are three major factor which leads to anxiety

  • Uncertainty
  • Agitation
  • Fear

In today’s fast moving world each one of us are constantly under the grip of any one or all of the above mentioned factors.

But word of God clearly shows us the way to ward of anxiety. The word of God says in Mathew 6:25-31

25 .Therefore I say to you don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink nor about your body what you will put on .Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26 .Look at the birds of the air for they neither sows nor reaps nor gathers in barns yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you of not of more value than they.

27. Which of you by worrying can add a cubit to his stature?

28. So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow they neither toil nor spin.

29. And yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

31. Therefore don’t worry saying what shall we eat? What shall we drink? Or what shall we wear?

32. For all these things the gentile’s seek. For your heavenly father knows that you need all these things.

33. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.

Though worry and anxiety are an indispensible part of our life, it is in a way a factor which drives us every day to perform. God does not except us to sit with hands closed, but take up responsibility without lamenting.

If we have a great relationship with God through prayer and have total submission to the will of God, we just need to do our responsibility as excepted by us and God will work through us and bring perfection in all that we do.

Some thoughts put forth by our youth member were as follows.

· One of our youth members said about the great emphasis given to Yoga as a stress buster. So during the discussion the view that was put forth was that

Yoga is akin to our prayer where we try connecting with the almighty, which our forefathers religiously followed through family prayer in morning and evening .But today we hardly find such time to kneel before God and pray.

All we need to do is understand the priorities in our life and keep aside a good amount of time to strengthen our relationship with our creator and everything else would fall in place.