The Kottayam Bible Cafe is where you come on Saturday evenings to enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee topped with words from a living book known as the Bible.
The Bible Cafe’s pursuit would be to make the Bible logical, coherent and practical for this generation. So if you are between the ages of 15 to 45, follow English, and are looking for sound teaching that would help you forge a lasting relationship with God, think no further; drop in for coffee on Saturdays from 5:00 PM -to-6:30 PM at the cafe.
Where? 2nd Floor, Parayil Building, Kalathipadi, Kottayam.
Ph: Vinod 81119 04177, Dyna 98462 90337
The law and sin are mutually inclusive, which means they complement each other, and that one cannot survive without the other.That’s right! Sin cannot survive without the law. The law is the breeding ground on which sin finds existence, thrives,nourishes and grows; without the law sin becomes non-existent. Continue reading
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith – Php 3:9
Self righteousness is righteousness earned by keeping the law/ The Penal Code – in India they call it the Indian Penal Code; and true to its name the law or the penal code penalizes for violations. The Bible is extremely candid in proclaiming that we cannot be found in Him (God) by keeping the law by our own efforts, as it negates the finished work of Jesus on the cross by which all of us have already become the righteousness of God; for he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him – 2Co 5:21.
Also, all of our righteousness, the Bible says, is like filthy rags, and that way none of us can ever be saved. The only way we can be saved by the law is by not committing even a single violation of the law; for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all- Jas 2:10. No one has had a track record like that, except Jesus.
He, Jesus, is the only one who qualifies to be an all sufficient saviour and He invites you today, this very moment, to eat food that can satisfy the deepest cravings of your life; and Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger – John 6:35.
Say yes, now. Life will never be the same.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
There is an increasing shift in maintaining the sacredness of the Temple-the Building, while the Human Temple rots by the ever-growing profanities committed against it. It is time we reversed this trend and started focusing on the holiness of this human-temple.
It is God’s desire for each one of us to become that Temple described in the above verse: 1Corinthians 3:16. For the human body is the prototype of the temple and not the other way round, in the sense that the body is tripartite and is made in the image of God who Himself is trinitarian by existence. Biblically speaking, the Jewish-Temple has an outer court, the Holy place, and the most Holy place; similarly human beings are tripartite in having a body (the physical component), the soul (the mental & the emotional dimension),and the Spirit (the Spiritual zone). The Spirit of God dwells in the spirit zone of the bodily temple of those who have repented and entered the Kingdom of God. And, it will be our purpose to unleash this zone for the glory of God to manifest in our lives.
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Mat 28:19 & 20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost
1) Proverbs 12:18 The tongue of the wise is health. Proverbs: 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life. Proverbs: 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters. Continue reading
Whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace: Gal 5:4. Going back to the law obligatorily or in any other form is to fall from Grace. Tithing becomes a sin, when after being a tither for some time, one fine day, the non-observance of it can make you feel guilty, the belief that you’ve robbed God, like what the preacher said in the book of Malachi. Continue reading
We are a country of more than a billion people and that by far is out biggest claim to fame, notwithstanding the other dubious distinctions that we, internationally, run for cover from: poverty, female infanticide, usage of sack-cloth and rags as sanitary napkin by the broke…and of course public defecation. Continue reading
THE SHEMA: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD, is the great cry of Judaism. It is an affirmation and declaration of faith in one God, Deuteronomy chapter 6, verse 4.
Jesus makes the same declaration that was made in the old testament when questioned by a scribe on what the first commandment is. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. Mark 12:29
And as much as there is only one God, there is only one Mediator: God Himself, in the person of Jesus the Christ.
Thomas, Peter and especially Mary, though blessed, are not Mediators. For the Bible says in the Book of First Timothy Chapter 2, and verse 5: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. And the Book of Hebrews Chapter 12, verse 24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
It was the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross which was an appropriate propitiation (appeasement) for the sins of all humanity. And it is only fair that the sacrifice-Jesus- gets the right to advocate and mediate, and not anybody else. Continue reading
The Bible: Luke 8:23-to-25
But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
The only person to whom historical distinction for having slept through a storm can be given is Jesus. He literally slept! and with that made one of the profoundest exhibitions of faith. That it is possible to sleep-rest-in the midst of the greatest tragedies of our life, if we know that God exists, and that He is in control. Continue reading