THE KOTTAYAM BIBLE CAFE

bible_coffeeimagesThe 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 4:30 PM -to-6:00 PM, at the cafe.

Where? 2nd Floor, Parayil Building, Kalathipadi, Kottayam.

Ph: Vinod 81119 04177, Dyna 98462 90337

email: route1310@aol.com

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SPEAKKK TO THE MOUNTAIN!

speaktomtnMARK 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

 

As a kid, I am one at heart even now, I had, with great expectations, literally spoken to “the mountains and the hills”, hoping these things would move. They didn’t. Continue reading

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Family & Youth Seminar

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A Cheerful Person is a Feasting Person – Studying the Bible @ Kottayam

Mutton_BiryaniThe Bible says that being merry (cheerful) is like having the choicest mutton biriyani every day of your life, and if mutton biriyani doesn’t make you happy, it could be anything that could lift your spirits. Yes, the merry heart is a feasting heart. Mish-teh, the Hebrew word for feast, used here, is a symbol of gastronomic banqueting pleasure.

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Lawlessness is Sinlessness – Studying the Bible @ Kottayam

ringsThe 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

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Self Righteousness – Studying the Bible @ Kottayam

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

h9944CBFBSelf 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.

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The Temple

M-tobins-sm1Co 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.

Blessings,

The Kottayam Bible Cafe

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

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Pearls from Proverbs – Studying the Bible @ Kottayam, Kerala

Proverbs-Series1) 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

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When Tithing became Sin – Studying the Bible @ Kottayam, Kerala

Ten percent of red colorWhosoever 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

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education en masse for a bleeding nation

4976-education-is-the-most-powerful-weapon-which-you-can-use-to-changeWe 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

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