Dearly beloved in Christ,
Let us praise God for entering in to the seventh month of the year. As we are moving forward in time, let us continue to reflect on the faithfulness of God in the half way point of the year. The weather is getting warmer and it is important to make use of the time for our spiritual, physical and mental wellness.
This time let us study about the subject “Be an example by doing good”. In the book of Titus 2:7-8,Paul taught “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity,seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.” Titus was a young man from Greek. He accepted the Christian faith by the ministry of St. Paul and Paul loved him as his own son. Paul warned him to be a perfect example to all believers. Also, Paul informed him about the fields where he should be the example.
(1) In good deeds.
Every action should be for the goodness of the whole community and for the glory of God. All actions and activities should be with out any partiality and self-interest. Some deeds even if
they are good in appearance, they may be with hidden agendas and will be lost in purpose.
(2) Teachings – should be with integrity and seriousness.
(3) Be sound in speech – that cannot be condemned.
Now let us think about our Christian lives. Can we claim it as blameless and example to others in good deeds. Let us dedicate and try to be good in deeds and perfect in teaching and preaching.May God strengthen us.
From July 30-Aug 1, 2021 The Diocesan National Youth Conference is going to be held on the Zoom platform. This year’s conference is hosted by St. James, St. Andrews and Bethany Marthoma Churches.
Joint virtual VBS for St. James, St. Andrews and Bethany Marthoma Churches on July 17th, 2021 Saturday from 9:30 AM – 4:00PM. Please encourage the children and youths to participate these programs.
The 33rd Diocesan family conference is scheduled on October 29th – 31st, 2021 at the CarmelMarthoma Center, Atlanta.
Let us pray for the success of these programs.
Wishing everyone a blessed summer.
With much love and prayer.
Rev. T.K. John