The Reason for the Resurrection

Romans 4:25 who [Jesus] was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. The Bible tells us that Christ was delivered up for our sins and raised from the dead for our justification. You may already know why Jesus died for our sins, but do you know the significance of God raising Him from the dead? Let me give you an illustration to help you understand the significance of Jesus’ Resurrection. Let’s say that you are living in a foreign country. One day, you happen to break a major rule of the land. You appeal …

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‘Reaction at Jesus’ burial’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (Holy Saturday Service), 11-04-2020

On this Holy Saturday (Special Worship Service), we had Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani sharing a powerful Word on the burial of Christ. The Scripture portion was taken from Matthew 27:57-66 and the theme of his message was ‘Reactions at Jesus’ burial’. There are 3 reactions from 3 people at the burial of JESUS. 1) Reaction of Joseph of Arimathea: He did not fear the anger of the religious community on that day. He was a secret disciple of the Lord. Now, he comes out in the open and expresses his love, loyalty for Jesus Christ. He is standing with the …

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‘Why have you Forsaken Me?’ by Rev. Songram Keshari Singh (Good Friday, Odia), 10-04-2020

Due to COVID – 19, we are locked down in our homes. But, Praise God that we can worship HIM online in our homes. The Good Friday Odia Service was presided by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani and we had our Pastor Rev. Songram Keshari Singh sharing God’s Word. The Scripture portion was taken from Matthew 27:45-49 and the theme was ‘Why have you Forsaken Me?’. When Jesus took all our sins on His behalf, he was all alone. He is crying out to God, Why have you forsaken me Lord? 1) There was darkness around the Cross: There was a …

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‘Significance of Christ’s Death’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (Good Friday, English), 10-04-2020

Due to COVID – 19, we are lock down in our homes. But, Praise God that we can worship online in our homes. The Good Friday English Service was presided by Rev. Songram Keshari Singh and we had our Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani sharing God’s Word. The Scripture portion is taken from Romans 3:23-26 and the theme is ‘Significance of the Death of Christ’. Please let us remember that His death was pre-determined in eternity. There are 3 things we see in the Death of Christ on the Cross: 1) To turn away God’s wrath. 2) To demonstrate God’s …

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God will ever turn His back on you

Hebrews 13:5 …He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” For six whole hours, the Son of God was suspended between heaven and earth. And at the height of His suffering on the cross, He cried out in the deep darkness, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:45–46). For the first time, Jesus addressed His Father as “God.” The Father had forsaken the Son. As Judge of the universe, God had to turn His back on His Son, who was carrying the filth of the world’s sins, for His eyes are too …

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‘JESUS came to Serve’ by Rev. Songram Keshari Singh Passion Week (Maundy Thursday Worship), 09-04-2020

Today is Maundy Thursday. Let us continue on Jesus’ journey to the Cross. Rev. Songram Keshari Singh is sharing God’s Word tonight from John 13:1-11. The theme is ‘JESUS came to Serve’. There are 3 things we see in the life of Jesus before going to the Cross. Preparation of the Lord’s Table at the upper room; Prayer at Garden of Gethsemane and then his arrest. Only John’s Gospel tells us about Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. Here we see the great love, compassion of Jesus to His people; moreover we see the truth that Jesus came to …

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‘Have you surrendered all to HIM?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (Passion Wednesday), 08-04-2020

Today is Passion Wednesday. Let us continue on Jesus’ journey to the Cross. Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani is sharing God’s Word tonight from Mark 14:3-9. The theme is ‘She gave what she could!’ In this passage we see the great love and passion of this woman towards the Lord. There are three areas that the Lord expects from us as believers: 1) Area of Sacrifice 2) Area of Service 3) Area of Surrender. Let us listen to God’s Word and be blessed.

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Jesus is our Passover Lamb

Exodus 12:3 …every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. Jews worldwide celebrate the Passover feast. The feast, which has been kept for generations, commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt (see Exodus 12:14). The night before the Israelites left Egypt, the destroyer went through the land killing the firstborn of man and beast. Only those households with the blood of the Passover lamb on their doorposts were spared. God had told the Israelites, “Take a lamb, a lamb for a household.” It was a …

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‘The Fruitless Life’ by Rev. Songram K. Singh (Passion Tuesday), 07-04-2020

Today is Passion Tuesday. Let us continue on Jesus’ journey to the Cross. Rev. Songram Keshari is sharing from God’s Word tonight from Matthew 21:18-22. The theme is ‘The Fruitless Life’. In this passage we see the cursing of the fig tree by the Lord Jesus. This is a miracle of a parable. It is an Acted Parable. Here we will see… 1) There are cases of forward but fruitless life in the world. 2) These people will be inspected by the Lord Jesus Christ. 3) The result of the inspection of such fruitless life will be very terrible. Let …

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Ravi Zacharias: True Love in a Time of Crisis

Introducing #TheSaturdaySession: Each Saturday, one of our speakers will offer an extended message of reflection, timeless truth for a time of caution and confusion. Whether you listen to it on your mobile with headphones, with family gathered around a computer or stream it with a digital community, these talks are prepared for you with faith, hope and love at their core, and most of all love.  

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Palm Sunday (Odia Worship Service) by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (5th April, 2020)

Let’s Watch the Palm Sunday Odia Worship Service @ 4 pm. Rev. Songram Keshari Singh conducted the Service, while Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached from God’s Word. The theme of his message was ‘Worship the King’ from John 12:12-19. As we celebrate Palm Sunday this year amidst lock down, we need to welcome the King truly in our heart. Are we sharing about Christ to others? Are you sharing the Light of the Gospel to others? It is time to set right our relationship with Him.

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Palm Sunday (English Worship Service) by Rev. Songram Keshari Singh (5th April, 2020)

Let’s Watch the Palm Sunday English Worship Service @ 10 am. Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani conducted the Service, while Rev. Songram Keshari Singh preached from God’s Word. The theme of his message was ‘The King enters into His city’ from Matthew 21:1-11. As we celebrate Palm Sunday this year amidst lock down, let us rejoice in the fact that Jesus is alive and well. Are we sharing about Christ to others? Do we truly acknowledge Him as our Savior? Are you sharing the Light of the Gospel to others? Time to retrospect.

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Church Events in April 2020

Live Streaming of Weekly Worship/Passion Week on Youtube/cocbhubaneswar  The situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic has disturbed our lifestyle. It has, in fact, affected life in every sphere. It is not easy to recall when was the last time we had to suspend church Sunday worship. But perhaps it has helped us to understand some home truths. The media has reported that churches have closed down in Odisha to ensure the spread of the disease is contained. As we decided to suspend church worship till March 31 following request by the authorities  and realising the impact it will have …

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Events Scheduled in April 2020

Live Streaming of Weekly Worship on Youtube/cocbhubaneswar  The situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic has disturbed our lifestyle. It has, in fact, affected life in every sphere. It is not easy to recall when was the last time we had to suspend church Sunday worship. But perhaps it has helped us to understand some home truths. The media has reported that churches have closed down in Odisha to ensure the spread of the disease is contained. As we decided to suspend church worship till March 31 following request by the authorities  and realising the impact it will have in …

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Bible Study Session (1st April, 2020)

We welcome you to the Bible Study session conducted by our Pastor Rev. Songram Keshari Singh. This Bible study is conducted during the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. It started in February 2020. Before the Lockdown started, we had 3 sessions. The topic dealt with is ‘Discipleship’. In the 1st 3 sessions, we had discussed on What does it really mean to be a Disciple? a) Learning about Jesus b) Becoming like Jesus c) Abiding in Jesus’ Words d) Bearing fruit for the Lord e) Loving other disciples f) Loving Jesus the Most Today, we will be learning …

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