Rev. Nihar Bardhan spoke from Psalm 92:12-14. He gave 7 golden rules for accepting old age gracefully. They are: 1). Old age is not a time of defeat, but a time of faith in Christ. 2). It is not a time of sorrow/grief, but a time of Prayer. 3). It is not a time of hopelessness, but a time of hope in the Lord. 4). It is not a time of feeling forsaken, but remembering God’s Promises that He will never leave us or forsake us,. 5). It is not a time of being ungrateful, but a time of thanks …
Rev. B.N. Satpathy spoke in the last Session of the Couples Retreat about ‘Godly Parenting’. It is a key aspect of the Family. As Parents, we have 3 Responsibilities towards Parenting. They are: 1). Teaching; 2). Disciplining and 3). Admonishing. He also spoke on the various types of Parenting such as Permissive, Prohibitive, Procrastinating and Positive Parenting. There are 3-ways of Parenting: a). Teach/Train the child without Provocation. b). Teach/Train the child with Love. c). Teach/Train the child with Admonition. Listen to this message on Biblical Parenting. It will be a blessing.
Rev. Ayub Chhinchani shared about ‘Resolving Conflict in Marriage’. This was the 2nd Session of Day 2. Conflict arises in Marriage due to Stress and Pressure, Expectation, Ego, lack of Communication etc. A few common causes of Conflict in Marriage are Money, Kids, Sex, Work, In-laws, Time Commitment, Ex boyfriend/girlfriend, misunderstanding, Stern talks and Unrealistic Expectation. Even though we have Conflicts, but we have a hope of Reconciliation in Jesus. Please remember; an unresolved conflict-filled marriage is a sick marriage, A conflict resolving marriage is a growing and healthy marriage. Let your Marriage retain and regain its spark.
Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das spoke in the 1st Session of Day 2 on the subject of ‘Spirit Controlled Anger’. Anger is caused by Fear, Failure, Humiliation, Loss, Rejection, Shame, Frustration, Guilt etc. Bible says too Anger is not always Sin. But, we must know how to control it! 1). Recognizing and Admitting our Prideful Anger. We should stop playing the blame game. 2). By Returning Good for Evil. We should convert our anger into Love. 3). By Communicating to Solve the Problem. We should act to solve the problem, not attack the person. God Bless you all.
Mr. Sandeep Kumar took the Devotion on the 2nd day of the Couples Retreat. His theme was ‘Building a Strong Marriage’. He dealt on the 3F’s for a Strong Marriage. They are… 1). Foundation of a Strong Marriage. When Christ is the center of any Marriage, it prospers. 2). Fundamentals of a Strong Marriage. It is based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. 3). Fruit of a Strong Marriage. There are 4 Fruits: a). A Strong Marriage Sanctifies the Home; b). A Strong Marriage Glorifies the Savior; c). A Strong Marriage Witnesses to the Lost and d). A Strong Marriage instructs the …
Rev. B.N. Satpathy spoke in the last Session of the 1st day on the subject of ‘Money Management in the Family’. He spoke on the Biblical View of Money from 1 Timothy 6:6-18. We should never forget that God has given us everything. We should be truly content with what we have. We must give back to God and be honest with our money. We should always spend our money wisely and carefully and both the spouses should use it to within the budget and Glorify God.
Rev. Ayub Chhinchani spoke on the subject ‘Communication in Marriage’ in the 3rd Session on the 1st day. The key to any Successful Marriage is Communication. Lack of it destroys the Marriage. Verbal, Written and Non-verbal are the 3-types of Communication. There are Five Magic Words we should often use during Communication in our Marriage. They are: 1). SORRY; 2). PLEASE; 3). THANK YOU; 4). I LOVE YOU; 5). PERHAPS YOU ARE RIGHT. Always listen to your partner and respond in a way that God intends. Glorify Him through your Marriage.
Rev. B.N. Satpathy spoke in the 2nd Session on ‘Key to Successful Marriage’. Here are the 10 keys to a successful and healthy Marriage: 1). Never utter the word Divorce even when you are angry. 2). Intense disagreement doesn’t mean there is trouble in your marriage. 3). Don’t insult your partner privately/publicly. 4). Practice complementing each other sincerely and often. 5). Never smother each other – set your Love free. 6). Learn to say Sorry, Forgive and mean it. 7). Never shut each other out – be open at all times. 8). Make a conscious effort to keep the joy …
Rev. Ayub Chhinchani took the 1st Session of this 2-day Retreat. His topic was ‘The Purpose of Marriage’. There are 5 Purposes of a Christian Marriage: 1). To have a Relationship They are of 3-types: a). Companionable; b). Complementary & c). Covenant 2). To Reflect God’s Image 3). To Reproduce Godly Heritage 4). To Remain Faithful 5). To be a Resource Manager. Stay Blessed as you listen to this message on The Purpose of Marriage.
Mr. Paresh Das preached from the first book of the Bible, Genesis. God has formed families and He wants us to glorify Him through our families. As a husband and wife, when you give Jesus the central place in your marriage, it will prosper, it will blossom and your family will not only experience joy and peace, but they will be a blessing for many.
In the 2nd half of the Youth Retreat on 14th August, 2017, we had a time of Interaction with the students and answered their queries. On the Panel were Rev. Ayub Chhinchani, Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy, Mr. Paresh Das, Mr. Sandeep Kumar and Mr. J. Manna Whitson. Listen to this. Many of the youth related issues were touched.
Pastor Daniel Calvin continued his 2nd session on the lines of Genesis chapter 3. His theme was ‘3 types of Life in Christ’. Once we receive Him in our heart, we can enjoy: a). New Life (Complete transformation after being saved) b). Abundant Life (Everyday walking with Christ) c). Eternal Life (Assurance of Eternal Bliss with God). Are you ready to accept Him today! Be Ye Transformed in Jesus’ name.
Pastor Daniel Calvin spoke in the 1st session of the Youth Retreat from Genesis chapter 3, the fall of man. You can be anybody in this world, but you need God. The only way to come to Jesus is to repent of your sins and be saved. Is your life in tune with God! Time for Retrospection.
Rev. Vijayesh Lal spoke from Luke 13:1-8. His theme was “Be a Fruitful Church.” As you spend more time in Prayer; in His Holy Word, it will help you to abide in Him; once you do, you will be Fruitful. Are you serious about Christ today! Time for Retrospection.
Rev. Vijayesh Lal spoke from Jeremiah 29:4-7. His theme was “Invest and Grow where God has put you strategically”. God is saying be fruitful in the land where you are placed as there is a purpose in it as He is in control over everything and every situation. Praise God.
Mr. Jenny Christopher spoke from Joshua chapter 5. His theme was “3 pre-requisites for Spiritual growth in a believer’s life” They are to be consecrated in your heart. Why we need Consecrated heart! So, we can a). Love God with all your heart b). Learn to live for God c). Live in Obedience to God’s will. May the Lord continue to fill you with His Spirit everyday.
Mr. Jenny Christopher spoke from 1 Peter 4:12-19. His theme was “4 must-have Attitudes for a believer”. It is a). Militant attitude to Sin b). Patient attitude towards the Lost c). Expectant attitude towards the Coming of the Lord d). Encouraging attitude towards one-another. Only the Lord can help us to do that.
Dr. Atul Y. Aghamkar spoke from two chapters Joshua 23 and 24, but his focus was on Joshua 24:15. His theme was “Principles of Good Decision Making”. When we take Right Decision, we leave an impact for the generations to come. Let’s make the right decision in serving Jesus passionately this Year in 2017.
</ Dr. Atul Aghamkar spoke on this New Year’s day from Jeremiah 29:1-7. His theme was “”Pray for your City” Have you ever asked God why He has brought you here? Are you truly concerned for the people in your locality? Be agents of Transformation (Let there be Shalom) in this city this New Year. God Bless you all. Wish you a Christ-centered New Year 2017.
Mr. Lalit Mohan Jena spoke from Matthew 1:21. His theme was “Know your Creator”. 3 Questions we should ask: a). Those who do not know the Creator should ask who is my Creator? b). Why Jesus came in the form of human flesh? c). How we can come close to God so that He can hear our Prayers?