Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Birth of Jesus Christ {Luke 2:7-37}

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Born in a Manger
Christ was born in a stable, a place where animals were kept. The stable was probably a cave and the manger a feeding trough for animals. The birth of the Savior, the greatest event in all history, occurred in the most humble of circumstances. Jesus was the King of kings, but he was neither born nor did he live like a king in this life. God’s people are kings and priests, but in this life we must be as he was humble and simple.

A Savior… Christ the Lord
At his birth Jesus is called “a Savior” and it has several implications, (1). As Savior, he has come to deliver us from sin, Satan’s domain, the ungodly world, fear, death and the condemnation of our transgressions (cf. Mt.1:21). (2). The Savior is also “Christ the Lord” who has been anointed as the Messiah of God and the Lord who rules over his people (cf. Mt.1:1). No person can have Jesus as Savior while not submitting to his Lordship.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Aigupta Ramah Tlânbo Rawh {Escape To Egypt}

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Thuhmahruai
Matthaia 2:1-23 chhungah hian ringtu nun ţhanlenna atana thil pawimawh tam tak a inphum ţeuhva. A haichhuak thiam leh a hmang ţangkai thiam apiang an vannei dawn niin alang. Vawiin chu Vantirhkoh kaltlanga Pathian thupek, “Tho la, naute leh a nu hruai la, Aigupta ramah tlânbo rawh. Ka hrilh leh hma loh che zawng chutah chuan awm reng ang che. Herodan naute tiboral turin a zawng dawn a ni” tih thu hi Krismas Ni Ropui lo thleng tur inbuatsaih nan kan zirho dawn a ni.

Pathian Thutiamah Hian Thilchhia Pawh a Tel
Ringtu tam tak chuan, Pathian thutiamah hian malsawmna leh thil ţha chauh a tel niin an ngai ţhin. Chuvangin, an nunah harsatna te, lungngaihna te, hlawhchhamna te, vanduaina te, tuarna te, tihduhdahna te a lo thlenin pawm harsa an ti a, an tuar thei ţhin lova, an rinna te a chak loh phah a, thlarau lamah an hnungtawlh ţhin a ni. Joba khan Setana îtsikna avanga tuarna nasa tak a paltlang lai khan, a nupui ţawng nâ leh sa tak chu hetiang hian a chhemdai a, “Pathian hnen aţangin thil ţha kan hmu a, thil ţha lo pawh kan hmu lovang emni?” (Joba 2:10) tiin.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pathianin Tunge A Hman Thin? (Krismas Inbuatsaihna)

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Bible Chhiar Tur-te: Gen. 18:9-15, 50:20, Lk. 1:26-38, 9:23-26, Joh. 12:26, Rom 8:28, 2 Tim. 2:19).
 1. Thu Kam Keuna
Khawvelah hian mi țhenkhat chu hmantlak deuh leh mi aia chungchuang deuh bik an awm țhin niin alang. Rawngbawlnaah pawh mi țhenkhat langsar deuh leh hman tlak deuhte an awm țhin tih kan hmu, e.g. Mosia, Elija, Billy Graham, Benny Hinn etc. Hetiang mite hi an thusawi pawh kan ngai thla châk bik țhin a, an thusawiin mi pawh a hneh êm êm țhin.

A tlangpui thu-in an nungchang leh awmdan hrim hrim pawh a zahawm-in, belhchian an dawl a, an nun-ah zir tur a tam thei hle țhin a, an entawntlak ngei ngei țhin. A ruka an chanchin zirchian chuan entawntlak an nihna kan hmu tam tulh tulh ţhin. Khawvel Chhandamtu lo pianna atan pawh, Judai ramah nula hmelțha, pian nalh leh khawsa thei an tam dawn tehreng nen, engah nge Nazareth khuaa Mari kher kher hi Pathianin Chhandamtu pianna atan a lo thlan le? tih zawhna hian min deng fova, a chhan a awm ngei ang tih hre reng chungin Pathian mi hman țhin te chanchin (thuruk) i lo zirho teh ang u.

2. A Duhzawng Tihtum Tlat Tute Lalpan A Hmang Ţhin
Khawvela awm kan nih avangin rilru, taksa leh khawsaknaah harsatna kan nei țheuh. Amaherawhchu, mi tupawh ama hamțhatna tur emaw, a chhungte tana hamțhatna tur emaw, ama mimal dinhmun țhatna tur emaw aia Pathian duhzawng ngai pawimawh zawk tlat a, rilțam, tuihal, chan leh mualpho hial pawh huam a, Pathian duhzawng ti hram hram tute hi Lalpa’n a chhinchhiah tlat a, Amah tilawmtute an nih avangin hetiang mite hi mal a sawm a, a hmang ngei ngei țhin a ni.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An Open Letter To My Daughter

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    (And a Veiled Exhortation to Christian Fathers and Young Adult Christian Men Everywhere)                                                                                                                                          By Byron Yawn

 

Love is Better Than Death {Song of Songs 8:6}

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King Solomon & Shulamite
The Woman of Shulam
In only one instance does the Song of Solomon identify the bride in the poem as the “Woman of Shulam” (Song 6:13), and no other references directly reveal her identity. Who, then, was this young woman who so passionately became the object of Solomon’s affections? 

Several suggestions have been made. She may have been a woman from Shunem, a town in the territory of Issachar near Jezreel. If so, she would have been known as a Shunammite, but by interchanging the Hebrew letters lamed (l) and nun (n), which was sometimes done, she could also have been known as a Shulamite.

Love is Better Than Wine {Song of Songs 4:10}

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King Solomon and the Shulamite

King Solomon was intoxicated with the love of his bride (Song 4:10). The Song of Songs describes in vivid imagery the sights, sounds, and sensations of romantic love. This poem is one of several major treatments of love in Scripture. Other passages from which we can learn a great deal are:-

1.     Moses’ call to the Israelites to learn and practice the love of God toward all (Deut. 10:12-11:22, 30:6-20).

2.     Psalm 45, a “Song of Love” that praises the marriage relationship.

3.     The Book of Hosea, in which God calls the Prophet Hosea, in which God calls the Prophet Hosea to seek out, rescue, and lovingly restore his adulterous wife.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lal Isua Thlahtute Chhuina {Genealogies of Jesus Christ}

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King David & Bathsheba
Chhiar A Ninawm…
A dik khawp mai. Tu tan pawh Matthaia 1:1-17, Luka 3:23-38 thu, “chu mi chuan chu mi chu)…a hring a,” tih leh “…chu mi chu (chu mi) fa a ni a,” tih hi chu Sermon tui chu harsa kan ti tlang a ni tih a chiang e. Zoram Pastor leh Evangelist zingah pawh hian hemi bung leh chang kher kher hmanga Sermon chu an tam hauh lovang. Sermon lam chu sawi loh, a chhiar hrim hrim hi a hlawh lo a ni ber e. Bible-a telh zel ţul kan tih leh tih loh hi sawiho ta ila, “ţul ti lo” hi an tam zawk mai thei a ni. Mahse, Damdawi pawh hi a thlum leh a ei nuam chauh hi ei tur a ni lova, a kha leh ei har deuh deuh, etc. hlei hlei hi an hnathawh a chak a, a ţha viau zawk thin angina, helai Bible thu hi a pawimawh êm êm tlat a ni.

Bible-a Chang Pawimawh Lutuk A Ni…
Kan sawi tak ang khian Lal Isua Thlahtute Chhuina (Genealogies) hi Bible-a thu chhiar nuam ber ni lo mah se, Thu pawimawh ber pawl a ni tlat thung. Lal Isua Thlahtute Chhuina hian Lal Isua chungchangah thil pawimawh tak 2 rawn ken tel a nei a. Pakhatna, Pathianin, Judate nghahfak “Messiah” chu Davida thlah aţanga lo chhuak tur a nih thu Zawlneite hmanga a lo sawi lawk tawhte thlen dikna leh tifamkimtu chu Lal Isua Thlahtute Chhuina hi a ni. Pahnihna, Lal Isua Thlahtute Chhuina hian, Kristian Thurin pawimawh tak mai, “Lal Isua chu mihring dik tak” a nihzia a rawn nemnghet bawk a ni.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Four Kinds of Love (Matthew 22:34-40) {My Meditation}

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Love means many things today. But the Bible is crystal clear about this powerful concept. Greek, the international language of Jesus’ day and the language in which the New Testament was written, had four distinct words for love, each with its own shade of meaning:-

1. Eros denoted the relationship between male and female, especially to lovers, including physical desire, craving, and longing. That word for love is not used in the New Testament.

2. Stergos described affection and was applied especially to the mutual love between family members. It is not used in the New Testament either.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Taking Sin Seriously (Leviticus 1:3-5) {My Meditation}

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The ancient Israelites took sin far more seriously than we do. The regular burnt-offering sacrifices (Lev. 1:3-5). They offered required the sacrifice of both finances and time, as well as the ability to slit an animal’s throat.
 

The required sacrifice for the burnt offering was a bull, which was to be among the best of the herd. Even those who could not afford bulls had to make sacrifices in line with their means (1:10, 14, 5:7-8).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Lessons of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:24-25) {My Meditation}



Sodom means “place of lime” and Gomorrah means “submersion.”  These cities are notorious for their wickedness and rebellion against God (2 Pet. 2:6).  Judged by God for a variety of sins, including failure to care for the poor and needy despite incredible wealth (Ez.16:49), and for sexual immorality (Jude 7), the cities were destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the sky (Gen. 19:24-25).

Today, the region is still barren, even though it was once well watered everywhere (13:10). It is also the site of frequent earthquakes and other geological events. Nearby repositories of salt, asphalt, and sulfur are abundant.

These ill-fated cities remind us that wickedness will not go un-punished. They also show that God not only judges sinful individuals, such as Lot’s wife (19:26), but also entire cities and their surroundings.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lal Isua Tuarna - Part 4

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1. Thuhmahruai
Richard Wumbrand-a India-a a lo kal khan, Communist lung in-a rei tak tang a, Krista hming avanga tihduhdahna tinreng a tuar avangin Kristian mai ni lo, India sorkar meuh pawhin a chawimawi a, an lo hmuak a. Communist sipaiho laka a thil tuar râpthlak tak tak, a taksaa sernung lian pui pui awm, thihpui theih tur hliam engemaw zat a tuar-te chu TV kaltlangin khawvelin kan thlir a nih kha. Khatih laia zawhna a chhanna zinga lungchhiat-thlak tak mai leh rilru khawih tak mai pakhat kha kan la hria-in ka ring, “Lal Isua Krista hming avanga vuak leh tihdudah tuar a, hliam nasa tak, thihpui mai theih turte ka tuar-te ai hian, ka unau kohhran leh kristian-ten min sawiselna leh min hmuhsitna ţawngkam-te kha nâ ka ti zawk daih” a ti a nih kha!

Hnamdang leh ramdang-mi ten an beih leh an do kha Lal Isua tan a nât dan a nep ang. Mahse, Lal Isua kha, amah ţan tura rin leh beisei, a chipuite (Judate) ngeiin an phiarru a, dik lo taka hek-in, itsikna avanga inthurualin, ram dân leh sakhaw dân zawng zawng bawhchhia a, kalh vekin a chungthu dik lo takin an rel a, dik lo takin thiamloh an chantir ta a nih kha! A mantirtu Juda Iskariota phei chu ama Zirtir zinga mi, a chawthleng zenpui ngei lehnghal! Lal Isua rilru hi eng ang takin nâ ang maw!?

Lal Isua Tuarna Part – 3 ah khan, Lal Isua kha, a Rilru lama a Tuarna a nasat êm avangin a nunna pawhin a tlin rei loh phah a ni ngei ang kan ti a. Amah zui tura a thlanbik, a Zirtirten anmahni duhthlanna ngeiin Lal Isua an zui a. An rinawm zia tihlan nan pawh, “I thihna ah chuan ka thi ang a, midangin tlanchhiatsan vek che mahsela, kei chuan ka phatsan tawp lovang che” tiin an tiam ngat ngat a, mahse a sa-seh a lo thlen meuh chuan, an phatsan leh ta vek si a nih kha.

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