• The Power of Prayer
    Tingthuilungbou Pamai Doctor of Ministry, Chil-Chil Global University We often stopped praying because the outcome seems decided, because too many days or months or years have passed. Many a time, the doctor’s report, or the negativity around us keep us from hearing Jesus say, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7)? Discouragements and distractions, which come in many kinds and ways, often kee
  • POST-EASTER RUMINATIONS: To Forgive and to be Forgiven
    Dr. Brainerd Prince It’s been a few days since we remembered Good Friday and celebrated Easter Sunday, and yet their themes continue to challenge and confront us. I have thought long and hard about this – being humans living in a network of relationships invariably brings us to spaces of conflict and hurt where we rub each other the wrong way. Consciously and often unconsciously, through our words and actions we regularly hurt those around us and equally get hurt by t
  • What significance does Resurrection have for us?
    YL Jami, IAS (Retd) Kushiabill, Dimapur The resurrection of Christ from the dead signifies that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Before Jesus ascended to heaven he could triumphantly report, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me" (Matt.28:18). When a new king was ready to assume his throne in ancient times, tradition required a ceremony of pomp and power. In regal splendor the ruler stepped forward to assume the symbols of authority: a crown, a scepter, or a
  • Jesus is the life in the Vine
    Selie Visa "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5) Jesus Christ considers all believers as his earthly fruit-bearing branches. There are two premises to be considered. The first is that Jesus is the vine, and we are the branches. The second is that when severed from the stem, the branches will become ineffective and useless.The very existence of a branch depends on
  • Christianity in secular world
    Mapu Jamir (IAS Retd) Dimapur Israel is one country where you breathe religion. Jerusalem is sacred to three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Synagogues, churches and mosques rub shoulders at every street corner. They all have Abrahamic background. But they never had perfect relationships with each other. The seed of inter-religious conflict was sown here with disastrous consequences around the world. Today Christianity needs a sensitive awareness and
  • The rise of many false prophets
    Selie Visa False prophets are not new to us any more than they were new in Jesus’ day. There were prophets in ancient Israel as with Ahab (1 Kings 22). In Jeremiah’s day there were more of them than true prophets as he wrote that the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction (Jeremiah 5:31) which caused God’s judgment to come upon them for prophesying falsely in his name (Jeremiah 27:15). God’s hand will be against the prophets who se
  • Is December 25 the birthday of Jesus Christ?
    Selie Visa Christmas (Christ + Mass) is not a literal birthday nor was Jesus born on 25th December. It is a day for religious service in commemoration of the incarnation of Christ. The Bible account mentions the shepherds watching over their flocks in the fields by night. So it is unlikely that Jesus was born in December since sheep are not kept out-door during such cold seasons. Some Christians disapprove the celebration of Christmas because historically it coincides with Sat
  • A man leaves his parents and is united with his wife
    Selie Visa Scripture reading: Genesis 2 24   That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  Exodus 20:12 NIV Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. The closest union: God made the woman out of the man, to show that in a marriage the relationship between the husband and the wife is the closest union, and the most affectionate attachment
  • Advent-2020 amidst coronavirus: Its significance ‘here and now’  
    Dr. John Mohan Razu Immenseimportance is given to Advent in the Christian calendar than any other event. The reason being Advent ushers the faithful to adopt fresh insights and existential perspective. Further, Advent propels Christians to look forward toward a rapidly approaching event, one that sets the Christians to the ultimate point from which the entire episode is premised wherein Jesus, the Christ, taking the human form. Therefore, Advent is historic that unfolds Christ&rsquo
  • Baptist World Alliance to host virtual World Congress
    Global gathering scheduled for July 2021 Baptist World Alliance The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is transitioning the 22nd Baptist World Congress to a fully virtual event on July 7-10, 2021. This decision was made in prayerful response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and as a result of collaborative discussions with global Baptist leaders. The Baptist World Congress is a quinquennial event originally scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2020. The event wa
  • The Church- ‘The sleeping giant’ (QuoVadis: Naga Christians)
    S C Jamir Former CM & Governor The present-day state of affairs in Nagaland leaves much to be desired, it saddens the heart to see the web of greed and deceit being indulged with impunity and with scant regard for the rule of law. The writings on the wall are evident today as Nagaland has become like a ship without a rudder. This has ultimately given birth to all forms of social evils resulting in Violence, killing, gun-culture, hatred, divisive forces and massive corruption wh
  • The last words to loved ones: The COVID-19
    Wati Longchar (Serampore) Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time … It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other  - Leo Buscaglia The Power of the Last Words   “Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?” – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” were the last words of Jesus recorded in the gospel according to St. Matthew (Matt. 27:46).  Till today, Christians remember Jesus’ last words and continues
  • The emerging cultic churches
    Rev Fr G L Khing Kohima The term ‘cult’ refers to a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object. All religions are cultic in nature, yet the object of worship is God. A diversion from this true worship leads to erroneous cult where human beings begin to take the place of God. To divert the attention of believers from worshiping the One True God, some people rise up to certain heights and claim themselves to be new gods or g
  • Spiritual Revival amid Physical Pandemic
    Phuveyi Dozo Naga United Village, Dimapur COVID pandemic circumstance prevents Christians from gathering in church buildings for worship.  The Lord Jesus told us that we would have changed time and place to worship God (John 4:21-24).  Our church buildings are beautiful but our hearts are the temples of God (1Cor 3:16; 6:19; 2Cor 6:16) where God dwells. As branches, our hearts are intricately parts of the body of Jesus Christ as the true vine (John 15:5-6). Spiritual supp
  • Pandemic Reflections
    Yanger Imchen  Dimapur Some few things I realised about Nagas in general during this pandemic are:  1.     We are not grateful people; we complaint so much about everything. 2.     We don't know how to appreciate people. 3.     We are very fast in finding faults and criticizing but very slow in finding goods and give praises. 4.     Everybody thinks they are the only one who is right. 5.  &nbs
  • The Power of God's Word
    Ajay United Kingdom My name is Ajay from the United Kingdom, I want to share a testimony about what God has done in my life. I worked as a nurse and had a small chauffeur business. With the coronavirus crisis my business as a chauffeur went down and I had young family to feed. So I was sitting in the presence of God and asking for my next plan and he convicted me to go to the hospital and work there as nurse and work for my country as it has blessed me a lot. To work as a nurse
  • As I Am
    Pelevinuo Kesiezie    My comforter, my sustainer;  My strength, my shield;  In Thee I find my refuge.  Nay, I shan’t put on no veil;  Nay, I shan’t change my colour,  Yea, I’ll stop pretending,  For my Creator knows me as I am.               I lay myself late awake,             For sleep is but,
  • God’s divine garden- Where the best rest
    Seiminngam Chongloi     God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest.     God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again.     He saw the road was getting rough
    A homily by Rev. Rümatho Nyusou   My dear friends, the Honorable Prime Minister has already announced the introduction of the second phase of national lockdown from April 15 to May 3, 2020. That means there cannot be any congregation of believers for corporate worship in the church for the next three Sundays, besides other usual worship program for the youth, women and children during the weekdays and weekends. As we continue to live in the shadow of covid-19, let me call y
  • 8 Helpful Things Christians can do During COVID-19 Crisis
    Mezhusevi Zutso Adjunct Faculty, New Life College, Bangalore   I read in the Bible and heard stories about plagues and it always seemed far away. Never did I imagine, I will be living through one of the most dreadful plagues in modern history. No one saw this coming and just in a few months the whole world is wreak havoc. The busy earth is lockdown, economy is crushed, health is catastrophic, health system is overwhelmed, hearts are crippled with fear and anxiety, relatio