Faithleaf

  • Living Sacrifice
    Jesus was held and brought before the chief priests, elders and the scribes. They were seeking a testimony to condemn Him and put Him to death. One after another people came forward and testified against Him. But the testimonies contradicted and so the chief priest could not condemn Him. Then the high priest stood up, looked at Jesus, and asked, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I AM; and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right han
  • My God is great
    My friend and I were travelling in a bus. There was an old man sitting not very far from me. He was sitting by the window. We started our journey. Along the way I found him talking to himself. Then he popped his head out of the window and shouted, “Halleluja”, with excitement and leaned back on his seat. He kept on repeating. My friend and I found this funny. We giggled everytime he did that. We thought something had got into him that was making him act comic and strange. I
  • I fought the good fight of faith
    “To win in life one must reach the finishing line, but it couldn’t be that simple as you thought”. In today’s world many people are trying to reach the finishing line but took the wrong steps. People follow hundreds of different paths in order to find meanings to their lives. People are more lost than ever in the 21st Century. Mankind has created a meaningless culture in its paintings, music, sports and sculpture….much modern art is based on unrecognizable
  • Father, my Father
    “My friend prayed so hard. But after so many years, why God did not bless him with a good job and a good salary? Also why is the Pastor’s hair not growing back even after words were declared over him? Why is God not helping me?” my friend said as two of my other friends tried to help him see God’s faithfulness. My friend was a good Christian. He was on fire for God. He started prayer meetings. He spoke in tongues. He was so strong, so when he told us that he doe
  • Striking balance between old and new can end worship wars
    I stood at the front of the church and watched as the congregation was led in a full slate of old hymns and familiar gospel songs. Nothing that ascended from us that morning had been composed since the 1950s. My grandparents would have been right at home there. It was the menu we are told grey-haired people (like myself) say they want from a worship leader. That was one boring service.I grew up on those hymns, and like most veteran church-goers in that church, knew them “by heart
  • Routing
    My friend and I were going to Road No 12 at Banjara Hills a few days back to check a room for rent. So I opened Ovi Maps(a mobile software) from my Nokia handset. I set the destination and made the Ovi Maps to route the way. It could not route the first time because it did not receive the GPS signal to locate my position, as I was under a tall building.  I selected the voice guidance, the voice I downloaded a week back with the help of another application. I plug in the ear phone.
  • Keep On Praying—a Breakthrough Is Near
    J. Lee Grady|Newsletters - Fire In My BonesDon’t lose hope. God has promised to answer when we persevere.So you pray for something for years and then you wake up one day, breathe a big sigh and say to yourself: This is crazy. Nothing is happening. God must not be listening. Congratulations. If this has been your experience you are not alone. You’ve been enrolled in the School of Persevering Prayer, and it’s not a one-semester class. It’s a lifelong journey desig
  • Aaron Keyes on Dwell
    The last thing you want to do, in the middle of a fight, is... NOTHING. Unless, of course, you expect someone bigger to show up and fight for you. It’s an upside down principle, or so it seems, but for worship leader and songwriter Aaron Keyes, this is the key to worship, even the key to life itself: “Deliverance, provision, miracles—everything we pray for in the rough seasons of our lives—most often come to pass in the context of praise, worship, sacrifice and
  • How a terrorist became an evangelist
    Christianity is supremely a religion of conversion. Everything we say and everything we believe is built upon one fundamental and revolutionary premise: You don’t have to stay the way you are. Your life can be radically changed by God. Conversion is a miracle that happens when the life of God intersects with human personality. Once God enters the picture, your life will never be the same again. Until then, you may be religious and you may be a very good person and you may obey al
  • Reviewing the Crusade of a Sinner
    The recently concluded crusade organized by Anna hazare drew positive responses from the masses and the government alike. When the movement against corruption started, the masses gained the sympathy of the media, and as a result the confronting party emerged victorious. The sole purpose of the movement was to wipe out corruption from our nation. It is also interesting to note that the acclaimed leader was hailed for his acts of courage and justice.What he did was right but the purpose
  • Swim over the rivers of Babylon
    Psalm 137:1&4: “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion...How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?” Indeed we as followers of Christ live in a strange world. We are just strangers passing by earth for a visit. Of course it does not mean that we are not concerned about the communities, social issues, politics, environment and various affairs of this world. We are called to be salt of the earth. Like the Jews we
  • Jacob wrestling with God
    Is it possible to pray without saying any words? Yes. Fasting, for instance, is a kind of prayer without words and yet it is very powerful. Kick that up a notch and you have possibly the highest prayer level: wrestling with Almighty God. Jacob engaged in such prayer and it changed everything.Actually, before Jacob wrestled with God there was a “words” prayer that went first; prayer that was rooted in fear. He had good reason to be afraid. Jacob was returning back to the lan
  • The beginning of Global Day of Prayer
    In July 2000 God captured the heart of a South African Christian businessman, Graham Power, with a vision based on 2 Chron. 7:14. The vision had three clear instructions:1.    To call Christians from all denominations in Cape Town for a Day of Repentance and Prayer at Newlands Rugby Stadium.2.    To challenge Christians across the rest of South Africa to unite in a Day of Repentance and Prayer.3.    To challenge Christians in Southern Africa
  • Learning to Pray… Again
    Have you mastered prayer? I haven’t.  I suspect few Christians would report having mastered this great privilege and discipline.  In fact, I suspect that most Christians may even feel burdened by their lack of prayer and the seeming ineffectiveness of prayer.  We read “pray without ceasing” and it becomes “guilt without ceasing.”I that happens to us, we’ve lost our grip on justification by faith alone apart from any works of our own.&#
  • Breaking Family Ties
    We all know we can inherit our mother’s eyes, our father’s nose, or the color of our grandmother’s hair. But did you know that we can pick up character qualities from our parents, such as a bad temper, a propensity for lying, depression, self-pity, envy, unforgiveness, perfectionism and pride? These and other characteristics that have a spiritual root can be passed along from our parents to us, and from us to our children. In a particular family there may be a tendenc
  • A Tribute to My Unknown Brother
    I write this article in the loving memory of my most beloved brother Khriesaneiphi Noudi who left for his heavenly abode on the morning of 17th July 1984. My brother Khriesaneiphi Noudi was born on 22nd May 1980 and he passed away on 17th July 1984. He lived for only about 4 years and 2 months. During these 4 years and 2 months, we lived, played and existed as brothers-in-arm here at our home in Kohima Village. At the time of his death in 1984, I myself was only about 7 years old and t
  • Are we indifferent?
    Romans 8:10: “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” Most people have earthbound imaginations whereas Christ proved us otherwise. As a follower of Christ, you are living only because you have willfully allowed Christ to live in you. Otherwise you are dragging a skeleton behind you – lifeless. Only Christ’s righteousness can reveal your unrighteousness. And it is all because of His love for us.
  • How to Build Your House
    Have you ever been involved in building a house or helping to build a house or ever dreamed of building a house? Are there lessons we can learn from building a physical dream home that we can apply to building the reality of our spiritual home? Where Is God Building His Spiritual Temple Today?Paul tells us the answer in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For yo
  • How to be empowered in the context of HIV/AIDS
    Temjenmangyang Imsong is the achiever of Academic Excellency Award 2011in B. Th from Servanthood Bible College, Dimapur. As an appreciation for his achievement the Chumukedima Ao Students’ Union has also felicitated him with certificate. Temjenmangyang hails from Longkong Village under Mokokchung district. Today, in our state, we often talk about HIV/AIDS and its consequences. We know how it brings demerits to our society, churches and individual. In fact we show more concer
  • Did Hezekiah Care? Do you?
    Isaiah came and told King Hezekiah: “Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live” (2 Kings 20:1). Overwhelmed at the call from God, King Hezekiah pleaded and God said: “And I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake” (verse 6). Can God change His mind? He had planned to “change His mind”