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MAY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:05

MINISTRY AND WORLDLY TEMPTATIONS
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By REV. FR. TITUS JOHN

What ever things which alienate or deviate us from the presence of God are temptations of the world. The lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and boastful pride are temptations of his world and they are not from God. Each believer of God are chosen by Him and the body of human is the temple of God.

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1.{]tem`\sf t\cnSphm HcpnsmI:

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  1. Rm t]mIp Cu hgn ssZhn\v CamtWm?

  2. Cu hgnbn IqSn t]mIptm ssZhoIambsXsnepw F\np \sSptam?

  3. Cu hgnbpsS Ahkm\w FmWv?

Cu aqpw hniIe\w sNmsX aptmpt]mbm bn{kmtbens \ymbm[n] Bbncp inwtims A\p`hw \appmtbmw. B{]tNmZnXamb Xs PohnXs ssZhinbn \ne\nm aqp Imcyfn inwtim {]Xnm_\mbncpp. hopw aZyhpw IpSncpXv, Aipamb bmsXmpw sXmScpXv, Xebn ucn sXmScpXv. Cu aqp {]XnIfpw ]menncp kabp inwtim\p Ictbnhncpn. Ggv k`fn inwtim\p ssZhns in e`nncpp. AXn Ghpw {itbambXp, Xs B{Ian Hcp knwls Hcp BnIpnsbtmse ]nnNopXn\p inwtim\p in e`np. ssZhns ]cnipmmhv inwtims\ DZyannpsImncpp. ssZhoIamb hgnIsf hnpamdn, ssZhhpambn X\np {]Xnsb ewLntm inwtim\p Ictbnhp. inwtim aphcpsS ]cnlmk]m{Xambn. s^enkvXy inwtims apJp Xpn. Ahs\ t{XqWpIfn _np. Ah s]m\mbn cp ssIIfpw Dbn ssZhtmSp IcbpIbmWv; "F\nv in X ssZhta, Hcp Ahkcw IqSn XtcWta.'

BPoh\mw ]menm ssZhw Nne {]XnI \app \Inbnpv. AXv Hcnepw hnpIfbcpXv. Fn \ap ZpJntnhcnIbn. kZrihmIyfn cp `mKp Htc Imcyw Xs ]dbpp. "Nnetm Hcp hgn a\pjyp sNmmbntXmpw; AXnsd Ahkm\tam acWhgnI At{X.' (14:12; 16:25) inwtim\v Ahs hgn \Xmbn tXmnbncnmw, Fm AXp acWntep hgnbmbncpp.

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ssZhoIa adpsImp {]m\mkaql shdpw Iqfmbn cq]mcsSpp. Ccw kaql ]etmgpw am\knI{]iv\ġp hgn sXfnpp. BobXbpw PohnXhpw knm kamcfmbn cq]mcsncnpp. {]m\mkaqlfpw [ym\kaqlfpw a\pjya\kns kaqlfmbncnWw.

[ym\fnIqSn ipoIcnstS {]Xe ]eXmWv. ]nXmmcpsS [ym\NnIfpsS ssZhoIaw Bcn{nbfpsS ]cn]q hnipoIcWambncpp.


Hfnhmbv t\moSmsXs IpIsf \o ImWta
h\tIġmXSnbs ImXpItfbpw ImWta.

F[cspw \o ImheXmbpw \nWta
Fpn tZmjw sNbvhm\p hnNmcapZncptX.

sFlnIt\n\p ]Icw \ns kmZnm\pw
\ns tkv\lnotemIw \ncknm\pw Ir] sNbvI.
[Mar Aprem]


CXmbncpp ]nXmmcpsS [ym\Nn. kzbw XncppXn\p A`nhmbpw AXn\pthnbp {]m\bpamWv [ym\n Dsmp {][m\LSIw.

tbipXpcm \ninXambn hnain Hcp kaImeo\ sblqZhapmbncpp. AhcmWv I]S`nmcmb ]coim. \mep kphntijfnepw Ch hfsc ]cpjambn hnainsSpp. "]coimcmb \n InnInfpsS ]pdw shSnmpp; \nfpsS Dffntem Ihbpw ZpXbpw \ndncnpp.' "\n Fs Imth, Imth Fp hnfnbpw Rm ]dbpXp sNmXncnbpw sNpXp Fp?' {]m\sbXv PohnXns Hcp \njvTbmWv.

A\ymbambn Iqnhbvp bmsXmpw PohnXn kam[m\w \Ipn. Fm \oXnbp hgnI [m\yhpw hopw hnptm DmIpXn A[nIw ktmjw \app \Ipp. \mw aptmtm ]pdtImtm CStmtm hetmtm Xncnbptm ssZhlnXamb hgnI XncsSpWw. lrZbtfbpw Acn{nbsfbpw tim[\ sNp ssZhns apn \psS hgnIfpw {]hnIfpw adhmbncnpn.

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2. ]oT\w klnm HcpnsmI:

2 Xntan 3:12 ]utemkv olm XotamsYtbmknt\mSv ]dbpp: aIs\, ssZhip{iqjndnncnptm ]oT\w klnm HcpnsmI. Cu temIn ]oT\w InkvXphns A\pbmbnIfpsS AhImiamWv. ]oT\nepw IXbnepw A`ymkw hhp \oXn F kam[m\^ew e`npw. Imhmb tbip{InkXp Xs injymcmbn XncsSp apphsXmgnemfnIġp Hcp {]tXyIXbpmbncpp. Ah Azm\nphcpw `mcw Npaphcpambncpp. Ah ISense shůn XfpsS icocnse hnbpPew hogvphcmbncpp. Ir{]m\bn "Rġp Bhiyap Blmcw Zn\w{]Xn XtcWsa' Fp Ahsc {]mnm ]TnnXv Hcp ]s AhcpsS Azm\`mcw Inmbncnmw.

F{_mbteJ\w 10:35 ]dbpp; "AXpsImp alm{]Xn^eap \nfpsS ss[cyw XnfbcpXp.' IXIfn Bss[cyw hnpIfbcpXv. ]oT\ t\cnSptm AXp {InkvXphns A\pbmbnIġv B\ambn amdWw. acWs Iapn IpsImv t]mfntmkv ]nXmhv ]dbpp: "84 hjw btlmh Fs ImpsImp, C\nbpw ssZhkn[nbn Fs Poh kanm Rm XmdmWv.'

BtLmjambn sImmSp {InkvXpakpw ]oT\nsbpw XymKnsbpw ktiamWv. tbipXpcm\v P\nphm ean. s]mXnbphm XpWnbn. InSphm sXmnen. {InkvXphn\pthn Iw klnpw Itdv, ASn, Z\w ]oV\w, acWw CsXmw GphmnbmWv BZnak`bnse kltZm ISpt]mbXv. Imhnep {]Xymi \shscbmWv PohnXImew apgph acW`oXn ]npScpXv.

{]`mjIs ]pkvXIn asmcp`mKp ]dbpp; "ssZhip{iqjndnncnptm {]Xymibn hfcm \o B{Klnppshn A\ys \miw \o B{KlncpXv.' a\pjys\ A_pZw t]mse ImpXnp Hcp tcmKamWv {]XnImc_pn.

ImWsSp a\pjys\ tkv\lnm Ignbm Hcp\pw ImWsSm ssZhs tkv\lnm IgnIbn. a\pjys `uXnIamb Dbbn \psS lrZbw NesScpXv. Hs_Zymhns ]pkvXIn ]dbpp: \nsd ktlmZcsd A\Znhkw \nsd A\Znhkw Xt; \o AXp Ip ckntX. Ahsd A]mbZnhkw \nsd A]mbZnhkw; \o AXn ktmjntX. AhcpsS IZnhkn \o hp ]dbcpXv. ssZhn\v Hmtcm a\pjys\pdopw Hcp ]Xn Dv. Cu {]XyitbmsS PohnXw \bnpsImv temIs Pbnphm Imhmb tbip{InkvXp \tmSv BhiysSpp.

[Extract from Sermon delivered at Mid Travancore Convention 2004 at Makkamkunnu]
Reported By: E.S. John Australia


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