Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Sermon of Rev. (retired) Thanglian on 6.6.2015

At 4.00 pm Rev. (retired) Thanglian took the dais at EBCC Delhi. The septuagenarian had been on stage two times in the past. His delayed homeward journey was God's way of communicating His will to him. He spoke about the vanity of Christian deeds not based on the love of Jesus Christ. He took the case of a seething elder in the Church whose contribution in the construction of the Church building was not sufficiently acknowledged, said the Church ought to be an organism and not a social organization. In contrast to apostle Paul's affection for the Church of Philippi, the Church of Corinthians were said to have been notorious for their lack of the Love of Christ and ultimately their arrogance.

Paul was put in judicial custody in an unfair manner on flimsy charges.  The charges stemmed from an intramural religious debate.

EBC Church like the Corinthians, is not rooted in the love of Christ. Delhi is witness to cases of live-in relationships. The spiritual highs and harmonious music of praise, the prophecy, mysteries and knowledge and the faith strong enough to remove mountains, are nothing in the absence of love as stated in 1 Corinthians 13:2.

That a Church's platform has come under much abuse is pointed out by the retired reverend by highlighting the possibility or tendency of young boys or girls joining choruses just because of their someone special joining.

There was spiritual revival in Wales (England) in 1904-05 which is no more in the modern time with a good number of Church Buildings being abandoned. It is found that materialism; hero worship; and laymen's power wielding tendency, cause the decadence in Christianity. The speaker wondered whether the attitude of indifference to one another could have been the by-product of such apostasy in the contemporary Church. Even in in Kamkatung Church, on an average only 1000 parishioners attend the Church services against the total population of 4000. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Honoring Grand Dads and Moms at 11.00 am and 4.00 pm 31 May, 2015 at EBCC Church, Delhi

When God gives years of life He has a purpose. He wants man to testify to His faithfulness. David, a King of Israel, had been young, been old, yet never seen the righteous or their children begging for bread (Proverbs 37:25). The author of the book of Hebrews exhorted the Christians to keep their lives from greed for God never leaves nor forsakes His children.
God has a promise of strength (Isaiah 46:4); wisdom (Job 12:12); and honour (Proverbs 23:22).
The Bible has chronicled an instance of a 15 year extension of the life of Hezekiah through prayer as in 2 Kings 20:5&6.
The ideal Christian stance of an aged man and woman is drawn from the words of David in Proverbs 71:18 that says, " Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation.
The literal honouring of the Grand dads and grand moms took place at 4.00 pm. Out of the 15 aged people expected, 11 were able to make it to the 4 pm service arranged for the 65 plus Church members. They shared their testimony and perspectives of life.
1.            Upa Biakvel (75)- father-in-law of Upa Thangkhosiam, is from a Presbyterian background responded to the honour with soft voice. He had set out from Mimbung village for medical treatment, never thought that he would need to proceed from Aizawl to Delhi on March 4, 2015. He attended every Church service (of EBCC Delhi) during his stay. In spite of his feeble qualification, he had been anointed elder/upa by the Church in the year 1994. He considered the day's honour as God's plan in his life.
2.            As for Chingnu Ngaihte w/o Upa B. Langkham the honour conferred by the Church's governing board is a precursor of the honour beckoning her in Heaven. She'd been through much difficult times conceiving, delivering and raising children. She was emotional about the period between the years 1985 and 1988 which according to her was a period of perforation scare threatening a possible surgery in her body. She prayed along with a pastor and two friends. She had experienced many miracles. Over her prayer for granting 50 years of life, she had just turned 65 !! That testifies to God's love and grace shown to her. Living apart from her husband due to his work demands, she made the best use of her time. In fact she is instrumental in the relentless publication and circulation of Ruth Messenger and got various books written in English published in vernacular language.
She had trespassed God's command many a times which got overlooked by God as many times. Her spiritual life is aptly summed up by Lun Thomte's gospel song, 'Jesu Nang vang in', the chorus of which loosely translated goes like this-
How great is the love of My Lord, His love for a sinner like me so deep and high, condemned to die, yet His love, Suffered Him death upon the Cross for me.
3.            Pastor retired Thanglian f/o Linda T. Pauli, is leaving Delhi for Manipur in a short while. Hopes that he'd be heading heavenwards therefrom. For 21 years his father had served the Lord. He read his father's biographies. He heard a call- won't you continue the legacy, which he responded in a positive way. He warned Christians about the danger of joining the ministry without full baked commitment. The strength to challenge the sheep/parishioners with the attitude of , '... me and my household will serve the Lord' as found in Joshua 24:15 is of utmost necessity.
The self taught, Government school educated man was sent to Mualnuam village for a paltry pay of INR 40/- per month wherein  he happened to cause the wrath of the village chief's cabinet. Consequently he was summoned by Dorcas Hall (the headquarters of the Church) located in Lamka and advised to ignore social work and concentrate only on his teaching job. From being a teacher he was sent for a full time ministry. At the height of his service as a pastor, he looked after 29 villages from his station at Songtal and later sobered down to a single parish of Lamkatung. God saved so many lost souls through him.
The retired Pastor said that transfer and postings within the Church should be understood as God's dispensation. Even with a questionable fluency in Mizo language he served at Aizawl as local pastor post retirement 2004. He never regret his commitment in life. It had always been his maxim that " whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord and not unto men". He warned about the tendency to doubt the genuineness of the Holy Bible in a modern society which underscores the need of good and highly educated people in the Ministry.
4.            Donzaching m/o Chingkhojam was short and crisp in acknowledging the good work done by God through the Church. She sang, 'Lord I'll hold your hand and walk with you without murmuring'
5.            Upa Daizapau f/o Biaka of Safdarjung Enclave, was emotional over how he'd utilize his remaining years. He counseled that one should always surrender one's life to the Almighty God.
6.            Khamkhochiin m/o Mami, came from the tough life of Bukpi village. She was overjoyed to be honoured by the Church.
7.            Thangmuan Khuptong f/o Thuamzalal exclaimed Ebenezer! In fact he was hardly educated but always attended the Church as a child. He still remembered some of the Church elders say that the offering collected on sundays was for the heathen (gammial).
7.            V. Dongzathang IRS (retired) f/o L/Upa Vumlunmang, saying that the best appetizer is hunger, reminds the congregation in lighter veins, about the tea and snacks awaiting. He was proud of his 65+ year, claimed that age is something no one can extort from you. Heroes are remembered with epitaphs. In making one such epitaph, the artists and relatives of the expired recalled an instance wherein the man was spotted sitting in the front row of the Church. The 65+ also related a story about an illiterate man who was fired from his job in the Church and went on to become a cigarette tycoon. Asked what would he have been had he been educated, the cigarette tycoon replied that he would be a Church janitor!
8.            Upa Chalau, f/o Mungte, thanked God and the Church's governing board (TBSUC) for the honour given to him.
9.            Upa B. Langkham prayed the previous night so that he wouldn't sound boring at the honouring ceremony. He was still delirious about the fact that that the revival in Wales (UK) happened to infect Manipur hills through Mizoram, an undeniable evidence that God had chosen the tribe of Paite, who, unlike other scheduled tribes, are hardly represented in any legislative body. Even at the moment of such a poor show in law making platforms, generations of useful officers are dotting the  administrative offices of Indian Government. One of the most successful doctors in the country, he still remembered his extremely precarious health condition while being in high school. So he was in a why me Lord? mode as he intensively praised God. He winded up his speech with a counsel that every one ought to receive the love of God. Nothing else matters !
Pastor V. Nenglian announced that: 
1.            In class X and XII the following had inadvertently been left out in the Gamchiam vol XVII/No. 05 dated May 31, 2015: Ms Manthianhoih d/o Thianzalal; and Hau Joseph s/o Thangsiam.
2.            BYF Summer Retreat at Sattal is being organised from 24 to 27 June, 2015 where 3 buses are likely to be deployed
3.            Wedding Ceremony scheduled to take place at EBCC Hebron Church, New Lamka on 21 June, 2015, every one invited.
4.            BSI Certificate was handed over to Vanlallian Valte at 11 am worship service
Brochure 2015 (hard copy)may be obtained
5.            His family outing from June 4-23 to visit Gawahati and Shillong
By- Lianpu Tonsing
i/c, Media Team

Pentecost Day Sermon EBCC Delhi 24.5.2015 11 am and 4 pm

The significance of the Pentecost Day, the 50th day from the resurrection of Jesus, one of the five important festivals of the Jews is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the believers. Some groups of the evangelicals generally accept that baptism by the Holy Spirit is necessary, but not as a pre-requisite.
Spiritual Gifts
 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit; differences of ministries, but the same Lord; diversities of activities, but the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 gives hints about how to identify the real spirit from that which is not real. In fact, many people accepted that Jesus is an extraordinary person, but not all believe that He is a messiah.
The Gift of the Pentecost Day is permanent. The Holy Spirit make the believers work through that gift. Speaking in tongues is no doubt, a great spiritual phenomenon, yet when one is not filled with the spirit such power becomes redundant.
Peter in his sermon, said, "In order to get forgiveness of sin, repent and be baptized in Jesus' name"  That baptism is viewed as a ceremonial ritual by the evangelicals, which is administered on being a disciple, but not on being born again.
As found in the book of Saint John, Jesus did not come to condemn but to save the world. In the same vein Joyce Meyer says that faith is much more the gift of God than the condition for salvation. Being able to believe is the gift of God, which is naturally accompanied with the art of discerning spirits.
Purpose of the spiritual gifts
There is the biblical mandate to serve one another so that 'you may be qualified to live like the real saints'; and in order to love others, believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit i.e. to equip to be mature in the likeness of Jesus.
The conditions
Paul in his second epistle, has reminded Timothy about the need to fan into flame the gift of God that is in him. One need to be full of the spirit and walk hand in hand with God.
Exhorting the Romans torender humble service in the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul said, "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Therefore when God has given spiritual gift one should not make it ineffective by one's attitude.
Talent is either hereditary or is attained through fellowship with God. God, in certain cases patronizes the latent talent of the person which happens when the person surrenders the same to Him, and in other cases, sidelines it and equip the believer with an all together new set of talent.
Next Sunday Programme
9.30     am    Bible Study
11.00   am    sermon from Pastor Biakson
4.00     pm   sermon from any one

By- L/Upa Lianpu Tonsing
i/c, Media Team

May 17, 2015

A Sunday after celebration of Mothers' Day, Pastor Biakson gave a sermon about mothers once over again. In fact the theme for the month is "Nute leh Pi-le-Pute" meaning mothers and grand parents. This time the pastor emphasized the role of mothers in the upbringing of children.
Every woman wants to be a precious and wise mother. But when some fundamental elements of wife's duty toward her husband is missing, they fail to shine as mothers. Such mothers are simply shocked about their progenies' indiscipline and wayward behavior.
There is an expected template of husband-wife relationship upon which parenting ought to be carried on the Christian way.
The Holy Bible emphasizes the virtue of women whose humility and consistency were so remarkable that such women had the potential to convince even unbelieving husbands into believing. A wife who is good in all respects is naturally a good mother. In the contemporary society, outside beauty acquired through jewellery and other adornments is over emphasized in the disregard of inner beauty, which is the one and only beautiful thing before God.
Jacobed was married to her brother's son and out of the marriage Aron and Moses were born. Then came Pharoah's order that all of male babies be killed. While many parents failed to realize the preciousness of their progenies and melted away under the threat of Pharoah's orders, Jochebed accorded first priority to the safety and security of her child Moses. In fact Moses' greatness is testimony to her mothers' tireless devotion. She trained and brought up him and instilled the spirit of love for the nation. Therefore even as he was in the midst of the riches and splendour of Egypt, Moses never forget his roots and his identity. Eventually he gathered the courage to leave Egypt thus ascribing greatness to his mother Jochebed.
As long as a mother is strong, she is bound to reap similar benefits as enjoyed by Jochebed.
Another biblical example of a virtuous woman is Hannah, one of the wives of Elkanah. God shut her womb. Peninnah, the other wife of Elkanah looked down upon her, drove her to the point of losing her patience and denouncing her principle. She cried out to God.
God had counted the tear drops that Hannah cried in Shiloh, broken.
After crying tears in brokenness, Hannah was given a son. And as she had promised, she dedicated her son, Samuel to the service of God. Great sacrifice for today's standard!
Every mother appreciates full time ministry, but the number of mothers committing their kids to full time ministry is dwindling. Instead some of them misdirected the kids who show signs of interest towards the gospel.
God wants every mother to be like Jochebed and Hannah.
Next Sunday Programme
9.30 am Bible Study of Luke chapter 18
11.00 am and 4.00 pm Pentecost Day Celebration.
By- L/Upa Lianpu Tonsing
i/c, Media Team,

Missionary Day, the 3rd May, 2015, 11.00 am

Two years ago he was in a hurry. He is still in a hurry. Said he has aged, the gospel can't wait. Among his scripture references like Deuteronomy 11: 26-28 about blessing and curse; 28: 1, 23&24; 1 Samuel 2: 7&8Ps. 75:6&7 about how the Lord lifts up one and suppresses the other; Ps 119: 130Isaiah 9:21 2 Peter 2:9&10 about being chosen;Joshua 13:1 when Joshua was old even as much work remained; Proverb 15:21&24; and his oft quoted verses as Director (Missions) of the Church of Proverbs 24:11 and Jude 1: 23 figured again as Rev. L. Khamkholun spoke on the occasion of the Missionary Day, which is celebrated on the Sunday falling nearest to 10 May of the year. This year the day falls on the on the 3rd May, 2015.
At a time Watkin Roberts, the Wales Missionary, stationed in Aizawl, was in financial distress a friend from England sent 5 pound (one pound is equal to INR 98.91 as on 8.5.2015). He used the money to print the Gospel of John and distributed the copies in the hills. Chief of Senvon Kamkholun Singson showed interest in the contents of the book. He sent for the Missionary to come over and explain the Gospel.  Watkin Roberts considered it a Macedonian Call (Acts 15:-18:22), took two guides, Thangkhai and Lungpau. The team was helped by a Meitei to cross the swollen Raknamkai (Tuivai) river with a rafter. On arrival of the tall and handsome Englishman the natives are said to have ducked and gaped from underneath the bushes.
A pioneer of the Gospel in the Guite Kual, Thangvang (born in 1871)was studying in Aizawl about the same time under the guidance of Rev. D.E. Jones. He preached the Gospel in a Gangte village in 1912 and was subsequently appointed evangelist teacher in 1914 for Guite Kual. There he taught children about the three R's till June, 1915. From July that year onwards, he proceeded to set up a Church. Subsequently the first Church in the Paite inhabited area was planted in the year 1916 in Phaitong village. Thangvang had 5 children, the eldest of whom settled in Gangpimual. Thangvang died on Good Friday, the 15th April, 1960, at the age of 89.
The Paites have benefitted from the Gospel and the accompanying blessing by grabbing high administrative posts in the Government of India. Jelshyam from Teikhang village and Dongzathang from Savaipaih village, who went on to become IAS and IRS officers respectively, are glaring examples.
All these are the results of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and His disciples from around the world.
Contribution made for missionary work never go in vain, instead gets accumulated as wealth in Heaven. Earthquakes like the one in Nepal on the 25th of April, claimed so many lives (lost souls) and property. Even buildings in Bangalore, the southern most part of the sub-continent have cracks in them. Even Delhi is said to be in the seismic zone. Hence the need to invest God's Church and Missionary work. Gadgets like computers and phones have become instruments of death. Thus the scripture in Proverbs 24:11, says, "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter"
Upcoming Events:
9.5.2015 10.30 am onwards seminar for parents at the Church premises
10.5.2015 11 am onwards Mothers' Day
By- Lianpu Tonsing
i/c, Media Team, TBSUC EBCC Delhi