Sunday, August 2, 2009

GRACE TIMES August 2009


Grace Times

Vol. XII/11 Grace Bible Church, C 930, Sector B Mahanagar, Lucknow, India Aug 2009


August Pulpit Calendar

All services begin at 9.30 a.m.


09 Preacher: Rev J T Raja

16 Preacher: Pastor Kuru

23 Preacher: Pastor Kuru

30 12th Anniversary Celebration

Women’s prayer time

August: Wednesday 5th

From 10.00 a.m to 12 noon.

Fridays, Aug 14th & 28th at 7 p.m.

In the home of the Sarwans: E 16 Mahanagar Extension.


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Dear People,

We complete 12 this year. But not Grace Bible Church as an entity separate from us. We are the church and we’re finishing 12.

WWJD? That’s “What Would Jesus Do?” The idea is based on Charles Sheldon’s novel In His Steps., the story of a church becoming serious about what Jesus would do today.

For a Christian, the essence of the devotional life consists of answering that question WWJD.

What did Jesus do when He When Jesus was 12? He stayed on at the Temple, and said that He had to be busy with His Father’s work (Lk.2:49).

We’re 12, about to become a teenager. But back then, 12 marked the end of childhood, time to

enter an apprenticeship in dad’s workshop. Yes. it’s time to get serious about the Father’s work.

This summer showed you that you can be a church without Kuru. In Malayalam, “kuru” (pronounced with a thin “r”) means “seed.” A seed’s job is over once a seedling feeds on the split seed to become a plant. My part is done. I’ve fed you God’s Word (seed in Matt.13:19).

God’s work needs all to pull their weight. You can’t leave it to the pastors, the board, Sunday School teachers, the study group...Grace Bible Church will be able to do only what you will do. If you won’t do what you say the church ought to do, it can’t be done. When God gives you an idea, clearly He has chosen you personally for the task.

In Christ’s love, Kuru


Suseela’s house arrest has ended and she is back in circulation after recovering from the fall she had in May.

Kusum had a fall while on holiday and fractured her foot.

Babita’s brother-in-law died after battling leukemia for years.

Nehem has continued to battle chest congestion. When he recovered Whitsy became unwell with congestion and fever.

Elsie Thomas (in Dehra Dun) was to undergo surgery to remove a fibroid, but we prayed that she won’t have to, and the doc has decided to give her medication to reduce the growth.

Pooja recovered from a bout of typhoid and is back at the institute in Hyderabad. Ravi Modwell came down with flu.

Cindy will have her baby in the first week of this month, Naomi mid-August and Shwetha in September.

Richie has gone to Poona, to prepare for international chartered accountancy exams in December. Riya waiting it out until she gets the right opening to pursue a master’s in counseling.


I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,

Real service is what I desire.

I’ll sing You a solo any time, dear Lord,

Just don’t ask me to sing in the choir.

I’ll do what you want me to do, dear Lord,

I like to see things come to pass.

But don’t ask me to teach boys and girls,

O Lord, I’d rather just stay in my class.

I’ll do what you want me to do, dear Lord,

I yearn for Thy kingdom to thrive.

I’ll give you my nickels and dimes, dear Lord,

But please don’t ask me to tithe.

I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,

I’ll say what you want me to say;

I’m busy just now with myself, dear Lord,

I’ll help you some other day.

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