Christians celebrate Easter in commemoration of the day of Jesus' resurrection from the dead. Jesus' resurrection has freed mankind from the grasp of sin and death. According to the Christian faith, Jesus died to save the world. His sinless blood that He shed on the cross, was poured out to justify man and restor.He gave meaning to Friday. We had a great Good Friday service just two days ago.
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld."
The Bible has two parts: Old Testament and New Testament. The New Testament has 27 books: four gospels to tell the life of Jesus, 21 letters to explain the meaning of Jesus for our lives, one history about the early church, and one prophecy. All 27 of those books deal with Jesus as alive, risen from the dead and the central, living reality in the universe today, he himself being very God and very man.
1. God Loves You!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"
The problem is that
2. All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says "The wages of sin is death." The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
3. God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. “God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
4. If you want to accept Christ as Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:
"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."
The Most Rev Samuel Peter Prakash
Acting Primate, TAC
Born in 1944 in Gorakhpur, married to Archbishop Prakash in year 1968, passed away in 2014.
Being a pure soul, she lived her life serving ministry of Christ and she did her part to make this earth a better place for us to live. She was a knowledgable, humble and forgiving lady. With whatever God gave her she accepted it and was content with it. Followed Christ in every step of life, she played every role perfectly.
Being a Christian person of faith she believed and followed : Romans 12:21 "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." She believed in doing good because God is the only one who can judge and will judge on the final day.
Being part of Anglican Church of India and Traditional Anglican communion worldwide, she played a vital role by giving support to the church. With Archbishop Prakash she attended and supported Anglican events, meetings and celebrations in India and around the world. She mentored many by living her life by Bible and preached word of God to the people. Every year she provided leadership to the Christian Anglican youth in the youth camp and annual Christmas program.
With her love she nurtured a beautiful family. Being a wife, a mom and a grand mom she fulfilled all her roles perfectly, she stood by strongly and courageously supporting in difficult times. Her bright smile lightened the day with joy and hope, her pure heart poured her unconditional love. She was always there for her family when need be. She guided each one with a vision that Christ showed her.
Being a social worker she helped the community and worked for women empowerment. She was leader in Congress party and did her part to create a better world for all of us.
She was a teacher with passion to educate children and spread literacy to people who can't afford. She taught women from various neighbouring villages to read and write, she started the school to provide education to children. Along with Archbishop Prakash she supported kids and youths financially to complete their both basic and professional education.
Looking at the past we remember that she was a complete and a perfect person. God send her on this earth and she lived her life happily and successfully achieved all the goals that God wanted her to do on this earth. On 4th December, God Almighty called her back to His heavenly Kingdom and gave her an eternal life.
She has gone from this earth but she will live in our hearts for ever and ever. She was truly a blessing for each one of us. She left behind her legacy for us and we have to live by it. We pray that her soul rests in peace in Jesus Christ our Lord Almighty.
Thank you everyone around the globe for praying for the departed soul Mrs. White Rose Prakash, in the faith & dignity in Christianity which we received through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eternal father, who makest all things new, yet abidest forever the same, grant us so to pass through this coming year with faithful hearts, that we may spend all our days in service, and in all things do thy loving will; Romans 8:18 "Consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." With New Year comes new hope and blessings from Jesus Christ.
Wishing everyone a blessed and happy New year 2015.
Yours in Christ
Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash
Acting Primate TAC & Metropolitan Anglican Church of India(C.I.P.B.C) .
It is for your information that the Anglican Church of India, formerly known as the Church of England in India is autonomous Church and statutory body formed by the Acts of Parliament. It had a large jurisdiction to follow the same Constitution, Canons and rules and called the "Anglican Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (C.I.P.B.C.). The Anglican Church of India under the leadership of the Most Reverend Samuel P. Prakash, Metropolitan of India, is affiliated to the Worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion. The basic and fundamental Faith followed by:-
After the formation of Spiritual Union in 1970, most congregations were against to this Church Union and continued the Anglican Faith and practice. On the same fundamentals as above. The most Rev. Samuel P. Prakash is elected Acting Primate of the Worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion and consecrated two Bishops in England as Chief Consecrator.
The Anglican Church of India reserves right and authority as valid and constitutional Apostolic Succession make Bishops till they faithfully serve the Anglican Church. The Anglican Church of India has removed the following priests and Bishops from the Anglican Church due to their unauthentic and unconstitutional activities. They have sold most of the consecrated prime land of Anglican Church. They are no more now Anglican Priests or Bishops. They have now no right and authority to deal with the Anglican Church properties. They are as follows:-
|1.||John Augustine||15th May 1997|
|2.||Gabriel Buxla||5th April 2008|
|3.||Johnson T. John||3rd February 2004|
|4.||Santosh Sagar||15th December 2004|
|5.||Samuel T. Ponniah||17th November 2011|
|6.||Patick Hosea||17th November 2011|
|7.||Rockas Sandhu||22nd January 2013|
The above persons are not Anglican Bishops, nor have the authority to sell properties.
The Most Rev. Samuel P. Prakash
Metropolitan, Anglican Church of India
Archbishop John Hepworth
Traditional Anglican Communion