SALEM MAR THOMA CHURCH
EASTERN LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
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Our Vicar: Rev. Jose K. I.
Message from Rev Jose K I – Vicar and President

2/1/2019 6:48:32 PM

Dearly beloved in Christ,

I greet you all in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Myself and my family represented Salem by participating the dedication service of Carmel MarThoma last month. For us, it was a great blessing. Although very few of our members have contributed in that project, most of the Parishioners are yet to participate in that project. The month of February begins by meditating on the entrance of our Lord Jesus to the Jerusalem Temple (Mayaltho). The Child Jesus was taken to the temple to perform the rituals under the Mosaic law by His Parents. On the First Sunday of February we meditate on Jesus is the healer. Mark 5: 1-19. Jesus has the power to overcome nature, demons and death. This passage is about restoring a demon – possessed man. Tell others what God has done for you.- the people of the region tried to subdue the demon possessed man, but no one ever succeeded. So, day and night he would wander among the tombs cry out and cut himself with the stones. However, the demons knew they had no power over Jesus: so when they saw Jesus, they begged not to be tortured or sent out of the area. Jesus ordered the legion of demons to come out of the man and in to the herd of pigs. Immediately the man was free of the demons and begged to leave with Jesus. But Jesus replied; Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has mercy on you.

Identify the demons in our life: in this passage the demons are literal. However, in today’s time the demons can be bad habits, addictions and sinful behavior. There are so many people around us including ourselves possessed by the demons of this world. It is our Job as Christians to not give up on those people around us, like the people of the region in the passage. Those who are struggling need to be reminded of the power of Jesus and His ability to help us overcome the demons. If we are looking within ourselves, it is important to understand that these demons use the human body to destroy your relationship with God. if we resist the devil and his influences, he will flee from us. (James 4.7). It is our Christian responsibility to go out the world to preach the Good news and to be living examples of the power of Jesus Christ. May our prayers be here… Heavenly father free us from the demons that possess our lives . Help us to be aware of others’ struggles and show them the way to Jesus. Amen Jose Achen

Jose Achen.
Church: 45 N Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Parsonage: 57 Stevenson Pl, Deer Park, New York 11729
Tel. 631-522-1431 (Home) 516-234-2657 (Mobile)


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