By Esudas Bontha www.churchofchristindia.com. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
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2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
The Hindu god Vishnu and his consort,
riding on Sheshanaag, god of all cobras
who always worships Vishnu
New Testament Christians, 0.5%
The highest population in India are the Sudra, my people
There are over 100 sub-castes
Brahmins are (Hindu Priest.)
Kshatriya are the (Kings)
Vysya are the (business men)
Sudra (untouchable people)
Hebrews 5:12-13 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
Off to work to help feed the family,
Only manual labor or childcare. No time or money for school
Maybe 2 years of school, but can’t read or write
Marry and have children
A new soul is born
Without literacy, the cycle will continue forever
In the past, the Bible was chained and people could not have it
Among the Sudra, they may own a Bible but they cannot read it
2 Peter 3:17-18
beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue
1 Peter 2:2
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby
Growing in the Grace AND KNOWLEDGE of Christ
Babe in Christ
Child in Christ
till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ
“I write to you”…so you must read!
1 John 2:13
I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.
2 Corinthians 1:13
For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),
Matthew 12:3,5, 19:4, 23:31
Have you not read …
1 Timothy 4:13
Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
…contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
… they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
2 Peter 2:1-3
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
Study to show
Babe in Christ
Child in Christ
We can be saved without reading, but…
Grow to Maturity,
Defend own faith
Men & Women,
All to Jesus I surrender. All to Him I freely give.
I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.
I surrender all. I surrender all.
All to Thee my Blessed Savior, I surrender all
My father and grandfather were Gospel preachers
I have been preaching for 23 years in state of Andhra Pradesh, South India.
I work in 3 Districts and have started many congregations.
Today my son and I preach for 6 different congregations.
And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women Acts 5:14
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16
And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
10 years at Christian Home & School
Bible Study visit in Home
1 hour? 40 minutes?
Can hear the Word, BUT
can’t study if they can’t read.
Totally dependent on a few preachers for knowledge.
Assembly: singing, scripture, prayer
Evening: Moral Class (Bible study)
Evening: singing, scripture, prayer
2 hours each day for 10 years = 7300 hours of spiritual training and study
Learn to read, able to spiritually feed themselves and shown the Lord’s Way
Song: God will accomplish His Will
Whatever we ask, O LordYour Will will be done.
Because of Your Love,The flowers also blossom.
So, please give ear to our praying because of Your Love.
Getting the bus was a big step for the school and opened the door to accreditation.
Having the bus allows us to serve 40 more children from outlying regions.
Current Bontha home and Christian School, 1/10 acre
Future location for Indian Christian School
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
“He that believes
and is baptized
shall be saved!”
I am so hungry,
when will he finish
so I can find some
food to eat?
And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward. Matthew 10:42
They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do. Galatians 2:12
We provided a glucose monitor for this severely diabetic young girl
And the King will answer and say to them, assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. Matthew 25:40
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
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