Presentation to Honor senior MembersBethel Methodist ChurchGreater Noida, U.P., By E. B. Sundaram, FRCSC., Sunday Dec. 8, 2013.
The Theme of this presentation is dedicated to the Senior Members of the Church, both present and past. Message is the ‘life of Moses and its impact through the Generations’
This presentation has four parts Life of Moses and its impact • The salient events of the Life of Moses. 1.1 Moses delivers the Hebrews 2. The Mosaic Law and how it contrasts with the teachings of Jesus 3. The foundation of liberation theology and politics. 4. God provides special wisdom(intellect) to the leaders. Birth Moses and ten Laws Jesus Teaching Brain and longevity Moses delivers the Hebrews
Life of Moses: You can start to study the Life of Moses by clicking on these pictures 300 Years Gap 1st 40 Years Pharaoh Miriam Burning Bush Sandal 2nd 40 Years 1st Born Die Moses Cloud By Day 3rd 40 Years Snake Rod 10 Plagues Passover By Night Chariots Miriam Sings Palm Tree Fire Red Sea Manna Hit Rock Moses Sinai
3 Feasts Passover Pentecost 10 Laws Shofars Golden Calf Moses Sinai... 1st five Laws Aaron 2nd five Laws High Priest Tabernacle Ark of God Say Rock Death of Aaron 12 Spies 37 Years Aaron's Rod Snakes Balaam 3 Sermons 120 Years Caleb Joshua 6 Cities
Why Moses was chosen? *Was recognized as an authoritative, philosopher. Known for his wisdom (longevity),*Leadership qualities and above allRecognized in the Bible and Quran as the chosen one of God As he was to lead Israelites out of bondage.
Moses was a born leader • God gave him fortitude and his undying support in extremely difficult circumstances to oppose a mighty king of Egypt. (“I am not eloquent- send my brother Aaron). • Moses’sstrong faith relied on God in times of severe adversity- lack of resources and a revolt. • In times of failure he faltered-but fulfilled God’s plans: -Ten Commandments and lead Israelites to Cana. • liberation theology- Moses laid the foundation and Gustavo Gutiérrez gave the movement its name with his book A Theology of liberation (1971)
MIRIAM SINGS BITHIAH-PHAROAH’S DAUGHTER
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted.Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea.The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea.[b]10 But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them.They sank like lead in the mighty waters.14 The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia. 19 When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen[e] went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. 20 Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. 21 Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted.Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.”
GOD SPEAKS TO MAN THROUGH THE AGES • MOSES • THE ORDER OF US SUPREME COURT • THE VALEDOCTORIAN IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. • KATRINA FLOODS AND RESPONSE OF DAUGHTER OF BILLY GRAHAM • Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm.
"My father was a slave, and my people died to build this country, and I am going to stay right here and have a part of it just like you. And no fascist-minded people will drive me from it."
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NO MODERN EXPLANATION FOR MIRACLES INFRASTRUCTURE DESTROYED SUCH AS WATER TURNING INTO BLOOD AND PRESTELENCE DROUGHT AND FLOODS AND EPIDEMICS (viral) RUMORS AND CYBER WARFARE –October 30th, 1998-H.G.Wells Novel Adaptation-Broadcaster Orson Wells 2.1 The War of the Worlds- SIMULATED ACTUAL ALIAN INAVSION BY MARTIANS- Gripped parts of New York in fear and disarray of the communities. 2.2 Cyber Rumor probably originating in Pakistan led to migration of North East residents from Bangalore, disrupting some communities. 3. Security programs of USA for future attacks. Orson Welles in 1937
Sinai Peninsula, showing location of Mount Sinai Mount Sinai (Arabic: طور سيناء ṬūrSīnāʼ or جبل موسىJabalMūsá; Is Jebel Musa the Correct Mt. Sinai ?
Moses in anguish breaks the tablet of ten commandants because the Israelites make a golden calf and worshipped it
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart,for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10
Christianity is a difficult religion to practice 1. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,. 2. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:3. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also (e.g. Mrs. Staine, Catholic Nurse, GandhigiriPhiliosophy and St. Steven)4. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.5. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.6. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. —Matthew 5:38–5:42 KJV
Mandate to the New Church • Pentecost- St. Peter • The “Churches One Foundation” - Samuel J.Stone, Samuel S. Wesley The Church’s one foundation, Is Jesus Christ her Lord,She is His new creation, elect from every nation,Yet one o’er all the earth; Her charter of salvation,One Lord, one faith, one birth; One holy Name she blesses,Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses,With every grace endued. Mid toil and tribulation,And tumult of her war, She waits the consummationOf peace forevermore; Till, with the vision glorious,Her longing eyes are blest, And the great Church victoriousShall be the Church at rest. Samuel J. Stone Samuel S. Wesley The Impact of Liberation theory and politics for peace, progress and social justice
Details of liberation theology and politics • Liberation theology is a political movement in Roman Catholic theology which interprets the teachings of Jesus Christ in relation to a liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions. • The term was coined in 1971 by the Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez, who wrote one of the movement's most famous books, A Theology of Liberation
Grace, Wisdom (intellect) and Stature. • 1. God provides His special grace for the leaders of the ruthlessly oppressed. • 2. God selects leaders with unique and superior intellect. • God selects leaders who have leadership qualities and skills toemancipate the down trodden
Delaying the Effects of Aging • The process of aging may be inevitable, however one may potentially delay the effects and severity of this progression. While there is no consensus of efficacy, the following are reported as delaying cognitive decline: • High level of education • Physical exercise • Staying intellectually engaged, i.e. reading and mental activities (such as crossword puzzles) • Maintaining social and friendship networks • Maintaining a healthy diet, including omega-3 fatty acids, and protective antioxidants. • "Super Agers" • Longitudinal research studies have recently conducted genetic analyses of centenarians and their offspring to identify biomarkers as protective factors against the negative effects of aging. In particular, the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene is linked to prevention of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, valine CETP homozygotes but not heterozygotes experienced a relative 51% less decline in memory compared to a reference group after adjusting for demographic factors and APOE status.
75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life• (APRIL 29, 2013)Essence is warmth of relationships • In Pursuit of Happiness
“O Jerusalem”- God’s promise to Moses-Cana. Present State of Israel-Role of Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Golda Meyer (the Ultimate Hope and result of Liberation theology). The disappointment (Liberation politics) s ) and the role of Palestine and Arafat )
N.S.Sarila, IAS (The untold story of partition) was ADC to Mountbatten Facts are presented and the reader has to make his judgment. Success of Liberation theology, but failure of liberation politics (Gandhi did not attend the independence Day ceremony at Red Fort and the dying words of Jinah to liaqat Ali Khan- “I made a mistake” Failure of Liberation politics- partition of India and subsequent-genocide Gandhi’s Contribution to Nations- non -violence-liberation theology. 40,000 refugees were escorted from Rawalpindi to Delhi by six Medicos at the request of Jinah to Nehru and arranged by Miraj Medical Centre ( by Methodist Bishop Pickett). The role of Indian National Congress and Gandhi, Nehru to the role of Mountbatten and Churchill and the role of USA in the India’s Independence.
Ethnic differences in ethnic rehabilitation • Punjab refugees did extremely well in the Terai region of U.P. (economically and socially)- In spite of major catostrofys. • Whereas, the Bengali refugees grumbled, quarreled, dissatisfied, complained and totally unhappy.
Liberation Theology is breaking barriers and politics is unifying a nation. • The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. Wikipedia • Destruction date: November 9, 1989 (News received in EZE officeChurch Development Service (EED) Ulrich-von-Hassell-Straße 76 D-53123 Bonn- Godesbrg) • Opened: 1961 • Destroyed by: Demolition
‘The Cross and the Lynching Tree’ . By James H. Cone 1. Niebuhrhad ‘eyes to see’ black suffering, but I believe he lacked ‘the heart to feel’ it as his own” (41). meanwhile, the pain and suffering of being black in America was occurring only blocks away in the streets of Harlem. Cone compares Niebuhr with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who famously became involved at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Again, of the two theologians—Bonhoefferand Niebuhr—one died on the cross and one did not. [ “It is one thing to teach theology (like Niebuhr, Barth, Tillich and most theologians) in the same environs of a classroom and quite another to live one’s theology in a situation that entails the risk of one’s life” (70). Tillich stood up to Hitler and Nazism,
Strategy for liberation theology- Martin Luther King- “I have a dream” I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in History as the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation. After 100 years later the Negro still is not free, badly crippled by segregation, poverty in the midst d a vast mean of prosperity. little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers Non Violence according to Gandhi. Economic Non-Cooperation- Sit-in Sustaining the spiritual component through music(blues) and art and excelling in sports.
Associated with human and spiritual unity, closeness and compassion, and it still is, but more recently it is also cited or alluded to in satiricalorcynical ways which suggest false moralizing, hypocrisy, or naively optimistic views of the world and human nature (Kum- ba-yah“Come By Here”). Double click on black space for music. .. (Please double click on Please double click on black space)black space
Apartheidbegins after the May, 1948 general election. 1991-The End of Apartheid. Role of Oxfam: Nelson Mandela Bishop Desmond- Tutu Success of Liberation Theology Success of Liberation Politics- (reconciliation and forgiveness )
Role of Senior Citizens At home-discrimination in the family Girl child, IMR 80 per thousand live births, son preference, disabled and other equal distribution of opportunities and resources. Community- poor, needy and less privileged. National Programs- Seniors can be involved to make a contribution. 4. Senior citizens are the back bone of the church
Jabulani Celebrate and rejoice (Swahili) WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Mrs. ArchanaKaul, Documentation officer and Mr. S.K. Mishra, multi-purpose staff *Closing Prayer for present and past senior members of the Church by Mr. UmeshBanerji