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Worshiping At

699 Albany Post Rd

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

MOTTO 2016:

" Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established..."   
Proverbs 16:3


Established in 1994 as a Church of South India (CSI) congregation and also a member of the
United Church of Christ, we are located in Briarcliff Manor, New York, a small village in lovely Westchester County.
You are warmly invited to come worship with us!


Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Greetings in the name of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.

The word disciple means 'a follower'. A person, who has accepted a belief and spreading the doctrine of the accepted beliefs, known as a disciple. A Christian disciple is a person who accepts and assists in the spreading of gospel of Jesus Christ. Fullness of Holy Spirit is an important matter in a Christian discipleship. Holy Spirit equips and modifies a person for the process of discipleship.

The word disciple came from the Latin root 'discipulus' which means pupil or leaner. "It emphasizes practice or exercise self-discipline and self-control." When Jesus spoke on Peter's boat lot of people followed him hearing the word. Many of them accepted him as their savior. Peter, the fisher man and his partners who followed Jesus after a great fishing, forsook their boat, net and family (Lk5:11). "Discipleship is a price worth paying."

In a true discipleship, a disciple of a Christ who receives a call to not only forsakes the pursuit of worldly things but to carry the cross daily. Luke 14:26-27 "If anyone comes to me and does no hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." Without cross there is no discipleship.

Consistency and obedience is also a sign of Christian discipleship. In john21:6 Jesus said to the disciples by the sea of Tiberias, "cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." They obeyed Jesus words, they got a big quantity of fish and they were not able to haul it. Only true disciple can obey the word of Jesus. Jesus was always made consistent relationship to God. He always asking His father's will and doing His father's will. In a Christian discipleship we have to maintain constant relationship with our God Savior Jesus Christ. "Inconsistency is not a good sign of Christian discipleship."

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." If you are a true disciple you have to commit yourselves in God's hand. The disciples accepted and believed in Jesus. When they got Holy Spirit in the upper room, they committed their 'weaker life' into God's hand; God used them as an instrument of His Kingdom. The faithful God establishes the plan for a true believer. I hope that this year will be a blessing in your life.

May God bless us all.

Thanking you 

Robin  Achen


(Rev. Robin K. Paul)