Caleb Newsletter September 2018

//Caleb Newsletter September 2018
 
  CALEB INSTITUTE  

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CALEB INSTITUTE

DELHI

September 2018

To develop and equip Christ centered leaders who excel at serving the Church in India.

 
 
 
About Caleb Institute Faculty and Staff Contact Us
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
Principal
Email: principal@calebinstitute.org
Reaching Out to Others in Love

The Bible makes a positive statement about God’s being: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). God is the embodiment of love. The Bible further teaches that because God is love He sent His Son Jesus Christ to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins (v.10). Jesus’ sacrifice reveals that the nature of God’s love is holy. Holy love reaching out to others in compassion is a mark of our missionary God, who “so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” (John 3:16). We read in Matthew’s Gospel this description of Jesus’s loving compassion: “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:35–36). God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5) as well and this over flowing must reach out to others with the same love and compassion as our Lord did. This indeed is a sign that God’s love is poured into our hearts. Live with eyes wide open; paying attention to little details in the lives of people around you. Certainly, you will find opportunities to reach out in compassionate love through word and deed.

 
 
 
 
 

First MTh Batch at Caleb Institute, From Left to Right: Abhishek Lawrance, Rahul Gill,
Puneet Jha, Rasmita Rani, Jonathan Philip and Timothy Stephen
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Master of Theology (MTh) Program Starts at Caleb Institute
 

From the academic year July 2018, Caleb Institute offers Master of Theology (MTh) in Mission, in collaboration with Martin Bucer Seminary in Germany and is recognized by South Africa Theological Seminary (SATS).

 
 
 
 
 
 

Caleb Institute Student Body at the 72nd Independence Day Celebration at Caleb Institute

 
Flag Hoisting by Rev. Dr. Richard and his wife Mrs. Sunita Howell.
72nd Independence Day Celebration

On 15th August Independence Day was celebrated with great cheer and enthusiasm. The Caleb choir led us in a joyful time of singing praises to God. Speeches and poems were a part of the program too. Rev. Dr. Richard Howell spoke about the sacrifices that led to a free India. He reminded to work hard to preserve the freedom guaranteed by the constitution of India to all citizens. He reminded the student body to celebrate the gift of freedom and new life Jesus offers freely to all by His grace.

 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell Meets His Holiness, Pope Francis
 

 

Rev. Dr. Richard Howell, the Principal of Caleb Institute had the privilege to meet with His Holiness, Pope Francis and present him with the book he edited for Global Christian Forum Gathering in Bogota April 2018. Sharing of Faith Stories: A Methodology for Promoting Christian Unity.

 
 
 
 
 
Ministry Report by Amos Khokhar
 
 

Ministry Session with students in one of the schools in Moga.

 
The team presenting a skit.
The Ministry Team
 

During summer vacation a team from Caleb Institute went to the city of Moga in Punjab to share the unconditional love of God revealed in Jesus Christ with school students. The children face numerous challenges and are seeking for help. The team became a channel of blessing as it highlighted the theme: “True Light in the Lies of Life.” The message was presented through various activities such as value based skits, drama and motivational games etc. Meaningful counselling sessions followed. “Within 20 days of witnessing we covered 6 schools and reached more than 7,000 students. It was a new experience for our team and a blessed time for the students and their teachers. We are invited to visit them again. Pray for students witnessing to the love of God for all people.”

 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Allen Quine praying after the sermon in Chapel Service.

 
 
Dr. Allen Quine Taught 1 Corinthians
 

Dr. Allen Quine JD, PhD is the VP International Relations at Museum of the Bible. He taught from 1 Corinthians with a special emphasis on interpreting 1 Corinthians in the light of the Indian context. His teachings gave new insights to exegete a book of the Bible. Caleb was blessed to have him teach the Word of God both in class and chapel service.

 
 
 
 
 
  He Completes Me - A Poem by Ms. Sabrina Howell
 
Ms. Sabrina Howell joined Caleb Institute as faculty in Department of English from June 2018.

His love completes me on the days I feel empty,
His grace fills me on the days the world condemns me,
His strength carries me through challenging moments and dreary days,
His joy makes me smile through life’s many difficult ways.
His love completes me on the days I feel empty,
His provision never lets me lack anything,
His mercy enables me to take one day at a time,
His presence is enough for me for beyond and in this life time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Praise and Prayer

  • We thank God for guiding the students, faculty and staff at Caleb Institute who witnessed to people in various capacities through the Summer Break.
  • We thank God for the new semester in the year 2018.
  • Pray for the establishment of Caleb Institute at new property.

 

We invite you to be a partner in equipping the students.

Contact us at info@calebinstitute.org

RZ-122, Street No 3, Dabri Palam Road, Vaishali, New Delhi - 110045

 

Newsletter Editorial Team
Amos Khokhar
Jonathan Philemon Philip
Sabrina Howell
Timothy Stephen.

 
 
 
 
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