The latest devotional post on the Arise & Eat blog:
“We saw how distressed he [Joseph] was when he cried to us for mercy…” Genesis xlii.21 The height of human cruelty! Ten men who lacked even the faintest touch of human kindness hated one of their youngest brothers to such
The root of all the world’s problems is the problem of human sin and selfishness that ruins our relationship with God, our fellow humans, and our environment. The only solution to this human predicament is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only Man in history who claimed, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to [God] the Father except through me.” A restored relationship with God, through the forgiveness of our sins, can lead to peace with fellow humans and with our environment. Therefore, Philip decided to follow Christ in 1982. He left his academic pursuit in the field of Environmental Science to become a full-time evangelist and Bible teacher. He is married to Dr Jessimol, a missionary doctor who worked among India’s rural poor and among children. The family is blessed with four children.
As a trained Bible teacher, Philip is passionate about seeing churches rooted and grounded in the Scriptures even as they seek a vibrant life in the Holy Spirit. He trains pastors and lay leaders in Inductive Bible Study. He envisions Christians who will be Christ-like in a corrupt and materialistic society; and Christian communities that raise God-fearing children in loving families to become young adults who lead pure and holy lives even though they are surrounded by immorality, perversion, and substance abuse. To this end he offers pre-marital counseling and biblical teaching on marriage, sexuality, and parenting.
Philip had the privilege of serving either alongside pastors or on the pastoral staff of several churches in India and Kenya. In the field of Christian education, Philip taught students of Secondary and Higher Secondary classes at one of India’s international schools. He led the departments of Religious Studies for five years. Philip helps teachers improve their teaching, presentation, and classroom management skills.