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K.P. Yohannan

K.P. Yohannan ( - Present)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker K.P. Yohannan in text and pdf format. Dr. K.P. Yohannan, the Metropolitan Bishop of Believers Church, was born and brought up in Niranam, Kerala. Niranam has immense historical significance in the tradition of Saint Thomas, a disciple of Jesus Christ who planted the first church there in AD 52. K.P. Yohannan dedicated his life to God at a young age to serve the needy and downtrodden. He prayed, “Oh my Lord, let my heart break with the things that break Your heart” and his life was never the same. It’s his belief that one can only demonstrate God’s love by loving people. After over four decades of selfless service, he says, I have no regrets in praying that prayer for I know God has touched millions through what He did in and through me. It is all God’s grace.

He spent the early years of his service in North India and traveled to the remote villages sharing the love of Christ and doing charitable works. Through numerous encounters during those years, he was instilled with an increasing passion to bring hope, peace, and comfort to the needy and deprived. His sacrificial commitment, farsightedness and aptitude to perceive helped him to lead a life of unhindered devotion to serve Christ and His church. K.P. Yohannan is also the voice of Athmeeya Yathra, touching millions through his daily radio and TV broadcasts. His 250 books offer practical and spiritual guidance on hundreds of subjects.

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Dangerous Ground
      Some time ago I found a colorful church flyer in my mailbox. It was an open letter from the pastor of a large congregation. He invited the whole community to attend a series of high-class, Christian concerts he had lined up at his church. In his letter he ... read more

David Livingstone’s Example
      Henry Stanley, a worldly reporter, was sent to the jungles of Africa in search of David Livingstone. The last time the old missionary had been seen was seven years before when he returned to Africa in 1865. Finally, when Stanley found Livingstone in the m ... read more

deceived by the Enemy’s whisper
      Unless we are careful, we can be deceived by the Enemy’s whisper that tells us, “This obedience stuff is too hard. Abraham was only able to do what he did because God was showing such extraordinary favor to him. You’re just an ordinary, struggling h ... read more

Dependence Upon the Lord
      “That which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.” Luke 16:15, NASB Introduction “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide ... read more

Destined to Soar
      A tiny eaglet fell out of his nest in a tall tree near farm, and he landed in a chicken coop. He found himself surrounded by little chicks and thought they were his siblings. He grew up like them, learning to scratch for insects and peck at the seeds the ... read more

Destined to Soar - Part One
      It is possible for us as Christians to lose touch with our true identity—if Satan succeeds in deceiving us! In The Silver Chair, one of the books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, author C.S. Lewis vividly illustrates what happens when someone falls un ... read more

Destined To Soar - Part Three
      Destined to Soar A tiny eaglet fell out of his nest in a tall tree near a farm, and landed in a chicken coop. He found himself surrounded by little chicks and thought they were his siblings. He grew up like them, learning to scratch for insects and pec ... read more

Destined to Soar - Part Two
      Has it ever sunk into your heart that Jesus and you belong to the same family? You are even named after Him. And “Christian.” is not just your new family name; it's your whole identity. God wants you to know what this means, because it will anchor your ... read more

Destroying Deception
      In The Silver Chair, one of the books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, author C.S. Lewis vividly illustrates what happens when someone falls under deception. Prince Rilian, the king’s son and heir to the throne of Narnia, is held captive by the ench ... read more

Die Daily
      With a grain of wheat, Jesus illustrated how very serious a matter it is that He and we, His followers, die in order to produce life. Even if we had every doctrine right, lived our lives beyond reproach and could move mountains by our faith, it would be i ... read more

Discipline and Freedom
      Setting good habits for ourselves and being disciplined in our lives are good. But it is not good to become a slave to that sort of disciplined life. The Pharisees were very disciplined people. They fasted. They prayed regularly. They studied the Scriptur ... read more

Divine Instrument
      It seems that with all our knowledge, information and experience, we should be on top of the mountain more of the time. I know this is how I often evaluate my life. I think that after all I’ve endured, I should now be able to face all kinds of problems ... read more

Do It God’s Way
      From the world’s perspective, faith often looks foolish and illogical. But faith trusts God to do what He has promised, no matter how foolish the steps He asks us to take may seem. There is nothing of man’s way in faith. Faith led David to face a giant wi ... read more

Does Your Reading Count?
      While visiting China a while back, I was shocked when I learned that hundreds of church congregations there are without even one copy of the Bible to share among themselves. They are without any kind of Christian book, and still in many parts of the world ... read more

Don’t Look for Peace
      As followers of Christ, we very often forget that we are engaged in a serious battle with bullets flying all around us. Just recently I counseled a Christian leader in India who was deeply discouraged because of the sudden pressures he was facing in his ... read more

Don’t Give Up
      We find ourselves thinking thoughts like, “How do I keep going when I know I am justly reaping what I sowed? What happens if I become physically sick because of my sin (see Psalm 32:3–5)? I can’t ask God to heal me because I know this was a road I rebelli ... read more

Draw Near to God (Part 1)
      What to Do When You are Tempted “Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the ... read more

Draw Near to God (Part 2)
      Seeking God’s Will in Everything Once my son Daniel asked me for permission to go and watch a game with his friends. I asked him, “Son, did you ask for God’s permission, whether He would like it?” Instead of saying no to him, I let him seek Godâ ... read more

Esteemed by God
      In the book of Isaiah, we see a glimpse into God’s heart for the broken. In Isaiah 66:2 (NIV) God says, “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” But we have a problem. By nature, we all are the ... read more

Example of living by faith
      Even after this incident, Saul didn’t change. He was soon after David once more. This time God caused a deep sleep to come upon Saul’s army, making it possible for David and his men to walk right up and take the spear from near the sleeping king’s head. T ... read more

Expand Your Borders
      “KEEP OUT” – “Genius at work, don’t disturb” – “Knock before you enter” – “Don’t touch” – “Private supply” – “Don’t bother me”—these are just a few examples of the signs you can pick up at the store to hang on you ... read more

Faith and Common Sense
      Nothing is going to be accomplished for eternity without faith. Only that which is done by faith will last. It is impossible to please God without faith (see Hebrews 11:6). Faith is the foundation of everything. Salvation will never happen without faith. ... read more

Faith Defined
      In Hebrews 11:1 we find the definition of faith: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The NIV translation says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” What do ... read more

Fighting the Law of Attrition
      Nothing stays the same! Just one look at your car will confirm this. The tire tread is wearing thin, the muffler is rusting out and the engine will only go so many miles. Our houses have the same tendency. The paint peels off, the roof leaks after a few s ... read more

Final Chapter
      Remember Roy? That was not the end of his story. After his friend’s death, he too considered suicide. But that same week he miraculously heard a Christian radio broadcast. He listened to God’s Word, and he too found restoration in Jesus Christ. His life c ... read more

Find Your Best Friend in Books (Part 1)
      In 1966, when I was serving the Lord in North India, I had a lot of friends. All of them were from different places and countries and spoke different languages. Because of these differences, staying together was not easy. Food, dress, behavior—everythin ... read more

Find Your Best Friend in Books (Part 2)
      Dear friends, have the enthusiasm to read good books. I am not talking about the books which you borrow from others once in a while, books which deal with immoral stories, books which influence you negatively—nothing of that sort. I’m talking about bo ... read more

Find Your Best Friend in Books (Part 3)
      Think about it; it is really necessary to nurture a habit of reading. Philosophers emphasize that through reading, a person becomes a great individual. reading-86070_1280 Let me share with you an incident which happened to a couple some years ago. Both ... read more

Find Yourself
      Are You Depressed? Due to caste problems, in 1990 some young people committed suicide. They did it because they thought their situations would worsen. Young people can become depressed by the communalism in the country where they were born and brought u ... read more

Finding God’s Heart
      Once I watched a program on which a reporter interviewed passersby on a busy city street, asking each one the same question: “How can someone get forgiveness of sin and receive salvation?” You wouldn’t believe the answers people gave just off the cu ... read more

Fitted Together
      In 1 Kings 18:31, when the prophet Elijah repaired the broken altar, we are told he used 12 stones, “according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come . . .” This is an interesting statement, because at ... read more

Follow Him in Humility
      A well-known preacher flies into town for a citywide crusade. He expects to be greeted at the airport by a delegation of prestigious individuals. Instead, an old taxi driver holding a piece of cardboard with the preacher’s name misspelled waits at bagga ... read more

FOR THY SAKE
      "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work" (John 4:34) The most unhappy people in the world are the ones who live only for themselves. All that they do, they do only for their own sake. For these self- centered individual ... read more

Forgiveness, the Ultimate Cure (Part 1)
      In February 1960, Adolf Coors III, a billionaire and the owner of Golden Brewery, was kidnapped by some unknown people. His abductors demanded a large ransom from his family. Police recovered his dead body from a valley after seven months. At that time, ... read more

Forgiveness, the Ultimate Cure (Part 2)
      The following incident took place 1,730 years before Christ. The life of Joseph is described in Genesis 37-50. This young man underwent a lot of pain even when it wasn’t his fault. He was blameless in his words, thoughts and actions. He sincerely lov ... read more

Forgiveness, the Ultimate Cure (Part 3)
      Leonardo Da Vinci and Forgiveness While painting The Last Supper, the artist Leonardo Da Vinci fought with a man. He spoke angrily with the man and they became enemies. After that, he went back and continued his work on the canvas. But however much he ... read more

Foundations in Prayer
      God has of His own motion placed Himself under the law of prayer, and has obligated Himself to answer the prayers of men. He has ordained prayer as a means whereby He will do things through men as they pray, which He would not otherwise do. . . . If praye ... read more

Foundations in Prayer
      God has of His own motion placed Himself under the law of prayer, and has obligated Himself to answer the prayers of men. He has ordained prayer as a means whereby He will do things through men as they pray, which He would not otherwise do. . . . If praye ... read more

Foundations of Ministry
      It’s not always easy to wait. If we are honest, we will admit that we are usually restless when we have nothing to do. We need noises and things happening all the time. We want to be kept busy and have something to do at any given moment of the day. Mos ... read more

Founded by God
      All that brings glory to God and lasts in eternity must have its origin with God, not with ourselves. Ministry is something given to us by God. Jesus called the disciples to follow Him; they did not call themselves. Jesus called Paul. John the Baptist was ... read more

Free to Make Progress
      I WAS STUNNED AND AMAZED to no end when I read the 19-page letter a man wrote me. He not only blamed me for all the mess he had made of his life, but he also pronounced severe judgment and terrible curses on me from God and the devil. Never in my life ... read more

Friend of God
      Like most young kids, my son, Danny, loved to play at the playground when he was young. Oftentimes, after being at the playground for only 10 minutes, he would come running back over to me, excitedly asking, “Can me and my friend go play together on the ... read more

Generations Remade
      It began with Creation. Because God is good and everything He does is good, we can safely assume that all He creates is good. So in the beginning when God created heaven and earth, they were good. Then something went wrong. Between Genesis 1:1, w ... read more

Giving Up the Good
      “This is the beginning of the end.” You have read it many times; you probably have heard many preachers say it. And possibly you have even said it yourself. The question is, the end of what? As is often the case, we use words and phrases without reall ... read more

God and His Word
      Faith deals exclusively with believing God and His Word. It is with this foundation that biblical faith is distinguished from all else. We may say, “Oh, I believe in that politician. I believe in this make of car. I believe in this medicine because it wor ... read more

God Didn’t Do It!
      Lok Bahadur, a man from the country of Nepal, had been suffering from severe back pain for three years. As he began listening to Gospel for Asia’s daily Nepali radio program, he learned that Jesus was the Son of God. That’s when Lok decided to join th ... read more

God is Bigger
      It is a challenge to follow His call to walk away from these things—but it is an even greater challenge to realize we always have the chance to turn around, to go back to a life that is more comfortable. Our Enemy, the devil, knows this, and he works h ... read more

God is not mad at you
      It is never too late. God is not mad at you. He is, in fact, for you. Don’t give up. Mighty to save and faithful to love is He (see Zephaniah 3:17–19). It is to the very ones who know the pain of personal failure that He comes and extends hope: He has ... read more

God Speaks to Us
      I’m looking for one who will wait and watch For My beckoning hand, My eye— Who will work in My manner the work I give, And the work I give not pass by. And oh the joy that is brought to Me When one such as this I can find— A man who will do al ... read more

God wants faith to permeate all of our lives
      God wants faith to permeate all of our lives, every moment of every day. He doesn’t want us to just fall back on faith when someone is sick and the doctors are unable to help or when the finances are low. Please let us not just use faith when trials or ... read more

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