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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, â€śOh my Lord, let my heart break with the things that break Your heartâ€ť and his life was never the same. Itâ€™s his belief that one can only demonstrate Godâ€™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 Godâ€™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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The Beauty that Comes
In the ancient town of Bethany there lived a woman, whose story we read in Mark 14:3â€“9. One evening she traveled to the house of Simon the leper, because she had heard that Jesus was there. She came seeking to do one thingâ€”to pour out her costly perfu ... read more
The Bible shows us a way of life
The Bible shows us a way of life that isnÂ’t dependent on only what we can see. Psalm 27:13 says, Â“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the livingÂ” (emphasis added). Matthew 21:22 says, Â“An ... read more
The Bond of Perfection
Have you ever seen a boxing match between a left arm and a right arm of the same person? Does your little finger purposely scratch and hurt your ring finger? If you are cold, does one of your feet try to block out the other foot to get closer to the heate ... read more
The book of Acts
Up until this point, all the disciples had known were fishing nets and village life. Yet now they were doing the very works of Jesus! Later, in the book of Acts, we see how these ordinary men went on to evangelize their entire world, suffering great perse ... read more
The breadbasket of India
That summer, along with a few co-workers, I returned to all the places we had visited during the last few years in the state of Punjab. I had been in and out of the state many times and was eager to see the fruit of our ministry there.
The breadbasket ... read more
The Christian literature
One of our missionaries in India showed incredible love for a man in a remarkable way. While working in a particular village for a couple of years, this missionary was continually opposed by one certain man. The man would adamantly hinder the missionary a ... read more
The Church is the people
But I rarely spoke out on these subjects. I realized I was a guest. The Americans who had built these buildings had also built the school I was now attending, and they were paying my tuition to attend. It amazed me, though, that these buildings had been c ... read more
The Devil is Bad Enough
It is so important that we strive to maintain a balance between attributing things to demonic activity and recognizing natural phenomena. A particular instance comes to mind when I think of this subject. It was a time many years ago when I was speaking at ... read more
The Fatherâ€™s Love for Us
When I was growing up, I was very shy and timid. I never participated in any sports, and I never confronted anyone about anything. During class, I sat there afraid that the teacher was going to ask me a question.
After completing high school, convinced ... read more
The Fear of the Lord
Psalm 111:10 says, â€śThe fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.â€ť More often than not, the â€śfear of the Lordâ€ť is just a vague spiritual term. But the way to become a friend of God and to have our lives built on the correct foundation is to und ... read more
The Foundation of All Service
Imagine with me, if you will, the night before Abraham was going to sacrifice his son Isaac:
After supper Isaac rolled out his blanket and, a few minutes later, was sound asleep. Not so for Abraham, who didnâ€™t close his eyes all night. In the sky over ... read more
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
The only weapon that will ever effectively win the war against disease, hunger, injustice and poverty in Asia is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To look into the sad eyes of a hungry child or see the wasted life of a drug addict is to see only the evidence of ... read more
The Gospel to the poor
I began by singing a simple childrenÂ’s chorus. It was all I knew. By the time I finished, a crowd stood at the foot of the rock. I had not prepared myself to speak, but all at once God took over and filled my mouth with words of His love. I preached the G ... read more
The Greatest Motivator
Itâ€™s amazing how many Christian activities average believers participate in at one time or another during their Christian life. They feed the hungry, sing in the choir, teach Sunday school, collect clothing for the homeless, visit prison inmates, witnes ... read more
The Heart of God
Once I watched a program on which a reporter interviewed passersby on a busy city street, asking each one the same question: Â“How can someone get forgiveness of sin and receive salvation?Â” You wouldnÂ’t believe the answers people gave just off the cuff. Mo ... read more
The humility of Christ
So I told the driver to stop the rickshaw. He quit peddling and, concerned he had done something wrong, asked, Â“What happened?Â” I said, Â“Nothing is wrong. I just want you to give me the handlebars and you go and sit on the back.Â” He couldnÂ’t believe it! I ... read more
Strobel then turned the interview toward Jesus. An article from Christian Courier comments on their conversation as follows: How would he now assess Jesus at this stage of his life?
Strobel says that, amazingly, TempletonÂ’s Â“body language softened.Â” Hi ... read more
The Lesson of the Yoke
â€śCome to Meâ€ť and â€ślearn from Me,â€ť Jesus told His disciples. But there is a condition: â€śTake My yoke upon you.â€ť(1) You cannot learn of Him unless you take His yoke. What does His yoke represent? When I was growing up in my village, there were p ... read more
The Lordâ€™s Work Done in the Lordâ€™s Way
â€śI have set the LORD always before me . . .â€ť Psalm 16:8a
I spoke this message to our fellowship on July 30, 2002. It was one of those days especially set apart for prayer and waiting upon the Lord. We began with hours of worship and adoration, duri ... read more
The Magic of Music (Part 1)
Music opens a magical world and brings happiness to the lives of both humans and other living things.
Ancient epics depict animals forgetting themselves in the magic of the flute and standing still until the end of the music. A poet describes a deer eati ... read more
The Magic of Music (Part 2)
But what is the situation now? Satan, who stepped into Eden, controls the horizon of music. This topic needs a serious discussion.
Statistics shows that the suicide rate is increasing in Western countries. I read a piece of news about five students commi ... read more
The Mark of Humility
Two men went to the temple to approach God in prayer and seek His favor. One, a Pharisee very sure of his outstanding spiritual achievements, recounted to God his flawless service record. He even thanked the Lord that he was better than others, especially ... read more
The Name Above All Names (Part 1)
A scientist asked Albert Einsteinâ€™s wife: â€śWhat do think about the relativity theory which your husband invented?â€ť
With a smile she replied, â€śI donâ€™t know anything about that. But I can tell you one thing. You can believe Albert 100%. Whatever ... read more
The Name Above All Names (Part 2)
The Vision of Sadhu Sunder Singh
Years ago, I spent some time in Punjab. Both my friend and I visited a place called Patiala. The purpose of our journey was to visit the house and the village of Sadhu Sunder Singh.
Sadhu Sunder Singh w ... read more
The Name Above All Names (Part 3)
The Truth that Prevented Suicide
Paul, a native of Chavara, Kerala, is a family friend of mine. Now he lives in Rajasthan, with his wife and two children.
He was a journalist once, but his life was filled with miseries and sorrows. He started seeking ha ... read more
The Name Above All Names (Part 4)
Azamono and the Prince
Questions without answers, problems without solutions, lost hope about deliverance or healing from diseases, adverse conditions: in these also the name of the Jesus will do miracles.
Bill Labech, an American missionary, went to Af ... read more
The plans of the enemy
Although God is able to take the plans of the enemy and use them for our good, we must also see these as the spiritual attacks that they are. Therefore, we must keep our mind and heart in gear, ready to stand against our adversary and receive the promises ... read more
When I was a boy, growing up in India, I often went to a potterÂ’s house near my high school. I was fascinated watching him make clay vessels. During those visits, I never saw the potter take a hardened lump of clay and put it on his wheel to make somethin ... read more
The Potter Works Only with Soft Clay!
When I was a boy, growing up in India, I often went to a potterâ€™s house near my high school. I was fascinated watching him make clay vessels. During those visits, I never saw the potter take a hardened lump of clay and put it on his wheel to make someth ... read more
The Power of Oneness
It didnâ€™t take very long after the flood for Noahâ€™s descendants to act independently from the Living God and band together to construct the Tower of Babel. When the Lord came down to inspect their ambitious and idolatrous building project, He made a v ... read more
The Power of Our Attitude
Paul and Joseph chose to put their hope in God. They could have easily stayed where they were at, in dismay over the troubles of their lives. But they did not do this. They lifted their eyes and put their hope in God.
Here is where we see how important o ... read more
The prayer of faith
God delights in answering the prayer of faith. The last part of Hebrews 11:6 says, Â“He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Â” In Matthew 7:7 Jesus said, Â“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to ... read more
The presence of God
Suddenly, I felt that I was not alone in the room. A great sense of love and of my being loved filled the place. I felt the presence of God and fell on my knees beside the bed.
Â“Lord God,Â” I gasped in surrender to His presence and will, Â“IÂ’ll give myse ... read more
The religious leaders
James and John were furious. These Samaritans had the gall to close their village to Jesus just because He was traveling to Jerusalem. Instead of being overwhelmed with gratitude that the Jewish Messiah would even set foot on their soil, they closed their ... read more
The Road to Friendship
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, â€śAbraham!â€ť â€śHere I am,â€ť he replied. Then God said, â€śTake your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mou ... read more
The ruminations of being consigned to Â“second bestÂ”
We find ourselves thinking thoughts like, Â“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 32:3Â–5)? I canÂ’t ask God to heal me because I know this was a road I rebelli ... read more
The Seeds of Future Change
In 1971 I was invited to spend one month in Singapore at a new institute that had been started by John Haggai. It was still in the formative stages thenÂ—a place where Asian church leaders would be trained and challenged to witness for Christ.
Haggai wa ... read more
The Small Pond and the Big Picture
The fishing boat was turning to shore after a night of fishing when a kingfisher swooped down and snatched a tiny fish out of the water. Suddenly, the bird lost its grip, and the small fish fell into a pond. Half dead, it struggled back to life. Meanwhile ... read more
The Son can do nothing of Himself
The answer is found in John 5:19Â—Â“The Son can do nothing of Himself.Â” The moment Jesus heard the news about Lazarus, He looked up and asked His Father what He must do. The Father must have told Him, Â“Son, it is not the time. Wait.Â” And so Christ waited, d ... read more
The Son of God
About an hour later another asserted, Â“Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.Â”
Peter replied, Â“Man, I donÂ’t know what youÂ’re talking about!Â” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter (L ... read more
The Son of the living God
There we sit in the ruins, replaying the various destructive scenes and moaning at the appropriate times, Â“If only that didnÂ’t happen!Â” Regret clings to our every thought as we struggle to stand with knees made weak by our own choices.
ThatÂ’s where Pet ... read more
The Way of True Blessing
â€śFriendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant.â€ť Psalm 25:14, NLT
There are plenty of books that tell about â€śhowâ€ť to receive Godâ€™s blessings and how to obtain material blessings ... read more
The Way to Fullness
If there is one verse in the entire Bible that speaks volumes of what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit or to experience the fullness of the Lord and have His rivers of living water flow out of us unhindered, it is Galatians 2:20â€”
I have been ... read more
The ways of God
The ways of God seemed foolish to NaamanÂ—so much so that he stormed away from the prophetÂ’s home, still a leper. Naaman responded with human logic. He thought he knew the best way for his healing to happen, and when he heard something as foolish as dippin ... read more
The Weapon of Disunity
At the end of a devastating three-year drought, all Israel assembled at Mount Carmel. There Elijah boldly challenged them to watch a contest between the prophets of Baal and himself.
After the prophets of Baal exhausted themselves in vain to persuade the ... read more
There Is Hope
Robert Robinson lived in the 18th century. Converted through George WhitefieldÂ’s preaching, he himself went on to become the Methodist minister who wrote the famous hymn Â“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.Â” You probably remember the lines:
Come, Thou ... read more
There is Hope
Robert Robinson lived in the 18th century. Converted through George Whitefieldâ€™s preaching, he himself went on to become the Methodist minister who wrote the famous hymn â€śCome, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.â€ť You probably remember the lines:
Come, T ... read more
We see in the Bible that one of the strongest agendas God has is to get people all alone. For example, Jacob ran 20 years or more. Finally, when God got him alone, He could make him into Israel.
You see, when it is only God and you, you are more apt to f ... read more
Touching Heaven â€śAloneâ€ť
Unless we are praying and spending time alone with God, we really canâ€™t understand what it means to follow Christ. We are deceived by thinking that dynamic preaching, a good worship service, special music, great choruses and an outstanding church progra ... read more
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
There is a beautiful chorus that goes, â€śTurn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.â€ť1 All the difficulties, all the pain, all the letdowns, all the de ... read more