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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.
Unbrokenness is a fearful thing
Unbrokenness is a fearful thing. It is the spirit of Satan, whose nature is incurable pride that can forever resist God.
Godâ€™s greatest problem is not our sin (for He dealt with that on the cross), but the hardness and unbrokenness of our hearts. Tha ... read more
When the Lord calls us to serve Him, our hearts are overjoyed. We are excited and eager to do our best. But very soon we discover that things would go a whole lot smoother if circumstances would be more favorableÂ—if finances werenÂ’t so tight, if John Doe ... read more
Vessels of Praise
Thomas. Everyone thinks of him as Â“doubting Thomas.Â” This privileged man walked with Jesus during His ministry on earth and knew Him face-to-face.
Unfortunately, when the other disciples had the opportunity to see their Lord after He was raised from th ... read more
Look at your body and you will see a left leg and a right leg, a nose and two eyes. We were all given two feet and two hands. Both hands are complete with five fingersâ€”nothing is missing. And because nothing is missing, you are able to write with your h ... read more
Waiting for Orders
Often, in India, in front of office buildings, you will see a messenger boy sitting on a stool, apparently doing nothing. But when he hears a bell ringing inside, he hurries in and asks, â€śSir, what do you want me to do?â€ť
Whatever the instructions may ... read more
Walking in His Shoes
When I first came to the United States, I visited a large, well-known church where the pastor announced an evening prayer meeting. I came early that night, genuinely concerned that I might not find a place in the sanctuary. I waited and waited for the tho ... read more
Walking into the Fire: Living on the Front Lines
While traveling in the Midwest, I was looking forward to meeting an old friend of mine. Years ago we had worked together on a Gospel team. I remember how I was challenged by his zeal for the Lord, his burden for the lost and his example as a servant.
The ... read more
Watch the Lamb
Philippians 2:5â€“9 says, â€śLet this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the li ... read more
we all will stand before the judgment seat
Let us look forward to the day spoken of in 2 Corinthians 5, where Paul reminds the believers to live in the fear of God because we all will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. This is not a punitive judgment; it is not as though we are being tried ... read more
We Will Be Like Him
Imagine with me that someone bought a whole bunch of bright red, crisp apples and tied them onto an apple tree. Everyone who casually walked by the tree would think, Wow, that tree looks great. See all of those apples? Unless of course they studied it car ... read more
[In Jesusâ€™ parable of the prodigal son], the younger son chose to rebel and walk out from under his fatherâ€™s covering. He rejected the authority over him and did what he pleased. In the end, however, what he got was waste and ruin. His inheritance was ... read more
I stood one day at a busy Bombay street corner, waiting for the light to change, and I heard the voice of a young girl behind me.
â€śSir,â€ť she said, â€śmy father is dead. My mother is sick and canâ€™t beg anymore. I have a little brother, and he is v ... read more
What Do I Get Out of It?
There is no doubt in my mind that Simon Peter and his brother Andrew became the talk of all the fishermen around the lake of Galilee when they suddenly left their nets to respond to Jesusâ€™ call: â€śFollow Me, and I will make you become fishers of menâ€ť ... read more
What Do We Lack?
I believe the Lord looks for that â€śone thingâ€ť we grasp so tightly and depend on. It could be anything: our strength, our abilities, our education, a meaningful relationship, our years of Christian experience, our connections, the good reputation we ha ... read more
Someone once said that within the timeline of any movement, the original life, passion and vision would be sustained about 25 years. The excitement, freshness and newness are on a basic uphill incline up to that point. After that, things will begin to cha ... read more
What Is It Worth to Me?
Godâ€™s desire to conform us to the very image of His own Son sounds like a good plan to us and a worthwhile pursuit. We immediately think of all the wonderful things Jesus did while He was on earth, and we feel privileged that God wants to use our lives ... read more
What Is Normal?
Many years ago, my oldest brother came to know the Lord in a very intimate way. At that time my mother was a believer, but the rest of our family wasnâ€™t saved. One day my brother read the promise in Acts 16:31, â€śBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and y ... read more
What is Prayer?
If youâ€™ve had similar experiences as I, you may have found how oftentimes in prayer, either public or private, people change their voices and stretch their words, as if talking to some unknown, powerful being a million light years away. Their voice may ... read more
What Keeps Us Going?
I am always intrigued when I watch the start of the marathon during the summer Olympics. All the runners appear to be in top physical shape, excited to represent their countries and determined to win the gold medal.
However, it's a whole different sto ... read more
What Must We Do?
Karl Marx said, â€śPhilosophers have only interpreted the world differently. The point is to change it.â€ť1 You can have all the ideas, dreams and desires for change in the world, but that will not make one ounce of change.
So, how do I effect change in ... read more
Whatâ€™s the â€śOne Thingâ€ť?
Two individuals came to Jesus, each with a deep spiritual problem. One found life, but the other lost it. What went wrong in this counseling session?
The first person was a rich young ruler who approached the Lord with the most burning question of his he ... read more
When Can We Retire?
When can we retire? This is a very real question for us, because we are living in a society in which we have been taught to plan carefully toward a time in our lives when we will have less stress, less responsibility, less work and more time for ourselves ... read more
When We Fall Short
Chances are you can recall a time in your own life when you Â“wept bitterlyÂ” over something. Like Peter, what you thought could never happen to you did indeed, leaving you
ashamed . . .
confused . . .
uncomfortable . . .
frightened . . .
con ... read more
When We Have Failed â€“ What Next?
I once heard about a man whose memory was failing. He went to his doctor to seek treatment. After this man had gone through
various tests, his doctorâ€™s conclusion was, â€śI want to be of help, but in my opinion, we only have one option. I can do surger ... read more
Where is the Master Plan?
During the last few days of Jesusâ€™ life here on earth, the entire universe, all creation and all the angels in heaven eagerly watched every moment. They didnâ€™t want to miss a second! He was the Lamb of God who was slain before the foundations of the w ... read more
Where is Your Focus?
A balance needs to be kept between our concerns for a deeper life and our concerns for world evangelism. God wants us to grow and become more like Him. He wants us to know Him intimately. He is a jealous God who longs for our fellowship and seeks our undi ... read more
Which Road Will You Travel On?
We live in a culture in which, unless we consciously and deliberately seek to swim against the current, we will hardly make it as followers of Christ . . . at least, not the Christ of the New Testament, who said, â€śAnd whoever does not bear his cross and ... read more
Who is a Disciple of Christ? (Part 1)
In her article, Speech without Words, Elizabeth Patten Moss narrates an incident: â€śOnce St. Francis went to talk to the people. Instead of using words, he spoke through a smile of love and kindness to all those who came his way. He bought food for a per ... read more
Who is a Disciple of Christ? (Part 2)
People have eagerly tried to find answers to certain questions since the beginning of the earth. This is exactly what philosophers do. They think, they discuss, they talk, they write long articles Ă˘Â€Â“ about what? Their topics are Ă˘Â€Âśwhat is life?Ă˘Â€Âť and Ă˘ ... read more
Who is a Disciple of Christ? (Part 3)
What is Life?
The philosopher C. S. Lewis said, â€śThe Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.â€ť Jesus wants to change us, to make our nature like His. He works closely with us to change our lives.
Like the story of a toy made of t ... read more
Who is a Disciple of Christ? (Part 4)
The Gospel according to Mark says, â€śFor even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.â€ť (Mark 10:45.) Jesus is saying, â€śYou have to understand one thing; God became a human with one desire. I ... read more
Who Qualifies to Stand in the Gap?
It was by far the darkest hour in the history of the people of Israel. The lives of the entire nation were hanging by a very thin thread. At any moment, the judgment of their righteous God could wipe them off the face of the earth. They knew that each bre ... read more
Why do they always have to be either entertained or entertaining?
Why do they always have to be either entertained or entertaining? I wondered. It was as if they were trying to escape from a guilt they had not yet defined or even identified.
I was constantly aware of how largeÂ—and overweightÂ—most Americans seemed to ... read more
Why No Revival
God promised Abraham and Sarah a child. But as the years went by, nothing happened. As the years of childbearing passed, they began to wonder how God could ever fulfill His promise. They reasoned and agonized for months and finally decided that they had t ... read more
With Each Stroke of the Brush
Have you ever watched an artist paint a picture at a street corner or in a park? I have, and it's a fascinating experience. Let me tell you why.
When the artist first takes his canvas, puts it on the easel, dips his brush into a color and begins to pa ... read more
With Each Stroke of the Brush
Have you ever watched an artist paint a picture at a street corner or in a park?
When the artist first takes his canvas, puts it on the easel, dips his brush into a color and begins to paint, he alone knows how the painting will look when it is completed ... read more
You Must Choose
The meeting was over. It was one of the strongest messages Iâ€™d ever spoken on dying to self. Maybe thatâ€™s why I was shocked when a lady came up afterward and asked me to pray for her problems with smoking and having a short temper. In talking to her, ... read more
Your Final Chapters
Remember Roy? That was not the end of his story. After his friendÂ’s death, he too considered suicide. But that same week he miraculously heard a Christian radio broadcast. He listened to GodÂ’s Word, and he too found restoration in Jesus Christ. His life c ... read more
Zeal with Wisdom
When you read about Paul, Peter, Philip and others in the book of Acts, you see how their lives were marked by passion. They were full of zeal, enthusiasm and excitement, red-hot in following the Lord. Nothing could stop them.
I believe the Lord desires ... read more