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Grace & Responsibility & KKR’s Andre Russell in Kings XI Eden Gardens Game of IPL12 – Duke Jeyaraj

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The Sportstar reports:

“Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday said that he would take the blame for the no-ball incident against Kolkata Knight Riders which cost his side the IPL match here.

KKR’s Andre Russell was yorked by Mohammed Shami off the last delivery of the 17th over when the Jamaican batsman was on three but to the horror of KXIP, the umpire signalled a no-ball as the visiting team was found to have one fielder short of the mandatory four inside the 30-yard circle.

Russell made full use of the reprieve as he hammered five sixes and three fours from the next 11 balls he faced to bludgeoned his way to a 17-ball 48, helping KKR to post a massive 218 for 4.

KKR made 56 runs in 19 balls after the no-ball incident to score its highest IPL total at Eden Gardens.” And eventually won the game.

Russell was showered with ‘grace’. He was given another opportunity to bat. And he made maximum use of it. He showed tremendous sense of responsibility.

That reminds me of a Bible truth. Do we respond with a sense of responsibility after having experienced the grace of God?

Impacted by grace, we have the responsibility of having to say ‘no’ to ungodliness and worldly passions (Titus 2:11-12). Enabled by the same grace we can do that! But do we do that?

(Go to http://www.dukev.org to know more about Duke Jeyaraj’s ministry, the G4 Mission, a Indians-supported Google Generation blessing ministry).

 

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Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his flat, during his spare time! He could have been a cricket commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around cricket magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008 putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore [M. Div & Doctor of Ministry]. Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (16) and Datasha (12) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin and calls Hyderabad, India, his adopted home. Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation]).

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