dhoni 111 meter six

One of MS Dhoni’s sixes in the cracker of a match between CSK and RCB in the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, was a monstrous 111meters long!! Dhoni hit the second ball of the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav nearly out of the stadium. We know what happened at the end? CSK lost by 1 run as Dhoni got beaten in the final ball of the game, a slower one by Umesh, when his team needed 2 to win. RCB keeper Parthiv Patel’s throw hit the stumps and the man at the other end, Sharadul Thakur, was caught out of the crease. Dhoni narrowly missed scoring 26 runs of the last over to win the game for his side! If he had, he would have scored the maximum number of runs scored in the last over to win the match in) entire IPL history (till 21 April 2019). Even though CSK lost there were tweets post the match calling that Dhoni be made India’s PM. This gripping match got me thinking. There are grounds in India where the distance of the boundary is just 55meters from the bat. When this is so, can a 111meter hit be considered a 12 (as it is more than twice the boundary length in certain grounds!)? No. If such a rule was in place, CSK would have won the game! But unfortunately for the CSK and fortunately for the RCB such a rule does not exist in cricket! What counts are the rules of the game! In the final day, we would be judged by the words of Jesus, the Bible says(in John). What Jesus taught will stand the test of time – his words are everlasting words – and will judge us on the Final Day. And those who constantly remain in Christ will not ‘lose’ but gain eternal life! If we placed our faith in another person’s words – words that might sound fancy, fantastic and fabulous, but words that are not in line with what Jesus taught – we are sure to lose on the final day and land in hell. So spend time knowing what Jesus says. Read his words in the Gospels. And you will know what he taught. Here is a sample:….you must be rich toward God…hell is real… lust is adultery. …Wrongful anger is murder. …We must choose to serve if leadership is thrust onto us, not boss around….Jesus is coming back…etc. And obey them. They will make you win on the final day. And today. – Duke Jeyaraj,

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Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He 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 rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports 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) in 2006 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/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  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). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout [if you are the reading plain text type], [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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