Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::fix_protocol() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 833

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::normalize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9287

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::parse_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9288

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::parse_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1542

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_curl_version() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 7675

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_curl_version() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 7687

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::xml_encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1740

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::change_encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1759

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9411

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9412

Strict Standards: Declaration of JCacheControllerView::get() should be compatible with JCacheController::get($id, $group = NULL) in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/joomla/cache/controller/view.php on line 137

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::fix_protocol() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 833

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::normalize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9287

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::parse_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9288

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::parse_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1542

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_curl_version() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 7675

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_curl_version() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 7687

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::xml_encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1740

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::change_encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 1759

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9411

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::encoding() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9412

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::atom_10_construct_type() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2310

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2631

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2631

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2631

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2631

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::atom_10_construct_type() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 2670

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Parse_Date::get() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3609

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  • Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14929

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3730

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3730

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::is_isegment_nz_nc() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3730

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::atom_10_construct_type() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3212
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    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::atom_10_content_construct_type() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 3294

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14967

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14968

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14967

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14968

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14967

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14968

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14967

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14968

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::get_element() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14949

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::entities_decode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9190

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14958

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14959

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14958

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::element_implode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14959

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_Misc::absolutize_url() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 14958

    Deprecated: Non-static method SimplePie_IRI::absolutize() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/content/34/13975334/html/dmtc/libraries/simplepie/simplepie.php on line 9103

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    Let God be the First Choice
    Ephesians 5:15-21
    Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5: 15,16) 
     
    Growing up, much of my parent’s conversation with me was about making the right decisions in life. Whether it was about the friends I made, the college and career I chose, whom I married or what I did with my money and time, my parents constantly reminded with me to make those decisions keeping God number one in my life. As a child, I listened, became annoyed, said "yes mummy" and walked away. Now as a young adult, those same conversations have become part of what shaped me and continue to play a role in my decision making each day.
    Make the best use of opportunities: Paul here reminds us of the world we live in He gives us guidelines to living, instructing us to not be foolish, rather to live according to the spirit of God. He reminds us to use every opportunity we are give and make the most of it. The difference between a wise person and a foolish person is often in the opportunities they use or misuse. Foolish people ignore God when given a chance to experience His presence. The desire to know God is often missing in their lives. The foolish indulge in things of this world and allow the world to influence them. Like a drunkard, intoxicated by alcohol, the foolish are intoxicate by the world. The wise persons on the other hand, seeks every opportunity given to them not resting until they finds their purpose in lifeThe wise person longs to be in God's presence and prays to be filled with the spirit.
    Identify God's purpose in our life: What opportunities will God place before you today? When your neighbors are suffering, you have an opportunity to pray for them. Natural disasters around us give us an opportunity to serve and unite as one under God. A homeless man on the subway, during your morning commute, is an opportunity for you to be set apart and assist with money or a kind word. After having a hearty meal, it may be an opportunity to feed those who are hungry. After we read the Bible we have an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with those who have yet to hear. There are tons of decisions we make every day. Let's make sure we are honoring God in the decisions we make today and the opportunities we use or misuse. God has a purpose for you and me today. He may be asking for our yes, in a special place at a special time.
     
    Prayer:
    Holy Spirit, keep me alert of the opportunities around me today. Use me Father to be the light in this dark world. When decisions are before me Lord, give me the wisdom and courage to do what is right in your eyes. May Your will be done. Amen

     
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    Those who leave everything in God's hands will ultimately find him in everything.

    Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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    Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

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    BAPTIZED TO THE NEWNESS OF LIFE
    Romans 6:1-10

    Do you know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death... (Rom 6:3)
    Baptism is the entry point to Christ. God's initiative and people's positive response leads one to partake in salvation. Salvation is a gradual process and a faith journey. "We have in our own selves a lifetime of work." (Luther) Through baptism one dies to sin and lives in the new life of grace in Christ.
    Baptism : To die to Sin with Christ
    Through baptism one joins into Christ and identifies with Him. Jesus' death was to abolish sin. One, who identifies with his death, should die to sin. Paul says: "we were buried with Christ." Burial certifies the completion of death. No one can live in sin and in Christ simultaneously. The corrupt nature called the old man is crucified with Christ. Culmination of Jesus' baptism was the cross. So Jesus asked the sons of Zebedee "Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized." One who is baptized into Christ should die for Christ. Paul describes his life as a life crucified with Christ. Paul says: he is "always carrying in the body the death of Jesus." One who is died and buried with Christ does not live in his (her) sin. Like Paul, he has been crucified to the world and sin. (Galatians 6:14)
    Baptism : To live and walk in the newness of life
    Through baptism, a believer experiences the 'in Christ' experience. "Therefore; if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away: behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17). Resurrection is offered to those who have died in and with Christ. Paul says, "For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God." Those who have been raised with Christ should seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." (Colossians 3:1-3). So set your minds on things that are above.
    Parvati Bhai, a Gond tribal believer and a chronic TB patient was firm to take baptism. She was alone in her entire village to accept it. She was discharged from hospital, as there was no hope. Entering the village gate, she said: "Lord Jesus, I'm coming" and breathed her last. Seeing her hope filled end, her husband agreed to give her a Christian burial. During the funeral, our evangelist spoke about Christian hope. Now we have many believers in that village and the entire village is open to receive the gospel. Parvathi Bhai has died. But she lives in Christ and attracts many to Christ even after her death.
    Prayer:
    Thank you God for joining us with our savior Jesus through baptism. Help us to grow in Him and walk in the newness of life. Amen


    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    Every baptism service is an invitation to renew our commitment to a new life in Christ.
    Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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    Word for the day Christian Education Forum

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    CHOSEN TO WITNESS
    1 Peter 2:10-12

    Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:10)
    First Peter has the appearance of being a real letter because of its profuse use of baptismal liturgy. It has been considered as a homily preached on the occasion of baptism. This letter is addressed to the "exiles of the Dispersion" and the "elect." They live in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. The believers to whom Peter writes are clearly undergoing sufferings. They have to face various trials, which test their faith, they are being spoken as evildoers (2:12); enduring pain while suffering unjustly and even they were abused.
    Peter in its broad frame speaks about the Church as God's Household. Church as God's Household signifies the consciousness of a "new Israel." For Peter, the Church bearing the new identity of Israel is now the "chosen race", "royal priesthood" and "God's own people." Peter uses the method of rhetoric to empower the people against the terror of empire.
    New Identity in Christ: Peter urges the believers to accept the new selfhood they have received through the life of Jesus. The statement, "once you were not a people, but now you are God's people" refers to the transformation that took place in the life of the people through Christ's redemptive act. The people who remained alienated from the throne of grace and the altar of worship have entered into the new fellowship gifted through Jesus Christ. The communion with Jesus Christ has changed their identity to be the chosen people of God. The exiles became the exodus ones and the margins became the martyrs. Participating in the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist marks our new identity in Christ remarkable.
    New Witness in Christ: Peter exhorts the people to resist the habits of the empire that has invaded their life. Believers started to imbibe the natures and desires of the time which gave them sensual pleasures. For Peter, the witness of the chosen ones is to remain aloof from the pleasures and to prioritize the agenda of their life in Christ. A faithful engagement with the life of Christ demands us to express the natures and behaviors of the redeemer and liberator. The witness of the chosen ones redefines and reorders the faith and practices of the people of the social world. Witnessing Christ is the way of socializing the Gospel to the secular world.
    Prayer:
    Our Redeemer God, enable us to realize our identity and witness in the secular world. Amen.
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    When God chooses you to be a servant don't stoop to be a king.
    Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church