I am posting this on behalf of one of my close friends Pastor Palitha Jayasooriya who is an Executive and Preaching Pastor at the People’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I know Pastor Palitha well since I minister in the same church and I have worked alongside him for many years. Pastor Palitha’s sermons are now available for downloading through Sermon Search here.
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Motivation is a very powerful virtue. When studying the life of successful people it becomes evident they were able to overcome failure and be successful because of motivation.
Consider Colonel Harland Sanders. The early years of his life were filled with failure you might think he was cursed. But his life was driven by one simple belief that motivated him to keep trying. ‘It’s never too late to pursue your dreams.’ Today he is known as the founder of the highly successful fast food restaurant chain ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ or better known as KFC.
About 5 years ago from today, I wrote a blog post about ‘Spiritual Maturity‘. In it, I answered a few common questions about spiritual maturity. But I couldn’t answer one crucial question. How do we mature spiritually? The answer is we must grow spiritually in order to mature spiritually. Now we will not grow spiritually unless we are intentional about our spiritual growth. Today let’s look at a strategy we can use to boost our spiritual growth.
It’s Father’s Day once again and I want to consider the life of Eli for my sermon. Here’s why? In the Bible 1 Samuel 4:21-22 perhaps records the saddest words we will ever get to read. ‘Israel’s Glory is Gone!’ (NLT) These last words of a dying woman were a precise description of the plight of an entire nation. As tragic as it is, the word of God shows this was a disaster that could have been prevented if not for a man who failed as a father. Eli was the name of that man.
An atheist offended by the fact both Jews and Christians in America have many religious holidays but atheists themselves have none challenged the tradition in courts. The Judge, however, dismissed the case. ‘Atheists’ he said, after listening to the long, passionate presentation by the man’s lawyers, ‘do have a holiday already’. According to Psalm 14:1 & 53:1 it’s the first day of April!
The late Rev. Billy Graham once said, “We all talk about the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. But we seldom talk about the sacrifice he expects from us!” Of course, Pastor Billy wasn’t implying we shouldn’t remember the price Jesus paid in exchange for our redemption. He was saying mere head knowledge of Jesus’ sufferings is useless unless we do something with it because knowledge demands response. The Bible says,
More than a year has passed by since my last sermon. It was also 26 months ago I published Part 1 of this 2 Part Sermon Series. In that I shared four questions to ask when you feel confused and unable to discern God’s will when making an important decision. Today we will consider the last four questions.