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Sermon: How to respond to persecution and sufferings?

Sermon: How to respond to persecution and sufferings?

Introduction

So many books have been written, sermons have been preached and studies have been conducted on the doctrine of Christian suffering. Yet nobody knows it better than those who have actually tasted it.

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Sermon notes: The Parable of the Sower

Sermon notes: The parable of the Sower

Introduction

I am fully aware that I have preached to you from this passage before but wanted to share the same today for a very good reason. As your Pastor I am responsible for your personal spiritual growth. You know, sometimes we get complacent in our Christian walk which hinders our spiritual growth. When that happens I have to stir your nest and remind you to start moving forward again. So, I am going to stir your nest tonight. Now, like I told you the last time I preached from this passage, Jesus spoke about four different groups of people that are in the Church.

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Valentine’s day sermon 2015: The Greatest Commandment

Valentine’s day sermon 2015: The greatest commandment

Introduction

St. Valentine’s is a day in which the church talks a lot about God’s love for man. This Valentine’s however I want to talk about how we are supposed to love God and others. Here in the passage I have chosen to preach from today a Lawyer (not an ordinary Jew) who intended to find fault with Jesus’ teachings asks him a question. It’s not a foolish question at all, because the Jews quite commonly drew distinctions among the laws of Scripture – great and small, light and heavy. Jesus’ answer was unexpected yet biblical and logical. What does this commandment mean?

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Review: ESV Bible for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile

Review: ESV Bible App for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile

ESV Bible is a Bible reading App for Android/iOS based smart phones and Windows Mobile. It is developed by Crossway, the publisher of the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible. I have been using this app for few months now and decided it would be a bright idea to share my thoughts with you. Let me start with the pros.

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Sermon: Young Jesus is lost and found

Sermon: Young Jesus is lost and found

Introduction

In the movie “Home Alone” the McCallister family, in the confusion and rush to board their flight on time, leaves little Kevin at home and do not know until they are already airborne. A similar thing happened almost 2000 years ago and unlike in the movie this was for real. The Bible says that Mary and Joseph left Jesus behind on their return trip from Jerusalem. There are three important truths about God’s presence we can learn from this incident.

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Sermon: God and his faithfulness

Sermon: God and his faithfulness

Introduction

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word faithfulness as “deserving trust, keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do.” Although we love to know such reliable people the society is full of unfaithful people. Faithfulness has become a rare virtue today. We see cheating spouses, double tongued politicians, unfaithful business associates and the list continues.

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Easter Sermon 2014: Jesus appears to Thomas

Easter Sermon: Jesus appears to Thomas

Introduction

This morning even as we celebrate Easter, I want us to consider yet another famous passage in the bible. This passage is none other than John’s account of Jesus’ appearance to Thomas. In today’s sermon I want to share with you my observations on the passage and their implications.

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Good Friday Sermon 2014 – The Three Cups of Jesus

Good Friday Sermon 2014 – The three cups of Jesus

Introduction

In the Old Testament, the metaphor of the cup stands for human life which can be filled with various things. The Bible says that Jesus allowed the father to fill his cup with wrath and suffering so that you and I can drink from the cup of salvation. Let’s see.

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