05 Apr 2020

Overcoming – FEAR

The bible talks about “Fear” more than 500+ times and “Fear Not”, some believe it’s mentioned 365 times in the bible and could be used for 365 Days . Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. “Keep calm FEAR NOT” the first explorer whispered. “Remember what we read in that book on wild animals? If you stand perfectly still and look the lion in the eye, he will turn and run.” “Sure,” replied his companion. “You’ve read the book, and I’ve read the book. But has the lion read the book?” We are all like the second explorer .We all Fear about something but God says Fear Not and we need to overcome this fear. ...
29 Mar 2020

Being Sheep

Being Sheep, or rearing sheep Peter was Jesus' disciple. He was getting to know him. He was in a state of repentance and at the same time filled with passion. He had denied Jesus 3 times. Hence, he was all the more eager to spread the message of truth. We'll look at the conversation that Peter and Jesus had. We are also very similar to Peter. We love Jesus. We are getting to know him. We are repenting for our iniquities just like Peter. Now imagine this conversation between you and Jesus. John 21: 15 - 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love ...
22 Mar 2020

Hope , Affliction & Prayer

Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Hope, Affliction and Prayer Paul the author, is writing this letter to the people of Rome, predominantly Gentile. Most likely the place where it is written is Corinth. Themes that emerge from this book are (a)Basic Gospel (b)God’s plan of salvation, (c)Jew and Gentile alike. Let’s look at the specific verse in Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. He wants us to be rejoicing in Hope and be patient when we face tribulation and be constant / or be faithful in prayer. Let us divide the verse in 3 parts, and see what God is speaking to us this day. Be Joyful in Hope Romans 5:2-5 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces ...
15 Mar 2020

Fear Faith and Me

Fear Faith and Me Amidst all the news of Corona Virus, also known as Covid – 19, we are here today. Really appreciate us. While I was preparing this message, I was reminded of Noah and His Ark. Imagine just like this virus, the whole Earth was filled with water. In the news you could only see, one country being affected, then it comes to the other, and in this manner, it comes to us. Probably, Noah is blaring out his voice saying believe and come into the Ark. I am sure, the reactions of people those times would have been very similar like today. Creating memes, showing extreme confidence that it would not affect me, it’s only hyped or on the other hand ...
08 Mar 2020

What is Grace?

GRACE What is grace   The word grace in English means “smooth”, “pleasing” or “good will” Usage of word grace in English is as follows She handles her problems with grace and dignity He has shown remarkable grace during this crisis The above grace is a product of human goodness or of human spirit. The original word “grace” taken from French mean “favor” In the bible “grace” however means the goodness that comes from God’s Spirit “favor for undeserved”, “unworked for favour” or “unmerited favor”  from God to mankind.   What is the source of grace Source of grace is Jesus Christ : John1:16&17 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace. For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Grace ...
01 Mar 2020

Who is the Greatest?

We all want to be the Greatest and the Best. As Professionals, we all strive to be the greatest and best at our workplace, at our home and even in the Church. I still remember we used to have a KRA rating, in which we used to have rating for CE, ME , NME, OUT. It was given to all the individuals to rate themselves. Guess what each one may have rated “CE”. Everyone rates themselves as CE.. As the greatest in the team. When we want to buy a product online , we buy the best product . We check reviews, cost, and so on. We don’t buy a product which is second best, we buy that, which is best , or good. In ...
16 Feb 2020

Habits or Idols

Idols of the heart or habit 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. So even as we look at today's sermon, there are a lot of things that we need to check on. How are habits formed? We are in an introspection mode. In other words, why do we get so comfortable with somethings and with other things its very difficult to even start off. This message is for me as well. There are so many unhealthy patterns that I am inclined to do, which is causing me harm. It is only ruining my health, relationships, and maybe professional life. We will look ...
09 Feb 2020

The Great Flood

The Great Flood : Judgement & Redemption We all are aware of this story and we may have heard it so many times again and again “Noah & the Ark”. Today we are going to study the Great flood. We are going to look at this story of Great flood  with two different themes, which the Author is trying to convey, one is judgement and second is redemption: We all are aware of the Author of this book, who was it? Moses, it was written in a time when the Israelites were in a journey from Egypt to Canaan. Before, we look at these two different themes (Judgement & Redemption ). Let us look at who Noah was. Chapter 5 : 21-25’ 21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he ...
02 Feb 2020

Life’s Journey

Life’s Journey Imagine if you would that you want to go to Oamaru on the bus, the buses run to Oamaru every day of the week and there are at least three different bus companies to choose from. The trick with all these bus companies is that they charge different fares and that they go at different times. You can pay as little as 22.99 on Naked Bus or as much as 42.00 on Intercity but to be fair Intercity does have a cheaper rate if you book early. In the middle is Atomic Bus Lines at 30.00. So off you go with your packed lunch off to see the penguins and limestone buildings in Oamaru, hopping up onto the bus, you find a quiet ...
26 Jan 2020

Little Vs Great Faith

We may have heard lot of stories about faith. In our lives , we may have met people of faith. We all may be knowing someone by whom we are overwhelmed with those people’s faith. Once An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!" Hard times set in on the elderly lady, and she prayed for GOD to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted "PRAISE THE LORD. GOD I NEED FOOD!! I AM HAVING A HARD TIME. PLEASE LORD, SEND ...