Saved to Serve | Ephesians 2

Saved to Serve by Rev. Shine. P. Thomas Are we not Saved? so Why not Serve? Using your life productively for the Lord, To Serve Everyone has their own weaknesses and faults in life. Sometimes we use our shortcomings as excuses for not being used by God. We say, “I cannot do anything great, I have got these limitations.” The good news is that God does not just use perfect people. If he did, none of us would have a chance. God’s calling in your Continue reading →

Maximize Your Relationship | Ephesians 5: 18-33

Maximizing our lives by maximizing the relationships that God has put us in. Illustration A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The husband was asked the secret to their successful marriage. He said, “I grew up in an orphanage and i never received a father’s or mother’s love also never witnessed how a husband was to love a wife, or any healthy family relationships. I had to work hard for everything I had and was hesitant to commit to someone until Sarah asked me Continue reading →

Maximize Your Life

Illustration A man purchased an ad space on a highway billboard and put up these words: “Enjoy life now: There is no afterlife.” After this sign came down, two area churches got together and put up their message on this same billboard: “Life is short. Eternity is not – God.” Life is short, isn’t it? In a matter of 363 days, a year gets over and what you choose to do determines how you end the year. Therefore it is very important that you maximize Continue reading →

The Right Walk

Walking is considered to be a very good exercise. Almost everyone at different point of time start their discipline of morning walk. Many start walking but only a few press on, others drop out sooner or later. Likewise, many people who get saved drop out of their walk with the Lord within the first year or two. I believe the number one reason why so many new Christians drop out of their walk with God is because they do not know how to walk in Continue reading →

Understand Your Position.

Rev. Shine P. Thomas How should we behave now that we are God’s children? Introduction: God called us from darkness into his divine light. Now we are born again and an heir of the Kingdom of God. How is your walk with the Lord now? Does our conduct magnify God’s name? Is there progress in your spiritual life from when you were saved? In Ephesians 2, God speaks of the condition of man. Ephesians 2:1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and Continue reading →

Walk worthy of your Call

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION Have you seen babies walking? The baby lies down seeing mom and dad walk and when the time is right they climb up holding on to things and soon they start keeping steps holding onto the wall. When the dad and mom realize that their baby is beginning to walk they hold the baby’s hand and helps him walk. Very soon the first steps come to a sudden stop as the baby looses its balance and falls down. But quickly the Continue reading →

Stiff bones and raised eyebrows!

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Joke: A wife always had complaints about her husband’s lazy attitude and every time she gets resentful, bitter, and yell at him angrily he never fought back. She was amazed at his calmness and asked him one day, “How do you control your anger even when I stiff my bones, raise my eyebrows, and angrily speak to you?” The husband said, “When you get angry at me I clean the toilet.” The wife said, “How does that help to control your anger?” “I Continue reading →

Living in Unity

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION The tallest trees in the world are redwood trees in California. Some of them are 300 feet high and more than 2,500 years old. You would think that trees that large would have a tremendous root system, reaching down hundreds of feet into the earth. But that is not the case. Redwoods have a very shallow root system. The roots of these trees are, however, intertwined. They are tied in with each other; interlocked. Thus, when the storms come and the Continue reading →

Understand your calling

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION God’s objective for us is to be like His Son Jesus Christ. When we strive to be like Jesus God has a specific plan for each of us. He has a position of leadership, privilege, and authority within His Church for each of us which goes beyond this world into eternity. A Christian is expected to be Christ like. A policeman is expected to be an example of the law. A doctor is expected to heal the sick with the right Continue reading →