Resolving Conflicts | Nehemiah 5

How to resolve our conflicts? One of the most common and unfortunate things dealing with people in conflict. We have stories of conflicts at the workplace, conflicts at home, conflicts in the society, and sadly conflicts also at church. Are you presently going through a conflict with someone? Do you know that conflicts tend to have negative consequences on either party dealing with it? Conflict with others can result in frustration, hopelessness, dissatisfaction in life, depression, and general unhappiness in people. Every one of us Continue reading →

Dealing With Criticism

Criticism is something that we all face from time to time in life. Despite this, we often unknowingly get into the mode of criticizing others, yet at other times we become victims of criticism. We all face criticism at some time or the other and it isn’t easy to be criticized. Furthermore, if the criticism isn’t handled well it tears a person apart, discourages us and demoralizes us. Dealing With Criticism A few points I want to go through with you : What does the Continue reading →

God’s Work is Teamwork

How many of you truly desire for the Kingdom of God to grow in a powerful way? Do you indeed, like to see this church grow in the Lordship of Christ, grow in strength, grow in unity, grow in ministry and grow in the Word? How many of you would like to see your families and workplaces to be united, so that you can accomplish God’s purpose for you and your family? Well, you could see all this and more, if you tap into what Continue reading →

Doing What God Has Called You To Do | Kingdom Builders 2

Do what God has called you to do. God has a great plan for each of us. Today, I want to talk to you about a wall builder called Nehemiah. He is in the palace of the Persian king serving as a cup-bearer. His brother came to visit him and informs Nehemiah that the city of Jerusalem is destroyed and its walls remain in ruins. Nehemiah 1:1-4 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while Continue reading →

Pursue Your Purpose | Nehemiah 1 | Kingdom Builders 1

What is your purpose? How do you pursue your purpose? People around the world find themselves facing the greatest struggles of their lives today. People are squeezed financially by rising costs, unemployment is on the high, and then the fears of a national recession. On the other side, there is corruption, suicide, atrocities against women and the struggles are just increasing. People individually are going through challenges; relationship problems, emotional challenges, physical illness, and spiritual dryness. These are tough times. From the kingdom perspective, the Continue reading →

Keep Growing

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas God created us in such a way that there is always room for growth. Too many people become stagnant at some place in life. They reach a certain level, attain their goals, then settle and linger around in what they have accomplished. Studies tell us that 50% of people after their graduation from college will never study about a subject their entire life. I have seen people put the same perspective into their Christian lives. When they got baptized they studied the Continue reading →

A stitch in time saves nine

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION: How do you respond when you are faced with a situation that needs immediate attention and correction? It is said that a timely effort will prevent disaster later. Too often, when problems come our way we try to ignore them and hope they will go away. Some people are willing to take the problems head on and do something about them. The focus on today’s sermon is how to identify and deal with problems that come our way? When we see Continue reading →

Back to the Bible

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION: How much importance do you give to God’s word? Do you have a habit of daily meditating on the Word of God? Do you take life’s values and principles from the Bible? The Word of God is a believer’s standard. Illustration: In New Delhi there is an office called BIS, Bureau of Indian Standards. This facility is responsible for storing perfect samples of weights, measurements, and quality of metals. The BIS derive their standards from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Continue reading →

The enemy within

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas INTRODUCTION We all have dreams and visions that we pursue in life. We dream about our family, job, ministry etc and we try our maximum to overcome every opposition to accomplish our goals. But when people are highly motivated there arise opposition, and it is all the more discouraging if the opposition is from within our own group. Soon our attention is taken off our goals and handling the conflict is the need of the hour. Brief History God burdened Nehemiah to Continue reading →

Don’t Lose Heart

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Joke: In the jungles of Africa, a man was being pursued by a roaring, hungry lion. Feeling the beast’s hot breath on his neck, and knowing his time was short, he broke out into prayer as he ran like crazy, “O, Lord, please make this lion a Christian. Please make him a Christian!” Within seconds, the frightened man noticed that the lion had stopped chasing him. When he looked behind him, he found the lion kneeling and moving his lips in obvious prayer. Continue reading →