Author Archives: pastorshine


I will soar: Isaiah 40:30-31 INTRODUCTION: Praise the Lord and welcome to our New Year Service. I am sure 2018 was a great year for some of you. Some of you made great progress. For some, it was a year of challenges, struggles, and pain. However, within a few minutes we are going to say goodbye to this year and yet another new year is going to welcome us. Therefore, shall we lift up our hands and thank God for this year. Through it all God Continue reading →

The Divine Child

The Divine Child Luke 1:26-28 26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:29-33 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, “Do Continue reading →


When God came into the word: Scripture: Luke 1:26-33 The most significant event that ever happened in this world is the event when God came into the world. God the Son entered the world to provide salvation for all who believe. This is the high point of God’s redemptive plan. Paul stated in Galatians 4:4-5 4But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption Continue reading →

Moving onward and upward

Moving onward and upward Meaning: Toward a better condition or higher level. After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, the people of Israel came finally to the plains of Moab on the east side of the Jordan River opposite Jericho. As we come to the Book of Joshua, a new generation stands on the banks of the Jordan wondering if they have the faith to crossover to the promise. The mantle of leadership passed to Joshua, son of Nun, leader of Israel’s military forces Continue reading →

When it hurts

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT HURTS? 1 Peter 3:13-17 We live in a world full of suffering and pain. Life has its own mix of joy and hurts. We can get hurt physically by a disease. Sometimes circumstances at job can be painful for us. Then there are hurts that come from people; sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. Therefore, today we will be looking at how to handle hurts and suffering as a believer. Open your Bible to 1 Peter 3:13-17 I started this sermon at Continue reading →

Christian Approach to Suffering

What is the right approach to suffering? 1 Peter 3:13-17 Illustration on Suffering In 1927 the wife of Scottish preacher Arthur Gossip died suddenly. When he returned to the pulpit he preached a sermon titled “When Life Tumbles In, What Then?” In that sermon Arthur compared life to watching a plane pass through the sky during wartime. There you are, lying on your back watching a plane fly gracefully across a brilliant sunlit blue sky when all of a sudden it is blown apart by gunfire Continue reading →

The Best Life

1 Peter 3:8-12 Everyone wants to live the best life. I’ve never met a single person who wants to have a bad life. Every one of us long to be happy, blessed, and want to lead the best life. The problem is, people in our world have very different perceptions of what exactly the best life is. Is the best life a life with a lot of money or is the best life filled with lots of vacations and travel around the globe? Is popularity Continue reading →

Christmas Sermon I AM

John 8:51-53 51Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.” 52At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death. 53Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?” John 8:54-59 54Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the Continue reading →


Parenting made simple and easy. Introduction: Our spouse and children are one of life’s blessings given to us by God. God has a plan and purpose for every individual, every family, and every child that is born. Today I want to speak on effective parenting. GOD’S PLAN FOR THE FAMILY See what God spoke to Abraham regarding his children. Genesis 18:18-19 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19 For I have Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2017

A thanksgiving day sermon. Three attitudes of people when it comes to thanksgiving. 1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? Illustration: An elderly lady was well-known for her faith, & for her boldness in talking about it. Each morning she would go out on her front porch & greet the new day by shouting, “PRAISE THE LORD! Continue reading →