Author Archives: pastorshine

Ready 4A Change?

Rev. Shine P. Thomas Change is one of the most difficult things that we face in life. One reason we do not like change is because we get comfortable where we are. We get used to our friends, job, the place we live in and even if it is not perfect we accept it because it is familiar. What happens because we are not willing to change is we get stuck in the past, instead of moving forward into what God is about to do. Continue reading →

I am the God of Abraham.

Rev. Shine P. Thomas Mark 11 & 12 Introduction: We are living in days where the very existence of God is questioned. The film industry, science and technology continue to question the existence of God. We serve a God who was tested, questioned, and scrutinized in every aspect of his earthly ministry and yet proved himself to be God? If you closely study Jesus’ ministry; he was tested all through his life on earth. The hostility towards Jesus became intense during the final days of Continue reading →

Saved to Serve.

Using your life productively for the Lord. Rev. Shine P. Thomas 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 life is not put on hold until you overcome in every area and perform Continue reading →

Dare to Believe!

How to trust God in spite of our circumstances? Rev. Shine P. Thomas Introduction: We all go through seasons of joy and despair. In times of peace and joy, it is easy to sing about God’s salvation. At such times we say God is good, life is great. Yet there are other times in life, isn’t it? Times when life is hard, when sorrow fills our hearts, when things are not working out as we plan and we wonder if God is even there for 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 →

Divine Expansion – 2015

Introduction: Praise the Lord. The clock is ticking and at this moment we have less than an hour before we begin New Year 2015. We are seeing this moment because God was faithful in 2014. Yes, down to the smallest details of our life had been guided by God. Let’s lift up your hands and give thanks to the Lord for 2014.  God has given me a challenging theme for 2015 – Divine Expansion.  Isaiah 54:2-3 2“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2014

Points Covered: A sermon to be preached for thanksgiving service. This sermon focuses on seven reasons for thanksgiving. Seven reasons for giving thanks to God. Psalm 136:1-3 1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. 2Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Today is City Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. What a great time it is to thank God: God has brought us to the last week Continue reading →

Christmas – A message of HOPE.

Points Covered: A Christmas message of hope. The hope that came to man on Christmas. Introduction: Well what a joy is it to celebrate yet another Christmas. It reminds of God’s faithfulness upon us year after year. Maybe some of you are having a great time this season. Maybe you are going through tough times –Times of uncertainties, challenges, and facing and setback in life. I want to tell you no matter what your condition – there is a reason to celebrate because Christ in Continue reading →

Waiting in Hope.

A encouraging Christmas sermon on waiting in hope while waiting for the promise. Introduction: We all have dreams and goals in life. We are waiting for a breakthrough to happen, we want a situation to turn around etc. But when things do not happen as we want them to be, most of us get frustrated and lose our joy in life. Are you waiting indefinitely for something? Have you ever asked God for something very genuine and you seem to get no answers for it? Well, Continue reading →

Righteous Joseph.

Points Covered: Living righteous in an unrighteous world based on the life of righteous Joseph, Jesus’s father. Introduction: It is always easy to travel downstream than to travel upstream. It is easy to be living like the world than to live according to the word of God. How is you life? Are you living like the world or living according to the word of God? It needs courage and determination to travel upstream isn’t it? There is a story of courage that took place in the very Continue reading →