Author Archives: pastorshine

God and Family

George Bernard Shaw, “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” Introduction: There’s no place like home when it is happy and healthy. The devil’s plan for family is to make life miserable and destroy people by splitting families. God’s plan for family is to help us build a happy and a sustainable relationship which can be our strength, a fortress in this world. Proverbs 14:26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Most of Continue reading →

True Love

What truly is love? How do I give and receive love? What do I do when I am betrayed? Today we are going to see what is true love based on the book of Hosea. Introduction: Everyone needs love, acceptance, and companionship and people go great extent searching for them. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day; people expressed their love in various ways. Many people waited for this day to propose to their lover. I love you is the most misused and misunderstood sentence in English vocabulary. Continue reading →

Read Bible Systematically.

I once heard of a person who was a big tennis fan but could not afford the price of a ticket. His solution was to walk along the wooden fence alongside the stadium and peer through the various knotholes. From one he could see the referee, from another he could see one side of the court and from another he could see the ball boy. He was able to hear some of the excitement of the game but missed much of the action because of Continue reading →

Secret of Success.

Someone asked the president of a company, “Sir, What is the secret of your success?” “Two words” “And, Sir, what are they?” “Right decisions.” “And how do you make right decisions?” “One word.” “And, sir, What is that?” “Experience.” “And how do you get Experience?” “Two words” “And, Sir, what are they?” “Wrong decisions.”

Behold He comes! Mark 13

The signs of Jesus’ coming from Mark 13. Mark 13:26-27 26“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. It was the Passion Week. Within perhaps about 48 hours the Lord Jesus Christ would be betrayed and crucified. It had been a very busy week for Jesus. This day had Continue reading →

Take responsibility for your actions.

King William of Pottsdam once visited a prison in England. Every prisoner brought before him claimed to be innocent, & pleaded for a pardon except for one man who admitted his guilt. King William said to the warden, “Get this guilty man out of the prison before he corrupts all these innocent men!” And the man was set free.

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 →