Author Archives: pastorshine

The Good Shepherd.

Psalm 23 is the all-time favourite psalm of people. It is a psalm which is used to bring comfort and peace in times of distress and trouble. It is a psalm which speaks to the heart in the darkness of the night when there is a great need and pain. This Psalm was penned by King David. He was grown up as a shepherd boy. The words of this Psalm are real from his experience in life. But this is also the word of God, Continue reading →

Illustration on love

I know who she is: Illustration on love 1 I heard the story of an old man, the president of an university whose wife developed Alzheimer’s disease. Several years down the road it got so bad that she could not even recognize her husband anymore. This man was well to do, gave her the best treatment, he had plenty of people taking care of her. But one day he went in an announced his resignation to the board because he could spend his fulltime taking Continue reading →

Submission Illustration

Submission Illustration 1: The captain of the ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately the captain asked his signalman to send a message, “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received, “Alter your course 10 degrees north.” The captain was angered. His command had been ignored. So he sent a second message, “Alter your course 10 degrees south – I am the captain!” Soon another message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north Continue reading →

Cheerful Countenance!

Introduction: We all have opportunities everyday to get upset and to go around frustrated. I hear people say, “I would be happy if my spouse treated me better. I would be happy if I got a promotion. I would be happy if my children behaved well.” Then there are circumstances that hinder our joy – A traffic jam, failure, hurt etc. There will always be something that can steal our joy. Amid the ups and downs of life do you live hopeless and sad in Continue reading →

Lessons from Noah. Genesis 5-9

Introduction: After the fall of man in Genesis 3, we find man continuing in sin. By Chapter 4 of Genesis we find the first murder recorded for us. By the time we come to the time of Noah, man’s sin increased but man had progressed a great deal in science and technology. 1. God enables man to progress. Progress of Man: a. Cities were built. Genesis 4:17 Cain was then building a city. b. Musical instruments were made. Genesis 4:21 Jubal was the father of all Continue reading →

Is Jesus in the temple? John 2

This was fairly early in the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary, Jesus, and his disciples were invited to a wedding. So they had travelled a little distance away from the Sea of Galilee up into a little town called Cana. When they got there, there was a difficulty. The wine was over and that of course was a serious faux pas. That was a real problem at a wedding then, they were responsible to have sufficient to entertain the guests. So Mary Continue reading →

What you fear will happen.

There was a rich couple whose bedroom was in the first floor of their bungalow. Almost every other day the wife after getting into bed would tell the husband to go and check downstairs, maybe some thieves are around. The husband eventually found out that the noises were made by the neighbouring cats at their gate, but as a routine he would go whenever his wife would ask him to check if there are any thieves at home. This has been happening for 30 years Continue reading →

Your anchor in Fear.

All through the day we have the choice to believe that either God is in control and good things are in store for us or we can go around worried, negative, expecting the worst. I hear people say, “I am afraid I am going to lose my job. I am afraid that this marriage is not going to last. I am afraid about the future of my children. I am afraid of my results.” What they do not realize is that they are surrounded by Continue reading →

One act, two attitudes! Genesis 4

Introduction: It was the days after the fall. Sin had entered God’s perfect world and Adam and Eve were driven out of the paradise of God. As part of their punishment, man had to do painful toil and eat food and the woman had to undergo painful labour for childbirth. Adam and Eve left the garden but they didn’t lose hope. God in His grace allows them to be fruitful and replenish the earth. They have a baby, a little boy. Eve is excited and Continue reading →

Who is Jesus? John 1

Introduction: He came like a bolt of lightning across the land of Israel. This man out in the wilderness was preaching and the common people from all over the land were making their way down toward the Jordan River and heard him thundering the Word of God. Many of them responded and went to him to be baptized as a testimony of repentance from their sins. To look at him he was not the kind of person who would attract a lot of people to Continue reading →