Author Archives: pastorshine

The believer’s work and reward -1. 1 Cor. 3:10-17

Points Covered: Types of judgments in the Bible, how God evaluates a believer’s work. Joke: Two funny brothers were building a big dog cage. Once the frame was ready both went into the frame; one started nailing the wood from one side and the other nailed from the other side. The one who was nailing from the left would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail, look at the nail and either threw the nail or nail it in. Looking at the wasted Continue reading →

What is your motivation?

What is your motive for being a Christian or a believer of the Lord Jesus Christ? Are you coming to Jesus for health, money or anything else? This month God told me to speak to you to have the right motivation of a believer. Apostle Paul’s motives. In 2 Corinthians Chapter 5, he gives the three motives for his ministry. 1. Reward. 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 9So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from Continue reading →

Illustrations on fear

Illustrations on fear Fear Statistics: Fear and worry statistics from National Institute of Mental Health, Sep. 4, 2016: Percentage of things feared that will never take place: 60% Percentage of things feared that are considered to be insignificant for you: 90% Percentage of things feared in relation to health that will never happen: 88%. So why fear? Fear, Cause of death: A few years ago, a 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot to death by his younger brother. His mother, a single parent working two jobs to Continue reading →

Overcoming fear.

Summary: We all struggle with fear. This post brings out the danger of fear, the types of fear we face, and finally gives us three practical and proven ways to overcoming fear. Illustration: A few years ago, a 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot to death by his younger brother. His mother, a single parent working two jobs to support her children, often had to work late at night. Fearing for her safety returning late and back home alone she purchased a hand gun. Usually she kept Continue reading →

Guard your Words -2 James 3:1-12

Points Covered: This sermon talks 5 reasons we must control our tongue. Control your tongue because it has the potential to condemn, potential to control, potential to destroy, full of poison, and practices double standards. Click for part 1 of this sermon Illustration: Winston Churchill exemplified integrity and respect in the face of opposition. During his last year in office, he attended an official ceremony. Several rows behind him two gentlemen began whispering. “That’s Winston Churchill.” “They say he is getting senile.” “They say he should Continue reading →

Guard Your Words. James 3:1-5

Points covered: This post speaks to us the importance of our words. Guard your words because your tongue has the potential to control you and condemn you. Click for part 2 of this sermon Joke: Once four worship team members went for a vacation. One evening they decided to tell each other their biggest sins. The guitarist said, “Well, it’s kind of embarrassing, but my big temptation is that I never pray. My sin is worse,” said the pianist. “It’s gambling. One Saturday instead of going Continue reading →

Having a clear conscience.

Summary: This post speaks on the different type of consciences and how we can have a clear conscience before God and man. God and human conscience We live in a world with people having different beliefs and value systems. What is wrong according to my values maybe be right to another. How do I know right and wrong? Our conscience acts like a grid system that sends a stop signal when something wrong hits it. Can you trust your conscience to give you the correct Continue reading →

How to be Blessed?

Today I want to speak to you on how to be blessed. Deuteronomy 28:1-2. 1If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. Moses stands before the children of Israel and sets before them the steps on how to be blessed. Principles of Blessings. 1. Continue reading →

God and human conscience! Genesis 42-45

Summary: Man hardens his conscience and works against God and man. This post says how God works through man’s dead conscience and brings him back to repentance. Click for full sermon series on Joseph Every person has a moral compass of right and wrong within, acting as a guide to one’s behavior. This is mysterious and often abused part of the inner life of every human being. Some people think of this part of the human as something to suppress, to trick, or to ignore. Well, Continue reading →

Navigate your life. Genesis 40-41

Summary: A successful person will know how to handle the bad time as well as the good time. This is a very practical post on how to manage yourself in the tough tough times and good times. Click for full sermon series on Joseph Life is a mixture of ups and downs, good times and bad times, victories and failures. As life proceeds, we all have our own share of success and failures. It is a fact that people rejoice in their good times, but find Continue reading →