Author Archives: pastorshine

Secret to a Happy Home!

Points Covered: Five secrets to a build happy home. Do you see your home as an oasis of comfort and joy or do you feel it as a battle zone? You don’t know when the next tension is arising? Do you know most of the time people search for happiness outside the home? Now you can never be happy anywhere in the world, if you are not happy at home. The happiness of a country, happiness of a church, and the happiness of an individual Continue reading →

Illustrations on sin

Who publishes negative results? A scientist, unjustly accused and convicted of a major crime, found himself sentenced to hard time in a prison out in the Arizona desert. His cellmate turned out to be another scientist. Determined to escape, the first man tried to convince his colleague to make the attempt with him. He refused. After careful planning the scientist made his escape. Before long the heat of the desert, the lack of food and water, and complete disorientation in the hostile wilderness almost drove him mad. He was Continue reading →

How to face trials?

Points Covered: How to face trials? How to be patient in trials? Purpose of Job’s suffering? A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. Lucius Annaeus Seneca All of us experience trouble in one way or another. Trials are a part of life. Everything from a flat tire to the death of a loved one, and everything in between conceivable hits our lives. Job said in Job 5:7 Man is born to trouble as surely as sparkly fly upward. Jesus Continue reading →

Characteristics of a Transformed Life. Acts 9

Points Covered: Characteristics of a transformed life. How is transformation possible? Transformation of Apostle Paul. Introduction: Can anybody be really transformed? What do you think when you think of a better or transformed life? Man is chasing after a better transformed life. The world comes up with various methods to transform people’s lives. Phyllis Diller, the comedian actress had a very expensive facelift. In an interview she said that it transformed her life. I don’t know about that. I do know it transformed her face. Annabel Continue reading →

What is Sin?

Points Covered: What is sin? Origin of sin. The consequence of sin. The nature of sin. The cure for sin. How to keep from sinning? Introduction: Sin is not a popular subject in this world. Chrysostom, the early church father said “I fear nothing but sin.” Paradise or heaven exists under one condition: the absence of sin. Once there was paradise because there wasn’t any sin. Again there will be paradise when there isn’t any sin; but in the meantime there is sin, and that’s the Continue reading →

Virgin Birth Conceived.

Points Covered: This sermon proves the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. A detailed look at the life of Mary and Joseph. Matthew 1:18-24 The virgin birth of Jesus is the belief that Jesus was conceived in the womb of his mother Mary through the Holy Spirit without the agency of a human father and born while Mary was still a virgin. Whose son is Jesus? Mary, Joseph, or God. What is your thought about the birth of Jesus? Do you believe without doubt that Jesus was born of a Continue reading →

Grace Abounding!

Matthew 1:1-17 The Gospel according to Matthew is written to demonstrate the fact that Jesus is the Christ, the predicted Messiah, the King of the Jews, who was rejected by his own people, who was accepted by the Gentiles, and who someday will return to reign as King of kings and Lord of Lords. It is the story of the King who comes, the King who is rejected, and the King who will return. Jesus is the king. Most kings rule with an iron fist. Continue reading →

Stand Firm

Isaiah 7:9 If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. Stand firm in faith. In Isaiah 7, an evil king named Ahaz is on the throne in Judah. He had deliberately disobeyed God and as a result his kingdom came under attack from all quarters. Isaiah 7:2 Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself with Ephraim”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken Continue reading →

Do You Care?

The world we are living in is a very hurting place. Every day we hear so much of negativity, crimes, problems in relationships all around us. What is my response to the hurtful world outside there? How can I be the light and salt to this world? Do you think you can impact your family, colleagues, and the society at large and be a blessing? Six attitudes to be a blessing to the people around you. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word “attitude” Continue reading →

Knowing God’s Will. James 4:13-17

Click for the first part of this sermon Introduction: Do you realize that God has a specific will for every area of your life? The decisions you zare making today are the decisions you are going to be tomorrow, 2 years from now, and 10 years from now. So the decisions we make are very important. That decision that you are waiting to make, that desire of yours; God has a plan about it and God wants to help you make those decisions. Parents, you Continue reading →