Author Archives: pastorshine

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 →

Key for Excellence. Genesis 39-40

Summary: Key for excellence post covers 5 areas from Joseph’s life that propelled him to success and excellence. Read this post and be on your way to excellence. Click for full sermon series on Joseph Introduction: Do you go about your everyday activities with passion or just endure through the day? We serve a God of excellence and we are called for excellence. Excellence is an attitude that touches every area of your life. True excellence means you dedicate yourself fully to everything you do, as Continue reading →

Called for Excellence. Genesis 39

Summary: We serve a God of excellence. God has called us for excellence in whatever we do. This post deals with God’s assurance to man for excellence based on Joseph’s life. Click for full sermon series on Joseph Introduction: Many people lead a very laid back life. In other words, they love meritocracy. People work as little as they can, they do not want to attempt anything big. They work when someone is looking at them, but otherwise they work as little as they can. Continue reading →

Dealing with bitterness. Genesis 37

Summary: Bitterness is a poison that is harmful to us. This is a life-transforming post on the danger of bitterness and how to deal with bitterness. Click for full sermon series on Joseph Everyone one of us go through situations where we are affected by other people’s actions. As we pull through life, we get run over by harsh people who don’t care about our feelings. How to you respond when people you love betray and hurt you? What do you do when you are put down by someone? Continue reading →

Faith in Action.

We all talk about faith, we sing about faith and read about faith but God wants to us to put our faith into practice, live out our faith in life. A true believer has his faith on display at all times. James 2:20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? We are righteous when we put into action our faith. We need works of faith, not faith alone. James here gives us a couple of examples of living faith Continue reading →