First Love – Letter to the Church at Ephesus

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7 Introduction: I heard someone speaking about his first love. He was talking about the long meetings, long walks he had with his fiancee after their engagement. They often looked at the blue sky and dreamt of living in their own house and days used to just run like minutes. This love went into their marriage. Whatever they spoke or did was out of love. Love was patient, kind, selfless, long suffering and so on. This is first love. This Continue reading →

Growing in Spiritual Maturity

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Genesis 18 Introduction: God has a plan and a purpose about each and every child of God. God has a universal plan and God’s plan for you and me fits into the universal plan of God. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:12 The Lord said to me, “for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” God Continue reading →

Why settle for less when God gives you the best?

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Genesis 17 Introduction: How many of you have started for something big in life and ended up with something small? In the process you have compromised your life, compromised your calling and settled for something small. Now you may be content with what you have achieved whereas the promises of God were something high. This reminds me of the story where a fox being hungry was chasing down a hen. After about a mile a rabbit came on the way and the Continue reading →

Letter to the Church at Smyrna – Perseverance

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11 Introduction: Have you ever felt like you are losing your patience waiting for God’s promises in your life? Times you may feel nothing in your life seems to be coming near the promise. There is absolutely no change in your condition or problems. People are accusing you for nothing etc. The Bible says we Christians have to be people of perseverance. Perseverance is being patient while waiting for the promises of God. It keeps on believing, seeking, striving, and Continue reading →

Introduction to Revelation and the vision of the glorified Christ

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Revelation 1:1-20 Introduction: Today we are going to begin a new series on the book of Revelation. The Book of Genesis marks the beginning of man’s earthly existence. Revelation marks the end of man’s earthly existence and starting a new existence that is divine. Rev 1:1 says the revelation of Jesus Christ which must soon take place. From the first century Christians are waiting for this revelation but it has never happened. It does not mean that Revelation is not true. Continue reading →

Facing life’s storms

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 Introduction: Have you experienced storms in your life? Times when things just did not make sense. Times when our problems seemed big and faith seemed so small. Times when we feel scared that we are going to be taken over by the storms, insecure, afraid, and uncertain. We all have gone through such storms in life and some are going through them right now. It may be in your marriage, relationship, job, school, health, fiances or whatever. Jesus & Continue reading →

Healing at The Pool

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture Reference: John 5: 1-5 Introduction:  What are the problems we are facing today? Maybe for years we are praying about it. The problem has become a part of our life and we have the same life routine everyday. We have the same lifestyle where there is no peace, the same sickness haunt us every day and the same circumstances. We need a change. Many of you are crying for a change this today. Lord, maybe I could change this; change that Continue reading →

The Altars of Abram

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture portion: Genesis 12 & 13 Introduction: God expects man to commune with him. This is the reason he created us. An altar is a raised place, usually used for worship. In the Bible we read about altars. The first altar was built by Noah. In Hebrews altar means ‘slaughter place,’ in Greek it means a place for sacrifice.’ In the Old Testament people sacrificed animals and worshipped God through which sacrificed God communed with man. In the New Testament we do Continue reading →

Abraham and the Call of God

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Genesis 12:1-5 Introduction: Some people believe God calls only Christians. Some believe God calls only pastors and church leaders. The fact is God calls everyone and the call of God is open to all who believe in Him. In other words the call of God is open to them who listens to the voice of the Lord. Many people in the Bible heard the call of God, some obeyed and those who obeyed God blessed. Let us see the life of Continue reading →

When God is silent

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Genesis 16 Introduction: Man basically likes to interact and talk with people. When someone whom we love stops talking to us it is painful. Silence is painful for the receiver. When God is silent it can be even painful. We want to hear from God like Moses or Elijah whom God spoke to almost their entire lifetime. How long has it been that God has spoken to you? How long has it been that your prayers are unanswered? Sometimes when we Continue reading →