Haste Makes Waste

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Introduction: I have heard of a story like this: Long, long ago a farmer in a village. His family comprised of only 3 persons – the farmer, his wife, and their three-month-old son. This family had a pet mongoose. One day the farmer’s wife said to her husband, “I am going to market along with other ladies. Take care of the boy. He is sleeping soundly in the cradle.” “Don’t worry, dear. Even if I have to be away, our mongoose is Continue reading →

The Heavenly Government

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Introduction: Every government in this world has a constitution. The government runs the country according to the rules of the constitution. Have you ever imagined about the government of the Lord Almighty? Who makes the heavenly rules/constitution? Who executes these rules? Well, today we are going to have a look at the model and method of the Heavenly Government. We will see where is the heavenly constitution, who is worthy to rule in the heavenly government, and what significance has this heavenly Continue reading →

Jesus, the one-stop solution

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Luke 17:11-14 Introduction: Where do you go when you have problem? Where do you go when you feel the issues of life are overtaking you? The secret of a successful person is to know where to go when you have a problem or when you are in need. Well this morning I want to introduce to you a one-stop solution for all your problems in your life. I will show you some people who got their problems solved by meeting this Continue reading →

Letter to the Church at Pergamum – Compromising Christian Standards

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17 Introduction:  Winter was coming on and a hunter went out into the forest to shoot a bear out of which he planned to make a warm coat. By and by he saw a bear coming toward him and raised his gun and took aim. “Wait,” said the bear, “why do you want to shoot me?” “Because I am cold,” said the hunter. “But I am hungry,” the bear replied, “so maybe we can reach an agreement.” In the end, Continue reading →

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 →