When it hurts

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT HURTS? 1 Peter 3:13-17 We live in a world full of suffering and pain. Life has its own mix of joy and hurts. We can get hurt physically by a disease. Sometimes circumstances at job can be painful for us. Then there are hurts that come from people; sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. Therefore, today we will be looking at how to handle hurts and suffering as a believer. Open your Bible to 1 Peter 3:13-17 I started this sermon at Continue reading →

Christian Approach to Suffering

What is the right approach to suffering? 1 Peter 3:13-17 Illustration on Suffering In 1927 the wife of Scottish preacher Arthur Gossip died suddenly. When he returned to the pulpit he preached a sermon titled “When Life Tumbles In, What Then?” In that sermon Arthur compared life to watching a plane pass through the sky during wartime. There you are, lying on your back watching a plane fly gracefully across a brilliant sunlit blue sky when all of a sudden it is blown apart by gunfire Continue reading →

The Best Life

1 Peter 3:8-12 Everyone wants to live the best life. I’ve never met a single person who wants to have a bad life. Every one of us long to be happy, blessed, and want to lead the best life. The problem is, people in our world have very different perceptions of what exactly the best life is. Is the best life a life with a lot of money or is the best life filled with lots of vacations and travel around the globe? Is popularity Continue reading →

The Good life

This blog address the issue of good life. What is the good life? How to have a good life based on God’s word? Read and see how the good life is in our attitude and not in our possessions. 1 Peter 3:8 Good life is the pursuit of our generation. Everybody wants a good life. The whole value system are geared toward the good life. We talk to each other, “Have a good day.” What is a good day? Should Christians love a good life? Continue reading →

Benefits of Desiring God’s Word

Summary: The word of god is a powerful tool given by God with amazing benefits. Read this blog to understand the physical, spiritual, and eternal benefits of the word of God. Why do you think is the reason the world has become immoral and so dangerous? People are in difficulties, financial problems, and suffering all around without any hope. The reason the world is in this condition is because people have rejected God, his commandments, and his principles. The society has gotten here because people don’t Continue reading →

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Summary: A very practical message on practical ways to love one another and the real motivation or benefit of loving one another.  Joke: A husband and wife could never love one another because they used to often fight over money. This man never went to work but wanted to make fast money, so he would buy lottery tickets. The wife was money minded too. She wanted her husband to get good income. Finally, fed up with the husband’s ways the wife gave him a divorce. Continue reading →

Eternal inheritance.

Summary: An encouraging sermon that enables a person to focus on the eternal inheritance while facing difficulties and trials in this world. Part 1 of this sermon Everything in this world is time-bound. The world that we are living is aging and its beauty fading. Air pollution, water pollution, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, wars, nuclear weapons etc has taken away the earth’s beauty. Take the prime of God’s creation, man. We are aging by the day. Man also is facing more problems, struggles, and sickness than he Continue reading →

Our Eternal Inheritance

Introduction: What is our anchor to hold on when we face trials in life? How is your faith when the going gets tough? Well, this morning I want to give you the key to endure difficulties in life: Remember our eternal inheritance. 1 Peter 1:3-5 3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that Continue reading →

Submission

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Scripture: 1 Peter Chapters 2, 3 INTRODUCTION Joke: An Indian and an American went fishing. The American kept the lid of his worm box tightly shut. Every time he took a worm he kept the lid tightly shut. The Indian on the other hand kept the lid of his worm box open and he had no worry about the worms escaping. Finally, the American asked the Indian, “Why don’t you close the lid.” The Indian said that it is easy. You have American Continue reading →