Company by Abidan Shah, PhD

This weekend, we are examining a very curious account in Scripture: Enoch. The Bible doesn’t give very many details about his life other than that he walked with God and then was no more. However, there is much we can learn from Enoch’s brief account and apply to our own lives! The title of this weekend’s message is “COMPANY.”

Until the Day Dawns (Article)

UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS (Article) by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on January 13, 2021)   With all the turmoil and uncertainty facing our nation today, people regardless of their political affiliation are asking: “What is the future of our nation?” “Where is God in all this?” and “What... Continue Reading →

All-Sufficient by Dr. Abidan Shah

ALL-SUFFICIENT by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: Sometime back in our series titled “Contend,” we played a portion of the sound recording of the crew of Apollo 8 reading from Genesis 1 on Christmas Eve, 1968. The following year, July 20th, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong stepped... Continue Reading →

Re-Created: Part 2 by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are continuing our study of being created male and female. Gender dysphoria, gender identity, and transgenderism are big topics of debate in society. The push is to regard truth as subjective and relative to each individual. But it matters that God has designed us as male and female. The title of this weekend’s message is “RE-CREATED PART 2.”

Re-Created by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are diving deeper into God’s creation of humanity. God made us male and female. The world around us is trying to blur the lines of being male and female, pushing the narrative of gender dysphoria and identity. As we learned last week, we must rely on the truth of God’s Word to guide our thinking in this discussion and to recapture God’s original design. The title of this weekend’s message is “RE-CREATED.”

Created by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend’s message brings us to the pinnacle of creation: humanity. God created humans as male and female. This was part of being made in His image. What does that mean? Culture today continues to blur the lines between genders, but this is an essential component of being made in God’s image. The title of this weekend’s message is “CREATED.”

The Good Life by Dr. Abidan Shah

In today’s message, we will look at the rest of Psalm 34. We heard last weekend that God rescues us, even when the situations we are facing are of our own making. David goes on to talk about the secret to enjoying a good life. God is continually caring for and blessing His children. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE GOOD LIFE.”

One Mind by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will begin a series of messages that examine Peter’s encouragement to his readers, asking them to be of one mind. Unity is especially important when living in exile. As believers, we must function in unity in order to be effective, but to do that, you and I must pursue the mind of Christ. The title of this weekend’s message is “ONE MIND.”

Marvelous Light by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are continuing our series through 1 Peter and moving further into chapter two. Peter is reminding his readers that God has not abandoned them to the darkness, but instead has called them into His presence. As believers, we cannot continue to pursue the darkness of the world after God has rescued us and brought us into the light of His presence. The title of this weekend’s message is “MARVELOUS LIGHT.”

Living Stone by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are moving forward in chapter two of 1 Peter. Peter tells his readers that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone, the One upon whom our faith is established. Those who believe in Him will not be put to shame, no matter what others may think. The title of this weekend’s message is “LIVING STONE.”

Fervent Love by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we come to the end of chapter 1. Peter is encouraging his readers to love one another out of obedience to God’s Word. We can show love because we have first been loved by God and restored. In showing love to others, we are displaying the power of the gospel. The title of this weekend’s message is “FERVENT LOVE.”

Faithfulness by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will step back and take a look at the faithfulness of God toward His people. Throughout Scripture, God gave His people constant reminders of His faithfulness. He has done the same for us this year and this message will help us remember that He will never let us down. The title of this weekend’s message is “FAITHFULNESS.”

Greater Plan by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are continuing through the first chapter of 1 Peter. Peter is reminding the Jewish people that their lives should not be built around things of this world that will fade away or fail. Rather it should be established upon the eternal truth of God’s Word and their identity as believers. The title of this weekend’s message is “GREATER PLAN.”

The Journey by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, our message will focus on expanding what our teenagers learned this weekend. We will take a look at different moments in Moses’ life and the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. God was faithful to them every step of the way, guiding them through the unknown and meeting their needs. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE JOURNEY.”

Word Power by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will examine the power of our words and the importance of speaking with kindness and wisdom. The book of Proverbs is an excellent place to find practical steps for godly living, including reflecting God’s character in the way we act and speak. The title of this weekend’s message is “WORD POWER.”

HOSANNA by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah

This is a series leading to the Good Friday and Easter Season. Here’s the message in this series: God wants to save us. In fact, he delights in saving us. Being saved by God is not a sign of weakness. It is our prerogative as his children.

Divisive Mind by Pastor Abidan Shah

DIVISIVE MIND by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: One of my favorite episodes on the Andy Griffith Show is the one where Andy plays the marriage counsellor. Fred Boone and his wife Jennie are some of the nicest people in Mayberry but they have one problem – they can’t get along with each other.... Continue Reading →

Envious Mind by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will take a look at another roadblock to having the mind of Christ: an “ENVIOUS MIND.” When you are constantly looking at others and comparing yourself or what you have, the process of God working in your heart is halted. Envy is the enemy of unity in the church and working together for the sake of the gospel.

Fearful Mind by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will begin a miniseries within MIND RESET that takes a look at the roadblocks to having the mind of Christ. There are mindsets that need to be removed in order for us to allow God to work in us. The first roadblock we will look at this weekend is the “FEARFUL MIND.”

HOW TO HANDLE TOXIC PEOPLE – Part 2 (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah

My last article, “How To Handle Toxic People,” drew more responses than any of my pervious articles! Evidently, it touched a nerve and God used it to meet a real need. Thank you for all the words of appreciation! Some of you raised a question that I feel the answer may benefit others as well – “Daily we go through minor toxic encounters that leave us feeling upset to one degree or another. Does that mean that for each of those incidents we have to go through the same process of praying for 20 days until we are free of the toxin?” Of course not. Toxic people and minor toxic encounters are two different things. The first are individuals who perpetually cause us to feel miserable and the second are chance happenings that inject just enough toxin in us to ruin our spirit. Although the latter are not as harmful as the former, don’t assume that they are completely harmless. If left untreated, those emotional fender-benders can cause us to ruin others’ spirits as well. Let me explain below.

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