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 Age of Paradoxes by Dr. Abidan Shah

In today’s message, we will look at Peter’s usage of a paradox in the reality of both suffering and blessing for his listeners. The Bible is filled with paradoxes that pertain to the Christian life. Graduates and believers in general need to understand how to navigate this new age in which we find ourselves. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE AGE OF PARADOXES.”

Plunder by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we conclude Isaiah 53 and focus on the reward for Jesus’ obedience. Isaiah writes about Jesus’ seeing generations beyond Himself, pointing forward to the resurrection and His victory over death and the grave. We were stolen out of God’s hand, but Christ came to rob the grave and steal us back. The title of today’s message is “PLUNDER.”

Greater than Rulers by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will focus on the impacts of Jesus’ birth on the regional ruler, King Herod. Many of us are familiar with his name, but we will see how exactly his life and his position was impacted by the birth of the Messiah. The title of this weekend’s message is “GREATER THAN RULERS.”

Abound by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will examine a very familiar passage in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. He is telling his readers that in every circumstance, he has learned how to be content. However, contentment cannot come at the expense of ambition. We must be able to be content while still moving forward in the race to which God has called us. The title of this weekend’s message is “ABOUND.”

Press On by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are continuing through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul is holding himself up as an example of what it means to continue moving forward and growing in the Christian life. He reminds his readers that developing a Christlike mindset is a journey. God continues to refine us as we pursue His will. The title of this weekend’s message is “PRESS ON.”

True Gains by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are moving forward in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul is writes about His life before encountering Christ. He has every reason to boast in his accomplishments, but he states that all is worthless compared to having a relationship with Christ. His pedigree is meaningless in light of the cross. Paul reminds his readers that the true mark of success for the believer is having a relationship with Jesus. The title of this weekend’s message is “TRUE GAINS.”

Sustenance by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend, we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper. This is always such a powerful time of worship as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. However, communion can often become just another ritual; something we do because we always have. This weekend, we will seek to understand the purpose behind communion and it’s significance for us. We will be reminded that Christ is our “SUSTENANCE.”

Like-Minded by Pastor Abidan Paul Shah

LIKE-MINDED by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: Few years ago, we were at a family camp in Bryson City and one of the outdoor activities was canoeing. Nicole and I got into this two-person canoe. She had plenty of experience from her days as a camp counsellor in Texas. I had very little experience and I kept paddling in the wrong... Continue Reading →

Heart Search by Pastor Abidan Shah

The Corinthians were treating each other hatefully during the Communion part of the Love Feast. What was supposed to be a somber moment became a shameful display. Paul had to chastise them and take them back to the fateful night when Jesus celebrated the final Communion with his disciples. Paul commands the Corinthians to examine their hearts and to see if they are ready to take part of such a great meal.

Unity in the Body

This is such a sacred, meaningful time as we look back at the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for us. It also reminds us of the connection we have with other believers in the family of God. Communion is not just some old ritual. It is the foundation of our unity in Christ.

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