This weekend, we come to the final “I am” statement of Jesus in the book of John. Jesus states that he is the true vine. This is imagery that would have resonated with his listeners, but the implications here are so much greater than we might initially see. The only way for us to bear spiritual fruit is to be connected to our source, Jesus Christ. The title of this weekend’s message is “SUFFICIENT: TRUE VINE.”
Parenting IQ: Identity by Abidan Shah, PhD
This weekend, we will be focusing on adolescence. These years are a time of determining one’s identity and questioning the world around them. We’ll be taking a look at some common questions and misconceptions regarding student ministry and be reminded of the importance of reaching our teens. This weekend’s message is titled “PARENTING IQ: IDENTITY.”
Operation Fortify: Part 2 by Dr. Abidan Shah
OPERATION FORTIFY – 2 by Dr. Abidan and Nicole Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: How many planners do we have in this place? How many “pantsers” do we have in this place, people who “fly by the seat of their pants?” In life, you need both. If it’s all “plan plan plan,” then you lose the... Continue Reading →
Operation Fortify: Part 1 by Dr. Abidan Shah
OPERATION FORTIFY – 1 by Dr. Abidan and Nicole Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: In ancient times, how well a settlement was fortified gave evidence to how important that settlement was. Nicole and I have been to Mycenae, Greece, with its massive cyclopean walls, and to Megiddo and Dan where they had offset-inset walls. The purpose... Continue Reading →
Operation Restore: Part 2 by Dr. Abidan and Nicole Shah
This weekend, we will continue our study of marriage. I will be joined by my wife, Nicole, as we talk about what went wrong between Adam and Eve, the effects of the Fall on husbands and wives, and how we can recapture God’s design for marriage. The title of this weekend’s message is “OPERATION RESTORE PART TWO.”
Operation Restore by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are beginning a very special two-part miniseries on marriage. We see in Genesis that God created marriage to be a beautiful union between a husband and wife, but very quickly things begin to fall apart. In this series, we will examine what went wrong and how we can work to get back to God’s original design for marriage. The title of this weekend’s message is “OPERATION RESTORE PART ONE.”
Family Resemblance (Part Two) by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will spend time going back through the same passage and exposing areas of wrong thinking that we may have picked up from our parents or loved ones related to marriage. Peter’s letter will help us course correct and develop marriages that honor God and bless each other.
Family Resemblance by Dr. Abidan Shah
In this first message, we will focus on Peter’s reminders to both wives and husbands regarding how they ought to treat one another. Peter wants his readers to understand that they ought to model themselves after their forefathers, Abraham and Sarah, rather than the world around them. As we are living in exile today, this message is true for us as well.
Operation Safeguard: Part 2 by Dr. Abidan Shah & Nicole Shah
This weekend will be part two of our series titled “OPERATION SAFEGUARD”. As Nicole joins me again, we will examine the different struggles couples often face. We will also take a look at different kinds of intimacy present in marriage and how to use them as a strategy to overcome the difficulties of marriage.
Operation Safeguard by Dr. Abidan Shah
I am excited to announce that my wife, Nicole, will be joining me and sharing from a woman’s perspective the importance of marriage and safeguarding your relationship against the influence of the world. The title of this weekend’s message is “OPERATION SAFEGUARD.”
Glorious by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are continuing our series “ESSENTIAL” through the book of Ephesians. The relationship between Christ and the church affects every area of our lives, including our understanding of marriage. The relationship between a husband and wife should be modeled after the relationship between Christ and the church. The title of this weekend’s message is “GLORIOUS.”
Changing Seasons of A Marriage (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
CHANGING SEASONS OF A MARRIAGE (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on February 3, 2018) Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season…” We all have our favorite seasons.... Continue Reading →
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage Part Six
In this final message we will be answering 3 key questions about this passage: Are sexual sins worse than any other sin? How far do we have to go to protect ourselves from sexual sins? Can sexual sins make us lose our salvation?
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage Part Five
In this message we will once again tackle the tough subject of adultery but this time look at how God is willing to forgive and restore. We will be looking at the example of King David and Bathsheba. This is a great reminder that daily we need the grace of God in our lives.
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage Part Four
In the past 3 messages we have been laying down the foundation regarding marriage. Now we are ready to deal with the subject of “what happens when marriage is threatened with the sin of adultery.” This weekend, we will meet Potiphar’s wife, an ungodly woman whose pursuit of Joseph brought hardship to both his life and her marriage.
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage Part Three
This weekend I’ll be preaching part 3 of our miniseries from the Sermon on the Mount titled, “Keeping Intimacy in Marriage.”
All I can say is that if you miss this one, you will truly regret it! So…don’t miss it! Seriously, do not miss it!
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage Part Two
This weekend I'm preaching the second message in our series "Keeping Intimacy in Marriage." In this message, we will talk about the differences between men and women. God made us different for a reason. A happy marriage is one that understands the differences in our God-given roles.
Keeping Intimacy in Marriage
What’s amazing to me is that right after raising the bar on anger, Jesus turns towards marriage. In the Old Testament adultery was sin but Jesus declared lust to be no less than adultery! Bottom line: Marital intimacy is a sacred bond. When we share it indiscriminately outside of marriage, we sin against God.