This weekend, we are continuing our study of the life of Peter. There was an incident where Paul had to correct Peter. Instead of bristling up, Peter not only accepted that correction, but goes on to praise Paul. It is difficult to accept admonition from others, but God often uses that as a way to course correct our behavior or our understanding. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE ADMONITION.”
Dual Citizen by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, as we near the election, we will be looking at critical issues that should impact the way we think and act. We should not be conformed to this world, but we are called to shape culture and push back against the darkness around us. The title of this weekend’s message is “DUAL CITIZEN.”
Pathway by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will be focusing on Proverbs 22:6. This is a well-known verse, but when times are stressful or difficult, we are quick to forget God’s promise when our children are trained up under godly instruction. The title of this weekend’s message is “PATHWAY.”
Impart by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we come to the end of Joshua’s life. Israel had continued to struggle with idolatry, even passing that struggle on to the next generation. Children were having the same issues their parents did. Joshua challenges Israel to think about what they are passing on to their kids. The title of this weekend’s message is “IMPART.”
Word Perfect by Dr. Abidan Shah
Let’s take the time to evaluate our words and make the necessary changes. As the Holy Spirit fills our heart with truth and mercy, there will be a change in how we speak to others. Are you aware of the power your words hold? Are you reflecting Christ in the way you speak to others or post online? Do your words point people to Christ? Are you saved? Invite your friends and family to come worship with us this weekend!
Under God – Part Two by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will focus on the second part of our series. In this message, we will take a look at the principles put in place by our founding fathers. They were not perfect men, but the evidence that God’s hand was upon is undeniable. Through their obedience, America was set up to become the greatest nation in the world.
(Re)Setting the Record Straight (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
“America was founded as a Christian nation!” My father-in-law made that remark to me over twenty years ago. I remember hearing the frustration in his voice and being puzzled by it. I told him that I thought every American believed that. How could they not? After all, this was “One Nation Under God.” He explained to me that there were people who believed that this was never a Christian nation. To the contrary, they claimed that it was birthed in greed and selfishness with the privileged few controlling the many through fear and oppression.
I decided to research for myself. Here’s what I found: Yes, America was founded on biblical values. But, no, that doesn’t mean that everyone who came across the ocean was a born-again Christian.
Life Between Posts (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
You’re scrolling through your favorite social media and you see the perfect picture with perfect smiles and perfect clothes with a perfect background. To top it all off, its accompanied by a perfect caption, including hashtags like #lovinglife #love #loveus #happiness #sohappy #perfectday #forever #natural – What do all these hashtags and the posts and pictures that accompany them have in common? They are deceiving. They only give a partial, wishful, and concocted glimpse of life. I wish people would also add these hashtags to their posts and pictures– #pleasethinkImhappy #pretendwithmethatallisfine #IwishIfeltlikethispicture #Iwishwecouldalwaysbethishappy #justhadafight #abouttohaveafight #tookme20triestogetthispicture.
Out of the Graveyard by Pastor Abidan Shah
This is the first weekend of the New Year and I want to preach a message titled "Out of the Graveyard." It will both awaken and inspire us. Awaken us out of the graves of regret, bitterness, fear, and doubt. Inspire us to step out into the New Year with Christ.
A TALE OF TWO PRIORITIES (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
Imagine your life as a circle with God as its center and everything flowing out of Him. He is no longer just someone we glance at once or twice a week but our entire life becomes an outworking of His love and truth. In the process we not only love Him with everything we have but His love radiates through us to those around us. Our friends and family feel it and so do our enemies. We begin to make wise decisions that are motivated by God’s love rather than our impulse or others’ incitement. In short, a God centered life brings to us the best of times in spite of the worst of times.