This weekend, we will continue through our series on the resurrection. It is much more than just a past truth or a future reality. The resurrection has implications for our life now. It changes the way we approach life and our understanding of God’s plan. The resurrection is not just about us one day. It’s a life-changing truth for today! The title of this weekend’s message is “ANASTASIS: MORAL ORDER”.
Anastasis: Foundations by Dr. Abidan Shah
As we approach Holy Week, I want to begin a series titled “ANASTASIS”. This is the Greek word for resurrection. Many of us have heard the language of the empty tomb or Christ rising from the dead, but what does that mean for us? How does that change our perspective on life and belief? Over the next few weeks, we will dive into this idea of resurrection and how that impacts our understanding of the Christian life. This weekend’s message is titled “ANASTASIS: FOUNDATIONS”.
Generations: Intergenerational by Abidan Shah, PhD
This weekend, we will conclude our series by looking back at everything we have learned. The goal of this series was not to divide, but to inspire us to come together across generational lines. We are most effective for God’s kingdom when we stand together, utilizing our individual strengths to glorify God and make him known. This weekend’s message is titled “GENERATIONS: INTERGENERATIONAL.”
Generations: Impacting by Abidan Shah, PhD
This weekend, we are going to look specifically at Gen Z and Generation Alpha. These are our children and grandchildren and the ones currently most in touch with the culture around us. We cannot afford to misunderstand or neglect these generations, because the world is aiming for their minds and hearts. If we can understand Gen Z and Generation Alpha, not only can we impact them for the gospel, but equip them to impact the world around them. This weekend’s message is titled “GENERATIONS: IMPACTING”.
Sufficient: Resurrection and the Life
This weekend, we are examining Jesus’ statement that he is the “resurrection and the life.” He delivers this statement in the context of the loss of his friend, Lazarus. Jesus reminds those gathered to mourn that he is the answer to the problem of death. Christ himself was not bound by death and his resurrection offers wonderful promises for us as well. Much more than something to talk about at Easter, the concept of resurrection is central to our faith.
Sheepfold by Abidan Shah, PhD
This weekend, we are continuing to examine the pictures for evangelism that Jesus gives his listeners. Jesus refers to himself as a shepherd and extends that metaphor to evangelism by talking about bringing sheep into the fold. What are we doing to reach the lost and bring them to our shepherd, Jesus Christ? The title of this weekend’s message is “SHEEPFOLD.”
Sanctification by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are taking a look at the ongoing process after the moment a person gets saved. The Christian life is about God molding us and making us more like Christ. Much like metals are refined and made purer, the life of the believer is a process of God developing Christian character within us. The title of this weekend’s message is “SANCTIFICATION.”
Ascent by Dr. Abidan Shah
In this weekend’s message, we are looking at humanity. Ultimately, every theory about the development of mankind wants to explain how we got here. What is our origin? What about things like cavemen and Neanderthals? We will address those questions and more in this weekend’s message titled “ASCENT.”
Brightness by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are looking at the creation of the sun on the fourth day in Genesis 1. The sun is often something we take for granted, but life on earth wouldn’t exist without it. God set it exactly the right distance from earth and made it exactly the right temperature to sustain life for His creation. The title of this weekend’s message is “BRIGHTNESS.”
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.”
Greater than Religion by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will take a look at how Jesus’ birth was perceived by the religious leaders of His day. They were used to being in power and navigating the political climate of that day for their benefit. However, the coming of Jesus radically changed their way of life. The title of this weekend’s message is “GREATER THAN RELIGION.”
Crucified and Risen by Pastor Abidan Shah
This message is titled “CRUCIFIED AND RISEN.” The point of the message is this –The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus are not just historical facts. They are a present reality. They are more than just events from the past that save us. They are events in the present that free us from the grip of sin and give us the power to live. After we get saved we are to live the crucified and risen lives.
Fearless Love by Pastor Abidan Shah
As you know, this weekend we will be celebrating Easter as a church. What a wonderful time of worship and rejoicing as we remember the resurrection of our Savior. We will be taking a look at the story of Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of His followers. How did it affect them? How did they respond? For many of them, their actions were fueled by something much deeper than obedience. They were motivated by a love that gave them boldness and purpose. The title of this weekend’s Easter message is “FEARLESS LOVE.”
The Soul-Winner’s Prize by Abidan Paul Shah
We will look at the promise that was given to Daniel that at the resurrection "those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever."
Alive: What Jesus’ Resurrection Means for Us
Contrary to what many consider, the resurrection of Jesus is not some stale doctrine based on some event that took place 2000 years ago. In fact, it is one of the most applicable doctrine of Christianity.
OUT OF THE GRAVEYARD (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
OUT OF THE GRAVEYARD (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on January 7, 2017) This is the time of the year when many people struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions. According to some surveys, about 70% are broken by the end of January. This is especially true when... Continue Reading →
Heaven Here and Now Part Three
In this Sunday’s message we will look at I Corinthians 15 – the key passage in the entire Bible on the resurrection. This is one message you cannot afford to miss.
Heaven Here and Now Part Two
This weekend I'll be preaching part two of our series "Heaven Here and Now". It was awesome to see the response from so many of you. Heaven begins now and not some day in the future. This weekend, we will go one step further in the rights and privileges of being citizens of heaven.
Heaven Here and Now – Part One
This weekend I will be preaching a series on the Resurrection. As we embark on the Easter season , this series will teach us the importance of the resurrection to our Christian life. Resurrection is not just something that we will benefit from when we go to heaven. It is something that impacts our lives right now.
How To Beat Death
Today we are celebrating Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day Jesus rose from the grave. With that in mind, I am preaching a message titled “HOW TO BEAT DEATH.” Unless Jesus comes for us first, death is coming to all of us.