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.”
This weekend, we turn our attention to the cross. This is one of the most powerful symbols, both in the church and in our culture as a whole. This tool of punishment and torture became the means of our forgiveness and redemption. The title of the message is “HUMILITY.”
This weekend, we are continuing in our study of Philippians 2:5-11, specifically examining the word “bondservant.” In order to understand what it means for Christ to be our bondservant, we must first understand what Paul meant by that term. This message will also help us understand how to better follow Christ’s example of serving others. The title of this week’s message is “BONDSERVANT.”
This weekend, we are continuing in our study through the book of Philippians and Paul’s encouragement to have the mind of Christ. Jesus knew exactly who He was and how far He would humble Himself in order to save us. The title of this weekend’s message is “TRUE ESTEEM.”
OUR HUMBLE KING by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: Any Jungle Book fans here? Who was King Louie? He was the self-proclaimed king of all the monkeys in Jungle Book. What was his greatest wish? He wanted to be a man and stroll right into town. What did he need to make that happen? He needed... Continue Reading →
This week the focus is on Fasting. Again, Jesus warns His disciples not to make show of fasting. Instead, they should fast in a way that does not attract any attention. This message is vital to our spiritual lives. It not only reminds us of the importance of fasting but also teaches us the proper attitude of fasting.
Jesus warned His disciples not to practice their spirituality in order to be admired by people. It’s pride that leads us to demonstrate our charity, prayer, and fasting to people rather than God. God looks down on such religion. It fails to meet His approval. But, when we do things for His eyes only, He not only approves our actions but also blesses us before all.
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.
I believe that this is probably the most difficult beatitude that Jesus gave because it deals with the one subject that all of us struggle with – humility. As someone said, “Just when you think you are humble, you’ve lost it.” God gives His grace to the humble.
First we will ask – what does it mean to be meek? Then we will ask – what does it mean to “inherit the earth?” Finally we will see how this blessing applies in the Christian life.
When we begin to live by the spirit of humility, we truly live by grace. It is freeing. It brings glory to the name of Christ. It transforms the world around us. Imagine if everyone had the spirit of humility.
ONE SERMON YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS - Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of... Continue Reading →