This weekend, we will take a look at a very controversial subject from Scripture: predestination. This doctrine has been misunderstood and misrepresented for many years. What does this word mean in the context of Scripture? How does this impact our understanding of salvation? It is crucial that we understand this doctrine and can accurately explain the process of salvation to others. This weekend’s message is titled “CHOSEN.”
This weekend, we will continue looking the life of Joshua as he was leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. Joshua has an encounter unlike anything he has ever experienced leading up to the battle of Jericho. The title of this weekend’s message is “BREAKTHROUGH.”
This weekend, our message will focus on expanding what our teenagers learned this weekend. We will take a look at different moments in Moses’ life and the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. God was faithful to them every step of the way, guiding them through the unknown and meeting their needs. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE JOURNEY.”
This weekend, we will have the opportunity to hear from some of the men in our church family. These men will be sharing what God has laid on their hearts and helping us to think about how we as believers ought to live. We are so blessed to be part of a church family with such godly leaders and teachers!
There is nothing like walking around these different locations, knowing that Jesus stood in the very same places. It is one thing to read about places like Jerusalem and Capernaum in Scripture, but to see them in person makes the Word of God come alive! This weekend, we will hear from some of the team about the places that had the most impact on them and how this trip has impacted their faith. The title of the message this weekend is “WORD ALIVE.”
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 →
THE GREENER GRASS SYNDROME (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on August 18, 2018), Have you ever driven past a herd of cows grazing in a lush green field and seen that one cow sticking its head through the fence, nibbling in the pasture next to it? Why is it... Continue Reading →
This first message centers on the promises fulfilled in the family tree of Jesus. It’s clear that God had His hand on the family of Abraham throughout the generations, ultimately leading up to the birth of Jesus. The providence of God is displayed through this family and serves as a reminder of His providence in our lives.
The Jewish people were ignorant of how their speech was reflecting on God’s character. As believers, we have to understand that our words communicate to others what we believe about God. We should strive to glorify God with what we say and how we speak.
The Jewish people were trying to take God out of the equation while still holding on to their blessings. What they didn’t realize, and what we often fail to realize, is that God is the source of every blessing in our lives. When you remove the source, the blessings begin to spoil. They become a burden and a curse to us and those around us.
The first message in this series is titled “COLD LOVE” because God’s people felt like His love had grown cold. In this message, we’ll learn that God is unchanging even though our feelings fluctuate.
In this message titled “Comfort and Joy” we will learn how Moses reassured the children of Israel that after his death God will send a new leader who will bring comfort and joy to them.
In this episode, Abidan Paul Shah will be recounting his trips to Israel from 2015 and 2016. The topic is - "Does visiting the land enhance our study of the Bible?"
The region in which the biblical events took place is between the Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea on the West and the Zagros Mountains and the Persian Gulf in the East and between the Amanus and Ararat Mountains in the North and the Nafud Desert and the southern tip of Sinai in the South. The New Testament expanded the region into what today are Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Spain.
I'm standing atop Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The view is mind blowing! Before me lies the city whose history goes back to over 4000 years. Jerusalem has bewitched both conquerors and pilgrims through the centuries. Even today, it is the most contended ground on the face of the earth. Someone called it – “the hottest piece of real estate on the planet.” But my view is different. I don’t find any magical lure or spiritual power in her presence, just lessons of deep significance. Three such landmarks stand out for me:
History is replete with examples of the prayers of women, especially mothers. God delights in their prayers and wants to answer them. One such example is found in the Old Testament – the prayer of Hannah (1 Samuel 1). As you know she couldn’t have any children and she prayed before God earnestly and her prayers were answered. How did she pray?
This weekend we will be watching a message right from the banks of the Jordan River. As many of you know, Nicole and I were in Israel last month and we recorded a message about the baptism of Jesus on site. Words cannot describe the excitement we felt! It was a powerful moment when we realized that somewhere near was the actual spot where God in flesh submitted to be baptized by John! Even with the distractions of camera clicks, gift shops, and tour buses, I could feel the reality of the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus! What is most powerful to me is how the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) was present together at this place! It’s a reminder that the entire Godhead was involved in our salvation.
It’s great to be back home in the Good Ole USA! As you know, Nicole and I went on an educational tour of Israel. Words cannot describe how amazing this trip was! To name just a few of the highlights --
we sailed across the Sea of Galilee,
- we stood on Har Megiddo (Armageddon) which will be the site of the final showdown,
- we drove through the wilderness where the children of Israel wandered for 40 years,
- we prayed by the Western Wall
- and, among many many other places, we saw the Mount of Temptation near Jericho in the Judean desert.
This weekend I will preaching on the temptation of Christ in our series on the life of Christ. The message is titled "HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT."
This weekend you will (hopefully) be viewing the message I recorded on the banks of the Jordan River. If technology didn’t cooperate well, Ryan Hill and Mike Breedlove have graciously given of their time to preach the message this weekend.