INTEGRITY by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: This weekend being President’s Day weekend, we were discussing what would be a message we all need to hear. Somebody suggested that it should be on “Integrity in Leadership.” How many of you would agree that we need some integrity in our nation’s leadership? How many... Continue Reading →
This weekend, we will be looking at the account of Joseph’s family in Genesis and how God was still in control even when it seemed like everything was falling apart. Several times in Scripture, God reminds us that we can trust Him to work all things together for our good, even the things that are painful or difficult. The title of this weekend’s message is “CONFIDENCE.”
UNCOMFORTABLE OBEDIENCE by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson (A Christmas Eve Message, Christmas 2018) Introduction: Thank you once again for being here this evening. For the next few minutes, I want to talk to you about “Uncomfortable Obedience.” There are many things that God commands us to do that we can do with a joyful and a... Continue Reading →
This weekend, we are starting a brand new series on thankfulness and how God has blessed us. In this first message, we will be looking at the story of Joseph and his brothers. God’s plan is perfect, and although he suffered, Joseph held onto that truth. In this weekend’s message, we will learn to be thankful for “HIS PLAN.”
In this message, we will be focusing on the location of Jesus’ birth. In his account of the birth of Jesus, Matthew quotes a prophecy written by Micah pertaining to Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Messiah. This had powerful implications for the people during Micah’s day, those that Matthew was writing to, and for us as well.
The final message is titled “BAD START, GOOD FINISH.” It will remind us that even though there were many bad starts in Abraham and Sarah’s family, they all finished well. In other words, you don’t have to start well in order to finish well. There is hope for everyone who is willing to let Christ take over.
In this message we will look at how Joseph was raised to overcome all odds and become an instrument of blessing to the whole world and his family.
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.
In Matthew 1 we meet Joseph the unsuspecting participant in God’s divine plan of redemption. The Bible refers to him as a righteous man who did not want to publicly humiliate Mary. He had been advised by his friends and family to leave her quietly. God sent His angel to talk him out of it and be the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph could have refused but he didn’t. What an amazing sacrifice he made! If there’s one attribute lacking in present day Christianity, it is sacrifice. We do what is expected of us and a tad bit more but that’s it. Sacrifice is putting our plans, goals, dreams, and comfort on the altar for the kingdom of God and His people. Bottom line: we can never sacrifice too much. Jesus did that!
It is horrific what is happening in the world. It is tragic what is happening in our own nation. The only answer that will work is Jesus!