This is our second vlog (Video Blog) on daily life issues. We don’t claim to have all the answers or even the best answer but we hope to give a biblical perspective on life issues. This first one covers the importance of going to marriage conferences. Let us know what you think.
Marriage, Family and Beyond: Date Night by Abidan and Nicole Shah - This is our very first vlog (Video Blog) on daily life issues. We don't claim to have all the answers or even the best answer but we hope to give a biblical perspective on life issues. This first one covers the importance of dating in a marriage relationship. Let us know what you think.
Many times Christian singles struggle with how to honor God and still find someone who makes them happy. In this message, we will look at several biblical examples of how God brought love in the lives of his people. This message is not just for singles, but for all of us because it shows how God cares for our very personal needs.
When Jesus raised the bar on divorce, he chastised the men for refusing to give a certificate of divorce to their wives. The reason for failing to do so was not lack of knowledge or forgetfulness but bitterness. They wanted to make the other person suffer. Unfortunately, the same spirit is evident in many marriages today. In this message we will learn how to release resentment and allow God’s grace to flow through our marriages.
Unfortunately, the church has avoided this topic. We have failed to help those who are going through it and we have been condescending to those who have been through it. This Sunday, we will look at the top reasons for divorce and how we should handle them. This is a difficult message, but one that is much-needed in our world today.
In this final message we will be answering 3 key questions about this passage: Are sexual sins worse than any other sin? How far do we have to go to protect ourselves from sexual sins? Can sexual sins make us lose our salvation?
In this message we will once again tackle the tough subject of adultery but this time look at how God is willing to forgive and restore. We will be looking at the example of King David and Bathsheba. This is a great reminder that daily we need the grace of God in our lives.
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.
This weekend I’ll be preaching part 3 of our miniseries from the Sermon on the Mount titled, “Keeping Intimacy in Marriage.” All I can say is that if you miss this one, you will truly regret it! So…don’t miss it! Seriously, do not miss it!
This weekend I'm preaching the second message in our series "Keeping Intimacy in Marriage." In this message, we will talk about the differences between men and women. God made us different for a reason. A happy marriage is one that understands the differences in our God-given roles.
What’s amazing to me is that right after raising the bar on anger, Jesus turns towards marriage. In the Old Testament adultery was sin but Jesus declared lust to be no less than adultery! Bottom line: Marital intimacy is a sacred bond. When we share it indiscriminately outside of marriage, we sin against God.
Each year their number keeps growing – 4 million in 1950, 20 million in 1982, and over 100 million today. They represent about 48 percent of the adult population 18 years and older in America. If they were a country, they would be the 13th largest in the world! Who are they? They are the Singles – the never-married, the divorced, and the widowed in America. Before you pull out a box of tissues and feel sorry for them, let me caution you that pity is the last thing they crave. Some find much satisfaction with their status in life and the others deserve our encouragement and support. Here are some suggestions:
UNTIL DEATH DO US PART - SOME QUESTIONS I ASK IN PREMARITAL COUNSELING by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church (First published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson, on March 29, 2014) It’s that time of the year when wedding announcements start appearing in the newspaper and invitations start arriving in the mail. I can’t help but think... Continue Reading →
IF THEY MADE IT, YOU CAN TOO - 3 by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson We are in our series through Romans 13 titled, IF THEY MADE IT, YOU CAN TOO.” So far we have seen 2 couples in history and how they made it by the grace of God. The first was the hardheaded couple... Continue Reading →
IF THEY MADE IT, YOU CAN TOO - 2 by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Last Sunday we looked at the marriage of the great German Reformer Martin Luther and his wife, Katie. Both of them were hardheaded but by the grace of God in their life, they became a model couple for generations to... Continue Reading →
IF THEY MADE IT, YOU CAN TOO - 1 by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson, NC WHEN BOTH ARE HARDHEADED Have you ever looked at those great people in history and wondered what their marriage was like? “How did they do it?” “They couldn’t have problems like we have to deal with.” “They had to be... Continue Reading →
ALL WE NEED IS TRUE LOVE by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson The world has a caricature of love that is far from the real thing. It is temperamental, conditional, and disappointing. When the Holy Spirit fills us completely, what will overflow will be the I Corinthians 13 kind of love. What our marriages need, what... Continue Reading →
IF THE FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED (Article in the Local Newspaper) by Abidan Paul Shah “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3 We are living in a time when old values and beliefs are under attack. We are being told that there is a new world coming, whether we like it... Continue Reading →