This weekend, we will be looking at the account of Cain and Abel. This tragic first pair of siblings has raised many questions in people’s minds over the years. There are details from the account that are flagged as examples of the Bible containing errors. Through this message, we will not only learn more about Cain and Abel, but will be able to defend the authenticity of the Bible. This weekend’s message is titled “RIVALRY.”
I am excited to announce that my wife, Nicole, will be joining me and sharing from a woman’s perspective the importance of marriage and safeguarding your relationship against the influence of the world. The title of this weekend’s message is “OPERATION SAFEGUARD.”
In this episode, the Clearview staff sit down to talk about the importance of spending time together as a staff relaxing, having fun, and getting to know each other more. If you have any topics you’d like for us to discuss, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 the concluding message titled “Love is Liberating,” Paul reminds the Corinthians that true love never ends. It doesn’t have any limitations. It doesn’t use any threats and fears. In fact, it brings a sense of freedom that allows the other person to flourish and love back without any barriers.
LOVE IS CALMING by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: This is the second message in our new series – “LOVE IS THE GREATEST.” As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’re looking at what the Bible has to say about love. Again, please don’t misunderstand, the series is not just about romantic or marital love.... Continue Reading →
In this weekend’s message titled “Children That Bring Delight,” we will see what the Trinity has to say about being children who honor their parents.
Between John 3-5 we see Jesus interacting with four different individuals with different personalities and hang-ups. Instead of getting frustrated or defensive with them, He responded to them with wisdom and compassion. As a result, each of them found eternal life.
Marriage, Family, and Beyond: Favorite Books on Marriage by Abidan and Nicole Shah - This is our third 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 one covers the books that have made the biggest impact on our marriage. Let us know what you think.
Passion and Purity starts out with Elisabeth, a senior in college, questioning God, asking Him why she was still single. She touches on the topic of the difference between singleness and virginity, her view on how each was equally important to her. Elisabeth first learns of Jim through her brother Dave. Through the next few years after their meeting they struggle with being apart, being together, loneliness, and self-control. Elisabeth shares her personal struggles through journal entries and letters between her and Jim. While she fights against loneliness, doubts in Jim and in God, Jim struggles with the more physical restraint side. She also talks about what men and women want in a relationship.
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.
Last week we looked at the first 5 letters that Solomon wrote to his son Rehoboam. He warned him to avoid the wrong crowd, seek wisdom, be successful, appreciate discipline, and have a godly heritage. In the next 5 letters, he will be reminding his son about the dangers of bad company, exercise self control and have a happy marriage. The last point is so important that Solomon dedicates the last 3 letters to it! Our children desperately need dads who will take the time to lead their children in these vital truths, especially on how to have a happy home.
All of us want to be successful in our own way. We want God to bless us and we want people to honor us. Some people only care for one or the other – there are people who declare that they only care about God’s blessing and then there are people who live only for the applause of people. The Bible actually tells us to have both – Proverbs 3 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.
In the Old Testament we hear of young Samuel finding “favor both with the Lord and men.” Also, in the New Testament we hear of Jesus that He “increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
As a husband I want both for my marriage. As a father I want both for my marriage and my children. As a pastor and Bible student I want both for our church and the kingdom of God.
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 →
MARKS OF AN ENCOURAGING CHURCH – 2 by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson In this message we will come face-to-face with many different characters from the early church. They were flesh and blood human beings just like us. But, they were worthy enough to be mentioned in the Bible because they were a great source of... Continue Reading →
MARKS OF AN ENCOURAGING CHURCH – 1 by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson This morning’s message is part one of a two-part miniseries titled “MARKS OF AN ENCOURAGING CHURCH.” Many churches promise the right hand of fellowship but what you end up getting is the right knee of fellowship. Romans 14:10-13 10 But why do you... Continue Reading →
WINNING THE MIND BATTLE by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson This is the first sermon of the New Year. It comes from our series in the Book of Romans and it is titled – WINNING THE MIND BATTLE. I have to be honest – I really struggled with how to title this message. From one angle,... Continue Reading →