RESOLVE by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: How many of ya’ll remember these slangs from back in the day? “Made in the shade,” “Greaser,” “Far out,” “Psyche,” “Cool Beans,” “Chill Pill,” “That’s Bad,” “Duh,” “Word,” “Bounce,” “Talk to the hand,” “Booyah,” “Not!” “Whatever,” “Sup,” “On fleek,” “Lit,” “Fam,” “Salty,” etc. Question: How did you feel... Continue Reading →
UNSTUCK (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the Newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on December 29, 2018) “The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey. . .’” (Deuteronomy 1:6-7a) “So you remained in Kadesh many days. . .”(Deuteronomy 1:46) “. .... Continue Reading →
In the book of Deuteronomy, God’s people were reluctant to move forward. They delayed and took the long way around. Eventually, God had to get their attention and tell them to move forward in following His plan. The title of our message this weekend is “FORWARD.”
In our series on the family through the book of Genesis we come across the episode where Jacob comes face to face with his old foe Esau. Jacob is afraid for his life and his family but God meets him first and breaks him. As a result, Jacob and Esau reconcile and are able to move past their old hurts.
OUT OF THE GRAVEYARD (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on January 7, 2017) This is the time of the year when many people struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions. According to some surveys, about 70% are broken by the end of January. This is especially true when... Continue Reading →
According to popular research, this year’s resolutions were no different than the years before – “Get More Sleep,” “Save Money,” “Quit Smoking or Drinking,” and, top of the list as always, “Loose Weight.” Oh yes – there was also “Flossing!” I guess nobody wants a “Bridge Over Troubled Molars!” But sadly, most people’s resolutions go in one year and out the next. Why is that? It’s because of a three-letter word that has all but disappeared from American Christianity. It only brings up images of Bible thumping preachers in tent revivals. It conjures up feelings of guilt and condemnation. I’m talking about the word “Sin.” Now before you throw down this paper, I urge you to suspend your judgment briefly and keep reading. This may hold the secret to the best year of your life! Here’s why –
Some people don’t like to make resolutions. “Why make promises you can’t keep?” “Why feel bad over broken promises?” Although, resolutions can be a waste of time and an unnecessary source of self-condemnation, it is still wise to strive towards something than none at all. I personally think that it’s a good thing to make the right resolutions. Many of our resolutions are regarding bad habits and behaviors that we want to stop. Unfortunately, we have a poor understanding of why we do the bad things we do. In other words, why we sin? No wonder we go about the wrong way to stop sinning. This message will get us on the biblical path to repentance and walking in holiness. Trust me when I say – “This is one message you don’t want to miss!”