This weekend, we will continue through our series on the resurrection. It is much more than just a past truth or a future reality. The resurrection has implications for our life now. It changes the way we approach life and our understanding of God’s plan. The resurrection is not just about us one day. It’s a life-changing truth for today! The title of this weekend’s message is “ANASTASIS: MORAL ORDER”.
Anastasis: Demonstration by Abidan Shah, PhD
This Easter weekend, we are continuing our series titled “ANASTASIS” as we examine Jesus’ resurrection and its impact on us. The idea of resurrection is found throughout Scripture, but never so prominently as the empty tomb at Easter. While this is something we often talk about, we likely understand very little of how this impacts our lives and changes our future. This weekend’s message is titled “ANASTASIS: DEMONSTRATION”.
Anastasis: Foundations by Dr. Abidan Shah
As we approach Holy Week, I want to begin a series titled “ANASTASIS”. This is the Greek word for resurrection. Many of us have heard the language of the empty tomb or Christ rising from the dead, but what does that mean for us? How does that change our perspective on life and belief? Over the next few weeks, we will dive into this idea of resurrection and how that impacts our understanding of the Christian life. This weekend’s message is titled “ANASTASIS: FOUNDATIONS”.
Justification: Indispensable by Dr. Abidan Shah
In the weeks leading up to Easter, we will begin new series focused on the cross and what Jesus has accomplished for us. Most believers have a very incomplete understanding of the cross. The concepts of salvation, justification, and atonement, however, are central to our faith. We will gain a better understanding of Christ’s work on the cross through this series titled “JUSTIFICATION.”
Plunder by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we conclude Isaiah 53 and focus on the reward for Jesus’ obedience. Isaiah writes about Jesus’ seeing generations beyond Himself, pointing forward to the resurrection and His victory over death and the grave. We were stolen out of God’s hand, but Christ came to rob the grave and steal us back. The title of today’s message is “PLUNDER.”
Living Hope by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are moving forward through the book of 1 Peter. Peter is writing to an audience that was exiled and displaced. Hope would have been difficult to come by. And yet, he reminds them that their source of hope is God and what He has done for them and for all of us. The title of this weekend’s message is “LIVING HOPE.”
Herald by Dr. Abidan Shah
This Easter Sunday, as we celebrate what Christ has accomplished through His death and resurrection, we come to the last message in our series "HOSANNA." We will take a look at Luke's Gospel and his account of the women who visited Jesus' tomb. They overcame their fear and, as a result, became the first heralds of the resurrected King! The disciples themselves didn't earn such an honor because they were paralyzed by fear. The title of this weekend's message is "HERALD."
Lord by Pastor Abidan Shah
We are continuing in our series through Philippians 2:5-11 called “MIND RESET.” We’ve been studying the words of Paul and what it means to have the mind of Christ. This Easter weekend, we will learn what it means for Jesus to be called “Lord.” Sometimes we overuse that word to the point it begins to lose meaning. We will look at the term with fresh eyes this weekend in our message titled “LORD.”
Crucified and Risen by Pastor Abidan Shah
This message is titled “CRUCIFIED AND RISEN.” The point of the message is this –The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus are not just historical facts. They are a present reality. They are more than just events from the past that save us. They are events in the present that free us from the grip of sin and give us the power to live. After we get saved we are to live the crucified and risen lives.
Doubtful Faith by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, even though Easter is over, there is more for us to learn from this current series. I’m preaching a message this weekend titled “DOUBTFUL FAITH.” Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, was hesitant to believe the reports of His resurrection. He wanted firm proof that he could see and touch. He had to see Jesus and touch His wounds in order to fully believe.
Fearless Love by Pastor Abidan Shah
As you know, this weekend we will be celebrating Easter as a church. What a wonderful time of worship and rejoicing as we remember the resurrection of our Savior. We will be taking a look at the story of Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of His followers. How did it affect them? How did they respond? For many of them, their actions were fueled by something much deeper than obedience. They were motivated by a love that gave them boldness and purpose. The title of this weekend’s Easter message is “FEARLESS LOVE.”
The Grave-Robber by Pastor Abidan Shah
Death has always been our enemy. It rips a child from its’ mother, a friend from a friend and a lover from a lover. It can be expected or unexpected. In this message we will see that Jesus came to set us free from the power of death.
The Life-Giver by Pastor Abidan Shah
In this episode of Jesus’ ministry we see Him stopping a funeral procession and bringing a dead man to life. As you can imagine, it made a radical impact on the onlookers. Even today Jesus is bringing the spiritually dead to life, which is the greater miracle!
The Soul-Winner’s Prize by Abidan Paul Shah
We will look at the promise that was given to Daniel that at the resurrection "those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever."
Be the Gospel by Pastor Abidan Shah
We are all familiar with the account of Jonah being swallowed by the big fish but did you know that it enacted the resurrection of Jesus? Did you know that Jonah became a demonstration of the gospel of Christ?
Alive: What Jesus’ Resurrection Means for Us
Contrary to what many consider, the resurrection of Jesus is not some stale doctrine based on some event that took place 2000 years ago. In fact, it is one of the most applicable doctrine of Christianity.
OUT OF THE GRAVEYARD (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah
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 →
Heaven Here and Now Part Three
In this Sunday’s message we will look at I Corinthians 15 – the key passage in the entire Bible on the resurrection. This is one message you cannot afford to miss.
Heaven Here and Now Part Two
This weekend I'll be preaching part two of our series "Heaven Here and Now". It was awesome to see the response from so many of you. Heaven begins now and not some day in the future. This weekend, we will go one step further in the rights and privileges of being citizens of heaven.
JERUSALEM – THREE LESSONS, ONE GRAND VIEW (Article) by Abidan Paul Shah,
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: