This weekend, we are examining the canon of Scripture and looking at how the Bible compares to the writings of Buddhism. Buddhists ascribe to many different canons, but there is one biblical canon that believers uphold. Why does this matter? How did the canon come to be accepted? The title of this weekend’s message is “CANON”.
The title of this message is “PIOUS THIEVES.” We come to the part of Malachi’s message where he addresses the people who are keeping the best for themselves and robbing God by giving Him their leftovers. What they didn’t understand, and what we often forget, is that everything in our lives belongs to God in the first place. By “holding on to” what we have, we are really robbing God of what is rightfully His.
Last month Americans all across the land proved with their ballots that they were dissatisfied with the direction of our country. What is being called “one of the greatest political shakeups in history” is a glimpse into the soul of the real USA. Americans have overwhelmingly declared that they do care about the economy, security, and morality of their country. They do want a better world for their children and grandchildren. Once again they are seeing a future and a hope. These are indeed exciting times in our nation’s history. Along with the other positive changes, here are some more that we cannot afford to ignore:
CHANGE OR DIE: A HUMBLE PLEA TO FELLOW CHURCHES (Article) by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church (Published in the Daily Dispatch, Henderson on January 18, 2014) I’ve never been more conflicted about writing an article than this one. After much prayer and consultation with my lovely wife, I felt that I must write what God has laid on my... Continue Reading →
HOW TO BEHAVE THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON - 4 by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson You know Christmas is here when: it takes you an hour to drive somewhere that normally takes 15 minutes; you can't find a parking place at the mall; and people who are normally congenial snap at you. This series is to help... Continue Reading →
KEEPING YOUR SPIRITUAL FIRE BURNING, Pastor Shah, Henderson(Article in the Local Newspaper - The Daily Dispatch, Henderson, July 20, 2013)One of the saddest sights for me is to see a Christian person or a church or a ministry that began in a fire but now living in a smoke. William Booth (Founder of the Salvation... Continue Reading →
KEEPING YOUR SPIRITUAL FIRE BURNING One of the saddest sights for me is to see a Christian who began in a fire or a church that began in a fire or a Christian work that began in a fire but now living in a smoke. William Booth (Founder of the Salvation Army) once said to... Continue Reading →
THERE’S ONLY ONE WHO WILL DISCIPLINE AND DELIVER People, when they are going through a difficult time, will say something like “maybe God is punishing me for all the bad I have done” or “I’m getting what I deserve.” Listen carefully: God never punishes His children. He disciplines them. There is a big difference between... Continue Reading →