OUR HUMBLE KING by Pastor Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction: Any Jungle Book fans here? Who was King Louie? He was the self-proclaimed king of all the monkeys in Jungle Book. What was his greatest wish? He wanted to be a man and stroll right into town. What did he need to make that happen? He needed... Continue Reading →
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.
First, we will see how Matthew got his call to follow Jesus and how he immediately complied. We need to remember that God is constantly calling men and women, boys and girls to follow Him. Is He calling you? What is your answer? Furthermore, Matthew got busy inviting his old buddies to come and meet Jesus. Do your friends know Jesus? Have you invited them to meet Him?
In light of the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriage, I want to preach a message that I've preached sometime back from Psalm 11 titled, “IF THE FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED.” We’re living in a time when morality and values are under heavy attack. We’re being told – “A new world is here, whether we like it or not. It has no place for people like us and it would be safer for us to either run with it or run away. There is no hope of going back.”
In Luke 2 we meet Simeon who was directed by the Holy Spirit to recognize the coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible describes him as a person who was just and devout, hope filled, and full of grace and truth. These are the characteristics of a person who is under the authority of the Holy Spirit. What the world needs is to see men and women who are led by the Holy Spirit. Our community needs to see us walking in integrity, filled with hope for the future, speaking the truth in grace, and pointing people to Jesus.