This weekend, we will take a look at a very controversial subject from Scripture: predestination. This doctrine has been misunderstood and misrepresented for many years. What does this word mean in the context of Scripture? How does this impact our understanding of salvation? It is crucial that we understand this doctrine and can accurately explain the process of salvation to others. This weekend’s message is titled “CHOSEN.”
Regeneration by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are turning a corner in our series. As we have learned, salvation is both a moment and process in the life of every believer. It involves a person going from being spiritually dead to being alive in Christ. But what does that mean? And how does it change the way we celebrate Easter? The title of this weekend’s message is “REGENERATION.”
This weekend, we will be examining the process of salvation. We use the language of being saved or asking Jesus into your heart a lot, but what exactly is happening? As we will learn from this message, the process of justification involves Christ taking away our sins and giving us His righteousness so that we may be counted as blameless before God. The title of this weekend’s message is “JUSTIFICATION: IMPUTATION.”
Justification: Instruction by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will continue in our series as we head toward Easter. We will be taking a look at the law of God and its impact on the life of the believer. This is something that might be difficult for us to understand. Maybe you think of the law of God as being an Old Testament concept and that after Jesus, the Christian life was all about grace. While the grace of God is important, the law of God is not diminished. This weekend’s message is titled “JUSTIFICATION: INSTRUCTION.”
The Anatomy of Salvation by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will take a look at something that is regarded by many as a mystery: salvation. We talk about it a lot, sing about it, and even pray for it. But do we understand what is actually happening in the process of salvation? What does it truly mean for a person to “be saved”? The title of this weekend’s message is “THE ANATOMY OF SALVATION”.
Rescued by Dr. Abidan Shah
In this weekend’s message, we will actually turn our attention to Psalm 34 and examine David’s words after his poor choices. They are a reminder to all generations that God rescues His people from trouble, even if that trouble is caused by our own hands. The title of this weekend’s message is “RESCUED”.
Adopted Father by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, I want to talk about more than just biological fathers. Throughout Scripture, we see godly men investing in and mentoring younger men. Perhaps the most famous example is that of Paul and Timothy, whom he refers to as his son in the faith. This Father’s Day weekend, I will be preaching a message on these adopted fathers who help guide us spiritually.
Under God – Part Two by Dr. Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will focus on the second part of our series. In this message, we will take a look at the principles put in place by our founding fathers. They were not perfect men, but the evidence that God’s hand was upon is undeniable. Through their obedience, America was set up to become the greatest nation in the world.
Debt by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will be looking at the parable of the unforgiving servant. This servant didn’t have the proper perspective on debt or the forgiveness that he received, which led him not to forgive his fellow servant. Many times, the struggle to forgive comes from a misunderstanding of our own sin debt and the depth of the forgiveness of God. The title of this weekend is “DEBT.”
Consequence by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are going to look at the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. There are two kinds of rich people: the benevolent rich and the oppressive rich. The rich man in this parable was oppressive and an unrepentant sinner. He did not show mercy to Lazarus, poor man, yet begged for mercy on the other side.
Forgiven by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we will be turning our attention to the parable of the two debtors. Through this parable, Jesus illustrates God’s mercy and the people’s misunderstanding of forgiveness. There are two individuals who respond very differently according to the size of their respective debts. The title of this weekend’s message is “FORGIVEN.”
The Plan by Pastor Abidan Shah
Our plans may fail. Our plans may get disrupted. Our plans may have to be revised. But, God’s Gospel Plan does not fail, will not get disrupted, and it’s not open to revision. The Plan of Salvation is the only hope for every man, woman, boy, or girl. Today it can happen for you and change your life forever.Which plan are you trusting in for your salvation? Your Plan? The Church Plan? The Denomination Plan? The wrong plan of salvation will cost you your soul. Are you truly saved? Repent, Believe, and Follow Jesus Christ.
Sustenance by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper. This is always such a powerful time of worship as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. However, communion can often become just another ritual; something we do because we always have. This weekend, we will seek to understand the purpose behind communion and it’s significance for us. We will be reminded that Christ is our “SUSTENANCE.”
Glory by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we come to the end of Philippians 2:5-11, where Paul states that Jesus being exalted bring glory to God the Father. That’s a word we use a lot, but often don’t understand exactly what it means. The title of our message this weekend is “GLORY.”
Forward by Pastor Abidan Shah
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.”
Royal – Our Shepherd King by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are looking at Jesus as our protector. Jesus referred to Himself as the Good Shepherd who cares for and protects His sheep. Even in the Old Testament, God was known as His people’s protector. The title of this weekend’s message is “OUR SHEPHERD KING.”
Repent and Believe by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we turn our attention to the response to the gospel. It is not enough to merely hear the truth; we must respond to the gospel. Our response must be made up of both repentance and belief. They are two sides to the same coin. The call of the gospel is to turn from sin and to believe in Christ as your savior. This weekend’s message is titled “REPENT AND BELIEVE.”
Counting the Cost by Pastor Abidan Shah
When it comes to our salvation, we have to count the cost. We have to ask ourselves, “What all am I willing to give up in order to be saved?” Please don’t misunderstand. Giving up doesn’t save us. Salvation from start to finish is the work of God. It’s only by grace through faith in the cross of Jesus and the empty tomb that we are saved. But, being willing to give up everything reveals whether or not we understand the gospel. It demonstrates how sincere and how committed we are to follow Christ our king.
Kingdom Here by Pastor Abidan Shah
This weekend, we are focused on the kingdom of God. Many times, we think of God’s kingdom as a future reality, something that has yet to come. However, when Jesus came, he inaugurated the kingdom of God here on earth. Through His teaching and His life, He taught His disciples how to live a life fitting of God’s kingdom. The message this weekend is titled “KINGDOM HERE.”