God’s Calling Card by Pastor Abidan Shah

We are trying to understand what Jesus meant when He told His opponents “Moses wrote about Me.” The question is – how and where did Moses mention Jesus? Another clue is found in John 1:12-14 where Jesus is described as coming down to dwell among us and allowing us to see His glory and His grace. Did you know that this was “GOD’S CALLING CARD” in the Old Testament, especially Exodus 34:5-7?

Looking for Grace and Truth by Pastor Abidan Shah

If you remember from last weekend’s message, Jesus told His opponents “Moses wrote about Me.” The question is – how and where did Moses mention Jesus? The clue is found in John 1:14 “…we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” If you want to find Jesus in the Old Testament, look for “grace and truth.” Those are the marks of the second person of the godhead.

Anger Management Part Three

Last weekend we learned how to have anger “with a cause.” This weekend we will see what anger “without a cause” looks like. So many of us are guilty of being upset and mad about things that do not matter. We end up destroying relationships, embarrassing ourselves, and disgracing our Savior.

Winning With God and Men

All of us want to be successful in our own way. We want God to bless us and we want people to honor us. Some people only care for one or the other – there are people who declare that they only care about God’s blessing and then there are people who live only for the applause of people. The Bible actually tells us to have both – Proverbs 3 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. In the Old Testament we hear of young Samuel finding “favor both with the Lord and men.” Also, in the New Testament we hear of Jesus that He “increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” As a husband I want both for my marriage. As a father I want both for my marriage and my children. As a pastor and Bible student I want both for our church and the kingdom of God.

Can You Handle the Truth About Jesus?

In our series on the life of Christ we come to the passage where Jesus goes to His hometown of Nazareth. At first everything was alright and the locals even admired Him for how He spoke. Then Jesus appropriated the passage from Isaiah 61 to Himself about the Spirit of the Lord being upon Him. At that moment they were angry and began to push Him off the cliff. Jesus rebuked them for rejecting Him. Isn't this true of us? We like the truth as long as it is comfortable and does not demand obedience. But the moment we are confronted with a truth that demands transformation, we find ways to avoid or even deny it.

TWO GIFTS WORTH OPENING THIS CHRISTMAS

We take time off, brave the crowds, and spend our hard earned money to buy presents because we like to see our loved ones happy. We find joy in seeing them excited. So also, God takes delight in seeing us open the two greatest gifts He sent us in His Son Jesus – grace and truth. This is one message we cannot afford to miss. Many Christians are living in condemnation when they should be walking by grace. Other Christians are living in lies when they should be walking in the truth. Grace lifts us up and truth sets us free.

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL CHILD

Luke 2:51-52 tells us, “Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Here lies the secret to what makes a successful child– “favor with God and men.”

WHEN GOOD THINGS START HAPPENING

In the final chapter in Romans, Paul commends the Christians for their obedience, which “has become known to all.” At the same time, he also warns them that they are in grave danger from “those who cause divisions and offenses.” Just because things are going great does not mean that we are immune from trouble. In fact, this is the time we need to become alert to the tactics of the Enemy. Truth has to be guarded. Unguarded truth can be a terrible weakness.

CHRISTMAS: CHRISTIANITY’S GREATEST PROOF – Part 1 (Virgin Birth)

CHRISTMAS: CHRISTIANITY’S GREATEST PROOF – Part 1 (Virgin Birth) by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson We’re in a new series for the next three-week called, “CHRISTMAS: CHRISTIANITY’S GREATEST PROOF.” This morning we are in part 1 of this series on the Virgin Birth. Matthew 1:18-25 18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His... Continue Reading →

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