Church Events in September 2019

Water Baptism on 1st September 2019: We are happy to inform you that one brother and one sister, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their personal Lord and Saviour were baptized in water on 1st September morning here. They are bro. Amlan Rout and sis. Ritu Kumari Paul. They were inducted as members in the afternoon Odia Worship. Kindly uphold them in your prayers. Women’s Retreat held on 3rd September, 2019 The Mahila Samiti conducted their Annual Retreat on 3rd September here in the church. Rev. Samuel Somalingam from Cuttack was the Resource person. Nearly …

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God’s Love makes us Stronger

Ephesians 3:19 …know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. If you were to thank God for something today, what would it be? For me, it would be thanking God for giving me Jesus. For when I see Jesus on the cross, I see the love of God overcoming everything for me. It causes me to say, “Thank you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I worship you, Jesus! Bless you, Jesus! Hallelujah!” And as we worship and celebrate the love of Jesus in our lives, we will find ourselves …

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‘Trusting in God’ by Rev. Samuel Somalingam (22nd September, 2019)

Rev. Samuel Somalingam preached on the theme ‘Trusting in God’ from Psalm 34:4-10. Are you fully trusting in HIM alone? You need to do four things if you are sure that you will get to heaven when you die: a) Look unto Jesus alone b) Trust Him and Him only c) Fear Him d) Take refuge in Him always. He will not only rescue you from all dangers, but you will never have any fear of Eternity.

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‘Wait and hope in the Lord’ by Rev. Samuel Somalingam (22nd September, 2019)

Rev. Samuel Somalingam preached on the theme ‘Wait & hope in the Lord’ from Lamentations 1:1-3 & John 1:5. Amidst all the pain and darkness, there is always hope in the Lord. Jeremiah remembers 4 things and hopes in… a) God’s Love b) God’s Compassion c) God’s Faithfulness d) God’s Salvation. Waiting teaches us dependence on God.

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The Gift of No Condemnation

John 8:11 …“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Him by the scribes and Pharisees, the religious mafia of His day. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” (John 8:5). Jesus answered, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (John 8:7). The scribes and Pharisees began to leave one …

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God Qualifies the Disqualified

Psalm 103:4 who [the Lord] redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus (see Matthew 1:1–16). Interestingly, they are not Sarah, Rebekah, Leah or Rachel, wives of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Instead, they are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, women who had morally questionable backgrounds. Tamar resorted to deception and prostitution to produce children through her father-in-law. Yet, it was from her line, the tribe of Judah, that the Messiah came (see Genesis 38). Rahab was a Gentile and a prostitute in Jericho, …

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What have you been saying?

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue… Many things in life can cause us to fear—losing our jobs, deadly diseases, terrorist attacks and so on. When these things confront us, we tend to give in to worry and fear, and start talking about our fears. Job was no different. He constantly feared that God would punish him and his family because he kept thinking that his sons had sinned against God. He would get up early in the morning to offer burnt sacrifices, saying, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God …

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