‘Power of His Resurrection’ by Rev. Sangram Singh, (28th April, 2019)

Rev. Sangram Singh preached on the theme ‘The Power of His Resurrection’ from John 20:19-31 in the Odia Service. The Resurrection of Christ is an essential part of the Gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:1-8) and a key doctrine in the Christian faith. It proves Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that His atoning work on the cross has been completed and is effective. There are 3 things we will see here what this Resurrection meant to His disciples then and what it means to us today??? I. From fear to courage (John 20:19-25): He came to them in …

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‘The Power of His Resurrection’ by Rev. Sangram Singh, (28th April, 2019)

Rev. Sangram Singh preached on the theme ‘The Power of His Resurrection’ from John 20:24-31 in the English Service. The Resurrection of Christ is an essential part of the Gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:1-8) and a key doctrine in the Christian faith. It proves Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that His atoning work on the cross has been completed and is effective. There are 3 things we will see here what this Resurrection meant to His disciples then and what it means to us today??? I. From fear to courage (John 20:19-25): He came to them in …

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‘The Power of Resurrection’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, Resurrection Sunday – Odia, 21st April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘The Power of Resurrection’ from 1 Corinthians 15. On this special day, we are not remembering a Death God; but we are remembering a Living and a Risen Savior. How is that power relevant in our lives today? Let us see briefly 4 important teachings from the Resurrection of christ: a) The Ressurection of Jesus Christ has crushed death. The power of death could not hold Him. There was no death for mankind before Adam and Eve; it started after man sinned. There are 3 things about death we should know: Physical death …

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‘Experiencing the Resurrection’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, Resurrection Sunday – English, 21st April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘Experiencing Resurrection’ from John 11:17-27. The Bible says He is not here; He is Risen. 3 thoughts can be drawn from Matthew 28 and John’s Gospel. 1) By confronting death: a) Certainty of death as given in John 11:17,21,23; Romans 5:12-14 and Hebrews 9:27. b) Cause of death is given in John 11:1,4; Romans 3:23 and 6:23. c) Anguish of Death as recorded in John 11:31-35. 2) By Believing what He said: What? Why? How did He say what He said? Jesus said in John 11:25 ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life.’ …

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‘Experiencing Forgiveness’, by Rev. Susanta Patra, Special Worship – Saturday, 20th April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘Experiencing the Power of Forgiveness’ taken from Colossians 2:9-15. Why are you hiding yourself? We all come to a situation in life, where we try to hide from God. The Bible says; Come, receive your forgiveness. (Psalm 139:7-12). Bible also says, your sin shall find you out given in Numbers 32:32. Sin is not just a mistake, not maya (illusion); it is actually in the attitude. Sin is an act. It is in the nature/attitude. The Bible says, one who sins is a slave to sin. It is committed physically, but it is …

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‘Experiencing life’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, Special Women’s Meeting, Passion Week, 20th April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘Experiencing Life’ taken from various portions from the book of Philippians. The core text was from Philippians 1:21 where Paul is saying ‘For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.’ The ladies are an integral part of any church because of their dedicated prayer life. They are the ones who hold things together. Christ has asked us to live in abundance and to live to the fullest. The role of mothers and sisters in the body of Christ can never be ignored. They are regarded very highly by the Lord. Ladies …

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‘The Blood of Jesus’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, (Good Friday, Odia Service), 19th April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘The Blood of Jesus Christ’ from Ephesians 1:7-10. Let us remember one thing on this very day; when God sees us today; when He answers our prayers; when He blesses us, When He gives peace in our life, He sees us through His Blood. When we talk about Blood; we need to understand these 3 things about the Blood: 1) The Identity of the Blood; 2) The Reaction of the Blood; 3) The Talent of the Blood. 1) Identity of the Blood: When we talk on this; we need to consider 3 things: …

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‘The Beauty of the Cross’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, (Good Friday, English Service), 19-04-19

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘Beauty of the Cross’ from Galatians 6:12-16. Paul is saying clearly here that I will boast only in the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross reveals to us: the character of God. His love for lost sinners; reveals to us the purpose of God. His salvation for lost sinners; reveals to us the Sacrifice of God; His payment for lost sinners; reveals to us the Glory of God. His majesty for lost sinners. Cross has a message too: It is…Forgiveness (Lk 23:34); Assurance (Luke 23:43); Relationship (John 19:26-27). In God of the Cross, …

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‘The feeling of Gethsemane’ by Rev. Susanta Patra, (Maundy Thursday), 18th April, 2019

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘The feeling of Gethsemane’ from Matthew 26:36-46 on Maundy Thursday Special Worship. Gethsemane is derived from 2 Hebrew words, gat means a place for pressing oil, shamanim means oils. 4 experiences Jesus went through in the garden: a. Struggles of Jesus: The 1st picture we see here: From His own to loneliness; Captured/tested by the enemy; b. Surrendering of Jesus: Kiss of deception; In the hand of the sinners; Why he surrendered? He was the Sacrificed Lamb of God; He was denied & rejected by the people. c. Strengthening of Jesus: Lk 22:43; …

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‘Christ, not Tradition matters’ by Mr. Paresh Das, Special Worship (Wednesday), 17th April, 2019

Mr. Paresh Kumar Das preached on the theme ‘Christ, not Tradition is important’ taken from 1 Peter 1:18-19. Many today cling on to tradition; but they have no change of heart. What matters most to God is a changed heart, a repentant heart. We can celebrate Passion Week year after year, but if there is no change in us spiritually, we are dead on the inside. Let us remember, we are protected by Jesus Christ. We are redeemed by His precious blood shed on the cross more than 2000 years for your sins and mine. What the Lord wants to …

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‘Are we bearing fruit?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, Special Service (Tuesday), 16th April, 2019

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the them ‘Fruitless life/Are we bearing fruits?’ taken from Mark’s Gospel 11:20-26. While this text speaks primarily to Israel, there is also a word of warning here for all people. The Lord Jesus wants us all to know that He is examining our lives. He wants us to know that He is looking for genuine spiritual fruit in our lives. When He finds that fruit, we are blessed. When He does not find it, there is a high price to pay. Let us see the 3 things from this passage and see what it …

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‘What Christ’s suffering means?’ by Evg. Sandeep Giri, Special Worship (Monday), 15th April, 2019

Evg. Sandeep Kumar Giri preached on the theme ‘What the suffering of Christ means to us?’ from two portions in the New Testament; Mark 11:11-14 & Revelation 2:8-11. What does His suffering and pain means to the church for you and me today? i) We will be alive again in Him again. Even though we shall die from this earthly body, we shall be resurrected with Him in heavenly bodies. ii) If we will be faithful till the very end; then there is reward for us for sure. He that endures to the very end shall receive the crown of …

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‘Questions to ponder this Palm Sunday’ by Rev. Dr. J.N. Manokaran, (Palm Sunday – Odia), 14th April, 2019

Rev. Dr. J.N. Manokaran preached on the theme ‘Questions to ponder this Palm Sunday’ from Luke 19:28-48. The 7 Questions/thoughts we need ask ourselves today??? 1) Are we prepared for Eternity? Are we living in Christ! Do we have the assurance that if we die tonight, we will go to Heaven? 2) Am I a student of the Word of God? Do I really lay stress on God’s Word. Thy Word is truth and the Scriptures cannot be broken. 3) What is the destination of my procession? We are all pilgrims in progress. Are we on the path of Righteousness …

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‘Lessons on Palm Sunday’ by Mr. Sandeep Kumar, (Palm Sunday – English), 14th April, 2019

Er. Sandeep Kumar preached on the theme ‘Lessons on Palm Sunday’ from John 12:12-19 during this year’s Palm Sunday English Service. God wants us to learn 3 things this Palm Sunday: the first thing is so that you would see in your own heart what you are really like? 1) Humility: The humbleness of the spirit and a humble heart. Take a look into your own heart. Have you done that? Have you seen the poverty of your own heart? God wants you to teach humility and you know without a redeemer, you and I can’t make it. God alone knows …

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‘What Cross of Christ means to the world?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, (7th April, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘What the Cross of Christ means to the world?’ The Scripture portion was taken from 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. There are 3 important things the Cross of Christ truly means to the world: 1) The world is offended by the Cross. 2) The world is judged by the Cross. 3) The world is saved by the Cross. That’s why Paul says so aptly to take pride only in the Cross of Christ. When we meditate on the Cross with true reverence, we will understand the mystery of the Cross. Let us look to …

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‘Real man in the mirror’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, (7th April, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘The Real man in the mirror’ from Romans 3:9-20. Most of us have an image of ourselves that is somewhat different from reality. Let’s look this morning at The Man In My Mirror. 1) v. 9-10 SIN IS A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM: It touches every race and religion and it tarnishes all righteousness. Sin is a horrible problem! It has only one cure and that cure is faith in Jesus Christ! 2) v. 11-18 SIN IS AN UGLY PROBLEM: The sinful nature of man will always manifest itself in his life. Sin has …

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‘Prayer is more important than Power’ by Mr. Sandeep Kumar, (Prayer Week, Day 6), 6th April, 2019

Mr. Sandeep Kumar preached on the last day of the Prayer Week from Jeremiah 33:3 on the theme ‘Prayer is more important than Power’. We need to call upon God and Him alone while we are praying. He loves to hear our heart’s cry. 3 things are very important for every believer to understand as we pray: 1) Pray Rightly: When you cry out to Him, come to Him with a clean heart with no bitterness for anyone. We need to have love for one another when we come to God in Prayer. 2) Pray with Confidence: Are we confident …

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‘Prayer of a Righteous’ by Mr. Paresh Das, (Prayer Week, Day – 5), 5th April, 2019

Mr. Paresh Kumar Das preached on the 5th day of the Prayer Week from James 5:16. The theme of his message was ‘Prayer of a Righteous avails much’. How is your prayer life today? Do you truly beleive that the Lord will answer your prayers? Or are you trusting on man for your prayers to be answered? The Bible says, as saved people in the Lord we are priests and we can pray and cry out to Him directly. We don’t have to go through a mediator anymore for having our prayers answered. We need our heart cleansed and we …

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‘ASK’ by Evg. Pratap Kumar Sahoo (Prayer Week, Day – 4), 4th April, 2019

Evg. Pratap Kumar Sahoo preached on the 4th day of the Prayer Week from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 7:7a. The theme of his message was ‘ASK’. When we ask in Jesus name, we need to understand and consider the following things: 1) We need to ask in Faith as without faith it is impossible to please God. 2) We need to pray with a heart filled with burden and passion. We need to cry out to God. 3) We need to pray as per God’s Word. His Word is Eternal and it is the only truth. 4) We need …

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‘Watch and Pray’ by Evg. Ranjit Singh, (Prayer Week, Day 3), 3rd April, 2019

Evg. Ranjit Singh preached on the 3rd day of the Prayer Week from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 26:36-44. The theme of his message was ‘Watch and Pray’. This passage relates to the prayer that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before being arrested. When we Watch and Pray, we please God. There are 3 things we see here: 1) When we watch and pray, our faith is increased and we also glorify God. When we truly release our faith, God does wonders in and through us. 2) When we watch and pray, we can have victory over temptation …

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