‘Come’ by Mr. G.S.P. Dhas, (17th March, 2019)

Mr. G.S.P. Dhas preached on the theme ‘Come’ from Isaiah 55:1-3. This passage contains an Open Invitation and a Great offer. The one who is inviting is God Himself. This is an universal invitation to all who are thirsty. Sadly, today people go after power and natural things of this world; but that would never satisfy the soul. Only the Spiritual things can give us peace; God is calling us to Himself. ‘Come’, not for what you must do; but for what you must receive! In conclusion; you must admit your thirst/need for satisfaction; you must admit your poverty/inability to …

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‘2 Aspects of Faith’ by Rev. Samuel Somalingam, (10th March, 2019)

Rev. Samuel Somalingam preached from three portions from Matthew’s Gospel: they were Matthew 15:21-28; 14:31 & 16:8. The theme of his message was ‘2 aspects of Faith’. The First Aspects: 1. Faith is bold, shameless and importunate. 2. Great faith endures silence of God. 3. Great faith is humble.’ 4. Great faith endures/persevere the time of testing. 5. Receives what we ask if it is in His will! Are you growing steadily in the Grace of Christ? Which level of faith are you in? Second Aspects: 1. Being a disciple of Christ, doesn’t necessarily mean strong faith! 2. Mere knowledge …

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‘Love your enemies’ by Rev. Talbot Davis, 3rd March, 2019

Rev. Talbot Davis preached from Matthew 5:43-47 & Romans 5:10. The theme of his message was ‘Love your enemies’. It is so easy to love people who get along well with us, but it is very difficult to love people who hate us or speak bad of us. The only way we can love our enemies is through the Love of God. As we have been reconciled through His Son Jesus Christ; because He paid it all on the Cross. We need to forgive others. We should ask the Lord to help us as it very much necessary for a …

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‘Following Jesus’ by Mr. J. Manna Whitson, 24th February, 2019

Mr. J. Manna Whitson preached on the theme ‘Following Jesus’. The Scripture portion was taken from Matthew 7:21-23. The theme was based on Doing God’s Will faithfully. 1) How to do God’s Will? By overcoming the other wills; a) The Will of Satan; b) The Will of Self; c) The Will of Others. 2) Why we should do His will? a) As He has adopted us as His children through Christ; b) You were bought at a price; c) He is our Creator and Provider. 3) We need a grit and determination to do God’s will. Let us remember, Jesus …

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‘Our Amazing JESUS’ by Rev. P.R. Misra, 17th February, 2019

Rev. P.R. Misra preached from Ephesians 1:18-23. The theme of his message was ‘Our Amazing JESUS’. There may be many superhero characters in this world, but there is only Superhero for all of Eternity; His name is Jesus Christ. Jesus had i) Amazing Miraculous powers; ii) Great Supernatural powers incomparable with anyone; Jesus is our greatest hope and He is the one the world is looking for a Savior. He is going to come back in the clouds and He will rejoice over you with singing.

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‘Lessons on FAITH’ by Mr. Cherian Thomas, (10th February, 2019)

Mr. Cherian Thomas preached on the theme ‘Lessons on FAITH’ from Hebrews 11:23-29. This chapter is known as the Hall of Fame of Faith. When we reflect on the life journey of Moses; we see 4 things: 1) He chose his identity: He refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to serve. Today, whom do we identify with? 2) He chose to say no to SIN. He was willing to endure hardships; to sacrifice a life of comfort rather than falling into sin’s trap. 3) His life was mixed with bold decisions. It means giving …

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‘They saw no one but JESUS’ by Rev. Susanta Patro (27th January, 2019)

Rev. Susanta Patro preached from Matthew 17:1-8. The theme of his message was ‘They saw no one but JESUS’. This passage talks about the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ. There are 3 things we see here: a) Jesus Transfigured into His Glory (v.1-3): We see Peter, James and John had interest, comprehension and maturity; they were matured enough to witness something like this; same with Moses and Elijah; The challenge for a believer today is to live for His Glory. b) Tabernacle for His Glory (v.4-5): Tabernacle is the place of Dwelling; it reveals God’s pattern of Worship; it is an …

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‘Be careful how you live!’ by Rev. B.N. Satpathy, (20th January, 2019)

Rev. B.N. Satpathy preached his last sermon here @ COC (English Service) before leaving for USA. The passage was taken from Joshua 23:6-8. The theme of his message was ‘Be careful how you live!’. There are 3 things we should be careful about our Christian Living: a) A life of Complacency (v.6): It talks about giving first priority to God’s Word. We should be focused on His Living Word and never be slack in our spiritual life. b) A life of Compromise (v.7): Never allow yourself to compromise with the world. You may stay away from idol worship, but there …

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‘Knowing Jesus truly’ by Rev. Finny George, (13th January, 2019)

Rev. Finny George preached from Colossians 1:26-27. The theme of his message was ‘Knowing Jesus Truly’. When you know Jesus really well, you will understand what HE means to us today! 4 things we see from this passage: a) He has authority over everything. He is the image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation (Col 1:15). b) He came to this world to give His life as a ransom for many; He came to save and reconcile us (Col 1:19). c) Christ is the head of the Church. He is there to direct your paths (Col …

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‘Running towards Spiritual Maturity’ by Rev. B.N. Satpathy, (6th January, 2019)

Rev. B.N. Satpathy preached on the 1st Sunday Morning Service of 2019 from Hebrews 12:1-2. The theme of his message was ‘Running towards Spiritual Maturity.’ We need to understand 3 things here to gaze our spiritual lives. a) Laying aside every Sin that so easily entangles us. b) Enduring Hardships and Trials as part of our Faith. c) Fixing our eyes on Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our Faith. Let this year be the year of Spiritual Maturity. God bless.

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‘Great Commission or Great Omission!’ by Mr. Sandeep Kumar (30th December, 2018)

Mr. Sandeep Kumar preached from Matthew 28:18-20. The theme of his message was ‘Great Commission or Great Omission!’ Before ascension Jesus issued what has come to be called as The Great Commission. Please let us remember, ‘our calling is not only to endure to the end; but to storm the very gates of Hell’ There are 4 facts from these verses that give us the much needed insight into The Great Commission. 1) We have a Divine Mandate: There are 2 ways we can do it – through our Lifestyle & through our lips. 2) We have a Divine Message: …

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‘A bold and fearless Christmas’ by Dr. Tanmay Pramanik (23rd December, 2018)

Dr. Tanmay Pramanik preached from Isaiah 7:10-14. His theme was ‘A bold and a fearless hope.’ There are 3 things we need to see here: 1) God is in control 2) The Messiah is coming 3) God always has the remnant that stays committed. Why we have such a blessed hope? Because it is a… a) A sure sign. If there is no believe, there is no relief. b) A send Son. Gladness comes when we are grieving. c) A shoot from a stump. Has troubles in life bend you down! Keep hope in the Lord Jesus. d) He is …

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‘Why Jesus came?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (16th December, 2018)

 Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘Why Jesus came?’ The Scripture portion was taken from Colossians 1:12-14. There are 4 things we need understand why He came to this earth! 1) To make us qualified. To make us His own. 2) To share in His inheritance. It is not by your own efforts, but because of Christ’s generosity. 3) To rescue from the bondage of sin; from the dominion of darkness. 4) To Redeem us by His Precious Blood which He shed for our sins on the Cross of Calvary.

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‘Lust’ by Mr. G.S.P. Dhas (9th December, 2018)

Mr. G.S.P. Dhas preached from 1 Corinthians 6:11-20. His theme was ‘Lust’. Lust in its neutral sense just means Intense desire. The origin of Sex is found in Genesis 2:24. It is a natural urge, but not essential for self-preservation. It must be controlled when required. The Bible clearly says make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts. But, is there any hope for the sexually immoral? Jesus will forgive us if we do not hide our sins and confess with a true repentant heart.

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‘Meddling with God’s Word’ by Rev. B.N. Satpathy (2nd December, 2018)

Rev. B.N. Satpathy preached from Genesis 3:1-6. His theme was ‘Meddling with God’s Word’. The Word of God is Eternal and it stands forever. It never changes. Many a times, people try to meddle God’s Word and and use it for their for their own good. This passage clearly reveals how Eve meddled with God’s Word. 4 things we see here: a) She ignored God’s Word. b) She added to God’s Word. c) She minimised the intensity of God’s Word. d) She modified God’s Word. When we twist His Word, Satan comes into the scene. He justifies our sins. Friends, …

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‘Work out your Salvation’ by Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Das (25th November, 2018)

Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Das preached from Philippians 2:12,13. His theme was ‘Work out your Salvation’. Dependence on God depends on Obedience to God. Peter is one prime example as he allowed God to work the Holy Spirit through him. Do I allow Jesus to permeate my Spirit today! Do I truly Worship Him? Am I allowing Him to will and to act? Am I doing His will? Time to Retrospect.

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‘How to make the right choices?’ by Rev. B.N. Satpathy (18th November, 2018)

Rev. B.N. Satpathy preached from Genesis 13:10-18. His theme was ‘How to make the right choices as a Christian?’ From Lot and Abraham’s life, we learn 3 basic lessons in decision-making: 1) We must make choices based on Faith. 2) We must make choices based on God’s Direction. 3) We must make choices based on God alone. Our choices should not be based on sight only, but it should be based on faith in Christ. When we make choices in God’s will, blessings will overflow in our life.

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‘Power of Intercessory Prayer’ by Mr. George Philip (11th November, 2018)

Mr. George Philip preached from Luke 11:1-13. His theme was ‘Power of Intercessory Prayer’. We as believers need to pray for others more. That is when God moves into action. We need to understand the elements of Intercessory Prayer as His follower: 1) See the need of the people. Today, many are perishing into a Christ less Eternity. Are you burdened! 2) We need to have true, willing love for the people around us. 3) It is very important to understand the pain. Intercessory Prayer is our only hope. 4) Have firm faith in God that when we pray to …

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‘Are you with JESUS?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (4th November, 2018)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached from Acts 4:13,14. His theme was ‘Are you with JESUS?’ In this passage we see how Peter and John preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boldness. They were faithful to His call as they had an encounter with the Resurrected Savior. Today, you may be engaged with many programs, but one question remains to be answered; ‘Are you with JESUS?’ The secret is when people of God pray fervently, God answers prayer from Heaven. Please let us remember this fact that our lives should carry the aroma of Heaven. Are you around Jesus or …

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