‘Power of the Holy Spirit’ by Rev. Richard Howell (9th June, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Richard Howell spoke on the theme ‘The Power of the Holy Spirit’ from Acts 2:14-21. Great things happen when God gives you a vision and you are diligent in obeying it! We are not orphaned but we are given the Holy Spirit. Who can stand in the most holy presence of God without the power of the Holy spirit? 3 Things that happen when filled with the Holy Spirit: Prophecy; Have a Vision; Love.

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‘Time is Now’ by Rev. Susanta Patra (26th May, 2019), Mission Sunday

Rev. Susanta Patra preached on the theme ‘Time is Now’ from John 9:4. Together for Odisha we can make a difference because Odisha today is a land of possibility. Today, people are looking for the truth. In this dark Odisha, God is calling us to spread the Good news. To bring back our people of Odisha to gladness and joy: Gospel is the answer. We need to be a. Be vocal; b. Be visual; c. Be vital. Opportunity: We need to opportune time: redeem the time. Remember, serving God is an opportunity; Saving people for God is an opportunity and …

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‘The glory of the new Covenant’ by Mr. Chinmoy Muduli (19th May, 2019)

Mr. Chinmoy Muduli preached on the theme ‘The Glory of the New Covenant’ from Ezekiel 36:26-28. The glory of the new covenant is Christ not only forgives our sins but also enables us to please Him. The glory of the new covenant lies on three pillars: 1. The invitation for union with Christ 2.The enabling for union with Christ. 3.The joy of obedience in Christ. 1. The glory of the new covenant lies in its free invitation to each person to be united with Christ by the act and work on the cross accomplished by Christ alone and not by …

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‘The Mission of the Church’ by Mr. Paresh Das (12th May, 2019)

Mr. Paresh Das preached on the theme ‘The Mission of the Church’ from 2 Kings 7:1-11 and Mark 16:15. As a Church, are we really bearing the burden of the Cross? Are we sharing the Gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world? Are we caring for those who are new to the faith? Remember, the Church is not a pleasure boat, it is a life boat for souls to be saved to the Kingdom of God.

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‘God is our Refuge & Strength’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (5th May, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘God is our refuge and strength’ from Psalm 46:1-11. We can see God’s Provision in v.1-3; The Bible says, He is our shelter; He is our strength; He is our help. We can see God’s Salvation from v.4-6. The Lord is fighting the battle for us. Stop worrying and start trusting Him. We can see God’s Sovereignty in v.7-11. We need to have spiritual eyes to see the work of the Lord.You can truly worship Him when you realize that our God is Sovereign.

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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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‘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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‘Leadership lessons from Joshua’ by Dr. Tanmay Pramanik, (31st March, 2019)

Dr. Tanmay Pramanik preached on the theme ‘Leadership lessons from Joshua’ from the Old Testament passage taken from Joshua 1:1-9. What is your Jordan river? What barriers are you facing this morning? What is God asking you to take your leap of faith today? Symbolically, Jordan represents decision making. ‘Your greatest extremity is God’s grandest opportunity’. We will see 5 leadership lessons from Joshua’s life that can be applied to any disciples life: 1) Submit to the purposes of God. 2) Seize the promises of God. 3) Stand on the Precepts of God: Talk about it; meditate on it; apply/translate …

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‘What the Cross of Christ means to the world?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (24th March, 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 the …

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‘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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