‘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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‘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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‘What kills the vision?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, (31st March, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘What kills the vision?’ from Proverbs 29:18. As a believer in Christ, we should have a vision from the Lord. Bible says, where there is no vision people perish. In the Bible all the great servants of God who succeeded had vision in their life and they lived accordingly. Nothing took that vision from them. Today, let us see 5 facts that kills the vision for an individual and for a church: 1) Tradition kills the vision: People think as God is unchanging, let us remain like that and they don’t adhere …

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‘Surrender’ by Rev. Songram Keshari Singh (24th March, 2019)

Rev. Songram Keshari Singh preached on the theme ‘Surrender/Total Dedication’. The Scripture portion was taken from Romans 12:1-2. There are 3 things we need to consider deeply when we Surrender our life to Christ. Jesus demands our everything. We cannot say we are following Him, when we have surrendered only partially. We need to… 1) Surrender our body as it is the temple of the Living God. 2) Surrender our mind totally to Christ and be renewed mentally. 3) Surrender our will to Him. It should be only His will in our lives. That is true Christian life when we …

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‘Importance of Service & Worship’ by Rev. Pradeep Mohapatra, (17th March, 2019)

Rev. Pradeep Mohapatra preached on the theme ‘The importance of Service and Worship in Church’. This passage portrays 2 important qualities every believer and church should possess to grow spiritually. Martha was focussed on Service and Mary was focussed on Worship. Today’s church desperately needs these 2 qualities to grow spiritually. Unless we have the heart of Service and Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth; we cannot satisfy Him truly. If today your life is in a mess; if your life is in bondage; then come to Christ. Let us Serve and Worship Christ in the beauty of His …

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‘Levels 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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Are you friendly with the enemy of the soul? by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, 3rd March, 2019

Rev. Dr. Chhinchani preached on the theme ‘Are you friendly with the enemy of the soul?’ His message dealt with Joshua 9. 1) Our enemy is Deceptive (v. 1-13): Satan uses trick, deceit and cunning words to make us go astray. Satan uses clothes of deception too and deceptive words to pursuade us. 2) Our enemy is Destructive (v. 14-21): Their ability to see clearly is detroyed by Satan. Their ability to seek counsel is destroyed by Satan. The Devil also destroys their ability to stay clean. 3) Our enemy can be Defeated (v. 22-27): The enemy must be confronted; …

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‘Christian Stewardship’ by Mr. Sushil Kumar Deep, 24th February, 2019

Mr. Sushil Kumar Deep preached on the theme ‘Christian Stewardship’. The Scripture portion was taken from Matthew 25:14-30. This teaching is based on the Kingdom of God. There are 4 Principles of the Kingdom of Heaven. 1) Whatever I have in this world belongs to the Lord. I do not own anything. He has created everything; we are only His stewards. 2) He gives us according to our ability. You are the Possessor, but not the owner. Almighty God is the owner. He gives as per our capacity. 3) He has given us to invest the talents in the best …

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‘Meaning of this stone’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, 17th February, 2019

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached from Joshua 4:1-9. The theme of his message was ‘What is the meaning of this stone?’ This stone given in the passage is i) All about God. By His Power and Faithfulness, He has established everything. He has established us to have a sole purpose; we should have a missionary purpose in life; ii) What type of stone have we built in our life? In our life, we should build the stone of supremacy of God in all thing; stone of intimacy of the Scriptures; stone of salvation by Grace alone; stone of Mission and …

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‘Open my eyes O’ Lord’ by Mr. Binoy Kumar Muduli, (10th February, 2019)

Mr. Binoy Kumar Muduli preached on the theme ‘Open my eyes O Lord’ from Ephesians 1:15-19. How is our Prayer life today? We have to go to deep water. Moving from Ordinary Prayer to Quality Prayer. As a believer in Christ; 3 things are mandatory that we ought to possess: 1) The Holiness of God (It is one thing you can’t do without). We need Holiness individually, in our family and in our church life. It makes our life strong and dynamic. 2) Try to have love for others. It is essential for every believer. We need His supernatural love …

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‘Are you Worshiping Him Truly?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, (3rd February, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached from Malachi 1:1-11. The theme of his message was ‘Are you worshiping God truly/just going through the motion?’ Externally, you may seem to be alright, but what you are inside only God knows. In this passage from the book of Malachi; we know for sure that God’s Love is unconditional; but what is our responsibility? How can we truly worship Him? What He expects of us? 1. God expects Great Reverence (v.6). He calls us to acknowledge His greatness. 2. God expects us to offer ourselves completely at the feet of the Cross. He expects …

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‘Why we need to share the Gospel?’ by Rev. Susanta Patro, (27th January, 2019)

Rev. Susanta Patro preached from Psalm 15. The theme of his message was ‘Why we need to share the Gospel?’ We are precious in the sight of God. We are the apple of His eye. As a believer in Christ, we need to understand 3 things very clearly: a) Value: We have a value in this world. b) Valuable: We are valuable to God (Psalm 139:14-17). c) Value-System: You are valuable, because you have a value system. May the God bless you through this message.

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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 (Odia 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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‘Finishing Well’ by Rev. Finny George, (13th January, 2019)

Rev. Finny George preached from Philippians 1:3-6. The theme of his message was ‘Finishing Well’. It’s easy to start right; but it’s difficult to finish right. There are 4 good things we see that started in the Church @ Philippi… 1) A Church will be on a solid ground, if it is rooted on God’s Word. Preaching of the Gospel should be followed by Obedience to God’s Word. 2) Helping others in need and those who are in ministry for God’s name to be glorified. Hospitality and Servitude is essential for the Kingdom of God. 3) We must praise God …

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‘How to be on a Higher Ground!’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani, (6th January, 2019)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached on the 1st Sunday Afternoon Service of 2019 from Ephesians 5:15-17. The theme of his message was ‘How to be on a Higher Ground?’ As we embrace 2019 without knowing what lies ahead of us: Let us a) Live wisely; b) Use our Opportunities wisely; c) Understand God’s will; d) To have the Right Priorities. How we can have the Right Priorities? i) Put God first; ii) To have Daily Devotion (Quite time); iii) Have Quality family time; iv) To put in the hard work; v) Enjoy everyday in His Presence.

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‘Prayer for God’s Protection’ by Rev. Hemanta Kumar Pani (30th December, 2018)

 Rev. Hemanta Kumar Pani preached from 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.The theme of his message was ‘Prayer for God’s Protection’. We need to give Him thanks for the year gone by and we need to seek His favor and Grace for the coming year ahead. Jabez had a wonderful prayer life and he seeked God’s Protection. We may go through many ups and downs in life, but always let us remember that God is with us. He will never leave us or forsake us. But, we need to uphold everything in prayer. Even in our good times, we need to praise …

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‘Why Jesus Came?’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (23rd 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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‘Biography on the life of Moses’ by Mr. Rajpati Pani, (16th December, 2018)

Mr. Rajpati Pani preached on the theme ‘Biography on the life of Moses’. The Scripture portion was taken from Acts 7:23,30 & 36. There are 3 phases in the life of Moses we see here: 1) His first 40 years was filled with anger, selfish ambition. He lived his life his own way. He had a hardened heart. Are we living like him today? 2) His next 40 years he was filled with self-examination after he knew the Lord. As a believer, once we come to Christ, we need to retrospect our lives every moment. 3) The last 40 years …

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‘Genealogies of Jesus Christ’ by Rev. Sangram Singh (9th December, 2018)

Rev. Sangram Singh preached from Genesis 1:1-17. His theme was ‘Genealogies of Jesus Christ’. Why the Gospel of Matthew records the Genealogies? It is because Matthew wants everyone to know that Jesus is the Messiah! To prove this, he needs to clarify two things here: a) Jesus Christ is Hebrew; for this he needs the family tree from whose line did Jesus came! b) Jesus was not only a Hebrew, but He came from the King’s lineage. He is the King’s son. The reason is Jesus is the end of everything. In the end, only one book will be opened; …

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‘The Presence of God’ by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani (2nd December, 2018)

Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached from Exodus 33:12-16. His theme was ‘Presence of God’. There are 3 things we need to note here: a) The Condition for God’s Presence: Holiness, Praise, God’s Word, Respect/Love for God and Obedience. b) The charactersitics of God’s Presence: His Presence is everywhere; it is Personal, Practical, Peaceful and Powerful. c) The Capacity of God’s Presence: He has the Capacity for Creation; Protection; Restoration; Destruction and Revelation. Be blessed in God’s Word.

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