‘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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‘4 Lessons about Resurrection’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher, Resurrection Sunday, Odia, 1st April, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from 1 Corinthians 15:35-49. His theme was ‘Lessons from Resurrection’. Indeed Christ is Risen from the dead. We shall also rise form the dead if we die as believers. 4 things we will see from Resurrection. These are the 4 Truths: 1). Philippians 3:20-21 says we shall have glorious body in Heaven. There will be no sickness and pain in that form. 2). In Resurrection, there will be no relationship at all. We shall be able to recognize our loved ones, but there will be no relationships there. They will be like angels in heaven. (Matthew …

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‘Resurrection of Christ’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher, (Resurrection Sunday), English, 1st April, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. His theme was based on the Resurrection. 3 things we need to know about Christ’s Resurrection. They are 1). Christ is Risen. As Christ is risen from the dead, all those who believe on Him will rise from the dead because the last enemy i.e. Death was defeated and killed forever. 2). Christ is Reigning. He is Reigning and the Bible says, His Kingdom shall never end. 3). Christ is Returning. He is coming back soon with glory and power. Today, are you truly prepared to meet Jesus Christ! If not, come …

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‘Is there a balm in Gilead!’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher, Holy Saturday Service, 31st March, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from Jeremiah 8:18-22. His theme was ‘Is there a balm in Gilead!’ The people of Judah had the offer, but they rejected it. Remember, God doesn’t want anything material from you; He wants you. He needs you to live with a surrendered life. He wants your life. If the Lord visits you tonight, are you prepared! Are you willing to change your path/stay in the same position as you were. Miracles happen when you apply the Blood of Christ in your life. It has power and never forget, the Blood of Christ has life in it.

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‘Lessons from Abigail’s life’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher (Special Women’s Meet), Passion Week, 31st March, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from 1 Samuel (entire chapter) on this Special meeting for the ladies. He spoke on Abigail’s character from this passage. God has placed few good characters and few bad characters and we can learn something from them. In this passage, we need to look at few lessons from Abigail’s character. 1). Try to avoid the conflict. She did them beautifully in her life. 2). She played the role of a help mate. She prevented the bloodshed that could have taken place. Your kind act, forgiving spirit can set your family right. 3). Her wise act changed …

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‘3 things died on the Cross’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher (Good Friday), Odia Service, 30th March, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. His theme was ‘3 things that were Crucified with Christ on the Cross.’ when Jesus died on the Cross, there are 3 things that died on the Cross. With the death of Christ, 3 other things were crucified on the Cross. 1). Sin and sinful nature died on the Cross (Rom 6:6). If you accept Christ in your life, then He will give you His nature because He has taken your sinful nature upon Himself on the Cross. All your bad thoughts, addictions and sinful habits will leave your life in Jesus’ …

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‘4 Miracles that took place @ Crucifixion’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher, (Good Friday), English, 30th March, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached on Good Friday Morning Service from Matthew 27:45-54. His theme was ‘4 Miracles that took place @ Crucifixion’. 1). There was darkness at mid day (v.45). It was a full moon day and we can never see a solar eclipse then. The Lord gives you the Light today. Are you still in sin and darkness! 2). The temple veil was torn in two (v.51), which means there was no other priest that was needed. Jesus is now our High Priest. 3). The earth quaked (v.51), which shows the anger and sadness of God as if to …

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‘Truths about Holy Communion’ by Mr. Jenny Christopher, (Passion Week), Maundy Thursday, 29th March, 2018

Mr. Jenny Christopher preached from 1 Corinthians 11:17-26. His theme was based on the ‘Truths about Holy Communion’. There are 3 dimensions of the Holy Communion we need to understand: 1). Physical : You can partake of it if you saved and washed by His blood. Come together to partake of it. 2). Mental : Do this in Remembrance of Me. Just imagine the Love portrayed on the Cross. Am I thinking of this great Sacrifice! 3). Spiritual : Communion means fellowship/partnership with the Lord Jesus. We should be willing to suffer for the Gospel. And when we participate with …

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‘Four Preparatory Acts’ by Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das (Passion Week), Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das preached from Mark 14:1-16. His theme was ‘Four Preparatory Acts’. They are: 1). The Leaders prepare to Kill Jesus. Their intention is to take Jesus by trickery. 2). Mary prepares for Jesus’ burial. Here we see how Mary anoints Jesus using an alabaster jar of expensive perfume. 3). Judas prepares to betray Jesus Christ. He goes to the Chief Priests and makes the deal for 30 pieces of silver. 4). Disciples prepare to keep the Passover. They prepare it with obedience. How is our life today! Like Mary and the 2 Disciples who were faithful in …

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