Sermon: Bitter Sweet

TEXT: JOB 30:1-14 The demarcation between joy and sorrow is just a step. That is why a joyful heart can quickly slip into utter gloom in a matter of seconds. It is a paradox. A man may live a life of bliss, joy and happiness, having everything that makes life worth living, with people around him pouring encomiums and sharing from his dainty. But the scripture cautions that we should remember ‘the days of darkness’. When it is well with us, we are praised and adored. But when the tide…

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Sermon: God’s Mercy

JEREMIAH 30:15-24 James Smith said: “There is mercy with the Lord; this should encourage the miserable to approach Him; this informs the fearful that they need bring nothing to induce Him to bless them; this calls upon backsliders to return to Him; and this is calculated to cheer the tried Christian, under all his troubles and distresses. Remember, mercy is like God, it is infinite and eternal. Mercy is always on the throne. Mercy may be obtained by any sinner.” That was the mercy God showed upon the Israelites, who…

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[SERMON] Don’t Wait Too Late

TEXT:  JEREMIAH 25:1-11 An aged minister told the story of a man whom he often warned, but who always said to him, “Sir, when I am dying, I shall say, Lord, have mercy on me; and I shall go to heaven as well as anybody else.” Returning home from market one night, rather ‘foul’ with liquor, he guided his horse with a leap right over the parapet of a bridge into the river; the last words he was heard to utter were a most fearful imprecation; and in the bed…

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[SERMON] Prepare to Meet the Lord

TEXT: LUKE 12:32-48 The picture painted in the Lord’s parable has a cast that includes the groom returning home from his wedding a happy person loaded with several goodies. He will be giving these great gifts out to His servants. But only those who are faithful to His charge to wait and be prepared for His homecoming will be the beneficiaries. The losers will be those who are lax about their Christian life and service. In the passage, Jesus warns of the need for adequate  preparation for His coming. He…

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[Sermon] Get Knowledge, Get Understanding

TEXT: PROVERBS 17:15-28 It was not a coincidence that one of the first acts of young Solomon as  the King of Israel was to ask God to give him the blessing of understanding to enable him rule God’s people. We should also not see it as happenstance that only a few verses after God granted Solomon’s request, the king applied his new-found weapon to judge two feuding harlots. The two cases were planned by God to underscore the strategic role of knowledge, wisdom and understanding in human affairs. In the…

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