Sermons

In the sermon Pastor Nadeem focuses on the story of prayer of two men, a tax collector and a Pharisee. A tax collector during Jesus time was seen as the worst sinner; he was the lowest of the low. On the other Pharisee was seen as the righteous of the righteous. Despite their social image, based on their prayer and how they presented themselves before God, Jesus declared that the bad guy, the sinner went home forgiven that day. The Pharisee, a spiritual elite on the other hand returned in the same condition he came. Pastor Nadeem talks about the importance of what we pray and how we present ourselves before God when we pray.

In the sermon, Rev. Nadeem focuses on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and talks about the sufficiency of God’s grace for our lives.

Rev. Nadeem talks about baptism and Methodist doctrine of this sacrament.

Pastor Nadeem talks about the significance of the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper in the Christian faith. Why do Christians around the world receive this sacrament?

Walking through the wilderness is never easy. It’s always challenging. But it’s the wilderness experience where we learn to depend on God’s promises. Wilderness teaches us that God is faithful and trustworthy.

Our God is a Holy God, creator of heaven and earth. There is no other God but Him. His Glory is magnificent. He is worthy of reverence. Moses couldn’t face the glory of God. In the sermon, Rev. Nadeem talks about the true identity of God. God tells Moses that God is Compassionate and gracious, loving and faithful, forgiving and just. The sermon aims to teach how to worship a Holy, compassionate, merciful and gracious God.

In the sermon Pastor Nadeem uncovers some interesting and importance facts about the golden calf that the Israelites made and worshipped, while Moses was on the mountain top. Moreover, Pastor Nadeem talks about the modern golden calves in our lives that have taken the place of God that we need to get rid of.

God told the Israelites to take the Sabbath serious and with reverence and do nothing else on this day but rest and worship God. Jesus continued the sanctity of the Sabbath. The sermon aims to encourage the congregation to put worship above everything else on Sunday.

God wanted the Israelites to learn to thank God for God’s goodness by giving back to God from what God gave them. From gold, silver, bronze, yarn, olive oil, etc. In the sermon, Rev. Nadeem says that our giving reflects our gratitude to God. In the gospel of Mark, chapter 12, Jesus appreciates the generosity of a widow who, despite she was poor, offered everything she had. The sermon aims to remind the importance of giving for our Christian faith. The giving not only includes money but our talent and time as well.

In this sermon, Rev. Nadeem talks about how the ten commandments reflect God’s character, and desire for his people to make them a way of life.

In this sermon Rev. Nadeem focuses the Exodus story and talks about the Israelites whom God declares His treasured possession, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation become a lost nation. As you can imagine, the Israelites were very happy and in response they committed to obeying God. But it doesn’t take too long, and they go astray, and a holy nation becomes a lost nation. Being lost can be very dangerous, especially when people don’t know they are lost. What it means for Christians? What are the signs of being a lost? And what helps get us back on the right path to where we were supposed to be?

Don is a leader at Crenshaw UMC and preaches this Sunday while Pastor Nadeem is in the UK on study leave. In the sermon Don focuses on second Kings chapter seven and talks about the life of the kings of Israelites. He share that though our God is a loving and forgiving God we can expect consequences when we reject his love and ignore his plea and warnings.