Sermons

This Sunday as we celebrate America’s independence, I want to remind us of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

As American citizens, we take pride in this motto. “In God We Trust:” it sounds pleasing to our ears, doesn’t it? But do we really do when it comes to practice?

Pastor Nadeem shares that sometimes he, even though he is a pastor, finds it difficult to put all his trust in God. All of us want to trust in God more and more, but sometimes we find it difficult to trust Him completely. So how can we trust God all the time, in everything we say and do in our lives? Apostle John helps us by showing a little tiny glimpse of God’s glory and majesty in the book of Revelation. Seeing God’s glory and inexpressible majesty of God’s throne in heaven, helps us put our trust in God.

The Book of Revelation can seem mysterious and scary; bowls of wrath, sharp sickles, and commands to reap the earth are the stuff of nightmares.

What does it all mean?

In this sermon, Rev. Nadeem talks about the great tribulation period and God’s plan of redemption.

The Book of Revelation is a fascinating, difficult, yet powerful book. Many readers see it as a step-by-step road map to the future. But what if this apocalyptic literature points not only to future events but also guides Christians on how to remain faithful in the midst of hardship in the present time?

On June 20th, we began a new sermon series on the book of Revelation and explore this unusual book and discover how to find peace even when the world seems full of chaos. And what a great comfort to know that we are and will not be alone when enduring a time of hardship. John received this revelation while exiled on a remote island. The message that encouraged John still speaks to us today.

Rev. Nadeem focuses on how being in the presence of God gives us the ability to resist the demands of the world and encourage others to remain faithful.

In this story, prophet Daniel points out King Belshazzar’s sin of pride and arrogance, but he refuses to acknowledge it. Since he does not submit, and does not humble himself, he faces judgement, and this is what this handwriting on the wall is all about.

What are some signs of pride of in human life? These signs help us see whether someone has the sin of pride in their life or not. The opposite of pride is humility that God wants to see in our lives. When it comes to humility, we are to follow the example of Christ who in the apostle Paul’s words being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.

Looking at a portion of Jesus’ prayer that we find in the Gospel of John. This prayer is known as Jesus’ Highly Priestly prayer. Jesus prays for all believers that “all of them may be one” with each other. God calls believers to be one not only in each other but in God as well.

This is what the Christian community is all about: to be one in each other and God, and the purpose of living in such a community is to support one another, grow and help others grow in Christ’s likeness. How does this prayer challenge your faith?

On Trinity Sunday, we conclude our series on the Doctrine of the Trinity. Rev. Nadeem focuses on a profound event recorded in the Gospel of Mark chapter one, the baptism of Jesus Christ. He talks about the oneness of the three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. How do they work in the lives of Christians?

We can picture in our minds the first two persons of the trinity, God the father, and God the Son. But when it comes to the third person, God the Holy Spirit mostly people cannot think beyond the symbols of a wind, or fire, or dove or clouds. Because of our limited imagination of the Holy Spirit, we often overlook or even underestimate the work that the third person of the trinity does in our lives, and in the life of the body of Christ, the church.

On Trinity Sunday we remember the descending of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Nadeem reminds us the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the life of the church.

Rev. Nadeem continues to talk about the Trinity and clears some misunderstandings about this mystery. He focuses on the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, and talks about what it means for us as believers, to believe IN God the Son, the second person of the trinity?

The concept of a triune God is indeed complex but critical to our Christian faith. However, merely believing the Trinity is not enough. We must understand the complexity of this unique concept of God and be prepared to defend it with confidence. For the next three weeks, Rev. Nadeem will be preaching on the subject of the Doctrine of the Trinity. This Sunday, he focuses on the first person of the Trinity, God the Father.

Focuses on Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans and teaches that divisions in the Church is not a new idea. The early church struggled with dissension even as we do today. What does it mean for us living in 21st century?

The Bible is full miracle stories, and one of these we find in 1 Samuel 7:7-12. The passage tells that the Israelites were in great fear when the Philistines came up to attack them. They asked Samuel to pray to God on their behalf. When Samuel cried out to God, God answered and did a miracle. And the tables were turned. Defeating Philistines was a miracle. Have you ever prayed for a miracle to occur in your life or in the life of someone you love?  In this sermon Rev. Nadeem talks about the power of the prayer for miracle.

The great prophet Elijah had a time in his life when he did not know where to turn.  He needed to have some insight from God about the direction he should take.  God was more than willing to speak to him if Elijah gave him the time. In the sermon Rev. Nadeem talks about two ways to seek God’s guidance for ourselves or those we love.