In this sermon, Rev. Nadeem Jesus teachings on reconciliation with our brother and sister. God will not only judge us for our actions but much more for what we have inside, the hatred and anger that we harbor in our hearts for others.
In this sermon Rev. Nadeem focuses the famous story of the prodigal. In this parable the father of the young prodigal son reflects the character of Jesus Christ who takes all shame and condemnation on himself that was due to the son. God is always looking for the prodigal sons and daughters to return to him. God waits as a longing father.
In the sermon, Pastor Nadeem focuses on the story of the good Samaritan. In this story, Jesus teaches us to be the neighbor instead of concerning ourselves with who is our neighbor. Good neighbor, like the Samaritan in the story, “See, Feel and Respond.”
Pastor Nadeem focuses the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 and talks about how God calls us to be ready for His coming. God gave us all talents (that include both money and skills) and will take an account. Good and Faithful servants put those talents to work to participate in the Kingdom’s work. Are You A Good and Faithful Servant?
Jesus is coming. There is no doubt about that. And He is teaching us this morning to be ready, because he can come anytime. Who knows Jesus comes right now. So be vigilant. And Jesus tells the disciples to be vigilant every day and every moment because He will come at an hour when you don’t expect him.
In this parable of the Sower, Jesus teaches us an important lesson about how to hear the Gospel. Seed is God’s Word planted in our hearts in many different ways. It’s important how we hear and receive it. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus said, “Consider carefully how you hear.” Pastor Nadeem talks about the potential of a yielding heart in this sermon.
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.