Sermon #116: Do Whatever He Tells You, Daily

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he (Jesus) tells you.” John 2:5 [NIV] We get into many difficulties, dissatisfaction with life and stunted spiritual growth the moment we deliberately decide to go against the Master’s will - i.e. if we go against 'whatever He tells us . ' Mary’s instruction to the servants is quite clear: “Do whatever He tells you.” This instruction equally applies to you and me in its full measure: “Do whatever He tells you.” Are you looking for a solution to a problem that you might be facing, as the attendees of the wedding at Cana did? Are you looking for something? Do you long for improved fellowship with Him? Do you seek to get to the spiritual higher ground? If so, here is the key: “Do whatever He tells you.” There was a problem or a need at the wedding at Cana…the ceremony had run out of wine; more wine was therefore required. I love the attitude that the servants displayed; they demonstrated that they were real servants. Jesus s

Sermon #115: Be that Good Thing

“Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see.’ said Philip.” John 1:45-46 [NIV] Nazareth was looked down upon. This is the reason Nathanael was taken by surprise that Jesus could have come from there. Nazareth was regarded as a desert, where nothing grows. What a perspective! People could be viewing your country, city, village, etc. in similar light. Yours might be a locality that is expected to produce nothing good. But I want you to surprise people, like Jesus surprised Nathanael, by originating from Nazareth. I want you to surprise people, for the glory of God. May you shake the world with the Word of God from right where you are! May people notice and wonder where on earth you come from! May you be an example of excellence in a locality famed for mediocrity. May you be a role model

Sermon #114: Show Them the Real Christ

“The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.” John 1:35-37 [NIV] Tell somebody about Christ; win them over to Christ! This is the message in the above-cited verses. Soul winning is one of the most important activities that one can undertake for both the Lord and mankind - bringing more souls into God's Kingdom. You are a Christian because somebody won you over. They might not have shared the Word with you; instead, they might just have invited you to a place where the Word was shared. Most likely it was not a 'special' person who led you to Christ. Soul winning is not just for 'special' people, as some tend to think, and by so doing disqualifying themselves. It is not just for the eloquent or even the most confident. It is also for people like you and me! Learn to share the Word. Speak as naturally as you always do. It is

Sermon #113: Be the Voice in the Wilderness

“Finally they said, ‘Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’ John replied on the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord'” John 2:22-23 [NIV] "I am the voice calling in the desert." That is what believers like John should say about themselves. That is what you should say about yourself. A desert is a dry place; not much grows there. John had a mandate to bring life to the lifeless, and so do you! The voice was no ordinary voice; it was a voice designed to change things for the better. There are so many voices out there, even among the worshipers. But if you carefully listen to some of the voices you will realize that they are not designed to benefit the listener, but to exalt self. They are not meant to point listeners in the right direction, but to point them towards self. Some voices are actually designed to assassinate souls. It's a

Sermon #112: The True Source of God's Blessings

"From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another." John 1:16 [NIV] I will tread very cautiously here because there is evidence all around that this is one of the most emotive issues in the Christian faith. So, as I write, I am just sharing a personal approach to blessings; you may agree or disagree with it. There are many things that a Christian is required to do. Giving is one of them, sacrificial giving for that matter. I am however very hesitant to link my giving to God's blessing; this is a personal choice. I do not have the strength to give to be blessed. I am however happy to give because giving meets God's expectations about me. Here is an important point - Jesus first gave; He gave His life to give me the right to be called a child of God. That is the number one blessing - and I got it free of charge ! So, as far as it relates to my life, I want to view God's blessings towards me as originating from "the fullness of His