Devotional : Guard Your Lips

Two men were seated close to each other at a singing audition, where a lady who was being auditioned wasn’t doing too well. One man turned to the other and sarcastically said ‘Sounds terrible doesn’t it?” The  other scowled in annoyance and replied, “That’s my wife!” Terribly embarrassed, the first man, trying to save face, responded sheepishly, “I was not referring to the singer, but to the song.” Back came the angry reply, “I wrote it”! Continue reading “Devotional : Guard Your Lips” »

Devotional : 3 Ways to Honor God Daily (Psalm 145:1-6)

 

The first few verses of this beautiful psalm of praise by David show us 3 practical ways in which we can honor our Lord daily. Following these 3 steps will strengthen and enhance our walk with Jesus.

Praise Him every day

“Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever” (vs 2)

There is so much to praise God for and we should be lifting our praise to Him every day. Let us start our day with praise and end it with praise! Let us praise Him as we walk the streets, as we sit at our desk and as we travel. Praise is contagious and soon others will follow your example. Continue reading “Devotional : 3 Ways to Honor God Daily (Psalm 145:1-6)” »

Article : Prayer – The Power Behind Our Preaching

All preachers know only too well the value of surrounding our preaching with prayer. Yet, we may sometimes neglect this vital ingredient in our ministry. Martin Luther said, ‘If I should neglect prayer for a single day, I will lose a great deal of the fire of faith’.

The Apostle Paul refers to prayer many times in connection to his preaching ministry. I would therefore like to share a few thoughts from the writings of Paul, to help us pray strategically for our preaching. Continue reading “Article : Prayer – The Power Behind Our Preaching” »

Devotional : Love Lasts Forever

(A Devotional by Pastor Dishan Wickramaratne, Senior Pastor of the People’s Church (Assembly of God), in Colombo, Sri Lanka).

1 Corinthians 13:13  “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  Paul says it’s going to continue forever.  If you want a legacy to last, if you want people to remember you – love.  Love lasts.  In fact, nothing else does.  I hate to tell you this but people are going to forget all your work.  People are going to forget all your wealth.  People are never remembered for what they earned.  They’re remembered for what they gave away.  They’re remembered for their love. Continue reading “Devotional : Love Lasts Forever” »

Sermon Illustration : God Always Sees You

There is a story of a family whose house caught fire. As each parent tried to grab a few belongings and a child’s hand to get out of the house as quickly as possible, the little daughter who was holding the father’s hand, broke free from his grip and ran upstairs to get her teddy bear. However, when trying to come down again, she found that she was trapped Continue reading “Sermon Illustration : God Always Sees You” »

Devotional : Nothing Matters Without Love

(Our church just completed  a 21 day season of Fasting and Prayer, inclusive of a Devotional booklet. From the booklet, I would like to share  this inspiring Devotional written by the Senior Pastor of People’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dishan Wickramaratne. May it bless your heart!)

Mark 12:30-31“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”  God says these are the two things that matter most in life. Love for God and love for people. He says if you get these two things you’ve got it. The Bible is very clear about it. That God put you here on earth to do two things: to learn to love God and to learn to love other people.  Continue reading “Devotional : Nothing Matters Without Love” »