Sermon: Torn Between Two Loves

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INTRODUCTION

Those who are part of the generation I grew up in would remember the 1977 pop hit ‘Torn Between Two Lovers” sung by Mary MacGregor. It spoke about a lady who was attracted to 2 men at the same time. In the lyrics she tells one of them,

‘It doesn’t mean I love you less’ but ‘there’s just this empty place inside of me that only he can fill’!!!

This raises a question. Can we love 2 things equally at the same time?

Jesus in the passage in 1 John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” It is therefore clear that Jesus is saying that we cannot love God and the world at the same time. In other words, He’s saying that our love for one will be greater than the other!! Read More

Sermon: God’s Restoration of the Lost Years

Sermon : God’s Restoration of the Lost Years

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka – Photo Credit: Vasantha Jayasooriya

INTRODUCTION

One of the historical wonders of Sri Lanka is the complex rock fortress, Sigiriya, and the palace built on it by one of our former Kings, Kasyapa, many centuries ago. It is an amazing place to see & tourists flock there to view its beauty, grandeur and craftsmanship. One of the highlights of Sigiriya is the frescoes that are painted on the rock walls. These and the site itself are considered National treasures, with UNESCO listing Sigiriya as a world heritage site. (If ever you come over to Sri Lanka, you need to visit Sigiriya). Many years ago, some of the frescoes were vandalized by an unknown group of people, with, (if I remember correctly), either ink or paint being thrown, to deface them. As a result, many experts had to be brought in (foreign and local), to work at restoring these frescoes back to their original state. Thankfully, they succeeded in most of their painstaking efforts. Read More

Sermon: Living One Day At A Time

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Introduction

It is said that a well- known evangelist was once preaching in Chicago on the first day of a series of Gospel meetings. At the end of the sermon, he felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to give people an opportunity to invite Jesus into their hearts. However, since the meetings were scheduled to go on for many days, he apparently decided to make that invitation the following day. That night, the great fire of Chicago swept through the town, causing much havoc, destruction and loss of lives. As a result, the evangelist decided that he would never again close a Gospel message without giving people an opportunity to invite Christ into their hearts and to receive His salvation and eternal life. Read More

Sermon: The God of unexpected divine appointments

Sermon: The God of unexpected divine appointments

Image courtesy: Inertia NC

Introduction

I once read a story in a magazine of an atheist who loved nature & had gone on a hike on a nature trail. As he kept admiring the scenes around him, he lost track of the trail and when the time came for him to get back, he realized that he was hopelessly lost. So, for the first time in his life, he prayed to God. Read More

Being a Witness for Jesus

This 5 point video sermon, focusing on being a witness for Christ, is part of a series on the Book of Acts, being covered at People’s Church in Sri Lanka. May it challenge you as you watch. The video starts with the powerful singing of Desmond Fernando, singing ‘The Blood of Jesus’ and ‘God of the Mountains’. I love his voice!

Sermon : Interceding in a Crisis (1 Chronicles 21)

This is the video of a 5-point sermon preached at the People’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, recently. May it encourage you as you watch and hear how David responded to a National crisis. The sermon text is 1 Chronicles 21.

People’s Church Watch Night Services 2017

The presence of God was so real as over 5000 people gathered at our services to worship Him and usher in the New Year. Our theme for 2018 which says, “‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6), was so real, as His Spirit moved powerfully among us.

The Names of the Christmas Child

This is a sermon I preached at the People’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 17th December 2017. I trust you will be blessed by it as you view it. The sermon is based around four names relevant to the Savior who was born.

Christmas Reflections (A 14 – Day Devotional for the Season)

Dear Friends of The Preaching Platform: By God’s grace we were able to publish our first e-book on Amazon Kindle a few days ago. It is a Christmas Devotional titled, ‘Christmas Reflections’. As you well know, for the past 2+ years we have provided our sermons and devotionals at no cost, to help you in your spiritual journey. We will continue to do so in the future as well. You now have an opportunity to bless this ministry. You can do so by purchasing our devotional which I believe will be a great inspiration to you during the Christmas Season. Your response will surely encourage us to go on . Click here to order.

Don’t Back Down When Facing Trials

If you prefer watching sermon videos, trust this will bless you. It was recorded a few weeks ago and runs for 4.31 minutes.