Updated on May 15, 2017
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. Continue reading “Sermon: Living One Day At A Time” »
Updated on July 20, 2017
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,… you will… give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus” (Luke 1:30-31).
The name ‘Jesus’ means ‘The Lord saves’. In the corresponding passage in Matthew’s Gospel, Joseph is also told to give the child “the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins” (1:21). Continue reading “Devotional : The Name of Jesus” »
Updated on July 10, 2017
I had the joy of sharing a message from 2 Kings Chapter 5 at our weekly outreach service last Thursday. It was a blessing to see people open their hearts to the Lord in response to the sermon and many more coming to the altar for prayer.
The sermon, based around Naaman seeking God’s help for healing, covered 4 wrong decisions he took. Naaman was at the zenith of his military career but had a disease that was considered horrible at that time. It was leprosy (verse 1). As a result of the wrong decisions he took in trying to find an answer, Naaman almost lost out from receiving an amazing miracle.
Continue reading “Sermon : A Series of Wrong Turns (The Healing of Naaman) – 2 Kings 5” »
Updated on June 7, 2017
“I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
We all like to protect our name. In fact, most people would do anything to stop their name being misused or abused. While I understand that sometimes my name may be mispronounced or not spelt properly, it always makes me happy when it is done correctly. The satisfaction is even greater when someone that I may have met only fleetingly, remembers my name.
I have at times faced some level of embarrassment when the name of a person I’m talking to eludes me. On a few occasions, I have even struggled to remember the name of a person I was praying for at the altar! Continue reading “Devotional : God knows you by Name (Isaiah 43:1)” »
Updated on May 13, 2017
“A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised, give her the reward she has earned” (Proverbs 31:30-31)
The world is celebrating Mother’s Day as usual on a large scale and I’m so happy that The Peoples Church in Sri Lanka is celebrating not only mothers, but all the ladies in our church, at our services on May 14th.
I would like to take a moment to salute ALL mothers through this post and to thank you for the excellent commitment shown towards your children and family. Thank you also to all who have enriched our family through your friendship and your prayers. Continue reading “Article : Mother’s Day” »
Updated on June 2, 2017
I once heard a Pastor mention that he waited 6 long years to win the affection of his future wife. The Founding Pastor of our church, Pastor Colton Wickramaratne received a vision from God in 1957 about his future ministry. He had to persevere through many delays and challenges before the large vision became a reality. When I began my career in Radio Broadcasting, I waited 3 years to get a proper break on the Radio Station. I almost quit, but thankfully God came through. A number of couples I know prayed earnestly for a child for many years before the prayer was answered.
All these stories have one common thread; delay.
Are you troubled about an answer to a prayer being delayed in your life? Have you almost given up? Do you feel like God is denying you His blessing? Continue reading “Devotional : Delays Are Not Denials” »