Sermon: The God Who Provides

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Waterfall in Sri Lanka

Opening – When it was time to enter our elder son to school, we needed what was (for us), a fairly large sum of money, for his entrance and school fees and other expenses. Around that time I was led to call and pray for a gentleman during the Christmas season. As I did so, the Lord led me to pray what would be a prophetic prayer over him. This resulted in him receiving a large sum of money in an unexpected way. In return, this gentleman blessed us with a gift that was exactly what we needed for our son’s school and other expenses!!

Proposition – Our God delights to provide for His children

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Devotional: Take It To The Lord In Prayer

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A peaceful scene from Kirimetiya, Sri Lanka

My mobile phone crashed a few months ago and I had to switch to my wife’s old one as a temporary measure. On the first day of using the phone, there was one particularly important feature that neither I nor my wife could   grasp, though we tried to figure it out for a while. My small son, who was watching us all the time, then boldly mentioned that he could help us figure it out. We ignored his offer of help and kept grappling with the problem unsuccessfully on our own, even though he repeatedly kept offering his help. Eventually, maybe more out of irritation, we handed the phone to him. Lo and behold, he sorted it out within a few minutes!! Continue reading “Devotional: Take It To The Lord In Prayer” »

Article: Celebrating Women on Mother’s Day

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“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 is celebrating not only mothers, but all the ladies in our church, at our services on May 8th.

I thought however that this was a good opportunity for me to express my appreciation to the 2 mothers who have had the most input and the most impact in my life. Continue reading “Article: Celebrating Women on Mother’s Day” »

Fishing Well

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Fishing in Sri Lanka by Vasantha Jayasooriya

See also sermon titled ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ on this blog http://www.preachingplatform.org/sermons/breakfast-beach

Devotional: Our Great Creator God

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Early morning in Beruwela, Sri Lanka

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hand” (Psalms 19:1).

Thanks to the generosity of some friends, I just returned from a refreshing 2 day vacation with my family, in a lovely hotel on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Early on the first morning of this stay, I walked on to the balcony of our room for my devotions and felt a great sense of wonder at the breathtaking scenery in front of me (See photo above). The beauty of the whole surrounding, gave me a feeling of closeness and intimacy with the God who had created such an amazing world! That experience, led me to write this post. Continue reading “Devotional: Our Great Creator God” »

Devotional: Are You A Branded Person?

Devotional: Are You A Branded Person?

When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high
Determined I would rise above the shame
But no matter where I’m living, the black mark follows me
I’m branded with a number on my name

I’d like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won’t let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them, but they’re still not satisfied,
Now, I’m a branded man, out in the cold

The above lyrics, the reflections of a former prisoner, were taken off a hit-song recorded by Country star Merle Haggard, titled ‘Branded Man’. Merle certainly knew what it was like to be a ‘Branded Man’, since he spent time in prison, including the dreaded San Quentin Prison.
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