Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM
Doctrine of Giving | Principle of Sowing

Doctrine of Giving | Principle of Sowing

April 20, 2019

Here is the summary of the sermon:

Principle 1 - Sowing is a time of severe pain
Principle 2 - What we sow is what we reap
Principle 3 - You decide the size of your harvest by the size that you sow
Principle 4 - Sow your seed on a good soil
Principle 5 - There is a waiting period between sowing and harvesting
Principle 6 - We sow, but God gives the increase
Principle 7 - Sow even in your adverse time
Principle 8 - Reaping is a time of joy

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Doctrine of Giving | The Law of Tithing

Doctrine of Giving | The Law of Tithing

April 20, 2019

Summary:

- In the OT tithing was a covenant man made with God to revert the curse pronounced on the earth
- In the OT tithing was a law God established to govern his people
- In Malachi God is asking us to test Him by giving our tithes to see if He will not pour the blessings by opening the windows of heaven
- In the NT every time when we exchange tithe, we re-activate the covenant blessing of God that He promised to Abraham
- When Christ died at the cross, He broke the curse of the law, but He didn't dismantle the covenant which God made with man. The covenant was made 430 years before the law was written  Read the rest of this entry »

Doctrine of Giving | Blessed to be a Blessing

Doctrine of Giving | Blessed to be a Blessing

April 20, 2019

Abraham's promise - I will bless you and you shall be a blessing
Blessed for a purpose - Joseph was blessed for the purpose of caring his family during famine
Blessed is he who considers the poor

What are you blessed for?

Doctrine of Giving | Unlocking the Hidden Treasure

Doctrine of Giving | Unlocking the Hidden Treasure

April 20, 2019

Summary:

- Treasures are hidden, they are buried and they are of high value
- Value of a treasure is much more than our total worth
- Treasure were buried long ago, may be in your life time or in the life time of your fore fathers
- Some of our blessings were robbed by others may be in our life time, or in the time of our forefathers
- God is giving you the promises that He gave to King Cyrus Isaiah 45:1-3 "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places", we need to go and unlock them
- The hidden treasures can be unlocked by giving what belongs to God
- The hidden treasures can be unlocked by honoring God with our possession

Doctrine of Giving | A Giving God & A Giving Christian

Doctrine of Giving | A Giving God & A Giving Christian

April 20, 2019

Summary of this sermon:

- Any teaching on giving must begin with God
- Everything about Christian charity revolves around the nature of our Heavenly Father
- The reason for our giving is simply,
   - We worship a God who is a giver 
   - My God is generous, I want to be generous too 
   - I give because God expects me to give both in the OT & in the NT
- God gave, our forefathers gave, people at the time of Jesus gave, the early church gave so I give - We serve a God who is a giver, we His followers are givers too.

Doctrine of Giving | Stewards not the Owners

Doctrine of Giving | Stewards not the Owners

April 20, 2019

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Christian Character | Pillar 8: Contentment

Christian Character | Pillar 8: Contentment

April 20, 2019

Here is the summary of what was said:

- Contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied
- It is an inner sense of rest or peace that comes from being right with God
- Discontentment takes my focus away from God
- A mature Christian says, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” 
- Discontentment is a great loss
- We can develop contentment by remembering the cross, forgetting the past, by living one day at a time and by doing God’s will.

Listen to the sermon to know more about this important Christian Character.

Christian Character | Pillar 7: Compassion

Christian Character | Pillar 7: Compassion

April 20, 2019

- Compassion is feeling sympathy for the hurting
- Compassion also means to suffer with Our God, who is a compassionate God. Jesus demonstrated His compassion, so we as Christians have the choice of either being like the Priest or like the Levite or like the Samaritan
- Let showing compassion be a part of our daily life
- The world is looking at the body of Christ to move with compassion over the crises

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Christian Character | Pillar 6: Joy

Christian Character | Pillar 6: Joy

April 20, 2019

Here is the summary of what was discussed:

- Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control
- Joy comes by reading His word and by Holy Spirit
- Joyous Christian has the ability to attract others
- We can experience joy by: 
   - Realizing that joy is a gift from God
   - Relying on God
   - Having people around
   - Setting the same joy before us
   - Fighting against spiritual depression

Listen to the sermon to really hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Christian Character | Pillar 5: Forgiveness

Christian Character | Pillar 5: Forgiveness

April 20, 2019

Here is the summary of the sermon:

- Forgiveness literally means “to let go”
- Christ forgave, we are also expected to forgive
- We all need the gift of forgiveness
- We are expected to forgive other unlimited time
- Forgiveness is a powerful gift
- Five aspects of forgiveness
– Forgiveness of God, forgiveness of others, forgiving ourselves, forgiving God and forgiving others  Read the rest of this entry »

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