Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM
Evangelism | Why Sit Here Until we Die?

Evangelism | Why Sit Here Until we Die?

June 28, 2019

The urgency of sharing the Gospel - lessons learned from 2 Kings 7, the leprous missionaries.

- Starvation: (Starving for food)
- Selfishness: (Found food, ate and became selfish)
- Realization: (Realized their mistakes)
- Sharing: (Rushed to share with others)

Listen to the sermon and get activated in the area of Evangelism in your life.

Evangelism | Request Denied

Evangelism | Request Denied

June 22, 2019

Mark 5:1-20 Here is an amazing conversation between the one who got just delivered and the deliverer. The one who is delivered expresses his desire to be with Jesus, and the deliverer outwardly denied his request.
My questions are,

Question 1: Was there anything wrong in asking to be with Jesus?
Question 2:Why did Jesus reject his appeal?
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Inner Strength

Inner Strength

June 22, 2019

It is a power one has to have to deal with difficult situation.
If there is a way to scan through our body and reach to the spot where we can find our inner strength, what can be the form or shape of the inner strength?

• It can be the compassion while dealing with the disobedient child
• It can be the inner calmness while listening to the insulting words
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Evangelism | Let the River Flow

Evangelism | Let the River Flow

June 12, 2019

John 7:38-39 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. I am visualizing three different water bodies.
1. Dried River Bed: (a river that is dried)
2. Stagnant water
3. River that flows Read the rest of this entry »

Can a blessing become a curse?

Can a blessing become a curse?

June 12, 2019

This sermon is based on 1 Samuel 5. From the incidents that are taking place in 1 Samuel 5, we are going to understand the dual nature of God and His presence that can cause either blessing or curse.

- The same cloud that brought light to the children of Israel, brought darkness among the Egyptians.
- The same face of the Lord which is in favor of the righteous is against those who do evil. Read the rest of this entry »

Who can go to Heaven?

Who can go to Heaven?

June 12, 2019

David is asking a question in Psalm 15. Who can abide in your tabernacle? Who may dwell in your holy hill? In other words who can go to heaven?

He got an answer to his question in the same psalm.
1. One who is sincere and honest in practicing religion
2. One who does no evil to his neighbor and sensitive of his reputation Read the rest of this entry »

Moms Make NextGen Leaders

Moms Make NextGen Leaders

June 11, 2019

David was a great king.
• Before he was a king, he was a soldier. He was a faithful soldier, He did what Saul had asked him to do
• Before he was a soldier, he was an armor bearer for Saul. He just carried the sword.
• Before he was an armor bearer, he was a song writer and musician. When Saul was depressed, David sang and played his instrument.
• Before he was a song writer, he was a shepherd, doing his family business.
• Before he was a shepherd, he was a son, learnt to be obedient, hardworking, learned all the required skills and prepared for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Dwell on Your Weaknesses

Don’t Dwell on Your Weaknesses

June 11, 2019

Listen to this sermon, God will bring you out of your negative emotions, weaknesses and limitations.

Here is the summary of we talked about.
- All of us have some weaknesses or other
- Focusing on your weaknesses is quite discouraging
- Instead, think about your strength Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Your Faith

The End of Your Faith

June 11, 2019

Question: Can you help me to understand persecution and sufferings? Listen to the sermon to find out what Peter says.

1 Peter 1:3-9 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Read the rest of this entry »

Can the dead live again?

Can the dead live again?

June 11, 2019

One of the very valid questions asked by a man called Job was "If a man dies, shall he live again?", Job 14:14

This question was unanswered until Jesus rose from the dead.

The death of Jesus is important for the following reasons.
1. Resurrection is the central theme of Christianity
2. Resurrection validates the Old Testament prophecies
3. Resurrection validates who Jesus claimed to be Read the rest of this entry »

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