Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM
Why Are You Different?

Why Are You Different?

October 14, 2020

Luke 5:33-39 (Parable of New and Old) Jesus said, no one puts a patch of new cloth on a old cloth. If someone does that the new makes a tear on the old one and the new patch doesn't match the old one. No one puts new wine into an old wineskin. If someone does that, the new wine will burst the old wine skin, the wine will spill and the wineskin will be ruined. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Situation Doesn’t Matter

Your Situation Doesn’t Matter

September 30, 2020

We understood that "our situation doesn't matter" from the life of Daniel.
For a child of God, when you are in the middle of an adverse situation, your situation doesn't matter for you. Because you are in God's hands. We structed our sermon as below.
1. Your Situation Doesn't Matter for You
   a. Daniel Was Trapped (Daniel 6:4-9)
   b. Situation Did not Change Daniel (Daniel 6:10
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Given to be Taken Away

Given to be Taken Away

September 16, 2020

In Jonah Ch.4, he was upset, angry and went out of the city to isolated himself. He was further upset and angry when the shelter that he made and the shade that God had given were taken out of him. In those moments of frustration and disappointment, God works in our lives to show what kind of people are we and what kind of God we serve. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sufficiency of Scripture

The Sufficiency of Scripture

September 1, 2020

Psalm 19:7-11 is the most comprehensive statement regarding the Sufficiency of Scripture. Scripture is complete in itself, has everything that is needed for one's spiritual life.
Here are the highlights of this sermon.
• There is nothing else that needs to be revealed to humanity about God or His plan for the human race other than what is already revealed in the Book. Read the rest of this entry »

If Only I Knew Where to Find God

If Only I Knew Where to Find God

July 29, 2020

Job lost just about everything; his sheep, his oxen, his camels, his servants, and all of his sons and daughters – His wife said, “Curse God and die”. Even God has not responded in any way to Job’s demand for answers. But Job is still asking and searching; maybe because if he stops, then he’ll have nothing left to live for. All along, his cry was "If only I knew where to find God, I would go to his court and plead my case, but I don't find him anywhere". Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 9. Cast Out the Bondwoman

Walking Through the Epistles | 9. Cast Out the Bondwoman

March 13, 2020

Galatians 4:21-31, 5:1-6. This is how we concluded Ch.4
• Paul is saying, the law center, which is the religious power center "earthly Jerusalem" is going to be destroyed, but there is an eternal living "heavenly Jerusalem" that is built for those who have faith in Jesus Christ will never be destroyed.
• Paul is saying you don’t need to die for your "faith on the law based religion", because Christ died for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 8. Paul Gets Personal

Walking Through the Epistles | 8. Paul Gets Personal

March 5, 2020

Galatians 4:1-20
This is how we concluded the sermon saying that,
1. Once we were no different than slaves when we were under the law, but Christ Jesus adopted us as sons and now we are no longer slaves.
2. When we consider one day more important than another day to observe special days we need to be fully convinced that we do it to honor the Lord. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 7. Law and Faith Contrasted

Walking Through the Epistles | 7. Law and Faith Contrasted

February 28, 2020

Galatians 3:15-29 Here are the concluding thoughts of the sermon.
1. The promise God gave to Abraham 430 years before the law was given, was received by faith and fulfilled in Christ.
2. Law was given to mirror man's iniquity, to protect the coming of the seed and to lead one to Christ as a tutor. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 6. Bewitched And Befooled

Walking Through the Epistles | 6. Bewitched And Befooled

February 19, 2020

Galatians 3:1-14 Here are the concluding thoughts we shared towards the end of the sermon.
• Today if we are not careful, we will be easily bewitched and befooled by the traditions, philosophies, false teachings and changing trends.
• As the law cannot produce righteousness, cannot save sinners, all the legalistic rituals and traditions we follow make no difference in us. They are capable of neither saving us nor taking us to heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 5. Peter’s Hypocrisy & Paul’s Rebuke

Walking Through the Epistles | 5. Peter’s Hypocrisy & Paul’s Rebuke

February 13, 2020

Galatians 2:6-21. Here are the concluding thoughts.
• We may differ in our responsibilities, our abilities & skills may be different, the call of God may be different in our lives. But one is not greater than the other. We are all equal in Christ.
• We must be willing to accept and include all kind of people. What God has already cleansed, we must not call unclean.
• Be courageous like Paul to make corrections and be submissive as Peter to accept corrections. Read the rest of this entry »

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