Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM
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 »

Walking Through the Epistles | 4. Jerusalem Approved Paul’s Gospel

Walking Through the Epistles | 4. Jerusalem Approved Paul’s Gospel

February 6, 2020

Galatians 1:18-24, 2:1-5. Here are the key thoughts of this sermon.
1. Christian friendship is important, even though we are two different contrasting personalities, when we come together in Jesus name, we must forget the differences as we are one in Christ
2. Christian fellowship is important. That’s where we learn to trust each other and grow together in Christ Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 3. Gospel & Apostleship Defended (Gal 1:1-17)

Walking Through the Epistles | 3. Gospel & Apostleship Defended (Gal 1:1-17)

January 30, 2020

The three sections of Galatians 1:1-17 are,
Salutation (V 1:1-5), Reason for the Letter (V 1:6-10) & The call to Apostleship (V 1:11
-17).
Some of the outstanding truth we learned today as take away are,
1. We need to be extra careful about the deceptive side of the truth
2. Remember, all of us are bought by the blood of Jesus. No doubt that we are bond servant of Jesus Christ Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 2. Introduction to Galatians

Walking Through the Epistles | 2. Introduction to Galatians

January 23, 2020

As we introduce the book of Galatians, we will cover the following sections.
- Authenticity of the Document
- Time and Place of Writing
- The Recipients of the Epistle
- Characteristics of Galatians Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Through the Epistles | 1. Introduction

Walking Through the Epistles | 1. Introduction

January 16, 2020

Walking Through the Epistles is a sermon series started to study the epistles of the New Testament. This series focuses on the Pauline Epistles. In order to get there, a strong foundation is laid by this particular sermon providing an overview of the topic.