Words of Life|Pastor Balan Swaminathan|HIPM
Be a Lampstand, Don’t be a Basket

Be a Lampstand, Don’t be a Basket

September 29, 2022

Be a lamp that gives light. If not, at least be a lampstand. But don't be a basket.
Matthew 5:14
-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

September 13, 2022

I believe the best is yet to come because
• It happened in the past & it's happening today
• If we love, believe & follow Jesus, the best is rest assured
• If we are willing to improve, the best is certain. Willing to Believe, Pray, Learn, Change & Serve.

When A Teacup Spoke

When A Teacup Spoke

September 13, 2022

As we hear a teacup speak with respect to Jeremiah 18:1-6 this is what God is teaching us.
• As the clay is in the hands of the potter, we are in the hands of God.
• God knows what He is doing in our lives, so don't be too concerned about your life. Read the rest of this entry »

Do not Sorrow

Do not Sorrow

October 14, 2021

Do not sorrow - is a command to obey (Nehemiah 8:10)
• Being unhappy defiles the holiness of God. Because God doesn't want us to be unhappy in the day that is holy to our God.
• When we are sorrowful and unhappy, we degrade the ability of God.
• When we worry about the things that are not in our control, we are Read the rest of this entry »

Tough Minded Faith

Tough Minded Faith

September 22, 2021

Only those who have "Tough Minded Faith" can sense success in dark times, come back after defeat and face the future unafraid. One can develop tough minded faith in God by knowing the existence of God, knowing that our days are in His hands and by seeking God as when we seek Him, He delivers us from all our fears.

Balancing Faith And Works

Balancing Faith And Works

August 26, 2021

We all must balance our Christian lives with faith and works. Pray, study, meditate, and be filled with the Holy Spirit to spiritually grow and mature in your faith, at the same time, work hard and allow your faith in God to impact lives around you by meeting their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. Don't over do either one, balance it. Read the rest of this entry »

Extreme Giving

Extreme Giving

August 11, 2021

We learn from Luke 6: 27-38 what extreme giving is.
When your giving is extreme in terms of
• Loving those who hate you and loving those who are unloved
• Doing good to those who do evil against you
• Lending those who are incapable of returning Read the rest of this entry »

Insulted and Offended

Insulted and Offended

July 30, 2021

Here is the highlight of the sermon.
1. Do not allow pain to settle down in your heart when those who are dear to you raise against you
2. When frustrations mount up, you feel like escaping, but hold on, God is causing confusion among your enemies and they are going to run away in seven ways Read the rest of this entry »

Peter’s Shoes

Peter’s Shoes

June 30, 2021

Peter committed a great sin of denying the Lord. That sin resulted in guilt & shame leading him to quit. This sermon is a call to invite you to put yourself in Peter's shoes to understand the emotional struggles Peter went through after committing sin. This sermon will encourage you to understand and support those who are walking in Peter's shoes. Read the rest of this entry »

When Faith is Overtaken

When Faith is Overtaken

June 10, 2021

What can you do when your faith is overtaken by situations, feelings & emotions and denials?
• When situations are adverse,
• When feelings and emotions burst out of your heart,
• When your prayer is not answered, Read the rest of this entry »

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