Empowering Faith: Transformative Sermons at Spiritual Warfare Ministries
I am a Pentecostal Christian, raised by parents who always encouraged me to develop a strong, intimate and enduring relationship with God. As Christians, we firmly believe that we are all one in the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12) and denominations don’t matter, and yet, every church where I’ve been had their own perception of Christianity. While some believed in speaking in tongues when filled with the Holy Spirit, others were simply allergic to the “noise” and loud praising. While some centralized on being water baptized in Jesus’ name to be saved, others hold a very flexible and lenient view of baptism. What particularly stood out to me was the fact that many churches didn’t encourage their members to pursue a deeper relationship with God. From a probability of 90 %, I’d say around 80 % of the people have never had an in-depth bible study or received the core truth of the gospel.
Amidst this diverse landscape, I had the privilege of discovering a church named “Spiritual Warfare Ministries.” What I can affirm about this church that it was formerly under the leadership of Bishop Raj Gobin, and is currently guided by the devoted stewardship of Pastor Nalini Gobin and her two sons, Nibshan and EshBan Gobin. Their unwavering commitment and disciplined approach have contributed significantly to the church’s smooth and effective operation. Under their guidance, Spiritual Warfare Ministries has thrived as a place of spiritual growth and empowerment for its congregation.
What’s so special about this church, you ask?
I’d say its commitment to its name. In a world where the battle between the forces of God and the devil rages, we find ourselves living amidst the battlefield. News of crimes, scandals, tragedies, and diseases inundate us daily. Add in our personal struggles and the list could go on and on.
Our natural response -as Christians – is to stand firm in faith, pray and fight. Yet, we often neglect to heed the admonition to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” This is precisely the emphasis of Spiritual Warfare Ministries.
Unlike churches that may simply spoon-feed their congregants, this church empowers its members to stick to what the Bible says. They encourage personal growth as ambassadors for Christ, urging individuals to stand up for their own convictions and needs.
Personally, during my time in this church, I noticed that I was no longer a dependent spiritual baby, but rather a mature follower of Christ
The sermons delivered at Spiritual Warfare Ministries were truly transformative, leaving a lasting impact on my spiritual journey. I am eager to share with you some of the remarkable outlines from these powerful sermons.
Overcoming Shame with God’s Word
Sermon by Pastor Nibshan Gobin
Shame is a very powerful tool of Satan that he uses to manipulate Christians. Whether it stems from reflecting on our sinful pasts or enduring accusations from others regarding our failures, shame is a very destructive emotion that can rob us of God’s abundant grace.
This overwhelming emotion can also lead you to anger, anxiety and sadness and would eventually make you believe that you are not worthy of God’s unfailing love. However, amidst the darkness of shame, let us not forget the comforting words of Psalms 3:3, “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
During the sermon, the young preacher focused on two aspects: being the object of shame and being the subject of shame. On one hand, life’s circumstances and our perceived shortcomings may make us the subject of shame. And, on the other hand, you might become the object of shame as people see YOU as the embodiment of failure and humiliation.
Nevertheless, the preacher emphasized the importance of placing our trust in God, who will never let us be consumed by humiliation and shame. The sermon’s message is profoundly encouraging, as it encompasses various life situations, assuring us that we need not fret over the hardships we currently face.
How To Face Difficult Times?
Sermon by Pastor Subhiraj Gangadeen
In times of adversity, we need to remember the countless times God saved us. We, Christians, should remember how God rescued us from world of darkness and brought us into His light. Just like Moses, who had to endure the “desert” phase to be shaped into a leader to deliver the Israelites, God sometimes allows us to face challenges to draw us closer to Him and mold us into His image.
The pastor further emphasizes on the significance of our position as the last church, the church of Laodicea, and that Jesus is coming soon to gather his church. But, the pressing question we must ask ourselves is, “Are we truly prepared for Christ’s return?”
Undoubtedly, the times are becoming increasingly difficult, and as Christians, we often find ourselves unsure of where to turn amid the prevalence of false prophets. But, we are encouraged to place our unwavering trust in Jesus, who, despite His innocence, sacrificed Himself on the cross for our salvation. Instead of chasing after worldly desires, the pastor urges us to focus on our spiritual journey and growth.
This sermon serves as a poignant reminder of God’s unfailing love for us, coupled with His desire for us to stay obedient to Him and grow closer to Him. While some aspects of the sermon may be challenging to hear, the truth it conveys is transformative. As the word of God proclaims, “We shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free.”
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