Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Forgiver Motivation

  I want to share the sermon I preached last Sunday at my church.


YouTube Link - 
  https://youtu.be/CeslSnNAKn0

Main Points from the messages.


Message Portion:- Philemon 1:19-25
Main Verse:- Phil. 1:21
Since I am confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 

Introduction
  • Eph. 4:31-32 - 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
  • Mathew 6:14 - “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
  • Col. 3:13 - “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Mark 11:25 - “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
  • Prov. 17:9 - “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”
  • “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” - Jan Glidewell

  1. What do we owe? (19)
  2. Forgiveness is beneficial and refreshes the heart (20)
  3. Forgiveness is a matter of obedience (21)
  4. Response to Godly Leadership (21,22)
  5. Forgiveness brings restoration (23-24)
Conclusion

And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others. - Rick Warren

Thriving Talk - Struggles with Bi-Vocational Ministry


Episode 16 of Thriving Talk came out last week. The topic is "Struggles with Bi-Vocational Ministry." This is another Dad-Son edition in which Tim, my son, sits with me and asks questions about life, purpose, spirituality, faith, etc. 

The links mentioned in this episode are -

Details about Thriving Talk Podcast - https://tinkuthompson.blogspot.com/2022/08/thriving-talk-podcast-links.html

https://gospel-link.com/podcast-thriving-talk/

https://anchor.fm/gospel-link

YouTube Link to the latest episode - https://youtu.be/MCln2gOsBQM



Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Forgiver Actions

 I want to share the sermon I preached last Sunday at my church.



YouTube Link -  https://youtu.be/PONXAa7jDGg

Main Points from the messages.


Main Verse:-  Philemon 1:11   
Onesimus hasn’t been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us.


Introduction
• “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
― C.S. Lewis
• Forgiveness is not a matter of the heart but also requires actions

Actions needed with Forgiveness 
  1. Receive (12) 
  2. Restoration(15)
  3. Restitution (18)

                  Conclusion

                  • “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” ― Corrie Ten Boom
                  • I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. - Henry Ward Beecher

                  Wednesday, November 2, 2022

                  Thriving Talk - Temptation

                   

                  Episode 15 of Thriving Talk is out. The topic is "Temptation." This is another Dad-Son edition in which Tim, my son, sits with me and asks questions about life, purpose, spirituality, faith, etc. 

                  The links mentioned in this episode are -

                  Details about Thriving Talk Podcast - https://tinkuthompson.blogspot.com/2022/08/thriving-talk-podcast-links.html

                  https://gospel-link.com/podcast-thriving-talk/

                  https://anchor.fm/gospel-link

                  YouTube Link to the latest episode - https://youtu.be/NSuijjv16_M



                  Wednesday, October 26, 2022

                  Thriving Talk - Anger Management

                  Episode 14 of Thriving Talk is out. The topic is "Anger Management." This is another Dad-Son edition in which Tim, my son, sits with me and asks questions about life, purpose, spirituality, faith, etc. 

                  The links mentioned in this episode are -

                  Details about Thriving Talk Podcast - https://tinkuthompson.blogspot.com/2022/08/thriving-talk-podcast-links.html

                  https://gospel-link.com/podcast-thriving-talk/

                  https://anchor.fm/gospel-link

                  YouTube Link to the latest episode - https://youtu.be/8pKrfGgkUtI

                  Forgiver Traits

                  I want to share the sermon I preached last Sunday at my church. 



                  YouTube Link -  https://youtu.be/I6dZZ44ocpw

                  Main Points from the messages.


                  Main Verse:-  Philemon 1:7
                  Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people. (NLT)

                  Introduction
                  • The letter is written to convince Philemon to forgive his runaway servant Onesimus and to accept him as a brother in the faith.
                  • Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. - Hannah More
                  • In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feel like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to another. – Andy Stanley, It Came from Within!

                  1. Greetings (1:1-3)
                    1. Paul was in prison, or he was under house arrest.
                    2. Timothy was with him
                    3. He considered Philemon as a co-worker
                    4. Philemon was a wealthy member of the church in Colosse. He got saved under Paul's ministry.
                    5. Colossian church met at his house.
                    6. Churches met at homes. 
                  2. Thanking God for Philemon(4-5)
                    1. Faith
                    2. Love for all of God's people
                  3. Prayer for action (6)
                    1. What we have in Christ is understood and experienced.
                    2. He put into action the generosity
                  4. Refreshing the hearts (7)
                    1. Your love has given me much joy and comfort
                    2. Your kindness has refreshed hearts.
                  5. Forgiver basic traits
                    1. Faith
                    2. Love
                    3. Understand and experience all the good things they have in Christ 
                    4. Put into action the same generosity
                    5. Shows Kindness that refreshes hearts

                  Conclusion
                  Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. - Phillips Brooks

                  The man who refuses to forgive destroys the bridge over which he himself must cross. - John Irving


                  Friday, October 21, 2022

                  Adoptive Family

                  Growing up, I often heard this phrase: "Blood is thicker than water." It is a proverb in English, meaning that family bonds will always be more robust than other relationships. Honestly, I did not experience that it is valid in all circumstances. In my own life, others came to my help more often, and I also found some other relationships to be stronger.  

                  Last year when I was battling with sickness, I did experience it again. I am not saying family members were not there or did not express concern, and I found that others were genuinely concerned about me. When I tried to think about it, I found the real reason. It is possible in my adoptive family.

                  Few Bible verses-

                  God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Eph. 1:5)

                  So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father." (Rom. 8:15)

                  And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. (Rom. 8:23)

                  Bible teaches us that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become God's children and part of His family. That means we have a large family with God's people. Many times, people do not realize it. If you feel like you do not have anyone or are disowned or neglected by your family, remember that you are part of God's family.

                  Sometimes I am surprised that people take side with their family members and opposes brothers and sisters who belong to the household of God. They neglect justice and righteousness to stand and support their blood relations. I also see people treating others like they will never want to see them. We cannot mistreat anyone if we hope to spend eternity with others in heaven. We have to wait for the prodigal sons to return and accept them.

                  What a privilege it is to be part of God's family. It not only gives us comfort but encourages us to lead a humble and balanced life in this world.   

                  Forgiver Motivation

                      I  want to share the sermon I preached last Sunday at my church. YouTube Link -     https://youtu.be/CeslSnNAKn0 Main Points from the me...