Sermon on 28th February 2016 in I.C.A CHURCH
Psalm Reading : 66th: full.
Reading verse : Isaiah : 66
Preaching Verse: Isaiah: 66 : 2 by Apt.C.Chelladurai
"These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
and who tremble at my word."
God has created us.The intention to create human beings are clearly written in the bible.When Lord created Adam, earth was empty and dark. Then he created Eve to accompany him. Satan harassed them. Everyone would have suffered problems in their life. We are suffering due to problems, sickness, etc. We should think the reason for our problems, sickness, etc.
Ruth: 1: 21
I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted
[e] me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.
Naomi means happiness. Her two sons were named Mahlon and Kilion. Her husband’s name was Elimalech. We should never say that we have suffered.
Naomi says that she went filled but she came back empty. Jacob says that my Lord is a great God. In this verse Naomi says that she had suffered many problems and no to call her as Naomi as Naomi means happiness. When the lords ruled Bethlehem, a famine took place. Bethlehem was said as the house of bread. Then they left Bethlehem and shifted to Moab which was the place of crime. They lived in Moab for 10 years. Then Elimalech died. We should not leave the place where the Lord has kept us. Do not go far away from the Lord. Then her two sons were married to Ruth and Orpah. Then her both sons died. She and her sons’ wives cried with tears. Naomi said to her sons’ wives that she was returning back to her own village. Then Orpah went to her father’s house. But Ruth was with Naomi till the end. Who is the reason for all that has happened? Naomi. The three who died would have gone to heaven but it was difficult for Naomi to go to heaven. Inspite of all these Lord also showed sympathy to Naomi. We should kneel in front of the Lord in any situation.
"Pardon me, my lord," Gideon replied, "but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."
We learn about Simson in the Bible. He was a very strong man, but h went in his own way. Simson married a Philistine girl. His strength was in his hair .Lord had given strength to him, but he misused it. If you will go in your earthly life you will face death. We should be the children of God. Simson prayed and the Lord heard his prayer. Some people do wrong things but they say that the Lord is with them. Be careful with your freedom. The Lord who called us will never leave us. Take a decision in the Lord that forgive all my sins as Simson did. What is the intention of your creation?