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Anush A. John Podcast
Anush A. John
A collection of sermons preached at various places.
6 days ago
A Certain Hope
We are definitely living in an unprecedented season. Is it possible to have hope during these uncertain times? Photo by Faris Mohammed on Unsplash
Jun 21, 2020
Name Brand - A Sermon on Blessing
What is the real blessing that God gives us? *24 *“‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; *25 *the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; *26 *the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ *27 *“So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” (Numbers 6:24-27) Photo by Two Paddles Axe and Leatherwork on Unsplash
Apr 28, 2020
When God Broke
In this sermon, we will look at a well-known miracle of Jesus and learn how He is able to handle any insurmountable problem that we will face. *Matthew 14:13-21* Picture: Photo by Bruno Thethe on Unsplash
Jan 26, 2020
The Glory of Resistance - A Sermon on Temptation
In this sermon, we talk about Jesus' temptation in the wilderness by the devil after 40 days of fasting. We discuss the difference between temptation and testing. Key phrase: The Depth of temptation's promise is always shallower than the glory of resistance. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-glory-of-resistance
Nov 17, 2019
The Guaranteed Game – A Sermon on Assurance
Hebrews 10:19-25 19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a *sincere heart* and with the *full assurance that faith brings*, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a *guilty conscience* and having our *bodies washed with pure water*. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-guaranteed-game
Oct 13, 2019
The Vestigial Veil - A Sermon on Access
*Hebrews 4:14-16* 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-vestigial-veil Picture: Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Sep 22, 2019
The Supernatural Neglect
Hebrews 2:1-4 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-supernatural-neglect Picture: Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash
Jul 14, 2019
The Problem of Being
Leviticus 11-15 1. Difference from others 2. Fellowship with God 3. The Problem of Being https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-problem-of-being Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Jun 9, 2019
Scarred for Life – A Sermon on Doubt and Belief
*John 20:24-29 (NIV)* 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” https://www.anushjohn.com/post/scarred-for-life Photo by Olenka Kotyk on Unsplash
May 12, 2019
The One Question
A Sermon on the Role of the Holy Spirit A. In relation to the Devoted Worshippers B. In relation to the Distant Wanderers https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-one-question Photo by Ashish Thakur on Unsplash
Apr 7, 2019
The Fog has Gone – A Sermon on Prayer
1. Discipline 2. Persistence 3. Passion 4. Listening 5. Prayer Changes https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-fog-has-gone Photo by Anthony Aird on Unsplash
Apr 7, 2019
FC Anywhere – A Sermon on Oneness
*Phil 1:27-30* *27 *Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you *stand firm in the one Spirit*, striving *together as one for the faith of the gospel28 *without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/fc-anywhere Photo by Michael Lee on Unsplash
Apr 6, 2019
Willing Compliance – A Sermon on Obedience
Obedience is a hearing that takes place under the authority of the speaker, and that leads into willing compliance with the requests. - J.I. Packer 1. Recognition of Authority 2. Ability to hear His voice 3. Willing Compliance https://www.anushjohn.com/post/willing-compliance
Apr 6, 2019
Thorns and Thistles – A Sermon on Opposition in Christian Ministry
*Philippians 1:27 *Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, *striving* *together* as one for the faith of the gospel *28 *without being frightened in any way *by those who oppose you*. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. *29 *For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but *also to suffer for him*, *30 *since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/thorns-and-thistles Photo by Fazly Shah on Unsplash
Apr 5, 2019
How to Catch a Pomfret – A Sermon on Basic Biblical Interpretation
We discuss nine principles of biblical interpretation and a few practical steps to make bible reading productive! https://www.anushjohn.com/post/how-to-catch-a-pomfret Photo by Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash
1 hr 7 min
Apr 5, 2019
Dual Citizenship – A Sermon on Spiritual Conduct
If a person wants to live a morally pure life, on what principle or person can he/she base his morality on? https://www.anushjohn.com/post/dual-citizenship Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash
Mar 24, 2019
The Silence of the Lamb – A Sermon on Second Chances
Do people that are condemned deserve a second chance? On what basis? https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-silence-of-the-lamb Photo by Vaikrant Pandav on Unsplash
Feb 24, 2019
The Scourge in the Sign
The only exhibition of anger by Jesus has a much deeper significance. *John 2:13-22* https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-scourge-in-the-sign Photo by Jens Johnsson on Unsplash
Nov 25, 2018
The Last Second – A Sermon on Human Resurrection
Is there an afterlife? What happens to us when we die? Will we resurrect? *1 Corinthians 15:35* But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-last-second Photo by Albie Patacsil on Unsplash
Oct 28, 2018
The Remaining Time – A Sermon (Almost) on Marriage
Who/What is competing for our devotion? 1 Corinthians 7 https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-remaining-time Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Sep 30, 2018
Depth in the Heights – A Sermon on Wisdom
1 Corinthians 1:18 – 2:16 Wisdom in Scripture means choosing the best and noblest end at which to aim, along with the most appropriate and effective means to it. – J. I. Packer, Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs https://www.anushjohn.com/post/depth-in-the-heights Photo by Mihály Köles on Unsplash
Aug 6, 2018
Darkness Between the Doors – A Sermon on God’s Will
Sometimes we find that we absolutely cannot move forward or backward in our journey of life. We spend our lives waiting for God to help us, but there seems to be no answer as we wait in this dark place. Is there a purpose for this period? https://www.anushjohn.com/post/darkness-between-the-doors Photo by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash
Jul 15, 2018
Seven Lingering Days – A Sermon on Noah and the Flood
Evidence of the Flood being an actual event 1. Righteousness – in the face of wickedness. 2. Obedience – in the face of ridicule. 3. Preaching – in the face of failure. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/seven-lingering-days Photo by rachman reilli on Unsplash
May 13, 2018
A Slave’s Torment – A Sermon about Good and Evil
Romans 16:19 (NIV) Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/a-slave-s-torment Photo by Zulmaury Saavedra on Unsplash
Mar 11, 2018
The Shadow of Parting – A Sermon on the Eternal Love of God.
Is it possible to separate a relationship that God makes with humans? The Love of God toward human beings is unlike anything we have ever known. This sermon explores that Love of God. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-shadow-of-parting Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash
Feb 24, 2018
The Second Stomach – A Sermon on God’s Sovereignty and Human Will.
The Interface between the Sovereignty of God and the Will of Man. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-second-stomach Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash
Dec 10, 2017
Tranquility’s Trust – A Sermon on Inner Peace.
Experiencing the inner peace of God in any circumstance. Luke 1:79 To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (ESV) https://www.anushjohn.com/post/tranquility-s-trust Photo by Ben Klea on Unsplash
Aug 9, 2017
Mud Pies – A Sermon on Contentment.
The more we have the more ungrateful and greedy we seem to get. This sermon looks at the issue of being content. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/mud-pies Photo by Chris Yang on Unsplash
Aug 2, 2017
The Bias of First – A Sermon on Seeking God.
The Bias of First A Sermon on Seeking God Text: Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. What biases prevent us from fully seeking God? https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-bias-of-first Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash
Jun 25, 2017
Fire in the Silence – A Sermon on God’s Call and the Burning Bush.
Exodus 3:1-14 https://www.anushjohn.com/post/fire-in-the-silence Photo by Hjalte Gregersen on Unsplash
Apr 14, 2017
The Seamless Tunic – A Sermon on Guilt and Shame
A Sermon on Guilt and Shame and how and why we don't need to live in either. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-seamless-tunic Photo by Gage Walker on Unsplash
Mar 19, 2017
The Uncenter of Ambition – A Sermon on Leadership
Some of our prayers are spontaneous, some are (almost) sacrilegious, some are sophomoric, some are spiritual and some are systematic. What if you could ask God a well-thought-out request? What would that look like? This sermon examines the conniving requests of two-thirds of the inner circle of Jesus. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-uncenter-of-ambition Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash
Dec 24, 2016
The Return Gift – A Christmas Sermon.
What are the rules of gift-giving? How can I give the perfect gift? These questions will be tackled while looking at the greatest gift in history. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-return-gift Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash
Nov 13, 2016
A Leather Sign – A Sermon on the Choice of Adam and Eve.
A cursory observation of human life reveals that sin has pervaded it. It is a problem that a mere change in cuisine, healthcare, social status or presidency cannot fix. Human depravity had a definite origin. This sermon explores the details of that origin and consider the solution that has been offered. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/a-leather-sign Photo by Colton Sturgeon on Unsplash
Oct 16, 2016
The Fulcrum of Pain – A Sermon on Suffering
Contemporary news has been inundated with stories of people suffering – from natural calamities to religious persecution. This sermon examines the concept of Suffering and Pain from a Christian viewpoint. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-fulcrum-of-pain Photo by Camila Quintero Franco on Unsplash
Sep 4, 2016
Charcoal Confessions – A Sermon on Pursuing God.
God wants us to love Him more than we can imagine. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/charcoal-confessions Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash
Sep 4, 2016
The Chair – A Sermon on Prayer.
No one wants to waste time or energy. How can we pray so that our prayers are effective and not wasted? Subscribe to Podcasts: iTunes | Android | RSS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer 1.0 Components of prayer: 1.1 Adoration or Worship Psalm 100:4 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his […]
Sep 4, 2016
What is worship? How can one truly worship? How is it different than praise and prayer? These questions are answered in this session. Worship Definition: It is the activity of directly glorifying God in his presence with our deepest being. What happens in Worship? 1. Direct ______________ Isaiah 43:6–7 Bring My sons from afar And My daughters […]
Sep 3, 2016
Finding the Will of God
Every believer at some point yearns to please God by doing His will. However, is His Will able to be known? If it is, how is one expected to know it? Subscribe to Podcasts: iTunes | Android | RSS Email: email@example.com Finding the Will of God 1.0 What is God’s Will? 1.1 Will of Decree 1.2 Will of […]
Jul 10, 2016
The Bronze Favour – A Sermon on a Unique Human Interaction with God.
Humans sometimes have an interesting relationship with God, and it is not because God changes. On the contrary, due to human foibles, our relationship with God cycles through a common, historical, contemporary, recurring, ridiculous but avoidable pattern. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-bronze-favour Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash
Jan 25, 2015
Chocolate Cake – A Sermon on All things Working for Good.
Do all things really work together for good for everyone? Or, is it just for a certain few. And, what is “good”? Romans 8:28 This is the last sermon that I preached at Liberty Christian Fellowship in Liberty, Missouri. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/chocolate-cake Photo by Helena Nunes-Santana on Unsplash
Jan 8, 2015
The Missing Piece – A Sermon on Waiting for the Lord's Coming
The anticipation of future glories is one way to get through current difficulties. This sermon encourages that anticipation even if there are no current difficulties. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-missing-piece Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash
Jun 8, 2014
The Beggar – A Sermon on Evangelism
DT Niles once said that evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. In this sermon, we will explore some principles of evangelism. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-beggar Photo by Jonathan Kho on Unsplash
May 25, 2014
The Octagon – A Sermon on Law and Sin
Sometimes we are privileged to see a fight ringside; many times we may have to get into the Octagon and fight. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-octagon Photo by Ilnur Kalimullin on Unsplash
Mar 30, 2014
Will Sync – A Sermon on the Human Will.
Can the human will be the supreme authority? In this sermon we discuss how God provides tests to modify the will. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/will-sync Photo by David Larivière on Unsplash
Sep 15, 2013
In Spite of Love – A Sermon on Erotic Love
Love means many things to many people. In this sermon, we discuss the term love to four different groups. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/in-spite-of-love Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia on Unsplash
Aug 4, 2013
Two Classes – A Sermon on Zaccheus
We can divide human beings into a million classes and sub-classes based on various criteria. However, there can only be two classes in the end. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/two-classes Photo by Greg Jeanneau on Unsplash
May 19, 2013
Retirement Planning Part 2 – A Sermon on Investment
This talk is the second part of a 2-part sermon. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/retirement-planning Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
May 19, 2013
Retirement Planning Part 1 – A Sermon on Investment
How best can we invest our current resources so that we would get the most benefit in the future? We look at 7 areas that we can invest in. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/retirement-planning Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Mar 24, 2013
The Fashion of God – A Sermon on the Dual Natures of Jesus Christ.
A person’s name is unique to that person and over time becomes a reflection of the person itself. In those few syllables are encompassed the entire identity of that person – the past experiences, the present actions and future hopes. This sermon examines the personality behind the name of Jesus. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-fashion-of-god Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash
Feb 6, 2013
This Means War – A Sermon on Satan and Spiritual Warfare.
We are at war and our enemies are not those that are obvious. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/this-means-war Photo by Stijn Swinnen on Unsplash
Jan 27, 2013
The Neighbour – A Sermon on the Good Samaritan
In this age of “tolerance”, acceptance and benevolence, the question, “who is my neighbour?” was answered many years ago. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-neighbour Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash
Nov 4, 2012
Greatness – A Sermon on the Greatness of Jesus Christ
The greatness of a person is seen both in the nature and works of that person – who he is and what he does. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/greatness Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash
Jun 3, 2012
The Greatest Exhibition of Power – A Sermon on the Patience of God.
The virtue of patience is a desirable one. However, patience goes beyond a mere passivity into an active restraint. This sermon examines the patience (restraint) of God and thus indirectly His power. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-greatest-exhibition-of-power Photo by Tyler Milligan on Unsplash
Apr 1, 2012
Turn to Grace – A Sermon on the Prodigal Son.
If justice is what one expects and mercy is only a wish, then grace lies beyond the wildest imagination. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/turn-to-grace Photo by Ozark Drones on Unsplash
Dec 4, 2011
Pictures of Heaven – A Sermon on Heaven
The question of an afterlife, the question of heaven is an old question – one that young and old people ask. Many books have been written about it with claims of miraculous experiences. This sermon looks at five pictures that the Bible paints about heaven. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/pictures-of-heaven Photo by Anita Jankovic on Unsplash
Sep 4, 2011
Vulnerability – A Sermon on Human Vulnerability to Sin.
We are all vulnerable. Not everyone is vulnerable all the time, but all of us are vulnerable at some time. Here are seven situations when we can be vulnerable to sin. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/vulnerability Photo by KirstenMarie on Unsplash
Apr 17, 2011
The Day Jesus Really Cried – A Palm Sunday Sermon.
Jesus became fully human and therefore exhibited human emotions and characteristics. During His earthly stay, the Bible mentions His tears. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-day-jesus-really-cried Photo by Levi XU on Unsplash
Jan 6, 2011
The Third Degree – A Sermon on the Holiness of God.
Pure perfection is an attribute that frail human minds cannot even fathom. In this sermon we attempt to understand that essential attribute of God that uniquely sets Him apart from His creation. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-third-degree Photo by Guillermo Ferla on Unsplash
Oct 17, 2010
The Frugality of God – A Sermon on How God Doesn’t Waste Anything.
Frugality is commonly seen as a vice, but when appropriately managed, it can be a virtue. This sermon explores this extremely beneficial virtue that God displays. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-frugality-of-god Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash
Oct 10, 2010
Forgiveness – A Sermon on Forgiving.
Probably one of the hardest and unnatural things to do, especially in the face of unprovoked oppression, is forgiveness. https://www.anushjohn.com/post/forgiveness Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash
Jun 13, 2010
The Prayer of Jesus – A Sermon on Peter’s Denial of Christ.
Luke 22:31-34 31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” 33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” https://www.anushjohn.com/post/the-prayer-of-jesus