A vibrant church growing, and influencing others towards Christlikeness.


Rev Srimal Marthenis

Below you can find a list of past sermons by Rev Srimal Marthenis. s

When God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Psalm 88


Main point: In times of loss and suffering, we can pour our deepest emotions before God.

  1. The Dark Night of the Soul


  1. The Accusations Against God


  1. Reflection and Response:

a. Our prayers should reflect an honest reality of life and faith.

b. We can find comfort in expressing our deepest emotions to God.

c. Prayer should continue even when God is silent.

d. Complaints express faith in God.

e. We pray because God, who experienced pain, empathise with our pain.



* What losses or suffering have you experienced or are currently going through? How does praying bring comfort in such times?

* In what ways does understanding Jesus coming as fully human to suffer for us and with us encourage us?


Finishing Well

1 Samuel 31  Main Point: We need to tutor our hearts to listen to God’s voice to finish well. A Tragic Death A. The Philistines defeated Israel and killed Saul’s sons (vv1-3) B. Saul takes his own life (vv4-6) C. Shame and Dishonour (vv9-10)     A Good Start does not Guarantee a Good Finish.… Continue Reading

Ordinary to Extraordinary

1 Samuel 9:1-17; 10:1   Main Point: God uses the ordinary affairs of life to bring forth His extraordinary purpose in our lives. God uses the ordinary for extraordinary purposes. Saul – good looking but with an unimpressive background A mundane job God may use obstructions and delays to direct us to His will. God… Continue Reading

Hannah’s Song

1 Samuel 2:1-10 Main point: God cares and is in sovereign control of our lives. 1. Who is God? a. God is my Dignity, Strength and Salvation (v1) b. God is my Rock (v2b) c. God is a Life giver (v6) d. God can turn my life around (vv5;7-8a) e. God is my Creator and… Continue Reading

God’s Design for Singlehood (1 Corinthians 7:6-9; 32-40)

Main Point: Singlehood is God’s gift and a season to be devoted to Christ and serve Him. Introduction: The different groups and causes of singlehood. The Biblical Understanding of Singlehood Singlehood is a gift from God (1 Cor 7:6-8) The advantages of singlehood (1 Cor 7:32-35) Free from anxieties of married lives Undivided devotion to… Continue Reading

God’s Design for Marriage (Genesis 2:18-25)

Main point: God’s design for marriage is for a man and woman who commits to a covenantal relationship. God’s Design for Marriage It is “not good” for man to be alone (v18a) A helper fit for the man (18b; 20b) A covenantal response (v23) Leaving, cleaving and becoming “One flesh” (V24) Marriage is a Covenant… Continue Reading

Stand Strong with God’s Armour (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Main Point: We can stand strong in God’s power against the devil’s schemes by putting on the armour of God. Introduction Knowing the enemy The enemy is unseen and formidable The enemy’s schemes God has enabled us to stand strong God has given us power over the enemy Put on the full armour of God Pray… Continue Reading

Walk In a Manner Worthy of the Calling (Ephesians 4:1-13)

Main Point: we build the unity and maturity of the church when we put on Christlike attitudes and serve with our gifts. Introduction * The gospel should transform our attitudes, lifestyle and behaviour. The Attitude of the Walk (vvl-6): with all humility and gentleness with patience, bearing in love Serving with our Spiritual Gifts (vv7-13) all… Continue Reading

Chosen By God To Be Blessed (Ephesians 1:1-6)

Main Point: God chose, predestined, and adopted us to be His children to bless us. God Chose Us before Creation God Predestined Us to Be Adopted as His Children Predestination Adoption The benefits of being adopted by God Our Response to God Praise Him! Reach the Pre-Believer Holiness and love one another Reflection: What aspects of… Continue Reading

God of Hope (Romans 15:12-13)

Main Point: God gives hope and fills us with joy and peace as we trust Jesus. Believe in God who Gives Hope: Hope of Eternal Life (John 3:16) Hope in Christ Return (1 Thessalonian 4:13-18) Hope in the New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-4) Hope is Found in Jesus Christ Implications of Hope Strength… Continue Reading