Tuesday 1, December 2015
Bible Passage: Psalm 12
Memory Verse: “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise, ''says the Lord; I will set him in the safety for which he yearns''' Psalm 12:5
Welcome to the month of December; the month that marks the end of a year and heralds in a new one. So as we prepare for the festivities and transit into the new year, the Lord brought to us this month a message of hope and assurance. The year 2015 has indeed been a very eventful one for us, individually and collectively. Individually, many of us faced challenges too numerous to recount. Corporately, many nations experienced both good and bad times. Economically, the world witnessed a downturn and scarcity of funds was the order of the day.
Articles in Category: 2015 Messages
Tuesday 1, December 2015
Sunday 1, November 2015
Bible Passage(s): Jeremiah 18: 1 - 10
Memory Verse: “Then the word of the Lord came to me: "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the Lord. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.'' Jer 18:5-6 NIV
Jesus Christ makes the most difference in our lives! Just like water makes the difference as an item without which human life can exist, so is Jesus Christ, the source of salvation and life.
Thursday 1, October 2015
Bible Passage(s): 1 Peter 2: 18 - 25
Memory Verse: “ For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,* leaving us* an example, that you should follow His steps'' 1 Peter 2:21
Following in the steps of Christ means yielding yourself as His disciple; walking in the way He walked. A disciple of Christ is one who lives out his life in accordance with the understanding of what it means to be a follower of Christ. He is one who has given his life to Jesus Christ and thereby make deliberate effort to imitate Him and do what He does.
Jesus Christ at the end of His life, in Matthew 28 verses 19 - 20, charged His disciples: ''Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:'' Therefore, as disciples of Christ, we have the mandate/commission to go into the world and make disciples of both men and women
Tuesday 1, September 2015
Bible Passage(s): Psalm 103: 1-10
Memory Verse: “Praise the LORD, O my soul all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not all his benefits —'' Ps 103:1-2 NIV
This is a Psalm of praise, written by King David to demonstrate and acknowledge the wisdom of God and praise Him for His many benefits, ongoing mercy, His transcendent glory and gentle care, which He has bestowed upon him. The psalmist therefore enjoined us to bless the Lord with all our soul and all that is within us. That is every fiber of our being.
Indeed we have many things for which to praise and bless the Lord. Though our situation, sometimes may appear bleak and we do not feel like praising Him, David still enjoins us to praise Him all the same. ....
Bible Passage(s): Habakkuk 3:17 - 19
Memory Verse: “Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy ''. Psalm 59:17
As we pass through the days and the months of year 2015 and gradually move towards the end of it, the Lord wants to bring us a message of hope and reassurance this month of August. The year, thus far has been quite eventful for our nation Nigeria and indeed for us individually and collectively.
Wednesday 1, July 2015
Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 58: 12 -14
Memory Verse: “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places; thou shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in''. Isa 58:12
This month, I feel that the Lord is calling us once again to address the issue of Restoration. Restoration comes in various and diverse dimensions; in the physical as well as the spiritual realm.
Posted: Thursday 4, June 2015
These are excerpts from my welcome address at the 3rd Grace Foundation Day Lecture on the topic; Employing the Unemployable in Nigeria - Evaluation of Public Actions and Emerging Lessons delivered by the Professor Foluso Okunmadewa, Lead Specialist - Social Protection, World Bank at Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan on 15th May 2015. I wish to share it with you my readers as my Message of Grace for this month.
“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Isaiah, Chapter 58, verse 12:
Friday 1, May 2015
Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 58: 12 -14
Memory Verse: “Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In''. Isa 58:12
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Grace Leadership Foundation. The text and memory verse for this message is foundation upon which the vision of Grace Leadership Foundation is laid.
Tuesday 1, April 2015
Bible Passage(s): Ephesians 2: 1 - 13
Memory Verse: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.'' Eph 2:8-9
As we enter the month of April today, we enter into the season of Easter. Easter is of great significance to Christians, in that, it symbolizes the authenticity of our faith. As Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:14 and 17 ‘… if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty’; and ‘…. if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile;’
Sunday 1, March 2015
Bible Passage(s): Jude
Memory Verse: "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.'' Jude 3
Our world and indeed our nations are in crisis and also the church of God. We do not need any prophet to tell us that indeed the end time is upon us. What then are we to do as children of God?
Sunday 1, February 2015
This month, February 2015 is a very important month in the history of our beloved nation, Nigeria. This is because, as from 14 February, we will be electing a new set of leaders who will rule the nation for another four years. The electioneering campaigns have been very acrimonious and run with bad language in a show of desperation. Nigerians have been divided along ethnic and religious lines, all for the sake of winning the election!
Thursday 1, January 2015
Bible Passage(s): Psalm 43: 1 - 17
Memory Verse: “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD” Psalm 40:3
The year 2015 has a great significance for my nation Nigeria, coupled with the fact that it is an election year in the country. This is not just another election, but one that may redefine the political landscape of Nigeria and have a lasting impact on the nation. There is also this prediction by an American diplomat, that the year 2015 may bring to an end the nation called Nigeria!
A review of the defunct year 2014, will reveal a lot of heartaches and turmoil all over our world and some of our nations. We had the Boko Haram menace in Nigeria, which continues unabated and our government has not been able to bring it to an end.