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Godliness

on Thursday, 06 October 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage: 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Memory Verse;    "Now godliness with contentment is great gain."  1 Timothy 6:6

This month, I want to continue with excerpts from my book, Godliness with Contentment, Great Gain! We commence with the second chapter, which addressed the word Godliness. I wish a most rewarding and blessed experience.

The Oxford Dictionary defines godliness as “a state of being godly or being sincerely religious.” This means that a religious or pious man is a godly person. In essence a person who does all things in a ‘religious’ manner and allows only the tenets or teachings of his religion to control and sway his life can be considered as a godly man.

Godliness, Contentment, Gain

on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage: 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Memory Verse;    "Now godliness with contentment is great gain."  1 Timothy 6:6

This message is an extract from my book, ‘Godliness with Contentment, Great Gain’’. As we enter the last half of this year 2016, I feel this message is very apt for this season in our lives and in the world generally. Almost on a daily basis, we are inundated with the news, particularly in our country Nigeria, of billions of Naira being recovered or traced to some past political leaders. Apart from that, we see in man today great craze to acquire wealth.

Prayers for Nigeria

on Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage : Psalm 126

Memory Verse;    "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:"May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels." For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."  Ps 122:6-8 NIV

Nigeria is going through tumultuous times politically, economically and socially! There is, as it were, a war of attrition going on! Agitations for self determination is going on. We have the IPOB; who are fighting for the actualization of the Biafra. The Niger Delta Avengers, who are attacking the economic base of the nation and have virtually shut down the oil production facilities of the nation.

Abounding Grace

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage : 2 Corinthians 8: 1 - 15

Memory Verse;    "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.'' 2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV

Grace is an act of favour and goodwill that is freely given, not as a right. It can also be defined as God's mercy and favour towards mankind. At all levels, Grace comes from God. He is the sole author and giver of Grace and because He is gracious, He can also empower us to give Grace to others. So within the body of faith, we can enjoy grace directly from God and also from each other as God empowers us. Grace is therefore not only about receiving, we are also to give grace to each other, so that the Grace of God towards us can continue to abound.

Living by Faith

on Monday, 04 April 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage : Habakkuk 2: 1 - 4

Memory Verse;    "Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.'' Hab 2:4NKJV

True righteousness before God is limited to genuine faith in the Lord. A proud person relies on self or ego, power, position and accomplishments, whereas a righteous person relies on the Lord. The righteous person is just in his dealings with God and man. He is upright and strives to live a holy life, in spite of the contradictions that face him daily.

March Forward!

on Tuesday, 01 March 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Bible Passage(s): Exodus 14

Memory Verse:    "Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground." Exodus 14:15-16 NIV

Last month we read in this same passage that, as the children of Israel embarked on their journey from Egypt to the promised land, Pharaoh and the Egyptians, realising the implication of letting Israel go, decided to get them back by all means. So when the children of Israel saw the Egyptians approaching fast, pursuing after them, they panicked and cried out to the Lord, complaining against Moses, and querying the wisdom in bringing them out of slavery to 'die in the wilderness'.

Hold Your Peace

on Monday, 01 February 2016. Posted in Messages, 2016 Messages

Monday 1, February 2016

Hold Your Peace!

Bible Passage(s): Exodus 14

Memory Verse:    "And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." Exodus 14:13-14

The story of the children of Israel as they commenced their journey from Egypt to the promised land is very apt for this season and the second month of the year 2016. As the children of Israel left Egypt, it soon dawned on Pharaoh and the Egyptians the implication of letting them go! They asked themselves in verses 5 and 6: "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" Then they pursued them with 'six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them.' This in a bid to get them back into slavery in Egypt.

 

The Lord our Peace and Security

on Wednesday, 02 December 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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.

Jesus the Essence of Life

on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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.

Following the Steps of Christ

on Monday, 05 October 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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 the steps of ChristFollowing 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