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on Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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:

Grace Personified!

on Friday, 01 May 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

Friday 1, May 2015

Grace Personified!

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.


The Grace of Salvation

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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;’

Contending for the Faith

on Wednesday, 04 March 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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?

God Give Us Men!

on Sunday, 01 February 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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!

A New Song!

on Thursday, 01 January 2015. Posted in Messages, 2015 Messages

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.



on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Monday 1, December 2014

Bible Passage: Psalm 100

Memory Verse:   "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp." Psalm 92:1-3 NIV

Every time we approach the end of a year, we always have the tendency to look back and appraise our lives and consider how far we have come. Many times we focus on the negative; what we have not achieved; the mountains we could not climb; our failures, inadequacies and shortcomings. In the process, we forget to recount those things that the Lord did for us, the many dangers and perils from which He delivered us. The numerous journey mercies, the near misses! Some went through difficult periods and great challenges. What about breakthroughs, elevations and promotions, healings (of ourselves and our families)?


on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Saturday 1, November 2014

Memory Verse:         


" I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." Luke 15:7 NKJV.

In the book of Luke chapter 15, Jesus Christ gave three parables to explain why He was associating with some groups of people who were despised in the society of those times. In particular, the Scribes and Pharisees, found it offensive for Jesus to be associating with tax collectors, who were condemned as sinners because of the nature of their work. The particular story in verses 1 to 7, speaks of His response; concerning the lost sheep for which the shepherd had to leave the other sheep to find. And having found it, the shepherd threw a party, rejoicing, saying: rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' (Luke 15:6) The moral of this story, as concluded by Jesus Christ is that, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.


on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Wednesday 1, October 2014

Bible Passage: 3 John 1 - 4
Memory Verse: \"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. \" 3 John 2-3

According to Macmillan English Dictionary, to prosper means 'to be successful, especially by making a lot of money, or to grow and do well'. In essence, when you are very rich and successful, you are deemed to be prosperous.


on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Monday 1, September 2014

Bible Passage: Mark 12: 28 - 31
Memory Verse: \"The most important one,\" answered Jesus, \"is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.\" Mark 12:29-31

The above scripture is the response of Jesus to a question by one of the teachers of the law, concerning which one out of the ten commandments is the greatest. This is a twofold summary of the entire Ten Commandment, centering on love; love of God and love of our neighbors. The first commandment given by Jesus in this scripture summarizes the first four of the Ten Commandments, whilst the second is the essence of the remaining six, which relates to the treatment of other people.


on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Friday 1, August 2014

Bible Passage: Luke 15: 11 - 24
Memory Verse: \"These things says He who is holy, He who is true, \"He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens\": \"I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.'' Revelation 3: 7 - 8.

A few days ago, I was in discussions at the breakfast table with my family and the issue of lost opportunities came up. Then the Lord put in my mind that God is a God of unending opportunities.

In Times Like This

Written by Bola Olowe on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Tuesday 1, July 2014

Bible Passage: Esther 4: 1-17
Memory Verse: \"Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?\" Esther 4; 13-14 NIV