Sun, Aug 12, 2018
If you really care, with God’s help, you can make amazing things happen for the Kingdom. 1) Purposes of God - What is God up to? a) Redeem the land (worship). b) Revive his people (reform). c) Restore his people’s dignity and security (reconstruction). 2) Power of perception - What do you see?Three major crises: a) religious disconnect. b) cultural identity. c) economic hardship. 3) Player on God’s team - what are you going to do about it? Since history is moving towards its culmination: a) Be willing to play your part. Understands that you’re part of something bigger. b) Be prepared to move away from the comfort and security of this world for something bigger and better. c) Be prepared to get involved with ‘God-size’ assignments.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Seemingly impossible things,
even a resurrection from death to life, are possible when God is involved. Six reasons why the future is bright: 1) God is with
Us (Num 23:21). 2) God is unfazed by the size of human challenges. 3) God is not a Son of Man (2 Chro 20:12). A limited servant of God whose mission can only succeed through His power. 4) God’s Word in our mouths is very potent (Isai 55:10-11). There’s an innate power of the divine Word to fulfil its purpose. 5) God moves in
response to prayer (Acts 9:11). 6) God’s glory is at stake. a) Our lives, b) Our contribution, c) Our covenant and d) His reputation.
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
You cannot live next to Jesus if you are an opportunist (doing things for your own interest). An opportunist does not serve God but work for themselves. For example, Elisha served Elijah whole heartedly; the prodigal son only wanted his inheritance. Prodigal ministries always end in misery. The only person an opportunist serves is self. A priest serves God. Many people focus on their destinies instead of serving God. Your destiny is Jesus, He is the purpose and goal.
You have authority to influence. You cannot follow Jesus if you have not broken away from worldly influence. True leadership is following the Master Jesus. Authority frees us from slavery. You cannot live in close relationship with God if you are a slave to the world.
In order to keep our faith relevant in this generation our claims must be matched by our conduct. Christianity is not talk but a walk, we must walk as Jesus did. Biggest barrier to soul winning - Prejudice: Cultural, Racial, National and Religious. The first liberating and empowering truth is that: 1) Jesus Christ is Lord of all. 2) Jesus Christ is a role model for us all because a) his mission was divine, b) his purpose was redemptive, c) his scope was universal and d) his involvement signaled the triumph of love. The purpose of the anointing is to empower people to function: a) Prophets declare, b) Priests provide and c) Kings supply.
A Christian walk must be anointed to be effective. Character will protect your anointing, but your anointing will not protect your character. If you are given before you are made, you will make a big mess of that which you are given (Isaiah 64:8). Character traits required to protect the legacy - 1) Faithfulness to the Lord. Faithfulness to God is our fortification; it prevents the enemy from robbing us. 2) Being legacy-minded - understanding the true value of the legacy. 3) Honouring the Lord more
than people. 4) A heart set on seeking God. We are first ministers to God before we are
ministers of God. God wants to mould us so that we may have the kind of character that will protect the legacy of our fathers.
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Christian walk is not a stroll in a park. A clash of powers of an epic proportion between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light is raging on over the souls of humans. The goal is to influence how people
Think, Believe, and Behave; ultimately who they Worship. Christian walk must be anointed to be effective. Why do we need the anointing, because 1) We are living in end-times when Satan is trying to influence human culture through seduction; using deception to distort people’s values, priorities, beliefs and behaviours. There are three faces to what we call world system: a) Pleasure, b) Possessions and c) Power.
2) We need to remain true to the tenets of our Christian faith in order to be able to change the course of many people’s future. 3) We have been given the privilege not only to stand for Christ (Truth) but also to save people at all cost.
A Mature Christian Walk is generally characterized by an ardent gratitude to God and a deep concern for His honour. 1) Gratitude to God. "Thoughtful people are grateful people". a) His faithfulness, b) His grace, c) His goodness and d) His mercy. 2) Concern for God’s honour. “Our perspective in life is affected by our perception of God.” a) Relationship - Elohim, Yahweh and Adonai, b) Revelation and c) Revival. “Revival is the awakening or quickening of God’s people to their true nature and purpose". This biblical maturity stems from a commitment to an important question; “What can I do for my God?” This kind of maturity calls for devotion to God, dedication to his will and work, disciplined lifestyle, as well as diligence.
In view of the much anticipated coming age, we should endeavour to make the best use of our time by serving God with dedication as well as saving as many souls as we possibly can regardless of our current circumstances. 1) In a little while: a) we shall close this chapter. b) we shall be reunited with our Lord Jesus Christ. c) we shall be rewarded. 2) In the meantime: a) Let us practice prayer. Prayer is both a means and an end because it is that confidence in and submission to God (John 2:1-3). b) Let us practice love. Love is the royal law without which all our activities become resounding gongs and clanging cymbals. 3) In this way: Our God will be praised in all things through Jesus Christ. Our God gets the glory when we’re prayerful and loving people.