Sun, Dec 24, 2017
The enemy’s attempt is to bring out the worst in us through the perils of deception but God’s act of love, new life in Christ, brings out the best in us.
The enemy deceives us in these ways:
c)Man’s fallen nature
However, God is all powerful and He rescues us and restores us by giving us
a) New perspective
b) New hope
c) New speech
d) New stewardship
e) New relationship
Verses: Matthew 24 v 24, James 1:16-18
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
The Christ of Christians is the only true Christ: 1. His Value - Jesus Christ is the only one who connects you to God 2. His Influence - Jesus Christ is humanity's only hope 3. His Supremacy - Jesus Christ is not divine, He is deity. Jesus Christ is life's centre of gravity - nothing will hold if you remove Christ. Now that you know the value of Christ, why would you let go of Christ?
Serious observation leads to serious conversation. The Christ of Christians is prominent because of his influence. Christ Jesus is humanity’s only hope as his name provides: i) Identification, ii) Description and iii) Distinction. Five distinctive characteristics that make him stand head and shoulders above the rest: i) Resourceful, ii) Insightful iii) Strongest Energizer iv) Life-giving or Life-sustaining and v) Effective bridge-builder. A glorified life is attainable if you adjust that your problem is not your humanity, but your fallenness.
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Simple observation lead to serious conversation. 1) We are living in perilous times. The real danger is: Deception, Distraction, Disaster, Desolation
and Destruction. The real emancipation from the false christs is reverence to the true Christ. 2) Our belief-system is a very big deal. Because belief affects behaviour at the deepest level of the soul, which in turn affects destiny. Believe right, you will live right. 3) The Christ of Christians is the only true Christ. The Christ of Christians is precious - the most valuable Messiah. His connection to the Father: i) Connects us to eternal life. ii) Connects us to power for living. iii) Connects us to each other. iv) Connects us to abundant life.
Because of this first important reason, you should watch-out for false christs, welcome and worship the Christ of Christians so that you can win in life.
Storms do not change God, he remains the same. It is his will that we thank him in all circumstances because he is able to turn things around. Spirit of gratitude leads to a peaceful and happy life. For every emotion (stress, anxiety etc.) is a result of a spirit. Spirit of gratitude is associated with faith, faith can not co-exist with fear but when its lacking fear takes over. Faith goes hand-in-hand with obedience. When we make God bigger every trouble becomes smaller. Once we cultivate a spirit of gratefulness, outcomes: 1) Victory, 2) Blessings and favor, 3) Peace of God and contentment, 4) Honour before God and people, 5) Activates the spirit of gratitude.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Crises are more often opportunities in disguise. With God on your side, many seemingly impossible challenges can be turned around. Times of intense difficulties or danger, tend to trigger the most defeating emotions; confusion, desperation, fear, guilt, anger, etc. With Yahweh on your side, how do you deal with a crisis: 1) Decide to always adopt the correct attitude regardless of the situation you find yourself in. 2) Discipline yourself to turn first and foremost to Him for help. 3) Define clearly the matter you’re dealing with. 4) Decide to resist the temptation to play “the blame-game". 5) Determine to wait for the Lord (expect Him to do something amazing) regardless.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Pioneers are people who do things that
make a difference, they become the first to venture
into unchartered territories. Two types of people: Pioneer and Settlers. Pioneers are radical people, enjoy taking risks. They thrive on excitement and adventure, and place their energy on ceasing new things. Pioneers always ask WHY NOT? While Settlers are conservative, satisfied with the way things are. Thrive in security and stability, and focus on preserving the past. A spirit of a pioneer is a mindset, way of thinking and attitude that is God engineered. What is it that pioneers must do? 1) Become pregnant of God vision of possibilities 2) Commit their plan to God and totally rely on him 3) Assess correctly 4) Take God led and God inspired risks. When you encounter God he sparks the pioneering spirit in you. Pioneers challenge the status quo.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Since the dawn of human civilization
man has grappled with the serious
issues of identity, meaning, and fulfilment. Yet these can only be attained
if one seeks diligently after God;
reaching out for Him and
opening up to Him through Christ Jesus. Three types of people: Fools - morally defiance; Simple - intellectually and emotionally defiance; Wise -
effort and conduct in alignment with the will of God. People seek the Lord for
six different reasons: 1) To attack Him 2) To satisfy their curiosity 3) To despise Him 4) To challenge Him 5) To satisfy their selfish needs 6) To know, glorify, and worship Him. People who seek after Him
for the right reason make Him the object of their effort and demonstrate it by their conduct toward Him.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
When faced with difficult circumstances many people turn to "what‟ and "how‟; but wise people turn to "the right who". Nature of difficult circumstances: 1) Common, 2) Unpredictable and 3) Overwhelming. Causes of difficult circumstances: 1) Own doing 2) Devil induced and 3) God‟s doing. Hence you need direct wisely your efforts. Who do you turn to? 1) Self, 2) Others, 3) Demons and 4)
JESUS. You need to direct your efforts to the MASTER because he is Lord.
Sun, Oct 08, 2017
“Who is Jesus? Who is He to me?” This all important double question has a far-reaching impact on the quality of life. Your response to this all important question will place you on one of the following stations on this life’s continuum; antagonist, indifferent, curious, follower, disciple, or worshiper. Five Facts about this Amazing man called Jesus:
1. He has managed to notice and to touch humanity like no other.
2. He has the greatest attitude ever towards life’s challenges.
3. He will always have your best interest at heart.
4. He had the most good and godly man ever to walk on earth (Hebrews 5:7-9). He is up, close and personal. He connects with our hearts.