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.
Relationship between God and man is characterized by Gods visitation. God visits man because we are his creation. When God visits man, man has to acknowledge his presence. As Gods creation we have a responsibility to create an atmosphere for God to stay and speak. To create the atmosphere: creation has to worship the creator, God, be prayerful, be generous and through service. Once we have a meaningful relationship with God our responsibility is to preach the Gospel.
To be God's business partner you need to care about what is important to God, his people. God is in a business of souls and his profit is eternal life. Why partner with God? When you save a soul, you become God's business partner. 1) Souls are valuable and they matter to God (Mark 8:36-37). 2) Every soul longs for God. 3) Because every soul that sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:4) and 4) Because a highest price was paid for its redemption (1 Peter 1:18-19).
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
When you journey with God there must come a moment in time when you decide who you will revere and serve. Choices make a tremendous difference in the course of life. 1)Start seeing what is important to God. a) His Church, b) His Leaders and c) His People. 2) Seeing God in 3D. a) Locate God in history. God's great acts of Grace - His calling,His deliverance, His leadership, His battles and His blessings. b) God in the present and c) God in the future. 3) Serving God. a) Matter of personal choice, b) Requires forsaking other Gods, c) Takes courage of conviction, d) Principle of blessing, e) A result of gratitude, f) A function of wisdom and g) Mark of humility.
Conflict result in devastating effects hence the need to pursue peace at all cost. Peace is a state of maturity and harmony intra/inter- which stems from a restored relationship with God that gives rise to the blessing of prosperity. Why pursue peace? i) Peace builds a Strong and stable next generation of citizens. ii) Creates Room for God to justify and restore. iii) Establishes a Strong Christian testimony pleasing to God. iv) Allows you to live under an Open heaven, and v) Brings Restoration of order and prosperity. What causes conflict? i) Perception, ii) Prejudice, iii) Misunderstanding, iv) Selfishness, v) Unfaithfulness, vi) Poor communication, and many more. Peace is never the absence of challenges but always the presence of God. Therefore we need to engage in a course of action for peace - Prudence. i) Take all necessary Precautions, ii) Seek an Explanation and iii) through Persuasion.
Knowing God better is the secret for a successful living. 1) God is the most powerful and gracious giver. He gives his people: a) Land - he makes the impossible possible for his people (Exodus 3:7-8; Numbers 13:31-33). Ownership was never a function of birth but a result of covenant. b) Rest - he enables his people to develop from a place of rest (Psalms 127:1-2). c) Victory - he fights his people’s battles (Exodus 14:13-14). The biblical notion of victory is tied to success because of God’s involvement. 2) God is the ultimate promise-keeper. Because of a) His nature (immutable, truthful, etc.), b) His love for his people, c) His Son’s work and d) His sovereignty. 3) God demands reciprocity. Real lasting prosperity and happiness depend on us being faithful to our God (Joshua 22:5-6). a) Love and obey Him unreservedly, b) Live in an honourable manner, c) Devote your life to Him and d) Dedicate your life to His service.
In the Church there's a culture and power to change your story. The church is there to give you a message and not to massage you.
The church can connect you to the most powerful man, Jesus Christ. The church can give you a lasting and real solution. Therefore your responsibility is to believe in the most high God no matter what, change your language so that it will take you to your destiny.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
You can expand your sphere of dominion if you can only develop a great mentality (being willing both to work and wage war). How to take charge of what is yours - 1) Crank up your efforts to get things done instead of making empty claims. Real greatness has nothing to do with your claims (Genesis 26:12-14; 1 Samuel 17:4-11). 2) Cease complaining, being slothful as well as coward. Some signs of small mentality: a) Being crippled because of some rich and powerful relations, b) Being indolent, c) Being proud or arrogant, and d) Magnifying every difficulty and danger. 3) Cultivate a Great Mentality. A great mentality leads to great gains. a) Assess your real assets, b) Improve what you already have, c) Courageously take some calculated risks, d) Be brave enough to tackle any obstacle, and e) Be diligent in the pursuit of your God given vision.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Prosperity and success come to those who have developed a daring spirit. Why press on; 1) The three-fold divine blessings, which are the basis of our confidence to press on. a) The blessing of his promises, b) The blessing of his presence and c) The blessing of his power. 2) The six hindrances to possessing it all - the mind-set is the biggest challenge. a) Satisfaction with the little we already possess, b)Tendency to relax one’s efforts, c) Procrastination, d) Failing faith, e) Failing strength (mental or emotional fatigue) and f) Fear. 3) The importance of a local church. a) Fellowship, b) Discipleship, c) Mission d) Service and e) Worship.
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Contending for what we have of value with all that we have is one of the first rules of life. Our Christian Faith is so valuable that it’s worth protecting and fighting for. Christian Faith (a worldview) is the body of what we hold to be true; which affect the way we interpret and interact with our world. Our Christian Faith is what gives impetus to our Salvation Experience. 1) Contend for THE FAITH - protect and preserve the essential truths of the gospel is our paramount responsibility as Christians. 2) Confronted with a dangerous situation. The destructive influence of unsuspected ungodly characters in our midst. The danger of coming short of God’s best for us. Unbelief and empty religion; pursuit of selfish interests motivated by greed and; Desire for power and disregard of God’s appointed order of things, leading to rebellion. 3) Combat strategically. Remember the Word. Keep praying in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. 4) Confident in the keeping power of God.