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.
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).
God has called us from where we are and has given us the promise of greatness. But en route to greatness, there are three things that he expects from us: 1) Sacrificial Living 2) To Get Out of Potiphar’s House 3) To Pursue His Knowledge
Jesus is risen. His resurrection is still as powerful
today as it was when it happened. The implications of his Resurrection. 1) His resurrection implies divinity. The fact that Jesus dies is not proof itself that Jesus is God but his resurrection validates who he claims to be. 2) Commission to proclaim good
news. 3) Surety of His Promises 4) His resurrection guarantees
our resurrection. 5) Assurance of salvation. FOUR ASPECTS OF SALVATION: Regeneration, Justification, Sanctification & Glorification.
The christians in Berea received the word of God with eagerness. They studied and obeyed the word completely even when it was not convenient. How often do you dwell on the word and personalize?
Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour. Let us not fix our eyes only on his benefits without acknowledging His Lordship over lives. The position that Jesus Christ occupy in our lives must be our focus than just focusing on His benefits. Yes He is your saviour but have you given Him His position as Lord in your life?. The implications of the Lordship of Jesus Christ:
(1) His Lordship implies His ownership. Jesus owns everything, He entrusted us with everything as stewards and we have to be accountable to Him.
(2) His Lordship implies supremacy in authority. In Jesus Christ all things holds together. We have to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ through: (a) Denying yourself. (b) Take up your cross. (c) Follow Him
(3) His Lordship implies the fullness of God. In Christ is found the fullness of God. Jesus Christ is God and because He is God: (a) He is able to fully reveal God to us. It takes God to reveal Himself,
(b) He is able to redeem us.
(c) He deserve to be worshipped.
What does the presence of the Lord do for us: 1. Gives us guidance through the Holy Spirit - the communicated knowledge is not enough, it is the revealed knowledge that holds substance 2. Gives us protection 3. Gives us power 4. Give us peace 5. Gives us victory - we do not fight for a place of victory but from a place of victory!
There must be effort before growth. Our problem is that we confuse effort issues and miracle issues. We want to skip the effort and pray for the miracle. Growth fails when we fail to put effort. Growth Ingredients: 1. Environment 2. The word 3. Prayer 4. Submission 5. Lengthening your stride
How will I bring Christ into this generation? It begins with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit - Divine power and enablement from the Holy Spirit.Only changed people will change the world - God restores us to our original intent to be agents of change. Our responsibility is to show the relevance of the cross and not make the cross relevant.Our problem is that we fail to identify where people are - Seek for opportunities to preach the gospel
Looking (KJV), Fixing (NIV) means: to consider attentively, to stare at, to attend to, to experience, to behold, to take notice. It means to look away from other things so that you can focus all your attention on one object. When we fix our eyes on Jesus, he fixes our impossible situations.