Role: Senior Pastor
Bishop Tshalo is a Leadership Coach, Advisor, Conference Speaker, Teacher, devoted husband and father.
He travels extensively across the world inspiring society with his message of courageous leadership, pursuit of excellence and repudiation of ineffectiveness.
He currently oversees the Gospel Ramah Family of Churches and is Founder and President of the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALAC), an organisation with the primary objective of training drivers from key sectors of life (arts & entertainment, business, education, family, government, media and religion) for improved and increased relevance in their communities and society.
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.
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.
If God did the unthinkable for us when we were undeserving, try to imagine what He can do for us now that we’re citizens with His people and members of His household. 1) Alienated from God - Worldliness (concerned with material values or ordinary life rather than a spiritual existence). 2) Made alive by God’s grace. Five gracious acts of God; Blessed (with all the benefits of knowing Him) John 8:31-32; 17:3, Chosen (for greatness) (1 Peter 2:9-10); Predestined for adoption (Hebrews 2:5-11), Redeemed (from the empty way of life handed down to us by the culture we’ve been brought up in). 1 Peter 1:17-19, Enlightened, John 9:25 .3. 3) Empowered by Grace. Three forces to live by; Faith, Hope and Love. 4) Given full access to the mystery of Christ. Through (because of) Christ, the Captain of our Salvation, we have access to God’s best. Because God can do far more than you think; venture more on his power and love, less on your plans and strategies. In order to flow in the supernatural we need to adjust: our picture of God, our understanding of the power of God over the church, and our appreciation of the love of God, in Christ, for the church
Our Christian Humanity is: anchored to Jesus Christ the
ultimate reality. Which gives
us markers that help locate our salvation. It is located in our shared salvation as well as our common humanity. Expressed by being God’s instrument
supernaturally capacitated to
reach our generation with His
love. Christianity as a way of life is counter-cultural in at least four
major areas: attitude, motives, priorities and values. Yet, our Sovereign Lord has entrusted us with the noblest mission to reach and win the world with His love. We have been made victorious: when we got born-again. When we decided to take the word seriously. The best and most fulfilling life is that of love and obedience. "When the cause is big enough the cost is irrelevant” - Dr. Ramesh Richard. And lastly when we chose to walk by faith rather than by sight. Faith in God gives us capacity to overcome the world.
Landmarks bring meaning and expression to our Christian Humanity. Landmarks should never be equated to boundaries. Boundaries can be moved for the glory to God. 1) We are God’s instruments in this present age. We must be usable instruments - be global citizens and thinkers that are able to move boundaries. For life to be renewed, God needs man for it to happen. 2) We must reach this World with the Word. The only seed that brings the life of God is the Word. It is when the Word comes into contact with the world the world changes. 3) We need to be supernaturally capacitated. In order for us to successfully study the culture and context of where we live.
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Our Christian humanity is Anchored in Jesus Christ because he is: The ultimate reality, The only God-Man
& The real source of inspiration. Our Christian humanity is Located in: Our shared Salvation & Our common humanity. Our Christian humanity must maintain critical landmarks in order to give it meaning and expression. Five markers of location: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone & Glory of God alone. Disturbances of location:
Agnosticism, Rationalism, Formalism & Humanism. Landmarks unlike boundaries should never be moved. Our Christian humanity must never turn these wonderful landmarks into boundaries.