Sun, Sep 23, 2018
God’s blessing on your assignment will not make the work easy to do. But you ought to arm yourself with faith and perseverance to complete your God-given assignment. 1) Be diligent to get back to the Book. The real purpose of the Church in the City is Cultural Reform of Our Communities. The Church of Christ is meant to come up with solutions to complex issues of life that society is faced with. a) Guidance and b) Grounding. 2) Be diligent to restructure and work according to the Template. The power of the Church in the City lies in her capacity to operate God’s way. 3) Be diligent to celebrate your Christian Heritage. The glory of the Church in the City is fully reflected when she embraces her difference. The Church is required to adapt her methods but not to adopt the current culture of our communities. #TaketheRisktoTryAgain
As long as you live there is hope. Jesus is our only hope. The woman had a blood condition for 12 years and thus she had limitation. The woman's limitations: 1) Physically she was weak but she pushed to meet the miracle worker, Jesus. 2) Law of Moses - she was isolated from the community. She knew that Jesus who was far away was her miracle worker. She broke all the laws and barriers set all around her. 3) Crowd all around her. 4) Jesus did not have an agenda with her but the woman had an agenda with Him. The woman touched his garments, she wanted to connect with Jesus. She was not after a miracle but connecting her life with Jesus. The woman also had assets: 1) The vision of getting better. Your sickness is a tool for God to be glorified. If you did not die yesterday your shall live to see the mighty works of Jesus. 2) Jesus passed by her area. 3) She knew how to speak in herself. She repeatedly encouraged herself and spoke positively. Speak the appropriate language for your healing. As she touched the garment of Jesus, her life completely changed.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
It is easy to allow a delay beyond your control to become a delay of your own choosing. As you trust God and persevere in doing what He has called you to do, He Himself will provide all that you need to succeed. Four facts about God's work. God's work requires: 1) Honouring God's Cause. Doing Gods work is first and foremost a Matter of Attitude rather than aptitude. 2) Believing God's Word. God's word provides the necessary Direction and Encouragement to do God's work. 3) Relying on God's Help. Prayer is the surest expression of our dependency on God. 4) Trusting in God's Providence. Your promotion and difficulty always go together but you need to trust in God. #TakeTheRiskToTryAgain
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Nothing of eternal value that is attempted for God will go unchallenged and rarely the enemy will leave any tactic unexplored in order to disrupt the work. But God’s people in every age have faced these problems and with His help overcame them. Four common tactics that cause setbacks and standstills: 1) Deceit - retarded efforts and compromised faith. 2) Discouragement and Fear - de-motivation and inaction. 3) Disorder - misunderstanding, division and lack of productivity. 4) Discredit - character assassination. The enemy did not succeed. He just delayed the work, he did not defeat it. Hence you can take the risk to try again.
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
One of the paradoxes of life is; if you want to overcome life’s challenges Don't Focus On Them”. Because humans have Very Little Control over many things. a) Too much to handle. b) So many needs yet so little supply. c) Very desperate situations. d) Too late to do anything and e) There seems to be no way out. However, humans have A Saviour who has control over everything. Our Saviour is: Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. Humans have the duty to Seek, Trust, and Worship him.
As you serve God there is no situation you can ever get into that God can't get you out of. No circumstance in your life can erode God's enduring presence in your life. God shelters you from above for your protection and beneath for your stability for sinking is a constant fear. He puts His everlasting arm beneath you. Life may become unstable but God remains the same. Believe first, exercise faith, and let understanding follow later.
What you make of Jesus Christ will have a tremendous bearing on how you view life and experience it. 1) What you are fundamentally searching for: a) Meaning - what makes sense in this life? Until you establish who Jesus is to you, life will be meaningless. What you make of Jesus determines what you experience in life. b) Fulfillment - feeling full and satisfied. 2) What life is trying to teach you on a daily basis: a) No human being is capable to truly satisfy your deepest needs. b) There is a hole in your soul that only God can fill. 3) What Jesus Christ claims about Himself: Yahweh (I am what I am). Revealer of God's love (works) and God's truths (words). Jesus Christ claims because He is God, He alone can satisfy your seven deepest longings: i) True fulfillment ii) True wisdom for living iii) True freedom iv) True wellness v) True Restoration vi) True sense of direction and v) True fruitfulness. What should your response to Jesus claims be: Believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and God, worthy of devoted worship and service, so that you will enjoy eternal life.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Seemingly insignificant things, such as connecting people to their God, have a far reaching impact in the big scheme of things. Seven truths about Kingdom-Connectors: a) They are uncommon destiny helpers.
b) They link God’s people to God’s causes. c) They all
discovered something valuable worth sharing with others. d) They bridge the gap between who people are and who they were designed to be. e) They are ordinary, humble, encouraging people who are happy to connect others to what they’re looking for. f) They link people to their future. g) They understand the need of others and they know where the answer is. Kingdom-Connectors do everything for the glory of God.
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.