Articles in Category: Messages

OPEN-ENDED-GRACE - UNENDING OPPORTUNITIES!

on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Friday 1, August 2014

Bible Passage: Luke 15: 11 - 24
Memory Verse: \"These things says He who is holy, He who is true, \"He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens\": \"I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.'' Revelation 3: 7 - 8.

A few days ago, I was in discussions at the breakfast table with my family and the issue of lost opportunities came up. Then the Lord put in my mind that God is a God of unending opportunities.

In Times Like This

Written by Bola Olowe on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Tuesday 1, July 2014

Bible Passage: Esther 4: 1-17
Memory Verse: \"Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?\" Esther 4; 13-14 NIV

The Times In Which We Live

Written by Bola Olowe on Sunday, 01 June 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Sunday 1, June 2014

These are excerpts from my welcome address at the 2nd Grace Foundation Day Lecture on the topic; Child Trafficking: Creating a Hopeless Future for the Future Leaders delivered by the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose at Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan on 16th May 2014. I wish to share it with you my readers as my message to you this month.

The Grace Of God

Written by Bola Olowe on Thursday, 01 May 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Thursday 1, May 2014

Bible Passage: 2 Kings 12: 1-15

Memory Verse: ''Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.'' Psalm 51: 1 - 2 NKJV

The Grace of God continues to baffle me. Each time I ponder on it, I cannot totally grasp its full depth and ramifications. The story in the Bible passage for this month is very apt to discuss the grace phenomenon. The story was told by Prophet Nathan to David as a metaphor to underline David's sin and cause him to, with his own mouth, pass judgement upon himself. Earlier on in Chapter 11, David committed the grievous sin of adultery and premeditated murder. 

Knowing Him and the Power of His Resurrection

Written by Bola Olowe on Tuesday, 01 April 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Tuesday 1, April 2014 

Bible Passage: Philippians 3: 7 - 11 

Memory Verse: ''that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.'' Phil 3:10-11 NKJV 

This is the month of Easter; the month we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I daresay this is the month of faith reaffirmed; when we reconfirm that our faith in Christ not in vain. As Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians Chapter 15 verses 13-14 ''..... if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty''. So as we celebrate Easter,

THE DAYS ARE NEAR

Written by Bola Olowe on Saturday, 01 March 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Monday 1, March 2014 

Bible Passage: Ezekiel 12: 21 – 28 

Memory Verse: ''Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. For there will be no more false visions or flattering divination among the people of Israel. But I the LORD will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious house, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign LORD. NIV'' Ezekiel 12:23-25 

This is a season of God's visitation to mankind! He is visiting us both individually, collectively as a nation and the whole world in general. It is expected that this will be accompanied with signs and wonders. As such, in this season, we have to be sensitive to the spirit of the Lord and play our part. 

A GOOD AND A LARGE LAND

Written by Bola Olowe on Saturday, 01 February 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Saturday 1, February 2014 

Bible Passage(s): Exodus 3: 1 – 9 

Memory Verse: "And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows." Exodus 3:7 

As we enter into the year of Remembrance, we come this month to review our past and all that we might have gone through, or what we are experiencing right now. Some of us may feel like the children of Israel; that we are in a bondage of some sort, under certain taskmasters. Taskmasters come in different guises.

The Year Of Remembrance

Written by Bola Olowe on Wednesday, 01 January 2014. Posted in Messages, 2014 Messages

Wednesday 1, January 2014 

Bible Passage(s): Esther 6: 1 - 14, 7: 1- 10 

Memory Verse: “Remember me, O LORD, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh visit me with Your salvation, That I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory in Your inheritance.” Psalm 106: 4 - 5 

I welcome you to the year 2014. A brand new year! Whatever your experience(s) may be like last year, the Lord brought you safe into another year, intact and in good health. Give praises, honour and adoration be to His Holy name.  

 

Blessed Be Our God

on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. Posted in Messages, 2013 Messages

Sunday 1, December 2013
Bible Passage(s): Psalm 124

Memory Verse: '' Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.'' Ps 124:6-7

December is the month that marks the end the calendar year. As it takes us to the end of one year, it also leads us to the beginning of another one. It therefore refreshes us and gives us hope for a new beginning.

Going Down To Egypt?

Written by Bola Olowe on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. Posted in Messages, 2013 Messages

Friday 1, November 2013

Bible Passage(s): Jeremiah 43: 1 - 13
Memory Verse: '' O remnant of Judah, the LORD has told you, 'Do not go to Egypt.' Be sure of this: I warn you today that you made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the LORD your God and said, 'Pray to the LORD our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.'' Jeremiah 42:19-20

Going down to Egypt connotes different things to different people, particularly Israel and their progenitors - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In the days of Israel's forebears, Egypt was