Bible Passage(s): Joel 2:12 - 17
Memory Verse: Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. – Joel 2: 12-13
The year of Repentance and Forgiveness is now in the second month; the month of February. In the past few days, I have been pondering over the affairs of our nation, particularly in the light of some recent encounters and happenings in the country.
As I do this, the subject of the need for repentance continues to come strongly to me, more than ever before.
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Bible Passage(s): Joel 2:12 - 17
Tuesday 1, January 2013
Bible Passage(s): II Chronicles 7: 12 - 18
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
Welcome to the New Year! The year 2013 has come and the Lord has preserved us alive to witness another year in the land of the living. All glory, honor and majesty are to our wonderful Father.
Saturday 1, December 2012
Bible Passage(s): Psalm 112:1-10
Memory Verse: “A good man showeth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.” Psalm 112:5-6
When money was discovered many years ago, a more robust and reliable medium of exchange for goods and services was found. Thereafter each nation of the world began to devise its own currency as an article of exchange that is reliable and widely acceptable.
Thursday November 1, 2012
Bible Passage(s): Ephesians 4: 1-10
Memory Verse: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
‘Sufficient’ implies adequate; as much as is needed for the time and purpose.
Monday 1, October 2012
Bible Passage(s): 2 Chronicles 7: 12 - 18
Memory Verse: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Today we mark another milestone in the history of our nation, Nigeria. Nigeria got independence from British colonial rule precisely, 52 years ago on the 1st of October 1960.
Saturday 1, September 2012
Bible Passage(s): Matthew 25: 14 – 30
Memory Verse: “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.” Matthew 25: 14
Yesterday, 31st August, we commenced this year’s City edition of the Youth Leadership Congress of the Foundation. This is a leadership development programme for youths from youth associations and clubs within city of Ibadan.
Wednesday 1, August 2014
Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 25: 1- 7
Memory Verse: “And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.” Isaiah 25:6
The month of August connotes many things for me. Though a unique month in its own right, it comes with mixed memories. For example this is the month when I lost my Dad, two years ago, exactly on the 26th August 2010. This is also the month when the city of Ibadan had that
Sunday 1, July 2012
Bible Passage(s): Genesis 41:1 - 16
Memory Verse: “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Genesis 41:15-16
The story quoted in the Bible passage above came about at a very critical period in the life of Egypt and indeed the world at that time.
Friday 1, June 2014
Bible Passage(s): Romans 12: 1-21
Memory Verse: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12: 1-2
This passage in the letter of Apostle Paul to the Romans is perhaps one of the high points of his letters in the Bible. In this particular passage, he enjoins Christians – believers, to live a life of sacrifice.
Tuesday 1, May 2012
Bible Passage(s): Joel 2: 18 - 27
Memory Verse: “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.” Joel 2:27
May, the month of Grace has come by again! I pray that we will all witness many more of it, if our Lord tarries, in Jesus name. The message for this month is that of reassurance. Are you going through a difficult patch right now? And all hope seems lost! You wake up in tears and go to bed with sorrow of heart and turmoil.