Articles in Category: Messages

AN ANSWER OF PEACE

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2012 Messages

Thursday 1, March 2012

Bible Passage(s): Genesis 41: 1-32

Memory Verse: “And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Genesis 41:16

The story contained in the book of Genesis, chapter 41, in a nutshell forms the climax of Joseph’s life and experience in Egypt. Recall that right from the tender age of seventeen years, Joseph had demonstrated the uncanny ability to dream great dreams.

A NEW THING!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2012 Messages

Wednesday 1, February 2012

Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 65:17 - 25

Memory Verse: “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. ” Isaiah 65:17-19

These indeed are difficult times for our nation and indeed our world. In parts of northern Nigeria, we hear of the daily occurrence of violence and terrorist attacks, with the destruction of many lives and properties.

EXPLOITS! EXPANSION!! EXPLOSION!!!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2012 Messages

Sunday 1, January

Bible Passage(s): Deuteronomy 28: 1- 14

Memory Verse: “And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.” Deuteronomy 28: 11

I welcome you to the glorious dawn of another year, the year 2012. As you look back to the defunct year 2011, thank the Lord for where He started with you. 2011 was your year of New Beginnings.

GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Thursday 1, December 2011

Bible Passage(s): Psalm 126: 1 - 3

Memory Verse: The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3

As we conclude this year of New Beginnings and look forward to the year of Explosion and Great Exploits, we should cast our minds back to recount and relish the great things the Lord has done for us. When we do this, our hearts will burst out in praise of our Lord with that great hymn: ‘To God be the glory, great things He has done;’ In the light of this, let us consider that wonderful Psalm by King David, Psalm 126: 1-3: “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”

BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Tuesday 1, November 2011

Bible Passage(s): 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8

Memory Verse: And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. Mark 8:15

Leaven is a common Jewish metaphor for an invisible pervasive influence. As leaven works its way through the dough, spreading out through the bread until its effects are evident in the entire bread, so is the sin of corruption, which gradually infiltrates men’s life and mind until it has penetrated and permeated into every part of the society.

BUILDING THE OLD WASTE PLACES

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Saturday 1, October 2011

Bible Passage(s): Isaiah 58: 9 -12

Memory Verse: Those from you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the

foundations of many Generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of streets to Dwell In. Isaiah 58:12

For those of us who are Nigerians, October 1st is a special day in the life of our nation. On this day we commemorate the independence of our nation from colonial rule. It is a day we see as the beginning of true nationhood for our nation, when we took over the baton of governance from the British and took our destiny in our hands.

THE STRANGER!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Thursday 1, September 2011

Bible Passage(s): Matthew 25: 31 - 46

Memory Verse: “And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

As the Lord Jesus Christ was winding down His ministry on earth and moving towards accomplishing His destiny; the cross, He described scenario at His judgment seat to the disciples. He said “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.” (Verses 32, 33) To those on the right, who are the righteous, He said “…..

IF YOU WILL ONLY BELIEVE!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Monday 1, August 2011

Bible Passage(s): 2 Chronicles 20: 1 - 30

Memory Verse: “……. Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”. 2 Chronicles 20:20

The people of Moab came together with the Ammonites and others to battle against Judah, the people of God. Recall that these were the same people that the Lord did not allow Israel to invade, when they came out of Egypt as they were settling in the Promised Land. Now they came together, joined forces and arrayed themselves in battle against Judah to remove them from their land of promise.

ABUNDANCE!

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Friday 1, July 2011

Bible Passage(s): 1 Kings 18: 41 - 46

Memory Verse: “Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain”. 1 Kings 18:41

The number seven is usually referred to as the number of completion! This is because, it was on the seventh day that God completed and perfected the work of creation. This, He achieved in the creation of man; the epitome of His creation.

THE WAYS OF GOD

on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted in Messages, 2011 Messages

Wednesday 1, June 2011

Bible Passage(s): 1 Samuel 16: 1 - 13

Memory Verse: “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” NLT (1 Samuel 16:7)

The events of the past few months in Nigeria have brought the above story into greater perspective. This is the story of how God chose David from amongst his brothers as king over Israel. After God rejected King Saul, the first King that was ordained over Israel, He commanded Prophet Samuel to go to the house of Jesse and anoint one of his sons king over Israel. Note that God did not reveal who amongst the children of Jesse he was to anoint beforehand.