THE BELIEVER’S POSITION

THE BELIEVER’S POSITION

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                                                                                                                                         03/04/2018

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY

 

TOPIC:      THE BELIEVER’S POSITION.

TEXT:       Ephesians 2:1-6; 1: 17-23

 

You are welcome to our Tuesday Bible Study session.

 

Today, Our study has to do with OUR POSITION IN CHRIST. Many believers in ignorance allow the devil to intimidate them or even oppress them. If they only know that the devil is placed lower than them, they wouldn’t take any nonsense from him.

 

  1. OUR POSITION AS SINNERS: 2:1-3; 2Corinth. 4:3-4; Eph.4:17-19; Rom.6:16.

 

After the fall of Adam, man came under Satan and his fallen angels or demons. Man become slave and food for Satan. And as dust, Satan was given power to eat dust as his food. Man has no power or authority to resist or disobey the devil. His thoughts and mind were under the influence of Satan. His mind and eyes were spiritually blinded, man became a stranger to God and from the commonwealth of Israel. He was declared dead in sins and trespasses. He had not God and hence no hope for the future. If you are still in sin, this is your present condition. Unless you repent, you would take part in the judgment of Satan the devil.

 

2.     THE MIRACULOUS CHANGE: Eph. 2:1-6; Isaiah 14:12-19, Luke 10:19

 

Salvation is a mystery and a miracle. It is the work of God’s grace. The moment one decides to repent from all his sins and accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, a miracle takes place.

 

  1. He is raised from death to life.
  2. He is raised from the grave to heavenly places far above the devil and his kingdom.
  • He is brought out from under Satan’s feet to tread on Satan.
  1. He is brought out from Satan’s rule to reign and rule over Satan the devil.

 

There is a great change when you become born-again. Are you born-again?

 

 

  1. THE BELIEVER’S PRESENT POSITION: 1John 3:1-3; Eph. 2:4-7; Eph. 1:19-23

 

The believer’s present position in Christ is in heavenly places far above all kingdom of darkness. By this position, you are not supposed to suffer from the devil or to lack anything in life. It is a reigning and ruling position. This is an exalted position. See yourself there and operate from there.

LIVING THE RISEN LIFE

LIVING THE RISEN LIFE

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                                                                                                                                                  01/04/2018

 

EASTER 2018

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

 

TOPIC:                                              LIVING THE RISEN LIFE

TEXT:                                                Colossians 3:1-4; Eph. 4:17 – 32

MEMORY VERSE:                                     Gal. 2:20

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”.

 

You are welcome to the Easter Sunday Morning for the study of God’s word to commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead has great consequences for the Church and the world. Being “The First Fruits of Them that Slept”, His resurrection gives the assurance that afterward, “every man in his own order” shall be raised from the dead (1Corinthians 15:21-23; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28,29). Christ’s resurrection is the basis of our faith and justification (1Corinthians 15:17-19; Romans 10:9,10; 4:24,25). Faith in Christ’s resurrection gives us the power to live in newness of life and provides the hope of our reigning with Him.

 

  1. SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION: Colossians 3:1; Luke 15:24; Ephesians 2:1-6; Colossians 1:13,14; 2:12-15.

 

“Risen with Christ”. In our natural state, we were dead in sins and trespasses. We were separated from God and we had no grace or spiritual strength to live like God’s Son. Until we are redeemed and justified through Christ who was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we remain separated from His kingdom.

 

“Risen with Christ”. At salvation, we became dead to sin and the world. When we were saved, we died to our “former husband”, rose from the dead, and took, on a new kind of life – eternal life (Romans 7:1-6). At the moment of salvation, we came alive in Christ. We now live a quality of life that only God can give.

 

  1. HEAVENLY MINDEDNESS: Colossians 3:1-3; Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:6; Mathew 6:19-25; Titus 2:11-14; 1Peter 2:24; 2Timothy 2:11; Philippians 2:5.

 

If our minds are stuck in the things of the world, then we are not living in the will of God. Having eternal life takes us into the presence of God so that we can live His kind of life.

           

Notice in Colossians 3:1-4 that our conscious preoccupation is to be on Christ:   “… with Christ” (verse 1), “where Christ …” (verse 1),  “… with Christ” (verse 3),  “ When Christ … with Him …”  (verse 4). The emphasis is clear having Christ is everything; He is the center of our resurrection life. “Seek those things which are above”. The conscious preoccupation of every believer is to be on Christ.

 

  1. FUTURE GLORY: Colossians 3:4; 1 John 3:1-3; Philippians 3:20,21; Romans 8:16-18; 1Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 22:3-5.

           

The world may not recognize us now – they may not know that we live in the heavenlies – but someday they are going to know, because when He appears at His Second Coming, we will appear with Him. The verdict of eternity is going to reverse the verdicts of time and people are going to see who it was that really pleased God. When He appears, we will be manifest with Him in glory.

OPENING HEAVEN’S BANK ACCOUNT

OPENING HEAVEN’S BANK ACCOUNT

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                                                                                                                                                11/03/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:         OPENING HEAVEN’S BANK ACCOUNT

TEXT:           MATT. 6:19-21; 3JOHN Vs. 2.

MEMORY:   MATT. 6:20

‘But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal’

 

You are welcome to our series of studies in our Sunday Morning Teaching on wealth creation.

It is the will of God for us to be wealthy and healthy. Financial liberty in these last days is of great importance.

Poverty is not only a disgrace but is also a curse. As with many other areas of our Christian living, lack of proper understanding and proper biblical application the truth about wealth creation has made many to be poor and abandoned.

 

Through this series of studies, you will end all your money troubles. Today, we will study on how we can have an account in the Heaven’s bank. We shall consider 3 points.

 

  1. REASONS FOR HEAVEN’S BANK ACCOUNT: Matt. 6:19-21; 3John 2; Ps. 50:3-6, 14-14; Haggai 1:9-10

 

In the physical, there are so many reasons why one has to open a Bank Account. Different accounts attract different benefits. Among others, one opens an account physically for

(a)        Safety of your money.                        (b) For loan/overdraft facilities.          (c) Bank project financing

(d)       Controlled spending.              (d) Against hard times etc.

These points are also true with heaven’s Account.

(a)        No thief tampers with any person’s money that is secured in heaven. Not even activities of evil people to scatter your resources.

(b)        In time of trouble, you can boldly ask God to release to you wealth from heaven if you have been depositing in Heaven’s account.

(c)        God will not allow you to be involved in wasteful spending.

(d)       Your wealth will be enjoyed by your children after you.

  1. METHOD OF OPENING HEAVEN’S BANK ACCOUNT: Mark 10:28-30; Prov. 19:17; Prov 11:24-25; Prov. 3:9-10; Mal. 3:10-12

There are different types of account people open in different banks of the world. The type of account one opens is based on the need. Different accounts attracts different benefits.

This is also true with Heaven’s account. You open it based on your need. Hence we have:

  • Gospel account. (b) Poor People’s account (gifts to the poor). (c) Tithes. (d) Offering.
    (e) First fruits. (f) All purpose account. (g) Building account etc.

 

Each of these accounts has their way of opening and the benefits also vary.

  1. WHEN TO OPEN HEAVEN’S ACCOUNT: Eccl. 11:1-6; Haggai.1:4,5; Gen. 22:1-3

Heaven’s account is opened:

(a)        When convenient and when not convenient

(b)        When the need arises-building, TV, Mission, etc.

(c)        As soon as you have an income.

(d)       Regularly.

 

Understand that you cannot predict what benefit you will really get from a given account until the need arises. Keep opening different accounts and do it regularly and you will one day experience a down pour. You can start today.

CHRISTIAN GIVING

CHRISTIAN GIVING

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                                                                                                                                                04/03/2018

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                      CHRISTIAN GIVING

TEXT:                        2Cor. 8:1-15; 9:6-11; Gal. 6:6-10

MEMORY VERSE  Luke 6:38

 “Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”.

 Welcome to the service of our Victory Celebration. Today in our morning teaching, we will study on Christian Giving. We will examine the scripture on how, when and why we must give. Giving is one of the ways we must serve our God. It is commanded in the scriptures that no one should come into his presence with an empty hand. Exod. 25:15

Christians everywhere stand in need of clear, scriptural teaching on the principles that govern the proper use of money. There is serious neglect of this Christian virtue among the majority of Christians.

Our money can be used to gain eternal riches by spending as much as possible on the gospel. The scriptural doctrine of stewardship (Christian Giving) is as vital in spiritual ministry as witnessing, reading and studying the Bible and praying. We should support the place where we receive spiritual help and nourishment. The average Christian is yet to learn the truth of our Lord’s teaching. “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. Acts 20:35. Only sacrificial giving will make possible the continuance of fruitful evangelistic and missionary work. By sacrificial giving, we mean giving that is measured and motivated by the cross of Christ. What we need today is an army of people who are so committed to the King of Kings that sacrifice becomes their way of life.

  1. THE BASIS OF GIVING: John 3:16; 4:10; Rom. 5:15; 8:32; 2Corth. 9:15; Eph. 2:8

a) The Love-Gift of God: None can truly give in the way God has ordained until he knows through the New Birth experience, the God of giving and tastes the grace of giving. Unregenerate men live for self. There is inbred selfishness in every sinner. Have you been cleansed from this inbred selfishness? God loves us so he gave. We should give through love.

  1. b) The Sacrificial Giving Of Jesus: 2Corth 8:9; John10:11-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:8.

The closer we get to Christ. The more we appreciate Calvary. The more of God’s grace we receive and enjoy, the more we desire to surrender all we have for God’s use. Giving is a matter of sacrifice.

  1. OUR RESPONSIBILITY IN GIVING

            The whole creation teaches us our responsibility in giving – Heb 6:7; Eccl. 11:3. Also, revealed truth of Scripture Commands us to give to God, to His saints, to Christ’s body and to our fellowmen – Deut. 16:17; Matt. 6:3; Rom. 12:8; 1Corth. 16:2; 2Corth. 9:7.

How To Give

  1. i) Cheerfully – 2Corith 8:12-15; 9:7
  2. ii) According to our ability and possession – 1Corith 8:9; Deut. 16:17

iii)        According to the example of Jesus – 2 Corith 8:9; 1John 2:6; 1Peter 2:21

  1. iv) According to example of believers – Luke 12:1-4; John 12:12:1-8; Acts 4:32-37
  2. v) In proportion to desired blessing – Luke 6:38: Matt. 19:29; 1Kings 17:8, 16.
  3. vi) At every opportunity – Gal. 6:6-10. Eccl. 11:1-4,6.

 

  1. BLESSING IN GIVING

 

  1. i) Blessing according to giving – 2Corith 9:6-11; Luke 6:38; Mal. 3:8-12.
  2. ii) Supply of all needs here and now – Philip 4:18, 19; Prov. 11:27; 28:27.

iii)        Great reward in heaven – Matt. 6:19-21; Luke 16:9-12; 1Tim. 6:17-19

 

Giving is getting – the more you give the more you get. The more you invest in people through giving, and in the course of Christ, the more reward you will receive in time and in eternity.

 

ENOCH: THE MAN WHO WALKED WITH GOD.

ENOCH: THE MAN WHO WALKED WITH GOD.

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                                                                                                                                                 25/02/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                      ENOCH: THE MAN WHO WALKED WITH GOD.

TEXT:                        Gen. 5:21-24; Heb. 11:5-6

MEMORY VERSE: Heb. 11:6

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.

 

We welcome everyone to our Sunday Morning Teaching Session. We have been dealing on character studies all through the month of February, 2018.

Bible characters have a lot of lessons to teach Christian of every age. Ensure to be present every Sunday morning.

Today we will begin with the man called Enoch. We shall examine the way he walked with God under 3 subheadings.

 

  1. CONDITION FOR WALKING WITH GOD: Heb. 11:5-6; Amos 3:3; Gen. 12:17:1; Eph. 4:17-24

Enoch stood out as one of the few men in scriptures who walked consistently with God. But what were the conditions under which he walked with God?

To walk with an individual denotes some degree of friendship. There must be some common points of interest, similarity of disposition, nature, views and goals.

For one to walk with God, the problem of sin must be properly addressed. One has to properly repent from sin, hate sin and love righteousness. Another thing is faith. Obedience is another condition coupled with total devotion and dedication. Enoch did all these.

 

  1. ENOCH’S WALK WITH GOD: Gen. 5:22-24; Heb. 11:5-6

The distinguishing characteristic of Enoch were two fold (i) He walked with God  (ii) He pleased God. He was a vessel unto honour, sanctified and suitable for the master’s use. He lived a pure life void of sexual immorality, anger, pride, hatred, malice, envy etc.

Enoch’s purity of life made him fit for heaven. Ps. 24:3-4. His walk was (a)  A pure walk

(b) A humble walk  (c) A joyful walk  (d)  A dedicated walk  (e)  A Surrendered walk. No wonder God called him up without dying.

 

  1. MAINTAINING OUR WALK WITH GOD: Heb. 10:22-23, 2Corinth. 6:14-18; Eph. 4:17-24

Our walk with God starts with repentance from sin and then we present our lives a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. From there, we add the following to maintain our walk with God.

(i) Renew your consecration daily  (ii) Read, study and meditate on God’s words. (iii) Never neglect fellowship – church activities  (iv) Never compromise your faith  (v) Daily examine your life (vi) Pray without ceasing, adding fasting also. (vii) Share your faith with others daily.

 

These things are pleasing to God and like Enoch, we shall ever be with the Lord.

DANIEL: THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO COMPROMISE

DANIEL: THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO COMPROMISE

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                                                                                                                                                 18/02/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                DANIEL: THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO COMPROMISE

TEXT:                 Dan. 1:1-8; 6:1-11

MEMORY VERSE:     Dan. 1:8

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine, which he drank: therefore he requested of the princes of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself”.

 

It is my joy to welcome everyone to another Sunday service. We begin our Sunday service with a teaching session. We are presently handling character studies.

 

Today, our study is on a man who never compromised his faith even in the face of danger. His name is Daniel. Three points would be discussed.

 

  1. DESCRIPTION OF DANIEL: Dan. 1:8; Ezek. 14:14, 20; Dan. 1:17-20; 2:13-19; Dan. 2:26-28, 48-49, 4:19, 27; 5:17; 6:10-11

Daniel was one of the first Jewish captives carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. He was then a teenager (Dan. 1:3-6). The life of Daniel is of great encouragement and challenge to all heavenly minded believers. He was righteous in character. Diligent in business, calm in crisis, wise in counsel, purposeful in endeavour, confident in God, humble in success, prayerful in service. John. 1:47. he was singled out as a start even in a foreign land where he was a slave. You can shine anywhere despite the circumstances.

 

  1. DEMANDS ON DANIEL: Dan. 1:5-6; 6:4-9

          The urge to compromise sometimes appears on the surface to be harmless. It takes a wise and watchful saints to know the consequence and the devil’s goal to make us loose eternal life. In Babylon, Daniel was under pressure to join others to eat the king’s meat and drink the king’s wine (which had first been dedicated to the gods of Babylon). Later, after about 70 years he met again with the king’s decree not to pray to the Almighty God. These were dangerous situations.

Christians should always know that the devil still brings temptations for us to compromise in (a) The family (b) Business (c) Possession of property. What do you do at such times?

 

  1. DANIEL’S DECISION: Dan. 1:8; Ps. 57:7; Luke 12:45-46; Dan. 6:10; Job. 31:1

          Daniel’s decision was wonderful and worthy of emulation. We can all join Daniel to decide in our hearts not to compromise. There are others who like Daniel refused to compromise. Joseph, Job, Paul, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. But to be able to take such godly decisions, we must (a) Daily search the scriptures (b) Have a fixed heart for heaven (c) Watch and pray (d) Daily depend of God’s grace.

 

Remember, in eth hour of trial, God is so close to you. Call unto God and trust his provision. He will always assist you. We must never compromise.

DORCAS: COMMENDED FOR HER WORKS OF HOSPITALITY

DORCAS: COMMENDED FOR HER WORKS OF HOSPITALITY

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                                                                                                                                                 11/02/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                      DORCAS: COMMENDED FOR HER WORKS OF HOSPITALITY

TEXT:                        Acts 9:36-43

MEMORY VERSE: Prov. 11:25.

“The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself”.

                                   

We welcome everyone to this special Sunday service today. We have been enjoying some good studies on Bible characters. Today our study is on a woman whose life could be considered as productive because she positively affected others. Her name is TABITA, which by interpretation is called DORCAS.  Three importance points will now be considered. She is a character worth studying.

 

  1. THE VIRTUOUS ATTRIBUTES OF DORCAS: Acts 9:36; prov. 11:16; 31:19-26,31; Titus 3:8,14; Titus 2:12-14.

Virtue implies goodness, morality, worth of character. All these could be seen in the life of DORCAS. Indeed, she was a woman with sound character. She devised liberal things (Isaiah 32:8) and her hands were full of good employment.

 

She was never a gossip nor a talebearer but was out for a business of doing good. She was a great doer of good rather than a great talker of evil. How many Christian women today are like DORCAS who was commended for her moral and righteous living coupled with her fruitful services of charity. We must learn from the life of DORCAS.

 

  1. THE MINISTRY OF DORCAS TOWARDS THE NEGLECTED, DESPISED OR ABANDONED WOMEN: Acts 9:36,39; Deut. 15:17; Ps. 41:1; Prov. 19:17; 11:24-26; 1Tim. 5:10.

The Ministry of DORCAS was specific. It was directed towards the neglected, despised, the abandoned women. These are widows, the poor, oppressed, fatherless, destitute, helpless and strangers. She put in her best for the services of the Lord in this area. See. Eccl. 9:10.

 

In our days, in this church, there are people of this class who need our help as productive women. Some of u scan empower them. This could be done through:

  • Financial Support.
  • Giving of our excess clothes and other wears like shoes
  • Giving them or assisting to get them a gainful employment in our Divisions.
  • Giving them foodstuff especially in our Divisions.

If we do these, we will be more productive.

 

  1. CALL TO MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS: Titus 3:8, 14; Acts 20:35; Rom. 12;13; 1Tim. 6:8; Heb. 13:16

Like DORCAS, every born-again Christian woman is called to attend to the less privileged and the needy. God is looking for a DORCAS in our days, especial in this church who will take delight in feeding the hundry, quench the thirst of the thirsty, clothe the naked and put a smile on the face of some sorrowful, troubled soul. Matt. 25:34-40. This is true Christianity. See James 1:27.

 

This Ministry of DORCAS made her to stand out tall and join the group of virtuous and productive women. Arise EJA-FORCE Women On Fire and empowered so you can affect your world. Your Labour of love will never be in vain.

DEBORAH: THE WOMAN OF COURAGE  

DEBORAH: THE WOMAN OF COURAGE  

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                                                                                                                                                 04/02/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:  DEBORAH: THE WOMAN OF COURAGE  

TEXT:    Judges. 4:1-9; 5:1-7, 15.

MEMORY VERSE: Joshua. 1:6.

“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shall thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I swear unto their fathers to give them”.

 

You are welcome to our morning teaching session. We shall be handling some Bible characters to start the year. The topic we are treating today is very important both to the men and to the women. It is what opens the door to success and breakthrough. There are many people who are low rangers because of the lack of it. Others have been declared non-achievers because they are not courageous.

On the contrary, some have become companions of the Eagle as high flyers because of the courage they manifest in the face of difficulty. The great men and women we hear about are products of courage.

Today, we want to check up with a woman who came to the limelight of history because of her courage. Her name is Mrs. Deborah Lapidoth.

 

Three points will be considered.

  1. MEANING OF COURAGE: It is important for us to first of all know the meaning of
    courage. What actually is courage? Different English Dictionaries have defined courage in
    different ways. For our study today, we shall take a few of such definitions.

Courage means a mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.

– It means firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty.

– It also means bravery, fortitude and will.

– It also means the ability to confront fear, pain, risk, uncertainty or intimidation. Courage is the quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily. It is the ability to take on challenges. The lack of courage will keep one on the fence or on the lower side of life.

Hear this:

“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shall thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I swear unto their fathers to give them” Joshua. 1:6.

No courage, no inheritance. Get courage and you will get blessings to divide for yourselves.

 

  1. CHALLENGES IN LIFE: Ezek. 3:17; Matt. 22.5-6; Judges. 4:1-3; 2Tim. 3:1-5

Children, youth, men and women face various challenges in the world of today that is full of vices and evil. We must know the characteristics of our time.

These are (a) Perilous times (b) Times of seducing spirits, false prophets, occultism. (c) Time of evil on the increase, hatred, disaster, etc.

In our days, the women are almost above 50% of the world population and they face a lot of challenges which must be addressed. There is the mad rush for material wealth while so-many withdraw from true godliness and godly values even though they go to church. Our children, especially, the girl child is endangered in various ways. It will take the person of courage to take these challenges and prayerfully proper solutions to them.

These challenges are in the society, in the home and in the church.

 

  1. VICTORY THROUGH COURAGE: Mark. 1:35; Luke. 18:1, Mark. 11:22-24; Judges. 4:1-9; 5:6-7, 12-13; 1Sam. 30:6-10,17-20

A woman or man of courage who trusts in the Lord will always have dominion. Deborah encouraged herself in the Lord and conquered the forces of Jabin and got themselves free. King David also encouraged himself in the Lord and overcame the Amalekites and recovered all that were taken away from them.

Courage however must be characterized by (i) Persistent Prayer. (ii) Unwavering Faith and (iii) Total Obedience to the word of God. This was what made the courage of Deborah and David to work for them. In the face of all these challenges in the world in these last days, if we put up courage, godly courage, we are bound to be incharge.

THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS

THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS

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                                                                                                                                                                                            28/01/2018

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                     THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS

TEXT:                       Matt. 28:18-20.

MEMORY VERSE:  John 20:21

 

It is our joy to have you in our Sunday Morning Teaching. We must study to show ourselves approved unto God. Therefore work hard to be a doer of the word. We are concluding our series of studies on the Church.

Today, our topic is important. It has to do with the heart-beat of God – THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS. There are things God is looking out to see in each of the congregations that gather as Church. These things make God to be happy and move with that congregation. Among other things, God wants to see (i) Purity

(ii) Power  (iii) Participation  (iv) Partnership

 

  1. 1. PURE IN CHARACTER: Matt. 5:6,8; Num. 23:21 –24, Deut. 23:14, Eph. 5:1-8, 2Corinth. 6:14- 18.

The Church as called out people are not to be unequally yoked with the world in sin. We as washed people must live clean, holy and pure lives to shine as light in the world. Our God is holy and we His children must be of a pure character.

 

  1. POWERFUL IN OPERATION: 1Thess. 1-5; 1Corinth. 2:4; Acts 4:31-33; Acts 8:5-13-17; 17:6; Matt. 11:12.

From the Church in the wilderness to the present day, God’s expectation of the Church is to operate in His Power. This was why the Lord Jesus asked his disciple to tarry until they were endued with power from on high. Every individual member of the church must operate with power. The Church must move with power. God is looking for people with pure lives to fill with power to turn the world back to him. you must consecrate to be filled with power from on high.

 

  1. PARTICIPATING IN THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL: Acts 8:4; Mark 16:14-20; Matt. 28:16-20; Luke 24:45-48.

            The Church is made up of called people who should be involved in the business of calling others into the Kingdom of Christ. John 20:21-23. Everybody therefore in the Church should play active role in the spread of the Gospel. Your time, money, talent, wisdom, everything must be put into use that somebody might be snatched from the pit of hell. This is heartbeat of the Father and any Church that is actively involved in soul winning is the Church that matters to God. WHERE DO WE STAND?

 

  1. PARTNERING IN LOVE Eph. 4:1-3; Phil. 4:15-16; Acts 2:44-47

            If God is going to be happy with this Church, we must partner in Love. Our actions and lives must show Love for Christ, his people and his work. Love shares, cares and bears. Let us bear one another’s burdens in Love, sharing with the needy.

When God sees Love in the Church, he will bring more people to join us. Brethren, we must Love one another and partner with one another.

COMMITMENT OF CHURCH MEMBERS

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                                                                                                                                                                                            21/01/2018

 

SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING

TOPIC:                      COMMITMENT OF CHURCH MEMBERS

TEXT:                        Acts. 2:41-47

MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinth 8:5

(And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.)

 

You are welcome to another session of our Sunday Morning Teaching. Today, we want to talk on the COMMITMENT OF CHURCH MEMBERS. It is our common observation  that so many people who come to Church are not committed. Some even say they are members of Liberation Power Ministries, but you don’t see what they are really contributing to build the Church. If you say you are a member of this Church, show by what you do. Be committed. Don’t occupy the seat of observers and spectators.

A CHURCH MEMBER:  Acts. 2:41-42; Mark 16:15-17; John 3:3-7

We still want to emphasize that for anyone to be a member of the Church, the Body of Christ:

  1. He must be Born-Again
  2. He must be Baptized after Repentance
  • He must attend the fellowships and programmes of the local Church at the Divisional level and at the Central level.

These three (3) basic things must be seen in the life of a person who says he is a member of the Church. Where do you stand today?

 

AREAS OF COMMITMENT: PHIL. 1:21; Col. 3:17, 23; Rom. 12:1-2

It is expected that anyone who says he belongs to the Church must show and act the same. There are various areas one could be committed in the Church both at the Divisional and at the Central level.

 

a.)        Committed To Giving To The Church: Mal.3:10-12; Prov.3:9-10; Luke. 6:38.

If one says he is a member of the Church and does not give to build the body, he is not a true member. Infact, this is the first thing to show that you belong to the body. You must give.

b.)        Committed To Assisting Others In The Church: Gal. 6:2; Acts. 4:32-37.

We are to assist other fellow members in need so that all of us will be joyful together in the Lord and in the Church.

c.)        Committed To Visitation And Follow-Up: Acts. 15:36; Mark 1:29-31; 1Thess. 3:5.

Every member of the Church should be committed to Visitation – visiting one another. By so doing, we will be able to know how our brethren are living and be of assistance to them.

d.)        Committed To Assist Your Leaders: 1Cor. 9:11; 1Thess. 5:12-13.

In the Church, our services or commitment is not only to one direction. The Leaders care for us and we are to care for the Leaders so that both will be comforted. Members of the Church should team up to care for their Leaders both at Divisional and at the Central level.

e.)        Belonging And Contributing To A Group-Men’s or Women’s Group: Acts. 2:42,46-47.

In the Church, the worshippers are shared into groups. This is intended to make people committed to the development of the Church and to enable members to know one another. You should belong to a group.

f.)        Belonging To A Division And Prayer Network: Acts. 2:46-47.

The Division is the place where you live and you need to know and fellowship with those living around you from the same Church. They are the first people you will meet in time of emergency.

 

CONCLUSION: Col. 3:17,23; 1Cor. 15:58.

These things are to be done as unto the Lord and willingly and cheerfully to attract the blessings of God.

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