Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday 30th March 2014 (mother's day)

Title - An excellent woman

Teacher:- Sister Ola Olaseinde

Main Text:- Psalms 45:6-7

Bible Passages:- Proverbs 17:22, Nehemiah 8:10, Hebrews 1:9, 1 Samuel 16:1-3.

Who is an excellent woman ?
Her heart, mind and tongue is of God. She is never idle.
She is the gardener, cook, help, uses her tongue for kind words, her husband praises her and even much more.

Men, please note it is important you praise your wives at all times.
They do a lot for us that we may not even recognize

Characteristics of an excellent woman.

1. A woman with a vision

She understands the glory of her calling and fulfills her purpose.
Let us take Mary as an example.
she knew her vision as stated in Luke 1:28 and she worked to reach her goal
Luke 1:48
She must have gone through a lot of mockery (an unmarried woman with baby was a thing of disgrace)
however, she did not let go of her vision/dreams
she did not give up on Jesus even to the point of his death on the cross

b). This is another characteristic of an excellent woman
She never gives up in prayer, raising her children and allowing unity abound in the family
Abigail although married to a churlish husband was still regarded in the bible as a woman of understand
1sam 25:3

2. Be ready to pay the price 2 Tim 2:3

It is not easy to be an excellent woman. It HURTS. Rom 15.1
However you must remember that before gold turned into a valuable substance, it had gone through fire.

Make Jesus you're number. He will make you excellent woman. Mathew 22:211

Happy Mother's day :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday 23rd March 2014

Title - Oil of Gladness

Teacher:- Pastor Hope Orimolusi

Main Text:- Psalms 45:6-7

Bible Passages:- Proverbs 17:22, Nehemiah 8:10, Hebrews 1:9, 1 Samuel 16:1-3.

There are different types of oil. 
Each oil with various use and purpose.
For example, we have Diesel oil (which could be used for lubrication), vegetable oil (for cooking) and so on.
 However there is a one particular oil that is highly recognized by God. This is His anointing oil.
On Sunday the 23rd March, we were anointed with the oil of gladness 
The book of proverbs 17:22 makes us aware that the vision of the sorrowful is always blurred. It also states sorrow is not a good thing as it dries up the bones. 

The Significance of Gladness

1. Joy Refreshes Nehemiah 8:10
2. Joy attracts Favour
3. It gives clear vision
when sorrowful, one's vision is blurred hence such individual has no sense of direction.

Conditions to receive oil of gladness

Remember, for every good promise God has proposed in his heart for his children, there are conditions and instructions we ought to obey

1. Love righteousness and hate iniquity Heb 1:9
2. Let your heart be pure and blameless before God.
God searches the heart. If God sees your heart is full of iniquity and evil, there is a chance you will be rejected by God as seen in the book of 1Samuel 16:1-13
Once God rejected Saul, the Spirit of God departed from him and evil spirits tormented him.
God also anointed David King instead of Saul.

Brethren, let us come to God with a pure heart. Willing to accept Him in spirit and in truth.
May the oil of gladness never depart from us in Jesus Name
Have a blessed week ahead.

God bless :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunday 16th March 2014

Title - Excellent Christian

Teacher:- Pastor Hope Orimolusi

Main Text:- Philippians 3.12-14 

Bible Passages:- Deuteronomy 28.1, Deuteronomy 11:13-14, Joshua 1:8, 2 Tim 2:15, Luke

There are two types of Christians

1. Nominal Christians: 
These type of Christians regard Christianity as a label. 
They are also referred to as church goers

2. Sanctified Christians:
Want to know more about God. The more they know God, the more they want to know about Him.

Characteristics of Excellent Christian.

1. Hearken diligently to the voice of God. Exodus 15:26 

2. Studying the word of God regularly. Joshua says " This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success". 2 Tim.2:15

3. Take your stand: as far as God is concerned, He wants your heart and not mere lip service, it is only by doing the will of God absolutely that you can claim to be excellent. 1.Cor. 10:12. "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take lest he fall" 
Matt. 16:24. " Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him dent himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" Don't be a secret follower of Jesus.

4. You must aspire to please God in all things you do, do things according to how God will do them and also aspire to get to where God wants you to reach. Phill. 3:12-14, " Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected, but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me............" 

5. Endure hardship 11Tim.2:1-3. "you therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ"

6. You must be Holy Spirit filled. It is the Holy Spirit that gives gifts and fruit that make one to become an excellent Christian. I Cor. 12:7-10 , Gal. 5:22-23.
1 Sam 2:9b says" For by strength shall no man prevail".

7. You must be prayerful Luke 18:1. Then He spake a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, I Thess. 5: 17. "Pray without ceasing"

8. Mercy of God. Romans 9:16. " So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy".