Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday 29th June 2014

Title - Comforting Words for the weary soul

Teacher:- Pastor Paul Orimolusi

Main Text:- 1Kings 19: 1-4

Bible Passages:- Isaiah 3:10, Deuteronomy 31:6, 1Tim 4:1, Zechariah 2:8

There are issues in peoples life today irrespective of your status
Sometimes, even the children of God deem it necessary to take steps out of God's purpose for their lives
Take Elijah as a sample 1kings 19:1-4
After slaying the prophets of Baal, Jezebel threatened to take his life and he fled
Remember Elijah is a man of God that called fire from heaven to consume his enemies
Instead of crying out to God this time, he fled from Jezebel
Are you Weary ? God has comforting words for your soul

Things that could cause one's soul to be weary

1. Issues of Life
e.g the woman with the issue of blood had this issue for 12 years
Luke 8: 43-48

2) Prophetic Utterance
The Love of many for God will wax cold
So many Christians do not even feel the necessity to spend time with God (the lover of our soul)
We would rather spend time on T.V 1Tim 4.1

3)An attempt from the pit of hell to paint God black

In order to resolve the issues of life:

1). see God as a God bigger than your problems

2)Think of God's goodness

3) God has declared you are the apple of his eyes
Hence see yourself as God sees you. Zec 2:8

4) Remember God has declared, it shall be well with thee. Is 3:10

5)Take note of the fact that God did not disappoint the people of old.
So why should he disappoint you ?
If He did it before, He will do it again.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Title - Actions that will provoke God's attention

Teacher:- Pastor Paul Orimolusi

Main Text:- Gen 22: 1- 15

Bible Passages:- Gen 22: 4+12, Dan 1:8, Dan 3:16-25, 1kings 3:4, Matt 26:7-10

Actions to Provoke

1)An act of genuine fear of God Gen 22: 1-15

Genuine love is when things are going bad and yet, you remain faithful to the one you trust (God).  In Gen 22:1-15, we can see the extent to which Abraham trusted God as he was willing to offer his only son (Is-sac) as a sacrifice.

2) Unshakeable Faith
Without faith, no one can please God Gen 22: 4 + 12
Abraham was a good example of someone with unshakeable faith
God himself acknowledged "I know that thou fearest God"

3) A sacrificial and total surenderness and uncompromising Holy Living in the face of Adversities
Dan 1:8 tells us of Daniels decision not to defile himself with the kings meat
Another example would be Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego who refused to bow down to down to strange gods
How many christians today are bowing to things of the world today ?

4) A sacrificial giving 
Let us take King Solomon as another example.
Solomon offered thousands of cattle and ships unto the Lord and this act certainly caught God's attention.
1kings 3:4, Matt 26:7-10

5)An act of praise and thanksgiving unto God 
King David developed an attitude of praising and worshipping God.
God himself testified David is a man after his heart
Acts 13:22

Making Jesus known Mark 1:40-45

7) Hospitality 
2kings 4:8-36
Gen 18: 1-1