Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday 31st August 2014

Title - Marriage Series part 2

Teacher:- Pastor Stella

Main Text:- Romans 1: 24 - 31

Bible Passages:- Romans 1: 24 - 31, Genesis 6:2, Genesis 2:18, Genesis 3:1, Psalm 107:2, Genesis 6:1-2.

Today, we observe different types of marriages in the world.
For instance, we can see marriage between a man and a man, woman and woman and in some cases between humans and animals.

This is not the original plan from God.
He invented marriage between a man and a woman.
Anyone who does otherwise will face the wrath of God.

It is important that your marriage be ordained by God because marriage can make you or mar you 

Why some people rush into marriage

1. Appearance:

If you marry a man/woman for their looks or beauty, remember that beauty is like a flower.
It may be beautiful in the morning, however as the evening approaches, it fades.

2. Escape Family Pressure:

Some individuals choose to rush into marriage due to family pressures. 
For example, as women age, they believe their time is ticking and have to rush into marriage.
You may end up with a monster and regret it all the days of your life.

3. Sexual desires

To fulfill lustful desires, a lot of people rush into marriage.
Reflect to the moment you started learning how to drive.
You wanted to drive so badly. Now that you are a an expert driver, you really don't feel like driving all the time.
It is worth waiting till God's time rather than rushing

4. Love for children

God promised Abraham a son at his old age. Due to lack of patience, Abraham slept with his wife's maid.
Now all Christians are facing the consequence of Abraham's mistake.
There is a constant disagreement between Muslims and Christians.

In Summary:

Marriage should not be taken lightly as it is a covenant.
It is a marathon not a sprint
You need patience and long suffering to make the marriage work
Pray without ceasing for your marriage

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday 24th August 2014 (First Service)

Title - Foundation (Marriage Series part 1)

Teacher:- Brother Sam Johnson

Main Text:- Mathew 7: 24-28

Bible Passages:- Genesis 2:25, Amos 3.3, Ephesians 5:21-24

In the world today, we observe some houses are built on water.
Although it may seem unrealistic or even impossible to some of us, if the foundation /structure is taken into careful consideration and planning, the house will stand.

So also the foundation of our homes and marriage must taken into careful planning and directed by God. 
The book of Genesis 2:25 reveals that both Adam and Eve were naked however they were not ashamed. They had nothing hidden from one another hence they had no cause to be divided

Amos 3.3 further mentions the importance of two parties coming to an agreement unless they will be divided.

The secret of a successful marriage is stated in Ephesians 5:21-24
Wives are expected to submit to their husbands
Likewise husbands are expected to love their wives just as Christ loved the church.
Remember Husbands, Jesus loved us to the point of death
He died for your sins even though he was not guilty. He paid the price for you and I.
Let love abound and peace shall reign in the home.

Do not be deceived by what is going on in this world.
Even Marriage specialist and counselors are exposed to separation and divorce.
The only way your marriage is guaranteed to succeed is if the foundation is built on the Solid Rock (Jesus Christ)

Remain Blessed

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Friday 10th August 2014


Teacher:- Pastor Paul Orimolusi

Main Text:- Romans 9:10-20

Bible Passages:- Deuteronomy 4:31, Psalm 115:3, Psalm 135:6, 2 Chronicles 25: 1-2, 1sam 16: 6-7

1. Mercy is of the Lord. Deut 4:31 

Even though mercy is of the Lord, God searches the heart 1 Samuel 16:6-7. 2 Chronicles 25:1-2

2. God is Sovereign, He does whatever pleases Him. Psalm 115:3, Psalm 135:6

3. God is Omniscience (He knows everything)
God searches through our heart 1sam 16:6+7
We wonder why God hated Esau yet loved Jacob. 
That is because he searches through the heart and knows us all even before we were born.
In the book of 2 chronicles 25:1-2, Amaziah did what was right but not with a perfect heart

God is looking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
The following examples are people in the bible who served God with their whole heart  

i) Mary Magdalene Luke 8:1-3
ii)Man with Legions of demon Mark 5:19-20
iii) The woman at the well John 4: 17-29