Pastor Tayo Bayo-Kujore @ Sunday First Service
Faith, contrary to contemporary reasoning, is like a tree that needs nurturing so that it can produce good fruits. Pastor Tayo Bayo-Kujore said this at the August 27 Sunday first service. “Faith that doesn’t go through the intense process of nurturing cannot produce a good evidence,” he said. (more…)
1) Revelations 3:7-9
Let us pray for Nigeria; ask the Lord for open doors.
2) Acts 4:29-30
Let us pray for the church; ask for boldness to preach the gospel.
3) Mark 9:23-24
Let us pray for ourselves; ask the Lord to help us overcome our unbelief.
Pastor Femi Megbope @Sunday First Service
Pastor Femi Megbope has challenged Christians to be discerning in identifying the season in their lives in preparation for the next so as to avoid regrets and discomfort. He said this during his message at the August 20 Sunday first service. “You need to be discerning to know when a season is about to end in your life so you can prepare for the next season. Failure to do this may cause loss and regrets,” he said. (more…)
1) 1 Chronicles 29:13; 1 Corinthians 15:57
Let us thank God for our country Nigeria, especially for answered prayers concerning the return of President Mohammed Buhari in good health.
2) 1 Chronicles 12:32
Pray for the body of Christ in Nigeria; ask for the grace to discern the season we are in and know what to do.
3) Philippians 3:10
Let us pray for ourselves; ask that we may grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1) Ruth 1:6
Let us pray for Nigeria; ask for supernatural visitation upon her and that the Lord will restore every good thing to our land.
Pastor Tosin Sowemimo @Sunday Service
Man, in the real sense of life, cannot lay claim to anything as his or her own. From breath to life achievements, there is nothing anyone can really claim to be his or hers. This is why it is essential for humans, especially believers, to know that God is the centre of their existence. Pastor Tosin Sowemimo said this during the August 13 first service. In the journey of life, you will realize that you truly own nothing; the value you used to place on things changes the moment you come to this realization, she said. (more…)
Pastor Taiwo @Sunday service
God usually defines Himself by what He wants to do in the lives of His children. He never changes but can change any situation and interrupt natural processes whenever He chooses to. But for this divine interruption to occur in the lives of believers, God expects absolute trust in Him as this is what provokes open doors. Pastor Taiwo said this at the August 6 Sunday services. “Your total trust in God and His word will provoke open doors and the divine strength to go through the doors, ’’ he said.
Speaking from Revelation 3:7-9, Nahum 1:7 and Romans 14:17, he explained that the kingdom of God is resident in every believer, and the consciousness of this will positively affect their mentality, lifestyle, creativity and relationships. Believers, he said, should therefore focus on the things of the Spirit rather than on the things of the flesh. “When you are conscious of who you are and what you carry, you will walk with dignity,” he said.
He then enjoined all to always be conscious of the divine power in them, and to constantly activate it as this will always bring about a manifestation of the kingdom and bring forth positive results.
Pastor Taiwo’s full messages are available on CDs and DVDs at The Fountain of Life Church Tape Shop.
THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday Showers
Just as Jesus Christ introduced and exhibited the kingdom of God while on earth, believers, who also are filled with the Holy Spirit, ought to display the kingdom on earth so as to positively affect the world. Pastor Taiwo said this at the August 3 Thursday Showers service. “As a believer what you carry matters a lot because that will determine how you are perceived and what you are known for in the world. The open door God sets before you is to reflect and display the kingdom of God,” he said
He noted that the open door God has set before them, according to Revelation 3:7-9, is not only for provision and the miraculous but majorly for believers to establish His kingdom by exhibiting the conviction of His word and His character so much so that those around them would come to that kingdom. “This kingdom within will automatically trigger provision, so what to eat and drink should not become a distraction. You need to focus on God’s nature and character that you carry and thereby affect the entire environment,” he stated.
He encouraged them from Luke 17:20-21 not to be afraid of anything that might seek to hinder them from living the exemplary life God requires of them. In his words, “Don’t focus on the afflictions or adversary when the door is set open. You cannot be limited, held back or truncated by the devil, so don’t be afraid because whatever challenges the adversary throws at you will only lead to more doors being opened.”
Pastor Nomthi has urged believers to put their trust in the Almighty God irrespective of their situations. She said this while admonishing the congregation at the August 6 Sunday service from Nahum 1:7, which is the promise for the week.
According to her, God is always with His own in good and bad times, and will always deliver them from any trouble once their faith is solely in Him. She further said that God is a good God who will not betray His children whenever they call on Him. This, she said, is enough reason for Christians never to doubt Him and His power. “God is your present help in time of trouble. So, don’t look for solutions to your challenges from other sources, but look unto Him when you are in trouble,” she said.
She then encouraged them to ask God for the grace to trust Him under any circumstance.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PASTOR NOMTHI ODUKOYA @Thursday Showers
Exhorting the worshippers at the August 3 Thursday Showers service, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya urged them to be actively involved in the things of God as this would earn them God’s recognition as His children.
Speaking from Acts 13:20-23 and 36, she said that walking with God, being compassionate, serving humanity and desiring more of God are ways to be after His heart just like King David. “Use the gifts God has blessed you with to serve Him and humanity to the glory of His name,” she said.
She encouraged all to remain steadfast in their walk with God with the assurance of finishing well.
1) Isaiah 8:9-10
Let us pray for Nigeria; come against every counsel, plan and gathering against the unity, peace and prosperity of the country.
2) 1 Corinthians 3:10
Let us pray for the leadership of the Church in Nigeria; ask for the grace of a wise master builder upon all our leaders.
3) Nahum 1:7
Let us pray for ourselves; ask for the grace to trust in Him always.
Pastor Gbenga Onabanjo @ Sunday First Service
A name is a word or a set of words by which a person or a thing is known. It is either to protect the tradition or culture of people and is also a predictor of success, art, crafts, and the totality of the bearer. This is why it should be guarded and not be taken as ordinary. These were the words of Pastor Gbenga Onabanjo during the July 30 Sunday first service. “You must take ownership of your name and guard it jealously,” he said.
Speaking from Genesis 2:18-20, 1 Chronicles 4:9 and Proverbs 22:1, he said that believers, as ambassadors of Christ, ought to always be of good character and conscience irrespective of status or circumstances. According to him, the world accords prominence and recognition to wealth over a good name and integrity but this should not deter God’s children from pursuing integrity. “You will not only be role models to them, you will also have wealth. So, have a good name that will stand you out anywhere you find yourself,” he stated.
He then urged all to uphold good character because that is what will uphold them at the top. “Wherever you find yourself, uphold the name of the Lord by living an exemplary life of integrity, character, honesty, performance and purity,” he said.