Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
“There is nothing you have that you have not been given by God.” These were the words of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya to the congregation at the October 15 Sunday service. Teaching from the parable of the talents as recorded in the Books of Matthew 25:14-30 and Luke 19:12-27, Pastor Taiwo said that the parable explains how the kingdom of God operates; and for anyone to get the best from God, they must use the same principles in life. “It is very important to pay close attention to every Word in the Bible because it lays down the principle on how to operate,” he said. (more…)
Pastor Nwachukwu Nzegwu @ Sunday First Service
Worshippers have been reminded that it is not God’s desire for His children to suffer. Pastor Nwachukwu Nzegwu made this known at the October 8 first service while speaking from the scripture in Matthew 6:25-34. (more…)
Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
Reading from the Book of Matthew 6:5-34, Pastor Taiwo at the October 1 Sunday service, reminded the church on the importance of prayer, especially in the life of a Christian. According to him, prayer goes beyond asking for the ephemeral things or creating a public awareness to one’s prowess at praying but coming to God with reverence, acknowledgement of His sovereignty and worship. “When Jesus taught us how to pray the Lord’s Prayer, He started with reverence and worship. So your love for God must take priority when you pray,” he said.
He further noted that in fulfilling one’s assignment in life, there would be oppositions and threats. This is where prayer is essential because it allows one go back to God who has given one that assignment as admonished in John 14:12-13. This would give victory just as it happened with the disciples when they were faced with threats while fulfilling their assignment. “Once you start walking in the place of your assignment, you’d face all sorts of attacks from the devil. But prayer is the key to overcoming such attacks,” he said.
He therefore enjoined the congregation not to neglect the importance of the Holy Spirit while praying because He helps them pray effectively. “The Holy Spirit is your helper and if He is in you, you can never be a slave to the devil,” he said.Bottom of Form
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THE INTIMACY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday Showers
Pastor Taiwo at the September 28 Thursday showers said that the Holy Spirit is always standing by and ready to help believers if they allow Him. According to him, if the Holy Spirit is shunned and silenced, He would keep quiet even though He is still standing by. “He will never leave you. He is always ready to help you; but you need to allow Him,” he said.
Speaking from 1 Corinthians 6:16-19- 7:1, pastor said that no matter how far one has gone with the tricks of the devil, once such a person can come to his or her senses and asks for the help of the Holy Spirit, He will step in immediately. “You are a victor, not a victim. Just ask the Holy Spirit to help you,” he stated.
Pastor Taiwo further noted that, the Holy Spirit can be resisted, shunned or grieved. This, he said, happens when a believer continuously disobeys His help, advice and instructions. He therefore urged every believer to desist from such negative actions because it is not healthy for them in the journey of life. “Don’t believe the lies of the devil to resist the help of the Holy Spirit no matter what you are going through. Ask and allow Him help you,” he said.
Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Services
The Government Relations week which started on Monday September 18 came to a notable close at the September 24 Family Sunday service with the launch of the hashtag #Ibelieveinnigeria.Speaking on the role of the church in nation building, Pastor Taiwo said that in as much as leaders must have the spirit of discernment and seek God’s face for direction in leadership, the church needs to always pray for the nation and her leaders irrespective of their political parties because it is an instruction from God. “Whether our leaders are Christians or not,
Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
September 17 Sunday service was an awesome one as it was the grand finale of the Emerge Leadership (Youth) Conference which started on Friday. In his sermon, Pastor Taiwo told the congregation that they were made in the image of God and created to have dominion over all created things. This, according to him, means that they are unstoppable and therefore should walk in that consciousness. “You are the planting of the Lord, the enemy cannot pluck you out. You are unstoppable,” he said. (more…)
Pastor Taiwo @Sunday Service
Pastor Taiwo at the September 3 Sunday service said God has truly set before His children an open door as stated in Revelation 3:7-9, but everyone needs to make it personal. This, he said, can be achieved by meditating on the word of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to enlighten one on the word. “If you dwell on God’s word and walk in the Spirit, you will see and hear differently from the people of the world,” he said. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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 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.