“GOD IS WITH YOU”
Pastor Taiwo @Thursday Showers
The Thursday Shower service of February 21, which fell within the period of the pastors’ retreat of The Fountain of Life Church worldwide, had the palpable presence of the supernatural God, especially in the round of praise that followed the communion service, as both the regular worshippers and visiting pastors and leaders from other branches of the church worldwide expressed an attitude of praise and love for God.
Pastor Taiwo thereafter led the congregation into the knowledge of the nature of God. According to him, God is a faithful Father, who will never fall short of His promise to His children. Citing Joshua as an example, he emphasised that this understanding is the foundation of every believer’s achievement or victory. (Joshua 10:12-14)
From Hebrews 13: 5-6 and Psalms 46:1, he assured that God specialises in handling the impossible; so His children need not be afraid of any terrible situation. “Just know that He is always with you,” he said. Citing the experiences of Jesus’ disciples in Mark 4:35-39 (where Jesus was with them in the boat) and Mark 6:46- 51 (where He was not there with them), the man of God showed that the presence of God is always palpable. “Whether you see Him physically or not, He is with you and He will not leave you,” he added.
He admonished the congregation not to doubt His Word by shifting their focus from Him. “Fix your gaze only on Jesus and you will never be confused,” he said.
“DESIRE THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
…Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
Ministry and gifts of God are not usually for the person carrying them but for the people God is extending His mercy to; and until a person carrying a spiritual gift is anointed with the Holy Spirit and power, it may not manifest. This was the crux of Pastor Taiwo’s message on Sunday, February 24, which doubled as family Sunday. Children were also dedicated towards the end of the second service.
Pastor Taiwo stated that although Jesus (according to Acts 10: 38-39 and Philippians 2:5-9) was God, who manifested in the flesh, He waited until He was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power before He began His ministry. He therefore emphasised that for anyone in ministry to function like Jesus, he or she has to wait for the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:3) because “when the anointing comes on you, you are put on the go and there is manifestation of power.”
Pastor Taiwo’s full messages are available on CDs and DVDs at The Fountain of Life Church Tape Shop.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Singles Fellowship presents “Love at First Sight - The Fact, The Fiction and The Chemistry.” Dates are February 18 and 25 (Mondays). Time is 6:00pm.
There will be Morning Glory on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00am.
The first water baptism for the year comes up on Saturday, March 2, after the Morning Glory. Participants are advised to come with a change of clothing.
THE YOUTH CHOIR
The youth choir invites you to their special worship programme tagged “School of Worship” coming up on Saturday, March 2, between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Venue is the overflow at the new site.
Corporate Sunday comes up on Sunday, March 3. Please invite your friends and colleagues.
DISCOVERY FOR WOMEN
Discovery for Women rally comes up on Sunday, March 3. Time is 2:30pm. Please invite as many women as you can.
The next general evangelism comes up on Saturday, March 16. Please keep the date free.
RUTH AND BOAZ FELLOWSHIP
Ruth and Boaz Fellowship holds a special meeting on Saturday, March 16. Time is 2.00pm and theme is: “The Lifter of My Head.”
You can now advertise your goods and services in ‘The Fountaineer’ (the church’s newsletter) for as little as N5000. Please visit the Publications office near the children’s church for details.
Openings are available for:
For more details, please visit the Career Development Agency office on the top floor of the portacabin at the new site.
Fitness classes hold on every Saturday of Morning Glory from 6:15am to 7.00am. The next one comes up on Saturday, March 2 at The Fountain Garden. Members of the following departments are specially invited: Ushering, Car Park, Protocol and Security. Members of the church who would love to keep fit are equally invited.