Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
Sunday June 23 was a special day at The Fountain of Life Church as fathers were celebrated. In his message, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya said that a father is an initiator, a creator, a leader and a nurturer. He stated that these are the responsibilities given to man by God and they come with great rewards. “Without nurturing and impacting, there is no fathering. If you want to prosper in life, then understand your responsibility and fulfill it,” he said.
Speaking from Luke 15:17-24 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Pastor Taiwo noted that love is the vital tool given to men to achieve their assignment. This, according to him, would attract strong battles from the devil but victory is always theirs when they know their God and rely on Him for strength. “All you need to do to win is to rely on the Holy Spirit to help you communicate and demonstrate this love regularly to your wife and children,” he stated.
He therefore implored fathers never to abandon their responsibilities towards their children because the outcomes of abandoning them are grievous. In his words, “The child you don’t build will destroy every other thing you are building now. But if you keep at your assignment, the seeds you are sowing today in the lives of those you are fathering that may not seem obvious would be eternal.”
Pastor Taiwo @Thursday Showers
Pastor Taiwo at the June 20 Thursday Showers service said that the Holy Spirit is essential to believers’ activities, and their understanding of this will enable them to do greater exploits for the Lord. “As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit; He is God with you. You only need to understand who you are,” he said.
Dwelling on Acts 1:4-8, 1 John 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 13:14, he explained that God is love and manifests Himself through Mercy (Christ) and Grace (Holy Spirit). He further said that while Mercy is God not rewarding or giving those who accept Him what they deserve, Grace is giving them what they don’t deserve. This fellowship with the Father, he said, becomes available and enjoyable to believers through the Holy Spirit. “He brings fellowship, so you have access to the treasury of God,” he noted.
He then urged them to always seek to fellowship with the Holy Spirit and ask for His help when in need. “When you’re down and don’t know what to do, just ask for His help and He will show up,” he said.
The full messages are available on CDs and DVDs at The Fountain of Life Church Digital Media Store.