Pastor Nwachukwu Nzegwu @ Sunday First Service
Speaking from Ephesians 3:17-19, Romans 5:8-10, Deuteronomy 7:9, Jeremiah 31:3, Psalm 27:10 and 1 John 4:18a, Pastor Nwachukwu Nzegwu told the congregation at the July 28 Sunday first service that it would require a revelation to understand God’s perfect love for man because it is inexplicable. “The level of your faith is dependent on how much you know God loves you,” he said.
According to him, the love of God was expressed through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. This, Pastor Nzegwu noted, brings about blessings and victorious lifestyle on earth as well as the hope of eternal rest for those who accept it. “Don’t get so formal or mechanical with God that you forget and neglect His love for you,” he stated.
He then admonished them to continue to meditate on the love of God for them as this will boost their confidence in Him to face any situation. “You need to get to the point that you know that the love of you God is enormous and build your faith on that,” he said.
“THE POWER OF THE HOLY COMMUNION”
Pastor Dapo Williams @ Sunday Second Service
Pastor Dapo Williams at the July 28 Sunday second service emphasized the importance of the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers as well as the benefits that accrue to them from partaking of the Holy Communion. According to him, the Holy Communion brings to the consciousness of a believer that he or she belongs to God thereby prospering in life by the strength of the Word of God through revelational knowledge.
Using the events that happened in Acts 20: 7-9, Genesis 14:1-17, Acts 27:35-36 and Luke 2:27-30 as illustrations, Pastor Dapo said that the communion table is a place to get calmness, courage and strength to pray, noting that these are some of the benefits of partaking of the Holy Communion.
Still dwelling on the benefits of the Holy Communion, Pastor Dapo said that it gives peace of mind (1 Kings 19), joy (John 2:1-11), ability to activate miracles and reveal the enemies within a household (1 Kings 17 & John 13), and serves as judgment on the enemies of God’s children (Exodus 7:14-25).
He then enjoined the congregation to always turn to the Holy Communion when faced with situations that are tending towards shame and disgrace. “It makes you endure and binds relationships,” he said.
Pastor Babatunde Ladipo @Thursday Showers
While speaking on the importance of constant intercessions, Pastor Babatunde Ladipo at the July 25 Thursday Showers service said that one of the greatest needs of God is for His will to be done on earth; and He desires to achieve this through willing vessels. According to him, as much as it is not popular to have the burden to pray even among believers, God desires it from them.
Speaking from Matthew 6:9-13 and Ezekiel 22:29-30, he stated that greater things would happen in an environment where there are burden bearers who take the situations of that environment to God in prayer always. Relating it to the situations around the world and particularly in Nigeria, he noted that for things to change for the better in the country, there must be burden bearers who would always take the state of the nation to God.
Pastor Babatunde stated that having a burden for God’s will to be done on earth is not difficult, noting that once there is a nudge, there is a burden. He also added that once this burden is taken back to God in prayer, it makes God’s will, purpose and counsel to be done. “A burden is a spiritual concern in the heart of God, impacted by the Holy Ghost in someone whose intercession the Holy Ghost desires to use,” he said.
He therefore implored every believer to be an intercessor as this would bring about a positive change in their lives and even in the country.
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