Pastor Nomthi Odukoya @Sunday service
In commemoration of Mother’s Day, Pastor Nomthi during her message at the May 10 Sunday service said that motherhood can’t be isolated from family, noting that it is a huge responsibility which determines the future of the children, and that parents’ attitudes can affect the children either positively or negatively.
Using the account of the two mothers who came to King Solomon for judgement on ownership of the living child recorded in 1Kings 3:16-28 as illustration, she noted that in as much as there are many issues and societal vices that can traumatise women, they should not be intimidated by the threats of the devil or any situation but to stand boldly and claim their promises from God. “You are the mother of your promise and you must claim your baby. Don’t feel guilty; state your case before the King and you will receive your blessings.”
She therefore urged women not to be ignorant of the devil’s devices in making them lose focus of their responsibilities because of challenges thereby making them to lose their reward but to turn to Jesus who can strengthen them to focus and thereby fulfil their purposes in life.
She said, “Your seeming challenge would cause God’s name to be known in all the earth. Your struggle right now is your testimony tomorrow. Your purpose will not die and you will fulfil whatever God has promised you, in Jesus’ name.”
GOD IS ABLE
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday Showers
Speaking from Genesis 18:14, Pastor Taiwo during his message at the May 7 Thursday Showers said that there has never been any time that God is not faithful, noting that there is no prayer He can’t answer, promise He can’t keep and situations He can’t handle.
Citing biblical examples of Paul and Silas (Act 16:25-26), Jonah (Jonah 2), Esther (Esther 3), and Hannah (I Samuel 2), Pastor said that no situation or challenge ever catches God unawares. This is why, according to him, believers should trust in Him because doubting Him is equating Him to men who can fail. “When you doubt His promise, you equate Him to men and He is not a man. God is still in the habit of answering prayers and He will answer you. Just have faith in Him,” he said.
He therefore urged them from Psalm 126 to believe God to bring to pass His promise to them no matter what their circumstances may be now.
In his words, “If He answered Hannah, Jonah, Noah, Peter, and even Jesus, then He would answer you. If He made you to start, He will make you finish well. When God promises you, He guides His words and makes sure nothing stops it. There is nothing too difficult for God to do. You are His special child and He can be trusted. He’s dependable.”