Birthing 2017 Through Prayer

Birthing 2017 Through Prayer

Service Recap

Thursday, 15th December, 2016

Ministering: Pastor Favour Osiri

Text: Proverbs 4: 18

The path of the righteous shines more and more. This means that each coming year should have us reaching for higher heights and attaining more, in every area of life – spiritual, financial, family, business, career.

1st Kings 18: 30-34

For you to have a better 2017, there are some things in 2016 you have to put in order. Otherwise, you’ll have a ‘carry-over’ in 2017.

2017 is a blank check, there’s nothing you write you can’t cash because heaven’s resources are infinite.

Areas you need to put in order:

1. Word life – Your bible study. This is important because as Christians, we live from our spirit. If you want to experience more in 2017, get deeper into the Word.

John 6: 63 – The Word is life.

2. Prayer life: Prayer will change your atmosphere, God answers prayers, and prayer works wonder. James 5: 16

You may not have the time to pray for hours at a stretch, but if you can take 10 minutes at every top of the hour to pray each day you’d have prayed for 240 minutes i.e 4 hours. If 10 monutes is not feasible, 5 minutes at every top of the hour will still do much wonder in your life.

Prayer preserves you. A Christian whose spiritual atmosphere is always charged would hardly succumb to sin.

3. Financial life: How faithful were you in tithe paying in 2016? How much of a blessing were you to others, the church, and even your spiritual overseers financially in 2016? What are your plans for making more money in 2017? What are your first quarter financial goals in 2017?

Answering these questions would help you move financially forward in the coming year.

4. Health – ‘You are what you eat.’ This popular saying can’t be outdated. Even in 2017, taking responsiblity for your diet and overall health would go a long way in determining how healthy you’ll be in the new year.

5. Kingdom advancement – How many people did you share the gospel with? How many souls did you win in 2016? How many Christians did you encourage? How did you serve in 2016?

The desire of every Chritian should be to offer more, give more even in Kingdom advancement, which is God’s heart beat.

2017 is your best year yet and it is so because it can be anything you plan it to be. Do me a favour. Don’t think small. Stretch your mind and imagination. God said to Abraham: ‘as far as your eyes can see.’ What can you see?

Next Thursday, we will be taught on practical planning toward 2017 by Pastor Osiri Wisdom. I look forward to cruising through the new year, living my best life, with you because I trust you’ll take the chance to program the year of your dream with us. The best way to predict your future is to create it.

God Bless You. I Cherish & Value You.

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Service Recap. Sunday, 27th November, 2016

Ministering: Pastor Osiri Wisdom

Text: John 16: 8

Reproving the world of sin is the priority of the Holy Spirit and as Christians with the Holy Spirit indwelling in us, this should also be our priority.

Convicting someone of sin or getting someone to be born again is not YOUR work. But, the work of the Holy Spirit. All that God has assigned you to do is, to share your faith.

1st John 1: 1-3

Some reasons why some Christians do not share their faith:

  1. Ignorance of the reward package. John 15: 16
  2. Poor foundation of faith/ not rooted/ offense. Mark 4: 17
  3. Shame/ Timidity/ Fear of rejection and insult. 2nd Timothy 1: 7
  4. Uncertain of their faith/ salvation. Guilt of past life/ sin. 1st John 1: 9 “You are forgiven.” Hebrews 8: 12 – God doesn’t remember your sin. Romans 8: 2.
  5. The want/ lack for too many scriptures. Sometimes, one or even no scripture at all may suffice to preach the good news. Your life is an epistle. Your testimony is a tool to use. Some scriptures you may use to start up your conversation: Amos 4: 12, Hebrews 9: 27.
  6. Busyness. 1st Kings 20: 39-40. There are people you only can reach.
  7. Worldliness. Being carried away by the things of this world and forgetting the things of eternal value and reward. Proverbs 11: 30.
  8. Procrastination. John 4: 35
  9. Inferiority complex towards unbelievers. Know your worth and your worth is in Christ. Even David had that problem when he lamented in Psalm 73, but towards verse seventeen he had a change of perspective: “Till you know their end, do not envy them.”
  10. Some people think the work of sharing the gospel is reserved for “evangelists.” Every Christian has been called to this work as stated in the ‘Great Commission.’ Mark 16: 15
  11. Some people have been trapped to the ‘God of gold;’ they have been consumed with pursuing money that they have no time to share the gospel. ┬áMark 4: 19
  12. Their lifestyle outside church have crippled other people. Jude 1: 3-4 (GNT).

I hope this has encouraged you to share your faith with someone and make a difference in their life. The best gift you can give someone, especially this festive period, is the gift of sharing your faith, our Lord Jesus Christ with them. He has made a difference in your life. Why not give others the privilege of having same? You can start by sharing this post. You never know whose life it will bless. Next Sunday, we will be taught on ‘Rekindling Your Passion For God.’ Stay connected.

God Bless You. I Cherish & Value You.

The Faith You Already Have

The Faith You Already Have

Do you have faith? You may not think you do, or you may feel like your faith is weak and puny. But consider this: Have you ever flown on an airplane without meeting the pilot? Have you ever eaten a meal without knowing who cooked it?

As Christians, we all have faith to some degree. The Bible says in Romans 12 that each of us is given “a measure of faith.” We operate in faith all the time and don’t even think about it. For example, some of you reading this article have teenagers you send off to school every day. That requires some faith. And we all need a little faith every time we drive in traffic.

Even if you don’t feel like a spiritual giant of faith, you can take hope in God’s Word that says that as a believer, you have a measure of faith planted inside you.
Is Your Faith All Talk? Some of you might say, “Well, I have faith. I believe in Jesus.” Frankly, it’s one thing to say you have faith, but it’s an entirely different matter to apply your faith to life’s challenges.