Sermon

THE DANGER OF BACKSLIDING (JEREMIAH 2:1-13; REVELATION 20:1-15)

Introduction. Today’s message is not to judge or condemn anybody. It is to win back our hearts to God because as a people we have gone away from and forgotten God. After the deliverance of Israel from the shadow of death, they abandoned God, their deliverer. They started walking after vanity and became vain (Jer. 2:5). Let us be honest, since you turned away from God and started pursuing vain things of the world (lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life), what profit have they brought you. But God is pleading with you to return...

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A TIME TO CHOOSE (PROVERB 15:1-15; LUKE: 6:20-26)

Introduction. You have a very important decision to make today. Whatever decision you make is life defining and has an everlasting consequence. But God is good, He has spelt out the choices that you have and already told you what to choose (Deut.30:15-19). Whatever you sow is what you will reap (Gal.6:7-8). Also, there is no neutrality in the matters of the spirit (Rev.3:15-16). The two lessons of today have broken down our choices in form of antithetic parallelism. That is, pairing a positive and negative thing in order to emphasize their differences and consequences. 1st  Lesson (Pro.15:1-15). Solomon speaks...

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RECOVERING YOUR INHERITANCE. (EZEKIEL 36:1-13; MATTHEW 7:15-29)

Introduction. Enemies are rejoicing as a result of your difficulties and problems. They are reproaching and mocking you. Unfortunately, due to your small faith, you have become discouraged (weary and faint). You’re saying, God has forgotten me (Is.49:13-16). I have wonderful news for you. It does not matter what your condition or situation is. Whether you are a sinner, sick or poor, if you turn and come to God  today, obey and serve Him, God will restore all that you have lost and give you everlasting joy (Oba.1:17). God has promised to have mercy on you       (Rom.9:15-16)Turn your reproach to...

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THE FRIENDS OF GOD (GENESIS 18:1-33; JOHN 3:16-36)

Introduction God gave Abraham an amazing promise. “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gen.12:2-3). God honours Abraham by calling him His friend (2 Chro.20:7; Is.41:8; Jas.2:23). As a result of that title, God visits him and informs him of His intentions both for himself (vv9-15) and also His plan for the world (vv20-21). Are you a friend...

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THE NEED FOR A MESSIAH (Isaiah 49: 8-15; John 1:1-13)

Introduction The Gospels repeatedly declare that Jesus is the Messiah. The one chosen by God and anointed by Him to save His people from their sins (Matt. 16:16; Luke 4:17-21; John 1:40-49). We need a savior because many have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 7:24). 1st Lesson (Isaiah 49:8-15) In the 1st lesson, Isaiah declares the glory of the Ministry of the Messiah. The divine work is so important that God personally extends His help and preservation to the Messiah throughout His earthly Ministry (V8). The purpose of the divine work is for...

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STEPS TO DIVINE GLORY (EZEKIEL 34: 11-31; 1 PETER 5:1-11)

Introduction Divine glory is an important subject throughout Christian studies. God is regarded as the most glorious being in existence. It is also considered that human beings are created in the image of God  and though they are  imperfect, can share in God’s divine glory as image bearer. 1st Lesson (Ez. 34:11-31) In the first lesson God appointed Shepherds for His flocks in Israel. Shepherds are those who take care of the sheep (kings, leaders, elders and parents). The Sheep are the people/flock of God (Ps. 100:3) But they failed because of their wickedness and selfishness. They did not fear...

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POWER OF LOVE (1 Kings 3: 3-15; 1 John 5:1-13)

Introduction            We have immeasurable blessings. But many people have lost the glory of God because they have broken the Golden Rule (Matt. 22:36-39). Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all you soul, and with all your mind. Thou shall love your neighbor as yourself. But I have good news for you. If you obey the golden rule, God has promised to turn your reproach into glory and our sorrows into joy (Is. 60:15) 1st Lesson (1 Kings 3:3-15) The 1st lesson confirms that: Solomon loved God and obeyed Him (v3).Solomon was humble and appreciated God...

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GOD WITH US (PART II) (Genesis 39; Matt. 1:23-25)

Introduction. Many people are suffering, grumbling and murmuring  because they have turned away from God and lost their glory as a result of sin (Romans 3:23) But if you truly turn to God and trust completely in Him, God has promised us Divine Visitation; Divine Restoration and Divine Settlement (Rom. 8:28-31). We are serving a covenant making God He will never break His covenant (Ps.89:34).He is not man that He should lie (Num. 23:19).Magnifies His Word above all His names (Ps. 138:2). When God is with us: We receive all His benefits (Ps. 103:1-7).The plans of the enemies come to...

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DANGER OF PRIDE (2 Kings 20:12:19; Luke 18:9-14)

Introduction. The two lessons of today are warning us about pride and self-justification. “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.”  (Pro. 8:13).                             No amount of good works, church attendance, tithes, community service, loving our neighbor or anything else we do are sufficient to take away our sin and enable us to stand before a holy God on our own. “If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared” (Ps. 130:3-4) 1st Lesson (2 Kings 20:12-19) The...

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GLORY OF THE LATTER HOUSE (Haggai 2:1-9; Heb.12:1-13)

Introduction. In the two lessons of today, God is telling us to have courage, and persevere in doing His work to which He has called us. There is a glorious reward for us. 1st Lesson (Haggai 2:1-9) The Babylonians destroyed the temple in Jerusalem and took most of the Jews into exile. About 50 years later Cyrus, the Persian brought the Babylonian Empire to an end and allowed the Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild the temple at Jerusalem (Ezra 1:1-4). But like many of us who are called to do God’s work, the people have become weak...

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