Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Francis Chan to Facebook Employees: Why I Asked God to Make Me Rich and Why I Left My Megachurch

Francis Chan Facebook

Chan starts his talk explaining why Jesus gave so much instruction about the need to humble oneself. “What do you think God hates most?” Chan asked. Pride was the answer. Humility is the antidote.Francis Chan spoke to a group of Facebook employees at the social media company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California on June 22, 2017. The video of his talk is circulating the internet because of the tough subjects it tackles: Pride, money, and the megachurch model.
With his trademark boldness, Chan tells the group humility might be harder for them in particular than other people. “You’re at a disadvantage,” he tells the group. “There is a status working here. You’re cooler than your friends.”

Monday, July 3, 2017

Heroes of Faith 7: Joseph

Message: Heroes of Faith 7: Joseph
Preacher: Pastor Wilson Akubo
Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1-2, 22 Genesis 50:24-26
God made a way for us to cross over to the second half of 2017. Today, We are continuing our series on "The Just walk by faith". We are doing a mini series on the Heroes of Faith by profiling the lifestyle of those who walked by faith in the Bible.
We are talking about Joseph. Joseph was the 11th son of Jacob and Racheal. He was loved by Jacob but was hated by his brothers. The hatred degenerated to a situation where he was sold to a foreign land for slavery, but God made a way and he finally became a prime minister.
Joseph's faith may have started while he was 17. Ephesians 5:11. He demonstrated faith by reporting whatever wrong things they were doing to the father. He did not hide it.
How did Joseph demonstrate faith?
  1. When he had a dream he spoke about it. Even when they rebuked him, he still spoke about it. 2 Cor. 14:13. If you believe, you will say it. If it is for God and you believe it, then say it.
  2. He demonstrated faith by being obedient to the command of his father. He honored his father with total obedience
  3. He demonstrated faith by showing care to his brothers.He went in search of his brothers all the way from Shechem till he found them.
  4. Despite the visible hatred from his brothers, Joseph still demonstrated faith. He was not malicious. He was very kind hearted.
Eventually, the brothers sold Joseph to a company of Ishmaelites who were going down to Egypt. As Joseph arrived Potiphar's house, the Lord was with Joseph. The Lord was with Joseph even in a strange land. God made Joseph's masters see that He was with him even in slavery. Joseph kept his fellowship with God in a foreign land.
He demonstrated faith by keeping his impeccable character and integrity even in slavery. Even at this time, he kept his impeccable character. At times, people take advantage of the favor they are given but Joseph did not abuse that favor.
How did Joseph demonstrate his faith?
  1. While he was excelling, Potiphar's wife began to get attracted to him. I want you to know that your success will always attract the devil to distract you. The wife of a busy master was lusting after him but Joseph demonstrated great faith and resisted the temptation. Joseph refused to sin against God. He denied himself of whatever promises.
  2. He demonstrated faith by serving with sincerity. He was not an eye service person. He knew that God was the ultimate Boss and a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
The Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor with the keeper of the prison. Genesis 39:2. True prospects is knowing that the Lord is with you. He wanted to honor God but ended up in prison. You may not have any money in your bank account but God has not left you.
  1. He demonstrated faith by looking out for others in prison. Joseph was looking out for those who were hurting. By faith, Joseph chose to look beyond himself and minister to the needs of others.
Even while facing pain in prison, he was still serving faithfully. At times, you find yourself in a prison for a reason, you are being put to test. In prison, Joseph used his gift rightly. He helped an influential person and that was how he transited to the palace.
Joseph came before pharaoh. he was truly a man of faith and wasn't faking it. GENESIS 41:15. When Pharaoh told him about the dream, Joseph answered pharaoh saying "it's not in me". He gave credit to God. He pointed pharaoh to God- the Giver of the gift.
The bible says Joseph's interpretation of the dream pleased pharaoh and he asked Joseph to take charge. A day will come, when in as much as this faith is in you, every situation in your life will bow. Joseph became the prime minister over Egypt.
If you continue in faith, God will ensure that nothing shall rise against you.
The power did not get into his head. Instead of taking his pound of flesh on his brothers, he introduced himself as Joseph their brother and helped them out .
  1. He demonstrated faith by forgiving his brothers and receiving them
  2. He demonstrated faith by acknowledging the big picture of God in all that happened. The hand of God. He became the the ruler by faith.
Joseph actuated his faith by giving instructions. Faith is believing God and believing that He will keep His promises. A man of faith moves by instructions.
Joseph was a man of great faith. He made arrangements for his burial. A man of faith who is waiting for a baby will begin to prepare a baby room. A man of faith waiting for a job will begin to make arrangements for the job.
Moses took the bone of Joseph with him. Joseph died but his faith was still speaking. Exodus 13:19
Your faith can still speak

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Heroes of Faith (Abel)

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Speaker: Pastor Wilson Akubo
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-7; Genesis 4: 1-4
This is one of the most important messages you will ever hear in your life. We are talking about the heroes of faith. In the past few weeks, We have been telling you to make a decision to walk by faith. We are continuing today with Heroes of Faith and we will start with the Abel Example God took time to write these things down in the Bible for us to learn (Romans 15:4). It is written that Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Cain was a farmer while Abel was an animal keeper. Both siblings brought offerings to God. The bible said that God respected Abel's offering and accepted it but rejected Cain's offering.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Do Not Lose Heart

The life of Joseph is a perfect example of how life’s disappointments can actually be detours in disguise. At 17 years of age, God gave him a series of dreams that told him that one day, he would rule over his brothers. He told his brothers about his dreams and, in their jealousy and anger, they threw him in a deep pit and left him for dead. Shortly thereafter, he was sold off into slavery. While serving, he was falsely accused of raping his master’s wife and was thrown into prison. All totaled, Joseph spent 13 years enduring one disappointment after another before God brought him out of the pit into the palace of Pharaoh. Why would He put him through all that?

Those disappointments were places in Joseph’s life where God needed to prepare the man for the destiny and the destiny for the man. As a 17-year-old, he wasn’t ready for all that God had in store for him. God also needed to set the stage for Joseph’s arrival; it wasn’t until Pharaoh had his own dreams and could find no one in his kingdom to interpret them that God delivered Joseph from prison and into his destiny. His disappointments, were in fact, blessings. He acknowledges this when he tells his brothers, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result” (Genesis 50:20).

You also have a destiny. Maybe you’ve been waiting for God to bring you into it, but lately it seems as though you’re going nowhere or stuck in a rut. It looks like you’re moving further away from this destiny and in those moments, disappointment can set in. Do not lose heart; God hasn’t forgotten about you, He’s just not taking you there in a straight line.

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE LANGUAGE OF FAITH

THE ACTION OF FAITH: HOW faiths SPEAKS (LANGUAGES)

Heb 11:3-
Rom 10:6
2 cort 4:

The substance of faith, a system of words that communes with God
#psalm 33:6

Our God is a speaking God
#the world was created with words from God

#speak the word under authority
#you can speak a positive future #use your word to create your future,your destiny at the mercy of your mouth
#the devil devices dubious ways to derail your words

#numbers 14:23

#what you speak with your mouth is what God will do
Luke 21:12

HOW DOES FAITH SPEAK?

1# faith speaks the desired
Gen 1:3,6,20,24,26,29
God made by saying
God spoke faith to what he desired
God left a language pattern to us
Gen 22:5
The language of faith looks forward never backwards

2# faith speaks to mountain
Mark 11:13:22-23
Have the God kind of faith
#speak to your problems

3#faith call those things that do not exist to exist

4# faith speaks God promises  in line with Gods word the contrary facts,

5# faith speaks resting on the reputation of Gods words and his immutability
He will help I.

6# faith speaks the same things consistently

7# faith speaks assured that life and death is in the mouth
1 Samuel 17:47
Joshua 1:8

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Title: The Substance of Faith

Speaker: Pastor Sarah Omakwu
From Mk 9:23, if you have not received your desire it means you have not believed enough.
Faith is a substance, it's a tool. The fact that you have faith for salvation means you have faith for anything else else.
Faith does mighty things. By faith the walls of Jericho fell- these walls were impregnable. It means nothing is too tall, big or impregnable to fall. It means poverty, family problems etc will fall. No matter the problem or curse, faith can remove it.
By faith the worlds were framed- God created 'worlds' not 'world'. He created worlds of water, the firmaments, animals etc It means you can frame your worlds of peace, prosperity, healing etc by faith. You can design and create your desired world by faith.
By faith they obtained good testimonies- testimonies are armaments or weapons of faith. At the end of every work of faith there must be a finished project. Faith finishes what it starts, and just as God declared his creation to be good, the result of your faith will be good. David brought down Goliath on the basis of 2 testimonies; the testimony that God helped him kill the lion and the bear. If you have any testimonies in your past it means you can have more.
By faith they stopped the mouth of lions and quenched the raging of fire- don't allow anyone intimidate or stress you.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

RETREAT REVIEW RESPOND

RETREAT REVIEW RESPOND

Psalm 90:12-
2 Corinthian 13:5
Genesis 3:5
Matthew 11:28-30

A PERIOD OF redrawing FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFLECTIONS, TO MAKE A FULL MEANING OF YOUR LIFE

A spiritual retreat is an uninterrupted time in Gods presence,take time get away for a particular course of time

In the place of retreat you recharge your faith,strength vigor
Matthew 11:28-30

Why do we retreat?
1) Jesus Did it, he retreated Luke 5:6,mark 6:46,
2) Jesus commanded us to so it

Take the Bible
Take a book and pen
Take a CD of a message
Drop you iPad laptop internet
Rest a day before you proceed
Expect that God will visit you

Corinthians 13:5

The just shall live by faith

Ask your self have you fully pleased God?
Test your self to see if you are in Faith, your commitment to serving  in the lord,
Sustain the positive, eliminate the negative for the year
Precepts upon precepts
Write action plan for every aspect of your life
The part of the Just shine brighter and brighter in 2017

Isaiah 43:16
Our covenant  ant shall be greater than Jobs covenant

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