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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quote for the Day 01Nov2012

Your investment in other people's live is akin to a seed sown in due season. The harvest will definitely come back to you in multiple folds. - Victor Adebiyi

Quote for the Day 31Oct2012

The Church cannot help in promoting a healthy political climate when she is a partaker of all the evil that goes on in the society. - Emmanuel O. Malomo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Oct2012

Having courageous conversations with fellow Christians can be difficult, but they will promote purity and unity. We can carry out our responsibility to one another to speak the truth in love by walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. - Marvin Williams

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Oct2012

Calling on the Lord is the right thing to do when we fail. Calling on the Lord can change a failure into a successful learning opportunity - a successful failure. Even in a failure, a successful recovery is possible. Instead of lamenting the failure, why not celebrate the great recovey? - Ron Meyers

Saturday, October 27, 2012

TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD

Dearly Beloved, TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD "Jesus replied, `You may go. Your son will live.' The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living" (John 4:50-51 NIV). The son of a certain nobleman was sick. The man did not want the son to die, so he went to Jesus Christ so that He would come and heal the sick son miraculously. Jesus Christ knew that he wanted a miracle to be performed on his son, but He wanted him to exercise some faith in Him. Instead of following him to lay His hand on the sick child, Jesus told him to go and believe that the son would live. This nobleman believed Jesus Christ. He went back home and found his son well. When he made enquiry about when the son got well, he found out that it was at the very time that Jesus told him that the son would live. What an effectual faith! What is your own problem? In what way are you or someone dear to you sick? This may not be physical sickness. It may emotional, financial, or even spiritual sickness. Have you come to Jesus Christ for a miracle? Will you also take Him at His word today? Lazarus the brother of Mary and Martha was very sick. The expectation of the two sisters was that Jesus Christ would come and heal him. They sent to Jesus but He tarried till Lazarus died. Martha and Mary accused Jesus of late coming, but He assured them that Lazarus would live. Even when He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, Martha was arguing with Jesus. "Then Jesus said, `Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?'" (John 11:40 NIV). If you also can call unto Him today, as He promised in Matthew 7:7-8, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened" (NIV), and believe in Him, you will see the glory of God (Matthew 18:19; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13; 16:24). Take Him at His word! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). NB This message was first sent out on May 21, 2006.

Quote for the Day 27Oct2012

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. – Billy Graham

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Oct2012

When children are guided into a mutual relationship with God, the home will be happy and the nation will be exalted. - Ruth A. Odejayi

Quote for the Day 25Oct2012

Do not allow yourself to be possessed, bombarded, and driven by the wheel of sin. Give yourself to be driven by the Word and the Spirit of God. Then, you will be secure and prosperous. - Lawrence Oladimeji

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Oct2012

God is always ready to accept those who would come to Him seeking forgiveness, succour and redemption. - B.Uche Enyioha

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Oct2012

I am a stranger here, within a foreign land; My home is far away, upon a golden strand; Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea, I’m here on business for my King. - E. T. Cassel

Monday, October 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Oct2012

Many leaders have failed not because of their ineffectiveness but because the followers have not created the atsmophere of success for them. - SAK Olaleye

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOR

Dearly Beloved, PASS ME NOT, O GENTLE SAVIOR "Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!' Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, 'Son of David, have mercy on me!'" (Mark 10:46-48 NIV). Undoubtedly, the hymn, "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior," is one of the most popular hymns of all time. Interestingly, it was composed (like many other popular hymns) by Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915), a woman that became blind at six weeks of age. There are two stories associated with this hymn. One, it was reported that Ms. Crosby had a dream one night. She dreamed that the Lord Jesus was walking among the people in her church and touching each of those who would go to Heaven with Him. As He got closer she started to fervently pray that He would not pass her by. When she awoke she penned the words to this lovely song and was able to describe in detail the people in her church even though she had never seen them. Two, it was believed that the inspiration for this hymn was the result of a visit to a prison by Ms. Crosby during spring 1868. After she had spoken and some of her hymns had been sung, she heard one of the prisoners cry out in a pleading voice, "Good Lord, do not pass me by." That evening, she wrote a hymn that incorporated the line, “Pass me not, O gentle Savior.” Whichever of the incidents that made Ms. Croby composed the hymn, the lyrics are so inspiring. The hymn is a humble cry of Fanny Crosby and any other person that does not want the gentle Savior to pass him/her by while He is calling other people. Kneeling at the Savior's throne of mercy in deep contrition, Crosby sought to find a sweet relief for her unbelief. She trusted in the Savior's merit and grace for healing of her wounded and broken spirit. She confessed that the Savior is the Spring of all her comfort, who is more than life to her because He is the only One she had on earth and in heaven. What is your own situation presently? Will you not also cry unto this Savior of the world not to pass you by? Call unto Him like that blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46. He will surely listen to you if you can call Him in faith (see Psalm 50:15; 91:15; Jeremiah 33:3; Zechariah 13:9; James 5:13). In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

Friday, October 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 20Oct2012

Your life is your primary message, The way you live is a message in itself and also determines the effectiveness of your spoken message. - Samuel Adeola Adeniyi

Quote for the Day 19Oct2012

You lose nothing by forgiving someone who wronged you but you lose everything by refusing to forgive. Unforgiving spirit is more dangerous than danger itself. - Chris Tayo Orodiji

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 18Oct2012

If you want to be successful, expect to be criticized. Accept criticism with love and make amendment. - Rachel A. Lateju

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Oct2012

When your family is under the control of the Spirit of God, it becomes a wonderful gift to the Church of Christ and, indeed, a powerful influence on the world. - WF Kumuyi

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Oct2012

As the Owner of all that exists. God exercises His sovereignty by dispensing tokens of His bounty to whomever He wills. - Ronald Youngblood

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Oct2012

To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge, to find the will of God is the greatest discovery, and to do the will of God is the greatest achievement. - George W. Truett

Saturday, October 13, 2012

YOU ALSO CAN PRAISE GOD!

Dearly Beloved, YOU ALSO CAN PRAISE GOD! "The village musicians gather at the village well to sing of the triumphs of the Lord. Again and again they sing the ballad of how the Lord saved Israel" (Judges 5:11 TLB). I was in a cybercafé one day when a young man just bursted into song of praise to God. He was even rolling on the ground as he was appreciating His Creator. All of us that were there surfing the Internet could not fathom the cause of the sudden praise. It was in his praises that we heard that he has just discovered that he got good result in the GCE examination he sat for recently. He recounted in his praises how he had breakthrough especially in some important subjects in the examination after many attempts in ten years. Indeed, he deserves to sing song of praise to God! Deborah and the people of Israel did not have good result in any written examination, but they had more causes to sing song of praise to God. They had just had resounding victory over one of their archenemies Рthe Canaanites. They testified to the goodness of God in their lives. Do you also have any cause to sing song of praise to God? God is good all the time! Even when it seems that He has not done what you want from Him, there are still many causes to sing song of praise to Him. Habakkuk concluded his prophecy with words of praise in spite of the fact that it seemed God did not act as he expected. Hear him: "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights" (Habakkuk 3:17-19 NIV). The psalmist said, "It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High" (Psalm 92:1 NIV). You also can praise God! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). NB This message was first sent out on July 10, 2005.

Quote for the Day 13Oct2012

Nothing in this world can quench thirst for more and satisfy our need except in the Lord Jesus Christ, as we drink from His living water daily we will be refreshed and satisfied. - Akintoye Akintunde

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Oct2012

God is not made greater when you worship Him, but you are made greater when you serve Him. - Nathaniel Aremu

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Oct2012

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Blessed be the name of the Lord; It soothes my sorrows, heals my wounds, Blessed be the name of the Lord. - John Newton

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Oct2012

No one can effectively do missions without the enabling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has power to convict, covert and influence lives for Kingdom growth. He is the ONE that has power for world missions. - Duro Ayanrinola

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Oct2012

One of the greatest privileges of a Christian is to be associated with God in the all-important work of winning souls to the Lord Jesus Christ. - Banjo Ajao

Monday, October 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Oct2012

If you attempt and do great things for God, God also will not only promise you great things, He will do great things for you. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Oct2012

Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God. - William Carrey

"ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD"

Dearly Beloved, "ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD" "After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him, he said to Nathan the prophet, `Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent'" (2 Samuel 7:1-2, NIV). "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Luke 6:38 NIV). God had given David rest from all his enemies around him (verse 1). His intention was to build a befitting edifice for the Lord. He told prophet Nathan about this intention that the latter readily approved (verse 3). The intention is indeed laudable. However, God sent Nathan back to David to tell him His mind – David would not be the one to build a house for Him! Nevertheless, the "no" answer of God was with promises: a) God would make his name great; b) God would provide a place for His people Israel where they would have rest; c) God would give him rest from all his enemies; d) God would establish a house for him; e) God would raise up David's offspring to succeed him after his death; f) the offspring would build a house for God's Name; g) God would establish his throne forever; h) God would be with his successor; i) God would guide and correct David's offspring; j) God's love would never be taken away from him; and above all, k) David's throne will be established forever. What wonderful promises! David decided to do one good thing for God, but God reciprocated by doing many things for him. What do you want to do for God? What are you doing for Him even now? William Carrey says, "Attempt great things for God; expect great things from God." If you attempt and do great things for God, God also will not only promise you great things, He will do great things for you. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). NB This message was first sent out on May 15, 2005.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Oct2012

We must demonstrate our love for the Lord in unalloyed obedience and loyalty to the cross of Jesus Christ. - Goke Adeleke

Quote for the Day 05Oct2012

God, sometimes, denies us of our good and withdraws our better so that He can give us His very best. So, see beyond your disappointment. There is a divine appointment in every disappointment. - Chris Tayo Orodiji

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Oct2012

Satan's strategy is to introduce his thoughts and ideas into your mind and deceive you into believing that they are yours. - Neil T. Anderson

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 03Oct2012

The devil may throw obstacles and evil circumstances at you, but God will turn those evil schemes around for your greater blessing because He is for you! - Joseph Prince

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Oct2012

Every new day is a precious gift. May we thankfully embrace each one with confident trust and humble celebration. — Bill Crowder

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quote for the Day 01Oct2012

If our society will develop, God expects that you must love justice, show mercy and do humility. - Supo Ayokunle