Custom Search

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quote for the Day 01Feb2013

God has called us to be witnesses in whatever condition or circumstances we find ourselves using every means possible. - David D. Dagah

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quote for the Day 31Jan2013

One of the things that will make you successful in life is to run from all every appearance of evil. - Supo Ayokunle

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quote for the Day 30Jan2013

Everything is beautiful only when it is done in its own time. God cannot go far with people that do not have sense of time management. - Femi Okunlola

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quote for the Day 29Jan2013

Confession isn't just telling God what you've done, He already knows. It's agreeing that it's wrong and asking forgiveness. God can't heal what you won't reveal or cleanse what you won't confess. - Bob Gass

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quote for the Day 28Jan2013

In all losses, we can turn to the true Shepherd, Jesus Christ, who alone can heal our brokenness and grief. - Bill Crowder

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quote for the Day 27Jan2013

Let us learn to always look inward to ourselves before we look outward to others to point an accusing finger for anything done wrong. Even when it is glaring that the other people are at fault, let us be slow and wise is pointing this out, remembering that we also are not perfect. - Bayo Afolaranmi


Dearly Beloved, "SHE CLOSED ONLY ONE EYE!" "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye" (Matthew 7:3-5 NIV). Although it is not specifically stated in the Scriptures that we have to close our eyes when we are praying, but it has become a general norm. This norm made my five-year old son to accuse his two-year old sister immediately we finished our morning devotion one day that she closed only one eye when we were praying. The question that his mother and I asked him was that how did he know that she did not close her two eyes when we were praying. Definitely, he did not close his eyes when we were praying. He could not deny this fact. This incident reminded me of the words Jesus Christ quoted above. Many people are quick to see the weakness and wrongdoing of others while they find it difficult to identify theirs. Actually, it is easier to see the faults of other people around us, but failure to see our own faults would be an act of hypocrisy. Therefore, let us learn to always look inward to ourselves before we look outward to others to point an accusing finger for anything done wrong. Even when it is glaring that the other people are at fault, let us be slow and wise is pointing this out, remembering that we also are not perfect. King David fell into this act of quick judgment when Prophet Nathan came to accuse him about Bathsheba affair. He was quick to see the wrongdoing of a rich man that had cheated a poor man, and even pronounced judgment on the rich man immediately. Nathan's response was, "You are the man!" (2 Samuel 12:7, NIV). Lord, help me to be slow to see the faults of others, but quick to see mine and even be ready to change my ways for good. Amen. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). NB This message was first sent on March 20, 2005.

Quote for the Day 26Jan2013

You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter. - Charles Spurgeon

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quote for the Day 25Jan2013

God wants you to live a stress-free life, not one filled with worries about tomorrow’s problems. When tomorrow comes, His grace will be there for you as your help, protection, favor and enabling! - Joseph Prince

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Quote for the Day 24Jan2013

Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quote for the Day 23Jan2013

The successes, abundance, and positions that God has given to us are tools to help us encourage others in their time of need. - Randy Kilgore

Monday, January 21, 2013

Quote for the Day 22Jan2013

The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God. - Oswald Chambers

Quote for the Day 21Jan2013

It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. - Barack Obama

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Dearly Beloved, THOU MY EVERLASTING PORTION "'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I hope in Him!'" (Lamentation 3:24 NKJV). "Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners! Purify your hearts, you hypocrites!" (James 4:8 TEV). Hymns of Fanny Jane Crosby have always fascinate me. Here was a blind lady who in spite of her disability surrendered her life to be used by her Creator as a hymn writer whose hymns are still blessing millions of souls till today. From available history, one of her hymns titled "Close to Thee" was composed when Silas Jones Vail came to her with a composed tune and asked her to think of some words to go with the tune. As Vail played the tune, Crosby remarked that the refrain sounded like "Close to Thee; close to thee." Vail consented, and Crosby composed the lyrics of the hymn with the first line "Thou my everlasting Portion." For anyone who really knows whom he/she is serving, God is indeed a believer's everlasting Portion, who is more than friend or life to the believer. Therefore, every believer's desire should be to walk with the Saviour closely in all the believer's pilgrim journey on earth. It should not be for ease or worldly pleasure, nor for fame, but the believer's prayer should be to gladly toil and suffer, just to walk closely with the Saviour. Fanny Jane Crosby then added these prayers that the Saviour should lead her through the valley of shadows, and bear her over life’s fitful sea so that she may enter the gate of eternal life with the Lord. Have you also made God your everlasting Portion? Is your desire is to walk closely with Him? If yes, then He will draw nearer to you and you will know indeed that He is more than a friend to you as He will lead you through any valley or mountain of life till you reign eternally with Him. Indeed, God is my everlasting Portion! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Lord, help me to walk closer with You as my everlasting Portion till I reign eternally with You in Your kingdom in Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Review: Ministering through the Internet: A Decade of Unique Experiences by Adebayo Afolaranmi

Book Review: Ministering through the Internet: A Decade of Unique Experiences by Adebayo Afolaranmi The Bible is full of several examples of champions. Anyone who wants to be a champion needs to read the Bible and practice the principles found in the book of the law. The same is this book by Revd. Adebayo Afolaranmi. I am also into Internet related ministry, and I found this book a very useful tool in my hand. The book enumerated the step-by-step ministry of this man of God for the past ten years. Hardly will you miss anything on his adventure in the ministry for the past ten years. Some of the things you will come across in the book are as follows. 1. You will understand the basic principles of running a successful Internet ministry. 2. You will also learn various ministry opportunities on the Internet. 3. You will acquire virtues that will keep you going in the face of challenges as you sojourn in the land of the Internet ministry. 4. If you are alien to computer literacy, you have a book that will spur you to into exploring the world of computer and Internet in your hand. 5. You will also learn how God is able to sustain whatever vision He has given to you. These among many others are what you should expect in this ministry experience cum autobiography of an Internet ministry guru - Rev Adebayo Afolaranmi. Reviewed by Rev. Victor Adebiyi NB Visit eBook and/or printed book to order for the book.

Quote for the Day 19Jan2013

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Quote for the Day 18Jan2013

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. - Denis Waitley

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quote for the Day 17Jan2013

When you become conscious of God’s presence in your life, worries and fears will have no foothold in your mind. You will see Him maximizing your joy and fun, and prospering you in what you say and do! - Joseph Prince

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quote for the Day 16Jan2013

Real joy does not come from favorable economic conditions, being accepted by society, or by owning a luxury car. These bring only temporary happiness at best. Joy comes from one thing alone: a sure knowledge that you are saved through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. - Michael Youssef

Monday, January 14, 2013

Quote for the Day 15Jan2013

Nothing is too small to take to the Lord in prayer, and nothing is too big to take to Him in prayer. - Emmanuel Arotile

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Quote for the Day 14Jan2013

Each of us has the ability to lead a dynamic life by pursuing our unique goals and dreams. There are no limits to what you can do. - Stedman Graham

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Dearly Beloved, GOD TALKS NONSENSE! "We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew.... the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:7-8a, 14 NKJV). Times without number, I have met people online who declared that there is no God. If I tried to point to the Holy Bible, they would say that the Book is one of the fabricated stories of some Jews. If I went further to assert that the Holy Bible is the Word of God, they would conclude that God, if He exists, is talking nonsense! Let us agree that such people are atheists, agnostics, liberals, free thinkers or simply unbelievers or non-Christians. Apostle Paul referred to them as "natural men." However, many so-called Christians can also be referred to as natural men because they find it difficult to believe some teachings of the Bible, not to talk of practicing such teachings. Apostle Paul admitted in 1 Corinthian 2 that the Word of God is a mystery, and only people that have the Spirit of God can understand it. No wonder, he had earlier said, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing" (1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV). The Word of God is foolishness to the natural man because he is not of the Spirit of God, and does not reason with the Spirit of God. God does exist, and He does NOT talk nonsense! He has made Himself known to all. Only a fool will have a contrary opinion on this. There may be difficult messages in the Word of God. Yet, they are understandable. Only those that yield themselves to the leadership of God will understand Him and His Word. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Lord, give me a humble spirit to seek you and a teachable heart to learn and understand your words in Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Quote for the Day 12Jan2013

To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all - but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing. - Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quote for the Day 11Jan2013

The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else. - Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quote for the Day 10Jan2013

Seasoned believers know that God is not just God in the hill of provision; He is also God in the valley of affliction. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quote for the Day 09Jan2013

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. - David Brinkley

Monday, January 7, 2013

Quote for the Day 08Jan2013

The world continues to find new ways to honor people, but even the world’s most extravagant accolades are pitiful compared to the unfathomable blessing of holding a special place in the heart of God! - Henry Blackaby

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quote for the Day 07Jan2013

Instead of hurling angry words that wound and stir up strife, use words of kindness, filled with love, that heal and nourish life. - Dave Sper

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Dearly Beloved, A NEW COVENANT "Then the Lord said: 'I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do for you. Obey what I command you today'" (Exodus 34:10-11 NIV). As the people of Israel were on their way out of the land of slavery to the Promised Land, they lost focus on God and sought after man-made god. Moses, their visible leader was then on the mountain with God. God wanted to destroy these rebellious people, but Moses interceded for them. God thereby decided to begin again with them by making a new covenant with them. In the process of beginning again with the Israelites, God asked Moses to make new tablets for the Ten Commandments. Most especially, He promised to make a new covenant with them. In this new covenant, God promised to do wonders that He has never done before in any nation. He promised that other people that lived around them would see how awesome the work He would do for the Israelites would be. Nevertheless, as good as this covenant was, it had a strict condition: obedience. The Lord was ready to drive out all the enemies before the Israelites, but they must obey Him in not making any treaty with the people. They must breakdown all the idols that the enemies worshiped and never attempt to worship them. The reason is that the LORD God is a jealous God. Do you also want God to make a new covenant with you this year? Of course, God will indeed make a new covenant with you and do wonders in your life that people will see and rejoice with you. However, you have to obey God and be ready to serve Him only. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

Friday, January 4, 2013

Quote for the Day 05Jan2013

Praise, like prayer, is one great means of promoting the growth of the spiritual life. It helps to remove our burdens, to excite our hope, to increase our faith. – Charles Spurgeon

Quote for the Day 04Jan2013

If you want to reach your potential and become the person you were created to be, you must do much more than just experiencing life and hoping that you learn what you need along the way. - John C Maxwell

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Quote for the Day 03Jan2013

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Jaumece A. Ghant

Quote for the Day 02Jan2013

What a comfort to know that God is always with us - we do not need to go through life alone! - Cindy Hess Kasper