Introduction: As we continue to discuss the Holy Spirit, it is expedient for us to understand the reason why the Holy Spirit came into the world. The Bible says in John 14:16 – 17, that “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16, 17 KJV).
Introduction: According to Pastor Mensah Otabil, one of the certainties of life is that we must make choices. Some are deliberate and some are unconscious. An average man makes about 100,000 choices every day. A choice is an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with 2 or more possibilities. There has to be options and preferences in order to make choices. When there are no options, life is simple. Making a choice is always difficult. However, God created us to make choices and He expects us to choose right (Luke 22:41-43, Deut. 30:19-20). Moses instructed the people to choose life instead of death, blessing instead of cursing.
Introduction: God is able to make all grace abound towards us. He has played His part by making grace available to us and in abundance. He expects us to receive His grace in order for us to reign in this life. 2 Peter 3:18 states “But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Him be glory both now and forever, Amen”. Peter is saying we should give increase to grace. It is our responsibility to grow in God’s grace. In 2 Peter 1:2, Peter greets the church saying grace and peace be multiplied unto you.
Introduction: In The beginning God created all things both living and non-living. He created man in His own image. He created man for companionship. He created man man to be fruitful and to dominate the earth but man fell because of sin. In spite of man’s sin God made another way to restore the relationship. That is why Jesus came. God came to us because of who He is, not because of who we are. He revealed Himself to us as the God of flesh in diverse ways.
Introduction: As we continue our discussion on how we can be our brother’s keeper, we want to learn a few lessons that can improve our effort for outreach.
In this story Jesus Himself demonstrated to us some of the things we need to pay attention to as we seek to shine His light to a world in darkness. Jesus was leaving Judea for Galilee because of the Pharisees (John 4:1-3)
Introduction: Father’s Day is the day that is dedicated to honoring Fathers for their role in the family. It is unfortunate that in today’s world, fathers are not celebrated and honored the way they should. The reasons are many but our prayer is that the Lord will restore fathers back to their rightful position in the family and in the community. To celebrate and encourage our fathers, we will use the acronym F-A-T-H-E-R.
Introduction: The ruin of the Church because of lack of power. For the Church to be formidable again we must have power. To regain our spiritual ascendancy, we need power. Power means spiritual energy, it means anointing and empowerment to do the work of God. It is spiritual unction. When the Church had power, there were testimonies. Mark 16:20, Heb. 2:4 confirm that signs and wonder followed the Church because of power.
Introduction: Jesus commanded us to go and evangelize the world. He instructs us to be our brothers’ keeper and to seek and save lost souls. In Luke 10, Jesus told three parables to emphasize the importance of seeking after lost souls – the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin and the parable of the lost son. – In Matthew 28:18, The Bible says “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Introduction: We serve a God that never Fails. His blessings are new every morning and He also expects us to bring our praise to Him everyday. He is the God of yesterday, today, and forever. He is not a respecter of persons. He can never change. Psalm 34:1-2 says “I will bless The Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth, my soul shall make her boast in The Lord”. God wants us to change from singing songs of defeat, grumbling and lamentation into singing songs of joy, songs of praise, songs of victory, songs of deliverance and songs of adoration.
Introduction: Mother’s Day is the occasion when we celebrate all mothers in our lives. Mothers have many roles and we want to celebrate their virtues by using the Acronym: M-O-T-H-E-R. We pray for all mothers that you will remain joyful all the days of your life and you shall eat the labor of your hands. You shall be mightily rewarded for your good work upon your family and you shall forever be celebrated.