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Rev   sermon otherwise called sunday messages are the words of God from the bible chapters with little explanations that aids fuller understanding , making it easy for us to apply Gods word to our daily living, these massages. makes use of local examples that will make you appriciate the wprd of God and know that according to prophet Hosea in the bible who said that God`s children are distroyed for lack of knowledge , many people read the bible but they do not get the import, that is they dont know how to apply it to thier daily living , but in the house of joseph, these messages are so made simple that one now sees that prophet hosea`s words are true because we dont know how to live Gods word, in the house of joseph where through this messages , able to know that whatever that goes wrong in our life we are responsible , which is inline with the igbo word that says "ihe na eme anyi si anyi n`aka" in the house of joseph God uses his messages to teach us how not to do our selves.read this messages and interact with the man of God in any area you need to know and how to apply it to your life in our help section or click here to go to our help section


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Restored –by a Look Luke 22:47-62: “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter recalled the Lord's words, how He had told him, Before the cock crows today, you will deny Me thrice.” (v61)
14th January 2024   sermon source
We were exploring last week the phrase ‘cast down’, which has its roots in an Old English shepherd’s term for a sheep that has accidentally turned over on its back and cannot get up again by itself. ‘A ‘cast down’ sheep is a very pathetic sight’, says Philip Keller. ‘Lying on its back, its foot in the air, it flays away, frantically struggling to stand up without success. Sometimes it will bleat a little for help, but generally it lies there lashing about in frightened frustration.’ This is similar to the situation we sometimes find ourselves in life, so helpless, so frustrated, so down cast not knowing exactly what to do; which is why our Lord Jesus will bacon on us saying, ’come unto Me…and I will give you rest and peace! Let us learn how to come unto our Lord. He goes on to say that whenever a shepherd finds that a sheep is missing, his first thought is this, my sheep may be cast down somewhere –I must go in search of it and set it on its feet again. ‘Some of my most poignant memories’, he continues, ‘are wrapped around the co-mingled anxiety of keeping a count of my flock and repeatedly saving and restoring cast sheep.’ The care and concern that the one-time shepherd, Philip Keller, had for his sheep pales into insignificance, however, beside that of Lord Jesus; that is, whenever Lord Jesus is on the scene our mini-shepherd condition as individual elect of the Lord faints out! Many Christians hold a view that when they fall by the way or fall in their Christian experience, God become extremely angry with them. Not so; because God knows that often we live our lives like sheep without a shepherd and when life is lived in that pattern, it is bound to have numerous ups and down. The revelation of Scripture is that Eternal God, the Almighty, the Lord of all creation, has a shepherd’s heart. Recall that we talked about the attributes of a shepherd’s heart in our other sermon. He our chief Shepherd is infinitely more caring and compassionate towards the sheep of His fold than any human shepherd could ever be. Reflect again on the tender and loving manner in which Lord Jesus restored Peter after he had three times denied Him. The tenderness, the compassion and the patience He our Lord Jesus showed in restoring Simon Peter back to himself after Simon Peter fell are just the same as He will show in restoring you and I whenever we err or fall out of grace. Remember that there are many ways we deny Lord Jesus every day by our character, our attitude, our behavioral pattern and our life style that are questionable with regard to the Word of God in the Scripture and in the Gospel! So whenever we find ourselves in such situation by erring, our Lord wants us to know and recall His dealings with Simon Peter when he erred and know that is exactly how He wants to deal with us, hence He calls us to come unto Him! Let us allow ourselves to be called back to God when we err by denying the Lord.
The Inexhaustible Book Hebrews 4:1-13: “For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the [g]breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” (v12)
31st December 2023   sermon source
We are still meditating on the phrase, ‘He leads me beside still waters’. I hope you will not regard this as unnecessary repetition, but I feel constrained to say again that, in my view, it is God’s desire to daily lead His sheep to the ‘still waters’ of Scripture so that He might satisfy their spiritual thirst and prepare them for all that lies in the day ahead. Today many of us do not even know what lies ahead of them and us and do not even care when someone wants to take the revelation of what lies ahead to them and no sooner than not they see themselves in it not prepared! God’s Word is at the heart of every Quiet Time, I knew a Christian who believed in the importance of a Quiet Time but unfortunately had a very low estimate of Scripture and saw no necessity for Scriptural use in his meditations. He thought he could get to God direct –through the medium of his own conceptions. His conceptions, however, were man’s thoughts about God –not a good enough medium for communication with the Eternal. He finished up by going, off at a tangent and getting involved in a false cult. Ruin is where it all ends whenever we try to reach God outside of the Scripture and this is exactly the case with many who have the same attitude and mindset about God and to His Word! Let’s be careful knowing that there is no created thing and being that/who is above and greater than the Creator of the universe! Don’t let your tiny brain and heart mislead you to think yourself too big even bigger than God Himself. Pride they say goeth before a fall! Unless our thoughts are constantly guided and adjusted by God’s thought which is only found in His Spirit and in His Word, they will often either go off a tangent or become sterile and unproductive and Apostate as apostate itself. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself and His Word, and the more we meditate in/on it the clearer and well focused our minds will become concerning the nature of God, His plans, His ways and His purpose for our lives and His universe. You can never exhaust the meaning of the Scriptures nor can you fully understand His revealed knowledge only with consistency in meditation will you begin to go deeper in knowledge and in understanding of God which is why Igbos call Him ‘Amama amasi amasi’ ‘Ugwu a n’ari atu egwu’! Don’t, please I beg you, be like those who walk in their own ways and drink from polluted water pools of the world. Let us allow Lord Jesus lead us daily to the ‘still waters’ of His Word. And then, you will know a serenity of soul in the midst of life’s noisy turmoil and difficulties.
‘An Island Within’ Psalm 119:137-152: “I anticipated the dawning of the morning and cried [in childlike prayer]; I hoped in Your word.” (v147)
24th December 2023   sermon source
We continue meditating on the phrase, ‘He leads me beside still waters’. Some Bible teachers maintain that Spirit-filled Christians don’t need to cultivate a Quiet Time. They say: ‘If you are filled with the Spirit, then you can draw from God’s resources, not just at the beginning of the day, but every second, minute and hour of the day. Better a fountain in the heart than a fountain by the way.’ This, however, confuses two quite separate issues. It is perfectly true that by reason of the Spirit’s indwelling, we can draw upon His resources moment by moment, but that does not do away with the importance of a daily Quiet Time. One writer puts it like this, ‘Those who say they can live in a state of prayer without stated times for prayer will probably find themselves without both. It is as futile as thinking that you can live in a state of physical nourishment without stated times of nourishment. The fact remains that when hunger strikes or need arises, the need for something to satisfy it must also arise and so it is with being with the Lord’s Holy Spirit; the requirement of the moment must drive you to be with Him whether you want it or not! I believe with all my heart that the divine Shepherd seeks daily to lead His sheep to the ‘still waters’ of His Word, and how sad it is that so many Christians prefer to drink from polluted pools of the world. The poet Lascelles Abercrombie says: What a frail soul He gave me, and a heart Lame and unlikely for the large events. I wonder if, more often, we haven’t given ourselves ‘a heart lame and unlikely for the large events’. God has given us infinite resources which are always available to us through prayer and the reading of the Scriptures. They are ours for the asking and the taking. The Quiet Time creates an Island of quiet within us, and that becomes an atmosphere of the day. But today so much noise has engulfed the environment that creating quiet time for many appears impossible.
‘The Morning Watch’ Psalm 5:1-12: “In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].” (v3)
17th December 2023   sermon source
It is very vital that our God speaks to our heart from our quiet time with Him! From our sermon of last week we learnt, that in an age of turmoil and tension that we discover that those ‘still waters’ of which the Bible so eloquently speaks of is found in the Quiet Time with our God. If you are too busy to have a Quiet Time, then, quite frankly, you are probably too busy. It is likely you will have to deal with issues during the day that you might have been better prepared for had you begun the day differently. Let me make clear once again that I am not advocating a legalistic attitude to this issue, for there are some days when circumstances make it quite impossible to keep to a routine. But as far as possible, try to begin every day by spending a little time with God in prayer and the reading of His Word. One shepherd described his feelings of exasperation (meaning a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance) when, taking his sheep to a clean, quiet stream to be watered, he found many of them stopping to drink from small, dirty, muddy pools beside the trail. ‘The water in these pools was filthy and polluted,’ he said, ‘but the sheep were quite sure it was the best drink obtainable’. How sad that so many Christians are like those stubborn sheep –they stop to drink at any stream except the pure waters of God’s eternal Word. From what source do you draw your spiritual strength? I asked a man who was struggling in life if he kept a daily Quiet Time and the naïve reply came: ‘Yes, I spend 10 to 15 minutes every day reading Shakespeare.’ One couple said that their Quiet Time was to sit quietly and read the newspaper for half an hour after breakfast. When these sincere people set up a real Quiet Time, in which they took on board the quietening and quickening resources of God, they found their lives transformed. Shakespeare and the daily newspaper may make interesting reading, but they are poor substitutes for the Word of God. But unfortunately this is exactly where many people spend their quiet time which is why we lack vision and divine guidance in life. Let us be realistic with God’s Word and make great effort to become embodiment of God’s Word by allowing Christ into our life to guide and lead us.
Replenishing our Resources Lamentations 3:19-40: “It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.” (vv. 22-23)
10th December 2023   sermon source
We are still on the phrase, ‘He leads me beside still waters’. We said last week that because sheep are at times anxious and inflamed near fast-flowing water: a shepherd tries to lead his sheep to a well or a cistern where they can drink in peace and quietness without fear. Today we ask ourselves: what is the spiritual parallel? How, in an age of turmoil and tension, can we discover those ‘still waters’ of which the Bible so eloquently speaks? The answer is found in the Quiet Time. A Quiet time, also stated as heart-to-heart time, or one-on-one time with the creator, is a regular individual session of Christian spiritual activities whereby a true Christian goes into his or her closet (heart or mind) to have a heart to Heart talks with our Lord God Almighty. A Quiet Time –a concept that seems to be missing in the lives of many Christians –is a time preferably at the beginning of the day, when we meet with God in prayer and the reading of the Scriptures. It gives room for divine meditations and to reflect on certain things of life based on our thinking, our desires, our decisions, and our actions relative to God’s Word. One of the things that concern me about much Church life today is the fact that often we are not taught to begin the day with God. Much of this, I know, is a reaction against the legalism that pervaded the Church a couple of decades ago, when many Bible teachers suggested that if you often missed your daily Quiet Time –for any reason at all –you were in danger of losing your soul because it is obvious our soul is always at war and open to bombardments from the enemy of our soul the devil and as such it is only through our quiet time with our God that we can be taught, guided, directed or divinely shielded from the danger of losing our soul. Today, generally speaking, we seem to have swung to the extreme in virtually everything of life, regarding a Daily Quiet Time with God as unimportant and even completely irrelevant, because as soon as we wake up from sleep, only the pursuit of our daily bread is paramount in our mind and most of us will even deceive ourselves with just few minutes of what we call prayers that seem to take the place of our quiet time with our God. A completely absurd way of life that requires urgent divine attention in the life of all of us! The simple truth is that if we do not provide for a Quiet Time with our Lord Jesus Christ during the day, we will most likely have to provide for an unquiet time throughout the day. A diver who is too busy to make sure his air supply is working before he descends into the depths is no more unprepared than the Christian who descends into the murky waters and broken cisterns of the world without getting his spiritual breathing apparatus connected up with the pure air of the kingdom of God supplied by Christ. So let us know all these vital aspect of life and make sure we try to make out time for them and also to strictly make sure that we adhere to these principles of life. Remember that our God said, ‘come let us reason together’, make your case known…so there is no other special time left for us to tell God how we feel, what we want and seeking for our daily guidance than when we make out time to be with God!
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