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Sermons

Divine Restoration

Divine Restoration

Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
Sermons in this series
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
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1 hr 12 mins 10 secs
The story of Jephthah demonstrates not only that God uses imperfect people, but that God loves to transform zeroes into heroes. He loves to restore those whom the world has rejected to a position of honour among men.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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43 mins 56 secs
Where you are looking in the Christian life will determine to a large degree whether you keep on growing in the Lord or whether you wither up and die, spiritually speaking. Our text illustrates that it is important to GOD where we look.
Sun, May 07, 2017
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1 hr 58 mins 41 secs
To some people, the story of David and Bathsheba is one of judgment and condemnation. Others see it as a story of grace, restoration, and hope. For those willing to admit their sin and accept God’s judgment, grace, and restoration, it is both. The realization that God’s agenda is one of healing and restoration will change our perspective on everything. This morning, we shall learn how we can experience divine restoration after a moral failure. First, we look at how David got into the mess in which he found himself (2 Samuel 11:1-5)
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
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1 hr 14 mins 4 secs
For a couple of weeks now, we have been having a church-wide bible study series on the Christian Home and Family. This is borne out of our appreciation that the institution of marriage and the home are undergoing a lot of crises today. If the evils ravaging the homes can be contained within them, it is bad enough, but this is not so. Rather, these evils reach out beyond the dysfunctional homes and families on to the farthest recesses of the earth through the individuals that are brought up within them.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
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1 hr 13 mins 50 secs
For a couple of weeks now, we have been having a church-wide bible study series on the Christian Home and Family. This is borne out of our appreciation that the institution of marriage and the home are undergoing a lot of crises today
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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1 hr 3 mins 49 secs
What kind of person is God looking for to serve Him? Or what kind of person must those who serve God today be if they would be pleasing to the Master? Prophet Elisha models for us the kind of servant God wants us to be. From his life we can learn the following about the person that God will be pleased to use in His service. One, he must be a person who rejects the prevailing spirit of the age in which he or she lives. The age in which Elisha lived was one in which the people had abandoned the service and worship of the true God and had gone into idolatry. Indeed, things were so bad that the true prophet, Elijah, became so frustrated that he complained to God in 1 Kings 19:14-18. The age in which we are living is also controlled or strongly influenced by certain evil spirits with Satan at their head. The Spirit of God spoke about this in Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy chapter 3 verses 1 to 9 and in 1 Peter 5:1-9. We live in an age in which many believers are not eager to serve God and many of those who are yearly inducted into God’s service do not make the service of God a priority for their lives. They are not willing to pay the price necessary for serving God. Two, he must have intense spiritual desire. This inward intensity will cause him to long for things beyond the material things of the world. This was true of Elisha. One day Elisha was sweating behind his team of oxen. Over the next hill, he spotted the familiar figure of Elijah the Prophet who threw his cloak on Elisha and kept on walking. Elisha reckoned that God wanted him to serve Him in a special way. Three, he must make an irrevocable commitment. Elisha burned his plow and killed his oxen. That would be like someone driving his N20million tractor off a cliff. He was cutting off his own retreat. Now there was no going back. He would follow Elijah and never return to farming again. The curtain closed on one epoch of his life and opened on another. He had acted out the commitment of his heart. Four, he must rely absolutely on God for the meeting of his needs. Elisha gave his oxen to his friends with abandon and with joy. In giving everything he had left to his friends, Elisha was indicating that he would now totally depend on God to provide for his sustenance. Five, his God-ties must be stronger than his family ties. Elisha honoured his father and mother as we see in his reply to Elijah: “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you” (1 Kings 19:20). He had strong family ties but his God-ties were even stronger. Six, he must possess a “servant attitude”, the key to success. We are told in 1 Kings 19:21 that Elisha “arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.” He did not seek a position for himself, but sought only to make himself useful to his master. In fact, Elisha became famous for his servanthood (2vKings 3:11) long before he became famous for his miracles. He found contentment in being Elijah’s servant.
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
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What kind of person is God looking for to serve Him? Or what kind of person must those who serve God today be if they would be pleasing to the Master? Rev Dr. Kayode Ilupeju leads us to re-examine the concept of Service from God's Perspective.
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