WORD OF THE DAY

Knowing God’s Word will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from knowing His Word.

God has given us His Word as a guide for our life. However, His Word won’t help us if we don’t study it, know it, and live by it. Therefore, we must diligently study and apply God’s Word if we wish for it to have an impact on our lives.

Jesus promised, “If you abide in My word …, you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32 , AMP). That’s a promise that if we abide in His Word, we will know the Truth, because His

Word is the Truth. So it makes sense that God told the Israelites,

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).

Joshua later repeated a similar instruction:

“Be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left” (Joshua 23:6).

Why is it so important to follow God’s Word? Because

His Word keeps us from turning aside to the right or to the left; it keeps us on the straight and narrow path that leads to life (see Matthew 7:13-14)

Therefore,abide in His Word, because His Word will keep you from sin.
 

 



WORD OF THE DAY

Are you looking for right answers in wrong places?

People in the world are desperately looking for answers: answers to problems, answers to difficult questions, answers to pain and suffering — everyone wants answers to life’s questions.

But so many people look for right answers in all the wrong places: psychics, mediums, weegie boards, star charts, spiritists, astrological signs, and other similar places.

Sadly, some of the most visited sites on the Internet contain popular horoscopes.
However, God sternly warns His people not to turn to such things. In

Leviticus 19:31, God tells us, “Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them.” Only a few verses later, He again warns: “I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritisms to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people” (Leviticus 20:6

).
The Bible instructs us not to turn to worldly things for answers. Instead, we are to turn to Jesus, who is

the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6). Jesus is not one of the ways; He is the way. You will get real answers to life’s difficult questions only from God.

So, instead of spending $3.99 per minute looking for right answers in wrong places, turn to the all-knowing God, himself, the creator of the universe!
 
 
 


Sunday September 10 2017

Join us this Sunday for a powerful time of Praise & Worship and Great Ministry of the Word with Visiting Ministers Simon Peter & Millicent Rumba, seasoned International Ministers.
 


Word of the Day

Comparison Trap

Many times we begin to compare our lives to other people, our future and our past that it cripples our present. We need to always remember that we were made in the image and likeness of God not man.

One of the fastest ways of discouraging yourself and getting trapped by the sin of envy is when you compare yourself to others. God has a specific plan for you and you won’t accomplish that plan by looking at others. Count your blessings and not the blessings of so

meone else.

Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Theodore Roosevelt – “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
 


Word of the day

Please don’t lower the Hoop.

The official height of a basketball hoop is 10ft. A score on a 6ft hoop wouldn’t count in an NBA competition no matter the cheer and fun fare.

In God’s Kingdom, there is God’s Standard and human standard. When we proclaim Him as King and Lord of our lives, We are expected to measure ourselves against His Standard, We are to make His Standard our Standard. Its amazing that in these last days, the “Spiritual Hoop” has been lowered from 10 ft in order to score. Its makes us feel good, well accomplished and successful as believers because we scored on a 5ft spiritual hoop. Let’s remember that the 5ft hoop score does not count, only a 10ft hoop score does. We may get pats on out backs, trophies on our shelves, cheers from the crowds, high sales on our Books and Cds but if we lowered our hoops, its not counting before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)
 


WORD OF THE DAY

DECISIONS OR CHOICES

Basic principles on making choices

D.MAKE CHOICES WHICH VALUE GOD’S ETERNAL PROMISES OVER IMMEDIATE PLEASURE.

Lot’s choice of Sodom was based on what would bring him quick gratification, but he didn’t take into account God’s promise to Abram about the land.

After Lot moved to Sodom, the Lord reaffirmed His promise to Abram and even expanded on it (13:14-17)
As believers we are to live by faith in the promises of God. When we face decisions, we take God into account and make those decisions in line with His promises and principles, not the immediate gratification of the flesh. We deny ungodliness and worldly desires in light of the blessed hope of Christ’s return (Titus 2:11-13), trusting that His promises concerning eternity are true.
 


Word of the day

DECISIONS OR CHOICES

C.
MAKE CHOICES WHICH VALUE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD OVER THE APPROVAL OF THE WORLD.
 
Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.”

We see again the two things that marked Abram’s life of obedient faith, the tent and the altar: Abram the pilgrim, just passing through; and, Abram the worshiper, bearing witness to a pagan world.

-You don’t ever find Lot building an altar in Sodom, and he traded in his tent for a townhouse. He settled in Sodom and blended in with their corruption. He was popular, sitting on their city council, but he was not prophetic. Abram lived in fellowship with God and became known as the friend of God.
Jesus was the friend of sinners, but He was never tainted by their sin because He put a premium on fellowship with the Father and He never sought the approval of the world. He was in the world with a clear sense of His mission, to glorify the Father and to seek and to save the lost. If we want to line up with Abram rather than with Lot, we’ve got to be people of the tent and the altar, pilgrims and worshipers, here to bear witness. We must put fellowship with God above the approval of the world in all our decisions.
 


Word of the day

DECISIONS OR CHOICES

B. MAKE CHOICES WHICH VALUE GODLINESS OVER GREED.

By faith, Abram had already renounced everything visible and opted for the unseen promises of God. So he had no need, as Lot did, to choose by sight.

Lot chose by sight and ended up spiritually and financially bankrupt.

He escaped Sodom with the clothes on his back and fades out living in a cave.

The things he saw and got didn’t bring him the lasting happiness he expected.

Abram chose by faith
,
not by sight, and ended up spiritually and financially blessed, seeing and possessing by faith the whole land of Canaan, although he died owning only a burial plot. Lot lived for greed and came up empty. Abram lived for God and came up full.
 


Word of the day

DECISIONS OR CHOICES

 
Many choices in life don’t seem significant At the time they, But those choices set in motion a series of events which shape our lives, our children and our grandchildren.
 
Sometimes people make unwise choices which aren’t momentous in themselves, but they lead to tragedies:
 
A teenager chooses to ride with a friend who has been drinking, resulting in a serious accident and the loss of life. A girl decides to have a drink at a party, resulting in her letting down her inhibitions. She ends up pregnant or with a venereal disease. Since seemingly small decisions can have such momentous consequences, how can we protect ourselves from making wrong choices?
 

The story of Lot’s choice (Gen. 13:5-18) teaches a crucial lesson about life’s choices:

-Since choices often result in eternally significant consequences, we must choose in line with God’s principles.

Basic principles on making choices

  1. MAKE CHOICES WHICH VALUE RELATIONSHIPS OVER RIGHTS.

Note verse 8: “Please let there be no strife between you and me, … because we are brothers

.” Coming just after the statement about the Canaanites and Perizzites being in the land, this may point to Abram’s concern about how their strife would affect the witness to the pagans around them. How can God’s people bear witness for Him if the world sees them fighting among themselves?

 

Abram had a right to choose whatever land he wanted and let Lot take the leftovers. He was the older, the chief of the clan. God had promised the land to Abram, not to Lot. (Note, by the way, that even though Abram and Lot both had the freedom to choose, God’s sovereign purpose to give the land to Abram overruled their choices.)

But Abram graciously yielded his rights and trusted God to give him his portion. What mattered to Abram was, “We are brothers.” He valued his relationship with Lot over his right to choose the best land.

So much strife could be avoided in the family and in the 
church if we would put a premium on our relationships  
, set aside our rights, and let the Lord take care of us.
 
 


Word of the Day

Decisions.

Keys to help in making great decisions to avoid a life of regret and bitterness.

3.Acknowledge God in all our WAYS.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 
 
The verse does not say

“some” of your ways. The verse does not say “most” of your ways. The verse says “all” of your ways

. It means in everything you do. In every detail of your life – acknowledge God.
 
What does it mean to “acknowledge God” in “all your ways”? The Hebrew for “acknowledge” – “yada” – is also used in 1 Chronicles 28:9, when David encourages Solomon to “
know (yada) 
 the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and a willing mind.” Knowing God, acknowledging Him, leads to service with whole heart and mind.
 

1. Acknowledge His existence.

This is the most simple way we can acknowledge God. Hebrews 11:6 says,

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe the he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

2. Acknowledge His glory by your life.

Part of acknowledging God in all your ways is conforming your ways so that they bring glory to God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 states,

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

3. Acknowledge your death and Christ’s life in you – in short, your new identity.

This is probably the best part of acknowledging God in all your ways. Galatians 2:20 says,

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.



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