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The Promise of a Great Hope
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
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51 mins 19 secs
One of the greatest promises ever made to the human race is given in the prophecy here in Micah, verse two: it is the birth of the Messiah, the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Looking back on this prophecy from the time of Jesus’ death to this present day, we can see the incredible number of details so clearly and accurately predicted. Micah first prophesied that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-2). But before the coming of the Saviour, the nation of Judah would be conquered. Its capital city, Jerusalem, would be besieged by the Babylonians and all its people exiled. Despite the grim prophecy in verse one, all was not lost. A Saviour was coming and would be born in the city of Bethlehem.
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
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1 hr 2 mins 40 secs
The propensity to think only of ourselves is one of the causes of conflicts at family, church, and societal levels. It destroys the unity of the family, the body of Christ, and the nation. Realizing the contention that selfish attitudes cause within the church, Paul writes from prison exhorting the Philippians believers on how to combat their selfishness. In the first place, to repel a selfish spirit, we must remember the blessings we have received because of our union in Christ. One, we are to remember how Christ encourages us. Two, we are to remember how Christ embraces us. Three, we are to remember how Christ includes us. Four, we are to remember how Christ enhances us.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
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51 mins 46 secs
Last week, we saw how Haman’s extreme prejudice, hatred, and discrimination against the Jews led him to influence King Xerxes to accede to his request to destroy them. To that end, the king authorized him to issue a Decree of Extermination, and send it to all the provinces, for their destruction. However, the Jews avoided the fate that had been decreed for them. We can draw biblical principles from the way it happened that could guide us today. In the first place, the selfless and courageous action of some people from the persecuted group is required. God met the Jews’ desperate need for an intercessor, a deliverer, and a savior through the obedience and courage of Esther. God has a way of preparing people ahead of time to play the role of saviours or deliverers of their people from the hands of their enemies. Such people often occupy positions that give them the opportunity to know what is being planned against their people, and to do something about it. Unfortunately, some of them are more concerned about themselves than their people that they fail to do anything to prevent the destruction of their own people. Not so Mordecai and Esther.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
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46 mins 52 secs
Prejudice and discrimination are serious problems within every society. The attempt by Haman, a man filled with extreme prejudice and bitter hatred toward the Jewish race, to exterminate the Jews is the basic plot of the book of Esther. This event is recorded in the Bible for all generations to remember and guard against.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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58 mins 50 secs
The year is running to the end, and more importantly we are entering the month of thanksgiving. Everybody is counting their blessings in the year. Testimonies are being prepared to prove God’s goodness and faithfulness. To some people there can’t be a better year. Some made advancement in business, some got a wholesome promotion. To some it is the year of opened doors. Indeed, to some it’s been a year of watershed achievement. Whereas, for some people they could not explain why life has been so miserable and unfair to them; heaven seems to be cast in iron. The shame and reproach of some people seem to be so obvious and they feel all eyes are on them. But wait before you begin to heap a mountain of guilt upon yourself and to give God names that can never be associated with His character.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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As the year draws to a close and we begin to seek the face of God on what will be our theme for 2019, God still wants us to look at our theme for this year from another perspective. Truly, 2018 has been our year of complete freedom in Christ. Each and every one of us has experienced freedom in many areas of our lives. However, it is not enough to have experienced freedom in Christ; He also desires that we become agents of freedom. That is, becoming instruments of freedom in the hand of our God to bring about the liberation of others from bondage of sin, sickness, pain, poverty, emotional disorder and other limitations that have held them bound. Our text gives us insight on how to do this. In our text, three important issues could be identified, the crippled man, his environment or location and John and Peter, whom the Lord used to set the man free and bring about his healing. Let’s look closely at each of these three things.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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42 mins 45 secs
The Psalmist has a great revelation to share with us from this passage. There are 3 Revelations which the Psalmist tries to press home in this singular verse. 1/ A nation who recognizes God as its owner 2/ A nation who recognizes the Lordship of God. 3/ A nation being the Choice of God, the Elects of God. The Israelites are fortunate to enjoy these 3 privileges. No other nations of the world does. All the Earth belongs to God, (Ex. 19:5) He created it all but not all nations of the world give him this recognition. Many nations recognize Him as the Creator but do not agree to His Lordship. His interest is not considered in the affairs of the nations; even though many mention God in their national anthems they don’t mean it, However, the grace is open to all to be His choice of His inheritance.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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1 hr 14 mins 19 secs
The fourth major concern of society is the appointment of kings or rulers (Deut. 17:14-20). These are the only laws dealing with kings in the first five books of the Bible. Moses predicted that someday lying out in the future Israel would desire a king (Deut. 17:14). The people would approach their leaders, requesting a king to rule over them like all the nations that surrounded them. They would desire the royal pomp and power, the authority and rule of a king. Moses declared the establishment of the law: the king must be appointed by God Himself (Deut. 17:15). It is important to note a significant fact: God does not tie His people to one form of government.
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