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Repairing The Broken Altars

1 Kings 18:17-20, 1 Kings 18:23-38

Elijah knew what his God was going to do because he served the True God

  • Even so, he took care to repair the altar.
  • Elijah waited until evening as that was the time he usually went to worship God.

“Whoever builds an altar takes ownership of that area”

  • An altar is a declaration.
  • Whoever built an altar had an encounter with God (Genesis 8:20-21).

Genesis 12:4-8

  • Abram built an altar in the land the Lord promised to give his descendants.
  • Abram built another altar in Bethel [verse 8].
  • Wherever he went, Abram built an altar to God [Genesis 13:18].
  • Wherever he built an altar, those places became significant to him and his seed.

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The Spirit of Trustworthiness

We will first look at examples of people that were not trustworthy before God

Exodus 32:1-6, John 12:1-7

Aaron

Aaron carried out every instruction God gave Moses.

Aaron was with Moses whenever Moses met with the Pharaoh.

Exodus 32:2-6

  • Aaron made Israel sin by building an altar for the calf he had made.
  • Aaron blasphemed by declaring that the calf had brought Israel out of Egypt.

God wants to do so much using us but can he trust us? Continue reading The Spirit of Trustworthiness

Bishop Holla-The Power of Choice

Every decision we make has a bearing on our life.

The decisions we make also have an effect on future generations.

2 Samuel 11:1-7

  • The decisions we make bring about other events.
  • -David looked intently at Bathsheba and began to make inquiries. He then called for her and laid with her.
  • It is foolish to plant a seed and expect it not to grow.

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The Grace Of Being In A Blood Covenant (Week 2)

1 Samuel 18:1-4, 2 Samuel 9:1-9

The Benefits Of Being In A Blood Covenant

The sword stood for protection. Jonathan gave his protection to David by giving him his sword. (1 Samuel 18:4)

  • From this day, Jonathan and David became covenant brothers.
  • David had all the reason to ask for everyone from Saul’s house to be killed as vengeance for what their grandfather Saul did to him.
  • He instead showed kindness because of his covenant with Jonathan.

Machir, who was keeping Mephibosheth, is the same man who rescued David when he (David) fled from his son Absalom (2 Samuel 9:4-5). Continue reading The Grace Of Being In A Blood Covenant (Week 2)

The Grace Of Being In A Blood Covenant

Genesis 12:1-3

God promised 7 things to Abraham, this constitutes the blessing of Abraham.

  • This covenant was renewed in chapter 15 and again in chapter 17. Abraham is 99 years old when God renews the covenant for the third time.
  • At the third renewal, God promises that the covenant will be everlasting.
  • The land of the Israelites was occupied by other tribes for 430 years, the Israelites were in exile for 70 years but the land that was promised to them remains theirs today.

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The Grace of Salvation (Types of Evangelism)

  1. Personal Evangelism
    • This is one-to-one evangelism.
    • You witness to someone and tell them about Jesus.
    • This is the most effective method.
  2. Invitational Evangelism
    • This is where you invite someone to church,
    • You do not preach to them but as they hear the word of God they get saved.
  3. Crusades
    • Following up people who get saved at the crusades is a challenge.
    • Requires a lot of money to organize.
  4. Character Evangelism
    • You speak a message with your life.
    • Your life has a story, preach to people with your life.
    • Whatever you do or say in secret or in the open has a bearing on someone’s salvation.
    • Never be a stumbling block to the salvation of someone.
    • Can your workmates testify about your salvation?
  5. Arts Evangelism
    • Evangelising through the arts (sports, concerts etc)
    • Difficult to measure whether you’ve had an impact on someone’s life using this method.
  6. Media Evangelism
    • Using the radio, TV to preach the Gospel.
    • Also difficult to measure the impact you have on someone’s life.

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