Treading the Ancient Path of Respect and Humility (Part 1)

REV. O. T. BENSON CHARGES CHRISTIANS TO TREAD THE ANCIENT PATH OF RESPECT AND HUMILITY DURING THE LAST SUNDAY SERVICE OF THE MONTH

The Minister noted at the beginning of the sermon that the topic “Treading the ancient path of respect and humility” was a historical one because it points to the good things of old. He further explained that respect is an expression of high regard to a particular thing or situation. Humility on the other hand simply means freedom from pride or arrogance. The Bible reading was taken from 2 Kings 1:13.

Furthermore, the Cleric advised members of the congregation to always respect other people in the society at all times, especially those who are older than them. He also urged them to lead a good life in everything they do,and live in respect and humility without being proud or arrogant. He concluded the sermon by encouraging the members of the church not to emulate Ahaziah’s bad character, but rather live as children of God always.

DIRECT QUOTES FROM REV. O. T. BENSON
 Never use the position you possess to suppress others
 Show humility and respect in every situation you find yourself

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SERVICE

  1. Song by the Mass Choir
  2. Praise and worship
  3. General Thanksgiving
  4. I Love My Superintendency
  5. Dedication of Little Master Abasiudiong Asian Willie
  6. Recognition of February Birthday Celebrants
  7. Sermon by Rev. O. T. Benson on the topic “Treading the Ancient Path of Respect and Humility”.

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RESTORING THE LOST GLORY

 

ELDER PROF. ETETE PETERS REKINDLES HOPE IN HIS SERMON DURING THE FIRST QUARTER COMMUNION

Elder Etete Peters gave a timely message to Christians to stay hopeful tagged “Restoring the Lost Glory”. The Bible Reading was taken from Haggai 2:1-9, while verse 9 was the verse of emphasis.

The man of God commenced his sermon by giving a background to discouraging situations. He declared, just as the Israelites in the Bible text felt discouraged, it is not unusual for humans to face discouragements. He highlighted his assertion with the current realities of the world, and the storms our country is going through. However, the Elder charged Christians to stay strong, being hopeful that very soon the storms will be over and the glory of the Lord will be made manifest in their lives.

The preacher for the day went further to reference scriptures that will inspire hope and encourage Christians to keep the faith (Isaiah 41:10, 1 Chronicles 28:20).  He made known that in order for the past glory to be restored, the Congregation should tread on the Ancient Path, which is leaving our old ways and walking in the way of the New Covenant so that our past glories might be restored.

The Elder concluded the sermon by reassuring Christians that the Ancient Path brings the glory of God, and the glory covers all aspects of our lives.

Direct Quotes by Elder Prof. Etete Peters

“In the place of discouragement, there’s always an encouraging situation”

“No matter the situation, it will never last forever”

“God is more than able to deliver us from all afflictions”

“His glory covers all aspects of our lives”

Highlights of the Service

  • Song Ministrations by Main Choir, Men Fellowship Choir, and Youth Fellowship Choir
  • Sermon by Elder Prof. Etete Peters titled “Restoring the Lost Glory”
  • The Presence of the General Superintendent, Rev & Dcns Ekpedeme Efanga
  • Communion Session Conducted by Rev. Ekpedeme Efanga
  • Financial Support for the National Youth Fellowship and QIC Ifa Ikot Idang
  • Prophetic Declarations by Rev. Ekpedeme Efanga

Growing in Goodness

ELDER (BARR.) GABRIEL ETUK PRESENTS A SERMON ON GOODNESS DURING THE SUNDAY SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 14, 2021

Elder (Barr.) Gabriel Etuk gave an exposition on “Growing in Goodness.” The Bible reading was taken from Luke 10:30-35, while the text was Philippians 4:8. The cleric gave a definition of a person with goodness as “a person who is filled with Christ and has the nature of God in him.”

He went further to note that there are practical ways to show goodness as can be seen in James 2:15-16 and 1John 3:17-19. Thus it can be deduced from the referenced scriptures that growing in goodness has to do with showing love to people around us and treating them as ourselves; this can be done by lending help to our brothers and sisters in need.

Also, in the course of the sermon, the man of God cited that we can only grow in goodness by reading the word of God consistently and at all times. When we do this, we communicate with God and hear from him. He emphasized that reading the Bible draws us closer to God, thereby granting us His good nature.

The Elder added that it is important for Christians to grow in goodness, because it is in accordance with God’s commandments. He rounded off the sermon by admonishing the congregation to grow in goodness as it brings the blessings of God in abundance.

Direct Quotes by Elder Barr. Gabriel Etuk

“The love you show should encourage others to serve the God you are serving”

“We grow in goodness when we stay in the word of God”

Highlights of the Service

Song Ministration by Main Choir, Women Fellowship Choir and Youth Fellowship Choir.

Sermon by Elder (BARR) Gabriel Etuk on the topic “Growing in Goodness”

Prayers/Intercessions

I Love My Pastor

THE LOVE FOR MISSIONS AND ITS BENEFITS.

ELDER ENGR. BASSEY USOH EXHORTS THE CHURCH ON THE LOVE FOR MISSIONS AND ITS BENEFITS DURING THE SECOND SERVICE OF SUNDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Elder Bassey Usoh exhorted the Church on Missions activities with a sermon titled “Love for Missions and Its Benefits”. The Bible reading was taken from the book of John 4:34. The minister then went ahead to state that it is a good thing to serve God wholeheartedly and in all situations as it attracts numerous benefits from God.

The Cleric roundly declared that one of the ways a Christian can serve God is by getting involved in Missions activities, in person, in prayers or through finances, which all aid the expansion of the Kingdom of Jesus here on Earth.

Furthermore, the man of God further emphasized that living a life that glorifies God is another way to express our services unto God. The Elder stressed that a Christian’s life should be a model for others to emulate in lifestyle and general behaviour.

He concluded the sermon by charging the congregation to live with the mindset that Jesus will return soon to redeem his people from this world and take them back with God.

DIRECT QUOTES BY ELDER ENGR. BASSEY USOH

“Jesus is coming back. So while you are busy on a daily basis, be conscious of the fact that Jesus is coming back”

“Giving and supporting the missionary work of God brings impactful blessings”

“There is no valid excuse not to serve God”

RETURNING TO THY FIRST LOVE DURING FIRST SERVICE

REV. O. T. BENSON CHARGES THE CHURCH TO RETURN TO HER FIRST LOVE

The superintendent, Rev. O. T. Benson, commemorated the end of the Mission’s Week with the topic “Returning to Thy First Love.” The Bible reading was taken from Revelation 2:2-5. The Pastor charged the Church to go back to her first love which is missions. He declared that mission is the heartbeat of God.

 

After a brief Charge, the man of God led the congregation into a powerful session of prayers. He read from 1Kings 18:46, laying emphasis on the power of the Hands of God in a Christian’s life, and the various advantages associated with it. He cited the benefits as pertaining protection, deliverance and breakthrough. He also made known to the congregation that when God’s hand is upon one’s life, the person is untouchable and free from all evil. 

 

The prayers were for divine speed in all areas of life, exceeding progress in everything we do, blessings upon our lives and that of our families, and the fulfillment of the youth’s/children’s destinies.

Treading the Ancient Path of Faith

REV. O. T. BENSON GIVES AN EXPOSITION ON TREADING THE ANCIENT PATH OF FAITH

Rev. O. T. Benson presented a teaching on the topic “Treading the Ancient Path of Faith for Exceeding Progress” during the last Sunday Service of the Month. The Bible reading was taken from Hebrews 11:13.

The Superintendent, after appreciating the previous preachers on related topics (Elder Enobong Atat and Elder Dr. Aniekan Eyoh) gave the background of the word ‘Faith’. The man of God made it known that ‘Faith’ originated from the Greek word ‘Pistos’ meaning – trust, reliable and sure.

The Preacher then proceeded to giving a definition of the word ‘faith’. He stated, according to Hebrews 11.1, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. After defining faith, the Cleric gave diverse views on faith. He commenced by declaring that faith is the foundation that gives believers confidence to stand; faith is the affirmative response to God’s will and His word, and faith is the acceptance of something simply because God has said it, referencing John 20. 29. He concluded by adding that faith is the Christian lifestyle.

Furthermore, Scriptural men and women who treaded the Ancient path of Faith were highlighted with Hebrews 11. 4 – 31. Abel (verse 4), Enoch (verse 5), Noah (verse 7), Abraham (verse 8), Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Rahab (verses 20 – 31).The man of God then gave Christians a full assurance of their faith as being distinct from any other faith (Hebrews 11. 13). The Christian’s faith is transparent, transcendent, transformational and corresponding.

In explanation, the Pastor highlighted that our faith teaches us to cross over obstacles, shut down walls, break through crowds and walk on water – even in the midst of storms.Rev. Benson continued with the exposition by stating that our faith enables us to survive the “fires of life” and overcome dens of lions. Our faith also empowers us to see the invisible, embrace the possible and hope for the incredible. It also enables us distinguish between the pathetic and the prophetic, especially in times like this.

The man of God rounded off the message by charging the congregation and indeed all Christians to live by faith as it will enable them stand at all times.


DIRECT QUOTES BY REV. O. T. BENSON

“Faith provides the substance in which we stand on”“Faith is the anchor, the substance that holds the Christian life”

“Faith is the affirmative response of God’s will and His Word”

“Operating in the atmosphere of God’s Word is Faith”

“Our Faith gives us confidence that our tomorrow is better than today”.

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