APPRECIATING GOD

REV BENSON CHARGES BELIEVERS TO APPRECIATE GOD

Rev. O. T. Benson charged the Church to always appreciate God. The Bible reading was taken from Luke 17: 11 – 19. The texts of emphasis were verses 15 – 19. The Superintendent commenced the sermon by defining appreciation as the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value. It is also a thankful recognition.  

He pointed out that Christians’ lack of appreciating God is due to their lack of consciousness of what people are passing through. This tendency of ingratitude, as noted by the man of God, is a major reason for stagnation. If someone does not thank God for where God has brought him to, he will not get to the destination God plans for him.

Also, the Reverend noted that appreciation gives us a platform to receive greater blessings from God; it indicates that we value the blessings of God which prompts us to receive a glorious future.

He concluded the sermon by charging believers to be like the Samaritan that was healed of his leprosy by Jesus, and always return to give thanks to God.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SERVICE

  • Song Ministration by Mass Choir
  • Prayers for Youth Fellowship Members Going for NYSC
  • Sermon by Rev. O. T. Benson on the topic “Appreciating God”
  • Dedication of Ekeminiabasi Umana Usoh
  • Thanksgiving by the family of Late Dcns. Adiaha Ukobo
  • Thanksgiving by Elder Ubong David’s Choir  

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25/07/2021

DIVINE HELP

REV O. T. BENSON EXHORTS THE CHURCH ON THE NEED FOR DIVINE HELP

                   The Superintendent, Rev O. T. Benson, gave a sermon titled “Divine Help” during the first Sunday Service of the month. The Bible Reading was taken from Psalms 121:1 – 2. The text of emphasis was verse 2. The man of God began the sermon by urging Christians to be steadfast in prayers as it is the only way man can communicate with God. In defining divine help, the Cleric stated that it means to alleviate the burden of someone by giving assistance to the person to go in a specific direction.

          The Minister also noted that the way a believer can access divine help is by trusting in God and approaching Him in prayers with total dependency on God alone. Another important point admonished by the Minister was that a believer must be very careful of where one seeks for help.

          The highlight of the sermon was the exposition of the gloriousness of divine help. They are:

  • The help that makes you a wonder to many (Jonah 9:8 – 9);
  • It is a help that put your enemies into confusion;
  • It is a help that puts an end to fruitless efforts;
  • It removes all limitations from every aspect of your life;
  • It is a help that gives healing from longtime sicknesses;
  • It is a help that handles all forms of impossibilities.

To conclude the sermon, the Minister urged the Church to constantly seek divine help in all aspects of life.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SERVICE

  • Song Ministrations by Main Choir, Youth Fellowship Choir, and Junior Choir
  • Exhortation by Rev. O. T. Benson
  • Prayers/Supplications
  • Workers Relief

DIRECT QUOTES BY REV. O. T BENSON

  • “The prophecy of the Lord comes with manifestations.”
  • “The biggest mistake Christians make is seeking help from men instead of God.”
  • “Divine help has the power to transform a beggar to a giver.”
  • “Divine help totally changes a person into a wonder to many.”
  • “Impossibilities become possibilities when God intervenes.”     

PRAYER POINTS

ANY POWER THAT SAYS “THESE HANDS SHALL NOT PROSPER”, BE DESTROYED!

EVERY POWER WORKING AGAINST MY COMFORT, DIE BY FIRE!

ANY POWER EATING MY FOOD, DRINKING MY WATER, BUT PLANNING FOR MY DESTRUCTION, LOSE YOUR POWER IN JESUS’ NAME!

IN THIS SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR, EVERY AGENT OF DARKNESS CONSULTED AGAINST ME, YOUR POWER SHALL DISGRACE YOU!

EVERY WITCHCRAFT EMBARGO ON MY PROGRESS, SUCCESS, BLESSING AND FAVOUR BE SCATTERED!

HOLY GHOST FIRE, PURGE MY BLOOD FROM SATANIC INJECTION!

GALLERY

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04/07/2021

REDEEMING THE TIME

A SOLEMN CALL ON CHRISTIANS TO REDEEM THE TIME BY ELDER ENOBONG ATAT.

Elder Enobong Atat began his sermon by reminding Christians that time is a precious gift from God to mankind and as such, our most possession.

Thus, time is an essential component of life. The minister further noted that we cannot retrieve time, relive it, stretch it, borrow it, loan it, stop it or store it. It is therefore important to redeem the lost time.

In redeeming the time, four steps were listed to keep our hearts and minds in the right perspective regarding the time.
They are:

The brevity of time and the length of eternity.

Realize the uncertainty of tomorrow.

Learn to say NO and understanding what the will of God is.

Be wise as serpents (Mathew 10:16).

The cleric concluded by noting that we cannot afford to be idle and as such, our priorities should be prayer, bible reading, working in spirit, witnessing and not in vain talks.

Nonetheless, in redeeming the time, we must live our lives as unto God.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SERVICE

• Song Ministration By The Main Choir.

• A Brief Birthday of the Superintendent Pastor, Rev. O. T. Benson, Alongside June Birthday Celebrants.

• A Brief Sermon by Elder Enobong Atat on the Title “Redeeming the Time”.

• I Love my Superintendency.

DIRECT QUOTES BY ELDER ENOBONG ATAT

• “God has destined that we will give account of our time on earth”

• “God is a God of time”

• “What is your priority?”

• “Jesus spent his time on earth doing his priority”

• “Time management/maintenance is important for our day-to-day lives”

• “Everyone has equal time and what you do with your time matters”

• “We all should live our lives with eternity in view”

• “Lost time can never be recovered nor gained”

• “Time is very precious gift given to us by God.”

• “We should redeem the time at hand”

elder enobong atat

PHOTOS

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27/06/21

DILIGENCE

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE SERMON MINISTERED BY ELDER (ARC.) OKON OBOT ON THE TOPIC “DILIGENCE” DURING THE 4TH SUNDAY SERVICE IN MAY.

The Minister began by defining diligence based on the dictionary and the bible. He then summarized the meaning of diligence as doing all that you do with awareness that God is with you always and continuously watching over you (Psalms 3:5) not only when you are asleep, awake, working, walking, indeed always as long as you breath. The Bible Reading was taken from Ephesians 6:7 and Psalms 3:5.

The Minister went further to define man as a person who executes diligence. He stated that when a believer understands this, he can close the door to the devil by renewing his mind – soul – and keeping his body – his flesh under the dominion of his recreated (born again) spirit.

Biblical characters such as Joseph, Job, Elisha and Paul were pointed out as diligent examples. In conclusion, the Congregation was charged to use the word of God at all times which is a useful guide to living a life of diligence.

THE BELIEVERS’ INHERITANCE IN THE NEW COVENANT

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE SERMON MINISTERED BY ELDER (DR.) GODWIN BASSEY ON THE TOPIC “THE BELIEVERS’ INHERITANCE IN THE NEW COVENANT” DURING THE SECOND QUARTER COMMUNION SERVICE.

          The Minister began by admonishing the congregation to understand the reasons why they are partaking in the Holy Communion. The Bible Reading which was taken from Hebrews 8:1-3 revealed God’s plan of writing His new covenant on our hearts rather than on tablets.

          Elder Godwin Bassey also made it known that as believers, we are operating under the new covenant in which Jesus is at the center. Further, the first miracle of God in a believer’s life as noted by the Minister is God releasing his grace upon us through the blood of Jesus Christ and whosoever is in Christ is a new creature (2nd Corinthians 5:17).

          In conclusion, the Minister encouraged Christians to accept Jesus Christ and acknowledge the price He paid for us in order for us to live fulfilled lives and have eternal life; trusting in God at all times and being steadfast.

Direct Quotes by Elder (Dr.) Godwin Bassey

“Jesus did it for us once and for all.”

“He has settled our eternity.”

“The problem of sin as far as you are concerned has been finally finished and terminated it in the new covenant.”

“Any Christian who has not received salvation has not started a new life in Christ”

“There is no excuse for living in sin.”

“Any Christian who has not received salvation has not started a new life in Christ.”

ELDER (DR.) GODWIN BASSEY

Highlights of the Service

  • Song Ministration by the Main Choir, Youth Fellowship Choir, and Men Fellowship Choir.
  • Presentation of Mr. Akaniyene Nelson and Miss Deborah Okon before the Church to be wedded on Saturday 22nd May, 2021.
  • Sermon ministered by Elder (Dr.) Godwin Bassey titled “The Believers’ Inheritance in the New Covenant”.
  • Communion Session led by the General Superintendent, Rev. Ekpedeme Efanga.

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16/05/2021

HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR THE COMING FAMINE IN THE LAND?

MINISTERING:
ELDER ENGR. UFFORD DAVID

TOPIC:
HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR THE COMING FAMINE IN THE LAND?

BIBLE READING:
AMOS 8: 11-14

INTRODUCTION
IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE ALMIGTHY GOD HAS GIVEN A WARNING TO THE ENTIRE LAND OF THE UNIVERSE THAT BEHOLD THE DAYS COME THAT “I WILL SEND A FAMINE IN THE LAND, NOT A FAMINE OF BREAD NOR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD.”

HOW DOES IT SOUND IN OUR EARS OR WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO US?

IN A STRICT SENSE, THIS WARNING CARRIES A GREAT POTENTIAL OF AN EMINENT DANGER AHEAD. I AM CONVINCED THAT THE ONLY ULTIMATE LINK TO THE SOLUTION OF THIS UNFOLDING EVENT IS HOW WE ARE PREPARING FOR THE GREAT DAY FAMINE.

FOR PURPOSE OF BASIC UNDERSTANDING AND CLARITY OF THE THEME, I SHALL LIKE TO STATE BRIEFLY ON: WHAT IS FAMINE, THE WORDS OF GOD, AND THE TIPS FOR PREPARATIONS AGAINST THE GREAT FAMINE

WHAT IS FAMINE?

A PREVAILING DROUGHT CONDITION THAT CAN CREATE PROBLEMS IN PLANTING, GROWING AND SUCCESSFUL HARVESTING OF CROPS. THIS CAN RESULT IN SCARCITY OF FOOD THEREBY RESULTING IN HUNGER IN THE LAND

WORDS OF GOD:
WHAT IS THE WORD OF GOD
(JOHN 1:1 -5)

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD. THE SAME WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITHN GOD

ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANY THING MADE THAT WAS MADE.

IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN

AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT

JOHN 6:63B: THE WORDS I SPEAK UNTO YOU THERE ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE ARE STARVED IN THE SPIRIT AND LIFE?
AMOS 8:3, 8-10
ZEPHANIAH 1:14-18

SOLUTION:
ZEPHANIAH 2: 1-3

TIPS FOR PREPARATIONS

  1. BELIEVE THE WORD AS THE TRUTH OF GOD
    REVELATION 3:10
  2. MAKE THE WORD A LIGHT TO YOUR PATH
    PSALM 119:105
  3. LET THE WORD DWELL IN YOU
    COLOSSIANS 3:16
  4. DESIRE THE WORD DAILY
    1 PETER 2:2
  5. MEDITATE THE WORD DAY AND NIGHT
    JOSHUA 1:8
  6. GIVE ATTENTION TO THE WORD
    PROVERBS 4:20
  7. PUT ON THE WORD AS AN ARMOUR OF GOD
    EPHESIANS 6:17
  8. HIDE THE WORD OF GOD IN YOUR HEART
    PSALM 119:18

IF JESUS HAD NOT RISEN FROM THE DEAD

REV O. T. BENSON CHARGES THE CHURCH ON THE VICTORIES THE CHURCH HAS IN THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST TO MARK EASTER SUNDAY

Rev. O. T. Benson revealed the victories the Church has in Christ’s Resurrection in a brief charge before leading the Congregation to a session of prayers. The Bible reading was taken from the book of Psalms 124: 1-8 and Mathew 28: 1-6. The minister noted at the beginning of the sermon that if Jesus did not die for us, we would still be in the dark. He went further to list the benefits of the Resurrection of Jesus:

  • It is the gateway to our victory: if Jesus had not been risen from the dead we would have no victory.
  • It is the gateway for our achievements: Christ’s Resurrection brought success to Christians.
  • His resurrection is the gateway to our dominion: it gives the believer the assurance that they are in-charge. We subdue and dominate because of the Resurrection of Christ.

DIRECT QUOTES BY REV O. T. BENSON

  • “Victory is found in the Resurrection of Christ”
  • “His death did not only bring impact on our souls, he died a holistic death.”
  • “The Resurrection of Christ covers all aspects of our lives, and not just the spiritual.”

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SERVICE

  • Thanksgiving by Ewet Youth Development Association
  • Thanksgiving by Dcns. Monsunsola Idongesit Nkanga, the family of Late Elder (Otuekong) Idongesit Nkanga and Prayer Link Squad led by Mrs. Emem Umoh.
  • Water Point Donation by QIC Ewet Offot for Ewet Offot Community

THE LORD NEEDS YOU

ELDER UBONG DAVID GOSPELIZED ON THE TOPIC “THE LORD NEEDS YOU” DURING THE LAST SUNDAY SERVICE IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

Elder Ubong David started the exposition by giving a timely wake-up call that God needs us. The Bible reading was taken from the book of Luke 19: 28-34. He elucidated the meaning of the items used during the Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as follows:

  • The palms symbolize the final victory over death.
  • The donkey Symbolizes peace because Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace.

He further stated the reasons God needs us:

  • He needs men and women who will stand in gap for Him as a catalyst
  • He needs men and women whose prayers invoke His presence.

He summarized his message by telling the congregation to remember that a day is coming when we will stand before God and give account of our lives on earth.

Direct quotes by Elder Ubong David

  • “No matter what ties you now, the Lord is in need of you.”
  • “The Earth belongs to man”
  • “God needs man to fulfil His plans and purposes on Earth”
  • “Before God created or planned this world, He first planned you.”

Highlights of the Service

  • Sermon Presented by Elder Ubong David titled “The Lord Needs You”
  • Song Ministration by the Mass Choir
  • Session of Prayers led by Elder Ubong David.
  • 12th Congregational Forum
  • Celebration/Prayer Session for March Birthday Celebrants

Characteristics of Praise that Attracts Miracles.

The Sermon as presented by Rev. O. T. Benson on the topic “Characteristics of Praise that Attracts Miracles” on the 21st of March, 2021.

The Superintendent Rev O. T Benson charged the congregation to always praise God despite the situation thus stating that praising God brings miracles. The minister explained praise as an expression of respect, admiration and gratitude as an act of worship to God especially in songs. He also advised the church to apply praise in all aspects of life because even when there are no victorious signs while praying, we see God work miracles in our lives when we praise Him.

Furthermore, the cleric noted that it is not every praise that attract miracles. He therefore pointed out the qualities of praise that attract miracles, blessings and deliverance from God to be:

  • Praise that come from a sanctified heart
  • Praise that comes from a believing heart
  • Praise that is biblical based

He rounded off his sermon by narrating the story of the Israelites which God fought for them ( ), he then led the church into a session of praise and worship.

Direct quotes by Rev. O. T. Benson

“When you sing of the mercies of the lord, praise comes from you.”

“The church should learn to praise God because miracles happen in the place of praise.”

“Praises shake the kingdom.”

“Praises attracts God’s miracles, blessings and deliverance.”

Highlights of the Service

  • Sermon by Rev. O. T. Benson on the topic “Characteristics of Praise that attracts Miracles”
  • Dedication of Newly Robed Choristers
  • Grand Finale of Praise Service Organized by Choir Forum
  • I Love Qua Iboe Church

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21st March, 2021

God’s Willingness to Give an Evidence

The Sermon as Presented By Mr. Iman Munam On Sunday, 14th March, 2021 on the Topic “God’s Willingness to Give an Evidence”

          The Minister in the person of Mr. Iman Munam urged the congregation that Jehovah is a God of evidences; by proving Himself at all times. The cleric thereby stated that faith is the evidenced of things not seen; likewise, we serve a God of evidence who shows Himself to His children and hear them whenever they call on His name.

          During the course of the services, the minister being filled with the spirit went ahead to sight references concerning how God gives evidences. Thus, it is worthy to note that God answers prayers with evidences as can be seen in the book Matthew 6:6. Moreover, in the boo of Acts 16:33, Barnabas saw an evidence of God’s faithfulness in the church as directed by Paul.

          Another important point to note is in the book of Luke 7:9-21, in which there was an evidence to identify John the Baptist from each other.  More so, there was an evidence to mark Jesus as the son of God through His miracles and wondrous works.

          However, the bible reading was taken from the book of Luke 5:12-15 and it was pointed out that:

  1. The leper had a problem like everyone else
  2. He prayed to God
  3. He had doubts. When people doubt God, they underestimate the power of God
  4. Jesus cleared the leper’s doubt by telling him that “He is willing” to make him whole again.

The cleric concluded the sermon by encouraging the church to always believe in God despite the situation in order to have an evidence from God.

Direct Quotes by Mr. Iman Munam

  •  “It doesn’t matter what people tell you, all that matters is Jesus”
  •  “The Holy Spirit is telling you that “He is willing”
  •  “Faith in God produces good and long-lasting fruits”
  •  “There is an evidence to the fact that there is Jesus
  •  “God’s evidences are never hidden in a man’s life”
  •  “When God is set to bless a man, there is always an evidence”

Highlights of the Service

  • Song by the Main Choir, Youth Fellowship Choir, and Women Fellowship Choir.
  • Sermon by Mr. Iman Munam on the topic “God’s Willingness to give an Evidence”
  • 3rd Anniversary/Fund Raising for QIC, Ikot Edung
  • I Love my Pastor
  • Prophetic Declarations by Rev. O. T. Benson

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14th March, 2021