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

Steps to Freedom

Rev. Ubokobong Friday Charges the Church on Her Role on Steps to Freedom During the First Sunday Service (2nd Service) in the Month of March

The cleric began by enlightening the Church about what freedom entails as it has to do with not being under bondage. He went further to admonish the congregation that it is God’s will for Christians to live a free life. The minister therefore stated that being under sickness, bondage, family/generational problems, constant cries is not freedom. Therefore, steps to freedom are:

  1. Accept and acknowledge Jesus into your life as your Lord and Saviour (John 8:35): When a person accepts Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour, that power of sin and stagnation is bound to be broken. Therefore, when you accept Jesus; you are free indeed. When you are in Jesus, there is imputed righteousness in you.
  2. Cry out in the place of prayer: If you need to be free, the you need to say something.
  3. Sing praise and worship to God (Acts 16:25): When a believer sings and praises God wholeheartedly, he/she is bound to be bound.

Direct quotes by Rev. Ubokobong Friday

  1. “When no one is willing to help you, you are not free”.
  2. “When no one is willing to help you, Jesus is willing to help”.
  3. “Accept Jesus and be free”.
  4. “The only thing you need is to tell Jesus to come into your life”.

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07/03/2021

Highlights of the Service

  • Song Ministration by Main Choir, and Youth Fellowship Choir
  • Sermon by Rev. Ubokobong Friday on the topic “Steps to Freedom”
  • Prophetic Declarations/Deliverance by Rev. Ubokobong Friday
  • Prayers/Supplications
  • Financial Support for Samuel Bill Theological College

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Restoration

Rev. Ubokobong Friday Charges the Church on Her Role in Restoration During the First Sunday Service (1st Service) in the Month of March, 2021

Rev. Ubokobong Friday charged the Church on restoration. The Lecturer in Samuel Bill Theological College began the sermon by giving definitions of Restoration by looking at it in three aspects. He stated that Restoration is an act of returning something to a former owner, place or condition. He further noted that there are reasons why God is interested in restoring his people.

The reasons as stated by the Cleric are:

  1. To rebuild the wasted & ruined cities (Amos 4:9)
  2. God restores to keep His covenant (Genesis 15:13-14)
  3. God restores His children so that they will sing His praise and worship
  4. him (Exodus 5:1
  5. We are restored to restore others (Luke 22:32)

Furthermore, the Cleric being pointed out the things God has promised to restore to His people:

  1. The joy of our salvation (Psalm 51:12)
  2. Double fold of our fortunes (Job 42:10)
  3. All the products of the fields (2Kings 8:6)
  4. Health (Jeremiah 30:17)
  5. Life (John 10:37-39)
  6. All that the devil has stolen from us (1 Samuel 30:18)

The Minister thereafter charged the congregation with the steps for their restoration to be actualized. He noted that the first thing to do is Repentance (2 chronicles 7:14), followed by Fellowship (John 21:15) and Prayers (Genesis 27:39-40). The man of God rounded off the message with prophetic declarations.

Direct Quotes by Rev. Ubokobong Friday

  • “You are restored to restore others”
  • “Whatever you lost, the Lord is bringing it back”
  • The devil cannot use what belongs to you; he can only take it for a while”
  • “Everything that was kept somewhere must be returned back to you today”
  • “God can never appear late; He is always on time”
  • “Jesus is bringing you back to life”
  • “Anybody that stands in the way of your restoration must be taken away”
  • “Because you are called an outcast, your restoration is now”
  • “Your fighters shall become your friend”

Highlights of the Service

  • Song Ministration by Main Choir, Youth Fellowship Choir, and Junior Choir.
  • Sermon by Rev. Ubokobong Friday on the topic “Restoration”
  • Inauguration of Educational/Training Committee
  • Prophetic Declarations/Deliverance
  • Prayers/Supplications
  • Financial Support for Samuel Bill Theological College

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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”