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”.