Thursday, October 12, 2017
Topic: The Good Shepherd — Thursday October 12, 2017.
Read: Isaiah 40:6–11, Bible in a Year: Isaiah 39–40; Colossians 4
He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. Isaiah 40:11
I sat in the hospital room with my husband, waiting anxiously. Our young son was having corrective eye surgery and I felt the butterflies jostle in my stomach as I fretted and worried. I tried to pray, asking God to give me His peace. As I leafed through my Bible, I thought about Isaiah 40, so I turned to the familiar passage, wondering if anything fresh would strike me.
Topic: Communion Is Sacred – Thursday October 12, 2017.
Luke 22:19 "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me."
Text: Luke 22:19
The bread of communion symbolizes the body of Jesus which was broken for us through His sufferings. He not only died for us on the cross but also bore 39 stripes on His back by which we are healed. Partaking of communion should remind us of the emotional and physical salvation that Jesus provided for us.
Topic: Christianity Is Serious [Thursday October 12, 2017]
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only . . . — James 1:22
Jesus indicated that there will be a permissive society just before He comes back. “As in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the coming of the Son of man.” The world today is on an immoral binge that has not been known since the days of Rome. We are in a hedonistic society, and what we are seeing is human nature expressing itself without God.
Topic: Tune In to the Spirit of Grace [Thursday October 12, 2017]
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. - Titus 2:11-12
Grace teaches us! The "Spirit of grace" instructs us from the inside. Let the Holy Spirit of God counsel you and teach you how to live in this present world.
Topic — Uprightness: A Key To Your Lifting [Thursday October 12, 2017]
Scripture: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
Thought For The Day: To be made visible without character is visibility unto ignominy.
It is important to know that there is a lifting power in uprightness. Righteousness is a lifter and an exalter of persons. One of the greatest helps God can give to a person in life and in Ministry is the help to maintain uprightness of character.
Topic: His Authority and Power — Thursday October 12, 2017.
Text: Luke 11:14-28
Key Verse: "And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered" (Luke 11:14).
One of the great rewards that God has bestowed upon our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for His suffering on the Cross is that at the name of Jesus, every other name should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, as all power has been given unto Him in heaven and in earth. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, opened blind eyes, cleansed lepers and freed sinners from the bondage and consequences of sin during His earthly ministry.
Topic: Pursue The Knowledge Of God — Thursday October 12, 2017.
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:” (Ephesians 1:17 KJV)
All power belongs to God. I am not just talking of spiritual power. Economic power, political power or whatever power you can think of, it all belongs to God. Occult power is not power. All these little gods that are all over the place on the continents of Africa, Asia etc. making noise are powerless. Power belongs to God. And the bible says that the gospel we preach is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes. That’s why you shouldn’t just assume you know all about this God, simply because you went to church yesterday. Do you know that preaching a good sermon and getting people saved does not mean that the preacher knows God?
Topic: Why Secret Service? [Thursday, October 12, 2017]
Basic Scripture: John 3: 1-13
Welcome to today’s devotional encounter with the God that fetches water with a basket to disgrace the bucket! Years ago, I was led to do a write-up on, “THE SECRET PLACE and the SECRET SERVICE lifestyle.” Catch this story:
“A young man was coming out of church one day and the preacher was standing at the door as he always did to shake hands. He grabbed the young man by the hand and pulled him aside. The pastor said to him, “You need to join the army of the Lord.” The young man replied, “I’m already in the army of the Lord, pastor.” So the pastor questioned, “Then how come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” The man whispered back, “I’m in secret service.”
Topic: The Believer's Authority II [Thursday 12, October 2017]
Memorise: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” - Luke 10:19
Read: Luke 10:17-20
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Bible In One Year: Matthew 25-26. Hymn: Sing Hymn 12 - My Hope Is Build On Nothing Less
Topic: Persevere [Thursday October 12, 2017]
Perseverance is the only way to preserve your place in the front.
Those who were lazy yesterday have been laid off today.
Life is a personal adventure, where you stop pressing is where things will stop working.
Topic: Obedient Children — Thursday 12, October 2017.
Memorise: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. – Exodus 20:12
Read: Ephesians 6:1-3 (KJV)
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Bible in One Year: 2 Corinthians 1-3, Daniel 5:29-6:13, Hymn: Sing Hymn 16 – God Give Us Christian Homes!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Topic: Deeds Of The Wicked — Wednesday October 11, 2017.
Text: Job 24:14-25
Key Verse: "The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief" (Job 24:14).
Man is governed by a divine order that makes him go out in the morning to labour till sunset in order to provide for his family and dependents. But the wicked turn this order upside down by making the night their day in carrying out their evil activities. It is a perplexing situation for man in his limited understanding and knowledge to understand why certain things do happen.
Topic: A Table In The Wilderness [Wednesday October 11, 2017]
Scripture: Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Matthew 15:32-33.
Thought For The Day: Divine provisions flow in the direction of those who are not lacking in preparation.
Topic: Follow The Divine Order — Wednesday October 11, 2017.
“And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite, three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.” (2 Samuel 6:11 KJV)
In the days of the children of Israel, whenever they brought the Ark into the battle, the battle was as good as won. Now the Ark of God has been in the house of a man, a priest by the name Abinadab and he was regarded and respected. It is shocking that the Ark was in the house of a priest for twenty years and yet nothing happened. How can God be in my house for that long and nothing will happen. It is an abomination!
Topic: Prepare for Persecution [Wednesday October 11, 2017]
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. - 2 Timothy 3:12
Did you catch that? He said all who live godly lives are going to suffer persecution. Not just the super-saints, not just the missionaries in hostile lands—but all.
If you're going to live for God, you're going to run into persecution somewhere along the line. The devil's going to make sure of it!
Topic: The Meaning Of Passover – Wednesday October 11, 2017.
Luke 22:16 "For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
Text: Luke 22:15-18
The Lord longed to share the passover meal with His disciples. He was less than 24 hours away from fulfilling His mission and, like anyone who can see the finish line, He must have had feelings of relief and excitement.
The passover meal commemorated the Jews' deliverance from slavery in Egypt (Ex. 13:3-10). It also had a much deeper spiritual application that, as Jesus explains here, would be fulfilled through His death. The Jewish nation as a whole had missed any future prophetic meaning of the passover.
Topic: The Problem of Boredom [Wednesday October 11, 2017]
. . . knowing what lies ahead for you, you won't become bored with being a Christian . . . — Hebrews 6:12 (TLB)
Do you know what nearly all the sociologists say today in their study of young people? The greatest problem facing young people today is not sex—it is boredom. Did you know that when they had the riot at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire they asked the young people what was wrong, why did they do it? Many of them said, “Just for the hell of it.” Bored—life has no purpose, life has no meaning. Give your life to Christ and you will never spend another bored minute.
Topic: Be Of Good Cheer— Wednesday 11, October 2017.
Memorise: A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. – Proverbs 15:13
Read: Matthew 14:23-27 (KJV)
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
UBA Foundation, the CRS arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, invites applications from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for:
Title: UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2017
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