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That Man Enoch (Digging Deep – 29/10/2019) – Pastor Gbenga Babalola

DIGGING DEEP 29/10/19

MINISTERING:
Pst Gbenga Babalola

TOPIC:
That Man Enoch (Digging Deep – 29/10/2019)

TEXT:
GEN 5:24

INTRODUCTION:
The bible does not give us too many details about the man Enoch.
He is the son of Jarred, Gen 5:18 and father of many sons and daughters,the prominent of who was Methuselah, Gen 5:21-22.
But the most striking statements about Enoch were that he walked with God, and God took him.
May the Lord teach about this great saint tonight for our own benefits in Jesus name amen.

1. Enoch must have been a lonely man, But he was never really alone.

Anyone who decides to walk with God must have decided to be out of steps with the world and its changing fashions.
such a fellow must focus his attention on God only. He/she must believe firmly that it is possible to walk with a Holy God through living a victorios, holy life.
Such a person will be lonely because he cannot have many friends,but surely he will never be alone because God will keep him company.
1 John 2:15-17, 2 Cor 6:17, Mark 8:38, Heb 12:2, Col 3:1-2, Matthew 5:48, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Heb 13:5

2. Enoch pleased God. That is a comprehensive testimonial.
From the fact that Enoch pleased God, we can deduce alot of information:

a. He must have been a man of faith
b. He must have been full of praises of God
c. He must have been a giver
d. He must have served God through love of God
e. He must have witnessed for God. No wonder God took him!
Heb 11:5, Heb 11:6, Rom 14:23, 2 cor 57, Rom 11:20, 2 Cor 1:24, Rom 4:5,9, 1 Thess 5:18, Heb 13:16,1 John 3:22, Deut 10:12, Amos 3:3, Jude 14, 2 Kings 2:11

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HOW DOES GOD KNOW YOU? BY PST. GBENGA BABALOLA

MINISTERING:
PASTOR. GBENGA BABALOLA
PIC PARISH

TOPIC:
HOW DOES GOD KNOW YOU?

TEXT:
GEN 18:19,EXO. 33:13,

POINTS:
IT IS BETTER FOR THE LORD TO KNOW YOU

TYPES OF RELATIONSHIP
1. CASUAL RELATIONSHIP
2. INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP

HOW TO CONVINCE GOD ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
1. ABRAHAM WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE HIS SON
2. JOB WAS PERFECT AND UPRIGHT
3. APOSTLE PAUL PHIL 3: 8
4. THE THREE HEBREW BOYS STOOD FOR GOD .

PRAYER POINT:
1.DRAW ME CLOSER TO YOURSELF LORD
2.LORD, WHATEVER HAVE BEEN PREVENTING ME FROM GETTTING CLOSER TO YOU, PLEASE HELP LORD
3.HELP MY WEAKNESS LORD.

FROM OBSCURITY TO LIMELIGHT BY PST. MAXWELL OPETE

MINISTERING:
PST. MAXWELL OPETE

TOPIC:
FROM OBSCURITY TO LIMELIGHT

TEXT:
1 SAMUEL 16:1-11

POINTS:
1 OBSCURITY MEANS DWELLING IN DARKNESS
2. DARKNESS GIVES WAY TO CHRIST THE MOMENT YOU GIVE YOURSELF TO CHRIST
3. THE LIGHT OF GOD MAKES A DIFFERENT
4. RETRACE YOUR STEP FROM DISOBEDIENCE TO EXPERIENCE GOD
5. SANCTIFY YOURSELF IN THE LORD
6. MEN MAY FORGET YOU BUT GOD WILL NOT FORGET YOU JUST REMAIN FAITHFUL

QUALITIES OF DAVID
1. HE WALKED WITH GOD
2. HE WAS DILIGENT
3.HE WAS FOUND FAITHFUL

PRAYER POINTS
1. LORD LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE IN MY LIFE
2. FATHER NO ONE WILL REPLACE ME IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE
3. FATHER I WANT TO LIVE A LIFE OF TOTAL OBEDIENCE UNTO YOU, HELP ME OH LORD

THE GROWTH MINDSET

TOPIC: THE GROWTH MINDSET

TEXT: GENESIS 1:28

 

INTRODUCTION

God placed a decree of increase and multiplication on the earth. There is a mandate for increase, a mandate for multiplication on the earth

 

  1. AN INSIGHT TO GODS AGENDA FOR MULTIPLICATION
  2. God is honored by the multitude of people in proverbs 14: 28, he said in the multitude of people is the kings honor.
  3. God desires to fill the face of the earth with his people Isaiah 27:6
  4. God desires to establish his house as cities and without walls by reason of multitudes Zach 2:4
  5. The plan and agenda of God is to multiply his people with men like a flock according to Ezekiel 36:37
  6. God desires to multiply his people so that they are not few Jeremiah 30:19, beer parlors, night clubs, antichrist religion and their places of worship must not have more people than the house
  7. According to revelation 5;11, we can see steady growth of multitudes in the ministry of Jesus in Matthew 5;1 Jesus moved from multitude to a great multitude in Matthew 8:1 and to a very great multitude according to Matthew 21;8. in Luke 12:1, he moved to an innumerable multitude

 

  1. SECRETS OF CHURCH GROWTH
  2. Alignment with Gods purpose and programmed and multitude: this is where a person comes to god and say “i agree with you that your vision for growth will come to pass with me; Amos 3:3

 

  1. Possession of vision for growth and multitude: vision determines possession, according to gen 13:14-15. What man can’t see, god cannot give.

 

  1. Prayer and intercession for growth and multitude establishment church growth is a spiritual warfare. Prayer and intercession play a very vital role in church growth Ezekiel 36:37 we dressed but inside they have issues are praying to break the resistance of the gates of hell Matthew 12:29

 

  1. The possession of evangelistic passion: passion and compassion to see a multitude saved. Anyone who does not have an evangelistic heart cannot pastor a growing or large church. You must have a heart that wants to see souls saved, and see them saved enmasse in Matthew 9:36-38, Jesus had the same attitude. Passion for people is a magnet of people

 

  1. it is the manifestation of the supernatural for the meeting of practical needs: people wants signs, wonders, miracles and healings. People may look gorgeously dressed but inside they have issues they are battling with, they are tired of religion they want reality; they are tired of a profession that lacks power. They are looking for a touch of god Matthew 12:15, 14:14, 15:30,19:1-2, Luke 5:15

 

  1. The announcement of the acts of God: as the supernatural happens, let it not happen quietly, Isa. 27:13, 25:26.let it be noised’ psalm 105:1-2, everybody is looking for a ‘come and see’ evidence. Multitudes will come to where there is news of god’s moves.

 

  1. Solid word feeding of the flock: the quality of feeding you give the people determines their flourishing and multiplication, Jeremiah 3;15-16, everywhere the word of god is solid multiplication is inevitable in Luke 5:1 ,1 kings 4:24. We must come to the point where people are panting after what they are teaching

 

  1. Solid welfare and care of the flock: Jesus was not feeding the five thousand to show power in Matthew 15:32 he displayed a heart for the people who had been with him for 3 days. When the church growth and expansion happened, in acts 6:1-17, they choose people to care for widows and expansion happened in acts 6:1-17

 

  1. Aggressive discipleship of the flock is important for growth and increase: the people that come should be made to take root Isaiah 27:6 we are not just to bear fruit but to ensure the fruit but to ensure the fruit remains john 15:16

 

  1. The deployment of the membership and workforce into the work of the ministry Deut 32:30, Eccl 4:9, Eph 4:11

 

How do we deploy people?

  1. They are deployed to pray for the expansion of the church and salvation of souls and not only for personal needs Matthew 6:23
  2. They are deployed into rugged aggressive evangelism with tracts and testimony published
  3. In servicing and establishing new comers. every old member should see newcomers as their responsibility

 

  1. The flow of excited praise and worship: Jeremiah 30:19. Appreciation is the fertilizer for multiplication. Joel 1:11-12. The dry land is the portion of the joyless, and of the praise -less

 

  1. Establishment of the presence of god in the house: the cloud attracts the crowd, according to exodus 13; 21-25; mark 2;1-2. If don’t have the cloud, don’t expect the crowd

 

what will bring the cloud

  1. Holiness
  2. Uprightness
  3. Financial intergrity
  4. Not touching what doesnt belong to you
  5. Moral intergrity

 

 

Conclusion

God is passionate about filling up of his house Luke 14; 23. God doesn’t want anybody pastoring an empty house in his name. God is not a waster; he desires that his house may be filled

THE FAMILY THAT SERVES GOD

TOPIC:

THE FAMILY THAT SERVES GOD

TEXT:

GEN 2:21-25

INTRODUCTION:

1.God is the creator of the family life through our first parents, Adam and Eve Gen 2:18, 18; gen 1:26, 28

  1. He created them with a definite mandate as reflected in gen 1:28. We are created for his glory- is 43:7, Col 1:16
  2. That invariable becomes the mandate to families and humanity as we study this topic may god help our families to arise unto goodly and godly service of the lord in Jesus name

THE FAMILY

The family, which essentially is nucleus comprises of the father mother and the children- both biological and adopted, are so formed or constituted to live for and serve god. Eph 6:1-2. To serve means:

  1. To work for;
  2. To do your duty
  3. To help achieve something or to be useful as something

GODS EXPECTATION

God thus expects every family to;

  1. Work for him as duty; remember the children of Issachar- 1 Chro. 7:5, 1 Chro. 12:32
  2. Help fulfill gods mandate to humanity on earth, with the family serving as the instrument for accomplishing such tasks. 2 kings 4:8-14

Criteria’s for serving the Lord effectively

  1. The individuals in the family must first be born again- john 3:3, 7, 1:12, and be with him- mark 3:14
  2. The family must serve God, only after receiving power, since spiritual assignment requires spiritual power- Acts 1:8, Luke 24:49

The nature of the service

  1. The service requires our totality – Deut 6:5, Matthew 22:37, Deut 11:13, Psalm 119:10, 1 Samuel 12:24
  2. The work is an unending work. we must keep increasing and up scaling in our service to god- 1 Cor 15:8, Col 3:23-24, Phil 3:13-14
  3. It is a service with reward from god- gal 6:9, matt 25:21

STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MINISTRY TODAY

TOPIC:

STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MINISTRY TODAY

TEXT:

1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-2

INTRODUCTION:

Looking at ministry today as against ministry in the past, we are brought to a boundary of many comparisons.  Usually, there are conflicts at boundaries. One of the conflicts between ministry today and ministry in the past is the question of integrity

  1. FACTORS THAT SHAPES PEOPLES PERFECTION OF THE MINISTRY
  2. Lack of trust: People want to share intimate information with someone they can trust; they want to put their money in the hands of those they can trust.
  3. Collective responsibility and subjective judgment; this is where one ministers offence is presumed to be the offence of everyone else in ministry. Frankly many of the challenges in ministry today are self-imposed
  4. QUALITY/RESPONSIBILITY OF A STEWARD
  5. Faithfulness: this is the hallmark of stewardship in ministry. it covers all areas of life, especially the highly promoted money in ministry syndrome. A steward is a minister driven by a two –directional sense of responsibility. he is responsible to his employer and to the beneficiaries of his ministry
  6. Accountability: this is his primary responsibility. Personal qualities and ministerial responsibilities are a yardstick to measure every minister’s life. a ministry, or being given a free hand to operate in one’s ministerial capacities, should never be construed with being absolutely independent. The moment a minister thinks he is independent, his accountability becomes doubtful.
  7. Leadership: A steward is both a servant and a leader. A leader shows the right way by walking in it. The best leaders are the best followers. The faithfulness required of a steward compels him to be explicitly accountable.

CONCLUSION

Stewardship is the centre growth. Leadership and accountability are basic responsibilities of a faithful steward. The integrity question facing the church today begins with the integrity question the minister is unable to answer. This means, the minister’s failure begins with a loss or a lack of the right perception of what ministry entails. Therefore everything goes wrong with the ministry when something goes wrong with the minister.