Rev   sermon otherwise called sunday messages are the words of God from the bible chapters with little explanations that aids fuller understanding , making it easy for us to apply Gods word to our daily living, these massages. makes use of local examples that will make you appriciate the wprd of God and know that according to prophet Hosea in the bible who said that God`s children are distroyed for lack of knowledge , many people read the bible but they do not get the import, that is they dont know how to apply it to thier daily living , but in the house of joseph, these messages are so made simple that one now sees that prophet hosea`s words are true because we dont know how to live Gods word, in the house of joseph where through this messages , able to know that whatever that goes wrong in our life we are responsible , which is inline with the igbo word that says "ihe na eme anyi si anyi n`aka" in the house of joseph God uses his messages to teach us how not to do our selves.read this messages and interact with the man of God in any area you need to know and how to apply it to your life in our help section or click here to go to our help section

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A RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENT PSALM 149:1-9: “For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.” (v4)
18th October 2020   sermon source
We are saying that the first step to good spiritual and mental health is to realise that we function in the way God intended only when Lord Jesus Christ is received into the centre of our lives. But to do this; which is receiving Christ in your life requires on our part a realisation of our spiritual poverty –a willingness to empty our hands of whatever we are holding or worshipping and reach out with those empty hands to accept Christ. Life has been defined as ‘a response to environment’. You and I live physically when we respond to our physical environment by breathing in oxygen, drinking fluids and eating food. When that response is shut-off then we die physically. Take a plant, for example: how does it live? By being proud, self-sufficient, unrelated and unresponsive? No, it lives by surrendering, adjusting, receiving. This might stretch your imagination a bit but suppose, just suppose, a plant tried to live by asserting itself, by ignoring the environment in which it is placed, by refusing to absorb moisture from the soil. What would be the result? It would quickly die because it lives only while it responds to its environment. The plain truth of what Lord Jesus is saying in the first of the Beatitudes or Be- attitudes is that we thrive as we humbly choose to give up the idea that we can make life work on our own, and allow Him God to flood our lives with His presence and power guiding us with His Word and expecting implicit obedience from us. A highly cultured and wealthy woman, after reviewing her life, once said, ‘I have everything –and nothing.’ Everything in the way of comforts and riches –yet emptiness of heart. To find contentment and happiness is to find Lord Jesus with a ready mind and heart to follow as He leads. But we will never find Him unless first we are willing to surrender our pride and foolish wisdom.
RECEPTIVITY JOHN 1:1-14 “But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—(v12)
11th October 2020   sermon source
Here we are again with the words receiving and believing in Lord Jesus Christ, do we honestly and sincerely receive and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ or are we hypocritical about it? Being hypocritical about our receiving and believing in the Lord Jesus is part of the reasons why we do not succeed in many of the things we ask and seek in His Name. We do not have a firm surrender with a very strong believe hold on the Lord Jesus Christ with a total unwavering trust that does not waver no matter the situation, that is why once we are confronted with life challenges and we call and wait upon Him few days/weeks and it appears that what we want or desire is not coming immediately as we hope and want it, we face elsewhere and start trying other means, that is our hypocritical nature and unless we put a stop to this attitude, we can never be serious with the Lord God Almighty and He can never be serious with us too. We are seeing that the first step towards spiritual and mental health is to give or surrender ourselves to God implicitly and receptively. When I am willing to acknowledge within myself that I do not have within me the resources, power and strength to experience true happiness and contentment that only Christ gives: and decisively open myself to Lord Jesus’ help, His assistance and trust in Him then, like in the case of the disciples that we talked about the other day in their various ordeals of life only then we will reach the place where we were heading in life. We should not consider it strange that entrance into the kingdom of God begins with our sincere receptivity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Does nature itself not show or indicate that is where all life begins, from receptivity? For instance all the seed sown in the ground needs to use their God given inbuilt receptivity to receive warmth, moisture and nutrients from the earth-soil before they can germinate, grow and produce flowers or fruit. Life that doesn’t begin and follow the principle of receptivity just doesn’t begin, somehow along the line it will fade off and die. The scientist who does not sit down to reflect on this undisputable facts before any other thing else, and is not prepared to give up every preconceived notion and examine the evidence carefully, will learn nothing. Such a scientist has to know that they don’t know in order to know. The first law of life is receptivity, and that is also the first law of the kingdom of heaven because it is through receptivity that the Lord God designs to supply us who are united with Him with everything He wants you to receive from Him, receptivity serves like the umbilical cord that joins mother and child for effective nourishment of the child in the womb. Receptivity is your ability and willingness to take-in or accept information or ideas that nourish your soul. Look again at the words of today’s text: ‘Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God’. How do we get the right to become children of God? First, by receptivity –‘to all who did receive Him’. At the very threshold of God’s kingdom we are met with the challenge of self-emptying in other to become receptive. Have you made your own personal response to this challenge, the challenge of empting yourself so that you will be filled in Christ? If not, do so today. If you are unwilling to sincerely empty or surrender yourself in Him then, sadly, nothing else can follow. If you are willing, then everything else will follow.
HELP JOHN 13:1-17: “If you know these things, blessed and happy and [c]to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].” (v17)
4th October 2020   sermon source
From this verse, it is clear that our knowing the divine things of the Lord God Almighty is one thing but the zeal to practice and sincerely act accordingly and really do or carry them out in our day to day life is what really matter most. As we zealously practice and act accordingly by really doing and carrying them out in our daily life is, as we have been saying where contentment comes from, that contentment is not something we can create but is a by-product of something else, then how do we open ourselves so that we can experience that deep inner contentment? That is what we will focus on now. As we keep focusing on contentment, joy, happiness and satisfaction in life on earth, we must not lose sight that all of these is centred on the Lord’s Beatitude or you call it Be-attitude! Listen again to Lord Jesus’ words: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ as seen in Matthew 5:3 saying ‘Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous-with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favour and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!’. There are those who say that this phrase should read, ‘Blessed are the poor.’ Notice that there is a difference between blessed are the poor and blessed are the poor in spirit. Their argument is based on Luke 6:20 which says: ‘And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy—[a]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition—and [b]to be envied) are you poor and [c]lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!’ know that the two passages are addressing two different life conditions, so do not think that they are the same, No they are not! But in this first beatitude on the Mount Lord Jesus is not thinking of material poverty, but spiritual poverty. Look again at Lord Jesus’ words: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit (my emphasis). The word for ‘poor’ in the Greek is ptochos –a word that is also used of those reduced to begging, those who are dependent on others. But here in Mat. 5:3 it implies a voluntary life style of emptying of our inner being, in other words living a simplicity life that does not emphasis ostentatious life-being in order to receive something of greater benefit. We could read Lord Jesus’ statement like this: ‘Blessed are those who are dependent in spirit’ –that is, those who are willing to be dependent on God to fill them with His life and grace. Because it is only when you are filled with the life and grace of God that things will work out victoriously and progressively for you according to God’s will and purpose in life on earth otherwise, you are on your own doing your own will and mistakenly calling it God’s will! Lord Jesus’ first prescription, then, for inner happiness and contentment is giving ourselves to God so that He will fill us with His life and grace. This reverses the usual advice on how to experience joy and contentment, which generally begins with the words ‘take’, ‘assert’, or ‘affirm’. Which prescription brings real contentment? I have no hesitation in saying it is the prescription of Lord Jesus. Contentment begins with sincerely and honestly giving ourselves completely over to God in total surrender giving His Will first priority. It is very essential in life for us to humbly acknowledge that we cannot find true blessed life through our own efforts. So we need help –God’s divine help and assistance!
STRAINING AT THE OARS MARK 6:45-52 “And having seen that they were troubled and tormented in [their] rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night [between 3:00-6:00 a.m.] He came to them, walking [directly] on the sea. And He acted as if He meant to pass by them,” (v48)
27th September 2020   sermon source
Oar often acts as rudder, which is a device used for steering and manoeuvring a vessel. They are located normally at the stern behind propellers to produce a transverse force and steering moment about the ship centre of gravity by deflecting the water flow to the direction of the foil plane and when the oar struck against something very hard, it broke with a snap- straining at the oars. Last week we said that almost everyone longs for their lives to be full of joy and satisfaction. When our Creator created us His intention was that we would be content. And the contentment Lord Jesus makes available is unlike every other kind of contentment that we may experience in this life. However, it’s important to be aware that true contentment is not something you manufacture, but something you receive. In reality you cannot generate contentment in your soul any more than you can generate love. Despite the wide use of the phrase ‘make love’ or ‘making love’, strictly speaking this is not possible. You can express love, you can even make pretence of love, but you cannot create or make love. It is the same with contentment since you cannot create or make contentment. Contentment, literally defined is a state of happiness and satisfaction and contentment is flirtatious: being flirtatious, that is having the tendency of being attracted to someone else, if you follow or chase after contentment without having the potentials that leads to contentment which is being hardworking, zealousness, consistency and focus, contentment eludes you: but once you turn from contentment and interest yourself in something or someone else with those potentials and you may win or attain contentment. There is no escaping the above phenomenon in life if you want to get or attain contentment: it is a law of our very being as far as contentment is concern. Scripture and our modern-day psychologists are one here, and the experience of millions in contentment confirms this findings or law of our being. Some of the most miserable people in the world are those who are bent most on finding contentment. So because contentment is not obtained by chasing or going after her directly, the individual ends up losing it! In the passage before us today we see that the disciples were ‘straining at the oars’, rowing in the dark and getting nowhere. Whenever you find yourself “straining at the oars”, God calls out to you – into the midst of your storm – into the midst of your fears – into the midst of your weakness – into the midst of your pain – “It Is a journey of faith”. The account in John’s Gospel tells us that when the disciples took Lord Jesus into the boat, ‘immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading as seen in John 6:21 which reads “21 Then they were quite willing and glad for Him to come into the boat. And now the boat went at once to the land they had steered toward. [And immediately they reached the shore toward which they had been slowly making their way.]”. This is how it is with contentment. When we strive to achieve it we ‘strain at the oars’. But when we let Lord Jesus in, we are at the place where we were heading.
UNDER HIS BLESSING EPHESIANS 1:1-14: “May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!” (v3)
20th September 2020   sermon source
As we focus on each of the eight beatitudes I shall, as I have always done, use additional readings to broaden and buttress our biblical understanding of them. The first of Lord Jesus’ beatitudes is “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven as seen in Matthew 5:3 which reads, “3 Blessed (happy, [a]to be envied, and [b]spiritually prosperous—[c]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”. Some translations use the word ‘happy’ rather than ‘blessed’. Because the word ‘happy’ is used so freely it does not, I believe, fully convey the meaning Lord Jesus had in mind and so I will use it sparingly. In this first statement Lord Jesus highlights one of the most vital issues in life which is–personal satisfaction and joy: in other words, living out our lives under the blessing of God. There is hardly anyone anywhere on planet Earth who doesn’t want to be blessed, who doesn’t want life to be satisfying and productive –to live their best life. These natural longing for satisfaction, joyfulness, blessedness and productiveness is a deep-rooted inbuilt instinct in all of us, and it has been built into us by the Creator Himself. The God who made the sunset, painted the rose, put the smile on a baby’s face, gave the gifts of playfulness to a puppy and put laughter on our lips, loves to bless His people by giving them real happiness, contentment and joy. He longs for His children to be able to say: ‘The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with joy as seen in Psalms 126:3 which reads, “3The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad! However, although it is God’s will that His children experience happiness and enjoy His blessing in their lives, it is important for us to understand that it is only as or when we live in harmony with God and follow His principles that our souls can experience the blessing He has for us. There can be no real and true satisfaction in the soul which depends for its pleasure and joy on things other than God.
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