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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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Love Your Neighbour Matthew 22:23-40: “And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.” (v39)
30th October 2022   sermon source
We come now to the fifth and final question asked by God in the opening chapters of Genesis: ‘Where is your brother ..?’ as seen in Genesis 4;9. Just as God had asked Adam ‘Where are you?’ in His first question, He now asks Cain ‘Where is your brother?’ in His fifth question. If the first question asked by God was the great theological question, this is the great social question. Theology is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. So, for God to ask Adam where are you in His first question, means that Adam has gone astray from his belief which is applicable with us, and when you follow it with the second question who told you, you see or discover that someone led Adam astray just as in life often people lead us astray. God is concerned not only with how we relate to Him God, but also with how we relate to our brother and fellow humans. And the two issues are inextricably linked. We cannot love God without loving our neighbours. The five questions are: ‘where are you’, ‘who told you’, ‘what is this thou have done’, ‘why are you angry’ and ‘where is your brother’? For a true Christian to be in tune with God, he or she must endeavour to see that these five questions are kept in focus. God, you notice when we read Genesis 4:8-9 “8And Cain said to his brother, Let us go out to the field. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. 9And the Lord said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper”, puts this question to Cain not at an altar but out in the fields, stopping him in his tracks, so to speak, in the midst of his working life. This question, when asked of us, prevents us from taking refuge in a safety zone called ‘individual religion’ or ‘personal devotion’. There is no realm we can inhabit which is insulated from the concerns of brother, spouse, neighbour, friend, colleague or fellow human being. We simply cannot have a relationship with God without also relating to other people. A.W. Tozer said, ‘If you want to evaluate how close is your relationship with God then look at how close you are to others, especially those whom you relate on an ongoing basis.’ The Bible knows nothing of a spiritual salvation divorced from social issues or social justice. You may not have heard God address you directly about your relationship with Him, but whenever He says to you ‘Where is your brother?’, that is exactly what He is doing. For your relationship with your brother is a good indicator of your relationship with Him. It is true that some of the people or even our relations are very difficult to deal with or are even some times very dangerous to go along with but that does not prevent us from asking God to teach or show us how to relate with them, it only needs time and guidance from the Holy Spirit!
‘Touched by a Loving Hand’ 1 Peter 2:13-25: “When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly.” (v23)
23rd October 2022   sermon source
The truth is that most of us don’t realize that in the issue of everyday living all of us both good and bad are touched by the loving hand of God: think of the air you breathe in, if you have not experienced a moment of breathlessness you will not value that you breathe in air freely, think of the sun shine that warms your body and prevent you from catching cold and you also use the rays of the sun for many purposes, think of the rain that waters the ground resulting in many things ranging from making your plants to grow so that you have food to eat all year round, which do we mention and which will we leave, everything in the universe reflecting the love of a loving Father our Creator who longs for us to have peace, joy, happiness, comfort, health etc, so why should we not fear, reverence, love, praise and worship Him? In spite of all our filthiness, wickedness and prodigalness, He still longs for us; He still loves us and gave Himself to us, seeking us even in our lost condition because He does not want our sin to destroy us. So for one more day, let us still meditate on God’s question to Cain; a question that is for all of us: ‘Why are you angry?’ can you visualize yourself on the basis of this question on your angry times? What if Cain had done what God was appealing him to do –which is to trace his anger to its source and deal with his root problem? In the case of Cain, the root problem is that Cain wants things done his way in spite of the fact that he knows that there is a rule according to which everything should be done and done well and he do not want to abide by it, he wants to do things any which way and expect to get the right accolade, the right praise, the right admiration? And the Lord God said No! Cain this is not how things are done, look for the right rules in my word and do it accordingly and you will be accepted, praised and loved! The result if he had done so would have been that we would not be reading this tragic story of him becoming the world’s first murder case in history. What God is concerned about is that we listen to our emotions, whether they be anger, guilt, shame, emptiness or despair, and hear what our emotions are telling us about our stand on the issue in relationship with how Him God is looking at the issue, how they help us answer His first question: ‘Where are you?’ to show us if we have strayed or wonder away in our viewpoint on the issue with regard to our Lord God’s Viewpoint on the same issue. This is a matter of being Christ like in thought, decision and action! We are created in God’s image and we are expected to always reflect that image in all that we do, doing it right, good and well but the image is marred with sin but God said come unto Me, no matter how marred, filthy, dirty that My Image is in you as a result of your errors of life called sin, I will clean it, I will wash it in you with My Holy Spirit and make it good again in you so that both of us can live together as Father and child! This is God’s entreaty and clarion call to all of us, all humanity! So let us make effort and heed or answer it for it to be well with us. Is God coming to you now through these words and questioning you as to why you feel the way you do? Is He saying to you today: ‘Why do you feel upset?’ ‘Why do you experience such shame?’ ‘Why do you feel so dry spiritually?’ ‘Why are you not allowing Christ’s way of doing things, thinking things, taking decisions to hold sway in you?’ God’s concern in asking questions such as these is to help us find emotional wholeness in Christ; that is to help us pause a moment or little and think or reflect to see whether what we are thinking, what we are deciding and what we are about to do are they in line or in harmony with what is obtainable in Christ. The Holy Spirit can empower our lives so that we are able to face and feel negative emotions with such tremendous control as to overcome their ruining tendencies instead of being overwhelmed or be out of control by them. The Cross of Christ absorbs the anger and hate we may feel at being overlooked, the rage we feel at being slighted or denied our perceived rights. So let us imbibe the essence of the Cross of Christ for it to help us in the time of need irrespective of what the need may be, Christ and His Cross has answers to them all. Christ, the Just, died for the unjust you and me. He did not revile when He was reviled, but trusted Him who judges justly. In my attempts to be Christly, I have always tried to think, decide and act in the opposite of what normal humans will think, decide and act because I realize that God said His ways are not our ways and is at variance with ours! So I try always to be like Christ. Only the Spirit of the crucified Christ can strengthen us to open up again when we have been hurt, to love again when we have been rejected. This is the situation many of us are passing through in life which is why the people we are dealing with seem to see us hard hearted which we are not only that we are being careful and cautious, Igbos said that ‘agbisi gba otule ya amuru ako’ but in all our carefulness and cautiousness we must allow the Christ to teach us how to open up and love again despite what we have passed through or are passing through. The problem is that we are not Biblical or we are not using God’s word rightly otherwise we will find out just as someone sang it in a song saying ‘I have no power of my own…’ to realize just as the Lord told His brethren ‘I will not go to Jerusalem the same way you will because I the world hate and you it loves so if I do things the way you are doing it I will be in trouble; so for us not to be in trouble realizing we are hated is why we should always pause to find out how Christ will want us think, decide and act on various issues confronting us in diverse ways. The Old hymn by Fanny Crosby puts it beautifully: ‘Touched by a loving hand … Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.’ That loving hand of our Lord reaches out to you right now, let Him touch you into wholeness. Be whole in Jesus’ name. Amen! Note that inasmuch as the word ‘be whole’ or be made whole refers to healing, perfect healing, but in most cases it is used to describe a tendency or situation where the human body, spirit and soul are in perfect union, working together each rightly communicating with one another. The spirit is the guide of the two taking its details from the Holy Spirit of the Lord God Almighty. But as it were, sin has marred that relationship making it that they no longer communicate with each other in harmony; the human spirit is supposed to link up with the Lord God’s Holy Spirit and receive instruction but sin cuts us off from God’s Holy Spirit and thus we lack God’s leadings in life hence we are in diverse troubles and problems not knowing how to go about them.
Sharing the Father’s Delight Luke 15:1-7: “And when he gets home, he summons together [his] friends and [his] neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep which was lost.” (v6)
16th October 2022   sermon source
Our reading and focus verse for today lead us back to thinking about the story of the prodigal son. What if we were to put the question ‘Why are you angry?’ to the elder brother in the story -what sort of reply do you think we would receive? We can imagine his response from the details given in the story. When his younger brother was forgiven and feted, he was extremely angry. Like Jonah, he was angry at the outflowing of grace. Hisslave mentality was exposed (‘All these years I’ve been slaving for you’, as seen in v29), his self-righteous obedience that he was putting up to his father laid wide open for us to see his real mindset that of gain not real service(‘I…. never disobeyed your orders’, as seen in v29), and his judgmental and unforgiving nature was unveiled (‘this son of yours … has squandered your property with prostitutes’, as seen in v30) is this not how we all normally look at issues? What we see in the elder brother are evidences of a lifelong mistrust, of ingratitude and a failure to recognize that all of life is a pure gift. ‘Everything I have is yours’, said the father to him as seen in v31, but he seems never to have appreciated that. How sad that so many Christians live out their lives with the attitude, character and behavioral lifestyle of that elder brother that is wrong and have a need to be changed to conform to what is obtainable in Christ. God invites us to wash away our anger and pride, our fear and envy, our guilt and shame, in the pure stream of His forgiveness. He invites us, in words of our verse for today, to ‘Rejoice with Him’ over our new brother or sister in Christ. When we share our Father’s delight in the lost being found, we find our inner turmoil and mixed emotions swallowed up in the exuberant joy of His kingdom. ‘I am convinced’, wrote Henri Nouwen, ‘that many of my emotional problems would melt as snow in the sun if I could let the truth of God’s … non-comparing love permeate my heart.’ It would do the same for you also.
A Universal Hunger Isaiah 55:1-13: “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].” (v2)
9th October 2022   sermon source
Earlier we said that the question ‘Why are you angry?’ is the ultimate psychological question because it explores the issue of our emotions. It must be said, however, that anger is not the only emotion God seeks to uncover in our hearts. God is concerned with the whole spectrum of our emotions, and here, in the passage before us today, we see Him seeking the hearts of His people with a question designed to help them think about why they were feeling so deeply unsatisfied with life. “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? “, He asks. This question was addressed to the exiles in Babylon who had been caught up in the Babylonian way of life just as we are caught up in today’s worldly way of life. God was saying in effect, ‘Why are you feeling so dissatisfied with life? Why are you trying to satisfy the ache in your soul with things other than Myself?’ This was a powerful plea of God’s people to listen to what their persistent sense of frustration and unfulfilment was telling them. The nagging feeling of dissatisfaction could not be assuaged superficially, and God sought to alert them to this with His inclusive question. Is this not all of our situations today, we follow the world’s people to do as they are doing and along the way, we find out that it does not really and fully satisfy what we had in mind following them and we become frustrated! So our Lord God is telling us that we can only find true joy and life satisfaction in Him. If we were to listen to the question posed by our inner dissatisfaction we might be in a better position to gauge our spiritual health –or lack of it. There is in the heart of each one of us a hunger and a thirst for more than the junk food which is part of our cultural menu –money, possessions, hobbies, status, fame and so on. In fact, there is within all of us a deep hunger and thirst for God Himself. Behind all God’s questions lies a wise and gracious invitation: ‘Come, you who are hungry and thirsty, come to Me and you will find life.’ So know it today that no matter how you try to join the people of the world to do as they are doing, if really you are a true child of God, you will find out that those things you join them to do does not really give you the satisfaction that being with your Lord God gives to you.
A Universal Hunger Isaiah 55:1-13: “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].” (v2)
9th October 2022   sermon source
Earlier we said that the question ‘Why are you angry?’ is the ultimate psychological question because it explores the issue of our emotions. It must be said, however, that anger is not the only emotion God seeks to uncover in our hearts. God is concerned with the whole spectrum of our emotions, and here, in the passage before us today, we see Him seeking the hearts of His people with a question designed to help them think about why they were feeling so deeply unsatisfied with life. “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? “, He asks. This question was addressed to the exiles in Babylon who had been caught up in the Babylonian way of life just as we are caught up in today’s worldly way of life. God was saying in effect, ‘Why are you feeling so dissatisfied with life? Why are you trying to satisfy the ache in your soul with things other than Myself?’ This was a powerful plea of God’s people to listen to what their persistent sense of frustration and unfulfilment was telling them. The nagging feeling of dissatisfaction could not be assuaged superficially, and God sought to alert them to this with His inclusive question. Is this not all of our situations today, we follow the world’s people to do as they are doing and along the way, we find out that it does not really and fully satisfy what we had in mind following them and we become frustrated! So our Lord God is telling us that we can only find true joy and life satisfaction in Him. If we were to listen to the question posed by our inner dissatisfaction we might be in a better position to gauge our spiritual health –or lack of it. There is in the heart of each one of us a hunger and a thirst for more than the junk food which is part of our cultural menu –money, possessions, hobbies, status, fame and so on. In fact, there is within all of us a deep hunger and thirst for God Himself. Behind all God’s questions lies a wise and gracious invitation: ‘Come, you who are hungry and thirsty, come to Me and you will find life.’ So know it today that no matter how you try to join the people of the world to do as they are doing, if really you are a true child of God, you will find out that those things you join them to do does not really give you the satisfaction that being with your Lord God gives to you.
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