Hope when everything looks hopeless

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Speak hope no matter how bad the situation is.
Romans 5:3
Sufferings will bring in perseverance, perseverance brings character, character brings hope and hope does not disappoint

Ways to find hope when everything looks hopeless
1. Rely on God’s presence:
God is doing a redemption within us
Through your suffering God is doing a redemption within you and shaping your character
Psalm 23:4
God will ways be there with you

Blessed are the ones whose transgressions are forgiven whose sins are covered
God’s love is not based on circumstances, it’s based on the cross of Calvary

2. Rely on God’s provision:
2 Corinthians 12:7
God doesn’t give you all that you want, he gives you all that you need.

3. Rely on God’s power
God will never let any hurt or disappointment go to waste
2 Corinthians 12:9
In our weaknesses God’s strength is made perfect and it will rest upon us
God brings hope in a hopeless situation

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor

Universe = Time + Space + Matter

Preacher: Bro. Joseph
Editor: Precious Adams

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
Col 1:15, Hebrew 11:3
All living things were not randomly made but they were designed.
God is an engineer and an artist
No surgery can change the chromosome of a male and female besides God

In Chinese character, there is no “hand” in the word create because God only spoke
John 5:19
The word become flesh. Jesus does everything his father does.
Jesus is the word come alive

John 12:48. Say the word
Obedience over logic
Luke 5:1
Simon was a great fisherman however, he listened to the word of Jesus rather than using his logic.
Matthew 8:5-9, Hebrew 1:3
Jesus uses his word to uphold us to this day. Angels perform his word
Psalm 103:19
The angel obeyed God’s word. God makes sure his word comes true
“If God exists I want to know what he thinks” — Albert Einstein
Even one of the smartest men on earth wanted to know what God thinks.
John 6:63
Our brain helps us make physical decisions. The spiritual decisions are what matters
Use Jesus’ word as your GPS
Matthew 24:35
Feelings change but God will never change
1 John 2:17
The will of God and the word of God are forever.
Mark 1:15
Repentance does not mean judgement. Repentance means to ask God for forgiveness in order to escape from punishment.
God’s kingdom is here on Earth
Mark 4:26
When we read the word of God we don’t know how it’s works but it creates a difference. Therefore we should read the word of God.

Romans 12:2
God’s will is perfect. Nothing is better than perfect
When you pray for God’s will, it’s the perfect prayer
1 John 5:14
Prayer does not change God’s will but it changes the circumstances
Romans 14:17-18
When you have righteousness you will have peace and joy

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Preacher: Bro. Joseph

The faithfulness of God in the day of adversity

Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel
Editor: Precious Adams

All your problems are common to man but God is faithful. He will make a way to escape
1 Corinthians 10:30, Psalms 34:19-21, Psalms 34:4-5, 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
What man considered slacking does not apply to man because God is faithful

Job 13:15, Job 10:15, Psalms 84:5-8
Baca means weeping in Hebrew. God is a God that will make you walk through the valley of Baca but he will also wipe your tears away
John 11:4,14
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Everyone who loves God must come to a place in which your faith is tested.
Psalm 34:4-5
God is able to deliver you from your fears because God is faithful.
Psalms 110
God will never repent of his promises
Matthew 8:24
We need to wake Jesus up in the time of trouble. The Lord is a very present help in the time of need.

How to enjoy faithfulness in the day of adversity?
1. Prayer
Romans 8:11
Intensity your prayer life and the way you seek God
Pray to know more of God not for your problems

2. Read God
Proverbs 29:11, Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
When you read the word of God you are protected.
Psalms 27:1
God is the strength of your life

Proverbs 11:9, Psalms 73:22
Seek the face of God and he will make a way of escape

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Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel

Promises of God

Preacher: Pastor Samantha
Editor: Precious Adams

Promise (to Abraham): Genesis 13-17
Arise (action word)

God’s words don’t change but you must move to the promise of God
Things to do to get the promises of God
1. Get up
2. Walk in faith
3. Believe

Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:7, Galatians 3:26, Galatians 3:29

We are a seed of Abraham so we walk in the promise. Wherever you are, the promise goes with you
The word is our rock and our foundation.
We need to speak God’s promises over our life
If you believe you are the seed of Abraham, the promise of God shall follow you and your generations.
Look above and beyond and operate in the promises of God.

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Preacher: Pastor Samantha

Jesus can make whole again

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

When you are in the busy moments of life, God talks to you.

John 5:1-15
Meaning of Angel: a messenger
Bethesda: means house of mercies

5 is the number for Grace. John 5:2 Bethesda was the house of Grace.

Cry out to God but never disrespect him. The impotent man spoke to Jesus with respect although he had been suffering before Jesus was born.
Jesus asked the impotent man if he wanted to be healed because the man may have lost hope from waiting for man to put him into the pool.
(John 5:8) Jesus told the man to take up his bed and walk because he healed the man physically and mentally.
(John 5:14) Jesus went to the man and told him to follow Jesus and get to know him because he has received the healing touch.
Follow your healer get to know him and spread the word of his miracles
In the house of Mercy (Bethesda), the mercy arrived

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor

Jesus, the only and perfect map of our faith

Preacher: Bro Ndudi
Editor: Precious Adams

What we see around us doesn’t make God a good father. He is always good regardless.
Several grounds competing with Jesus but they are all sinking sand.
Hebrews 12: 1-2
Hebrews 1 Jesus = Express image of God

Hebrew is the answer to the question of what path to follow.

In perspective Hebrew 1 “why Jesus”
Matt 3 16-17
The transfiguration
Matt 17 1-8

Jesus is our standard. Jesus is the way the truth and the life

The Race
Jesus has pioneered the race but we have been recruited by grace
You are NOT the first in the race. The race has been established, you are NOT a pioneer.

You can’t change the pattern to suit you. In order to run the race you just comply to the pattern and abide by the rules
God cannot change the pattern because he is just and people who have ran the race have obtained good report
2 Timothy 2:5
To run the race you need patience and perseverance
Hebrews 11: 39-40 (Heroes of faith)
Lay aside every weight. If you want to run the race you must lay aside every weight.
Flee from every appearance of sin.
1 Corinthians 10-23
Where is your navigation?
Jesus is the manual and the map for us

God is preparing us for the final gathering or the general assembly
Hebrew 12:22-23
Align yourself with the standard that Jesus has set

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Preacher: Bro. Ndudi

Pentecost

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

Acts 1:8

Dynamite comes from the Greek word Dynamos which means explosion. Pentecost was the birth of the church

The Jewish feasts
– the Passover and the unleavened bread Lev 23:4-8
– the feast of the first fruits Lev 23:9-14
– the feast of the weeks (Shavouth) 15-22
Pentecost is mentioned “count fifty days” verse 16
– the feast of the trumpet Lev 23:23-25
Calling out his church
– the day of atonement 23: 26-32
Day of judgement
– The feast of the tabernacles Lev 23:33-43
Jesus comes to make his dwelling back on earth

Pentecost is 50 in Greek
The feast of the weeks has correlation to the day of Pentecost (50 days after the day of Passover)

Acts 2
What are the meaning of shavuoth? It has two meanings:
Hebrew word is shee-vah (seven)
Hebrew word shabua (weeks)

1 Corinthians me 15:20-23
Jesus died as a Passover Lamb and he presented himself as the first fruit

Acts 2: 1-4
The coming of the holy spirit
God gave Moses the law of the 50th day and on that same day God established his church

Exodus 32:28
3000 men that defiled themselves fell
Acts 2:41
3000 people who received the word were baptized

The holy spirit came like an explosion on the day of Pentecost. However, he filled the people up and directed them in the right direction

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor

Malachi

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Precious Adams

When you see the commands of God as only a duty to gain blessing you are checking the boxes however you are not doing it out of love but in obligation. This is the difference between religion and relationship. Aim to have a relationship with God

Signs to look out for in other to have a relationship with God
1. Do your fear God do you honor and respect him

2. Do you treat your brothers and sisters right? Love one another including those that don’t love you

3. Do you have any idols? Don’t put anyone above God

4. Are you keeping the marriage covenant?

There are many loop holes in life and Malachi is like a check point for us. Use God’s words as a plumb line
Is your relationship with God a relationship out of fear?
The last word in the old testament is “curse”
The Bible is a book about Jesus and when we take our eyes off Jesus we lose our way around the Bible.
Malachi 3:13-18, 4:1-6

The Great and Awesome Day is Coming: (Malachi 4)
1. There will be judgement (verse 1)
2. There will be healing (verse 2a)
Isaiah 53:5
When you are hurt, the Lord will heal you permanently. It is a promise
3. There will be rejoicing (2b)
4. There will be victory (verse 3)

Malachi is a book of judgement however, there is a promise if we turn back to God

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor

Return to God: Tithe

Preacher: Pastor Trevor
Editor: Emmanuel

As we get older it is important for us to seek God continually
We are always tempted to live selfishly
Are you taking the parachute of God or are you taking the school bag?
God’s favor is upon the righteous
Most often in our Christian walk, we can have so many description but does it match our product?

Malachi 3:6
God will never force himself on us. He wants a relationship
Return to God through your finances. If you didn’t do the right thing, in the sight of God, you are doing the wrong thing.
When you know the right thing and you don’t do it, it’s considered a sin.
Exodus 23:14-17
God doesn’t want us to come to him empty-handed
Genesis 14:18-20
Tithe is not a tax, it is an act of worship
God is allowing us to keep 90% n taking only 10%
Nehemiah 10:32-39
Deuteronomy 12:10-12

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Preacher: Pastor Trevor