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The Lord Is My Shepherd – TM007

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
If the Lord be for you, who can be against you? No matter how big or small a problem may appear before you, it shall be leveled by the power of God. Why? Because you serve the Lord God who made the entire universe; all…

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The Lord Is My Shepherd – TM007

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
If the Lord be for you, who can be against you? No matter how big or small a problem may appear before you, it shall be leveled by the power of God. Why? Because you serve the Lord God who made the entire universe; all…

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The Lord Is My Shepherd – TM007 – Trumpet Media Podcast with James Taiwo


Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
If the Lord be for you, who can be against you? No matter how big or small a problem may appear before you, it shall be leveled by the power of God. Why? Because you serve the Lord God who made the entire universe; all…

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EVANGELISM; ONE OF THE MANY METHODS TO WIN SOULS

Christians Should Inculcate The Habit Of Preaching The Gospel 

The scripture requires Christians to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ always. God’s plan is for everyone to have a chance at salvation. It is written;

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching. For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].” (2 Timothy 4:1-4 AMP).

Evangelism is a Spiritual Mandate for All Christians Worldwide 

Gospel evangelization is not a choice but a must for all Christians! We are commanded to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of every tongue, nation, and tribe. We must preach the gospel of Jesus without reservations! As a Christian, you are required to spread God’s word no matter the situation. We must evangelize the gospel regardless of the religion, tradition, or other. No affiliation or title is required to preach the gospel.

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Christianity is all about love. While selflessness and charity are a great way to show love, an incomparable way would be introducing the gospel to an individual. Reminding them that they are one prayer away from eternal life is all the love they need.

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Sin Separates People from God

God and sin are not friends. A person who stays away from sin has automatically positioned himself in the right spot to receive the blessings of God. A person who lives in sin will bear the consequence of his (or her) actions. A sinful activity brings some sort of enjoyment; however, once the excitement is over, the same sin leaves the person to face a bitter consequence that will follow suit.

Sin can come from any source to affect a person or a group of people. In fact, God has labeled nations as sinners in the past, and he punished them for their sins. The nation of Israel is an example. The people who should be God’s “apple eyes” turned their back against the Creator; they suffered a bitter consequence for their action.

Jeremiah, in the Bible, explained the horror that his country (Israel) faced as a result of their sins. The land of Israel that was once considered a center of attraction for their neighbors lost its value when the people sinned against God.

Israelites dropped their love for God and pursued Idolatry; therefore, God forsook them. God suspended his love for the Israelites and make them became subservient to their enemies.

The opposing nations discovered that God’s protection was missing on the Israelites and took advantage of the situation.

Realizing that God was no more in friendship with the Israelites, the enemies attacked them from every side and overpowered them. They destroyed their land and took them captive. Israelites lost their freedom and become the slaves of others.

Jeremiah who witnessed the downfall of his nation lamented,

“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave. Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies. After affliction and harsh labor, Judah has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place. All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress” (Lamentations 1:1-3 NIV). 

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God Loves The Sinners, But He Hates Their Sins

Does God love the sinners? Yes, he does. God loves everyone – He loves both the saints and the sinners; however, God does not love sin. The Creator can simply not cope with sin.

Jehovah hates sin. He can’t operate under a sinful atmosphere. That is, God will not be able to relate with us if we entertain sin in our lives.

Anyone who is willing to receive the prime benefit of God must steer clear of sin. Stay away!

How Serious Is The Consequence of Sin?

  1. Sin destroys any good relationship that exists between God and a person.
  2. God’s limit of interaction with a sinner also leads to the withdrawal of his benefits. (A sinner loses both ways).
  3. A sinner will be vulnerable to the enemy’s attack since God’s protection will be unavailable for him.
  4. God has an established judgment for an unrepentant sinner. (God will cast an unrepentant sinner to hellfire on the last day).

God is not partial, he will not punish a sinner and spare the other, Any Christian who lives in sin will not be exempted from God’s punishment.

Every sinner must repent – Without an exception! Everyone must understand that God is not partial; he won’t punish one sinner and leave the other; therefore, both the nominal Christian (A Christian without Christ’s attributes) and the unbeliever should await God’s imminent punishments unless due repentance is exercised.

Any Christian who lives in sin will be punished since God is not partial; he won’t punish one sinner and spare the other. Every sinner must repent from his or her sin to receive God’s forgiveness and escape his punishment.

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Are The Consequences of Sin Predictable?

A soul that sins shall die” says the Bible; however, some consequences are bound to follow a sinner before he dies.

The consequences of a sin on earth is not predictable since no one can second-guess God. The Creator mostly take an action that beats human’s imagination. Meanwhile, instead of wasting time on making unnecessary assumptions about God’s variety of punishment in any given situation, everyone should aspire to measure up to the standard of God and serve him in holiness.

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What Should A Sinner Do?

Better safe than sorry, a person who realizes his mistakes should not hesitate to repent from it. Once the person is convicted by the Holy Spirit that he (or she) has transgressed, he should immediately exercise genuine repentance to appease God and avoid his punishment.

Meanwhile, not just an exercise of repentance counts towards restoration, a sinner must also choose to follow the appropriate path that God has created in the Bible. That is, a repentant sinner must pick his/her cross and daily follow Jesus Christ.

A person who has repented of his sins and professed to love God must also make a serious effort to stay away from sin and serve God in holiness.

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What Are The Benefits to Receive When Repentance Is Exercised?

  1. God’s divine blessing will pursue a repentant sinner.
  • An obedient child of God will prosper in whatever he or she does.
  1. A person who repents of his or her sins will have peace of mind
  • The peace of God that surpasses all human understanding will take over the life of a repentant sinner – Since the Holy Spirit will effectively take control.
  1. A person who repents of his or her sin will have an assurance of heaven
  • Heaven is the prime benefit that every repentant sinner will enjoy. God will accept every repentant sinner into his kingdom. He will grant him/her an opportunity to dine and wine with him forever.

Serve God well. Obey his commandments and you shall prosper in all your ways!

 

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State of Christian Faith – TM006

 Sermon by Rev. James TaiwoThe church has lost its first love. Why and where have we fallen?Cares of the world (They initially appear okay but quickly degenerate into spiritual pitfalls)Competition
Thirst for wealthPeople are afraid of persecution,…

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State of Christian Faith – TM006

 

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo

The church has lost its first love. Why and where have we fallen?

Cares of the world (They initially appear okay but quickly degenerate into spiritual pitfalls)

Competition
Thirst for wealth

People are…

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State of Christian Faith – TM006 – Trumpet Media Podcast with James Taiwo

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo

The church has lost its first love. Why and where have we fallen?

Cares of the world (They initially appear okay but quickly degenerate into spiritual pitfalls)

Competition
Thirst for wealth

People are…

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WILL GOD FORGET ME? – TM005

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
> Where is my portion?The prodigal son’s brother – Luke 15:11-32 (vs 31).> When shall I provide for my own house?Jacob requested from Laban (Gen. 30:30)> “Even dogs eat crumbs from their master’s table”The Syrophoenician…

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WILL GOD FORGET ME? – TM005

Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
> Where is my portion?

The prodigal son’s brother – Luke 15:11-32 (vs 31).

> When shall I provide for my own house?

Jacob requested from Laban (Gen. 30:30)

> “Even dogs eat crumbs from their master’s table”

The…

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WILL GOD FORGET ME? – TM005 – Trumpet Media Podcast with James Taiwo


Sermon by Rev. James Taiwo
> Where is my portion?

The prodigal son’s brother – Luke 15:11-32 (vs 31).

> When shall I provide for my own house?

Jacob requested from Laban (Gen. 30:30)

> “Even dogs eat crumbs from their master’s table”

The…

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Holy Spirit Will Help Anyone Overcome His Limitation

A person who claims to love God must express it by loving his Son Jesus Christ. The person must also love his or her neighbors. Here are God’s words,

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”(Luke 10:27 NIV).

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments” (1 John 5:1-2 NKJV).

The task to love God and our fellow human beings may sound easy but it can be sometimes intensive. It can be tough to truly love the hostile people. Also, it can be challenging to love God wholeheartedly during a difficult situation. However, despite the challenges, believers still have the privilege of depending on empowerment of the Holy Spirit to fully meet the standard of God – “Love God and love your neighbors.”

To overcome the challenge of struggling to fully love God and truly love our neighbors, we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Christian: Have Confidence In Holy Spirit!

Holy Spirit can help us overcome our limitations and adequately meet the standard of God. To achieve this, we must express our dependence on God. That is, we must pray and express our frustrations and fears to God. We must tell him how we feel, and how powerless we are in a situation. More importantly, we must ask God to send his Holy Spirit to possess us, empower us, and guide us to behave appropriately according to his commandments.

A believer who operates in the realm of the Holy Spirit through prayers and Bible study will receive God’s empowerment to prosper. The person will regain the strength to behave in a manner that glorifies God.

No doubt that Satan will tempt a Christian to act in the flesh and be less loving in a hostile environment, but the fellow can depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to adequately meet the standard of God.

Holy Spirit gives us the power to fully love God and our neighbors. The Bible states, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).

Every Christian needs the supernatural power of God (Holy Spirit) to overcome his or her limitations. The divine Spirit of God will energize us to live above sin if we can allow him to lead us! He (Holy Spirit) will empower us to love God as well as loving our fellow human beings – Even under a poisoned atmosphere! The more we rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the more our strength will increase to fully conform to the standard of God.

Submit yourself to God. Read his word (The Bible); pray, and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to fully conform to his standard.

Christians must rely on Holy Spirit in all situations. The more we rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, the more our strength will increase to fully conform to the standard of God.

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Please Pray for Strength to Love God and Faithfully Serve Him!

Dear God, please baptize me with the Holy Spirit to exercise genuine love for you and other people. Empower me to live an acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your benefits on earth and in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen!  Click here to subscribe and read the new post from the author.

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