We serve the God of Hope

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 27th Jan. 2018)

Text: Rom. 4:17-25

Bad Times, a Showcase for True Faith

Sometimes in the midst of trials and tribulations life seems like a long dark hole of hopelessness with no light in sight. There appears to be no silver lining in the cloud – it’s all gloom, no glimmer of hope.

Yet it’s at such times of abject hopelessness, when conditions are bleak and the future is looking even bleaker, that God who dwells in His eternal light of glory, looks for sublime faith to wok His wonders in our lives. This is a faith which refuses to give in to despair or impossibility. An iron-clad, unyielding faith!

This was the kind of faith God knew Abraham for. He is not called ‘the father of the faithful’ (Rom. 4:16) just to honour him; it’s not a mere spiritual honorific title. He ‘earned’ it; he demonstrated it. He went through the mill and came out with even finer faith. His faith glowed; it stood firm, refusing to buckle under the weight of undeniable impossibility. He thus became the father of the faithful, the father of those who are FULL OF FAITH in God. He modelled for us the kind of faith God requires of us. That’s the only kind of faith which pleases and impresses God.

We serve the God of Hope

Enter into Your Inheritance

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

Date: 6th January, 2018

God’s Promises are Sacred and Inviolable

Every new year comes with new expectations of a better life and greater prospects. For us believers, our expectations are rooted in God’s promises to us, all of which are “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ, His Son (see 2 Cor. 1:18-20). The Apostle Paul spoke to this truth in Acts 13:32-33:

“And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
“God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that He hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee”.

God’s promises are sacred and inviolable. Once He has assured us not to leave nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5), whether we are at the start of a new year or middle or ending of it, we can rest assured He’s with us in all His glorious majesty and power.

Enter into Your Inheritance

Elijah’s Mantle and the Crossing of the Jordan

2017 End-of-Year Camp Meeting Sermon

 By: Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Saturday, 30th December, 2017)

“Where’s the God of Elijah”

Real men of God talk to us about God, walk the talk (that is, demonstrate by personal example and commitment that God is real and active in their life) and give clarity to His purposes in our lives.

But they do much more. They guide us into a personal relationship with God; they provide a spiritual mentoring that should see us grow in Him – in knowledge of His will, ways and operations. In time, our own lives come to validate the spiritual truths we have learnt about God – the fact of His existence, truth and working power!

Elijah’s Mantle & the Crossing of the Jordan

 

His Praise is Forever

End-of-Year Camp Meeting : Message of Welcome

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

Date: Thursday, 28th December, 2017

Text: Ps. 34:1-10

Unstoppable Joy of the Redeemed Soul

The soul is bubbling over with joy and gratitude, and the mouth cannot help but give vent to the spiritual feelings of holy ecstasy welling from the depths of the soul.

The result is Psalm 34, which David sings with palpable enthusiasm:

“I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together” (vv. 1-3).

His Praise is Forever