A Jealous Spirit Lives in Us

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 25th November, 2017)

 Key text:

“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” (Jam. 4:5).

If you want to see the power of jealousy in action, go witness the jealousy of a wife scorned or a husband cuckolded! The rage is terrible and the hurt deep. Some get into all sorts of tantrums, smashing the TV to the floor, throwing and smashing plates, getting hold of offensive objects and spewing expletives too vile to repeat here! It’s a nasty scene to behold!

A Jealous Spirit Lives in Us

Are We on the Threshold of a New World Order?

If you follow the news, you will no doubt notice an exciting phenomenon: Our world is ‘shrinking’ rapidly. Societies are intermingling even as economies are fusing and becoming ever interdependent.

Global trade and technology appear to be driving the trend.  We now live in a global village; globalization is the buzzword.

But politics is not entirely out of the picture. As well as economic integration, the political integration of the nations of the world is on the agenda of the global elites calling the shots. The perennial concerns of humanity are now addressed from the perspective of an emergent ‘international community’.

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The World in Search of a Superman

Our generation faces an uncertain future. The unending stream of bad news says it all! Will this future bring on the doom of humanity or usher in a new beginning for mankind?

A frightening new age looms before us. While we live in relatively peaceful times, a new menace is on the loose—global terrorism. Some see a coming clash of civilizations, particularly between the West and Islam, which could precipitate the end of human civilization itself!

Is man on a collision course with catastrophe? Will the current geopolitical tensions escalate to such a point that a third world war will be inevitable? Should such a dire scenario come true, will the nations be restrained from resorting to nuclear weapons which could plunge the world into an unimaginable inferno?

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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