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THE PURITY AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH

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Weekly Bible Study Tuesday 15th September 2020 Topic: THE PURITY AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH Text: Phil. 1:3–11; 1 Cor. 3:1–4.   INTRODUCTION We have examined “true churches” and “false churches.” We will further make distinction between a more pure and less pure churches. This fact is evident from a brief comparison of Paul’s epistles. When […]

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THE PURPOSES OF THE CHURCH

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Weekly Bible Study Tuesday 8th September 2020 Topic: THE PURPOSES OF THE CHURCH Text: Matt. 5: 13-16. INTRODUCTION We have once studied this from Rick Warren’s view outlined in his book; Purpose Driven Church but we will look at the same thing from a different perspective. We can understand the purposes of the church in terms […]

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JARS OF CLAY.

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6th September, 2020 JARS OF CLAY. Text: 2 Cor 4:7-15 INTRODUCTION There is no better time for each of us called “human beings” to put ourselves in proper perspective no matter how high or how low we are placed. The Covid19 saga to some extent has shown us man’s wisdom and power at its best […]

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THE BLESSINGS OF DIVINE DISCIPLINE.

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30th August, 2020 THE BLESSINGS OF DIVINE DISCIPLINE. Text: Heb. 12:3-11. INTRODUCTION Today is Nigerian Baptist Convention 107th Annual Session Sunday. For the first time with no thanks to the pandemic, the Convention in Session is a virtual one. Our theme for this year is “MOVING FORWARD: BECOMING A MORE DISCIPLINED CHURCH.”(Heb. 12:5) This theme […]

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METAPHORS FOR THE CHURCH

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Weekly Bible Study Tuesday 25th August 2020 Topic: Metaphors for the Church. Text: Matt. 16:18, John 15:5 INTRODUCTION To help us understand the nature of the church, the scripture uses a wide range of metaphors and images to describe to us what the church is like. 1. Family Images. Paul views the church as a […]

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THREE KEYS TO HAPPINESS IN DIFFICULT TIMES

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23rd August, 2020 THREE KEYS TO HAPPINESS IN DIFFICULT TIMES. Text: Isaiah 43:1-7. INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that we all are in a very difficult time. The Covid19 Pandemic has virtually affected so many lives that no one is left out of its consequences. Many plans for the year have failed, dreams shattered, programs […]

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THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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Weekly Bible Study Tuesday 18th August 2020 Topic: The Nature of the Church Text: Matt. 16:18, Heb. 12:23 INTRODUCTION The church is the community of all true believers for all time. The term “the church” is used to apply to all those whom Christ died to redeem, all those who are saved by the death […]

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SECRET SACRIFICES WITH OPEN REWARDS.

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Sunday, 16th August, 2020 Topic: SECRET SACRIFICES WITH OPEN REWARDS. Text: Matthew 6:1-4. INTRODUCTION Life is always about choices and looking through the Bible, I discover that the Bible is also a book of choices. The truth is that every choice you make either good or bad will always have a consequence or consequences. Some […]