THANKS BE TO GOD Contd from Page 1
These are not ordinary men. Men that swallow other men, men that can cause waters and stream to overwhelm the soul of others. Men that grind people with their teeth. Sometimes it looks like our soul have been caught in their snare, each time, a Power comes and break the snare, and we always escape. Glory be to the name of the Lord! Matthew 7:24-25 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. In this year, many rains have fallen on us as a Church and family units. Floods had come, and winds had blew and beaten upon our houses. Thank God our homes and Church is still standing. To God be all the glory. Our hope and anchor is in our Foundation - the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank God for the structure of our home that men see. It is not of our making. It is the underlying support we enjoy from God. I Cor. 3:11 tells us that must not lay any other foundation, except Christ which we have. My advice for us will therefore be to check our family and Church structures again. This is because the foundation of the Lord stands sure (2 Tim. 2:19). 2 Timothy 2:19 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. We need to be able to affirm that we are still on the Rock. Does your home still belong to Christ? Does our Church still reflect Christ from when we started? We need to do a routine maintenance check of our structure (MOT). Is our house slanting? Has it got a crack? Does it need new paint? New roofing? New locks? New doors? Or new windows? What is your home deficient in? Do your part to repair and ask God to aid you with grace. James, the brother of Jesus wrote in James 2:14-17 that faith in God without actions on part will be useless alone. James 2:14-17 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. What are the necessary actions you will need to take for your family in the coming year? Let's do our part and may God help us all. E.xcerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE in December, 2 0 1 2 To r e a d / d o w n l o a d t h e f u l l v e r s i o n , p l e a s e v i s i t http://rccgleeds.org.uk/thanksbetogod/ COMING UP (1) PRE-CHRISTMAS:- SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER, 2013 (2) CHRISTMAS:- WEDNESDAY 25 DECEMBER, 2013 (3) ANOINTING SERVICE:- SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER, 2013 (4) WATCHNIGHT SERVICE:- TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER, 2013, GUEST;- INFINITY (5) NEW YEAR PRAISE DAY:- SUNDAY 05 JANUARY, 2014. GUEST: MIKE AREMU
Are You A Soul Winner For Christ? Tell Your Friends, Neighbours, Colleagues etc About Jesus Lead Them To Meet With The Great Saviour The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Pro 11:30. Be Part of this Soul Winning Project and Enjoy The Benefits of Working For Christ. For Evangelism materials please see the Pastor. GOD BLESS YOU.
ORDER OF SERVICE Workers’ Trg, Teens & Children Sunday School - 09:40am Adult Sunday School - 10:15 am Call To Worship - 11:00AM Praise & Worship Liberty Prayers Special Number Message Offering Announcements Tithes Closing Prayers & Benediction - 13:00pm
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME All hail the power of Jesus’ Name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre, and as they tune it, fall Before His face Who tunes their choir, and crown Him Lord of all. Before His face Who tunes their choir, and crown Him Lord of all. Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line, whom David Lord did call, The God incarnate, Man divine, and crown Him Lord of all, The God incarnate, Man divine, and crown Him Lord of all. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget the wormwood and the gall, Go spread your trophies at His feet, and crown Him Lord of all. Go spread your trophies at His feet, and crown Him Lord of all. Let every tribe and every tongue before Him prostrate fall And shout in universal song the crownèd Lord of all. And shout in universal song the crownèd Lord of all.
SCAPE can be defined as: to break loose from confinement; or to avoid a serious or unwanted outcome. In Acts 12:6-16, the bible talks of how James the brother of a John was beheaded by Herod. When he discovered that it pleased the Jews, he locked up Peter to be executed also. He was waiting for the Passover Feast to be over before Peter's execution. He however did not leave out any chance for his escape. Peter was locked in an inner cell with several gates before the main gate. He was been guarded by 16 soldiers who were taking turns in twos every hour. Amidst all these security proofs, God assigned an angel to go and free Peter. The angel entered, smote Peter at the side, caused the chain to fall off, asked Peter to dress up and led him through the gates to the street without anyone noticing. Peter was shocked at his own escape; the church was equally amazed. The year 2013 was supposedly forecasted by experts to be an unfriendly year in the natural sense. To say that many unfriendly things happened worldwide is rather evident. Thank God for His grace that preserved us. Spiritually, there were many things the devil had lined up against us in particular as children of God that never happened. Thank God for sending His angels to deliver us at such times. The month of December shall be for us a further time of great escape from all premeditated and circumstantial evils of 2013 in Jesus name. Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2013 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF GOD’S REST Isaiah 65: 21-24, Isaiah 14:1-4
WAS meditating recently to find out from God what will be our theme for 2013. There were certain challenges I saw in 2012 that I was asking God to completely eradicate in the next. God answered and said, "All covenanted ministries (whether individual or church) will hit major storm in their 3rd year. If the ministry escapes that by grace, a greater storm will come against it in its 6th year. If the ministry equally escapes the double storm, it will then qualify for the blessings of the 7th year”. For us in Everlasting Father's Assembly, there were storms that we went through at three years. To the glory of God, we escape them all. Also at six years, thank God for all the astounding accomplishments that we have enjoyed, we also escaped double storms. Glory be to God! So I asked God, since we have escaped the sixth year, what is the blessing of the seventh year? He took me back to the creation of the world. He said, ‘What did the bible says I did on the seventh day’? And I said that You rested from Your labours. So, God said "2013 is your year of My rest". Note that it is the God's rest, not our kind of rest. The bible says that God does not sleep nor slumber (Ps. 121:4). So it's not a rest of sleep. Neither is it of folding of hands. It is a rest from excessive labours and entering into excessive favours. The seventh day was a time when God stopped creating on this earth, but switched to watching over what He has created. In 2013, God will help us to look after what He has created for us and through us. We will supervise and oversee machinery that will run itself. Every system that God has helped us to create will begin to work for us. Grace will supersede haste. There was a time when the Israelites were fighting Canaan, the Israelites were outnumbered. So God began to use constellations to fight for them (Judges 5:20). God will assign hosts of heaven to work for us in 2013 By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
RCCG WORLDWIDE 2013 PROPHECY
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THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2013 PROPHECY
Year of Signs & Wonders
FOR INDIVIDUALS: 1. No matter the darkness around you, your star will shine brighter. 2. God says, He will speak peace to your storms 3. Certain individuals have been stagnated for sometimes, the reasons for your stagnation will become known, will be addressed and will be eliminated, therefore progress will follow. 4. In many senses of the word, this year will be of completeness. FOR NIGERIA: 1. The prayers of some of you minimized death of prominent Nigerians last year, don’t stop praying. 2. Before the middle of the year, many will say hope rising. 3. Learn from disasters of 2012 and take precaution soonest to avert bigger ones.. INTERNATIONAL: 1. The Lord says prominent world leaders need a lot prayers so as not to die in office. 2. Prominent Church leaders need prayers against planned scandals. 3. Weather conditions may get worse, much worst, unless prayers are intensified. 4. We should expect a major breakthrough in medicine this year. 5. Nations who pass unholy laws will have a taste of divine fury. By Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)
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Obedience Will Help Remove Obstruction By Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA In Your Way of Escape Text: Numbers 22: 1-38 O avoid obstruction in our ways of escape, simple obedience in required. Likewise, if you want to escape penalty, fine or punishment, you must start to live your life in obedience. The simple meaning of obedience is adhering to explicit instructions by the responsible authority. As Christians, our instruction is the Holy Bible, and the author of life is the giver of these instructions. Brethren, it is important for us to think of what obstructions existed in our ways of escape as we come to the end of the year 2013. If they are self inflicted, we would need to pray to God to have them removed, and if they are the types the enemy has placed in our ways, we would call on the Lord, and He will answer us in Jesus name. When there is an obstruction, simple instruction from the Lord is required to remove it. To put it simply, there are situations in people’s life which have caused obstruction, and have blocked their ways of escape. Some people have been held up for several years. Today marks the beginning of your freedom from those roadblocks in Jesus name. Obedience is the key reason for the season and to removing obstructions: The meaning of obedience is broad, ranging from living to please God, accepting Him as your Lord and personal saviour, and living to be available for His use etc. December is a blessed month and a festive season indeed. We all want to enjoy and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, we must pause, and reflect on whether we are fulfilling the reason for the season, whether we are actually living in obedience to the sets of instructions that have been given to us by the person whose birthday we are celebrating. There can never be a better time to have this reflection than now. The encouragement to you this morning is that, you need to look inward. Lamentation 3:40-42 let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord..... In Numbers 22:12, God said to Balaam, thou shall not go with them; thou shall not curse the people; for they are blessed.... Obstruction is automatic when you disobey God: In our text Numbers 22: 1-38, we saw how Balak invited Balaam to curse and destroy the people of God. The initial response of Balaam agreed with the word of God. But when pressure came, more reward, and potential gold and silver, he caved in and thought he would go to Balak anyway. In verses 21-22 – Disobedience reigned, Balaam rose up in the morning and went with the princes to Moab, and God’s anger was kindled because he went. We need to do what He says. Listen to God’s instruction: Stop asking God to dance to your tune, when He speaks to you once, listen and obey. Psalm 62: 10-11... God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Sometimes, we are so much in a hurry for God to answer our request, or to say what we would like to hear. The angels of the Lord caused obstruction on Balaam’s way to Balak, and he was blinded to see what the obstruction was. Brethren, obedience is better than sacrifice. There are things God must have instructed you regarding his work and service, it is time to do away with festivity and be Kingdom minded, think on those things and return to Him in obedience, so that you will have a free flow. Stop making Him to repeat Himself, and stop interpreting God’s message to suit your own desire, it can be dangerous. Disobedience blocks the passage into success and makes a man to dwell in the same spot for a long time. Most times, we allow obstructions, simply because, we fail to yield the instruction from God. Most people have compromised obedience, and continue to live in disobedience. It is a priority, and relates to faith and power. So, for you to escape you will need to pause and think, and say, Lord, what would you have me do? In Act 9:3-5: Saul of Tarsus was on his way to the city of Damascus in Syria to kill more believers, when God brought an obstruction his way. Table was turned against him, and he became a prisoner of Jesus forever. Since then, he laid it all down for the Lord. As believers we need to start to lay it all down, and begin to run the race that has been set before us.
Excerpts of a sermon by Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA, on December 15th 2 0 1 3 . To r e a d / d o w n l o a d t h e f u l l s e r m o n , p l e a s e v i s i t http://rccgefayork.org.uk/
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Father’s Assembly ISSUE 3 | 22 DECEMBER 2013 MINISTERING PASTOR YOMI JOLAOLUWA
SINGLES’ HERALD Please note that MARRIAGE COUNSELLING is available for those in courtships; as well as for those that have the leading to initiate a lifelong relationship. Ask the Pastor for guidance.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP All men are encouraged to join this fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to connect man with God, obey His Word and be productive in daily pursuits and family life. Please see the Head of the Fellowship to register or email your details to: men’firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastors Samuel & Anthonia OBAFAIYE, Hosts
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Just like the Men’s Fellowship, the aim is to connect women to God,live daily by His Words and also influence the society positively in all that they do. All women are expected to belong to this fellowship. Please see the HOD or email your details to email@example.com
JOIN THE WORKERS’ CADRE If you are willing to serve within the Church in any capacity or you know how to play any musical instrument, please see the Pastor.
WORKERS’ IN TRAINING SESSIONS Packaged to equip believers for service unto God and the edification of the body of Christ. Please see the Pastor to register.
Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in November. Some of them are: Sis Abigail Bioku; Egnr. Daniel Uguru-Okorie; Sis Joan Omoronjie; Sis Rufina Sumah; Bro Michael Agolom; Sis Eno Akpan; Sis Shade Akintolu; Sis Ejiro Ubredi; Bro Loius Obafaiye; Mrs Olayide Fowode; Dr Abiye Hecto-Goma and Pas (Mrs) Aramide Adelugba. May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name.
Pastor E.A & Pastor (Mrs) FOLU ADEBOYE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
SUNDAYS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 CELEBRATION SERVICE: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
THANKS BE TO GOD
By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
ODAY is a great day to give thanks and praises to God who has kept and sustained our families in the last 347 days
or so. God has saved us from death, death, pain, anguish, sorrow, lack, woes, illness, etc. To Him be all the glory. Psalm 124 A Song of degrees of David. 1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Contd on Page 2
HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm
WEDNESDAYS DIGGING DEEP: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
EVANGELISM (2nd & 4th Sat) 3:00PM DRAMA MEETING: 5PM CHOIR MEETING;4:00PM SINGLES MEETING:(1st & 3rd Sat) - 3PM MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Celebration Service:1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:Last Sunday of the Month. Holy Communion:Last Wednesday of the Month Women Fellowship:3rd Saturday - 1:00pm Men Fellowship:Bimontghly - 6:30pm NIGHT VIGIL 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM)