God is not going to produce a new form of forgiveness just to meet the needs of someone. There are people out there who are aware of the fact that they need God. They may not know how to reach him but they are aware of the fact that something is not quite right in their lives. They are not full of arrogance and full of themselves but there are people who have the humility to recognize that perhaps they could use the help of God.
As you go out and chooseto become a witness because it’s a decision you have to make. As you become a witness may the Lord direct you to people who are in a situation where they will be sensitive to what you are saying. Now bear this in mind some people may not appear to be sensitive to what you’re saying but at some point in their lives the word that you have sown will bear fruit.
The disciples were witnesses and so their lives demonstrated that they had been with Jesus. Their words demonstrated that they had been with Jesus and their actions demonstrated that they had been with Jesus Jesus consistently sends them out to get the word out; he consistently reminded them that they were to go to preach the gospel make disciples. And that’s what we are supposed to do.
In many of our churches because we have focused a great deal on helping believers to live powerful lives and helping believers to be delivered from the devil and helping believers to prosper and helping believers to know God to love God and basically to just overcome the challenges of life. Many ministers spend a lot of time doing a great deal for believers who are doing very little for God and who are not willing to win souls for Jesus.
In this teaching Pastor Bola Ogedengbe answers the following questions:
Is repentance necessary for salvation?
Should we preach against sin? Should we preach repentance?
In Luke (Luke 24: 44-49 Jesus shows his disciples the scriptures that referred to Him in the Old Testament.
The disciples have understood many things but here Jesus has to open their eyes to understand the scriptures. We also need divine revelation to understand the scriptures, don’t we? What does Jesus tell them and us? We must preach repentance and forgiveness of sins. Why? Because some preachers preachers don’t preach against sin anymore. We have many people today who go to church because they like the choir but they are not born again! They have not repented. How do you know you are saved? You must have come under conviction of sin and repent from your sin, like the people who asked Peter ” What must we do?”
When we preach forgivevenss we have the guarantee with God that He will forgive them. There is no doubt about it! So we can go with boldness. No one has to live with the weight of sin, guilt, with the consciousness of not pleasing God! What must you do when you feel guilty? the Bible tells us to repent! If you truly repent, then you will receive forgiveness of sins!
What are you living for? Our lives truly have meaning when they are based on Him.They are founded on Him and they are lived for His purpose. The value of our lives is directly proportional to its usefulness to God. Jesus said in John 20:21 “As the father has sent me I also send you.”
When your father sends you to school to study medicine He expects you to study medicine. He does not expect you to come home with a law degree. So after we are saved Jesus expects us to come to him one day at the end of our stay on earth and say this is what I did with my life. And what we did with our life should be in line with what he told us to do with our lives not just some fanciful thing or some interesting philosophy that we adopted along the way. So it is imperative that we decide how we’re going to live our lives.
Before Jesus left the earth, He kept on reminding the disciples of what He wanted them to do after.
Jesus has sent you with a mandate to take the Gospel to your generation! It is not optional. It is a a a divine purpose for the life of every believer. The father sent him on a mission to rescue humanity from the grip of death from the throws of sin and from the the hands of the
devil. And He sent Him with the power of the Holy Spirit and so Jesus is sending us with the same message of salvation; He’s sending us on the same mission to rescue humanity and he’s sending us with the same power of the Holy Spirit, the same capacity and that’s why in Acts 1 :8 Jesus said “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses” and so we are empowered by the Holy Spirit as Jesus was to embark on the same mission. That is your mission that is the reason why you live, that is your purpose for existence! Everything else is secondary!
Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” and explained to him what it meant. What is the depth of your love for God?
In this episode Ps Bola explains the most important call in your life and how you can be an effective soul winner!
We pray that as you watch this video you will be captivated by the purpose of God for your life that you will give your life for that which is significant and so he says I’ve called you to make you a servant. Like the Apostle Paul truly understood what he was called to do and and he went for it in a big way, he submitted himself fully to the callof God and
he went in the direction that God had for his life and we pray that that will be your testimony; that not only will you hear but you will heed because it’s not enough to hear.
Many of us are still ignorant of the Great Commission. We still think it’s for the super apostles and the super prophets and we are not involved. We just want to take care of our lives and take care of our children… But we have the same mandate! Discover why in this programme!