Grace To Serve, John 12:26
Meaning of Grace
Moderator: Mr. Biodun
Worship Leader: Dr (Mrs) P.T. Sotunmbi
is the undeserved favour of God. It is kindness to someone who may not expect,
not even appreciate it. Matt. 5:45.
is the provision of divine mercy to man even when the circumstances demand
condemnation and retribution John 3:16-17, Lk. 23:33-34.
God appreciates good works, even by non-believer and recommends the same to his
children (Lk. 10:30-37). Yet no one can attract divine grace on account of
works of mercy. It is God’s prerogative, Rom. 11:5-6, Rom. 9:14-18.
Christ Himself is Grace, the personification of God, the very source of grace,
Heb. 1:1-3, Zech. 12:10.
Week 2: June 14
Topic: The Power of Grace
Leader: Mrs. Remi Keyede
anything believers want to do God is their source of help, Ps. 46:1-3; Ps.
121:1-8. The help comes by Grace, not by power, for it is He alone that gives
power to the weak, Isaiah 40:29, Zech. 4:6
is by Grace that we are able to obey and serve God because, in most
circumstances, it is difficulty to do either or both, Heb. 12:28-29, 2 Tim. 3:12
is Grace that has brought its to Christ. Prior to his salvation man was a
victim of satanic influence and oppression and an object of divine wrath, Eph.
2:1 -4, Ps. 7:11
Week 3: June 21
Topic: Serving By Grace – The
Example of Paul The Apostle
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. A. K.
was Pharisee, a great persecutor of Christians whom he perceived as rebels
against the Jewish religion, Acts 8:1-3
his own confession Paul was not the kind of vessel of honour he later turned
out to be but for the Grace of God and His mercy, 1 Timothy 1:12-16
following his conversation on the road to Damascus, Acts 9:1-15, he became
zealous for God, preaching the gospel within and outside Palestine, taking the
Word as far as Rome. He suffered numerous persecutions and personal discomfort
but the Grace of God saw him through, 2 cor. 12:9.
Topic/Theme: The Grace To Serve, John
Week 4: June 28
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. Titilola Awe
Theme: The Law And
Principles Of The Kingdom of God, Matt. 5:7
Week 1: July 5
Topic: Defining Kingdom
Moderator: Mrs. Joke Adebowale
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. Remi Keyede
kingdom is territory ruled by a king. The king is usually selected from a
ruling house or a dynasty. The king or queen rules for a season and is replaced
kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven is by contrast an everlasting entity, Dan.
authority of an earthly king is limited by tradition or death but the heavenly
king is unlimited by time or space. He even rules, not just in heaven, but here
on earth deciding who shall be king or commoner, Dan. 4:25; I Sam. 2:7-8
is why men ought to aspire for the citizenship of heaven rather than the
current struggle in Nigeria for power, wealth, position or influence, Phil.
Week 2: July 12
Topic: The Law of Moses As The
Law for the Kingdom
Moderator: Mrs. A.K. Shyllon
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. C.O. Afolabi
Text: Exodus 20:1-17
is the source of the Law, Ex. 31:18
law was made available to the people of Israel through Moses and angels, John
1:17, Acts 7:52-53
foundation of the law is holiness, righteousness, obedience, not grace,
Rom. 7:12, 14
no one can fulfilled all the requirements of the law it has the effect of guilt
on everyone, Rom. 3:19-20
one can be saved under the law but grace, Rom. 3:23-24
Week 3: July 19
Topic: Christ: The Observer and
Interpreter of the Law
Moderator: Dr. Femi Bammeke
Praise Worship Leader: (Dr (Mrs) P.T.
sermon on The Mount is actually a great teaching on the kingdom of God. The
original “students” were the disciples, Matt. 5:1-3, Lk. 6:20
principles of the kingdom derived from the Mosaic Law and the declaration of
the Prophets who were the voice of God in the Old Testament. Jesus came to the
world, not to abrogate, but to uphold the Law, Matt. 5:17
foundation of the law is righteousness as prescribed by God in Lev.19:1-2 and Christ
Himself in Matt. 5:48
Jesus warns His disciples, then and now, against the righteousness of the Pharisees
and the scribes and their commitment to tradition and ceremonies. These will
not take them to heaven, Matt. 5:20
addition to righteousness a key requirement is humility. It is the meek, not
the proud, who will not only inherit the earth but will also have access to
heaven, Matt. 5:5
Topic/Theme: The Law And Principles of the Kingdom
of God, Matt. 5:7
Week 4: July 26
Ministering: Dr. Biodun Sotunmbi
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. Joke
Theme: You Must Love God And
Your Neighbour Matt. 22:37-40
Week 1: August 2
Topic: The Meaning of
Moderator: Mr. Biodun Keyede
Praise Worship Leader: Dr. (Mrs.) P.T. Sotunmbi
1a. In the normal human sense love is the
affection a person has towards another person.
b. It is also the feeling of attachment to
the opposite sex.
c. Love is kindness, the readiness to do
someone else a favour
d. As the divine level, love is the nature
of God. It is this nature that led Him to create man and provide for his needs
even before He brought him into existence Gen. 1:29-30
gave man dominion over all other creatures, He made him king over the earth.
Gen. 1:28. He showed so much goodwill to what was, afterall, a creature that,
in the end, disappointed Him. Matt. 5:45; Ps. 8:3-6, Gen. 6:5-6
fall of man notwithstanding God never gave up His original project, to create
and sustain a lineage of “gods” who would be part of His extended family. That
is true love without parallel. Ps. 82:6; Rom. 8:14-17, Eph. 3:14-15.
Week 2: August 9
Topic: God, the Source and Giver of Love
Moderator: Professor Bayo Odebiyi
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. Joke Adebowale
1. Because God is love. He willingly offered redemption to man
after his fall, John 3:16.
For man revenge would have been the easy option but
God never pursued that line, John 3:17.