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WHICH WAY

TOPIC: WHICH WAY
TEXT; MATT 7:13
Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon.Wanting to mail alater, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr. Graham thanked him and said “If you will come to the Baptist church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to heaven”The boy replied, "I don't think i will be there. You don't even know your way to the post office,how are you going to direct me or show me the way to heaven?” People have different thinking about what life is, and what it means depends on how we understand it.The boy in his wisdom and understandings didn't know that this life is a journey. He didn't know that there are two main ways which one leads to death(destruction) and other one leads to life. He thought within himself that the man is a scammer. He thought if this man does not know the way leading to a common post office, how will he know the wa…

TRUE AND COUNTERFEIT WISDOM.

TOPIC: TRUE AND COUNTERFEIT WISDOM.

TEXT: James 3: 13 18.
INTRODUCTION The tongue can reveal genuine faith. It can give a testimony for God. It can speak wisdom. We must never confuse worldly wisdom with biblical wisdom. Worldly wisdom often leads people away from God. inflating their pride and ego. It raises false standard and pollutes the morality of society.
True wisdom has God as its source. We will never attain a wisdom that will truly make a difference unless we start with God. This is when one is able to make sound judgement. Guided by caution and discretion in words and actions. he avoids many traps and embarrassing situations. Such a person can be said to be prudent (Pro 8:11 -13). the opposite of prudence is rashness which results in reckless conduct and words often resulting in serious trouble. For clarity, let’s consider the study under the following subheadings:
1. The proof genuine wisdom  2. The nature of true wisdom  3. The characteristics of divine wisdom. 4. The benefits w…

THE DANGER OF COMPROMISE

THE DANGER OF COMPROMISE
Judges 13:1 through 16:31

MEMORY VERSE: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life Prov. 4:23

CENTRAL TRUTH: Doctrinal and Moral Compromise undermines Spiritual Leadership.

INTRODUCTION
God has called Christian leaders to help guide and direct other believers around them and to help prepare other Christians to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Leaders must take their responsibilities seriously and look to God for the wisdom they need to fulfill their tasks.

Because of their role in helping other Christians in the work of the ministry, leaders are a target for Satan to tempt them away from biblical truth and morals. Leaders must therefore remain vigilant and trust God for victory over every temptation. Only when a leader is victorious in his or her personal spiritual life can he or she be fully effective in leading God’s people.

In every local body of believers, there are individuals whom God has called to serve as le…

GOD AT THE CENTER OE OUR-BUSINESS (DO NOT EAT THE SEED)

TOPIC: GOD AT THE CENTER OE OUR-BUSINESS (DO NOT EAT THE SEED)
TEXTS: PROV 68:19, LUKE 6:38, 2 COR 9:6
AIMS: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;
1. Discover why they acquire wealth.

2  Preserve the seed.

 3. Appreciate God with their substance.

Seed is the life of every plant. In many instances, human beings are regarded as seed especially in family circle. Without seeds there will be no hope for planting in the next season; that is why farmers preserve healthy seeds in their barn. Government; through the ministry of agriculture nurture and improve seeds to aid farmers to cultivate and harvest good farm products.

God has a special way of sustaining wealth for his children. One such way is through giving. When a child of God gives out to God, he or she is depositing in God’s bank where neither rust nor mud can devour. God is faithful, he promised “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap…

WISDOM OF SELF -CONTROL

TEXT: James 3:1, 4:6
MEMORY VERSE: ”The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy’  James 3:17
CENTRAL TRUTH: God ’s word requires believers to exercise self control
INTRODUCTION
Many people in today’s society have made seeking pleasure the goal of their lives. They feel this is their right. They will often ignore legal standards and strain close relationships in their efforts to fulfill their desires.
The attitudes of the world can creep into the church. Believers sometimes lose their focus on the mission of the church to evangelize and disciple people and begin to act in a self-centered. When this happens, conflict, division, and ungodliness begin to destroy individuals and churches.
This lesson reveals the importance of having self-control. For the believers self-control is not optional. God’s Word demands that believers allow the fruit of the Holy Spirit to contr…

WISDOM OF HUMILITY

MEMORY VERSE: "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord , and He shall lift you up" [James 4:10]
CENTRAL TRUTH: God blesses those who humble themselves before Him.
INTRODUCTION Humility is not a popular personality trait in today’s society. Many people equate humility with weakness. They believe that if someone wants to get ahead in this world, he or she needs to take charge and be a strong leader, no matter what it takes or who it hurts. Scripture, though, teaches differently. One can be a strong and successful leader and still be humble. Humility, then, is not weakness, but an honest realization of who one is and where one ’s strength comes from. "Humility" is a character trait that is to be manifested in Our relationship with God, in the way Witness and in the way we think about the treat others. Perhaps pride has replaced humility in some areas of our lives. As we look in this lesson, let us ask the Holy Spirit to examine our lives. He can help us have the true…