Thursday, February 28, 2013

Evangelist T. L. Osborn passes on to glory on the 14th of February

T. L. Osborn
World Renowned evangelist, Dr. Tommy Lee Osborn passed on to glory on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at age 89. Evangelist Osborn was known as one of the Fathers of the Gospel.

Dr. Osborn, who established Osborn Ministries International with his wife, Daisy, in 1949 was “in no pain and had no sickness” according to a statement by his son, Bishop (Dr.) LaDonna Osborn who says, “the Lord simply took away his breath.”

He said, “My father was wrapped in love, his family surrounding him as he stepped through the veil into eternity. He is now in the presence of Jesus, whom he had served faithfully for 77 years. We can only imagine the sweet reunion between him and his beloved Daisy, three of his children, a granddaughter and a celebrating host of believers who are among the redeemed because of my father's ministry during more than 65 years to every corner of the earth. He was in his 90th year, having passed his 89th birthday on December 23, 2012. “

His ministry which has lasted over 60 years reached more than 100 nations with daily meetings that featured up to 300,000 attendees. Himself and his wife got married at ages 17 and 18 and went on to spread the Gospel in India at ages 20 and 21.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Borderless - A Case Study of The Church and Social Media Use

This is a case study and Discussion of how House of Freedom (An umbrella body of This Present House, The WaterBrook Church, God Bless Nigeria Church and The Underground Church) has used new media tools to engage and create a borderless community. This event will focus on showcasing how an impact is being continuously made to extend Church beyond the physical walls. A look at the way Social media has helped spread the word rapidly, allowed the Church to penetrate certain areas in the community including providing support to the underprivileged in the community.

Attendees will seek to gain knowledge on ways they can maximize the use of social media to make a difference in their community and the global environment.

Venue: This Present House, Freedom way, End of Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1. Lagos

Date: Tuesday February 19, 2013

Time: 3.00 - 5.00p.m.

This session is free and you can still register here

It is part of the Social Media Week

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent.

According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a reminder and celebration of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered from the burning of the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday.

This practice is common in much of Christendom, being celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and some Baptist denominations

Lecrae Wins Best Gospel Album at the GRAMMY Awards

Lecrae wins Grammy award
Lecrae Moore
Days after Christian rapper Lecrae's recording "Fakin'" topped's Top Music Video's Picks after premiering on MTV and MTV2, the Houston, TX native won a GRAMMY for his Sept. 2012 album Gravity Sunday night. Lecrae won Best Gospel Album, becoming the first Christian hiphop artist to do so.

Lecrae thanked God and his family of devoted fans for his accomplishment on Twitter. He tweeted, "Just won a Grammy. I dedicate it all to the Unashamed fam all over the planet. 1.1.Six-To God be the Glory."

Other big names in Christian Music were also recognized during 55th annual GRAMMY Awards.

TobyMac, One of Sunday's GRAMMY Winners

Matt Redman took home two GRAMMYs for his song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)." The worship song won Best Gopsel/Contemporary Christian Music Peformance and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Redman shared the title of Best Contemporary Christian Music Song with Worship leader Israel Houghton and choir New Breed's "Your Presence Is Heaven" in tied win.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Breaking News: Pope Benedict resigns

Pope Benedict resigns
Pope Benedict XVI
In an unexpected development, The Vatican has confirmed that the current Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month

The 85-year-old Pope Benedict became Pope of the Catholic Church in April 2005 following the death of John Paul II.

It is not yet clear as to the reason for the surprise resignation.
This will be the first time in modern times that a Pope is resigning.

At 78, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.

He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades - the scandal of child sex abuse by priests - was breaking.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Reverend Felix Omobude succeeds Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor as PFN President

Reverend Felix Omobude
Rev. Felix Omobude
Reverend Felix Omobude is now the new President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). This announcement was made by the outgoing PFN President and current President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

He made the announcement on Friday at the end of the PFN’s 12th National Biennial Conference held in Uyo.

Oritsejafor was until this announcement, the PFN president for three years.

He appealed to the members of PFN to give the new PFN president the maximum support to enable Omobude to “shepherd the flock’’.

He also urged the church leaders to expunge corruption from the church to keep the church pure.

Prior to his elevation, Omobude was the General Superintendent of New Covenant Church in Benin City, Edo. (NAN)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

WAFBEC Update Day 1. 3rd February - Morning

WAFBEC venue
An aerial view of the WAFBEC venue

Though the Convention is supposed to start this evening, Reverend Charles Cowan was at the Convention ground this morning when Covenant Christian Centre held its combined service at 8.00 a.m. Rev. Cowan was the guest speaker and he talked about Faith. He delved into the need to know one's level of Faith and the application of Faith in one's daily life.

Pastor Sam Adeyemi is a year older today. Congrats!!

Pastor Sam Adeyemi
We celebrate with Pastor Sam Adeyemi as he turns a year older today.

Samuel Adeyemi is the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, a fast growing, life changing church committed to “raising role models” based in Lagos. He is also the President of Success Power International, an NGO that among other things, specializes in organizing financial, leadership and motivational seminars and is President of Daystar Leadership Academy, a leadership school for business owners and ministers of the Gospel.

His teachings have motivated, encouraged and spurred on loads of people to start or advance their businesses. He’s one of the few championing the course for a “New Nigeria” and the reformation of the African continent as a whole.

He has authored several books including the best selling – Parable Of Dollars and Success Is Who You Are. Others include Ideas Rule the World, Start With What You Have, Second Revolution, Multiply Your Success: LEAD and his latest additions, Nigeria Of My Dreams, Generation Z+ and We Are The Government.

Sam Adeyemi is happily married to Adenike Adeyemi. They are both blessed with three lovely children.

Happy Birthday, Pastor!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

West African Faith Believers Convention (WAFBEC) 2013 begins tomorrow

It is close at hand and it is one of the most important events in the Christian Calender in Nigeria this year.

It is the 2013 West African Faith Believers Convention starting from Sunday, 3rd of February to 8th of February 2013 organised by Covenant Christian Centre. It will be holding at the Tafawa Balewa Square (WAFBEC Village) here in Lagos State, Nigeria.


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