Monday, December 14, 2015


In part one, we went over the importance of humanity to us as Christians who make up the church and our responsibility to share our blessings with those around us. There is no eternal value in storing up treasures here on earth; heaven should be our ultimate goal. The key to this is what we invest our time and money on here

Looking at the church as an organisation, we need to review the focus of our programmes and activities to be in line with God wants.

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”(James 1:27 (KJV))

External religious worship (religion as it is expressed in outward acts) that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world” (James 1: 27 (AMP)

It is so easy for our focus to be on regular donations or offerings from members, events, society anniversaries, or building projects and not on making a difference in the lives of the broken, helpless or needy. We can’t boast of being successful as a church when those around us are left to wallow in despair.

Remember the parable of the Good Samaritan? The Priest and the Levite both refused to help a man who was robbed, stripped, wounded and left to die by the way side. In fact, the priest may have been on his way to the synagogue that morning and did not want to be late for the Sabbath service. Perhaps the Levite was meant to lead worship that morning and had thought, ‘If I wait to help this man, I will most likely be late.’ ‘Legitimate excuses’ you may say, but in Jesus’ book, no excuse is valid enough when you turn the other eye on those who need help. It was a Samaritan who saw him; had compassion on him and exhibited God’s love by cleaning him up, treating his wounds, and ensuring he was adequately cared for. The Samaritan was the farthest from him by relationship but the closest to him by love, compassion and care: sheer humanity. 

We cannot lay claim to the fact that we are true Christians if we do not cater for the needs of others. The English translation of a very popular Yoruba song says, ‘Your neighbour is that person around you whom you are in a position to help. Take care of him.’

It’s high time we take up our responsibility as a church and focus on what is truly important. Helping others has nothing to do with their faith but everything to do with our Christianity.

gemWOMAN/gemMAN MAGAZINE Releases Inspirational Christmas Edition featuring AITY DENNIS and MUYIWA OLAREWAJU

gemWOMAN/gemMAN Magazine has released its most inspirational edition as the perfect companion this Christmas. The edition features Gospel Artistes, Aity Dennis on the cover of gemWOMAN and UK-based Gospel artiste, Muyiwa Olarewaju on the cover of gemMAN with remarkable stories to lift the heart of anyone facing seemingly overwhelming odds.

If you’ve ever been confronted by an insurmountable ‘mountain’- situations that seem not to go away, regardless of how long and hard you’ve hoped, prayed, praised, waited, trusted and exercised faith; then maybe you’ve walked a mile in Aity Dennis shoes.

Pastor Aity Dennis’ story is a remarkable one that would leave you in awe of the faithfulness of God, for He alone could have done this - the miraculous conception and delivery of a healthy set of twins four years after menopause and after over 20 years of waiting. Muyiwa also shares on his amazing journey to becoming one of the top Gospel acts in the United Kindgom and his seventh album, Eko Ile.

These aren’t just interviews, but testaments to the faithfulness of God – His ability to turn impossibility to possibility, His miracle-working power able to overturn, restore and replenish! And it is brought to you at such a time as this to reignite the embers of faith within you, to inspire you to hope again and release your expectations to receive the fulfilment of the unfailing promise of God.

Be inspired by their testimonies, and dare to believe for yours!

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HolyGhost Christian Centre donates 1million Naira to the Cerebral Palsy Centre

The HolyGhost Christian Centre has donated the sum of N1 million to the Cerebral Palsy Centre.

This was given at the Sunday Service tagged Benevolence Sunday.

The cheque was presented by the Pastor of the Lekki Chapter of the HolyGhost Christian Centre, Pastor Femi Okanlawon


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