September 2019 Sermon Excerpts II 22-09-19

LA Branch 22-09-19

At La Branch, the devotional service started with a trumpet solo, “Because He Lives” followed by a rendition from the choir, when the battle is over. A vocal solo also followed prior to the congregational hymns.

Preacher: Bro. Emmanuel Acquah
Bible reading: John 11:22-24
Theme: The God of Restoration

Scripture readings;
Psalm 126:1-3, Genesis 12:10-13,17-20; 2:6-9, 2 Kings 8:1-6, Hebrews 13:8, Joel 2:23-27, Psalm 51: 12, Galatians 6:1, Isaiah 40:1&2; 59:1&2; 62:8, Jeremiah 31:11, Luke 7:11-17

Bro. Emma Acquah elaborated on the fact that a lot of people have given up and not hopeful because their losses in life is outweighing them. He went on to encourage all that the God we serve is a God who can restore and give even in folds what we have lost. We should have assurance that whatever the enemy has taken from us, GOD is saying he’s going to restore it unto us. As long as we have faith and believe in God we shall never be ashamed, because he is still a prayer answering God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

It is in the right order to think about all the things that you have lost, but also keep it in mind that God is able and he’s going to restore it unto you. All you need is to keep trusting him and know that when the spirit of God is with you, no one can harm you. God will remove all the Midianites (problems) in your life like he did for the Israelites and he will restore you, hold you and uphold you.

We indeed serve a God who restores and we must build our faith and confidence in him, because, as much as our storms in our lives may be raging high, with Jesus in our boats, we certainly will smile at the storms.  No weapon that is set against us shall prosper and all plans of the enemy in our lives will not be successful.

An altar call was made after the preacher went on to assure everyone that; whatever the enemy has taken from us, GOD  will restore them unto us.

Aplaku- 22-09-19

Preacher: Rev. John Bekoe
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 9:16-23
Theme: Doing Exploits, Soul winning now

Scripture readings
Luke 10: 1- 2, II Corinthians 5:17, 2 Corinthians 3: 2-3, 2 Corinthians 5: 10, Roman's 1:14-17, Proverbs 4:18, Mathew 5:13-16 & 20, Psalm 92:12, Proverbs 16:7, Proverbs 26:17

God expects us to do exploits. Among those in the field are those who don't go to church, those who go to church and are not saved and there are people who have tasted the salvation of God but have backslidden. All these people are in the field. In these end times, satan has waged a massive onslaught which will take millions of people to hell. Our tasks are more difficult than before because in the world, there are people who can speak in tongues, sing and do others and are not saved. Winning a soul who is worshiping in a church is very difficult because they will argue with and challenge you unlike those who do not go to church.

The field has become more difficult as satan uses technology to steal our time. People no longer have time for the Lord. Ask yourself for what purpose you were saved? You are saved to serve. Every saved soul has been commissioned to go out and preach the word because he has made you a new CREATURE. When you are saved, in your neighborhood, people will no longer read the Bible but read you, people read your life and they should see Christ in you because you are a living epistle. If you're an ambassador for Christ, you represent Christ everywhere you go.

Paul, after being saved willingly gave himself to Christ. Necessity is weighed on saved souls to preach and according to the first Scripture reading; I Corinthians 9:16-23, if we don't preach, "woe unto us".

How will you feel if you get to heaven and you find your relatives in hell and one looks up and sees you and says "so you didn't tell me"?

Wherever you find yourself, let it be established that "I AM A CHRISTIAN" and your life will be a shining star. As a Christian, you should be looking for opportunities to speak for Christ. The shepherds went about telling people about the Messiah when they saw him, so should we as Christians do.

There is a saying "actions speak louder than words" and you preach to people the salvation story, they will be watching you to see if you practice what you have preached.  The advantage of testifying to people is that it keeps you in check. You will always be cautious and the Holy Spirit will guide you. Shine wherever you find yourself (Mathew 5:13-16 & 20)

What does God expect of the righteous? As a righteous person, you should be a useful person just like the palm tree. That is how a Christin should flourish. Finally, be part of the vine so that you will be able to bear fruits and also obey the golden rule. Don’t poke your nose into other people’s business. Go out and work for the Lord and be rest assured God will provide all you need for his work.