Monthly Archives: November 2015

VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 22ND OF NOVEMBER 2015

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THEME FOR THE MONTH: Living Prayerfully
TODAY’S TOPIC: Benefits of Prayer (3)
KEY TEXT: Ps. 55:16-17
KEY VERSE: Ps. 55:17
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice”



INTRODUCTION
It is very important we understand that the tool that has been given to us—prayer—is something beyond description. One of the sweet things about prayer is this: whatever prayers cannot solve, nothing and no one can!

TWEET QUOTE!

Today, we attempt to look into some more benefits of prayer. We try as much as possible to look at the basic benefits. For the advantages of this weapon cannot be exhausted in a list. Let us see some of them…

5. FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Human beings are NOT perfect. We make mistakes. No one can claim to be perfectly holy before God. And that is why we need prayer. The Christian that loves his Lord will not allow an hour pass by and he has not reconciled with Him, anytime he is guilty. Read 2Chrn. 7:14. There it records that deliverance and forgiveness of sins will come after God’s people has prayed and sought His face.
Read also: Prov. 28:13; Isa. 55:6-7

6. A WAY TO HELP OTHERS
Jesus admonished us to let our light shine. The call to Christianity is a call to bring glory to God through our daily living. One of the ways we can do this is by praying for others. In fact, one of the greatest gifts you can give to one is the gift of intercession.

TWEET QUOTE!

Many people suffer on a daily basis. One of the ways we can help them is to pray for them. Read James 5:14-16. See that? Prayer works for others as well. You may not be able to pay the hospital bills; but you can tell God about the case. You can help, if only you can pray.
Read also: Acts 3:6-7; Acts 12:5; 2Cor. 1:11

FURTHER STUDY:
Acts 12:5-11; Matt. 18:19; Heb. 13:3; 1Thess. 5:17

theTASK:
* According to their understanding, each Codite shall put on COD Facebook page a short explanation of a benefit of prayer.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of prayer
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask for the Grace to help others not just with words or gifts; but with prayer as well.
5. Ask that the grace to live this life of prayer be given you.
6. Pray for COD. On Wednesday, last week was her third anniversary. Ask for increase in all ramifications. Let GOD Himself raise COD and Codites globally.
7. Bless your week. Ask that Grace lift and keep you.

GOD BLESS YOU

Never Give Up

You have probably heard that line once or twice.

 

So, I’m not just to remind you about it. I’m just here to show you a video.

 

Yeah, right…and to remind you again…

Do not look back from chasing your goals. Do not relent in pursuing that which constitute an interest to you. Follow after your dreams, and stick to your heart’s song.

 

It is my prayer that you find that which thou findest…

 


 

Now, enjoy the video…

 

COD IS THREE (3) YEARS OLD TODAY

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Hello there…
CONGRATS!

Yes, to you, Codite.

Today, COD is three years old. We have come across so many hurdles, but we are 3. We have had to face obstacles, but we are 3 years old! Some people left us when we were down, but today we celebrate 3!

Wait a minute! Where on earth are we going to get all the finances to make COD work? We are three! How do we go about this or that… Well, we’ve been going about them for three years now.

For the moment, let us just focus on one thing:

COD IS THREE YEARS OLD TODAY


There were times when we thought this was just not going to work out. There were days when we considered looking back. Sometimes we doubted our mission. But, today, we are three.


BUT HOW DID IT HAPPEN?
Nothing just happens. Things are caused to happen. The reality of COD @ 3 happened because of:

1. CODITES
We had the best people. The friends that supported us were not just many, they were real. Codites are very committed and responsible people. Those who were not Codites did not last more than six (6) months with us. Yes, we had those ones too. Those who would come for the fun alone. But… They just didn’t last. Only Codites did. Because of Codites, we have not begged anyone to be our sole sponsor. Because of this same people, we have not lacked the manpower, skill or funds for any task. Codites, made this happen. And we are PROUD to be associated with them.

2. GOD
Since we started, we have never gotten good that is not from above. Supports in the forms of cash, materials, advice and prayers have flowed in because we are under God’s covering of mercy. He always hears us. Codites can testify that this God is faithful and true. He has always confirmed his word in our lives.


These are the reasons why today is happening.

We want to thank God for GOD and for You. Stick on with us. Together, we can do this! We can break new grounds. Tell the other that we are still moving…and there’s still space for them. Thanks, once more.

Let JESUS be known and shown globally!

GOD BLESS YOU!

VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 15TH OF NOVEMBER 2015

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THEME FOR THE MONTH: Living Prayerfully
TODAY’S TOPIC: Benefits of Prayer (2)
KEY TEXT: Ps. 55:16-17
KEY VERSE: Ps. 55:17
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice”

INTRODUCTION

It was very clear to us on Sunday last week that prayer comes load with benefits. Some of these benefits include peace of mind and support in the form of comfort and strength. Making prayer a habit is something that we Christians must learn. The benefits come to those who practise this act regularly, to those who make it a lifestyle. However, there are more benefits of prayer than we saw last week.

3. GUIDANCE TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS
If you have ever been in a situation in which you have to make a difficult choice or decision, you will appreciate the importance of prayer. Wisdom is very important to succeed through life. It could be about a career or job, a spouse or child, an answer or something else…but we always need to (or want to) make the right call. Prayer can help us. It says in James 1:5 that anyone who needs wisdom should ask from God. He will answer, and provide wisdom. Check out Prov. 2:3-6. In 2Chrn. 1:10, Solomon made this same request for wisdom. Of course, it was given him.
Read also: Prov. 3:5-6; Jer. 33:3; James 1:17; 3:17

4. HELP TO AVOID TEMPTATION
Read Luke 22:40.
People who do not regard the place of prayer will keep falling into temptations. No tempting can stand the place of prayer. Even Jesus Himself knew that enough to warn us beforehand. Brother, sister, whenever you feel the urge to sin or disobey God, just kneel down and pray; talk to God. Ask Him for strength to pull through. Remember that it is not of him that willeth or of him that runneth. It is all about GOD. The Psalms is full of requests made to God concerning this matter. Some of these reference scriptures are noted below:
Read also: 1Peter 4:7; Ps. 17:5; Ps. 119:1116-17; Prov. 30:8-9

FURTHER STUDY:
Eph. 6:18; Mk. 14:38; Ps. 19:3; Amos 3:7; Rom. 10:13

theTASK:
* According to their understanding, each Codite shall put on COD Facebook page a short explanation of a benefit of prayer.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of prayer
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask that God’s Guidance and Divine Wisdom be your colleagues in life. Pray about an issue in your life, that requires a decision; ask God to lead you rightly on what to do and how to do it.
5. Ask for the presence and fear of God that will keep you away from sin. Pray for God’s help to enable you overcome temptations.
6. Bless your week. Speak the Blood of Jesus to be at work in your life and family this week

VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 8TH OF NOVEMBER 2015

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THEME FOR THE MONTH: Living Prayerfully
TODAY’S TOPIC: Benefits of Prayer
KEY TEXT: Ps. 55:16-17
KEY VERSE: Ps. 55:17
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice”

INTRODUCTION

Prayer is more than a mental therapy. Prayer is more than an act. It is more than a request.

TWEET QUOTE!

All these we have been able to grasp about prayer. However, no one embarks on a journey unless it is going to pay off one way or the other. Now, the question: what can prayer do for you? We have seen what prayer is and what it involves. Now let us see the goodies it comes with.
What can prayer do for you?

1. PEACE OF MIND
Sometimes, problems and challenges appear in our lives. What do you do then? It is also at these times that the Bible advices you to “pray without ceasing” (1Thess. 5:17) and make your requests known before God (Phil. 4:6). Then, we can enjoy the peace of God that guards our hearts and minds (Phil. 4:7). Read Ps. 55:22. God wants to support, but first, we have to tell Him to.
Read also: Ps. 27:14; 1Peter 5:7; Isa. 26:3; Jn. 14:27

2. COMFORT & STRENGTH WHEN FACING TRIALS
Read 2Cor. 1:3-4.
See that? He is called the God of all comfort. When facing stress or unbearable conditions and circumstances, you can pray to Him “Who comforteth us in all our tribulation”. In Luke 22:41, 43, we are tells us that Jesus Himself received strength after praying, when he was greatly distressed. Neh. 6:9, 15-16 also gives the example of another man who prayed to God saying, “Strengthen my hands”. And his God heard him.
Read also: Ps. 56:3; 1Sam. 30:6; Ps. 138:3; Isa. 41:10

FURTHER STUDY:
Ps. 29:11; Num. 6:26; Matt. 11:28; Luke 12:22

theTASK:
* Each shall give the house another benefit of prayer next week.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God for the privilege of prayer
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding reign in your life and family
5. Ask for the comfort that only God can give
6. Pray for Codites who are schooling. Also, ask request for admission on behalf of those who seek it
7. Bless your week. Speak the Blood of Jesus to be at work in your life and family this week

GOD BLESS YOU!