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VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 21ST OF FEBRUARY 2016

Bible Study

THEME FOR THE MONTH: His Divine Presence
TODAY’S TOPIC: Accessing His Presence
KEY TEXT: Gen. 39:1-23
KEY VERSE: Gen. 39:2a
“And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man”

INTRODUCTION
Over the weeks, we have looked into the goodies attached to being with God. Those are the very little we can behold. However, there is much more. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” — 1Cor. 2:9. The bounties that follow the presence are numerous to mention, and overwhelming to understand.

Today, however, we look at ways we can get this Presence. No result just comes; results are provoked. How do we provoke the release of Divine Presence?

1. OPEN YOUR DOOR
Many young people deliberately shut the door of their hearts to Christ. This is because they think being a Christian is boring. They are attracted to all the fun-promising things of life. However, Christianity does not stop fun; it only channels it rightly. Wouldn’t you enjoy getting first-hand secrets about your life and that of others from God Himself? How do you like to be guaranteed 100% protection? All you need to do is open up and let God. Christianity is NOT a call to suffering; it is a call to sonship. God really wants to care for you. However, He cannot. Why? Because family benefits are only enjoyed by family members. To enjoy the benefits we have seen, you must be a family member (Jn. 1:12). You should… You have to be saved. And if you want to, right now is the time (2Cor. 6:2).

Pray the prayer of salvation now before you continue studying. Ask God to forgive you of your sins. Ask Jesus to come into your life and take total control. Ask Him to be your personal Saviour and Lord.

Read also: Prov.14:12; Jn. 3:14-18; Jn. 3:36; Heb. 7:25

2. LOVE GOD
You would do almost for the sake of love. Unfortunately, however, young people have decided to love the wrong things. That is why you see them going the extra mile just to get the satisfaction they think they deserve. On the other hand, anyone who loves God will always want to follow Him, be with Him, and please Him. Your love for God will make you:

  • a. Listen to Him and obey Him always. You would not want to disobey God, if you love Him. You would always want to hear His voice. You would listen to everything He says and do them. One way to listen to God is by reading His word (The Bible) daily.
    – Jn. 14:23; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 1:2, 119:11
  • b. Talk to Him always. If you love God, you will always want to talk to Him. You would share with Him your pains and success stories. You would seek advice, direction and support from Him whenever you are confused. You would pray.
    – Jer. 33:3; Jer. 29:12; Lk. 11:9-10; Ps. 145:18

FURTHER STUDY:
Isa. 45:22; Heb. 11:6; Jn. 14:6; Jer. 33:3; Acts 2:21; Isa. 65:24

theTASK:
Everyone should come next Sunday with their I.E notebook.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of His Presence
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask for grace to remain in God’s presence always.
5. Bless your week.

GOD BLESS YOU!!!

VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 24TH OF JANUARY 2016

Bible Study

THEME FOR THE MONTH: His Divine Presence
TODAY’S TOPIC: Benefits of His Presence
KEY TEXT: Gen. 39:1-23
KEY VERSE: Gen. 39:2a
“And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man”

INTRODUCTION
Nothing on the earth comes without its reward. Whatever a man does, whatever his adventure, it is all because of the rewards (whether great or small, short-term or long-term) attached to it. Okay, lets reason:
*Why do you go to school?
*Why do you learn that trade?
*Why do you forgive?
*Why do you save?
Therefore, it is undeniably true that there is a benefit attached to whatsoever we willingly set out to do.

Today, we look at the benefits that come with having God around you. Take down notes from this; God is sure going to bless you.

1. PROSPERITY (vs. 2)
Many persons think that the fastest way to plenty is via saving much money. Some of us think that the quickest way to wealth in embedded in connections. Others would have loved to have a huge sum of money as capital, as they think it is the route to massive riches. Actually, the fastest way to abundance is inheritance.

TWEET QUOTE!

When you are an heir to something, you do nothing to have it—no work, no connections, and no nothing! See how that relates to you in Ps. 106:5. Now check out verse 3 of our text (Gen. 39:3). Notice how the presence of God with Joseph caused him to prosper. Do you see what God does here? He makes you an heir to his riches, if He is with you. When you carry God’s presence, prosperity just comes on you—you do nothing else to earn it. Read 2Chrn. 26:5.
Read also: Ps. 1:1-3; Eph. 4:19; Matt. 6:33

2. FAVOUR (vs. 4)
Divine Favour is a function of Divine Presence.

TWEET QUOTE!

Presence births favour! Have you ever met someone before, and you just love them, and shower them with gifts? Could it be that you do not know why you just love them? Have you ever encountered favour like this before, that someone would just like you and bless you with support and substance? Ask people who carry Divine Presence, they will tell you that it is not new to them. Check out Gen. 39:21. See that! Anywhere Joseph went, he was liked. Compare this benefit to that of Daniel in Dan. 1:8-9. Because Daniel went with his God everywhere (even in exile), his God gave him favour everywhere (even in exile).
Read also: 1Sam. 16:22; Lk. 1:28-30; Esther 5:2


FURTHER STUDY:
Deut. 29:9; Josh. 1:7; 1Kgs 2:3; Prov. 3:1-4; Gen. 39:6; Ex. 12:36

theTASK:
* Let each Codite explain right now one basic thing they have learnt about Divine Presence. Codites away from meeting grounds can do this in the comments section of our blog.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of His Presence
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Request for, and receive, the enablement to STAY with God at all times
5. Pray for God’s prosperity and favour to accompany His Presence in your life
6. Pray for COD extensions in Ugbokolo and Anambra State
7. Bless your week. Ask that Divine Favour lift and keep you.

GOD BLESS YOU!!!