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June 17, 2018

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Tearing Down Stealth Bondages That Are Shipwrecking Our Relationships. – Mind Game Part 2

True Story: Maryam and Tunde’s Relationship Is In The Middle of A Major Storm That Won’t Go Away Except They Take Some Major Steps. Would they?

Discovery Bible Study Scriptures:

John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth andthe truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

SUMMARY from Part 1: Click link http://www.otakada.org/tearing-down-stealth-bondages-that-are-shipwrecking-our-relationships-mind-game-part-1

As Maryam learnt to use her weapons, she will begin to tear down the stronghold that had been built in her mind. She will know the TRUTH that will set her free. She will see that not all men are her earthly father.  Some are, but many are not. Her husband, is not. Tunde loves her very much..

Let us explore Tunde’s side. Tunde had very serious issues dating back to childhood as well.. Stay connected not to part 2

Tunde’s side of the story…

The other side of the story involves Tunde. He too had problems that are contributing factor that he and Maryam face in their marriage, home, and family.

Tunde should be taking his position as head of the family. God intends for him to be the priest of his home. Tunde is also born again and knows the proper order for family life. He knows that he should not allow his wife to run the household, the finances, the children and him. He knows all this and does not do anything about it except feel defeated and retreat into TV and Sports.

Tunde is hiding from his responsibility because he hates confrontation.

He prefers to take a passive attitude, thinking, “Well, if I just leave this situation alone, perhaps it will work itself out.” Or, he excuses himself by taking real action by saying, “I will pray about it.” Of course,  prayer is good, but not if it is merely a away of avoiding responsibility.

Let me clarify what I mean when I say Tunde should assume his God given position in the home. I don’t mean that he should come like “Mr Macho,” ranting and raving about his authority.

Ephesians 5:25 teaches that a man should love his wife as Christ loved the church. Tunde needs to take his responsibility and with responsibility comes authority.  He should be firm with his wife- Loving but firm. He should reassure Maryam that though she was hurt as a child, and she releases herself to God through trusting Him, she will gain confidence that not all men are like her father was.

Tunde should be doing a lot of things; but like Maryam, he also has “mindset” that open the door for the devil to hold him captive. There is also a battle going on in Tunde’s mind. Like Maryam, he was verbally abused in his childhood. His domineering mother had a sharp tongue and frequently said hurtful things to him, things like: “Tunde, you are just a mess; you will never amount to anything.” Tunde tried had to please his mother because he craved her approval ( As all children do} ; But the harder he tried, the more mistakes he made. He had a habit of been clumsy.  Of course, he dropped things because he was trying so hard to please that it made him nervous, and so he defeated his purpose.

He also experienced some unfortunate rejection from children with whom he desired to be friends.  This type of things happen to most of us at some times in our lives, but it devastated Tunde because he already felt rejected by his mother.

And there was a girl whom he really liked in his early high school years who rejected him for another boy. By the time all of this had tailed up in Tunde’s life and the devil had worked on him , building strongholds in his mind for years and years, Tunde simply had no courage to be anything but quiet, shy, and withdrawn.

Tunde is low key type person who simply chooses not to make waves. For years he had been having thoughts directed into him that goes something like this: “There is no point in telling anyone what you thing; they won’t listen anyway. You wants people to accept you, you just need to go along with whatever they want.”

The few times he tried to stand his ground on an issue, it seems that he always ended up losing, so he finally decided that confrontation wasn’t worth the effort.

“ I am going to lose anyway in the end, “ he reasoned, “ so why even start anything?” .

With Tunde and Maryam’s conflicting problems, it is not too had to imagine what their home life is like. Remember, there was a lot of strife. Strife isn’t always open warfare. Many time, strife is an angry undercurrent in the home that everyone knows is there, but nobody deals with it. The atmosphere is terrible and the devil loves it!

What will happen to Tunde and Maryam and their children? Will they make it? They are Christians and it be a shame to see their marriage fail and their family ruined. Actually, though, it is up to them.  John 8:31-32 will be a key scripture in their decision. If they continue to study Gods word, they will know the truth and acting on the truth will set them free. But they must each face the truth about themselves and their past as God reveals it to them.

The truth is always revealed through the word; but sadly; people don’t always accept it. It is a painful process to face or faults and deal with them. Generally speaking, people justify misbehavior. They allow the past and how they were raised to negatively affect the rest of their lives.

Our past may explain why we are suffering, but we must not use it as excuse to stay in bondage.

Everyone is without excuse because Jesus always stand ready to fulfil His promise to set the captives free. He will work us across the finished line of victory in any area if we are willing to go all the way through it with him.

Happy Father’s Day!

Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe  e-missions at Otakada.org

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June 15, 2018

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Tearing Down Stealth Bondages That Are Shipwrecking Our Relationships. – Mind Game Part 1

True Story: Maryam and Tunde’s Relationship Is In The Middle of A Major Storm That Won’t Go Away Except They Take Some Major Steps. Would they?

Discovery Bible Study Scriptures:

John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my words, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

INTRODUCTION TO MARYAM AND TUNDE’S WORLD – Could be similar to yours or mine so pay attention:

Maryam and her husband, Tunde, are not enjoying a happy marriage. There so much strife between them all the time. They are both angry, bitter and resentful. The have two children who are being affected by the problems in the house. The strife is showing up in their schoolwork and behavior. One of the children is having stomach problems caused by nerves.

Maryam’s problem is that she does not want to let Tunde be the head of their home. She is bossy, she wants to make all the decisions, handle the finances, and discipline the children. She wants to work so she will have her “own” money. She is independent, loud, demanding, and a nag.

About now you may be thinking, “I’ve got her answer. She needs to know Jesus. “She does know Him! Maryam received Jesus as her Savior five years ago – three years after she and Tunde married.

“Do you mean there hasn’t been a change in Maryam since receiving Jesus as Savior?”

Yes, there have been change. She believes she is going to heaven even though her bad behavior cause her to constant condemnation. She has hope now. Before she met Jesus, she was miserable and hopeless; now she is just miserable.

Maryam knows that her attitude is wrong. She wants to change. She has received counselling from two people. And she gets in almost every prayer line, asking for victory over anger, rebellion, unforgiveness, resentment and bitterness. Why hasn’t she seen much improvement?

The answer is found in Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF MARYAM’S PROBLEMS? – MIND GAME?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryam has stronghold in her mind. Serious mind game that got initiated at childhood. They have been there for years. She doesn’t even understand how they got there. She know she should not be rebellious, bossy and nagging, etc., But she doesn’t know how to change her nature. It seems she simply reacts in a certain situation in unseemly way because she can’t control her actions.

Maryam can’t control her action because she doesn’t control her thoughts. She doesn’t control her thoughts because there are strongholds in her mind that the devils sets up early in her life.

Satan begins to initiate his well laid plans and to sow his deliberate deception at a very young age. In Maryam’s case, her problem started long ago in childhood. As a child, Maryam had a very domineering father who often spanked her just because he was in a bad mood. If she makes one wrong move, he will vent his anger on her. For she suffered helplessly as her father mistreat her and her mother. He was disrespectful in all His ways to his wife and daughter. Maryam’s brother, however, could do no wrong. It seems as if he was favored just because he was a boy.

By the time she was sixteen, Maryam had been brainwashed for years by satan who had told her lies that went something like this: “Men really think they are something. They are all alike; you can’t trust them. They would hurt you and take advantage of you. If you are a man, you have got it made in life. You can do anything you want. You can order people around, be the boss, treat people anyway you please, and nobody (especially not wives or daughters) can do anything about it.”

As a result, Maryam’s mind was resolved: “When I get away from here, nobody is ever going to push me around again!”

Satan was already waging on the battlefield of her mind. Play those thoughts over and over again in your head a hundred thousand times or more over a period of ten years, and see if you are ready to get married and become a sweet, submissive, adoring wife.  Even if by some miracle you should want to be , you won’t know how. This is the kind of mess in which Maryam finds herself today. What can she do? What can any of us do in such a situation?

REMEDY TO MARYAM’S CASE AND LESSONS FOR US:

 

 

How do we win the truth over the lies of Satan? Lets DO Discovery Bible Study on John 8:31-32 – If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. In as much as we refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.

Our weapon is the word used in various ways as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians, our weapons are not canal weapons; they are spiritual. We need spiritual weapons because we are fighting master spirits, yes, even the devil himself.  Even Jesus used the weapons of the word in the wilderness to defeat the devil, Luke 4:1-13.  Each time the devil lied to Him, Jesus responded with, “It is written,” and quoted him the word

SUMMARY Part 1:

As Maryam learnt to use her weapons, she will begin to tear down the stronghold that had been built in her mind. She will know the TRUTH that will set her free. She will see that not all men are her earthly father.  Some are, but many are not. Her husband, is not. Tunde loves her very much..

Next Week, we would look at Tunde’s side. Tunde had very serious issues dating back to childhood as well.. Stay connected to part 2

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BEING FAITHFUL

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VERSEs…

”It is required of stewards that a man be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2)

Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Questions: What truth are you learning from above scriptures? What commitments can you make to obey? Who would you share these with this week?

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST STORY…

In the book Second Calling, Dale Bourke writes that years ago, she attended a conference. When it was over, her friend Bruce offered her a ride to the airport. As they were about to leave, another man asked if he could join them. As they drove away from the hotel, she and Bruce asked the man where he worked, and he mentioned a Christian organization. Bruce said, “I have fond memories of that group, because I attended a retreat of theirs one time, and that’s where I became a Christian. It was in 1972 in New Hampshire.” Bruce went on to explain that eventually his whole family became Christians and went into Christian work. His sister was a Wycliffe missionary and Bruce himself became publisher of a major Christian publishing house, which brought many significant Christian books to the public.

Bruce finished the story with a flourish saying that the retreat had had worldwide impact when you think about it. The man was silent. Dale and Bruce though that maybe they were boring him. Then the stranger quietly said, “I led that retreat. It was my first time as a conference leader, and I felt like a total failure. Until this moment, I have always believed it was one of the biggest failures of my life.” Dale Bourke wrote, “What had seemed like the simple act of offering a ride to a stranger had turned into a powerful reminder that God uses our efforts whether we realize it or not. I may spend the rest of my life doing things that don’t seem at all successful. Yet only God knows the purpose. I am called simply to be faithful.”

SECOND STORY…

 

 

 

 

Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” began its ride to breaking box office records long before it hit theater screens on February 15, 2018. 

Actor Chadwick Boseman is commandingly impressive as T’Challa, the Black Panther. But critics and audiences are also singing the praises of Letitia Wright, who plays his sister and Wakanda’s princess, Shuri.  For the 24-year-old actress, the movie role is an answer to a prayer she began praying as a child. As a pre-teen, the acting bug bit Wright when she watched fellow Black Panther star Angela Basset and Keke Palmer in the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” Bassett is playing the mother of T’Challa and the young princess in Black Panther. “It is a full circle moment,” Wright said in a recent interview. Letitia Michelle Wright is a British actress. Beginning in 2011, she has played in roles in several British TV series, including Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, the Doctor

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POINT…

Right now, you may feel like a failure in what you’re doing. Just be faithful. It’s not your job to figure out if what you do (or what you did in the past) matters. That’s the work of the Spirit. Your job is to do your part. Doing what we are called to do is the point.

If it is prayer, pray. If it is singing, cry your heart out. If it is writing, be the best. If it is preaching, be an instrument in His hands. If an Usher, do it joyfully.

Are you a mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, uncle, nephew, grand mum and grand dad, just be faithful in whatever you are called to do. Full score card might not be received here. Just do your part and leave the rest to Him.

Shalom!

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3rdof June 2018
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Title – Accepting Others In Love Could Transform The World Around Us – What Will Jesus Do?

Scriptures for Discovery: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10)

“Accept Others Just As Christ Accepted You” Romans 15:7

1Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:1-5 

Questions: What truth are you learning from above scriptures? What commitments can you make to obey? Who would you share these with this week? Download Study in Arabic and Chinese here

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True Stories: Read and watch video on how Paul (A), Miss Connie (B) display acceptance to their students with lasting impacts! And See Partnership Opportunities with Otakada.org (C)

A) Paul Tournier was a brilliant thinker and writer, and an influential Christian therapist during his time.

Doctors from around the world traveled to his home in Switzerland to learn from him. He wrote, “It is a little embarrassing for students to come over and study my ‘techniques.’ They always go away disappointed, because all I do is accept people.”

B)Miss Connie help Jazal Discovers True Peace and Identity

“Everything that we did and everything that we believed built on that foundation of knowing who we are as Muslims.”

Jazal grew up in a family who demanded strict adherence to the Koran and Islamic faith. For her, it was the only way to earn her parents’ love.

“I believed staying true to Islam was something that my parents and I would bond over. So, if I did as they requested for me to do, like going to the mosque with them and participating in Ramadan fasting, it would bring us closer.”

But none of those things brought Jazal’s family closer together. In fact, her parents fought constantly.

“Sometimes I would wake up and I would have to leave the house with my mom in the middle of the night. I could go to bed thinking everything is fine and wake up the next morning and it was disaster.”

As for Jazal, her prayers to Allah offered little comfort.

“Allah seemed just really distant from me and didn’t really feel as though I was being listened to. I felt more of like I was going through the motions, not really feeling anything in return from God, any love or support or hope. I wanted that peace that people keep talking about that Islam represents and I didn’t ever feel that.”

When Jazal was a senior in high school, her father ended the marriage and her mother started a new family.

‘“After I went through all that with my family, I just kind of felt like I wasn’t worthy of any affection or love. And so, I looked for it from my parents and didn’t get it. And it kind of was a reminder, ‘Hey, Jazal, you’re not that –you’re not that great. If you were great your family wouldn’t have left you behind.’ The thought of the future, even the thought of tomorrow, the very next day, would just bring me into a panic because I just never knew what was going to happen.”’

During college, she started working part-time at a private school. By then, Jazal’s anxiety was triggering debilitating panic attacks.

“Imagine you see a car about to hit you that’s not slowing down or trying to stop. It was just like that but all the time. I thought that I was going to die. My heart rate would just increase. I would start sweating and just, I felt darkness. Like a dark cloud over my head.”

During those times, it wasn’t Allah that gave Jazal comfort; it was the school’s administrator, Connie, who was a Christian.

‘“Whenever I would have panic attacks at work, she would pray with me. I would feel a lot of peace, and I never felt that way when I finished praying my Islamic prayers. I was like, ‘What is Miss Connie doing–what does she have that I don’t have? Whatever it is, I want it.”’

Connie invited her to church, but what Jazal saw and heard there wasn’t what she expected.

‘“During that service, I learned about atonement, how Jesus died for our sins. As a Muslim, I didn’t really even understand why Jesus had died. It was just kinda like, ‘Hmm, maybe this is true.’ It gave me something extra to think about. Parts of the Koran were already wrong about what Christians believed, so it wasn’t representing Christianity in its truth, so it just kind of made me question a lot, a lot more.”’

Jazal wrestled with her doubts. A few days later, she had the worst panic attack she’d ever experienced

‘“I was like, “Maybe I should try what Miss Connie did. Maybe I should try praying. So, I started off, you know, praying like she did. I tried to model her prayer and say some of the words that I remembered her saying. When I did that, I remember seeing this huge flash of light in front of my face and it was kind of like when you close your eyes and you look at the sun, that orangey glow, seeing that flash of light and feeling an overwhelming huge wave of just peace and love. And I fell immediately asleep and sleep was the last thing on my mind.”’

When she woke up the next morning, Jazal opened a Bible she had received as a gift and began reading it front to back. 

“What I found in there was just so much peace. In Isaiah forty-nine, it mentions how God is so loving that even if a mother forgets about their child or abandons their child, that God will never abandon you and that your name is written on his hand. And I very much identified with that, and knowing that God loved me and cared about me in that way, that was something unique to me that I’d never had any sort of inkling about. So, God really showed up, when I needed him the most.”

Over the next few weeks, Jazal studied and compared sources until she was convinced that Jesus is the son of God.

‘“I really came to the knowledge of, ok, Jesus claimed to be God, and if this is true what are the implications of that? The resurrection is not just mentioned in the Bible, the crucifixion isn’t just mentioned in the Bible. There’s historical accounts outside of the bible. That really resonated with me. And knowing that there is history behind it tells me that there’s truth in that.  I just said, ‘God, I accept that you are who you say you are. I accept that you’re Jesus and I accept that you are God. And I am sorry for the things that I’ve done that have hurt your heart. I’m just so glad that you’ve brought me to the knowledge of who you are. And I accept you as my God.’ And that was the day that, you know, after that, never again panic in any sort of way. Never again.”’

Today, Jazal shares her new faith with confidence.

“I want everything that I do and I say to represent him, and that gives me such an amazing purpose in life. Because I’m God’s representative here. I get to be his hands and feet and show other people what God’s like and just like Miss Connie showed me, the love of Jesus through her actions and through her prayers with me, I can now do that for other people.”

Jazal also says knowing God cares for her has changed everything.

“Instead of me being fearful for tomorrow, I embrace it and I am running into it. I can no longer think that I’m worthless because if my name is written on God’s hand, as Isaiah forty-nine mentions, then that means that he cares immensely about me, and he’s always thinking about me, and so I need to always think about him.”

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21st – Century World : – If You Don’t play, You Can’t Win

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 Title : 21st – Century World : – If You Don’t play, You Can’t Win

Sub Title : – 12 Strategic shift taking place right before us and how some Churches, Missions and Charity organization are adapting to win.

Otakada Content Count No. 12265

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1 Corinthians 9:19-23 NIV

Paul’s Use of His Freedom

19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

Daniel 12 New International Version (NIV)
The End Times

12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wisea] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes? Find copy of scripture and questions in French, Chinese and Arabic for further study

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Introduction

Welcome to the 21st Century world. We are 18 years on and 82 more years to expire. What would our Churches, Missions and Charities be if we continue the way we do ministry today? How would evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, worship, fundraising and mission work turn out? Are we ready to take on the world that is becoming rapid paced virtual and viral?

In discussing and engaging with churches, Student Fellowships and Mission organizations like Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) with over 7 million youth members, Student Christian Movement (SCM) with over 10 million, ECWA with over 10 million, Capro Ministries and a host of our other partners in Germany and the USA, it has become apparent that something drastic has got to happen as our youth get into the mainstream. Some ministries are already taking the bull by the horn.

In engaging, we have got to be flexible to reach them where they are. We have got to adopt technology in the ways we do things today. We have got to be mobile connected, mobile in fellowship, mobile in discipleship, mobile in giving, mobile in fundraising and mobile informed while complementing with face to face meetings as we do today.

One of the ways we can be more effective is for us to be 21st Century ICT compliant to take on the next 82 years and beyond if the Lord tarries. You can visit www.21stcenturymissions.org website powered by Montech Technologies where we are helping Churches, Missions and Charity organization get 21st Century ICT compliant VIA SELF FUNDED SOLUTION and using mobile solutions to effectively engage partners, donors and fund-raise against budget constraints and streamline collection and reporting processes. Fill out the form to begin the process https://montechng.com/en/your-ict-fundraising-plans/

The Gospel always remains the same, but the world we are living in is changing constantly and at rapid pace. How does the Church, Mission and Charity Organization reposition for effective delivery? Not only the world is changing, but also the people who are sent out as missionaries and the peoples of the world. Therefore many traditional ideas about mission – including some prejudices – are no longer valid. World mission has to be thought through anew.

Let us look at the 12 shifts that have taken place, how Churches, Missions and Charity organization are leveraging on these shifts, learn from them and apply so we don’t get left behind in reaching the lost for Christ and winning them over as we project into the future.

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Dear God, I Have Unanswered Questions. Are You There?

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Dear God, I have unanswered questions. Are you there? Anywhere? Anyhow, I need answers URGENTLY!

Date: Sunday, 20th of May 2018

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Dear God, I Have Unanswered Questions. Are You There?

Discover Bible Study Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-17 NLT

Supporting scripture Isaiah 45:11,12

Attached in pdf Arabic , Chinese and French

 Habakkuk 1:1-17 This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?
    But you do not listen!
“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,
    but you do not come to save.
Must I forever see these evil deeds?
    Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
    I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
    who love to argue and fight.
The law has become paralyzed,
    and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
    so that justice has become perverted. Gods Reply…..verse 17

Introduction: Habakkuk’s world was much like ours – sin was considered normal, and even the leaders were dishonest. What’s more. God seemed not to care. Life sometimes seems unfair. At school, mean classmates are replaced by meaner classmates. At work, a difficult job is replaced by layoff notice. Selfish people get breaks, while honest people get hurt. But like Habakkuk, Christians know that God is in control. He wants us to trust Him. But how can we trust when we have so many unanswered questions? We need to learn to hear his voice from other voices. There are four voices in S that comes to us and one is His. The voice of Self, The Voice of the Situation we are in, the voice of the Surrounding circumstances and the voice of the Spirit of God. What we give attention to is what we hear. Key into His Spirit today in the quietness of the other 3S voices. God is always speaking like He did to Habakkuk and He will speak to us if we give attention to Him.

DBS Questions to the group in English

  • What are you thankful for this week?; 2) What are you struggling with and how can we help? 3) Ask someone to read the passage one paragraph at a time: Have group members tell it in their own words; Ask the group if they added anything or left anything out; when you finish with all paragraphs, ask someone in the group to tell the whole story by memory. Have the group correct errors; 4) What does this passage tell about God?; 5)What does this passage tell about people? 6) If this passage is true, what behavior should we change this week? ; 7) Who will you tell this story to this week?; 8)What needs can we meet in the community this week? ;9 When do we want to meet again

 

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Purpose, Progress, Prosperity, Power and Posterity Of Unity In Diversity

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Subject: Purpose, Progress, Prosperity, Power and Posterity Of Unity in Diversity

Discovery Bible Study (DBS) From: Ephesians 2:1-22 , In English, French and Chinese

Download the study hereEph 2_1-22

Link: – https://www.otakada.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Eph-2_1-22.pdf

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Introduction:

Most of us struggle at one time or another with questions of meaning, purpose, progress, prosperity, power and posterity.  Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? How do i know i am prospering? Do i have soft power to overcome my challenges, where do i apply it, for how long and with whom? How can i find unity in diversity where i experience so much disunity where it shouldn’t be?  Our Discovery Bible Study from Ephesians 2:1-22 will help us put things in perspective. We find purpose in serving God by serving others. All our careers, roles, and vocations need to be pursued with a view to serving God in Unity with others. In finding unity in diversity, “Look at the last ten people we’ve called, liked, texted or whatsapped,”  “Now. How many of them look just like us? or are they people in our good books or of the same social/business circles”    You may discover that the proverb, “Birds of a feather flock together” rings true.  It is human nature to seek out people who share experiences and histories similar to our own.  Yet if we spend the vast majority of our time with similar people, we run the risk of seeing the world through a very narrow lens! We can find purpose, progress, prosperity, power and posterity when we deliberately go out of our world to reach out to others just like Jesus did by stepping out to the people outside His world to serve and draw them in. We must also step out of our church walls, mission organization walls and fellowship walls to find purpose. Apart from reaching out to the lost, we must find out what other believers in other assemblies are doing and see how we can fellowship, learn, rebuke (scriptural) and serve them with our gifting and talents as we experience freedom that Christ came to give us.

 

We are saved to serve!

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INREACH – Engaging The Mysterious Aliens In Our Midst

#sex #aliens #dbs #teachers #FalseTeachers #engage #inreach #outreach #unengaged #salvation #jesus #peter #apostle #morality #africa #europe #america #laws #GodsLaw #clueless #otakada #otakada.org 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INREACH – Engaging The Mysterious Aliens In Our Midst

Otakada.org Content No. 12,250

Discovery  Bible Study (DBS) Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-22
 

Introduction: 

Europeans evangelized the world but today Europe has collapsed into secularism and apostasy. America and Africans are repeating the same old mistake of leaving doorways for the enemy to take charge of the inner circle. As we deploy people and resources for reaching the unreached and unengaged, we should as a matter of urgency refocus people and resources to reach those unreached and unengaged within the four walls of the church because there are COUNTLESS  wolves in sheep’s clothing ravishing these clueless aliens within the four walls of the church.

We can identify them by these five (5 ) critical and crucial questions. Try it and watch out for surprises from pulpit to pew while helping them to find true pasture:

1) Do you know Jesus?

2) Does Jesus know You?

3) When was the last time Jesus spoke to you and what did He say?

4) What is the salvation message ?

5) When was the last time you were so overjoyed and excited about Jesus and what He is doing in your life that you shared with someone and they gave their life to receive the same joy you are experiencing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Talking about the pulpit from the DBS scripture above, Peter warned his readers against people who would try to discredit the truth of the scriptures. The chief error of these false teachers was in telling people what they wanted to hear. Peter urged God’s people: Don’t listen to them! These days, God’s standards for morality – sexual or otherwise – often come under attack for being out-of-date or too narrow. Like the false teachers of whom Peter wrote, people who think this way bring destruction on themselves . We break God’s laws to our own detriment. Our bodies are not made for sexual promiscuity. In giving us “strict rules,” God isn’t being “narrow-minded,” he’s being loving. 

Attached DBS study sheet and scriptures in English, French and Chinese.

These attached video is a wake up call to action. 

 

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DBS – Priorities, Growth and Eternity

#discovery-bible-study #dbs #obedience-based-discipleship #priorities #growth #eternity #relationship #courtship #compatibility-test #ministry-gift-talent-test #marriage #wife #husband #same-sex-attraction #otakada.org #otakada #no.12099

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDIES (DBS): PRIORITIES, GROWTH & ETERNITY
SCRIPTURE : 2 Peter 3:1-17
DBS GROUP COMPOSITION ( self or 2 to 12 max)
NOTE: Find Attached DBS outline and scripture in English, French and Chinese languages.

INTRODUCTION:
Whenever a house and all its contents are totally destroyed, a reporter will typically appear on the scene to ask the victims, “How do you feel right now?” Those people will often respond, ” We’re just grateful we all got out alive. That is they truly important thing.” A tragedy can focus our sense of what’s important more forcefully than anything else. Peter warns us that this world is going to end some day and that we need to get our priorities straight before that happens. it is quite easy to work hard on priorities that ultimately won’t matter – education, sports, paying bills – and neglect what counts for eternity. What is most important to you and me? let’s straighten out our priorities, growth in the process now while we still have time before our pilgrimage expires or the earth expires.

Under Otakada Vital Links this week, you will find compatibility test for those in courtship; Are you confused about your spiritual gift and where you fit in the body? we have a test for that with instant results. We also have online help links for those in marriages . If you know anyone with same-sex-attraction issues, we have a fully online counseling and discipleship program that is completely anonymous and runs for 20 weeks that they can get help as well. Under the DBS tool kit link, you can generate DBS study for any topic and in major languages as attached here. Feel free to share this study with the Chinese and French contact that are open to the gospel. Todays DBS Bible passage /Questions for discovery is already included in the study outline. Have a wonderful week!

DBS KEY QUESTIONS:
1) What are you thankful for this week?
2) What are you struggling with and how can we help?
3) Ask someone to read the passage one paragraph at a time; Have a group member tell it in their own words; Ask the group if they added anything or left anything out.; When you finish with all paragraphs, ask someone in the group to tell the WHOLE story by memory. Have the group correct errors.
4) What does this passage tell us about God?
5) What does this passage tell us about people?
6) If this passage is true, what behavior should we change this week?
7) Who will you tell this story to this week?
8) What needs can we meet in the community this week?
9) When do you want to meet again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Relationship – In Courtship or relationship, carry out a compatibility test – https://www.otakada.org/relationship-personality-test/
Relationship – In Marriage, find help here– https://www.otakada.org/relationship-marriage-help/
Relationship – Confused about sexuality, find help here – https://www.otakada.org/discipleship-same-sex/
MINISTRY GIFT:
Ministry & Gift Test – Confused as to your talent or gift and where to apply in the body of Christ, run this test today – https://www.otakada.org/five-fold-ministry-test/
DBS:

Download DBS tools via link – www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm
Get DBS app and start a group or join this study group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wOtakadaDBSMovementApp_6996986

Shalom!

Otakada Team

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JUST DANCE YOUR DANCING STYLE

 
 

 

JUST DANCE YOUR DANCING STYLE 

Date: 22nd Of April 2018

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MY ENCOUNTER: 

Today marks the 12th anniversary of my face to face encounter with Jesus Christ with was Saturday , 5am, 22nd April, 2006. Christianity became a matter of complete conviction for me.
Summary of the message for me and the body of Christ is “look for churches that are discipling and be one.”
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Today’s Key Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
 
If Soul winning is God’s number one (1) agenda, it will make sense to partner with him to achieve that objective. But How Monday? I will say Find Your Dancing Style and Exploit It based on Romans 12:3-8. One jacket fit all evangelism style will not work for everyone. Jesus did not do that and His first set of disciples didn’t. To one He says ” today, I will eat at your house” and to another “give me water to drink.
The Holy Spirit has equipped the body of Christ with gifts for equipping and reaching out to the lost. We should ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to discern  and yield ourselves as vessels to obey when situation demands it.
Whilst we are evangelizing or discipling converts, we must as much as is in our ability, by the grace which Christ provides to be authentic, compassionate and sacrificial in words, thoughts and deed. 
Here are seven (7) evangelism personality style from scripture and see if that is your style and get resources to help: 
1) Peter’s direct approach 
Acts 2:37-39
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
All Peter needed to take action was to be convinced he was right, and there was almost no stopping him. He was confident, he was bold, and he was right at the point. Do you realize there are people in our world that would not make a decision for Christ until someone like Peter holds their feet to the fire? If you think this approach is for you, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to know how, when, and where to direct your words as well as wisdom you will need to do it with an appropriate mix of grace and truth. The Holy Spirit is waiting for you to ask in the place of prayer. visit the following Jesus page https://www.otakada.org/resources-following-jesus/ or self paced online course https://www.otakada.org/otakada-online-courses/
2) Paul’s Intellectual Approach
Acts 17:22-23
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;
23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:
Paul was an educated Jew and his organized mind and prove it to me kind of person even informed the approach Christ used to reach out to him on his way to arrest Christians in Damascus. Paul’s presentation of the gospel was logical and reasoned and Christ sent him to philosophers in Athens. Is intellectual approach one that fits you? Are you an inquisitive type who enjoys working with ideas and evidence? This style has become more important as our society has become increasingly secular. Seekers need to hear the gospel not only declared but also defined and defended. You can visit our apologetic page https://www.otakada.org/ministry-muslem-1-world-apologetics-discipleship-institute/
3) The Blind Man’s Testimonial Approach 
John 9:24-26
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
No theological debate for the Blind man. He spoke from his experience and confidently declared, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” Could that story be yours? Do you, like the man who had been blind, feel comfortable telling others how God led you to Himself? Stories like yours can be powerful tools. Otakada has stories from other Christians as well that could help spice up the discussion visit @ https://www.otakada.org/my-story-whats-yours/ or send yours
4) Matthew’s Interpersonal Approach
Luke 5:27-29
27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.”
28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29 Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.
In Luke 5:29, he put on a big party for all his friends and invited Jesus in. He relied on his relationship circle to have someone with the tools to do the speaking. Are you the people kind of person? Why don’t you partners with the local church or persons that could communicate the gospel clearly to be part of your celebration and give room for the gospel to be shared at some point ? If you can’t find one, we have materials at http://www.otakada.orgusing the discovery process and have Jesus speak for him self and have any of the facilitate using links on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wOtakadaDBSMovementApp_6996986
5) The Samaritan Woman’s Invitational Approach
John 4:39
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Do you have conviction that Jesus is the Messiah? Then why don’t you invite people and tell them about Him, share your encounter and have Him speak to them? You can begin a discovery process by allowing people to discover Jesus for themselves from the pages of the bible. You can visit http://www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm or download the app
If you need help, we are available to walk you through
6) Tabitha’s service approach ( Acts 9:36) 
Acts 9:36
36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.
Are you passionate about works of charity? Can you give and out give without complains? Then you already have a platform to reach others in your community like prisons, the homeless, those in hospital, orphans or even your neigbour in need , driver, security man, house help , work colleague , the list is endless. 
7) Be Yourself approach
John 8:57-59
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
To be yourself, you have to know yourself and the gift the Holy Spirit has deposited within you for service. There are people you cannot reach by direct contact. Just be available and praying can initiate the process through another person. Sometimes, it takes Jesus to intervene directly. Key word is to be willing to join the army of laborers and be available to do what it takes online and offline . 
Apart from the self discovery process, we several approaches to witnessing that you might do good to review and use what works for you… 
Hereunder are 3 videos that could aid explaining the good news to children and adult. It works for children and it will work for you or find using below blog link to get full length.
 
Explaining the Gospel message 12 minutes
 
Explaining the gospel 9 minutes
Explaining the gospel message – True Consequences 4 minutes
Shalom!
Otakada