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Subject – INTERLUDE: Happy Easter and Two Books Release Announcement – Borderless and Escape!
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Sunday, 21st of April 2019
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NUGGETS OF WISDOM
“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’ Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life..”
“But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all. In his death, Jesus defeated sin. On Easter morning, death too was defeated.”
“Jesus did not come to make God’s love possible, but to make God’s love visible”
“Easter celebrates an event that proved Jesus was who he claimed to be. He was God in the flesh, and he came to Earth to save us. And that meant he had to die for us.”
“The Good News is that the death and Resurrection of Jesus give us access to God. In other words, we can only get to Heaven by trusting in God through his Son, Jesus Christ.”
“If Jesus forgave those who nailed Him to the cross, and if God forgives you and me, how can you withhold your forgiveness from someone else?”
“This week, whatever you may be facing, remember that in three short days, the disciples and family of Christ went from hopelessness to hopeful – from devastation to celebration, from defeat to victory! Because of the cross and the tomb, you have a hope in Christ!”
Key verse for Today:
2 Corinthians 5:15 The Message (MSG)
A New Life
14-15 Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own.
Dear brethren, happy Easter to you all! May the real meaning of that event on the cross never depart from every one of us in the household of faith as we pilgrim the earth.
To mark the 13th year anniversary of my visible encounter with the Lord Jesus on the 22nd of April 2006, I have released two books which captures the burden for unity and the discuss we have had for the last two years and also the need to reach out to Muslim with the love of Christ. The book is now available on Amazon, Apple and other international retailers. To mark the week of passion, we have made the two books available free for one week beginning tomorrow morning on amazon kindle direct via this links.
Below is the about the book page for the two books, comments by readers and covers as attached. Translations into 12 other languages is in process…Our goal is to reach and engage 10 million seekers for Christ and also a burden for unity will be birthed amongst us. Pray with us for the intended purpose to be achieved in Jesus name, Amen
Escape To A World Of Understanding
Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Rick Joyner
Have you ever imaged a world without wars, terrorism, corruption, islamophobia, crusades, jihads, hunger, strive, racism, fights, divorce, natural disasters, disease, poverty and death? Is it possible for people to live in harmony, unity and peace? Can you and I look at the person on the other side of the room, community or the world with a heart of understanding rather than suspicion?
In the last 100 years or more, humanity continue to make giant leaps in discoveries about our world, people, places and things and yet peace seems to elude us and love has become a scarce commodity. The knowledge we have accumulated over the years continue to be applied rightly or wrongly based on the accuracy of the information at our disposal and depth of our understanding.
As a Christian, I have written this book to call to our brothers and sisters in Christ to a heart of understanding based on the foundation of love towards Muslims and members of other faiths or believe system outside our own. This will also open the eyes of members of other faith towards the Christian faith so wise decision can be made as we pilgrim this planet full of human beings. Solomon, the wisest king who ever lived says in the book of Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Wisdom is the application of knowledge but in applying this knowledge, we need an understanding heart. We cannot have an understanding heart without love. At the end of this book, you will gain an understanding heart towards others, those of other faiths and especially towards Muslims to help you deal wisely.
Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe
“This incredible Well Researched Non-Fictional Masterpiece has brought Depth and Clarity to a Controversial Topic” — Yusufu Turaki PhD.
“Thank You for the write-up on need to reach out to Muslims. They continue to be a blessing to me and may you continue to know God’s wisdom and direction in Jesus name. Amen” – Arch. Gboyega Oyinloye
“History make us see things differently and understand better so as to act with knowledge and wisdom. If only our country can write and teach her true history from elementary level, I am sure things would be different and better. Thank you, my brother. May God bless your effort” – Ms. Nicole Okeke.
“This is a great one. True sincere seeker of God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will always hear Him. My wife is from Muslim family testifies to this all the time” – Dr. Daniel Obaka
Envisioning and Experiencing One Church Community of Believers Without Walls, Borders and Denominations
“From the first Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit has proven that He will only come to the degree that we have unity” – Rick Joyner
About the book
If you take a look around our world today, walls are being erected everywhere between continents, countries, communities and families. Even the Church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is not spared out of segregation and denominational divides right in our very midst.
This book, Borderless – Envisioning and experiencing one church community of believers without walls, borders and denominations is about unity in the body of Christ. It is calling the church to a place of unity of Spirit in response to Jesus prayer that they may be one…John 17:22. A call to our various gathering to strive for unity. That we will all envision and experience a borderless church without walls, borders and denomination. A church that despite diversity will be united in spirit and engage as one as written in Ephesians 4:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
No more denominational walls and borders. Just one denomination – Jesus Christ, Our Lord and savior taking His place as the only supreme head of His church. It is an appeal and prayer to unity, to oneness, to love and to one body in one Christ Jesus. If after reading the book and you become burdened to the point of engagement with our other brothers and sisters in love in other gathering beyond your own familiar domain, creed, doctrine and denomination, then the book will have done its job and my job will have been dispensed.
“Being prideful means having or showing an arrogant superiority to and disdain of that one view as unworthy. Pride can only be found where there is no love. Where there is no love, there is no God because God is love. Our love for God is the root while our love for the brethren is the fruit. Jesus says, a Christian will be known by the fruit of love they manifest. The world will know us by the love we have for one another.” – Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe
“A House divided against itself cannot stand – True! Whether it is the family, Church or Nation! May the good Lord show us mercy and cause us to guard against the little foxes that subtly disrupts what is good. We pray for unity of purpose in Jesus name!” – Sola Ogunnaike.
“Thank you, Monday, for this exposition. The church of Jesus Christ need to realize that the greatest message of love we send to the unbelieving world is our working in unity” – Grace Akuh.
“We all need one another to be the complete reflection of Him.” – Rick Joyner
“Thank you for taking on the presentation of the church history and how we got divided. I like the rich passages and perceptive insights. They are very useful.” – Dr. Daniel Obaka
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”- A.W. Tozer, (The Pursuit of God)
“It is high time we do something about disunity in the body of Christ. Thank you for sharing information on other Christian groups and how we can connect with them” – Vera Atodo
“A true non-denominational view holds that the body of Christ cannot be and should not be denominated”
Links for kindle e-edition and paperbacks:
Free on Amazon for a week: Escape
We shall continue to share in the coming weeks abridged copies from the book.
On this resurrection Sunday, may the Lord resurrect everything in your life that is out of function and cause it to confirm to His divine counsel in your life so that your joy may be full in Him in Jesus name
Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe – E-discipleship @