Devine Helper

Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12 From the reference text, we see that it was noised that Jesus was in the house (Mark 2:1). In Matthew 18:20, Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.“ When Jesus is present, the Holy Ghost is present. When Jesus is in the house, there is power to bless, to heal, to deliver, to set free, etc. Many people were gathered together; but there were no room to receive them, not even around…

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FRIENDS

Scripture Portion: John 15: 1-15 One of the greatest gifts that God has given to us is the gift of friendship. How great it is to have a true friend. As Christians we rejoice in the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Savior, is our Friend. He is the best Friend of all (Proverbs 18:24); and He is our Friend because He is first of all our Savior. In the light of John 15:14-15, are we His friends? Undoubtedly He is a true Friend to…

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WITNESSES

Scripture Portion: Acts 1: 1-11 One of the great and deeply significant names given to Christians is the name ‘’witness’’. The word appears many times in the Bible, particularly in the Book of Acts. In Isaiah 43:10-12 the Lord twice says of His people, ““You are my witnesses””, and just before His ascension the Lord Jesus said –- Acts 1:8. We shall confine our study to this verse and it will help us to understand something of the privileges and responsibilities of witnessing. There are five lines of truth:-  …

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SERVANTS

Scripture Portion: Acts 20: 17-38 In this passage of Scripture, which contains the record of Paul’s charge to the Ephesian elders, we have the portrait of a true servant of the Lord. God has not only made us members of His family, calling us His children (Romans 8:16), but He has called us into His service and He delights to call us His servants (Philippians 1:1). In Acts 20:19 Paul says, ““I served the Lord””, and this gives us the key to our present study. What are the characteristics of…

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STEWARDS

Scripture Portion: 1 Peter 4: 1-11 God calls us His servants, but He also calls us His stewards. There must therefore be a distinction between a servant and a steward. A servant is one who serves (Romans 1:9), or a worker (Matthew 9:37). A steward is a servant but in the word ‘’steward’’ there is the added idea of responsibility. God has entrusted certain things to us and we are responsible to Him to use them properly. Eliezer was the steward of Abraham’s household (Genesis 15:2, KJV); Abraham had placed…

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JEWELS

Scripture Portion: Malachi 3: 7-18 (KJV) In Revelation 21:19-22 the Lord tells us that the heavenly city is ablaze with jewels; and in Malachi 3:17 (KJV) the Lord speaks of His people as His jewels. Are you one of the Lord’’s jewels? The dictionary defines a jewel as – – “a precious stone, or anything or anyone highly valued.”” This leads to our first point:-   1. The Lord has a company of people He calls His Jewels because they are very precious to Him. Malachi 3:17 (NIV) translates ‘’jewels’’…

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DISCIPLES

Scripture Portion: Luke 14: 26-35 Many times in the New Testament believers are called ‘‘disciples’’ –- a disciple being one who learns of Christ, who follows Him and obeys Him. Broadly speaking, of course, every Christian is a disciple, and yet it is possible to be a Christian, to be saved and to know that your sins are forgiven, and yet not to tread the path of discipleship –- because to be a disciple means to be a disciplined Christian. Discipleship is a costly business. So with this thought in mind we…

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SONS

Scripture Portion: 1 John 3: 1-10 There is a company of people in heaven and on earth whom God calls His children – – “the sons of God”” –- and we shall confine this study to some of the things we read about these favored people in 1 John 3:1-3. It is important to recognize that John’s writings were particularly for the Family, whereas Peter, James and Jude wrote about the Kingdom, and Paul about the Church. In this study we have clear teaching for members of God’s family, God’s…

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SAINTS

Scripture Portion: Ephesians 1: 18 – 2: 22 Over and over again God describes His people as ‘‘saints’’. Many of the New Testament letters are addressed ““To the saints…”…” (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1). The word ‘‘saint’’ simply means ‘’holy one’’, and it occurs over one hundred times in the Bible; for instance, 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalm 116:15; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 6:2. But who are the ‘’saints’’? Every Christian is a saint. It’s impossible to be a Christian and not be a saint. What is a Christian? –-…

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AMBASSADORS

Scripture Portion: 2 Corinthians 5: 1-21 In Proverbs 13:17, Isaiah 18:2, 30:4; 33:7 and Jeremiah 49:14 we find the word ‘’envoy’’, meaning an ambassador. In the New Testament the Apostle Paul speaks of himself as Christ’s ambassador (Ephesians 6:20), and of all Christians as the ambassadors of the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:20). What is an ambassador? In 2 Corinthians 5:20 Paul says, ““We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…”…” An ambassador is a REPRESENTATIVE –- one who represents another. He goes to a foreign country and represents the Throne and the Government of his own people. Now…

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CHRISTIANS

Scripture Portion: 1 Peter 4: 12-19 One word we are all familiar with is the word ‘‘Christian’’. Most of us possess a Christian name, and many people in a very broad and nominal sense would call themselves Christians, but are they Christians in the New Testament sense of the word? Some think that because they are born in a ‘‘Christian’’ country or have received a ‘‘Christian’’ education, or have affiliated themselves to a Christian church and adopt Christian principles, that this is all they need to do to become a…

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8 ways to Knowing God’s Will For Your life

  So, then, how can we know God’s plan for our lives? Over the past years that I have been in ministry, I have discovered eight vital keys to knowing God’s will and plan for your life. Here they are: 1) Walk with God. For starters, if you are interested in knowing God’s plan for your life, then you must learn to walk with God. You need to develop a relationship with Him. Christianity is all about relationship rather than just religion. And so you must cultivate your relationship with…

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The Challenges of Men’s Health

The Challenges of Men’s Health. Moderator, friends, I am most grateful to Rev Peter Kaniah and Rev Henry Kaira and colleagues for their kind invitations, both to attend this historic meeting and also to be able to share my thoughts on the Challenges to Men’s Health in Sub- Saharan Africa. It is a great privilege to listen and learn from friends in Africa; and indeed the recent General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meeting in May 2016 requires our own World Mission Council to investigate and share some of…

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P.C.M.F. LITURGY BOOKLET

(1)            P.C.M.F. ADMISSION SERVICE   (This is part of normal Sunday Service)   Minister:    Beloved brothers and co-workers in the Lord, St. Paul writing to the Church in Rome said: “never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” Rom. 12:11   (All being admitted to move infront before the Presiding Minister)   It is fitting for you to know some important activities of this Fellowship namely:- Members of this Fellowship should:   Pray at all times Read the Bible daily Attend Church services Attend Fellowship…

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Christmas invites us to be at home with Jesus

Jesus did not come because things were right. He came because things had gone wrong—so wrong that they demanded the Creator’s intervention, says EDWARD BURI in this Christmas 2017 reflection. The coming of Christ is not the coming of a visitor. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (Jn. 1:3).   The coming of Christ into the world is an entry of its Maker and Owner. In a world where human beings invest in marking territories, the entry of the Owner makes…

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Lessons from the Supreme Court’s back-to-polls order

Court’s back-to-polls order Kenya is in the global limelight. For the first time in the country’s history, and, indeed, in the entire African continent, the apex court has nullified an incumbent president’s election and ordered fresh elections within 60 days. Only three other countries worldwide have accomplished such a feat. Chief Justice David Maraga’s determination, which he read as he invoked ‘fear of God’, has elicited outrage and accolades in equal measure. It had majority support of four judges against two dissenters. While the petitioners—the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and…

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How self-reliance came to define retired churchman

From the wheelchair to which he is confined, the Very Reverend John Gachango Gatu cuts a forlorn pose—a far cry from the firebrand Presbyterian cleric Kenyans remember. But looks are deceptive, for a few days earlier, he showed our editorial team the door after we ambushed him for an interview. On this Tuesday afternoon, however, it’s a congenial Gatu congratulating us for keeping time. “We have a practice in this country that time is not of any use. If you tell somebody, ‘Come at 2 o’clock’, he comes at 3.…

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Moderator’s vision of bringing derailed Christian back on track

In this inaugural interview with The Way, PCEA Moderator Julius Guantai Mwamba tells DOROTHY KWEYU about his spiritual journey, his thoughts about Kenya and his vision for the new magazine. Q Reverend Mwamba, could you please tell us about background and your ministry at the PCEA Headquarters? A I was elected Moderator in November 2014 by the General Assembly and installed in April 2015. I was called by God when I was very young, in Class Two. I told my father that I had been called to God’s service. In…

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When Kenyan clergy toed the ruling party’s line

The Church derives its political mandate from Jesus’ inaugural speech that states: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor… proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed… (Luke 4:18).” fish and farm, the thirsty how to store water and connect water pipes and the naked how to sew clothes. The Early Church did not allow its narrative of individual salvation to cloud Jesus’ broad political agenda of making God’s…

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