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Some Teachings of Jesus Christ, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

About Himself

  • That He is the only way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father, except through Him.

  • That His assignment was to fulfil the Law and the sayings of the prophets and not to abolish them.

  • That the shedding of His blood is the only power that cleanses from all sins.

  • That whatever we ask in His name, His Father will do it for us.

  • That anyone that has seen Him has seen His Father.

  • That He will never leave those who believe in Him.

The Kingdom of God / The Kingdom of Heaven

  • This is the centre of Jesus teaching.

  • Like the earthly kingdom we know, there is an eternal kingdom on which God reigns.

  • That the kingdom is about to be introduced on earth soon, and repentance from sin is a requirement to be part of that kingdom.

  • That for those that have repented, the kingdom has begun within them already.

  • That three things are crucial to benefit from in that kingdom: understanding of God’s word; commitment to obey the word; and devotion to God alone.

  • That the time is fast approaching when God will separate those who belong to that kingdom from those that do not.

  • That it will be particularly difficult for rich men to enter the kingdom of God.

Love the Lord your God (Mt. 12:28-30)

  • This is the greatest commandment, it must be done with the whole of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

  • That if we claim we love God, then we must obey Him.

  • That we must put our trust in God alone; and put Him first above everything else.

  • That we must show our commitment to God.

  • That we must be humble before God.

  • That we must make out time to communicate with God.

  • That we must not let money (mammon) become our greatest love, otherwise God will reject our love.

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mt. 12:31)

  • That the love we have for our neighbours is very crucial to our relationship with God.

  • That our love to our neighbours must be according to Christ loved us.

  • That it is by the love we have for one another that all men will know that we are His disciples.

  • That our neighbours are not just people we are related to; but anyone we come across in life.

  • That we must forgive those who sinned against us, just like God has forsaken us.

  • That if we do not forgive, God will not accept of us and will not receive from us.

  • That we must help the needy, the poor, the stranger, the imprisoned and the sick.

  • That we must do unto others, as we want others to do unto us.

  • That we must only examine ourselves and not try to judge others.

Giving

  • That all our giving must be prompted by love: love for God; or love for the recipient.

  • That the best-given offerings are those that were done sacrificially.

  • That our giving must be done not as a show-off.

  • That the measure with which we gave will determine the measure we will receive.

  • That tax and offerings to God are two different obligations, and we must fulfil both.

  • That we must always give a worthy offering to God.

  • That tithing must not be neglected or left undone (Mt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42).

Service to God

  • That it should be desired more than the necessary food we eat.

  • That we must not only start serving God but must finish our life with it.

  • That our service to God must be done with the whole of our being.

  • That if our service to God is done rightly, we will be rewarded here on earth and also be granted eternal life.

  • That our service must not be done as a show-off, as an eye service, for the recognition of men or just to please men.

  • That no one can serve two masters without failing. We must be prepared to serve Him alone or serve some other thing/person.

  • That service to God brings someone into honour (John 12: 26).

  • That we must go to the temple at service times and also use our gift to serve God in His temple.

Marriage

  • That marriage is an ordinance of God, and that once it has been joined, no one should put it apart.

  • That marriage is between a man and a woman.

  • That marriage should be for oneness, permanence

  • That sex before marriage is sinful (fornication).

  • That sex outside the marriage is sinful (adultery).

  • That divorce must be avoided, though it’s allowed on the ground of infidelity.

  • That care must be taken not to marry a divorcee.

Paradise & Hell / Eternal Life & Eternal Condemnation

  • That those who believe in Him will enjoy eternal life, but those who do not believe in Him will suffer eternal condemnation.

  • That Paradise is for those who obey God’s word while they live, and Hell is for those who do not obey God’s word.

  • That it is not possible to criss-cross in between the two eternal destinations.

  • That Paradise is a place of everlasting joy, while Hell is a place of everlasting torment.

  • That both destinations does not have respect for anyone nor discriminate against any person; but whatever one has done on earth will determine which one of the place they will go.

  • That especially what death or rapture meet with us will determine our eternal destination.

Prayer and Fasting

  • That we must pray to the Father in His name.

  • That our prayer to God must be daily.

  • That the prayer of agreement is very powerful.

  • That we must ask until our joy is full.

  • That our prayer must include: worship to God; eager to see His kingdom; request for daily provision; protection from evil; forgiveness of sin; deliverance from temptation; praises and majesty ascribed to Him; etc.

  • That prayer combined with fasting goes a long way to get difficult things done.

  • That we must embark on fasting, especially when we are to commence a task.

  • That our fasting should not be done to seek approval of men.

  • That we must not compare our spiritual state with another believer on these bases, for God sees beyond these.

His Second Coming

  • That He will come back again to establish His kingdom.

  • That those who believed in Him will reign with Him in that kingdom.

  • That there will be signs preceding His Second Coming (Fig tree buds; wars; earthquakes; etc).

  • That the gospel of Christ will be preached at the end of the world as a testimony then the end will come.

  • That we must watch and pray as this will happen unexpectedly.

  • That it will happen in a twinkle of an eye, which will not give room for instant repentance.

  • That becoming a ‘bride’ of Christ to be is not just sufficient, but we must be ready for the ‘wedding’ anytime

The sermon, Some Teachings of Jesus Christ, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on January 14, 2018.