In Him is Yes

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, Nov. 17, 2012)

"Whom do men say I am?"

Uncertainty can be a robber of blessings.  Uncertainty about the efficacy of a drug may make you reluctant to use it, although it could bring quick relief to your headache.  Similarly, uncertainty about the credibility of a friend may deprive you of an excellent business partner, even though he possesses business acumen and sound moral character.

Uncertainty never helps a cause. What's best is to know all the facts about a situation or person you are involved with so you can make sound judgment based on conviction.  If not hesitancy, uncertainty can beget costly mistakes. So it's always important to be sure and to proceed on that basis. 

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Ps 23: A Celebration of the Heaven-ordered Life

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 27th October, 2012)

A Shepherd's Heart

He came bounding down the dusty track after a hard day's work in the field tending his father's flock.  A slap-happy lad, David had set off early in the morning draped in a shaggy cloak with a pouch of skin slung across his back. In one hand, he held a shepherd's staff and in the other a sling.  And he marched ahead of the flock (John 10:4). On opening the pen, the sheep had piled out in their usual disorderly manner, the lambs frisking all over the place, but David's staff brought immediate discipline to the flock. He guided them into order, and they obediently followed him to find pasture.

Pasture! That was David's foremost concern as he led the flock. A hardworking, caring shepherd, David knew exactly the kind of pasture his sheep would love to graze -- luxuriant, succulent pasture.  The last time he checked, the meadow was overgrazed and most spots were bare but for tufts of grass miserably squatting on the ground.  Though a little far-off, the pasture on the foothills, which lay across the valley near the brook, must be fresher and greener by now. Read full sermon here

Africans, “the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

Introduction:

An array of Biblical, cultural and historical evidence shows without a shadow of doubt that (West) Africans are the remnants of “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.

Therefore, as an African Hebrew Israelite, realize that you are the focus of God’s first love and that you must return to the warmth of that love through repentance and faith in Christ.

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Ps 23: A Celebration of the Heaven-ordered Life

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 27th October, 2012)

A Shepherd's Heart

He came bounding down the dusty track after a hard day's work in the field tending his father's flock.  A slap-happy lad, David had set off early in the morning draped in a shaggy cloak with a pouch of skin slung across his back. In one hand, he held a shepherd's staff and in the other a sling.  And he marched ahead of the flock (John 10:4). On opening the pen, the sheep had piled out in their usual disorderly manner, the lambs frisking all over the place, but David's staff brought immediate discipline to the flock. He guided them into order, and they obediently followed him to find pasture.

Pasture! That was David's foremost concern as he led the flock. A hardworking, caring shepherd, David knew exactly the kind of pasture his sheep would love to graze -- luxuriant, succulent pasture.  The last time he checked, the meadow was overgrazed and most spots were bare but for tufts of grass miserably squatting on the ground.  Though a little far-off, the pasture on the foothills, which lay across the valley near the brook, must be fresher and greener by now. Read full sermon here

The Danger of Hypocrisy

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 22nd September, 2012)

He Knows what is in Man

Shakespeare, the celebrated British playwright, in a profound observation of human nature, once said, “there is no art to find the mind's construction on the face".  To a large extent this is a truism.  Man is a most devious creature, a bundle of contradictions akin to the Biblical portrayal of man as a synthesis of good and evil at best.  He can choose to be either patently evil or patently good. At the same time, he can put on an exterior of piety with evil lurking within.  Only the colour-changing chameleon perhaps comes close to this ingenious display of dissimulation! Download the full sermon here

 

The End of all Things is Near

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, Oct. 20, 2012)

Time Ends for Satan and his World

"No condition is permanent" is a fairly popular saying in Ghana. And it's a truth. There always come a time when time stops for one thing or another on this earth. Someone finishes school or apprenticeship and a period of training is over; somebody dies and a life is gone; a song comes to an end and silence reigns;  night falls and a day is gone; the sun rises and a new day dawns. People sleep and wake up and sleep and wake up again. It's never all sleep nor all wakefulness.

Time always moves on.  But not forever. The end of time is decreed and it will happen. The BIG STOP will occur; the STOP people rarely anticipate is about to happen. The music is about to stop--all things are about to end!

 

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Praying the Prayer that Moves Heaven

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 18th August, 2012)

Pour out your Heart to God in Earnest Prayer

As humans, we are but clay--we are fragile and vulnerable. At prayer, we are supposed to implore the greatest power in the universe to have pity on us and to come to our aid. We are supposed to throw ourselves on the mercies of God as we desperately call upon Him. Our souls are hunted day and night; our lives are tearing apart before our eyes; our businesses are in terminal coma and near death.

But the sad truth is that many of us do not know how to pray an earnest imploring prayer that touches the heart of God and thereby provoke His swift intervention. This is largely because, first, we often fail to appreciate the dangers that threaten us at every turn, much less articulate them in prayer. This world is "the valley of the shadow of death", full of perils and tragic unknowns which often catch people unawares. Download the full sermon here