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Duncan Lannon
14/04/2014 at 16:07

Really enjoyed CUAC so much! :)
Were any of the sessions and seminars recorded??

Dele Ayo Bankole
18/04/2014 at 07:10

...Secured in Service

Myles Munroe said in his book, Passing It On, "In many ways, colonization remains a reality. It is possible to assess some of the effects, such as lack of self-worth, low self-esteem, poor self-concept, and a loss of a sense of history. These result in psychological disorientation, producing a sense of self-hatred, distrust, powerlessness, and a spirit of survival of the fittest among the people and the leadership."

Colonization has eaten deep into the psyche of the average African - people are just not sure of themselves and their future. This makes them hold on to power and position longer than necessary. This makes the leaders annihilate every threat to their leadership, and auction and sacrifice their people's future for the sake of keeping power.

From John 13:1-17 we're studying this week, it is said about Jesus, "Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father." - vs 1.

Jesus was so sure of His mission, and His future that He was not afraid of 'pouring' Himself into His disciples. He served and empowered them to become just like Him, and positioned them to do greater exploits than He did.

It takes someone who is sure and secured of his future to be genuinely concerned about the hurts and pains of others. I was asking some colleagues yesterday if we still have activists in this country. The ones we used to have now have their throats blocked with 'kulele!'

Dear friend, I charge you this day to come out of your comfort zone. True success is in helping others to meet their own needs and aspirations. Give. Speak out. Support. Pray. Become a part of a vision that is bigger and greater than you. Your future is secured if only you'd help enough others to secure theirs.

Have a refreshing Easter break.

I believe in you!

Dele Ayo Bankole
Twitter: @deleayobankole
BBM: 7C82C8A1
Phone: 08064980357
Email: reigninginlife@live.com


Tracy Chambers
Facebook Icon17/04/2014 at 19:11

Hey Guys, for anyone who's interested, the main talks from CUAC 2014 are now available to listen to online (seminars to follow soon!) - http://www.ifesireland.org/cuac14-talks/

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CU Annual Conference 2014 talks


Main Talks - David Cook (Windows users, right click and select "save as". Mac users, Ctrl and click.) Session 1: What is the Bible? Session 2: Historical Narrative (Due to technical difficulties, ...

Sean Bradford
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Rachel Hanna
15/04/2014 at 19:41
Dele Ayo Bankole
15/04/2014 at 07:06

...Mutual Edification

On the 20th of June, 2013, I was in Ibadan for a friend's wedding. On our way to the lodge, a DJ was blaring some music, and a line in the song playing caught my friend's attention. This one line in the lyrics became my friends 'anthem' all through that evening. The 'dust' from the song settled on his mind.

This is also one lesson we can pick from the passage we are studying this week (John 13:1-17).

It is customary of the Jews to have a bath before going for the passover. But on the way, considering that they live in a desert area, picking up some dusts may be inevitable. So Jesus told His disciples, You are clean; but you got to wash one another's feet.

As we commute to work, we meet pesky motorists that 'make' us angry. Colleagues at work do nasty things that 'make' us overreact. We open the TV or internet and see pictures that 'fill' our minds with negative thoughts and desires. Other people's achievements may 'make' us envious... If we are not careful in managing this, it may lead us to feelings of guilt, condemnation, unworthiness of God's presence, depression, and consequently plunging into those things we once promised God we will stop doing.

This explains why the Bible says, "Confess your sins to one another." - James 5:16.

Believers in Christ are enjoined to watch out for the well-being of other believers. When we see a 'wounded' believer, we should endeavor to mop them up with our towels of compassion, and not nag or gossip about them. We are to be of mutual strength and encouragement to one another.

Dear friend, I charge today to be strength to the weak; encouragement to the discouraged; joy to the depressed; hope to the hopeless.

Let your light so shine.

I believe in you!

Dele Ayo Bankole
Twitter: @deleayobankole
Phone: 08064980357
Email: reigninginlife@live.com