Ministers Seeds Editorial For the Contending

Dear friend,
The Abiding Minister is the periodic
publication of this ministry which also serves
as the resource material for our major
programs. This edition is devoted to, our first
seeks to bring together the children of

    eloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto
    you of the common salvation, it was needful for
    me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye
    should earnestly contend for the faith which was once
    delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)
    While preparing for this conference, the holy Spirit dropped
    something in my spirit that I want us to Look into as we begin
    discussions this moning.
    Some of us had the opportunity to study social studies or
    Civic Education. We were taught the definition of family. We
    were told that a group of people related by blood or
    marriages is referred to as a family. The natural order of
    things is that father and mother birth children who also take
    on spouses and have their own children and the first couple
    become grandparents. This entire family depends on each
    other as should be. Depending on how affluent they are, the
    grandfather covers the children and grandchildren and
    ensures that they are not in trouble. The parents could also
    influence things to go in the favour of their children. All this
    are not so bad because of cause that is what parents are for,
    to provide for, guide and protect us.
    ministers of God. The aim is to make them to
    learn together at the feet of the Master and
    to seek common solutions to challenges that
    are peculiar to them.
    For this first edition, we have the children of
    notable ministers of God as well as those who
    have carved a niche for themselves in
    ministry ministering to their colleagues. It is
    the aim of the gathering is to ensure that it is
    only the children of ministers that will be
    ministering at the annual conference so that
    they will be able to communicate with other
    ministers children in the language that they
    will understand.
    Some of us seated here have or still in fact believe that the
    same thing operates in the kingdom of God. We believe that
    our parents’ Goodwill with God is enough to cover us. We
    believe that since our parents are preachers or commitment
    church workers, their salvation covers us children too.
    I want us to know that God has no grandchildren. Salvation
    therefore is as personal as it gets. I am certain of this
    because the Bible says in the book of John 14:6 that 7 am
    the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the
    father except through me’. As much as we would want to
    be willed our fathers salvation just as all other earthly
    possessions that may like to get from them and as much as
    our fathers would like to do the same, the Bible says that;
    Yes, each of us will give personal account to God God
    (Romans 14:12 (NLT)}There are no hand me downs when it
    comes to the issue if salvation.
    At the same time however, looking at the scriptures will
    make us to realize that though salvation is personal, it is
    something that God hates when a minister of God does not
    raise his children in a way that willmake such children to be
    useful for God.
    Prophet Eli, one of the foremost prophets in the land of
    Israel, got into trouble with God, despite his exploits for God
    because of the way he raised his children. The following
    were the words of God to the prophet through young Samuel;

  • Consequently, apart from brief reports of ministry activities, we have Pastor Femi Emmanuel ministering to us on STRATEGIES FOR CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH AS PASTORS CHILDREN. Mike Adedamola
    Oluniyi’s write up is on THE CHALLENGES OF
    CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH, while my own
    write up (not strictly for the conference) is on
    WITH THE YOUTH from Lewis Centre.
    The edition promises to be a rich resource material for the target audience and the Christian youth generally. Welcome to the world of Abiding Grace!
    Rev’d. Dr. Mike Oluniyi.


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