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As we continue to look at our series of a variant fight, join us this Sunday in live worship at 9:00 am EAT as the Rev. Canon. Dr. Rebecca Nyegenye brings forth God's Word on the topic "Fight Valiantly against the devil". Tell someone about it, you will be blessed
St. Francis Chapel Mak
Thursday 21st May, 2020
IN HIS PRESENCE
By Uncle O
Deuteronomy 29:5 (NIV)
"Yet the Lord says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet."
The children of Israel trekked the wilderness for forty years. During that period, God provided them with clothing, food and drink that had not been prepared with human resources. There were no supermarkets in the wilderness where they could purchase groceries, and they could not bake their own bread. God fed them with food from heaven.
Instead of having to patch their clothes or weave new cloth, their clothes did not tear or fade, their shoes did not wear out. That means that their sandals expanded as their feet increased in size. There were no mobile clinics to provide medical care and so none of them became weak. Psalm 105:37 says, "He brought out Israel with silver and gold, and there was none among His tribes who was feeble." The Good News Translation says, "...all of them were healthy and strong."
The account of Moses on Mount Sinai as recorded in Exodus 34:29-34, indicates that after spending forty days and nights in God's presence, he came down the mountain. I believe it was the experience and the impact of God's presence on Moses that retained his strength till death. Deuteronomy 34:7 says, "Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone."
May the Lord's presence in your body (1Cor. 6:19) govern your aging process so that your strength will equal your days (Deut. 33:25). May the anointing of the Lord keep you strong to bear fruit in your old age (Psalm 92:14). And may you have the Caleb like strength, who at the age of eight five (Caleb @85)- was as vigorous as he was at the age of forty five (Joshua 14:10-11). In Jesus name. Abide in His presence.
St. Francis Chapel MAK Livestream - Being the Church while we are apart - Wednesday 20.05.2020
St. Francis Chapel Mak
Wednesday 20th May, 2020
By Uncle O
Matthew 6:31-32 (NIV)
"31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them."
Yesterday, we shared some thoughts on Matthew 6:26 about God's care and provision for His children who are of more value than the birds of the air that neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns. The point is not that birds are idol. An adult bird does not stay in its nest with an open beak waiting for God to drop in food - but that birds do not worry about what the future holds. This implies that believers must combine hard work with confidence in God for the future.
In the Scripture before us today, Jesus farther commands His Disciples not to worry about food, drink or clothes. While we need these necessities of life, they should not become an all consuming passion. This is what preoccupied the pagan world, but Jesus reminds His audience that they could trust their Father. Worry appears to be rooted in lack of trust in God's care. It is also triggered by lack of control over circumstances. Our limited knowledge of what tomorrow holds is naturally followed by anxiety, dread and fear.
Therefore, it is prudent that we should all put our trust in the God who holds our future. While responding to yesterday's message, a member of our virtual Home Cell graciously posted on our whatsapp forum her recent experience when God rebuked her for intertaining worry about her future. The Lord said to her, " If you were to know all about your future now, then why would you need Me?" What worries you masters you. As Jesus said in Matthew 6:27, "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Then why worry?
Moreover, studies indicate that deep seated worry in ones soul, may result into a physical condition. Man is made up of three components; spirit, soul and body (1Thes. 5:23) and they are all interconnected. Francis MacNutt asserts, "illness in one area can surface in another. For example, worry - a function of the soul, can surface as an ulcer - a function of the body." Mike Flynn (1993), Course in Healing, InterVarsity Press, p3. As Mahatma Gandhi said,
“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.” Do you have faith in God-the Father of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Then why worry?
Instead of worrying - majoring in minor things, we should focus on seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, doing our best to serve Him wholeheartedly and leaving the rest to Him (Matt. 6:33).
Jesus promises that the necessities of life 'and all', shall be added to us. This is the testimony of many Saints who made this right choice to do 'First things First' - that God "has graciously given us all things" (Rom. 8:32). God provides for us all that we need but He may not necessarily give us all that we want.
Join us tomorrow for the midweek service live at 5:00pm EAT as the servant of God, Amanda Onapito, brings forth the Word of God on the topic "Being the church while we are apart". You will be blessed.
St. Francis Chapel Mak
Tuesday 19th May, 2020
HE KNOWS YOUR NEED
By Uncle O
Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
In today's Scripture, Jesus is encouraging His Disciples not to worry about clothes, food and the future. Comparatively, the birds are not consumed by worry over what they will eat and feed their young. The God who provides for them is the Disciples' heavenly Father.
We are worth far more valuable than birds to God. Psalm 8:5 says God made human beings "a little lower than the angels". If God cares for and feeds the birds daily, surely He cares about you. His eye is on the sparrow and so He knows your need. He is concerned with every detail of your life. God knows that you need food, shelter, clothes, transportation and other essential needs of life that you desire.
Last night, President Yoweri Museveni extended the current lockdown by another two weeks. As Christians we should comply with the rules, regulations and obligations of societies in which we live, but truth be told - the announcement could have caused an air of anxiety in the area of provision especially for the citizens who are not recognized as essential employees. Take heart, the Lord knows what you are going through and He cares for you.
God will make a way for your abundant supplies. How will He do that? I have no idea - but one thing I know is that He will open doors of blessing for you and your loved ones. Sometimes God uses the most unusual and unconventional means to meet His people at their various points of need.
When the Temple Tax Collectors demanded for revenue from Jesus, He directed Peter to where the money was kept and guess where the Bank was - a mouth of a fish (Matthew 17:27). The fish had in its mouth a large Silver coin (Shekel) which covered the tax both for Jesus and Peter. It was the exact amount of Temple tax needed. Jesus knew the particular fish in the Sea of Galilee that had swallowed the coin. Child of God, may the Lord lead you to a 'fish' with a mouth big enough to hold your stored fortune.
I believe and declare that in these trying times, Jehovah Jireh (Genesis 22:14) will provide for you; He will make a way in the wilderness, cause streams to spring in a desert (Isa. 43:19) yes - even water shall come out of a rock (Exo. 17:6) and God will part the waters of the Sea for you (Exodus 14:21). All you need to do is to follow and you will see God's hand of provision. A testimony is 'loading'.
Monday 18th May, 2020
By Uncle O
Genesis 3:11 (NIV)
"And he (God) said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Yesterday we concluded our reflection by stating that it was impossible for a creature to hide from the Creator in His creation. Adam and Eve tried it without much success. In the Scripture before us today, God asks the second question which provided an opportunity for the couple to reflect on what they had done. The question was meant to help them recognize their sin. He questioned the man and the woman individually, to determine their responsibility and to allow each one of them a chance to repent. Neither Adam nor Eve was willing to accept failure. Each sought to shift the blame onto someone else. Adam blamed the wife who in turn blamed the serpent. In fact, Adam blamed both God and the woman for his sin, yet God doesn't tempt anyone (James 1:13).
God did not bother to question the serpent as if to suggest that He did not expect any different answer. I wonder who the serpent would have blamed, because his disobedience had started while he was still in heaven, when he attempted a coup d'état to oust God from His Throne. Rev 12:7-9 says Angel Michael overpowered the ancient serpent also known as the devil or Satan who leads the whole world astray and he was hurled to the earth.
When we fail to own our mistakes and take full responsibility for our disobedience, we are tempted to blame others for our failures. Some young people who are wayward blame their parents for not having been exemplary in integrity and the parents blame society for tearing the moral fabric. I once listened to a brother in the Lord blame a young lady for seducing him into irresponsible sex. He attributed it to her skimpy outfit during one of her frequent visits. In response, the girl said they would not have sinned had it not been for the unexpected downpour that trapped her at the young man's place of abode.
Child of God, Revival begins when people stop pointing at other people's sins but rather confess their own sins and weaknesses. That's the secret of Revival. Let us stop the blame game and accusation of others for our own sin. I will also hasten to add; there are times when we the believers blame the devil for acts of our 'flesh'. May the Lord forgive us and show us His mercy.
Children's Service - Spiritual Warfare Wrap up - Sunday 17.05.2020
Fight Valiantly Against the Flesh - Sunday 17.05.2020
St. Francis Chapel Mak
Sunday 17th May, 2020
HIDING FROM THE CREATOR IN HIS CREATION
By Uncle O
Genesis 3:9-10 (NIV)
9 "But the Lordgggbt God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
This is how it all began; God created Adam to have fellowship with Him and He placed him in a very beautiful garden in Eden (Gen. 2:8) which means 'God's presence'. Some Biblical Scholars assert Eden was located in present day Iraq. God gave Adam authority to subdue the land and eat from any tree except the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for if and when he ate from it, he would surely die (Gen. 2:17).
In His infinite wisdom, from Adam's rib - God created a suitable helper for Adam and he (Adam) named her Eve. God created Adam out of soil which has rough texture but He created Eve out of Adam's rib. As Bishop Festo Kivengere used to say, "a woman is a refined copy of a man." That's why a man should never turn to his wife and call her stupid because, if the refined copy is stupid, what about the original copy?
In Genesis Chapter 3, Satan the deceiver (when he lies, he speaks his native language -John 8:44) comes to inject doubt into the first humans' understanding of their relationship with God. God's word is questioned; "Did God really say?... you will not surely die". The Serpent used two key words: Really and Surely (Gen. 3:3-4).
The devil uses persuasion, not coercion to tempt God's people. Both Adam and Eve believed the lie and disobeyed God. The only sin Adam and Eve committed in the Garden was disobedience. There was no land dispute because they were the only landlords, no pubs, no discotheques and obviously, there was no sin of adultery. The immediate consequence of disobedience was alienation from God (chasm) between man and God. Until they disobeyed God, Adam and Eve had been covered by the righteousness of God. But now that righteousness was gone - leaving them too exposed to face God's holiness.
In His mercy, God comes looking for Adam and asked him, "Where are you?" This is the first question that God ever asked mankind. (Law of first mention applies) God took the initiative to look for fallen man. Religion is man's attempt to find God while Salvation is God's initiative to seek and save the lost. Hallelujah!
As I reflected on the Scripture before us today, three questions and answers dropped into my spirit:
1. Did God know where Adam and Eve were hiding? Yes - because you the creature cannot hide from the Creator in His creation and you become successful. I understand that when frightened, Ostriches bury their heads in the sand in the hope that trouble will pass them by. LoL!
2. Since God knew where Adam was hiding, why did He ask where he was? Because God wanted Adam and Eve to own their mistake and take full responsibility for their disobedience. God wanted them to bring themselves out of the hiding place. This is what God does with us all the time.
3. Did Adam give the correct answer to God's question? Unfortunately, Adam's answer was irrelevant. He answered "Why" instead of "Where" he was hiding.
Are you hiding from God and does He know where you are hiding? God is giving you an opportunity today, to come to Him yourself and seek His mercy. We need to own our mistakes and take full responsibility for our disobedience, then respond to God's call in earnest repentance. Only then will reconciliation and restoration of fellowship with God begin to happen in the natural.
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh (Galatians 5:17). This Sunday we continue to look at our series of a variant fight. Join us in live worship at 9:00 am EAT as the Rev. Canon. Benon Mugarura (Uncle Ben) brings forth God's Word on the topic "Fight Valiantly against the flesh".
St. Francis Chapel Mak
Saturday 16th May, 2020
By Uncle O
1 Kings 22:35 (NIV)
"All day long the battle raged, and the king (Ahab) was propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans. The blood from his wound ran onto the floor of the chariot, and that evening he died."
In 1Kings 22:29-35, Ahab the king of Israel and his counterpart Jehoshaphat the king of Judah launched a fierce battle against Aram (Syria) in a place known as Ramoth Gilead. King Jehoshaphat went to the battle dressed up in his royal regalia but King Ahab decided to disguise himself and defy God's warning through Prophet Micaiah not to go to war. Even so, an arrow that was shot at random from the enemy hit Ahab in the chest and he was badly wounded.
King Ahab instructed his Chariot driver, "...get me out of the battle, I have been wounded" (v34). But for some strange reason, he decided to stay in the battlefield. He instructed his body guards to prop (support and hold in one position) him up in the chariot while facing his enemies-the Arameans. This is how I interpret this posture; "hold me in such a position that will cause my enemies to think that I am still normal". Meanwhile, blood was oozing from his wound and later that evening he died.
Three lessons drawn from the experience of King Ahab:
1. By going to the battle incognito, Ahab was going against God's word. He chose to believe the false prophets who told him what he wanted to hear. No amount of disguise can thwart the word of God.
2. After getting wounded, King Ahab needed to get out of the battle field. If he had gone back to the Lord in repentance as he received first aid, perhaps (one may argue) God would have relented and spared his life as He had done earlier in Leviticus 21:29. So Ahab died of excessive hemorrhage. Leviticus 17:11 says the life of every creature is in its blood. If you lose blood, you lose life.
3. Ahab acted like someone who was normal and yet he had been badly wounded.
After Jesus had told His Disciples that one of them was going to betray Him, the Bible says in Matthew 26:22 that they were greatly distressed and "each one asked in turn, “Am I the one, Lord?” I can picture Judas Iscariot also asking Jesus, "Am I the one Lord?" Acting normal.
Many believers have been bruised by the enemy and they are bleeding profusely, but they are good at acting normal. Some marriages are on the rocks but the couples have mastered the art of "public display of affection". Many leaders in our society are corrupt but they show all kinds of 'social graces' and acts of compassion in public to appear ethical. A 'Preacher' who commits adultery condemns adutery (Romans 2:22). Others will say they had a peaceful night, with a smile on their faces and yet they hardly slept the previous night. If pillows would speak, they would say many people cry all night long. Many people who have never called on the name of Jesus for salvation use spiritual jargon with the aim of being accepted as believers.
We need to come to Jesus the great Physician and ask Him to dress our wounds (Mark 2:17). Repentance yields restoration. It is dangerous to pretend that you are healthy instead of seeking medical attention from the Doctor. Are you acting normal in any arena of your life? If so, ask the Lord Jesus today to help you stop the drama.
"Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
To champion a Christ centered culture among the youth between the ages of 12 to 18, bringing healing to the City and the Nation.
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God told me to come in this place to start a church in 2006 and again 2009 due to luck of funds i fail but last year 2013 Again he told me the same am here
Youth Coterie International (YOCI) is an indigenous Non Governmental Organization established in 2007 in response to the challenges that resulted from the social and economic disruptions caused by the military conflicts of 1979 – 2003 in Uganda.
A Christ centered community devoted to loving Jesus Christ and serving Him as Lord
Then he taught, saying to them, is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it a 'den of thieves. Mark 11:17
UFCM is a Christian network with the mission to unite each other to accomplish Jesus' mission of saving all humanity.
Is a team of youths which is under the administration of Elim Church katooke and are interested in preaching,teaching,evangelizing,charity etc.
Welcome to MBUYA PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Praise King Jesus Brothers and Sisters. Welcome to MPC. Mbuya Pentecostal Church is a local church that we founded amongst the slums of Mbuya – Kinawataka near Kampala in 1991. pastored by bishop Henry minani
Emmaus Centre is a Catholic Institute for Discipleship and Evangelization found in Kasana- Luweero Diocese. It is located 55kms off Kampala on Bombo – Gulu
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