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By Pious D. Serwonu
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HOW TO LISTEN
Jesus said severally; "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." In this episode, practical lessons are taught on how to become better listeners.
14:60
August 02, 2022
COMMUNICATION: WHY LISTEN?
In this episode of the Communication series, we look at the need to listen. Why should listen?
15:01
July 26, 2022
COMMUNICATION: THE HEART MAKES THE MAN
Jesus diagnoses the problem with evil speaking is an evil heart.
15:01
July 19, 2022
THE RACE OF THE GRACE
The Christian journey is a race that's set before us. We must run - that is, "flee from and pursue...."
15:01
July 12, 2022
THE GRACE OF THE RACE
By grace are we saved, it is not of works that anyone should boast. There's a grace to this Christian race. It is not of him who wills or runs but God who shows mercy.
15:01
July 05, 2022
DANGEROUS HILARITY
Believers are initially tormented by the sins of the world. They may however begin to acclimatize as a way of dealing with the torture of their soft God-loving hearts. But sin must remain unbearable and evil to the righteous man who will endure to the end and be saved.
19:39
June 28, 2022
WHAT'S FUNNY
Lot's sons-in-law laugh at his warning to them instead of heeding and leaving Sodom. They burned with the rest of Sodom despite receiving God's warning because they rejected it, treating it as a joke. It's a dangerous thing to laugh at the wrong side of your mouth.
15:02
June 21, 2022
OWN YOUR SPACE
Until you own your space, you cannot guard your gates.
15:05
June 14, 2022
THE CHRISTIAN IN A PERVERSE WORLD
Lessons from Lot in Sodom (Genesis 19:1-26)
15:02
June 07, 2022
I AM NOT INDIGNANT?
"Who is weak and I am not weak? Who is made to fall and I am not indignant?" ~ Paul. Are you so untouched by the backsliding of people around you? You are not angry?
15:00
May 31, 2022
WHO IS WEAK & I AM NOT WEAK?
Ministry cannot (or should not) be held in gloves 🧤 because you will (or should be) personally touched by the weakness of your flock.
15:00
May 24, 2022
TOUCHED AND TORCHED 🔥💥
Are you torched by the touches of God? Or are you frigid and your love grown cold?
15:01
May 17, 2022
BRING IN YOUR PASSION
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
15:01
May 10, 2022
RUNNING ON EMPTY STOMACH
What do you do when there is no energy to carry on even though God has promised you victory in the end? Keep running. [Keep listening.]
15:02
May 03, 2022
FOR GOD AND FOR GIDEON
Our loyalty to God will not always be in contrast with the leading vessels of His assignment. Instead, we will often show our loyalty to God through our commitment to His "Gideons". Be free to cheer Gideon up. In your quest to not idolize Gideon, don't become dispassionate about His ministry. And in your quest to rely on God and please Him only, O man of God, don't lack social capital.
15:01
April 26, 2022
GOD USES TIRED MEN TOO
When Gideon came to the Jordan, he and the three hundred men who were with him crossed over, exhausted but still in pursuit. (Judges 8:4, NKJV)
15:01
April 19, 2022
FIGHTING A COMMON ENEMY
We are usually deluded from how interconnected our battles and victories are. Fighting in silos will bring temporary comforts. But our life's purpose isn't selfish, and we're not spent if we only care for ourselves. Let's fight together.
15:00
April 12, 2022
FIRST FOR US
Instead of causing an unnecessary stampede, it's wiser to help each other win. We must be led by the Spirit with regards to timing and purposely alliance.
15:01
April 05, 2022
UNITED IN PRAYER
Israel put away the selfishness of hesitation or hastiness, and they rather went up before God in a corporate prayer.
15:01
March 29, 2022
AUTHENTIC FAITH FOR MARCHING ON
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. (Joshua 24:14, KJV)
15:00
March 22, 2022
GOD'S TRACK RECORD
And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out. And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea. And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season. And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you. (Joshua 24:1‭-‬8, KJV)
15:01
March 15, 2022
AFTER THE DEATH OF JOSHUA
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? (Judges 1:1, KJV)
15:02
March 08, 2022
GET OUT (II) - 8 STEPS FROM EGYPT
What we have is the Blood of the Lamb and the death (and resurrection) of God's first born.
15:01
March 01, 2022
GET OUT (1) - 8 STEPS FROM EGYPT
When God sent Moses to deliver His people from Pharaoh, there were eight landmarks in Moses' quest for freedom as he engaged Pharaoh.
15:01
February 22, 2022
DON'T TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD
This strange and matured understanding of Joseph, I believe, is the reason we don't see him demonstrate even an iota of bitterness towards his brothers when he had every opportunity to. He cried because he had missed them. He longed to see them again. He helped them and their families. But we never see Joseph even rebuking his brothers for their act or hating them in a moment of weakness. This is too unnatural of a man. I believe the secret is what Joseph reveals in Genesis 50:20 - the understanding that God was working even through the evil intents and acts for greater purposes. Joseph's understanding shifted from what humans had done against him to what God had done through them. And so, Joseph didn't see himself as the person who should be forgiving others for their role in the grand plan of God. Joseph saw God as the In-Charge. If God's in charge and was in control, who am I to dwell on your wrongdoings as if they had any power to thwart God's plans? It was all working for my good. I don't know what God thinks about you, but I'm too small to be the one you have offended or the one who should free you. Joseph does not say with pride that he forgives his brothers as though he had any other choice.
15:00
February 15, 2022
DANGERS OF A RENTED GOD
You must have God for yourself because no prophet lives forever. No pastor lives forever. Moses will die one day. If he isn’t dead yet, he will take leave one day. One day, your pastors number won’t go through when you call. One day, that prophet won’t be available. One day, the anointed Papa or Mama may even backslide and denounce the faith. Now, where is your God? (PDS moves away from THE PLACE OF GOD series briefly to deliver this word in season)
14:60
February 09, 2022
THE PLACE OF GOD (PART 2) - VICTORY RESTS WITH THE LORD
There are two extremes, none of which you should be in. One person says God is in control and locks his hands between his thighs. He is lazy and irresponsible, because he thinks all responsibility is God's. He spends his time on some religious activities thinking they will cover up for his irresponsibility. This is a bad extreme. The other person thinks her destiny is in her own hands. She is her own god and everything depends on her. She believes in pragmatism and does not really believe in what the people of faith say. Her faith is in working hard, making money, networking and all that must be done for success or victory. The ball is in her court. She wakes up and quickly gets to work without praying. She knows that work is how she will win. This sister is also in error. Proverbs 21:31 says that the Horses and Chariots are prepared for battle but victory comes from God. In this episode, PDS explains the balance between preparing and believing. We are brought to the middle, where we know the place of proper preparation without losing sight of the God without whom all our earnest efforts can be in vain.
15:00
February 01, 2022
THE PLACE OF GOD (PART 1)
Joseph is approached by his brothers who are afraid he might revenge their evil now that their father Jacob was dead. Joseph reassures them saying, "Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?" (Genesis 50:19) Joseph's rhetorical question is the same question his father asked his mum when Rachel confronted Jacob on her earlier childlessness. (Genesis 30:2) In this first episode of a series of messages, we discuss "the place of God" being His irreplaceable role as the ultimate Provider.
15:00
January 25, 2022
GOD, WHO FEEDS & REDEEMS
Jacob's grief over Joseph turns into a blessing of joy as he realizes in the last years of his life that God rather sent Joseph ahead into Egypt in order to preserve Israel in the season of severe famine. When Joseph brought his children (Jacob's grandchildren) Manasseh and Ephraim to be blessed by Jacob, he first blesses Joseph their father and his son. In doing so, he refers to the God Abraham and Isaac walked with and the God who fed him and redeemed him from evil all his life. In this short episode, Pious D. Serwonu teaches and prays from Genesis 48:15-16 that God indeed supplies all our needs and redeems us from all sorts of evil. It's my earnest prayer that we experience God's faithfulness and rich depth of testimonies in our own walk with Him. Our God is faithful! Amen.
12:21
January 18, 2022
COME - THE GREAT INVITATION
Many in this age will remember to go to God in their time of need, counting on His grace to help them. They may be praying simply for luck, protection, healing for a loved one or just some provision from God. While Hebrew 4:16 encourages us to approach God boldly for grace and mercy, it is important to note that a person who hasn't embraced the grace of God for their salvation will be putting the cart before the horse if they only relate to Him through prayers of supplication. In this episode, the Great Invitation that precedes an opportunity to "ask in Jesus' Name" is briefly expounded. You need to COME before you come. It is an invitation to the Bread and Water of Life. Come!
15:00
June 21, 2021
SING OUt!
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. (James 5:13b, ESV)
15:00
February 08, 2021
FEAR THE LORD
Fear the Lord!
14:60
December 12, 2020
DAY 21 IN JOHN 8:1-11
In your repentant lamentation, God is not giving His love for you a second thought.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 20 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Living above the dominion of sin is practical obedience to God.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 19 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Only the condemned can receive grace just as only the dead can receive new life.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 18 IN JOHN 8:1-11
By His death and ressurection, we are freed from the bondage of sin.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 17 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Jesus gives us appetite for doing His will. He doesn't merely instruct.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 16 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Life after salvation can only be lived in the might of God's love towards us.
02:00
November 04, 2020
DAY 15 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Jesus mandates us to walk in His glory through the very places where shame was loaded on us.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 14 IN JOHN 8:1-11
No matter who we are and what we do, we must happily submit ourselves to God and do so before those we lead.
02:01
November 04, 2020
DAY 13 IN JOHN 8:1-11
They did not know they too needed Jesus' grace badly.
02:00
November 01, 2020
DAY 12 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Forgiveness is not for those who simply accept their guilt, but those who actually look to Jesus for salvation.
02:00
November 01, 2020
DAY 11 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Leave room in your judgment for God's mercy.
02:01
November 01, 2020
DAY 10 IN JOHN 8:1-11
"No man" truly meant "no man". This included that man with whom she sinned.
02:01
November 01, 2020
DAY 9 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Sin is ultimately against God; we must seek forgiveness from Him.
02:01
November 01, 2020
DAY 8 IN JOHN 8:1-11
The story of your life changes when you focus on Christ Jesus.
02:01
November 01, 2020
DAY 7 IN JOHN 8:1-11
We must correct each other in love.
02:00
October 31, 2020
DAY 6 IN JOHN 8:1-11
The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus.
02:01
October 31, 2020
DAY 5 IN JOHN 8:1-11
He forgives us and makes us worthy to speak with Him and with the brethren.
02:01
October 31, 2020
DAY 4 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Everyone needs God's forgiveness and there is none that deserves it.
02:00
October 31, 2020
DAY 3 IN JOHN 8:1-11
None should be deformed. We all should grow.
02:01
October 31, 2020
DAY 2 IN JOHN 8:1-11
Another person's weakness is no proof of your righteousness but should remind you of your fallibility and make you humble in your dealings with the weak.
02:00
October 31, 2020
DAY 1 IN JOHN 8:1-11
In Jesus, the Father justifies us, not because sin ceases to be fatal; but because Jesus died for our sins.
02:00
October 30, 2020
JOHN 8:1-11 - DRAMA & MUSIC
A dramatic and later musical presentation of the story of The Forgiven Adulteress.
07:30
October 30, 2020
TEACHING ALWAYS
We must teach in season and out of season, when it's convenient and when it's not. We continue to discuss John 8:1-2.
29:56
September 12, 2020
TEACHING PURPOSEFULLY
Discussing from John 8:1-2, PDS discusses the important subject of teaching. In this episode, we look at how Jesus was purposeful about teaching and His command for us to do same.
11:53
September 12, 2020