THE GODLIFE ETHOS
„ETHOS‟
The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs and
aspirations.
To bring Wisdom and Prosperity to every community through planting
churches and schools wherever God shows us.
Poverty and...
Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, 23 gentl...
John 13:34-35
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you
must love one another. 35 By thi...
1 Corinthians 13
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not
proud. 5 It does not dish...
1 John 4
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone
who loves has been born of God and kno...
1 Corinthians 13
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am
only a resounding gong or a ...
Romans 13:8-10
8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one
another, for whoever loves others ...
8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of
sins.
1 PETER 4:8
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of
your mind, that by testing you may dis...
John 8:31-32
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word,
you are truly my disciples, 32 a...
13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from her is better than gain f...
Colossians 3:16
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one
another in all wisdom, singing...
Ecclesiastes 8:1
8 Who is like the wise?
And who knows the interpretation of a thing?
A man's wisdom makes his face shine,...
Proverbs 17:27-28
27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
28...
Luke 21:12-15
12 “…they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to
synagogues and put you in prison, and...
John 8:32
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
James 1:5
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let hi...
Proverbs 21:5
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of
everyone who is hasty only to poverty....
Our vision is to plant thousands of churches with schools throughout Africa.
This will take a lot of money, time and energ...
Proverbs 22
6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
29 Do y...
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he
may prosper, so that no ...
1 Timothy 5:17-18
17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double
honour, especially those wh...
Proverbs 21:26
…the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour in...
Matthew 19:21-26
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor,
and yo...
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  1. 1. THE GODLIFE ETHOS „ETHOS‟ The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs and aspirations.
  2. 2. To bring Wisdom and Prosperity to every community through planting churches and schools wherever God shows us. Poverty and ignorance are evil and represent the true nature of Satan. Lack and insecurity are not of God. If we do our job as Christians, it will be on Earth as it is in Heaven! OUR MISSION
  3. 3. Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. We are called „Godlife‟ because we expect every member to live the God life! Thus it is our objective to get you healed, secure and confident in God‟s word so that you may easily bare that fruit! How you TREAT people is how you serve God. HOW WE TREAT PEOPLE.
  4. 4. John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 1) – WE DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE!
  5. 5. 1 Corinthians 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. WHAT IS LOVE? (BABY DON’T HURT ME, NO MORE)
  6. 6. 1 John 4 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. HOW IMPORTANT IS LOVE?
  7. 7. 1 Corinthians 13 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, „Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.‟ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
  8. 8. Romans 13:8-10 8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law. DEBT = OWE!
  9. 9. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 PETER 4:8
  10. 10. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Proverbs 4:7 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 2) – WE PASSIONATELY PURSUE WISDOM!
  11. 11. John 8:31-32 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” BE OBSESSED WITH HIS WORD!
  12. 12. 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. PROVERBS 3:13-18
  13. 13. Colossians 3:16 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Proverbs 23:12 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. BE FANATICAL ABOUT WISDOM!
  14. 14. Ecclesiastes 8:1 8 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. James 3:17 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. THE WISDOM EFFECT:
  15. 15. Proverbs 17:27-28 27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. AUTO TEMPER CONTROL.
  16. 16. Luke 21:12-15 12 “…they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. COOL IN THE FACE OF CONFRONTATION.
  17. 17. John 8:32 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” James 1:5 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. GET FREE, JUST ASK!
  18. 18. Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty. John 10:10 10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE PROSPEROUS!
  19. 19. Our vision is to plant thousands of churches with schools throughout Africa. This will take a lot of money, time and energy. Thus we need to train our members to be prosperous and generous so that we can truly change the course of our nation and continent. Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. 3) -WE ARE GENEROUS!
  20. 20. Proverbs 22 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. 29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. RAISE KIDS AND GET THEM SKILLED!
  21. 21. 1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. 2 Corinthians 9:7 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. HOW THE EARLY CHURCH GAVE:
  22. 22. 1 Timothy 5:17-18 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” TEACHERS, SCHOOLS AND STAFF COST MONEY!
  23. 23. Proverbs 21:26 …the righteous gives and does not hold back. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return. GIVING IS BIBLICAL, DON’T BE SHY!
  24. 24. Matthew 19:21-26 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property. And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” JUMP IN WITH BOTH FEET!

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