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Which of These Men Will You Invite to Your House?

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At the gate of your house stands three old bearded men, with the underlisted inscriptions: Wealth, Success & Love. Which of them will you invite home?

Read, share and download this beautiful sermon by Bro. E. P. James of the Church of Christ, Sangotedo.

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Which of These Men Will You Invite to Your House?

  1. 1. A Sermon By Bro. E. P. James 29/03/2015 1 CHURCH OF CHRIST, SANGOTEDO
  2. 2. AT THE GATE OF YOUR HOUSE, HOME OR AT THE DOOR OF YOUR ROOM, STANDS THREE OLD BEARDED MEN, WITH THE UNDERLISTED INSCRIPTIONS:- •WEALTH •SUCCESS •LOVE WHICH OF THEM WILL YOU INVITE HOME ? INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF WEALTH 1. If you have wealth, you can travel all over the world and make many friends,Prov.19:4 2. You can have unscheduled appointment with any president in the world. 3. You can buy justice for yourselves. 4. You can eat whatever you like, Drive anything you want to drive. ge I AM WEALTH
  4. 4. SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF WEALTH (CONT’D) 1. Even in the church you’ll have some preferential treatment. 2. Earned respect from every quarters/ aspect of life. Eccl.6:2 3. Wealth is good, when gotten in the right way, Prov. 13 :11, 4. But it is intoxicating, Acts. 19:23 - 30 5. I BELIEVE MANY OF US WILL LIKELY INVITE “WEALTH” ge I AM WEALTH
  5. 5. AN ATTRIBUTE OF SUCCESS. • 1.where there is success there is wealth. • Every married man and woman, want success in their homes. • Every business man and woman want success in their business. • Every student want success in their academic careers. • Maybe up to 70% of us will go success, as we all need it in all our endeavors . I AM SUCCESS
  6. 6. I AM LOVE 1 JOHN 4:8 • AS GENTLE AS THE MAN, SO IS LOVE. 1. WHERE LOVE IS, SUCCESS WILL BE THERE. 2.WHERE LOVE IS, WEALTH WILL BE THERE. WHICH OF THEM DO WE INDIVIDUALLY OR COLECTIVELY NEEDED IN OUR HOMES.?
  7. 7. IN THIS 2015 WHICH OF THIS GOD’S FAVOUR DO WE NEED IN OUR HOMES? A woman once open her gate and saw three bearded old men standing, she asked you must be hungry come inside and eat, The men asked, is the man of the house in? she reply no, then they said go when he is back, come and call us.
  8. 8. IN THIS 2015 WHICH OF THIS GOD’S FAVOUR DO WE NEED IN OUR HOMES? When the man is back, the woman return to them, he is back, And they stood up with an introductions:- (1) I am WEALTH, (2) I am SUCCESS, (3) I am LOVE, go and ask him which of us will he need?
  9. 9. IN THIS 2015 WHICH OF THIS GOD’S FAVOUR DO WE NEED IN OUR HOMES? Then, the argument in the home: the man need wealth, and the woman needs success, after a long protracted argument ; The sister in-law who was at the dinning, preparing table for guests, came to their rescue, sir, may I come in? she inquired, I think we should invite LOVE so that our home will be fill with Love ! They both ponder over it and in one voice they said, you are right, go and invite LOVE
  10. 10. IN THIS 2015 WHICH OF THIS GOD’S FAVOUR DO WE NEED IN OUR HOMES? She once again open the gate and asked who is LOVE? Love stood up and carried his bag, wealth and success also carry their bags, she said I only invite LOVE, not all of you, again they said if you had invited wealth or success, two of us will stay away but wherever LOVE goes all of us must go with him.
  11. 11. LET LOOK INTO OUR HOMES,CHURCH, WHICH OF THESE MEN OR CHARRACTERS DO WE WISH TO INVITE HOME? 1. WEALTH ? 2. SUCCESS ? 3. LOVE?
  12. 12. LET LOOK INTO OUR HOMES,CHURCH, a) Many young men today eyed wealth than other ones, this is why they always aspire for oil company Jobs, Bank Jobs and many lucrative jobs that can create wealth easily for them. b) Success is only needed during academic or exam time and others during their weddings or traditional marriages c) LOVE is one of the commandment from GOD. Duet. 6:5 But today many of us gives God condition, If God do this or that for me I will serve him, Ps. 50:12, 1Kings. 3:4 - 11
  13. 13. IN OUR CHURCH HERE, WHICH ONE DO WE NEED? • Is it wealth? Before we can built a church of our choice, we need enough wealth to carry us through, • But that cannot come without the collective love of all the members, only strong love toward another can give us success to that Gold. Heb. 13:1, 1 Thess. 4:9
  14. 14. IN YOUR HOMES, AS THE MOTHER OF THE HOUSE WHAT DO YOU NEED? • Success? • Love? • If love is what you need as wife, how do you seek it? a) By changing your sleeping positions or Bed with tight and shorts? b) By refusing to cook or wash for your husband, disobeying him?
  15. 15. IN YOUR HOMES, AS THE MOTHER OF THE HOUSE WHAT DO YOU NEED? • Fighting, quarrelling, Rejecting cannot attract Love. Eph. 5:24, 1pet.3:1 -2 NKJV • Love brings Success, Success brings wealth and wealth brings a happy home, so try to change your game plan today, and see if the man you say does not love you will not change.
  16. 16. AS THE MAN OF THE HOME –WHAT IS YOUR NEED? • Is it wealth, that you need most, at the expense of others? • What about Love? – Eph 5:25 • Running after wealth daily at the expense of love and affection, will mar your success at the end of tunnel.
  17. 17. AS A CHILD, HOW DO YOU SEEK LOVE? • The young sister in-law knows what is lacking in their home – THAT IS LOVE • She humbly seek it with respect, and submissiveness – May I come in Sir?
  18. 18. AS A CHILD, HOW DO YOU SEEK LOVE? • How so you seek yours? • With pride and arrogances? • With disobedience? • With disrespect and insult? • With stubbornness or with vengeance? 1 Cor. 13:4, Love is humble, peaceful, kind and tolerance, etc.
  19. 19. TO OUR VISITORS –WHICH OF THEM DO YOU NEED? WEALTH, SUCCESS OR LOVE? • If success is your need, Then you must embrace the principles of success which is LOVE, John. 3:16,for God so Love world, • John 14:15, If you Love me keep my commandment. • John.15:6-7, If you abide with me and my word with you, ask what you will and it shall be given to you
  20. 20. TO OUR VISITORS –WHICH OF THEM DO YOU NEED? WEALTH, SUCCESS OR LOVE? • Titus 2:11- 15 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying the ungodly-------- • Heb.11:6 - God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. • Seek God first, Love Him, keep his commandment, then success and wealth shall be yours . Matt.6:33 • You to go into water of baptism today in other to show your Love to Him. Mark 16:16
  21. 21. SUMMARY • Abraham choosed Love by entertaining the (3) three messengers of god and that brought him wealth and all the blessings in life Gen.18:1-15.

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