Ministering: Pst. David Ndubueze (National Youth Pastor)
Excellence means distinction Gen 41:38,
– To be distinguished
– To be superior and not inferior
– To be preferred, chosen, be selected for good – Dan. 6:1-3
If all you depend in live is sweat, your life may not be Sweet. When they gather everybody together you will be outstanding, when they gather the outstanding ones you will stand out, 1 Pet. 2:8-10
When you see someone carrying Divine Mercy, don’t mess up with him/her or the Lord will mess you up. Redemption picks you from the crowd, from nowhere to be the very person Eph. 5:8, Matt. 5:14-16 Lights talks about distinction, elevation. From today you will not be a negative testimony…in the Name of Jesus
God is the rewarder of the youth that diligently seek him. Don’t be a part of the ‘que sera sera’ Christian youths. The church is designed to continually be a surprise.
True lovers of God are genuine candidates for excellence. God is the custodian of excellence Himself The excellent one got it through the spirit of excellent, Rom. 8:28. Genuine lovers of God are candidate of superiority
Craftiness is not equal to excellence Acts 4:13, Matt. 16:18, John21:15. Loving God does not need qualification. You are a rock not a stone, even if people try to shake you, you cannot be move. Everything has disqualified you; the love of God will qualify you!
Genuine lovers cannot be hidden. 1 Sam. 13:44. The oil on the altar will make a difference in your life. 1 Kgs. 3:3, 1 Kgs. 4:29-31. The love of God is the master key to the world of excellence
There are three classes of Love: God first, Man next and God rest. The love of God means a God first lifestyle.
What is the Love of God?
- A God-first lifestyle. Loving God first above all else including oneself. God first lifestyle: In your thinking, in your actions, No one is here but God is here. Matt. 22:36-40
You can’t engage with the first and last commandment and not be great in life. Those who make God first don’t end up last. What you do determines how God responds. There’s a transaction in God, nobody can out do him. There are many other commandments but loving God is the first and greatest. Luk. 2:52 choosing God makes you His choice and when He makes you His choice, the choice of others will not count. When God makes you his choice, you become unopposed to men.
If the word of God doesn’t fool you, it can never full you. For God to make you His first choices choose to make him first. When you make God first, you are next to Him so you become first
Say with me “I love God”! Lift up your right hand and say with me I love God. Love is not just a choice, but a choice of life. Love is not just a choice, it is a choice of the wise
2. A kingdom priority lifestyle. Everyone that love God does not struggle to become first. Kingdom priority lifestyle from your level 2Cor 8:24, 1 Jn.3:18
Fake people don’t make it, be genuine.
Proof of Love
1. Love for His Word. Josh. 1:8, Ps. 119:162, Joshua 1:8 As soon as you are awake, God’s words first, as you go to sleep God’s words last
2. Obedience to His Word. 1 Jn. 5:3. Obeying the word of God is for your good. Those that obey the word of God enjoy the lots of the earth. Is. 1:18-19. Ps. 122:1.
3. Love for His house. Ps. 122:1. There are no good or bad place in the earth, everywhere is good and bad. There are two sides to everything. Loving God is what makes you eat the good. The power of choice helps you to decide to serve God
Altar Call: The first proof that you love God is identifying with Him. Say with me, I choose to love God and I will show it with proofs