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Ibru Ecumenical Centre

21 Jun 2015
Scripture: “…it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, do them, the LORD thy God shall keep the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:” Deuteronomy 7: 12 Bible Passage: Leviticus 26: 14-33 Introduction OBEDIENCE is doing what you are asked to do. It is compliance. It is submission…
21 Jun 2015
THE other day on a BBC television programme, an erudite British Professor of Physics stated that he is certain God does not exist. He based his claim on the fact that there is no empirical, physically scientific proof of God’s existence. Such a statement can seem shocking at best and blasphemous at worst to anyone…
20 Jun 2015
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them (Romans 8:28). SOME of the greatest leaders in the history of mankind have emerged in times of uncertainty. Think about Franklin Roosevelt and the great depression. Perhaps his…
Ernest Onuoha
20 Jun 2015
‘For Jesus was saying to him, come out of this man, you evil spirit!’ Mark 5:8. THE encounter of Jesus with the madman of Gerasenes was a demonstration of His authority over demons and evil spirits. The madman was violent, uncontrollable, lived among tombs and often cut his body into pieces. But this same madman…
20 Jun 2015
IN this final part of our examination of destructive dreams, we will continue to look at the kinds of dreams we have that we should not ignore, as well as things we need to do to protect ourselves from the effects of such dreams. • Wearing A Black Hat, Scarf Or Other Headgear - Dreaming…
20 Jun 2015
“SPEAK thou the things which become sound doctrine.” The word, “speak” here is used in the sense of preaching. Speak, declare, proclaim, and preach sound doctrine. Preach God’s inspired word. To have evangelistic impact, raise a spiritually healthy church, restrain the false prophets and limit their influence, we must preach the word. To fulfil God’s…
20 Jun 2015
BELOVED, whether we give heed or not, the end of all things is at hand. Our attitude cannot change the programme of God to bring this world to an end. God has already forewarned us of the obvious signs that will enable us know that the end has come. And these signs, which range from…
20 Jun 2015
Following the announcement of moon-sighting by the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, last Wednesday, Nigerian Muslims have joined their counterparts all over the globe to observe this year’s Ramadan Fasting, expected to last for 29 to 30 days. As the exercise, which is…
14 Jun 2015
A deacon was preaching about marriage in church one day. While in the middle of the topic, a member rose and said: “Sir you are talking about marriage and in this church we can identify those that are married by the fact that they wear their wedding rings. But sir, where is your own wedding ring? And for sometime now, your wife too has not been wearing hers.” This observation halted the preacher on his track and he ended the topic abruptly. This scenario prompted this week’s topic on the significance of wedding ring. In some churches, a wedding ceremony is not considered consummated until wedding rings are worn to seal the marriage. They believe it is a commitment or token of love that binds the husband and wife together for life. In some other churches, however, solemnisation of holy wedlock can take place without the wedding ring. So, what really is the significance of the wedding ring? And why is it that some couples, after wedding, no longer bother to wear their wedding rings? Does this portend anything? Can a wedding ring prevent infidelity? Why are some churches not interested in the practice? CHRIS IREKAMBA reports the reaction of some clerics.
14 Jun 2015
Rev. Father Isaac Osese Bossey is the Parish Priest of St. John (The Apostle) Catholic Church in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area. Bossey, who hails from Iviughe near Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government area, clocked 35 years in the priesthood, recently. In this interview with ALEMMA-OZIORUVA ALIU, he shared his experience.
14 Jun 2015
THE General Overseer of the Soul Winning Chapel, Rev. Moses Iloh, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remain focused on his effort to fight corruption and insecurity, among other myriads of problems facing the country. He noted that the country desires a serious change, especially in the area of security. He reminded the president that his victory was from God.
14 Jun 2015
Memory Verse: “This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John” - Acts 18:25.  Bible Passage: Galatians 5:22-23 Introduction THE baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues is not…


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Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has urged President Bola Tinubu and other elected public office holders to intensify efforts at healing political wounds from the last general elections and managing the nation’s diversity well.
16 mins ago
As I was saying last Monday, misgovernment at sub-national levels poses more threat to our democracy than we are programmed to admit. Our minds are always fixed on the Federal Government.
22 mins ago
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29 mins ago
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37 mins ago
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