Archive for January, 2014

We Are Unworthy Servants

Posted: January 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Broken Believers

7 “When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? 8 No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ 9 And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not. 10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’”

Luke 17:7-10, NLT

We must come to this understanding. We work hard, plowing and shepherding– all hard work. This is fact. But when we do finally come in, we find that we can’t rest. We must serve our master.

When we do, there is no glory in it. We simply put on an apron, and we try to serve the master while he eats. And there is no approval, and no…

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LIGHT AND DOMINION-KOINONIA NEWS

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Koinonia Blog

The first Koinonia meeting in the year 2014 started with nothing short of thunderbolts and lightnings, it was a powerful experience in God’s presence and our expectations were by far exceeded. The auditorium was filled to the brim and the overflow outside had no space left. Indeed it is our year of Light and Dominion as it has been declared by the servant of God, Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak.

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At exactly 6pm on the 10th of January 2014, Gbenga Oseke the Head of the Prayer Department led the saints into the prayer session in an atmosphere that was already charged with worship by the Koinonia Worship Team. The Worship team took the stage after the prayer session further taking us into a deeper experience of worship and celebration in God’s presence.

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Worship session came to an end when Pastor Stanley Ajayi come up while the saints embraced and…

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Dear Bright Okpocha (aka Basket Mouth),

I am a very good fan of your comedy show including my husband and kids, I would rather have spoken to you over the phone or make time to see you face to face, but as it is the season of open letter in Nigeria, I would like to use this medium to express how disappointed I am over your comment or joke as you may call it on “Rape”.

First let me try to educate you about the meaning of Rape, maybe you did not check your dictionary for the meaning or you don’t have one at home.

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another without any consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.

Rape and sexual slavery are recognized as crimes against humanity and war crimes. Rape is also recognized as an element of the crime of genocide when committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a targeted ethnic group.

People who have been raped can be severely traumatized and may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder; in addition to psychological harm resulting from the act, rape may cause physical injury, or have additional effects on the victim, such as acquiring of a sexually transmitted infection or becoming pregnant. Furthermore, following a rape, a victim may face violence or threats thereof from the rapist, and, in some cultures, from the victim’s own family and relatives. More about rape and its effect of victims can be obtained for free from the Encyclopaedia.

Bright, let me ask you, have any of your relation been raped before? Have your blood sister or daughter been raped before? If the answer is yes, then how can you possibly make a joke about it. but if the answer is no, then you must be ashamed of yourself ….

Your lack of respect for women has manifested. When you first began to make jokes about Nigerian women we thought that it was to make people laugh, now you can be easily accused of making these jokes because you want to disrespect, humiliate and insult Nigerian women. Why should Nigerian women be painted black by a fellow Nigerian who they pay money to watch his show? These women who come to your shows are the people putting food on your table, the clothes you wear, pay your bills, fuel your car and you have the innuendo to rubbish them?

As a brand ambassador of some companies in Nigeria, you are supposed to be a role model for our children, but what are you teaching them, are you teaching them that rape is fun? you are telling them that any girl they want to have sex with and who says no should be raped? To the girls you are simply calling them sex toys that can be bought with money. By your joke you have reduced Nigerian women to zero. How will men from other countries see our women?

Finally, I will advise you to always think about the consequence of what you open your mouth to joke about because that mouth that brought you fame and good things of life may still play a part in bringing you down.

Evelyn Ejiogu

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