Author: Deji Okegbile

Missional “Guests” and “Hosts”: A Representation of God’s Eschatological Banquet.

The social challenges in the ancient world expresses itself in more implicit fashion in our contexts today. The social issues and descriptions of the first-century world of the New Testament resonates with ‘the problems on our church settings, especially churches rooted in Western, democratic society.’ Jesus’s parable in Luke 14 warns that those who proudly promote themselves and their own interests in this life will be put to shame in the next. This parable originally applied to Israel and its widespread rejection of Jesus Christ and his message also applies to churches and individual believers today. The subject of...

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VERY REVEREND OKOOSI@ 90: Abiding Disciple of Rev W.F. Mellor.

The Rev William Frederick Mellor remains the longest expatriate serving British Methodist minister in Remoland. His legacy beyond the chieftaincy title he bagged, “The Asiwaju Muleoruwa of Remoland abides till date. The Very Rev. Emmanuel Aiyetowo Okoosi remains a testimonial to the legacy of Rev Mellor in Nigeria. Very Rev Okoosi and many others has had a great impact upon me, encouraged me into the Methodist ministry, and to reach this world for Jesus Christ. Their fingerprints are all over me. From a personal perspective, their love of the Lord Jesus and their hearts for the lost have given...

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HOPE FOR NIGERIA: IKEJA AIRPORT HOTEL, example.

There are signs of hope in Nigeria. In the words of Walt Whitman, ‘An individual is as superb as a nation when he has the qualities which make a superb nation.’ Tobi Amusan breaking news of a world record in 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, Ese Brume, the first Nigerian to win a medal at two successive editions of the World Championships among others are reminder to Nigerians that all hope is not lost. An individual is also as good as organisation when he has the quality which make a good organisation. Nigeria factor is individual factor that...

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METHODISM, Nigeria Premier Church @180 and Autonomy @60: Indigenised to Decolonise (8).

Nigeria made a great gift to the world church, world academic, and world Methodism in its first Patriarch and scholar, Patriarch Professor Bolaji Idowu (1913-1995).[1] As a part and instrument in the rise of highly Nigerian educated national and religious leaders, Patriarch Idowu lives on as a missional force that challenged colonial theology and its effects on leadership emergence and structure. Patriarch Idowu’s radio series which lead to the publication of his famous book, Towards an Indigenous Church helped to understand how indigenous leadership structures and forms effectively shapes our religious and social organization. Patriarch Idowu was the third native-born...

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Come, let us Follow Christ.

Sermon at the North London Fellowship (Breakfast Meet and Greet) Stoke Newington High Street Methodist Church, 106 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY.  Date Saturday 30th July 2022.   Preacher: Mr Olu Akinyemi. Theme: Come let us Follow Christ. Text:    TEXT:  LUKE 9: 51 – 62 (New International Version) Our text gives account of three different reactions to the call to follow Christ. To each of the three persons, Jesus gave honest answers nothing but the truth. These answers were not necessary   what were expected but what were deserved! What excuses or stories have you made or are you...

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