Monthly Archives: July 2007

Sunday 29th July 2007 “Be a Strong and Consistent Brand”

Dear friends,

Pasi Began by reminding us of

Mathew 18:20 (NIV)

20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Sermon

Genesis 6:9

9 This is the account of Noah.
      Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.

Pasi put it this way…

Lets talk about consistency… How many of us still have our Chicks/Guys, ya partners? are we consistent with our relationships? have you had a breakup if yes why?

Look at another example… are you like a cheque or a coke cheque? a cheque has just a type print of your name and you account number, a Coke cheque is branded, has coke logo as part of origional cheque, it does not bounce, your ordinary cheque is always at risk but a Coca Cola Company cheque will not bounce. This is because its a consistent brand.

Police are the most corrupt instution in Kenya. This is cause for anarchy in the country, if the law keepers are law breakers how are we as a nation supposed to maintain peace? Corruption angers God!!! Look at the time of Noah, God was so angry with the corruption in the world that he descided to get rid of it. Friends its no different from the times we are living in today.

Where were the others in the days of Noah? They where not consistent. Are you? Lets take a look at the parliamenterians we are supposed to vote for, how many of them use uncouth means to try to get the seat, consult witch doctors etc. how much good does this add to us? does it add value to us as a nation?

Issues of the Mungiki, anarchy and killings. This is not done just for the heck of it friends, it is done to benefit some big-wig somewhere. Some people in power. We need to be consistent in the things we believe in, we need to be consistent in our faith in God.

Are you consistent and are you dependable?

Proverbs 25:19 (NIV)

19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot
       is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.

We need to pray but seldom do we.

There will be a distinction between those who choose between righteousness and wickedness. God will judge us by our actions on earth. Look at an MP who drives an 18 million bob ride, we know thier salo, and a guy feels holy for us… its Ludacris, insane and common theft. Have you ever wondered what happened to the cash that is supposed to build latrines in slums? supposed to recarpet roads? go towards increaments to teachers? well all I can say is that if you havent, PLEASE think deeply about it and read between the lines of 18 million bob rides and 30 million bob houses.

People are starving because of corruption, People are dying of disease because of corruption. These 2 factors in Kenya are extrememy prevantable if the money we pay as taxes was not stolen. maize can be bought and medicines can be aquired. Street lights can be put up to aliviate rapes.

Remember that when you take what is not yours, your will pay with your life and your childrens and childrens lives.

Jermiah 2:9 (NIV)

 9 “Therefore I bring charges against you again,”
       declares the LORD.
       “And I will bring charges against your children’s children.

A good brand is what we relate to, take for example Nokia, Sony, LG etc. These are good and renouned brands, there is a catch though, there are brands such and Grundig, the best in german technology but has no spares in Kenya. Being a Grundig is like claiming to be a christian in Kenya but having no bible and not praying. How will you block the devil?

Peeps are jelous, they wish for your life, You see a guy smiling with you kumbe he is wishing you die he gets your job or your stuff, thus use of witchcraft. All along you are oblivious of the fact.

That is why you should connect with the father, no one will ascribe God for you, all people want is the worst for you, only God can cover you back. Friends, sort out Gods business and he will surely sort yours out.

Take for example results in school, you read, read, read, read and still nothing comes that you had read. Had you consulted God, the results my friends would have been amaizing. So long as you are NOT giving God a condition.

Look at Holiday Inn, they had 500 job openings and they got 5000 applications of qualified peeps, Guess one method of elimination used… They eliminated the people who did not smile at least 4 times during the interview. Why? because Holiday Inn is in the hospitality industry. Smiles are a core requirment that is silent.

We need to take stock of the jobs we apply for and connect with God while doing it. We need to look at the growth opportunities and do relevant courses. There is a course in University of Nairobi called Nuclear Science… I hope you get the hint.

Plan for what you are projecting to do just as God looked for Noah.

Would God consider you depandable and consistent like he considered Noah? Take a while to think about this… Shishi I need your comment on this. So long as you give Him the opportunity, God will always lean through for you.

Malachi 3:16 (NIV)

16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

31 but those who hope in the LORD
       will renew their strength.
       They will soar on wings like eagles;
       they will run and not grow weary,
       they will walk and not be faint.

Which path will you take? You alone, no one else!!! You are alone even in interviews and its the choices of words that determine your results. History will confirm a brand. Who are you? Will you be considered a brand in God’s eyes?

Don’t do things because others are doing them. Do your own thing.

Take for example Dr. Owuor, he is a brand because his prophecy’s have come true in America, in Asia and look now at the tremmors in Kenya? On the other hand what do the geologists say? That no one can predict an earth quake. Look at the weather forcast, those hot mama’s, do they ever appologise for lieing to us on the status of the nect day’s weather when they say it will be hot all day and it ends up raining cats and dogs? Now that is an example of a bad brand.

Anyway friends, please take a second, third, fourth, fifth… nth… look at your self, make yourself consistent, be a strong brand like Noah was. Be God’s choozable material.

Take care and have a wonderful week

Below is last weeks sermon that I posted late.

GBU.

Kathukya

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Sunday July 22nd 2007 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”

I know this sermon is extremely late but please I seek your forgiveness.

Hi you all good people,

Now if you did not make it this Sunday to church, you missed, missed Victor Mbuvi of the “Nikilemewe Nishike” fame. His performance, or rather our joint performance with him was fantastic. Wow I bought his CD.

Pasi started in his usual way making everyone remember that Sunday is a fantastic day and that our presence was with a purpose…

Mathew 18:20 (NIV)

20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

We where reminded that though we may have issues our morning is comming and that we should have out trust and faith in the Lord.

Psalms 30:5 (NIV)

5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

 Sermon…

We all have basic needs, food, clothing, shelter etc and the lack of the same tends to make us worry rather alot. we tend to give our lives to worrying about tomorrow forgetting that the Lord had has us in mind all the time…  Look at the example he gives us in the bible…

Mathew 6:26 (NIV)

25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

In society we consider each other via our achievments, what car do you drive? what estate do you live in? Its by whagt other people have decided thus when soemone else comes into the picture who has achieved slightly more than you, you feel like a tiny ant.

Everytime you feel inferior, small, tiny, this is artificial because you compare yourself with someone else.

You try to imagine when you will get your own job and got out of home, buy your clothes, eat whatever you want, and forget about that buffet from the folks. You have your own telly, your owm stuff in general, then 3 months down the road, your meet up with some peep who was your school mate who was ‘not that bright’ doing muuuuch better than you, the chap is in a 3 bedroom apartment while you with your degree and stuff is in an SQ in south B… Once again you feel like a dot, like nothing, like burrying yourself alive. Ya like a fullstop in a sentence.

The devil keeps lying to you that you will succeed because you ar smart but, friends thats the greatest lie you are facing today, your success is courtesy of the fact that The Lord God has opened doors for you. Ya thats the reason for your maendeleo. Its not because you are better than other people nor is it because you are greater or more learned.

People are critics, they keep critcizing others all the time, dont get caught in the trap of crtisism where you operate on how others want you to be, always remember that you will never be the best, you may be rich and think that you are the richest and have made it but look at it this way… the richest countries in the world are like… America, England, Japan, CALOFORNIA, Germany etc. California here is not even a country, and your thought you where rich… well in Califf there are homies richer than Kenya, ya Kenya or to be precise individuals who can give East Africa a loan. Dont that make you feel like a rich dot?

Here is some info… there will always be people richer than you or worse off than you. You dont need to have gone to college so that you know how to plan yourself wisely.

Look at this fact, Almost, everyone who has won the lottery inthe USA has died poor because of the shock of rceiving cash that they have never imagined all at one go. ya, peril is the basis of killing and destroying.

Mathew 6:33 (KJV)

 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Satan will lie to you, you will die of some disease slowly, the wealthiest person in the world will hang himself because of lack of joy, those who dont have die wanting, those who have die sorrowful.

Pasi animated a nice version of how we draw slowly away from society and ourselves as we grew wealthier, it was rather funny… Like when you leave college, you move in to an SQ is south B and buy yourself a nissan Sunny B12 (Geeze i don’t have one yet), you drive with the windows open to make sure the homies see you, yeu give a pal or 2 a lift to tao in the coax, as you develop you move on to a a house in Kile and a show room moti, you avoid giving guyz a ride, the first being you moved from south B where the homies live. You move on to Runda and buy a BMW and weka tint, you dont even want to be seen at all, you only alight at the basement of the office building or in your agrage at home. The big question is… are you happy?

The peace of God starts leaving you, as you get higher in life, curtains in your car, change your number to avoid the guyz, you get scared of the furniture you have, your true friends are gone and you are suffering on the inside just because you forgot to seek God first and his righteousness. Then let the rest follow.
This was a nice one from pasi…

Safety is not the absence of danger but the presence of God

Moses sought God in the days of getting the hebrews up out of Egypt…

Psalms 103:7 (NIV)

7 He made known his ways to Moses,
       his deeds to the people of Israel:

Connect to the source, No one can take from you what God haas given to you, oh and if they do, God will re-give you in more n more.

Connect to God and He will open for you Doors thay you never imagined, doors you never knew exsisted. When you feel small talk to God. This also applies to when you ahvfe regrets, pains etc. Most of all tasl to God when you feel like you are diverting from his ways… remember you are human and thus not perfect.

Read these three verses Carefully and take them to heart.

verses

Romans 3:23-24 (NIV)

23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

11For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

AND TO ACHIEVE THIS…

Mathew 6:33 (KJV) 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Commitment is next to Godliness and is God given. Be content with the little you have, As in the verses above God will pull through for you. Remember God is not afraid of you, whatever you are, good or bad. Go back to the basics, try God, start today, read your bible n pray every day, have faith (And as I am writing this I am telling it to myself, I admit I am weak and have fallen short of the glory of God especially in the last 2 weeks). Turn to God for what you want, have you forgotten? That Its ONLY God who knows the hairs on your head.

Mathew 10:30 (NIV)

30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

People can and do make you feel small, you have personal problems, maybe drinking (On Sunday 31st July), the pal sitting behind me was reeking of stale booze, an extremely familiar smell because I used to permanently own it. ha ha ha. You might be used to struggling with telling little tiny white lies, ya those ones you just brush off as normal conversation. We even cheat ourselves, wow. Bottom line is God is able, Quit you bad habbits and…

Mathew 6:33 (KJV)

 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you…

Pasi gave of his example of how he at one ime was a habbitual liar, went out with mama’s who did not even know his name, etc, Jonathan (me) here on the same hand has pulled the same stunts, I am ashamed to say I have made mama’s believe they will be my wife. I regret and repent. But we both have come out of it. (Hey this sermon was my idea by the way).

Pasi as I, did not really care in school, and I will not tell my kid that I used to be No. 1 because I can only be proud to claim that to some stint of luck I had in primo once or twice otherwise in high school I was more on the No.1 list of ‘How to skive School’ etc.

We have to learn to unleash the skeletons in our closets.

Pray in the morning. If you dont usually do it, make it a simple one liner, God will not lenga your one liner…

God, I commit the day to you and thank you for last night, I commit my life to you this day.

Amen.

Before you sleep, do the same, read a proverb a day. Read the Proverb that corresponds to the date on that day.

Remember God is King of Kings…

John 19:19 (NIV)

19Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read:|sc JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Even Pilate recgonises Jesus and King.

Anyway in conclusion, work hard and be content. FOCUS

Go back to basics.

Take care you all and have a fantastic week

God bless

Kathukya

Sunday 16th July 2007 “Making and Calling Your Election Sure”

For those of you who missed the youth Sunday service please click iccchurch.wordpress.com you could also click on the link ‘To Main ICC Blog’ on the right column.

Hi friends,

There is a young man called Lawrence Ndambuki, this young ma, in my personal opinion is in the wrong career, he is studying ‘Environmental Science’ at KU instead of Studying ‘Gospel to the Youth’ wherever. Ok this young man was delivering the sermon at the youth service this Sunday and he was fantastic, cocolastic, spriteatic and ribenastic. Ok he was good and hit the nail on the head his knowledge of the bible is superbly commendable.

Lawrence, Keep it up, don’t you dare leave that narrow path you are following…

I don’t think expressing how he passed his message on this blog can come anywhere close his methodology but I will try. I will pray first, then try.

(By the way you can check out Pasi’s sermon in Main Church on http://iccchurch.wordpress.com)

The subtitle of the frontrunnerz sermon was…

The narrow way only a few people find.

Mathew 7:13-15

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

A Tree and Its Fruit

15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

The first challenge was on how to read the bible, Lawrence made people think and re-think their excuses for not reading the bible everyday, I was extremely affected by this, look at this way, the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters, there are 30/31 days each month… Ok read the chapter in proverbs that corresponds with the date and wow by the end of the month, you will find you’ve done 30/31 days non stop (I am starting today with proverbs 16). Make you bible look old, look read, not look like its still brand new. Thanks Lawrence.

– Some of us believe because of what we hear, we talk faithful because of what we see on Christian TV, believe in Gods love because of what we heard Pasi say in church.

Have you got your personal experience with God’s Love? Give your life to Christ because its great, Salvation is a gift that God brings our way

Take a case study, of living on the wide path, living how you want and when you want. Doing things at your own pace and not to glorify God. Many believers today want to live life in the wide path, you want to say that yes you believe in God and that you are saved but at the same time you do not want to live life how the bible clearly states you should strive to.

Woe unto you my dear fellow believer if this the plan you have for your life.

Romans 4:4 (NIV)

4Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.

Oh and remember that God is not to be mocked, and yes we all have bad habits and we are all struggling with them, yes struggling with them, thats the key.

Romans 3:23 (NIV)

23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

God would like to help you get rid of the bad habits in your life, God would like you to involve Him in the cleansing process and He is ready ans will at all times to be there for you so long as you open the door that He stands and knocks.

Tho lord would like for you to shows yourself at your weakest point. Remember that God is either Lord of all your life or not Lord at all. To be precise, you may choose to either serve him or not. Haiya people, its a choice and you have the free will to make it.

Many of us Christians only superficially know God, well as Lawrence put it… Even Satan knows God, in fact Satan know God personally, remember… Satan was once an angel who later on fell. So the big question that popped was… ‘Are you striving to know God more?

Is God ‘Who’ or ‘What’ (Comments will be appreciated).

Lawrence mentions a Hindu Lecturer in his canpus who ‘hates’ religion and refers to the best religion as humility…

Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)

8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Philipians 2:13 (NIV)

13for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

Humility? never, humility is just but part of the blueprint that you need in order to build your relationship with God. Read the verses above and you will see that its the grace of God that saves us and it is God who works in us, not humility.

Another point that Lawrence stressed is that we need to accept our weak points before so that we can correct then, you have to diagnose a problem to correct it. A car has to be tested and the damaged area pointed out before you can repair it.

Secondly you have to have faith which is the builder of your relationship with God…

Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Many of us profess to be Christians but there is no tangible evidence of Christ in our lives. After Sunday service, as Lawrence put it, we leave our Christian coats at the gate of church and till the next Sunday.

Mahatma Ghandi said…

I would like to be a Christian if it where not for Christians.

Some of those small things you do and imagine they are ok, like dubbing in school, in fact the dubbing issue has caused enmity when one refuses the other to dub their work. Quit cursing, some of us curse so hard that we give curses competition… good one lawrence.

Proverbs 18:21

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Chunga Ulimi wako (guard your tongue).

Another factor that Lawrence put foward was the fact that some of us do not read our Bibles or give time to God in our personal lives, we worship other such things as Football and he gave an example of himself and the way he was religiously going to watch the Copa America final which I believe was in those Ghastly hours of Monday Morning, before dawn that is. We find all the reasons to go to hengs and all the excuses NOT to go to keshas. What is becoming of us?

The example was given again of Osama bin Laden, yes he is a great murderer BUT, he is no different from you who tells little white lies, In God’s Eyes, sin is sin. there is no big sin or small sin.

God wants you to stop your bad habbits and accept you are a sinner that you mat see the light. Quit being a kimenyi (Mr. know it all) for you will suffer most. The Lord will forgive you…

Isaiah 54:6 (NIV)

6 The LORD will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected,” says your God.

David tried to cover his sin thinking that God cannot see, many of us ry to do the same today but it is all in vain, Friends God can see the areas of your heart even you will personally never see.

God has allowed you to see the need for you in his life…

2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV)

2For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Remember that things can go bad at any time but…

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Thus says the LORD!!!

Check your weak points, accept them and Let the Lord into your heart. Share with your friends and make effort to bring someone to Christ. That includes yourself.

Thanks to Lawrence Ndambuki for this great message. God bless him and give him more and more to share.

Take care and have a blessed week

Kathukya.

We dont want this to be said of us Christians any more…

Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

Sunday 8th July 2007 “Eulogize Yourself”

Dear Friends,

Before I go to todays hot topic, I want to share you you all something that has happened as a result of this blog. Someone read last weeks message and accepted Christ!!! This is fantastic, this was my primary intention when I let this weblog go public and God has answered my prayer. 🙂

“Dear Father in Heaven, I know that I may not be perfect in all the things I do in this world, but in your holy Name I thank seek forgiveness for all my inequities and most of all Father I thank you for that soul that came to you as a result of this weblog. Thank you Lord for answered prayer and for the courage and words to put here. Halelujah.

Amen”

Man Moskode (Sammy) asked us all to embarass ourselves in the eyes of Men in decalring Christs love for us.

Isaiah 54:1

The Future Glory of Zion

1 “Sing, O barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,”
says the LORD.

As for me I will ask you all to seek ye first the kingdom and his rightousness and all the things we need will be added unto us. Please read Mathew 6:24-34. Pastor Tony, Please give us a sermon on Seeking the Kingdom when you get a chance.

Back to kawa blogging…

Friends when you go for a bash you seek a homie to go with and you do it with alot of psyke. When it comes to story of going for a funeral, you appear alone…, there where Pasi’s opening remarks, ha ha ha, How about when you come to church on Sunday, do you tafuta a homie? Be proud of Sunday and the service, bring a pal, kanisa sio matanga (Church is not a funeral arrangment meeting)!!! remember the bible says…

Mathew10:20

20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Pasi says he wrote this sermon on 6th of July, for such a string message, that was rather a short time for prep. That is how you can easily tell that God has inspiration in all he does and its not the prep time but the essence that counts.

Here we go…

Friends we are all important before the eyes of God, Mandela, Malcom X, Kenyatta and even that blind beggar you see on the streets… before the eyes of God, they are all equally important. The bible was not written by saints was it, look at the mix of the 40 different people who took 1500 years to write the bible, God did not use the man’s way to choose holier than tho peeps to write the bible, He had His own style. Thus why we find some of the guys where players like akina Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 concubines, akina Moses who where Murders, akina Peter the sons of Zebedie who where cheapskate fishermen (infact when God called them they had missed to catch fish in the lake, it was thier worst day).

There was a 400 year break between the end of the first testament and the beginning of the second testament and still, the bible connects the time lines so well making it at Autobiography of the Lord God that connects like no second was left out. Has any of you noticed the end of Malachi having a 400 year silence before the beginning of Mathew? I guessed not.

Friends God is not 1 dimensional like most of us are, ya akina me who see a chick and instantly fall in love ‘Lust’ to be precise before even throughly knowing them. God is multidimensional, he know all the aspects of all his creation and He knows the reason as to why he chose specific people for specific tasks. Reverend Tony Kiamah not withstanding. I think he has told us his vibe a thousand times and that he is no saint.

bottom line friends, know yourself, be proud of yourself, Nairobi 100 years ago was probably huts and ero’s(maasai’s) with their cows, Nai 100 years to come will probably be a concrete jungle and to tell you the truth, no one will know you or your existence because you never knew yourself. Pasi gave example of how he as lost 3 members of his your congregation in many years, Some of them your friends, Mercy, Dorcas and Pauline. They where all beautiful people, with beautiful lives in Christ but the point is, their story was all written bo other people, it was summerised in one page of an eulogy.

Friends, who will wrote your story? Pasi does not know your story, your family menbers do now know your story, its you who knows your story… YOU!!! is your life worth 200 words in a karatasi on your funeral day? is it? like a standard 6 composition? pasi was very emotional on this issue.

Some of us will never have a decent conversation with our parents, the drama we will ever have in our lives is probably the one where the jirani has beef with his wife. Simply put, dont let other write your story, write your own story, get a pen and a paper or start a weblog like mine and give tit bits of who you are.

Pastor Kiamah thanks a lot for this message, though its tough I think its high time I began saying who I really am in ink. not who a bunch of my relatives will think I am when I am dead.

Pasi stressed that we should all grow up like US simply because we are our own individuals. Gossip is like a bush fire, its the spice of life, like a guy shot in a movie, we all enjoy and we know its bull sindio? dont let you story be gossiped, write it yourself.

Then pasi gave the story of the Author of the song Amaizing Graced. I will not write if here but will give you a reference to his full story. His name is John Newton.

Newton was born in London July 24, 1725, the son of a commander of a merchant ship which sailed the Mediterranean. When John was eleven, he went to sea with his father and made six voyages with him before the elder Newton retired. In 1744 John was impressed into service on a man-of-war, the H. M. S. Harwich. Finding conditions on board intolerable, he deserted but was soon recaptured and publicly flogged and demoted from midshipman to common seaman…

Go to http://www.anointedlinks.com/amazing_grace.html and read more.

Friends Pasi stressed that you should write and re-write your story and one day is will help someone else’s life more than you ever will know!!! you count, people, your experiences count. Tell your ups and downs, tell your falls and climbs. There was dead silence when pasi mentioned how useless eulogies written by others are.

God has written His story, THE BIBLE, who will write your story? You mean alot friends, kill the story of the devil and eulogize yourself. God wrote His, who will write yours?

We finished the service by singing the hymn Amazing Grace. Please read the story of this hymn on http://www.anointedlinks.com/amazing_grace.html to understand it.

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

 

Thanks a lot and sorry for the delay.

God bless you all and have a wonderful week ahead

Please feel free to comment, Your comments will be checked by pasi. Please don’t write stuff that will not please you.

I hope I have cut down on the slang.

Kathukya.

Sunday 1st July 2007 “Okoka Na Uishi… Usiishie”

Hi you all!

If you are a regular and missed out on this Sunday, Just make sure you hook up with the TRAC team and demand a cd with the sermon. DEMAND it. As much as the point was passed clearly and to the point, Pasi was hilerious, he animated every scene driving each and every single point home. ICC youth!!! you should be very happy to have a Pasi who is also a leader and a a mentor like Tony, I bet ya there are churches who would would love to poach him.

The mother of all animations was the one where he was criticising guys for adjusting their male members publicly, you should have seen the disgust on chicks faces, and before they had finished kunjaring their suras he reminded them of the tabia of correcting the position of thier inner wear, Yap it was all about bad habbits, ya you!!! you know what I am talking about.

Here we go…

Genesis 2:9 (NIV)

9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Yap, God made all the stuff in the garden of eden, including the tree in the centre. It was all part of his Great creation plan. Hi also in the process created man, ya us!!! me n u

Genesis 3:1-5 (NIV)

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”

 4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

And God clearly told man that he MUST NOT eat of the fruit of the treed in the centre… Sindio? Read the passage above if you dont believe me. Infact this week take your time and read Genisis chapter 3.

Humans in all thier ujaji where chapwad vako by the serpent, Kwani when they whre given authoity over all that was in the garden, was the serpent made chief advisor or was it just another animal there? By the way I have reason to believe that the serpent once had legs… (Hio ni yangu si ya God). Anyway the woman skizad the story, ate the fruit and the silly man skizad te woman and followed suit. I guarntee you the punishment that was to follow was ad good as being dead.

Pasi and his jokes… Ati of Adam and Eve where Chineese, surely we would still all be in paradise because to them, the serpent is like a chicken  is to a Lunje, (FOOD). There would have been no time for those negotiations to take place, it would have been loong eaten. That made me wish for real that God had made Adam and Eve Chineese instead of walami… or whatever they where.

We choose to ignore God to this date even after what we have read in the bible, Even after that storo of Adam and Eve we have been forgiven, given a new lease of life, issued with freedom of choice and what is the outcome? Sin!!! Jesus came, was torchered, shed his blood for us and yet we are still  living in sin and ignoring even the most eventful happenings… The signs of the times. What are the signs of the end to come?

Floods

Droughts

Climatic changes

Sodomy

ETC. Jiconcludie

but…

but…

1 Timothy 6:6

6But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Pasi gave a good example of how we Lenga God, starting with akina Adam, They lengad God in his face, Now imagine us who cant see him? We lenga ayway, lie anyway like nothing is happening, Pasi receives a call on his Mobile while on Bunyala Road, lies without even a thought that he is on Uhuru Highway… Now I am onmagining that he is bila a hands free so he is breaking the law in the process, This is what pasi said about us and lies, they hve become automatic.

HIV… if we all could abstain for just 3 months says a specialist, Dr. Wangai says it would noticably creat a reduction in the spread of the virus, infact it can be contained. Pasi reminded us that we are all either affected or infected by HIV. As usual there was dead silence… this is a sign of the stigma that we still carry. Friends Get tested before you suffer for nothing, there is medicine that can help you. You who is negative, there is a cargo called Abstainence till marriage and faithfulness that will keep you going till you are old enough not to do it no more. If you are positive its not the end of the world… You can live a perfectly good life and do all the things you have always wanted to do.

We choose not to get saved, we die… the only ceremony that has a bunc of uninvited guests, the pasi gives a compliant story of how you know Christ, Vako tupu, the relas all know that the late was a pao of sorts. This by the way is a highway to hell.

Pasi gave a story of how magnificently created we are… There are thousands of chemical reactions in the body, if just one goes bad, like i think one has in me, things go bonkus.

Anyway, Friends, kill that story of that you will get saved later ati so that you can have that moment of fun with that mama or because there is a booze plan etc. You can die in a flicker of light, Where will you go… Jana a friend of mine showed me a peep who is a frontrunner, I asked if the peep was saved but was told no. A plus that I was given is that this peep does not drink or do any of those bad acts that are assocoated with kutokuokoka. but I remembered in that the bible says that THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR.

There is not such a thing as living like a saint… Just accept Chirst like I did in August last year and you all will see the difference. I will admit, I am much hapier, Ya there are trying times, infact very trying times buy I keep reminding myself that the devel is hunting and we who are saved are his key target. We must ward ‘it’ off.

When you do bad manners with your girlfriend/boyfriend before you get married… OOOPS, I am made to understand that when you get married its no longer bad manners… Anyway if you do bad manners, you are STEALING from your marriage. Pasi requested those who are doing it to cut each other loose, they have already spoiled what they are waiting for, they should temana and kila mtu ajutafutie mwingine or they give each other a break. hey I am talking to you peeps who are kamatanaring hovyo hovyo. I am sorry but I had to be bold. If you think I am vybing mbaya take this, those gadgets you pocess are strictly for passing urine an urine only, till you get married, married in church not kwa AG.

Pastor Tony… You knocked my block off when you animated the story of how peeps know thier demus and jamaas so well that if they came in a dark room, a group of six can easily identify their partners in the most uncouth ways. lol even if guyz came naken with covered faces, thier partners can use other identifiers easily to pick thiers out. I hope you all gitch this.

I dont want to use the word sleep because it sounds polite and respectful so bear with me on the next paragraph.

Everytime you copulate, have illigal sex with a someone, it means that one of you is loose and is capable of doing with 100 other people. this gives HIV a 70% chance of spreading, Remember… get tested. QUIT screwing around. This applies for both guys and gals, remember it takes 2 to tango. You dont need condoms in your wallet… You who has cd’s in your pocket is a FOOL. You are lying to yourself, So long as you are not married, that is not protection against anything, All they protect you from is going to heaven.

Let us respect ourselves, Pasi gave the example of a CEO, in an organisation, he carries himself according to the porto he/she has, Ever seen a guy get out his brand new SUV? check it around, gets stuff out of the back seat, closes the door slowly just to meke sure we have seen… ya that one, as compared to the days Pasi had a VW, (read the past sermons), the jamaa used to park kwa pevu juu ya lack of handbreak and get out of the moti like a et fighter, asionekane. Lol Rev Tony.

Relationships

Pasi was emotional on this one…

Most guyz being met or meeting thier partners have alot of hope, Its good to hope. Friends, love is a beautiful thing but remember you cannot make someone love you, love is a CHOICE, Love is not a feeling but a choice. Make the right choice in partners, remember a broken engagment is better than a broken marriage, if you follow this blog you will remember Pasi saying that since you are going to be with someone for life, take the time b4 you marry them to get to know them. Know thier story as much as you can. If things are looking thick… break up before you marry, there are thao fish is the sea.

Pasi stressed again, but not in my words, that if you are kamatanaring, you are stealing from your marriage. Quit, berak up and start afresh.

A laughing moment was created when Rev. metioned the storo af a dood and his demu, the dood has the habbit buying her icecream, then he patas that he is not the only one nunaring the stuff, there is another tiger in the forest…

Mama’s Contentment and Godliness is great gain. (Thanks Mwende, I wouldnt have gotten this statmentright if you where not sitting next to me). Guyz are not red cross banaa…

That story of watching a movie with a and there are fags in the movie… quit watching dayumn. Kwani that movie is what? Phew I can say this with confidence because every time I sit to watch a movie, I fall asleep unless its Tom and Jerry or the news. Haiya, ati Shrek 3 has a fag. Geeze what are cartoons comming to? What happended to the good old days of alina Cinderella, rapunzell, TOM and JERRY, Flinstones… If you are fortunate to have DSTV check out Boomerang for good clean cartoons. If you are like me skiza Hope FM na ukaze. I am saving to buy a home theatere to skiza Booming Praise and worship music. I will accumulate a collection of DVD’s, They are the only thing that I watch and stay awake. (Ooops sorry for the private moment)

This thing of being a homo or a guy being a wonna be chick or a chick doing likewise!!! its total crap, God knew exactly what he was doing when he created you… ya you who is thinking along the lines above…

Ephesians 2:10

10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Clearly its as is in the verse above. Quit your bad ways now.

You need to start somewhere, whether you are strugging with fagoism, wanking, ya those nasty thing you dont want to hear that you do only in secret, by the way even if you are clean or believe you are clean, Work out your relationship with Jesus with fear and trembling, Jesus is comming soon, this by the way friends applies to all of us I, Jonathan Kathukya included. Jesus is not comming with a Ox cart, He is comming in a Chariot of of Horses. Confess your sins to the Lord in prayer.

Share with God all your misfortunes, weaknesses, akina sex addiction, wanking, He knows and will listem you. Heaven is too great to miss for the pleasures of this world. You dont need to have any special way to operate so that Jesus skizas you just ask… “Nia aje Sir God, Si uniforgive? Mimi natako story yako” Thats it.

The mgondie on the cross next to Jesus simply said…

Luke 23:42-43 (NIV)

42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

That simple. The peep who stole a handbag last week should do the same and just dump the bag where we can find it and he is sure to go to heaven.

Choose good friends, and you who is a friend, be a good friend, tell your pals of their bad habbits, wacha ubeshte was puru na chips. Pasi quat his bad habbits, including spitting hovyo hovyo because of stuff he used to chew because he has good friends, Some of the things we do, we do bila knowing bat they are disgusting and that includs the adjustments of body parts mentioned earlier. We are all accountable for each other even before the eyes of God. If you nyamaza friends, you are party to the sin your friend is doing. I know i vybe mbaya sometimes and I have a pal who does not hesitate to tell me to control my mouth. I appreciate that since I know I should strive to live a Christlike life. If it was before August last year when I got saved, that would not have been my pal at all.

 Conclusion…

Adam Angeuliza Eve… if she was sure that eating that matunda was the right thing to do! Maybe, just maybe I would be lounging in Eden having a ball and calmly taking care of the garden issued to me. Real friends say the truth to each other for betterment of life in Jesus Christ

Tidums and Good Friendships

Kathukya.

PS. Felix (the cat) Kioko, I am looking fowards to you on the pulpit again… Pasi needs to see his assistant live.

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