Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Big Catch

In your life there is what your live for… success, money, great wife (4 the guys) and great husband (For the gals), an extremely well paying job, to climb the financial and corporate ladder really fast and all the good things in life.

But here comes the big question!!! What would give you the greatest disappointment in life? What is your big score you just havent managed to attain? What is your big catch that is skipping the net?

Is it that house you never built? Is it that self image you just dont seem to be able to attain? 

 Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV)

 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 27 So God created man in his own image,
       in the image of God he created him;
       male and female he created them.

We are basically just people, not born rich not born with 1000 achievements but made in the image and likeness of God. We were created to have continued fellowship with God but we fell or to sound more biblical, man fell and failed to receive all of Gods glory and He had intended.

Man’s fell from grace and began to build his own kingdom in the name of worldly acheivments, money and power being the ultimate goal. Jesus came to help restore man from this pith His will and purpose being:

John 4:34 (NIV)

34“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

to help bringing man back to God.Jesus will is to be the bridge that connects God and man. Jesus came in as the ultimate mediator.

Sometimes you may ask yourself if God really has interest in you because of all hte hard stuff you see or probably go through, say for example the post election violence in 2007/2008 and the current drought that is ravaging the nation as politicians fatten themselves with meat and fine wine. Well let me make it known to you… Jesus gives priority to you because…

1 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)

20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

We are employed by God to be His ambassadors, each one of us has been created for eternity. God has created us for an assignment. He has nor forgotten us.

Preach this to your best pal, to your neighbour, to your mama/jamaa.

here again is  the starting arguement…What is your score? What is your big catch? The motto at ICC is Connecting People to God and to each other. Challlenging people to Christlikeness,  that is the Catch ICC has intended to make. 

 

When I see the way most Christians live, I am totally convinced that what they say and what they beleve is not true.

Practicing Athiest

Talk of a Big God and we dont turst Him.

A God there for the people and we are not there for Him.

What kind of society are we living in? What are we turning our society into? How are we treating our children? How are we treating our neighbors children? And I quote  Rick Warren “What On Earth Are We Here For?”

Friends we need to get our act in order, we need to quit living double lives and put our faith in the Lord.

We need to…

Mathew 6:33  (NIV)

33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Just like Jesus Called (Simon called Peter) and Andrew…

Mathew4:19

19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

He is calling you and “THAT WILL BE YOUR BIG CATCH”

 

Take care n God bless.

Kathukya.

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40 days of community 7 day prayer guide(Message from Reverend George Nuthu).

Hi,

I trust you’re doing well in the Lord. 

Kindly use the 7-day prayer guide to earnestly focus your prayers during the week as we start the 40 Days of Community Campaign. As you do this be encouraged by the verse below:-

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” Eph. 3:20-21 (NIV)

DAY 1 (Sunday, 8th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• that during our 40 Days of Community we will keep our eyes on You and what only You can do. We know that without Your power, we will labor in vain.

• that we will dedicate ourselves to prayer in order to get ourselves spiritually ready for what You want to do. Encourage us to saturate these important 40 days in prayer and to become excited about the difference prayer can make.

DAY 2 (Monday, 9th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• for Pastor Philip Kitoto as he leads us. I ask You to fill him with Your Spirit, wisdom, and strength. I also pray for Your protection upon him and his family.

• for the ICC Campaign staff Team and volunteers to experience Your grace and favor as they provide direction for this community emphasis in our church. I pray that they will complete their work for Your glory, honoring You in all they say and do.

DAY 3 (Tuesday, 10th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• that everyone in ICC will join a 40 Days of Community small group, and that they will experience deeper relationships and changed lives. That the leaders of those groups will be equipped for this vital ministry.

• that each person in our church family will read “Better Together” Workbook daily for 40 days and memorize a Bible verse each week.

• for the seven weekend services and the impact they will have on Your people. And, for the strength and joy of all those who will serve during the services for seven weeks.

DAY 4 (Wednesday, 11th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• that we will hunger for spiritual transformation in our families, small groups, and church, as well as for lasting kingdom fruit in our community.

• that all participants will help those in our church who have specific needs (a visit, meal, ride, babysitting, prayer, helping hand around the house, encouragement, etc.) I pray that I, personally, will be more aware of people’s needs and more available to help them.

• that our Ministry Fair will inspire church ministry opportunities, sending more workers into service and giving more people a chance to make a difference by using their talents, skills, and gifts.

DAY 5 (Thursday, 12th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• for our spiritual growth, that You will deepen our faith and use us to encourage others in their faith walk.

• that You will motivate us to act on what we learn during these 40 days in regard to participating in a missions project. May we reach out to our community and beyond with purposeful acts of kindness done in Your name.

DAY 6 (Friday, 13th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• that You will use this prayerful time to help our church reach out to our community more effectively with the Good News, so that many people will commit their lives to Your Son, Jesus Christ.

• That our Small Groups, especially mine, will join powerfully together to do a local outreach project

DAY 7 (Saturday, 14th February 2009)

God, I pray …

• that every person in our church will live in heartfelt community with other church members and neighbors. That we will cultivate a deeper spirit of harmony, love, respect, and appreciation for each other.

• for our Celebration Sunday, that it will be a memorable celebration of all that You have accomplished in us and through us during the 40 Days of Community emphasis.

May God bless you as you soak the Campaign in prayer.