7576 - Encouragement for Nigeria

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This message is directed to all of SONlight’s listeners in Nigeria

These 5 Minutes SONspot messages are played in many different states in the United States, and in several foreign countries. Five of our broadcasting stations are in Nigeria, Africa. Even in the city where recent riots and attacks have been happening.

This message is for each of our brothers and sisters in Christ living in Nigeria.

On our way to church recently, my wife and I happened to be listening to the news on the radio. There we first heard of the terrible tragedy that came to our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria.

We listened to the reporter tell of the nearly 500 hundred men, women, and children that were attacked and killed for their Christian beliefs. Our hearts mourned to learn of the senseless violence and inhuman treatment of our Christian brothers and sisters. We grieve with you in your losses, and our hearts and voices join with you in prayer.

Here at SONlight we have had the privilege of broadcasting in Nigeria for 14 years, and over those years many letters have blessed us from our dear listeners in Nigeria. Thank you for the encouragement you have given us over the years. And today, I want to do my best to bring you a word of encouragement.

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7555 - Psalm 34 - He Keeps His Own

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Are you aware that one of the primary purposes for which the Lord created people is that we might give praise to Him.

Ephesians (1:12) says: “We who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of His glory,” and Isaiah (43:21) tells us: ‘the people who I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”

Today let’s give praise by looking at Psalm 34.
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7433 - Young Men - 1 John 2:12-14

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We are now focusing on 1 John 2:12-14, a passage where John gives words of encouragement to his readers.

It seems that John groups every Christian, young and old, male and female, in one of three groups; these are called dear children, fathers and young men. Some view these groups as spiritual levels through which each has passed or through which they will pass before entering the heavenly kingdom.

Let me read these verses, then we will speak about them.

“I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”