MASSAGE FROM BISHOP BULIBA OF
THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD CHURCH
P.O. BOX 7232, NAKURU.
|Morning Glory (everyday)||6:00 a.m - 7: 00 a.m.|
|Sunday school Service||9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.|
|Main Service||10:30a.m. -1:00 p.m.|
|Youth Service||4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|WEDNESDAY : Bible study||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.|
|FRIDAY : Bible study||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.|
|SATURDAY : Women meeting||4:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
You can also find the Christian Brotherhood Church in Western part of Kenya.
Malava, Vihiga, Kakamega, Lugari, Butere, Meru, Kitale, Turkana, Nairobi.
THE TITLE OF THE SERMON THAT PREACHED BY BISHOP GEOFFREY BULIBA.
Fact that a firm our faith
Luke 2: 1 - 31
V1. And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Agustus that all the world should be registered.
V2. These censors first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
V3. So all went to be registered everyone to his own city.
V4. Joseph also went out from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of David.
V5. To be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child so it was that while they were there the days were completed for her to be delivered.
And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes.
V 22-32. And laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherd living out in the field keeping watch over the flocks by night.
And behold an angle of the Lord stood before them and the Glory of the Lord shone around them and they were greatly afraid. Then the angle said to them, do not be afraid for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ the lord. And this will be the sign to you: you find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angle a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace, goodwill toward men.
TODAY I just want to talk about the Facts that a firm our faith.
* Fact that a firmís our faith: we give all the glory and honor to the most high God to
* Itís joy to stand before you to preach the Good news.
> Good news always must be based on facts and not upon fiction
A Lie, is not good news, and it will not last long.
There is no good news I n a lie, it may course harm and destruction. It may sound good for a while, but you have to pay for it eventually become dissolution to make those who had hid to eat for substance and eventually it will turn to those who brought it.
> Thatís the problem with cults, with these so-called "new age". This personal wealth gospel is such things suffer steam, you name and it and claim it.
This positive thinking stuff you and transcendental meditation, all of that eastern philosophy all of that promise.
Freedom from guilt. Promise of understanding of the universe: they promised peace with universe yet all Ignore.
Beloved, good news that is not based on the fact leads to cynicism and despair.
> Now a car dealer who consistently misrepresents the quality of his merchandise: he may have some fantastic claim to make and his business may prosper a little while but again, though he had repeat business, he will eventually be sued for false advertisement.
Thatís the problem with some religious sects where are their facts that a firm what they say?
ISLAM, HINDUISM, CONFUCIANISM where are "your" facts. Beloved, I stop by telling you that we have the facts!! A FIRM OUR FAITH!!!
> Facts address certain questions: WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW? WHY? ARE YOU WITH ME?
* The text before us tonight answers all of these questions Proves we have facts and not fiction.
> Let us look at the WHO in verse 7: and she brought her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloth and laid him in a amanger. Because there was no room for the inn.
Beloved, there was an event, there was a record of who was born. History can not deny the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The greatest event in THE HISTORY OF MANKIND; DID TAKE PLACE!
JESUS Christ did care into this Earth. This event became the turning pointer the civilization of humanity.
* For till Jesus was manifested we were helpless and hopeless lost. And we were on our way to hell. But Jesus came and changed this, thatís the fact.
* As manifest believers, Adam, Abel, Mellezedek, Abraham, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, Elijah, Elishah, Jonah, Hosea, Ezekiel, Isiah and along with all the rest.
* Beloved, the History is recorded that Jesus Came! A baby was born and we can not deny it.
* SECOND: let us look on what? What the Verses 10 and 11 say.
> Behold! I bring good tidings of great joy. Who shall before all people for unto you is born this day in the city of David.
You know how the media works, they have a list of "great men". They go around town talking about how great this and that person was. For instance, some men are really talk good about Martin Luther King Jr., the Hindu fellow ghandi, Jomo Kenyatta Jesse Jackson and Buddha. And then they come on to Jesus Christ as one this guys in their list. NO beloved! Our savior one of this guys. Please donít get me wrong, I like Kenyatta, I like Martin Luther King, I like some other leaders but we can not compare them with Jesus.
He is our savior, we have a savior beloved No other religion has a man who took all rock of cross upon his shoulders and drunk it upon the hill. And that became sin fort us and was nailed to that cross. No other religion has a savior, who endures the suffering and shame. Who fulfill every---- and little of God law. NO other religion has a savior who hanged up from sixth to ninth hour. Bleeding from his hands bleeding from his feet bleeding from his side, dyeing so that his people may have a right to the tree of life. No other religion has a savior who had been wound for our transgressions and bruised for out iniquities.
No other religion has a savior who fully honors Godís law so well. That God declared and said. This is my beloved son whom Iím pleased. He didnít even say it to the Angeles. To which angel has God has prepared the chair on his right hand? Oh, my beloved no other religion has a savior! I am a token!!!! 3Beloved we have savior, and a savior who was born. That what of this text
WHEN !!!!!!!!!!(VERSE ONE)
Beloved we have proof that our savior was born. We have proof that a special child happened. See verse one again.
And come to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Agustus, Oh, we know when it happened, at the time a when a Roman decree had been send out for this Census to be taken. We know when it happened,
It happened when the fullness of God had come.
It happened when Caesar Agustus, you know him Octevian the grand nephew of Julius Caesar. It was when he was emperor of Rome thatís when it happened to verse two.
And this sencus first took place while Quirinius was governing of Syria. It is recorded in History. Whatever year Quirinius was governor at a time when Octevian was Emperor thatís when it happened.
That is a fact, Beloved! THATíS WHEN!
WHERE IT HAPPENED?
(Take a look at verse three).
And so all went to be registered everyone to his own city. Joseph also up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem thatís the place about five mile south of Jerusalem. The name Bethlehem means; home of bread. Is not teeting then? Thatís the bread of heaven ought to be born in the home of bread.
Bethlehem, Bethlehem where the same city where Rachel died and buried. Bethlehem thatís a real place, a factual place
We know where it is, and it is the same place savior was born. The ancestral home of the king David and thee fulfillment of that he will be of the seed of Jesse.
We know where it was, it was in Bethlehem, thatís the place where boy, roots, kinsmen, redeemer, thatís His home. WE GOT THE PLACE!
* You remember the prophet already prophesized that this would be the place.
> Michael said but thou Bethlehem though thy be little among you, a thousand of Judea yet of this shall come forth unto me, that is hall be a ruler of all Israel who is gone for been for those from Israel
Who is gone for the been from everlasting. Heís talking bout the king.
> Beloved, we Know WHO WAS BORN JESUS THATíS A FACT.
> We WAHTR was born A SAVIOR, CHRIST THE LORD.
> We know WHEN he was born.
> We know where he was born in Bethlehem.
* But not only this beloved; we also know HOW. HE WAS BORN. Let us look at How.
* We know how he came in transmission, He came by the hand of our father thatís how He came
> In Luke 1:34, Mary said unto the angel: "How shall this be?" saying," I know not man".
-That means, how can I give birth to child when I have never had a relationship with a man; but, in V35 the angel came and said unto her the HOLY Ghost shall come upon Thee and Power of the HIGHEST shall overshadow thee; therefore also, the Holy thing shall be born and shall be called the son of God.
He came without dynasty or Riches
He came humbly.
He came poor
A pair of turtle doves or young pigeons. This offering was reserved for the poor
- when he came He was wrapped in swaddling clothes; He had no Clothes ; He had no Cream; But He would have to be laid in a manger the feeding place of and animal!! A heavenly Lord arrived in this World in a way for families of the lowest social standing ; but this condition but this condition befitted his mission on Earth Of gathering the lowly unto Himself.