Pastor Moji Awokoya exhorted the congregation at the August 1 Sunday first service to take each scripture and review such in the light of what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary.
According to her, understanding who a particular scripture is addressed to would improve believers’ understanding and enable them live the fullness of life.
Using 2 Timothy 2:5 and 3:16 as her main scripture, she called the attention of the congregation in underscoring the truth that all scriptures are inspired by the Spirit of God.
She mentioned that the Bible essentially address three classes of people. These are the Jew, Gentiles, and the
Church. Citing 1 Corinthians 10:32, she restated the importance of knowing which group each scripture being studied addresses.
Teaching extensively from Ephesians 2: 1 – 13, she explained the different dispensations highlighted in the passage. Calling attention to the past, the present and the age yet to come, she espoused that ours is the present and essentially the dispensation of grace.
Recalling the experience of Paul, the Apostle, she brought to the fore the teachings of grace that were not easily understood even by the disciples during the time of the Lord.
She argued that it was the Father’s decision to keep it that way so that His plan for the salvation of mankind
would come to completion. She referenced Mark 9: 31 – 32 and 2 Corinthians 2: 7-8 to provide scriptural insight to the statements.
While concluding her message, she mentioned that the dispensation of the Church commenced with the experience of Paul, the Apostle on his way to Damascus in continuation of his persecution of Christians.
She encouraged that focusing on the Epistles from Romans to Philemon will aid tremendously in putting proper perspectives to our lives as Christians. The preacher admonished that the first thing to do in preparing for the next dispensation is to be saved and in tune with the plans of God.