Expanding The House Fellowship Centre With Dedicated Service, declares Rev. Babatunde Idowu

By Dr. Afolabi Olajuwon



Comprehensive Report of Today’s Service at Foursquare Gospel Church, Rafisanyi, Suleja, Niger State

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Location: Foursquare Gospel Church, Rafisanyi, Suleja, Niger State

Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Babatunde A. Idowu, Senior Pastor and Wuse District Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Abuja.

Today’s service at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Rafisanyi, Suleja was a spiritually enriching experience characterized by a powerful choir ministration and a profound sermon by the esteemed guest minister, Rev. Dr. Babatunde A. Idowu.

The service commenced with a spirit-filled ministration by the church choir, setting a worshipful atmosphere that prepared the hearts of the congregation for the message to come. The uplifting worship songs echoed deeply with the attendees, fostering a sense of unity and devotion.

Theme and Context
In line with the observance of ‘Loyalty Month’ within the Foursquare Gospel Church globally, today’s service featured the theme of leadership and growth within church fellowship. During this special month, pastors engage in an exchange of pulpits to deliver messages of commitment and service.

Sermon Details
Text: Acts 10:45-46, Acts 20:20-21
Topic: Growing The House Fellowship Centre Through Diligent Service.
Rev. Dr. Babatunde A. Idowu delivered an inspiring sermon focused on the importance and benefits of house fellowships within the church community. He emphasized that house fellowships are not merely a part of church activities but are integral to the overall service and growth of the church.

Key Points from the Sermon:

1. Importance of Home Fellowship:
– House fellowships are crucial as they represent a gathering of God’s people, fostering a communal and supportive environment.
– Drawing from Acts 2:45-46, Rev. Dr. Idowu highlighted how early Christians met in homes, sharing life and faith together.

2. Development of Servant Leadership:
– House fellowships serve as a breeding ground for servant leadership where individuals can develop and prepare for larger roles within the church.
– They provide an opportunity to identify and utilize both physical and spiritual talents for the harmony and growth of the church community.

3. Practical Application:
– Emphasizing Matthew 28:19-20, he urged the congregation to see home fellowships as pivotal for discipleship and spiritual growth, rather than large congregations.
– Home fellowships should be tailored to meet the specific needs of the community, fostering a more intimate and impactful environment.

4. Revival of Home Fellowship:
– Rev. Dr. Idowu addressed the current comatose state of the home and life fellowship in Rafisanyi Church, Suleja.
– He called upon the congregation to identify potential leaders within their areas to re-establish and revitalize these fellowship groups.

Call to Action and Prayer
The message concluded with a call to action for the congregation to actively participate in the revival of home fellowships. Rev. Dr. Idowu prayed fervently for the willing congregants, asking for God’s guidance in identifying and nurturing leaders from within their ranks.

The service was a resounding success, marked by a renewed sense of commitment among the members of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Rafisanyi. The powerful sermon by Rev. Dr. Babatunde A. Idowu left an indelible mark on the congregation, inspiring them to embrace diligent service and grow their house fellowships for the betterment of the church community.

Rev. Dr. Babatunde A. Idowu’s sermon on growing the house fellowship center through diligent service seems to have left a significant impact on the congregation, encouraging them to actively participate in the revival of home fellowships. It’s inspiring to see a focus on leadership, growth, and community within the church.

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