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The Directorate of Baptist Mission Schools (BMS) is an outreach and investment organ of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It is primarily responsible for the establishment and effective management of Secondary Schools owned by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
Vacancies exist for these posts
- Chaplain - (South West)
a. Must be a born-again Christian.
b. BTH, BRE with three (3) years’ experience.
- Principals - (South East and North)
a. B.ED., M.ED (added value) with at least five
(5) years’ experience as Vice Principals / Principals.
Apply Online: https://forms.gle/ay3JHAGNvGKsawfh9
Deadline: Friday, 20th September 2019
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
HONOUR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER
Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
“Honour your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you”. Exodus 20:12
Many people think that parenting is all about fathering a child or birthing a child. The truth is that parenting goes beyond what our eyes have seen. It involves several sacrifices that we will never be able to understand until we become parents. It is from our parent that we are given the privilege of life. From their lives we have the opportunity to also experience life. God is instructing us today to appreciate the lives we have received from our parents by honouring them. To honour our parents means to give them respect, admiration, regard, reverence and devotion or to esteem, exalt, and treat them with dignity. This instruction is attached to the promise of long life and prosperity.
If we desire to live long and live well in this world, then we must learn how to honour our parents. We must give respect to our father and our mother, as well as everyone that is older than us. This instruction is not attached to how they have treated us. This means that it does not matter what you have gone through in the hands of your parents. Even if they have maltreated you, you can ask God for the grace to honour them so that you can partake of the blessings attached to this instruction.
- Birthday Blessing: “The Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as many as the stars in the sky.” Deuteronomy 1:10
RBT Passage: Deut. 18; Psalms 105; Isaiah 45; Rev. 15.
“Being included in God’s family is the highest honour and the greatest privilege you will ever receive.” –Rick Warren
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A NEW JOB
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19, NIV
Ever experienced the feeling of getting a new job? The feeling is usually great especially when it is something you love to do. Can you imagine what the experience was for Peter, Andrew, James and John when Jesus came to call them to leave their much-loved job as fishermen to join Him in His business of catching people? It was a new job but I don’t think Peter and his fellow felt excited about it – perhaps because they were being moved from a familiar terrain to an unfamiliar one. Yet, they followed Jesus. They must have weighed their options and consider the fact that though this new job isn’t so much a familiar terrain, the one employing them knows what is best for them.
How are you finding your own occupation? Are you excited or bemused about it – perhaps for the pay, the satisfaction or any other thing that is your experience at the moment? Whatever job we do, Jesus expects us to consider making others His disciples our topmost priority. Just as Jesus called Peter and others, His call is extended to each of His children today to be His fishermen, who not only catch fish for money or survival; but whose goal is to catch men for Him, making them His disciples.
• Birthday Blessing: “He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly and suffereth not their cattle to decrease-” Psalm 107:38.
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 28-31
It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God. --Brother Yun
MEETING NEEDS WITH THE GOSPEL
…And people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon possessed…and he healed them. Matthew 4:24, NIV
Day in day out, we hear of people who are suffering. In our neighborhoods, work places, and in other places where we meet people, we face the reality of unending human needs. Our resources are limited and we are often frustrated as to how much we can do. What we fail to realise however is that the gospel has all it takes to meet varying human needs. Jesus demonstrated this in the neighbourhood of Galilee. Today’s text records how Jesus moved round Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel and healing all manner of diseases. As a result, His fame spread throughout and many others brought their sick to be healed by Him. The natural response is that a great multitude followed Him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and beyond Jordan.
The gospel has the power to provide answers to the enormous problems plaguing our world today. Just like Jesus did, today’s believers should also seek opportunities to meet the varying human needs with the power of the gospel. By meeting people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we prove that the gospel is not some abstract concept and that the God of the Bible feels the pain that people pass through and He is willing to bear their burdens as they come to Him in salvation.
• Birthday Blessing: “Thou shall also be a crown of glory in the hands of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God” Isaiah 62: 3.
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 25-27
The gospel is God’s provision for all human needs. –XB
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4
John Milton’s classic poem ‘Paradise Lost’ tells the story of the temptation and fall of Adam and Eve. The sequel, ‘Paradise Regained’, featured Christ and His temptation by Satan in the wilderness. Milton’s view is that because Adam and Eve succumbed to Satan’s temptation, humanity lost the first Paradise but that Jesus’ victory over the devil’s temptation in the wilderness ushers in the restoration of what has been lost. That Jesus was led into the desert to be tempted of the devil (v.1) is an indication that temptation is inevitable for us. Satan tempted Jesus in three areas of human need: food, personal glory and power. But Jesus would not give in to the devil because He knows His authority is greater than that of the devil.
Each day, we are faced with the reality of our numerous needs (physiological, emotional) and we have to decide how we want to meet these needs: whether by godly means or by ungodly scheming. But like Jesus did, we must always stand, knowing that compromising God’s word means succumbing to the devil. God’s Word gives us a true picture of who we are; when we know this, we are equipped to fight temptation and come out victorious, just like Jesus.
• Birthday Blessing: “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds-” Isa 3:10.
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 22-24
“The nearer to heaven in hopes, the farther from earth in desires.” – William Gurnall