Elizabeth Mpundu

Elizabeth Mpundu

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GOD ANSWERS DESPERATE PRAYERS

By Bishop Imakando
Jonah 1:17,2-7
- When God wants you to do something don't run away.
- God couldn't denial Jonah's prayer
-There's no situation that's beyond God
1. Jonah prayed a desperate prayer.
- God prepared a fish to swallow Jonah
- He did the only thing that was there to do. He prayed a prayer. He knew that God is a God of Mercy and He cried out to God. He prayed a prayer of desperation.
- Even though you feel like it's over you can always cry out to God.
- God kept him alive to bring him to a point of repentance.
- He has kept you alive under normal circumstances you could have been finished. You have survived so much. He has kept you alive because he wants to answer your prayers.
- We are living in a time of desperate situation.
- God heard Jonah's prayer from the belly of the fish.
A) God heard a prayer of a rebellious prophet.
B ) God heard the Prayer from the belly of the fish. There's no place that God can't hear you.He can hear your prayers anywhere.He is present everywhere.
- Hezekiah prayed a desperate prayer.
- Refuse that situation,you deserve better.
- Hannah prayed a desperate prayer.It was a prayer out of her humiliation.
C ) God answered Jonah's prayer. He commanded the fish to vomit him. No Prayer is too hard for God to answer. 
God is in control of everything.
- God shut the mouth of Lions concerning Daniel
- God controlled the furnace for the Hebrew boys.
How do I know that you are swallowed?
- When you swallowed you are restricted
-You are rejected
- You stagnate, no progress in life
- Nothing new ever happens to you because you are restricted.Until you are vomited you remain where are.
- Jonah prayed a powerful prayer because it was answered.

Sunday 25th November 2018
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Prayer Rally November 2018

PRAYER RALLY- 21 ST NOVEMBER 2018
BY PASTOR DAYO AKINTUNDE
TAKING OVER BY ENTERING A NEW SEASON
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Ecclesiastes 3:1
> Sometimes what is needed to take over is the commencement of a new season. The old evil season must end while the new good season starts.
Everything in life has its time and season. There is a time to sow and a time to reap.
>Spiritually speaking the dry season is characterized by; unfaithfulness,scarcity,suffering,austerity,bareness,hardship,failure,
non-achievement,afflictions,poverty,impossibility,reproach etc.
What to do for your dry season to come to an end.
-Be faithful to God like Joseph in spite of your adverse situation.
Genesis 39:7-9, Genesis 41:39-44
-Be strong in faith like Abraham
James 1:6
-Don’t compromise your trust in God
Psalm 125:1
-Give sacrificially
-Confess the promise of God like Job.
Job 2:9-10
-Call unto God in prayers like Jabez
1 Chronicles 4:9-10

The following Seasons will come to an end in your life;
-Season of delay
-Season of bankruptcy
-Season of failure
-Season of stagnation
-Season of repeated battles
-Season of famine
-Season of wailing, mourning and lamentation
-Season of regrets
-Season of loneliness
-Season of financial mess
-Season of serial attacks
-----Enter your new season in your marriage,finances,health, ministry and work in Jesus Name!

 

Christian Professionals Sunday

By Dr. Kalasa Mwanda:

The Role of a Christian Professional in Building the Lord’s Tabernacle.
A professional is a person who is engaged or qualified in a profession.
Professionals in the bible:
A. The Apostle Paul wrote 13 books of the bible: Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Timothy, Titus, Corinthians, Thessalonians etc.
B. Luke, the Evangelist, a disciple of Paul. Fathers of the early church ascribed to him authorship of 2 voluminous books of the New Testament: Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles – accounting for 27% of text in the New Testament
Did God choose these professionals because of their skill or they got skilled because they were chosen.
GOD DOES NOT CALL THE QUALIFIED HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED.
1 Corthians1:27-29, Jeremiah 1:5

Benefits of building the Lords Tabernacle as a professional:
Exodus 23:25-28
-He will bless our bread and water
-He will take away sickness from our midst
-There will be no miscarriage
-There will be no barrenness
-There will be no premature death
How Does a Christian Professional position themselves for greater Participation in building the “Tabernacle” in this Season? 
A. Total humility - Ephesians 3:8
B. Obedience - 1Samnuei 15:22, Proverbs 21:3
-Making yourself available for kingdom tasks.

As a Christian Professional in this Season of Taking Over, and this month of pressing on:
-What has been our role in building the Lord’s Tabernacle?
-What has been our role in supporting the Ministry of His word?
-What has been our in supporting the vulnerable girl-child and the needy amongst us?
-What has been our role in evangelism and reaching out to the lost souls?

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After the morning services,the christian professionals of the Church met with Pastor Oscar Mumba and Elder Steven Mwale in the youth hall at 15:00hrs.
They were encouraged to be prayerful as believers and rise prayer altars both at home and places of business/work.

Sunday 18th November 2018
Professionals Sunday 
Second Service

 

Christian Professional Ministry Sunday

Mrs. Pauline Simwaba
Text: Romans 12:4-8 Luke 5:1-9
The Blessing of having Professionals in the House of God.

Professionals are people who are skilled and have expert knowledge (trained & qualified). They belong to Professional bodies affiliation – e.g. ZIM, Teaching Profession Code of Ethics (SI 1 2018), LAZ, etc.
Characteristics of professionalism 
Appearance, Demeanor, Reliability, Competence, phone etiquette, etc.
Professionalism + Christianity= influential, integrity, quality & quantity of output light & salt of the earth 
Professionals are from different works of life. Examples of professionals in the bible:
Paul– Tent-maker Act 18; 2-3
Luke – Physician Col 4:14
1. The example of Simon Peter
-He was a fisherman: this represents the various occupations and professions we have.
- The washing of nets
They had knocked off going home. The Lord asked Simon to perform a certain task after he had knocked off.
-Results of obedience (availability)
How can you come in as a professional? 
- Participation in the ministries
•You are serving God
•You are blessing others with your skill, character, etc. as you interact.
•You demystify the notion that professionals are 
unapproachable, unsociable, (they are people like you and me!)
-Avail self by offering expert knowledge in the Bread of Life Health Services, Bookshop, Building projects etc 
Common excuse for not serving
I do not have time
I do not know what to do
I do not have any special skills to contribute
They do not need me. But Simon was needed…
The lord does not call the equipped, he equips the called.(Moses, David) 
Benefits of Professionals in the Church
Professionals’ participation in the clinic, school – results in providing quality service at much lower cost and a greater impact on the community.
Outsiders such as NGOs and will get to see what we are doing and will begin supporting the good work being conducted.
If we get involved in our numbers (thousands), what an impact we will make on the community and the nation  at large.

Sunday 18th November 2018
Professionals Sunday
First Service

COUPLE'S CONFERENCE 2018

MARRIAGE DEDICATION AND RENEWAL OF MARITAL VOW: On the last day of the couples conference hosted by Bishop Joe and Rev. Bernadette Imakando and the Married Couples Ministry, we had over ten couples renew and dedicate their marital vows. The following couples participated in the marriage dedication: Louis Lason Changula and Elaine Queen. Derrick Mwale and Jacqueline Linda. Chongo Kalaba and Ellen Luphala. Alston Jumah and Blessing Kalebuka. Elvis Musumuko and Mwila Nyirenda. Marron Chiwembe Mwanza and Elina Mumba. Julius Chanda and Comfort Mwelwa. Royd Makumbilo and Fatumata Diallo. Collins Chipasa and Servia Chilwana. Andrew Thole and Clare Mulyata. Patrick Kati Kawanu and Priscovia Nachalwe. Bupe Chungu Kalukhu and Joy Mikwalah. Akapelwa Lubasi and Inutu Muyunda. We congratulate and celebrate with them.

BLCI Joins the Nation in commemorating this year's National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation

Bread of Life Church Emmasdale, led by the Council of Elders, Reverends, Pastors and other church leaders joined the rest of the Nation in commemorating this year's National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation on Thursday 18th October 2018. The theme for this year's prayers is, 'Facing the future as a reconciled and prosperous nation under God's guidance - 2 Corinthians 5:19-21.' God bless mother Zambia.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can one become a Member of BLCI?
To start with, one has to give his or her life to the Lord that is to be born again. After this, one has to through a foundation class which basically aims at grounding the newly born again believer to the basic Christian principles. On completion, of the foundation class one goes through the waters of baptism after which one qualifies to be a member of Bread of Life Church International and will then be encouraged to join one of the many ministries the church has.
What organization is BLCI Affiliated to?
Bread of Life Church is affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, which fellowship was established in 1964 for the purpose of providing fellowship among the evangelical missionaries serving in Zambia.
When was Bread of Life Church founded?
Bread of Life Church International was founded on 13th September 1992 with a vision of bringing thousands into the kingdom of God. The church, then located on plot 136 Chinyunyu road in Emmasdale had a congregation of 120.
Who is the Presiding Bishop of BLCI?
Bishop Imakando is currently the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International. He also happens to be the founder of Bread of Life Church in August 1992, when while in Lagos Nigeria God gave him the vision that led to the birth of Bread of life Church International.

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