cleric, in a sermon, decried the level of ‘pride’ shown by church
members nowadays. “We are too proud – that is why we believe so much in
money,” he told congregants at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations
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“‘Money answereth everything that is the voice of
pride”, he continued in the sermon titled ‘Read The Bible With
Forgiveness. When you speak, one can hear the voice of money. When you
walk, one can see the traces of money… But money is dirty; the journey
of money is too far”.
He advised that all genuine Christians
should rather engage in an assignment in their various churches,
stressing the need to set a day aside in the week for such purpose. “Get
interested in His plans and work with His projects. Go and work in the
church where humility can come,” he counselled, explaining this would
afford the opportunity to work freely with people irrespective of their
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Joshua recounted how his own mother would regularly
bring him to church at the weekends and he watched intently as she
diligently cleaned the church premises and simultaneously prayed.
“When I asked her what she was saying in her prayers, she told me,
‘Lord, as I clean Your house, clean my life, future, family and
children’. Here I am today.”
He further added that people should stay
within their respective churches to render their services, without
feeling the need to join a ‘megachurch’. “It’s not the size of the
ministry that determines the strength of the ministry,” he explained.
strength of the ministry is the relationship of the ministry to God; it
is not the population or crowd, fame or popularity. You can see just
two members in a church that is more connected to God than the biggest
church,” he added.
Joshua further encouraged the faithful not to lose
heart when facing persecution, using his own ministerial experience as