2017_07_30th The Peace and Prosperity of the City

 

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city… Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”

(Jeremiah 29:7, Psalm 122:6-7)

In preparation for the beginning of a new Academic Year of the University, we held a special Prophetic Prayer Walk last Friday 28th July to ransack the enemy that always looms around this gate. The theme was ‘Peace’ – and we enthroned the Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace; we prayed for the peace of Kyambogo hill as our Jerusalem, and we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The Church is called upon to take her position and continue in prayer as we wait for over 10,000 fresh students joining first year in a week’s time, as well as more continuing students reporting soon. Many forces of darkness are lurking and competing for these souls, hence the necessity of our fervent prayers and readiness for mentorship and discipleship. Prophet Jeremiah and King David give us inspiration and encouragement to pray for our city – the opening Scriptures above are actively calling us to action today.

Meanwhile, it is time to build! Kakumba Chapel has embarked on the vertical extension of the Chapel Hall to create more working space and the Musiime Hall – a multi-purpose Hall which will majorly be used as a Teens’ Chapel, and also for fellowships, meetings, parties, short courses and University lectures and exams. The motivation of these physical development actions is the Gospel; we want the good news of Jesus Christ to reach more and deeper, and to equip more people to go and proclaim the same. The gospel liberates and gives life and light. Our teens need deliberate focus; they are in transition from being children to becoming adults, and are many times lost in between; yet they face potentially confusing circumstances both from internal changes happening in their bodies and from external influence by peers real and virtual. Listen to the progress update and seize your opportunity to participate in this noble cause of building.

Along the ‘Reconciliation’ series, today’s sermon is on ‘Forgiveness’, which is necessary if ever reconciliation is to be achieved – whether with friends, in family, at the workplace, or even in the Church. Forgiveness is also necessary among different sections of staff and stakeholders in the University for peace and prosperity to prevail. Indeed, as we pray for peace, we must call upon God to soften hearts of men and women to find the sweet treasures in the virtues of mercy and forgiveness. I call upon you to support the physical prosperity and peace through your generous contribution to the building project at hand – the Musiime Hall Project, to cost us Ugx 300 million. Secondly, pray for the staff and community of Kyambogo, especially the leaders and Gospel ministers; and pray for the students starting and continuing their studies here that they will find wisdom, which starts with the fear of the Lord.

 

 

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