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Exciting times ahead, Yay!!!

We will be coming together as a family on Sunday the 1st of August, 2021 to have church, a picnic and communion together in the park. It’ll be a time to celebrate God’s goodness over us all and to see one another and share fellowship – in person – after such a long time!

Come along with some food for “bring and share” though light refreshments will also be provided. Please also bring along some blankets, umbrellas (just in case the weather goes awry) and most of all come with a sense of anticipation to have fun as we share fellowship with our Father and Lord Jesus Christ, and with one another.

Promises to be an exciting time in God’s presence

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Good Morning Church.

In the place of prayer, on the morning of Thursday 27th May 2021, the Lord laid it on our hearts to reach out to everyone and call a SOLEMN ASSEMBLY.

This is hereby an invitation to every member of -and individual affiliated with- Chapel of Life Church, to please honour this call and avail yourselves, 7-9pm on Friday 4th June, 2021.

The link for joining the assembly is below. Please share with as many as you possibly can; it is important that every one of you is present, and I trust you will all leave empowered, strengthened and encouraged.

I look forward to seeing you there with an expectant heart, as we gather together to hear what God has prepared for us, as the Body of Christ.

Shalom and God bless.

Faithfully yours,
Pastor O.

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Dearly Beloved Saints,

This is Mental Health Awareness Week. From John’s third epistle-general, we know it is God’s will that we prosper spiritually and be in good health, even as our souls prosper. The soul, as we all know, is the seat of the intellect, the emotions and the will. It is also the battleground where the conflict rages between God’s spiritual ideals, and the destructive desires of the flesh.

Mental health challenges are much more prevalent than most people realise. They range from the mild and merely discomforting, to the totally debilitating. Causes vary from domestic, mental and physical abuse, to childhood trauma, bereavement and loss, disability, and identity and self-worth problems amongst other things.

Individuals, families, care-givers, and indeed the larger society all suffer when mental health issues assail anyone. There are a few steps we can take to ameliorate such situations.

Firstly, take proper care of yourself. You cannot look out or care for others if you are yourself unwell. An intimate personal relationship with Father Lord, a healthy work-life balance, exercise, adequate rest and sleep patterns, are all critical.

Secondly, educate yourself on mental health issues and seek professional help as soon as worrying symptoms show up in you or your loved ones.

Thirdly, remember that you are a child of God. This means that you are primarily a citizen who has been given the keys of His Kingdom. Behind most physical activities and occurrences there is a spiritual force at work. You have the authority of the name above every name, Jesus Christ, to hold demonic powers and activities in check. You also have the power of your effective and fervent prayers which make much power available.

Finally, you have the weapon that conquers all known problems, love. With the empathy and compassion of love, the kindness and meekness of its patience, the indomitability of its hope, the politeness and selflessness of its demeanour, you can help anyone you know, love or encounter to overcome mental health travails. You are called to be your brother’s keeper. So do all within your power to make life better for anyone around you with mental health challenges.

We pray the presence of God into all your lives and endeavour.

Shalom and God bless.

Omawumi and Carol Efueye
(Pastor & Mummy O)

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What has God called you to do in 2021? What has He put in your hands to do it? He has given every one of us a gift and expects us to put it to good use.

The purpose of this concise Spiritual Health Check is to encourage you to consider what you’re carrying and how you can apply it to impact your own life, the lives of those around you and, ultimately, God’s Kingdom.

It’s never too late to start! Let’s write the vision and make it plain!

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The thanksgiving and grateful wagon is on the move folks…Get on board!

It’s coming towards the end of what has been an interesting year, and the team at Chapel of Life have chosen to look at the flowers instead of the broken fence 😀!

You can join the wagon on instagram by adding what you’re grateful for in 2020 to the growing list in the comments section of this post.

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When we started out this year, little did we know of what was in store for us in the year. But our Father, the All-Knowing, All-Seeing God knew and He had gone ahead of us into the year to make provision not only for our safety and preserverance, but for our increase, growth and increased intimacy with Him.

As a church, we rejoice and celebrate God’s faithfulness to us in 2020. And we truly give Jesus Christ out Lord thanks for all He has done for us.

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Join us as we look into the Word our next Life Academy to find out all about the Blood of Jesus. It’s Power, it’s purpose, the myths about the blood and so much more.

For more details about our Life Academy sessions and to join this one click here.

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On Sunday the 1st of November, 2020 our children will be having a blast with Jesus and with one another as they have a Hallelujah Party! Details of this are outlined below.

Sunday 1 November

8-12 Class: 11.45 – 12.30

3-7 Class: 12.30 – 13.15

virtual access links to be circulated

Kids can come dressed up to shine and sparkle. Come dressed as angels, princesses and superheroes

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Our End of month fasting is here again, WHOOPY!

This month fasting and prayer starts on the 28th and runs through to the 30th of October 2020.

As always, you’re encourage to go the 3 days without food, beverages and fizzy drinks. But you can drink water, fruit juices and smoothies all through and as often as you like.

If you cannot manage to go the whole 3 days, then you can do a daily fast from 12:00am – 6:00pm.

Remember, whether fasting for 3 days non-stop or fasting daily, God is our strength and it is not a matter of works but of setting time aside to further relate with and be intimate with Christ. Whatever you do, make sure you spend time with Christ in His word, in praise, worship and adoration, and devote sometime listening to His words.

Those who wait on the Lord renew their strength. Be encouraged that as you wait, He will fill your heart with His love. He longs to reach out to you and embrace you.

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Today, so many people are falling down dead in their prime , or when they should be enjoying retirement and the fruit of their decades of toil, labour, graft and general hard work. I am not talking about the disastrous death toll being exacted by the dreadful COVID 19 pandemic. As the Church, we will continue to pray against this scourge and will not relent until its vile hold over our nation and world is broken. Rather, I refer to the untimely deaths occasioned by our inability to observe a day or season of rest, after the drudgery of relentless work in the rat race.

It is very obvious that mankind has generally forgotten the noble art of rest. Even our recreational activities which are supposed to aid our relaxation, have been turned into forums for adventure, sensation and thrill-seeking for an adrenaline- junky generation.

Go back to the beginning and you will realise the fall of man was characterised by a wrong attitude to work. God had made man in His image and after His likeness. He then gave Him dominion over every living creature. God also told man to cultivate and guard the Garden of Eden, his residence. The implication was that man was god over the earth as his Creator was God over the universe.

Along comes “the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”. He gives Adam an instruction contrary to the Lord’s. God had told man he could eat of every tree of the garden, except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The day he ate of that tree, God warned, he would surely die. The devil however told Eve and her husband, Adam, that they wouldn’t die but become like God, and have the knowledge of good and evil.

This was the beguiling which is still at the heart of mankind’s problems even today. Man erroneously believed, and still does that he has to do certain activities, religious obligations and philanthropic acts,(works) to be what God says He is. God, on the other hand, says man must believe and then he becomes a new creature. Only then does he begin to do the works that emanate from his new nature. So in a nutshell, the devil convinces us that we have to work to be like God. God however says we are already like Him. If we dare to believe this, a whole new world unfolds before us as we discern who we really are and what we ought to be doing, if anything.

Before we begin to explore the practical implications of this wonderful discovery, it is critical to understand a foundational truth: any time you work for something you already have, you lose it. Adam desired to work to be like God and lost his authority and dominion.

The divine order at creation is that you are gods, so exercise your dominion. In the new covenant, Paul expounds that we are God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them”. In effect, we don’t work to be saved as that nullifies grace. Instead, we are saved and then we work in God’s Kingdom, serving His greater purpose and His people.

God is not hiring you as a labourer in His vineyard but is inviting you as a worker in His Kingdom.

You must renounce the hireling mindset and begin to see yourself as a son of the King of kings, a co-owner of His vineyard, and a joint heir to His Kingdom.

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul notifies us that “ we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God. “ He further accentuates that we, as believers, have the mind of Christ.

On this issue of a hireling mindset, Jesus in the tenth chapter of the Gospel of John contrasts His attitude as the Good Shepherd with that of a hireling. Faced with the danger of the thief whose sole intention is to steal, kill and destroy, and the wolf whose desire is to catch and scatter the sheep, the hired worker flees. His primary concern is self-preservation. He flees because he neither cares for, nor has vested interests in the sheep.

Jesus, in contradistinction, lays down His life for the sheep because they belong to Him and His Father and he knows and loves them. While Jesus served His Father’s purposes unequivocally, He saw Himself as The Son, first and foremost, rather than as a servant. Against the backdrop of Old Testament legalism and a collective spirit and psyche of servitude, the most revolutionary aspect of Jesus’s ministry was His relationship with God. This was underscored by His temerity to call God His “Abba” Father.

If it was revolutionary for Christ, it was even more so for the disciples who had to gradually transition from the national slavery mentality to the lofty heights of sonship. They however were not elevated to friendship status for most of Jesus’s ministry. In fact, it was only on His way to the cross that He, in a sense, graduated them.

“When you become fruitful disciples of mine, my Father will be honored. I have loved you, just as my Father has loved me. So remain faithful to my love for you. If you obey me, I will keep loving you, just as my Father keeps loving me, because I have obeyed him. I have told you this to make you as completely happy as I am. Now I tell you to love each other, as I have loved you. The greatest way to show love for friends is to die for them. And you are my friends, if you obey me. Servants don’t know what their master is doing, and so I don’t speak to you as my servants. I speak to you as my friends, and I have told you everything that my Father has told me”. John 15:8-15

Now they had graduated from servitude to friendship. The transition from friend to son and heir would however be a little more complex. Hebrews 9:15-16 gives us an insight into the process:

“Christ died to rescue those who had sinned and broken the old agreement. Now he brings his chosen ones a new agreement with its guarantee of God’s eternal blessings! In fact, making an agreement of this kind is like writing a will. This is because the one who makes the will must die before it is of any use”. Hebrews 9:15-16 (CEV)

Much later, after the condition of Jesus’s death had been fulfilled, the disciples had completed the cycle. Thus in their epistles, they refer to themselves and other believers as children of God and His heirs.

As saints, we have no need for any such transition. We were born again into the Kingdom as sons, not servants or hired hands. What we need is a renewal of our minds. We must understand that God in creating us was not recruiting a workforce. Angels are available to work and are awfully powerful and Peter says of them that they are “much stronger and more powerful than these beings”. The writer of Hebrews asks “What are the angels, then? They are spirits who serve God and are sent by him to help those who are to receive salvation.“ In fact, one angel can do what hundreds and thousands of people are incapable of doing. So creating man to work for God, would have been an exercise in redundancy and futility.

Instead, we were created for fellowship and for our Father’s pleasure. We are therefore admonished thus by Paul in his epistle to the Romans: “Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible (‘appropriate ‘) way to serve God. Peter on his part, encourages us to “Come as living stones, and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ”.


The bottom line is that we were slaves to sin and the devil. Now, though we have been redeemed, we still struggle with the flesh, our carnal nature and low self-esteem. In effect, God has got us out of Egypt but we refuse to get Egypt out of us. We still feel the compulsion to be slaves to our feelings, desires, emotions and our carnal nature. More shockingly, we strive to be slaves to the One who redeemed us by the precious blood of His Son, and has adopted us into His family. So if you labour (under the yoke of a slave mentality) and are burdened (by feelings of inferiority), Jesus invites you to enter into His rest. Jesus is the anti-type of which the Old Testament sabbath laws were types. You are a son and sons don’t work their way into a family – they are born into it. In the Gospel of John, Jesus warns that “A slave does not belong to a family permanently, but a son belongs there forever”.


Let us give Paul the final say on this matter. He ties it together neatly for us when in Romans he tells us that “the Spirit that we received is not a spirit that makes us slaves again and causes us to fear. The Spirit that we have makes us God’s chosen children. And with that Spirit we cry out,

“Abba, Father.”

He further tells the Galatians the following about slavery, sonship and rights of inheritance:

“Children who are under age are no better off than slaves, even though everything their parents own will someday be theirs. This is because children are placed in the care of guardians and teachers until the time their parents have set. That is how it was with us. We were like children ruled by the powers of this world. But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law, so he could set us free from the Law, and we could become God’s children. Now that we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. And his Spirit tells us that God is our Father. (And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.) You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised. (So that you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.)” Galatians 4:1-7

So you were not born again into the Kingdom to work but to relate with God, your Father, and His other children, your brothers and sisters in Christ. You work because you love Him, and want to share His burden. When the Jews tried to kill Him for working on the Sabbath, Jesus answered them, “My Father is always working, and I too must work.”

Remember, as He is, so are you in this world. So go ahead and do what He is doing: preach the good news, heal the sick, set the captives free, and proclaim His jubilee. Yet not as a hireling or a slave, not as a tick-box exercise, not of compulsion, but as a son, from a position of rest, for all things are yours.

This season of lockdown is an enforced sabbath. We must thus be at peace. We must rest in our Father’s unshakable love for us. We did not do anything to become sons, we were born as sons by faith. We do not need to do anything to remain sons. What we do, we choose to do because it is what we see Him doing and we are one with Him and want to please Him.

Shalom and God bless.

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