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we seldom focus on the little things and that’s when we miss some things that are vitally important, even a child before he or she starts to eat heavy food must first drink milk, which one of us can say that as soon as they were born they began to walk? First one have to crawl and creep before they can walk, so in the Christian jouney we must first drink milk before we could partake of the heavy foods, but many a times we too often drink of the wrong milk, that could Contaminate and weaken our senses that we get mentally sick, that we can’t even eat of the heavy foods provided for us. That’s why it is very important to be nurtured the right things from the start, So that when we gets older, the lessons taught from young will spur us on upward, and not downward, we are to be faithful in the little things, before we can be faithful in larger or bigger things.
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On my first day of work I was given a handbook , and in it has the do’s and don'ts, failure to follow the instruction therein could end up in disciplinary action. As a Christian we are also provided with a handbook it is call the BIBLE in it there are also do’s and don’ts for us men and women to follow. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
The little things that are meant for our sanctification
THE LITTLE THINGS THAT ARE MEANT FOR OUR
• Many today love the big things in life, we often focus and aim
towards big dreams, while nothing is wrong with aiming big, we are
to always remember that to accomplish them we must first start
2 Kings 5:8-14
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel
had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent
thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a
prophet in Israel.
9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door
of the house of Elisha.
10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan
seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He
will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his
God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than
all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So
he turned and went away in a rage.
13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My
father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest
thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to
thee, Wash, and be clean?
14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in
Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh
came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying,
Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me
two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful
over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and
he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous
mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's,
who shall give you that which is your own?
Faithfulness is the key to
maintaining our relationship
with God, as with a marriage,
it is the key that open’s the
door to our happiness, while
unfaithfulness closes it.
• 1 Cor 4:1-2
• Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards
of the mysteries of God.
• 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
• Prov 11:13
• 3 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit
concealeth the matter.
• Ps 31:23
• O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful,
and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
• Prov 20:6
• Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful
man who can find?
• Who can find a faithful man or woman is a question that
should bring soberness to us as Christians, yet in the world we
find people being faithful to their own profession.
• (1) DOCTOR – PROFESION - HEAL THE SICK.
• (2) LAWER/JUDGE – PROFESSION - JUDGE.
• (3) KING – PROFESSION - RULE.
• (4) POLICE – PROFESSION - TO PROTECT AND SERVE.
• (5) FIREMAN – PROFESSION - TO EXTINGUISH FIRES.
• (6) JOURNALIS - PROFESSION - TO REPORT NEWS.
• Ps 96:9
• O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the
We must have reverence for God and the things of God.
We need Reverence for the House of God
• Lev. 19:30
• Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the
• God is high and holy; and to the humble, believing soul, His house on
earth, the place where His people meet for worship, is as the gate of
heaven. The song of praise, the words spoken by Christ's ministers,
are God's appointed agencies to prepare a people for the church
above, for that loftier worship.
• When the worshipers enter the place of meeting, they should do so
with decorum, passing quietly to their seats. . . . Common talking,
whispering, and laughing should not be permitted in the house of
worship, either before or after the service. Ardent, active piety should
characterize the worshipers.
• If some have to wait a few minutes before the meeting begins, let them maintain a
true spirit of devotion by silent meditation, keeping the heart uplifted to God in
prayer that the service may be of special benefit to their own hearts and lead to the
conviction and conversion of other souls. They should remember that heavenly
messengers are in the house. We all lose much sweet communion with God by our
restlessness, by not encouraging moments of reflection and prayer. . . .
Elevate the standard of Christianity in the minds of your children; help them to
weave Jesus into their experience; teach them to have the highest reverence for the
house of God and to understand that when they enter the Lord's house it should be
with hearts that are softened and subdued by such thoughts as these: "God is here;
this is His house. I must have pure thoughts and holiest motives. . . . This is the place
where God meets with and blesses His people." . . .
• Parents should not only teach, but command, their children to enter the sanctuary
with sobriety and reverence. Practice reverence until it becomes a part of yourself.
• Rom 13:3
• For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then
not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have
praise of the same:
• Rom 12:3
• For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among
you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to
think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of
1 Peter 4:9
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
• Eph 4:29-32
• 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is
good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
• 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of
• 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be
put away from you, with all malice:
• 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
3. speaking evil of others
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of
his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and
judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the
law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art
thou that judgest another?
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
4. we must give up bad association
• Rom 12:1-2
• 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service.
• 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
• 2Co 6:14-17
• 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light
• 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that
believeth with an infidel?
• 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the
temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in
them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
• 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
• 1Ti 6:3-5
• 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,
even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is
according to godliness;
• 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and
strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
• 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the
truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
• In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God's original plan
for man's diet. He who created man  and who understands his needs
appointed Adam his food. "Behold," He said, "I have given you every herb
yielding seed, . . . and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for food." Genesis 1:29, A.R.V. Upon leaving Eden to gain
his livelihood by tilling the earth under the curse of sin, man received
permission to eat also "the herb of the field." Genesis 3:18.
• Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our
Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as
possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a
power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more
complex and stimulating diet…
• If milk is used, it should be thoroughly sterilized;
with this precaution, there is less danger of
contracting disease from its use. Butter is less
harmful when eaten on cold bread than when
used in cooking; but, as a rule, it is better to
dispense with it altogether. Cheese is still more
objectionable; it is wholly unfit for food.
• The ministry of healing ,diet and health page 123,124
• Cheese can Contain Bacteria Transferred from the Cows It Comes From
• Although it can be a little weird to think about, cheese is a byproduct of cows.
Made from cow’s milk, cheese can contain anything stuff that the cow it came
from had in its system –including synthetic hormones and bacteria.
• It has long been suspected that synthetic hormones and bacteria transferred
from cows to humans contribute to health problems, including memory and
mood problems along with infections. Further, because cheese is made from
milk that has not always been pasteurized, it may contain more bacteria than
other cow products. For instance, it may harbor puss from a cow’s bladder
• Some people have suggested that cheese, along with meat, might
be bad for people’s heath as a cigarette. Studies on the topic have
revealed that the consumption of excessive protein, as occurs
when people eat a large and consistent amount of cheese and
meat, is risked to links of cancer and to shorter lifespans.
• The risk of cancer increases even up to four times more for people
who consume a high-protein diet of cheese and/or meat. Protein
obtained from plants like beans, however, do not significantly raise
the risk of cancer. The amount of protein a person should eat from
cheese is also related to their age, indicating that cheese can be
consumed in moderation at any age, but should be limited during
many stages of life as well.
Vegan Cheese • Ingredients
• 2 cups (240 g) raw cashews
• 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp or 6
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder, plus more to
• 1 lemon, zested
• 2 lemons, juiced (1/4 cup or 60 ml)
• 3/4 cup (180 ml) water
• 2 Tbsp (6 g) nutritional yeast
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
• FOR SERVING
• 2 Tbsp (8 g) finely minced fresh dill
• Place cashews in a bowl and cover with cool water. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the
refrigerator to soak for 12 hours*. If you can't get to them right away, drain, place back in
bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. They will keep refrigerated for 24-36 hours.
• Once soaked, drain cashews thoroughly and add to food processor. Add minced garlic, garlic
powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, nutritional yeast, salt and olive oil.
• Process until very creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Then taste and adjust
seasonings as needed, adding more lemon zest for tartness, nutritional yeast for cheesiness,
garlic for zing, or salt for flavor + balance.
• Place a fine mesh strainer (or colander) over a large mixing bowl, and lay down two layers of
cheesecloth (or a clean, fine, absorbent towel).
• Use a spatula to scoop all cheese over the cheesecloth, then gather the corners and twist the
top gently to form the cheese into a "disc." Secure with a rubber band.
• Place in refrigerator to set for at least 6 hours, preferably 12, or until excess moisture has been
wicked away, and it holds its form when released from the cheesecloth.
• To serve, unwrap from cheesecloth and gently invert onto a serving platter. Reform with hands
or cheesecloth as needed, then coat with chopped herbs and a bit more lemon zest (optional).
It is fragile, so handle gently.
• Enjoy chilled with crackers or vegetables. Cheese will hold its form for 1-2 hours out of the
refrigerator, but best when chilled. Leftovers keep well covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Quote: Never was traced by human hand a more vivid
picture of the debasement and the slavery of
the victim of intoxicating drink. Enthralled,
degraded, even when awakened to a sense of
his misery, he has no power to break from the
snare; he "will seek it yet again." Verse 35.
No argument is needed to show the evil
effects of intoxicants on the drunkard. The
bleared, besotted wrecks of humanity—souls
for whom Christ died, and over whom angels
weep—are everywhere. They are a blot on our
boasted civilization. They are the shame and
curse and peril of every land. Ibid pg137
1 Peter 2:4-5
• 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men,
but chosen of God, and precious,
• 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus
• Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable
cause of death in the United States. ...
• Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to
develop heart disease, stroke, and lung
• Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere
in your body.
Tobacco is a slow, insidious, but most malignant
poison. In whatever form it is used it tells upon the
constitution; it is all the more dangerous because
its effects are slow and at  first hardly
perceptible. It excites and then paralyzes the
nerves. It weakens and clouds the brain. Often it
affects the nerves in a more powerful manner than
does intoxicating drink. It is more subtle, and its
effects are difficult to eradicate from the system. Its
use excites a thirst for strong drink and in many
cases lays the foundation for the liquor habit.
MOH page 136.
We do not choose our appearances—the
slope of our nose, the texture of our hair,
the height and width of our physical
frame—all of these are genetically
determined and largely out of our control.
We do choose, however, which clothes we
wear on our bodies, and we make this
decision each and every day. There is a
power in this—we have the power to
choose clothing that reflects our values
What Is Proper Women's Dress ?
(I Timothy 2:9)
• 1 Timothy 2:9 (KJV)
• 9 In like manner also, that women adorn
themselves in modest apparel, with
shamefacedness and sobriety; not with
broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly
• The question of proper dress for women has been of interest to
many. Actually, God's guidelines regarding clothing and dress are very
general. God expects Christian women to dress in "modest apparel,
with propriety and moderation (discretion, margin) " (I Timothy
2:9)—that is, in clothes that are not flamboyant and garish. A
Christian woman should not be an "exhibitionist" in attracting undue
attention to herself by wearing clothing that is provocative,
suggestive, or outrageous.
• By the same token, this does not mean that Christian women should
be drab, colorless, or tasteless dressers. A Christian is to be a light to
the world (Matthew 5:14-16), an example of balance and good taste.
We should not be so out of step with the fashions of society that we
stand out like the proverbial "sore thumb." Clothes can be
fashionable without being immodest or peculiar. Apparel should be
appropriate for the occasion—decent swimsuits for the beach, jeans
for yard work, and usually a dress or other nicer outfit for special
occasions. A Christian woman should especially strive to look nice for
her husband and family.
• In the Old Testament, God gives this law: "A woman shall
not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man
put on a woman's garment, for all who do so are an
abomination to the LORD your God" (Deuteronomy 22:5).
This refers to transvestitism or cross-dressing, not to a
woman's wearing of pants that are designed for women.
The simple principle is that men should look and dress like
men—masculine—and women should look and dress like
women—feminine. By doing so, we will both glorify God.
• The "meek and quiet spirit" of a truly converted
Christian woman will be reflected in the kind of clothing
she selects (I Peter 3:1-4). She will wear what is
appropriate and stylish for any given occasion, but with
proper modesty and decorum. And God will look on the
heart of such a woman with approval.
In the hospitality and tourism sector we were taught the four (4) A’s of
customer service delivery:
• 1 ATTITUDE - the way we react or respond to people
• 2 ACTION - our action tells a lot about our personality
• 3 ATTENTION - our ability to listen shows humility and willingness to learn
• 4 APPEARANCE - shows that one take’s pride in what they do, and is
proud to represent the company they worked for.
• 1 Peter 2:9
• But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a
peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who
hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: KJV
• 1 Tim 2:9-10
• 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair,
or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
• 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good
• 1 Peter 3:3-4
• Whose adorning let
it not be that
outward adorning of
plaiting the hair, and
of wearing of gold,
or of putting on of
• 4 But let it be the
hidden man of the
heart, in that which
is not corruptible,
even the ornament
of a meek and quiet
spirit, which is in the
sight of God of great
• Braids, Weaves Raise Risk of Hair Loss. April
11, 2011 -- Some hairstyles, including tight
braids and weaves, may increase the risk of
developing an irreversible form of scarring
hair loss, according to a new study in the
Archives of Dermatology. Apr 11, 2011
• Many American women, as well as a small but increasing number of
men, use hair dyes. You may have heard rumors about a link between
using hair dye and getting cancer. Many studies have looked at hair
dyes as a possible risk factor for various types of cancer. Here we will
discuss what the research shows so that you can make choices that
are comfortable for you.
Over the years, researchers believed that hair dye could cause
cancer, especially in women who used the darker colors. In
fact, some studies even showed that using hair dye repeatedly
could increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and
multiple myeloma. But, despite scores of studies, the results
linking hair dye to cancer were often contradictory and
inconclusive. Until now.
New research in the American Journal of Epidemiology has
found that women who have spent years coloring their hair do
indeed run a greater risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s
lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that claims about
half of all its victim.
• 1 Peter 3:3-4
• “Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair,
and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel, but let it be the hidden
man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a
meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Human reasoning has ever sought to evade or set aside the
simple, direct instructions of the Word of God. In every age, a
majority of the professed followers of Christ have disregarded
those precepts which enjoin self-denial and humility, which
require modesty and simplicity of conversation, deportment,
and apparel. The result has ever been the same—departure
from the teachings of the gospel leads to the adoption of the
fashions, customs, and principles of the world. Vital godliness
gives place to a dead formalism. The presence and power of
God, withdrawn from those world-loving circles, are found with
a class of humbler worshipers, who are willing to obey the
teachings of the Sacred Word. Through successive generations,
this course has been pursued. One after another, different
denominations have risen and, yielding their simplicity, have
lost, in a great measure, their early power. Messages to young
• The idolatry of dress is a moral disease. It must not be taken over into the
new life. In most cases, submission to the gospel requirements will demand
a decided change in the dress.
• There should be no carelessness in dress. For Christ's sake, whose
witnesses we are, we should seek to make the best of our appearance. In
the tabernacle service, God specified every detail concerning the garments
of those who ministered before Him. Thus we are taught that He has a
preference in regard to the dress of those who serve Him. Very specific
were the directions given in regard to Aaron's robes, for his dress was
symbolic. So the dress of Christ's followers should be symbolic. In all things
we are to be representatives of Him. Our appearance in every respect
should be characterized by neatness, modesty, and purity. But the word of
God gives no sanction to the making of changes in apparel merely for the
sake of fashion—that we may appear like the world. Christians are not to
decorate the person with costly array or expensive ornaments…
• The words of Scripture in regard to dress should be carefully considered.
We need to understand that which the Lord of heaven appreciates in even
the dressing of the body. All who are in earnest in seeking for the grace of
Christ will heed the precious words of instruction inspired by God. Even the
style of the apparel will express the truth of the gospel. Messages to young
It is only by Faith we can truly gain the victory.
• The Christian life is a battle and a march. In this warfare there is no release;
the effort must be continuous and persevering. It is by unceasing endeavor
that we maintain the victory over the temptations of Satan. Christian
integrity must be sought with resistless energy and maintained with a
resolute fixedness of purpose.
• No one will be borne upward without stern, persevering effort in his own
behalf. All must engage in this warfare for themselves; no one else can fight
our battles. Individually we are responsible for the issues of the struggle;
though Noah, Job, and Daniel were in the land they could deliver neither
son nor daughter by their righteousness.
• Ministry of healing pg. 195 under the chap the importance of seeking true
• 1 John 5:4
• 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is
the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
• When we are gaining the victory the things we used to do we will do
them no more.
• Eph 2:1-3
• And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
• 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that
now worketh in the children of disobedience:
• 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;
and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
• Eph 4:17,23-24
• This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk
not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
• 24. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness
• Phil 2:5
• 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
• Phil 2:12-16
• Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence
only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with
fear and trembling.
• 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
• 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
• 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye
shine as lights in the world;
• 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
• Col 2:6-8
• 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in
• 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have
been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
• 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
• 2 Cor 5:17
• Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new.
• 2 Cor 5:20
• 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
• Heb 12:1-2
• Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before
• 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.