SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2017
THEME GOD’S WORD IS POWERFUL
Psalm 118:23-29, Mark 4:1-9, Jeremiah 23:24-29
Psalm 118:23-29New International Version (NIV)
23 the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.
25 Lord, save us!
Lord, grant us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
From the house of the Lord we bless you.[a]
27 The Lord is God,
and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
up[b] to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
- Psalm 118:26 The Hebrew is plural.
- Psalm 118:27 Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it
The Parable of the Sower
4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
24 Who can hide in secret places
so that I cannot see them?”
declares the Lord.
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.
25 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
In the days of the Prophet Jeremiah there were also false prophets. They talked about their dreams rather than the Word of God. This is true today. There are so many different churches and many different preachers. Let us be careful. Let us not just accept every new teaching and doctrine which we hear. The words of these preachers many be appealing but are they preaching the true Word of God? Let us keep checking with the Bible and pray for the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment so that we are not deceived.
JUMAPILI TAREHE 19 FEBRUARI 2017
WAZO KUU: NENO LA MUNGU LINA NGUVU
Zaburi 118:23-29, Marko 4:1-9, Yeremia 23:24-29
23 Neno hili limetoka kwa Bwana, Nalo ni ajabu machoni petu.
24 Siku hii ndiyo aliyoifanya Bwana, Tutashangilia na kuifurahia.
25 Ee Bwana, utuokoe, twakusihi; Ee Bwana, utufanikishe, twakusihi.
26 Na abarikiwe yeye ajaye kwa jina la Bwana; Tumewabarikia toka nyumbani mwa Bwana.
27 Bwana ndiye aliye Mungu, Naye ndiye aliyetupa nuru. Ifungeni dhabihu kwa kamba Pembeni mwa madhabahu.
28 Ndiwe Mungu wangu, nami nitakushukuru, Ndiwe Mungu wangu, nami nitakutukuza.
29 Mshukuruni Bwana kwa kuwa ni mwema, Kwa maana fadhili zake ni za milele.
1 Akaanza kufundisha tena kando ya bahari. Wakamkusanyikia mkutano mkubwa mno, hata yeye akapanda chomboni, akakaa baharini, mkutano wote ulikuwako juu ya nchi kavu kando ya bahari.
2 Akawafundisha mambo mengi kwa mifano, akawaambia katika mafundisho yake,
3 Sikilizeni; Tazama, mpanzi alitoka kwenda kupanda;
4 ikawa alipokuwa akipanda, mbegu nyingine ilianguka kando ya njia, wakaja ndege wakaila.
5 Nyingine ikaanguka penye mwamba, pasipokuwa na udongo mwingi; mara ikaota kwa kuwa na udongo haba;
6 hata jua lilipozuka iliungua, na kwa kuwa haina mizizi ikanyauka.
7 Nyingine ikaanguka penye miiba; ile miiba ikamea ikaisonga, isizae matunda.
8 Nyingine zikaanguka penye udongo ulio mzuri, zikazaa matunda, zikimea na kukua, na kuzaa, moja thelathini, moja sitini, na moja mia.
9 Akasema, Aliye na masikio ya kusikilia, na asikie.
24 Je, mtu ye yote aweza kujificha mahali pa siri, nisimwone? Asema Bwana. Je! Mbingu na nchi hazikujawa nami? Asema Bwana.
25 Nimesikia waliyoyasema manabii wanaotabiri uongo kwa jina langu, wakisema, Nimeota ndoto; nimeota ndoto.
26 Je! Mambo hayo yatakuwa katika mioyo ya manabii wanaotabiri uongo hata lini, manabii hao wenye udanganyifu katika mioyo yao wenyewe?
27 Wanaodhania ya kuwa watawasahaulisha watu wangu jina langu kwa ndoto zao, wanazomhadithia kila mtu jirani yake, kama vile baba zao walivyolisahau jina langu, kwa ajili ya Baali.
28 Nabii aliye na ndoto, na aseme ndoto yake; na yeye aliye na neno langu, na aseme neno langu kwa uaminifu. Makapi ni kitu gani kuliko ngano? Asema Bwana.
29 Je! Neno langu si kama moto? Asema Bwana; na kama nyundo ivunjayo mawe vipande vipande?
Wakati wa Nabii Yeremia walikwepo na Manabii wa uongo pia. Wao walifundisha kuhusu ndoto zao na siyo Neno la Mungu. Tuwe waangalifu. Mahubiri na makanisa ni mengi sana siku hizi. Kuna mafundisho mbalimbali. Tusikubali kila fundisho. Tuhakiki mafundisho kujua kama kweli ni Neno la Mungu. Tuwe na bidii kusoma Biblia wenyewe na tuombe Roho Mtakatifu atupe hekima ili tusipotoshwe na mafundisho ya uongo.