It’s been five years since the first edition of the “Power Series” rolled off the press. From our first title, “Back to Life”, it became evident that many members of our church desire a periodic quiet time journal to help channel their thoughts as they step into a new year. Our first edition, which was meant to be a one-off exercise, (so we thought) was designed to encourage, inspire and challenge members of our local congregation to faith as we all step into a New Year. That first edition was inspired by a similar work by Brother Jimmy Allen. So encouraging was the reception we got from that debut edition that the Lagos Church staff decided to produce a sequel the following year. “The Most Excellent Way”, “Worthy of His Calling” and “A Call to Build” kept us busy for the succeeding three years. Special PDF web editions of these publications were equally posted online for free download.
Not only has the “Power Series” enjoyed local acceptance here in Nigeria, we have received several email requests for permission to translate these works into other foreign languages and adopted by several congregations across the globe for private and group studies. This overwhelming acceptance encouraged us to open up submission of materials for subsequent editions from disciples in other countries. So far, we have had contributors write from Ghana, U.K, U.S.A., Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Cote D’Ivoire and The Philippines.
We have themed this fifth edition, “The Power of One” (Click here to download PDF). Motivated by Apostle Paul’s inspired letter to the Ephesians, in chapter four, verses one through six, we have divided this edition into seven book segments. Each “book” will focus on expounding the various central subthemes found in Ephesians 4:4-6; (One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism and One God.) Additional studies and resource materials ranging from, Humility, Prayers and a catalogue of the New Testament’s 59 “One Another Passages” and more are captured in the Appendix segment. Readers will find this edition faith building and challenging as we delve into some “hot issues”. In all, we hope for all to be encouraged.
To spice up the segments, punchy Cartoon, Jokes, notable quotes, engaging word games and heartwarming illustrations are also featured. Beyond providing a healthy spiritual companion for our readers, it is our prayer and hope that this fifth publication will be, a timeless “collector’s edition”, serving the saints for decades to come.
May God bless all the brothers and sisters across the globe who contributed directly and indirectly to the success of this labour of love. We thank individuals and organisations who graciously granted us rights to reproduce materials from their blogs and websites. May God, by His Spirit, bless and strengthen our unity, our hope, our love for one another and faith, so that all Nations will know that we belong to His Son, Jesus- Amen!
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. – Eph. 4:1-6
“The Power of One” (Click here to download PDF)
Head of Editorial
2015 Power Series Committee