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Pastor James Owolabi
CHICAGO
Youth Pastor on the south-side of Chicago
Interests: Church Planting, Leadership Development, Customer Service, Leadership Articles, Indian food, Amazon.com. Podcasts BOOKS!! Preaching in Alaska every year! Lemon Pepper, Good Books!!! Good Bible Teaching, Great Music,Preaching, Chinese Buffet, Shepherds Conference, Learning from great Leaders, Hanging out with my Father Solomon Owolabi, The Bible, Learning, Starbucks Soy Chai Tea, Preaching to Middle School Students, Middle School Ministry, Indianapolis, Walking, Chicago, Leadership Development, Youth Ministry, Good Books, Podcasts, Planet Fitness, Traveling and Family.
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Kindly look at your calendar and let me know if you are available to meet me. It would be a blessing to catch up with you and share with you what God has been teaching in Chicago. Kindly look at your calendar and let me know if you are available to meet me. It would be a blessing to catch up with you and share with you what God has been teaching in Chicago. Kindly look at your calendar and let me know if you are available to meet me. It would be a blessing to catch up with you and share with you what God has been teaching in Chicago. Continue reading
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God has been Faithful! You have been kind!!!! Continue reading
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If I am wise and prudent, God will entrust me with a wise and prudent woman. Continue reading
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If I am wise and prudent, God will entrust me with a wise and prudent woman. Continue reading
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We cannot worship God and worship our desire for acceptance of our peers. Pleasing people is rooted in self worship. Continue reading
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Dear Young and Gifted Leader, Never make a career move without consulting with wise godly women in your life👊🏿!!Be humble! Humility allows God to open doors for you. Be humble. Radically depend on God for instructions about taking the next steps toward success. Refuse the dumb doctrine of self dependence! Run to God for wisdom!!!Start your day on your knees crying out to God for protection and grace!! Be humble before God!!! Never make a career move without consulting with wise godly women in your life. Humility before God and listening to wise women is a vital key to success, it gives you a God -ordained pathway to success. Humility helps you maintain your focus towards your goals.The radical discipline of humility before God will help say no to your “ungodly urges” that lead to failure. Be HUMBLE! Be humble! Be humble!!! I love you! I am proud of you! I am praying for you! Respectfully Pastor James Owolabi Continue reading
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Dear Young and Gifted Leader! We will be rejected by close friends when we speak the truth in love to a reckless and godless generation. We must not strive for strife. We must love with discernment and discipline. Christ our master has called us to a life of grace and truth. We must speak the truth! We must speak the truth in love! We must live out the truth in word and deed. Our lives must reflect grace and mercy upon those who hate us. We must not strive for strife! We must act forgiven because we have been forgiven. I love you and am praying for you. Respectfully Pastor James Owolabi Continue reading
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Thank you Lord. Help me Lord! Continue to do small things in great ways! Help me be the right man Lord! Lord, I love you! Continue reading
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Dear Young and Gifted Leader, expect opposition! Do not look for it, do not crave it, but expect it and do not be surprised by it. Continue reading
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I am really excited about hosting Refuge 2.0 every week. Refuge 2.0 is a discipleship environment that will be available on a weekly basis. Continue reading
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This week, we will be going to the park as a chance to build relationships with our mentees. Continue reading
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We want you to know that we believe in you!!!! God has great things in store for us all. We will not die until we accomplish His will in our lives; We will not give up until God accomplishes His purpose in you; We will not give up until we honor the destiny of God in your life. Continue reading
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Pastor James Owolabi is Nigerian-born, proud American Starbucks-addict who is passionate about Jesus Christ, consuming podcasts, teaching the Bible, and is often described as an independent missionary from Nigeria to the Southside of Chicago. Continue reading
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Refuge is a ministry of Project H.O.O.D. and New Beginnings Church, designed as a safe, fun-filled, 3-hour, weekly event, for students 11-17 to hang out with their friends and keep out of trouble on Chicago’s Southside. Continue reading
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Our verse of the month is for October, 2017. We will be teaching our teenagers four lessons about fear. Continue reading
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Let me introduce you to one of my dearest friends and fellow companions in the Gospel. Many Saturdays on the southside of Chicago, Jeff Pierce. Continue reading
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Weekly Update to Young Knights’ Mentors from Pastor James Owolabi for Round Table Event at New Beginnings Church of Chicago. Round Table on September 30th 2017. Dear Young Knights’ Mentors and Mothers, We had an awesome time during our two different events last weekend - it was a blessing to that your sons could attend. We had over 16 boys in attendance, and three of our young men got to spend time with their mentors and work in their homes. It was a blessing to see them join their mentees and work with them. Thank you so much for being a blessing to the lives of our young men. Mothers, thank you for making it a point to make sure that you boys do not miss a single Saturday. We are thrilled and excited about this coming Saturday. Please call Mr. Frank if your student needs a ride. Young Knights Mentors, you are encouraged to attend the first two Saturdays of October, but welcome to visit us this coming weekend. During Small Groups this week, students will be divided into two groups. 5th and 6th grade students will be encouraged to attend. Karl Clauson will be teaching this week. I... Continue reading
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Resilience: If at first you do not succeed, STOP! Do not try again! Stop! Reflect! Rest! Think! Get some real help! Get a plan! PRAY! Then TRY again! Continue reading
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Thank you all for coming tonight! Please stand and read this verse aloud with me. Opening thoughts: Your words can damage people - use them wisely. Your words can develop people - use them wisely. James 1:26: "Anyone who says he is a Christian, but doesn’t control his sharp tongue, is just fooling himself." Let’s pray: Dear Father, thank you for our students. Please bless your Word tonight! In Jesus’ Name, Amen! Main Points of this sermon: God wants us to speak words that build people up. What are some phrases that build people up? God has a plan for your life. Your past is your past because of Jesus Christ. God will never give up on you because Christ died on the cross for you. Satan wants you to speak words that destroy or tear people down. What are some phrases that destroy people? Just follow your heart. It is ok as long as you are happy. God will never forgive you. Closing thoughts: Your words can damage people - use them wisely. Your words can develop people - use them wisely. Continue reading
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Last Friday, God brought 80 students to Refuge, giving them a safe and fun night on the southside of Chicago, and for that, we should be very proud. Continue reading
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The other day during my prayer walk, I came across a trash can that looked very unkempt, just overflowing with filth, and it made me think about how our minds are eternal trash cans. Continue reading
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I love to travel, but this particular trip, I loved even more, however, not due to the destination, but the journey. Continue reading
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I love grit! Grit has helped me walk with God, but it has its limit. Grit cannot replace grace. A life of grace grounded in Truth is a gift from God! Continue reading
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The current tragedy of the young black man and beautiful young black women living on the southside is that self-control is not a core value of our culture across America. Continue reading