Dear Brethren,

 Greetings in Christ.

 The next Ghanaian Leaders' seminar will be conducted by Bro. Obire and will be held at the home of Bro. Samuel Amoo in Kumasi from Saturday, September 10, 2011 -Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

All brethren are expected to arrive at the seminar before it starts and with the exception of the two teachers who may leave on Monday afternoon, all other brethren are expected to remain until the end of the seminar.

 As was the case during Bro. Joe Dolan's visit in July, we shall continue with the brethren leading studies instead of giving discourses utilizing Joy Cometh in the Morning and the accompanying questions noted below in this letter for that purpose. Assignments will be based upon Study IV, "Our Lord's Return."

Below is an Internet link for the study if you do not have a hard copy of the booklet. If you have a copy of the blue hardcover book, the chapter runs from pages 22 -29.The Internet page numbering is different from the hard copy of the booklet because the entire chapter of this study on the Internet runs from pages 9-12 but you will be able to match the paragraphs up with the booklet after the pages are run off. If there is any question concerning this matter, pilgrim brethren should kindly notify me. Here is the link to click in order to locate this information on the Internet.

 "Joy Cometh in the Morning" 

 Study IV – Our Lord’s Return

 Ques. 1:      What Scriptures teach that the Lord would come personally a second time? (Page 22, par. 1 and 2.)

 Ques. 2:      If Jesus is coming again, why did he say in Matthew 28:20 "Lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the age?"  (Page 22, par. 2.)

 Ques. 3:      What was the object of Christ’s first advent?  (Page 22, par. 2.)

 Ques. 4:      What is the object of his second advent?  (Page 22, par. 2.)

 Ques. 5:      Why was there such a long delay between Christ's first and second advents?  (Page 22, par. 3.)

 Ques. 6:      Couldn't the blessing of the world begIn as soon as Christ paid the ransom price by his death and was raised from the tomb?  (Page 23, par. 1.)

 Ques. 7:      What was the purpose of the long period between the first and second advents?  (Page 23, par. 2.)

 Ques. 8:       If God was not selecting a Church, when would the first advent have occurred?  (Page 23, par. 2 and 3.)

 Ques. 9:      What does the Apostle Peter teach regarding the object and conditions of the second advent?  What is the logical conclusion, therefore, concerning the mission of the Church in this age? (Page 23 ,par. 3 to Page 24 middle.)

 Ques.10:      Do the Scriptures hold forth any hope of  Millennial blessings for those in their graves?  (Page 24, par. 1.)

 Ques.  11:    Compare 1 John 4:8 and John 3:16.  Is it reasonable to believe that God loved the world so much but made no provision for everyone to hear about Jesus and to believe on him?  (Page 24, par. 2.)

 Ques. 12:     If the past and the present are the only time for salvation, how can we explain John 1:9? (Page 25, par. 1.)

 Ques. 13:     What Scriptures prove Jesus’ sacrifice will benefit every man?  (Page 25, par. 2 and 3.)

 Ques. 14:     What is the key to the Divine Plan of Redemption?  And how does this key apply to the different classes of humanity?  (Page 25, par. 4 to page 26 top.)

 Ques. 15:     What is the widely held belief concerning death and probation?  (Page 26, par. 1.)

 Ques. 16:     What is the reasonable, beautiful and Scriptural Plan of God for the world's salvation?  (Page 26, par. 2.)

 Ques. 17:     What is the difference between Father Adam and the second Adam concerning their relationship to mankind?  (Page 26, par. 3 to page 27 top.)

 Ques. 18:     How do we know that many of the prophecies and promises of future blessings apply not only to Israel but to the whole world of mankind?  (Page 27, par. 1.)

 Ques. 19:     What nations besides Israel are mentioned by name and promised restitution?  (Page 27, par. 2.)

 Ques. 20:     How do we know the Sodomites did not have a full chance for salvation?  (Page 27, par. 3 to Page 28 top.)

 Ques. 21:     What will be the sentiments of all mankind when "in due time" they shall see how "God So Loved The World?"  (Page 28, par. 1.)

 Ques. 22:     What mistake concerning God's plan and promises has been made by both Jews and Christians?  (Page 28, par. 2.)

 Ques.  23:    In view of God’s glorious plans for the future, what should be the attitude of every true Christian respecting the second advent of Jesus – the first step in providing blessings for the world of mankind?  (Page 28, par. 3 to page 29.)

 Also, to enhance your study, each leader should be prepared with relevant scriptures to help promote an understanding of the paragraphs assigned for his study. The following references from "An Epitome of the Faith Once Delivered Unto the Saints" on this same subject should be helpful to you in your study. This is yet another instance where it will be evident as to what degree the pilgrim brethren have been effective in helping leaders they have recommended in their area prepare for their assignment.


“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,” John 14:3; A89.
“Blessed those servants, whom the Lord when he comes will find watching,” Lu. 12:36-39; D613; Z’96-47.
“When the Son of man will come in his glory and all the holy angels with him,” Matt. 25:31; Z’00-101.
“You will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven,”
Mark 14:62; Z’95-110.
“Our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior,” Phil 3:20; Z’03-120.
“Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me,” Rev. 22:12; A90.

Conditions in the earth.

“This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached for a witness to all nations,” Matt. 24:14; A91; D567.
“The sun will be darkened,…and the stars will fall from heaven.” Matt. 24:29; D583, 584.
”Upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,” Lu. 21:25, 26; D596.
“In the last days perilous times will come,” 2 Tim. 3:1-5; B259; Z’99-99.
“There will come in the last days scoffers,” 2 Pet. 3:3, 4; B167.
“As a snare will it come upon all them that dwell on the earth,” Lu. 21:35; Z’95-87.
“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief,” 1 Thess. 5:4, 5; B22; C139.
“He will gird himself and make them [his servants] to sit down to meat,” Lu. 12:36-42; Z’00-271.
“Wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together,” Matt. 24:28; D610.
“Learn a parable of the fig tree,” Matt. 24:32-34; D602.

The Parousia,—(presence, mistranslated coming).
“Tell us what will be the sign of your coming [presence] and of the end of the age,” Matt. 24:3; D565.
“As the days of Noah, so will also the presence of the Son of man be,” Matt. 24:37; D606.
“As the lightning,…so the presence of the Son of man,” Matt. 24:27; D581.
“And he will gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other,” Matt. 24:31; D600.
“Two will be in the field,…two grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, the other left,” Matt. 24:40, 41;
“The sign” of his parousia,—“Then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven,” Matt. 24:30; D597- 599.
The Epiphania,—(bright shining, or manifestation, translated appearing), Z’98-262, 270.
“Keep this commandment…until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1 Tim. 6:14.
“Who will judge the quick and the dead at his appearing,” 2 Tim. 4:1.
“A crown of righteousness, which the Lord…will give me…and to all them also that love his appearing,” 2 Tim. 4:8.
“Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing,” Titus 2:13.
“Then will that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the brightness [epiphania] of his coming [parousia,—presence],” 2 Thess. 2:8; Z’98-271.
The Apokalupsis,—(revealment, uncovering, as of a thing previously present, but hidden).
“The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed.” Rom. 8:18.
“When his glory will be revealed, you may be glad also,” 1 Pet. 4:13.
“Kept by the power of God, through faith to salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time,” 1 Pet. 1:4, 5.
“A partaker of the glory that will be revealed,” 1 Pet. 5:1.
“The day will declare it, for it will be revealed by fire,” 1 Cor. 3:13; Z’98-271. 1 Pet. 1:13; 2 Thess. 1:7, 8; 1 Cor. 1:7 (Z’98-271); 1 Pet. 1:7; Rom. 8:19; Lu. 17:29; Z’98-271.

“Behold I come as a thief,” Rev. 16:15, 3:3.
“The day of the Lord will so come, as a thief in the night,” 2 Pet. 3:10; 1 Thess. 5:2; B168.
“The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,” 1 Thess. 4:16.
“With a shout,” (compare Isa. 13:4; B146).

The Voice of the Archangel,” (Archangel,—chief messenger, the Messenger of the Covenant, Mal. 3:1).
“Michael, [who as God],” Dan. 12:1.
“He uttered his voice, the earth melted,” Psa. 46:6; B147.

“The Trumpet of God,”—the last trumpet, 1 Cor. 15:52; Rev. 11:15; B147-149.
The trumpet of Jubilee, Lev. 25:10; B197-200; D601.
“As it was in the days of Noah,…they knew not,…so will it be also in the days of the Son of man [days of his presence],” Lu. 17:26; Matt. 24:37-39; B162; D606. (Compare with “Behold he comes with clouds, and every eye will see him,” Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:30; B152, 153.)
“The Kingdom of God comes not with observation [not with outward show,—margin],” Lu. 17:20; B142.
(Compare with “The Lord will be revealed from heaven…in flaming fire,” 2 Thess. 1:7, 8; B150-152.)
“This same Jesus will so come in like manner,” Acts 1:11; B153. (Compare with “As the lightning [brightshining, (the sun)] comes out of the east,…so will the presence of the Son of man be,” Matt. 24:27; B155; D581-583.)

Object of the Second Advent. (Acts 3:19-21; A94, 95.)
“That he might gather together in one all things in Christ,” Eph. 1:10; A242
“He must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet,…and all authority and all power,” 1 Cor. 15:25, 26; A222.
“Our Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom,” 2 Tim. 4:1; Acts 17:31; B145; Z’97-298.

“Of that day and hour knows no man,” Mark 13:32, 33, 37; B18; D605.
“It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power,” Acts 1:8; B120.
“But you will receive power, after that the holy Spirit is come upon you,” Acts 1:8; B120.
“In the time of the end, the wise will understand,” Dan. 12:9, 10, 4: D606.
“You, brethren, are not in darkness,” 1 Thess. 5:1-4; B21.
“We have a more sure word of prophecy,” 2 Pet. 1:19; B20.
“The Lord will do nothing, but he reveals his secrets to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7; B22.
“The Spirit of truth…will show you things to come,” John 16:13; B169.

Please note the schedule for Bro. Obire's visit as follows.



 THEME: “Walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing and being fruitful in every good work, increasing in the knowledge of God” Col. 1:10

 Day one – Saturday- September 10, 2011

7:00 – 8:30      Breakfast

Chairman –      Bro. Leonard Plange

9:00 – 9:15      Morning Devotions

9:15 – 9:55      Study - Bro. Samuel Amoo – Questions 1&2

10:00 – 10:40  Study – Bro. Thomas Nti – Questions 3&4

10:40- 10:50    Intermission

Chairman –      Bro. Samuel Amoo

10:50 – 11:30 Study – Bro. Leonard Plange – Questions 5&6

11:35 – 12:15  Study Bro. Edward Nkansah – Question 7 to 9

12:15 – 1:30    Lunch Break

Chairman -       Bro. Enoch Amoah

1:30 – 2:50      Study - Bro. Obire –To Obey is Better than Sacrifice

2:50 – 3:00      Intermission

3:00 – 4:20      Study - Bro. Obire – To Obey is Better than Sacrifice

4:20 – 4:30      Intermission

4:30 – 5:50      Study - Bro. Obire – (Questions and Points Learned)

5:50 – 6:00      Intermission

6:00 – 7:00      Testimony Meeting



7:00am-9:00am- Breakfast


10:00-12:30 - Kumasi Class Sunday Study Service (Covenants from 53 Lessons)

12:30-1:30-- Lunch Break


1:30  - 3:00  — Main  Study TWO – Panel Discussion on “PATIENCE”

3:00  - 3:15  -- Intermission

3:15 -  4:45  -- Continuation of Main Study TWO- Panel discussion on “PATIENCE”  

4:45 -  5:00   - Intermission

 5:00 - 6:00  -- General Questions/points learned from Main Study on “PATIENCE”   

6:00 - 7:00 --   Dinner Break

7:00 - 8:00  -   Business  meeting / Songs in the Night


Day Three - September 12,  2011 - Monday

7:00 – 8:30      Breakfast

Chairman –      Bro. Rogers

9:00 – 9:15      Morning Devotions

9:15 – 9:40      Study - Bro. Samuel Ofori – Question 10

9:45 – 10:10    Study – Bro. Felix Daddah – Question 11

10:15 – 10:40 Study – Bro. Enoch Amoah – Question 12

10:40- 11:00    Intermission

Chairman –      Bro. Edward  

11:00 – 11:25  Study Bro. Moses Baah – Question 13

11:30 – 11:55  Study - Bro. Enoch Annan - Question 14

12:00 – 12:40  Study - Bro. Rogers - Question 15 &16

12:40 – 1:45    Lunch Break

Chairman -       Bro. Samuel Ofori

1:45 – 3:05      Study - Bro. Obire – Cleansing from Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit 

3:05 – 3:15      Intermission

3:15 – 4:35      Study - Bro. Obire – Cleansing from Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit 

4:35 – 4:45      Intermission

4:45 – 6:00      Study - Bro. Obire – Cleansing from Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit 

6:00 – 6:10      Intermission

6:10 – 7:00      Questions / Song in the Night.


Day Four – September 13, 2011 - Tuesday

7:00 – 8:30      Breakfast

Chairman –      Bro. Felix Daddah

9:00 – 9:15      Morning Devotions

9:15 – 9:40      Study - Bro. Nana Adu – Question 17

9:45 – 10:10    Study – Bro. Noah Amoo – Question 18

10:15 – 10:40 Study – Bro. Adam Amoo – Question 19

10:40- 10:55    Intermission

10:55 – 11:20  Study Bro. Thomas Duah – Question 20

11:25 – 11:50  Study - Bro. Enoch Annan - Question 14

11:55 – 12:20  Study - Bro. Menu - Question 21

12:25 – 12:50  Study - Bro. Quaidoo - Question 22

12:50 – 1:50    Lunch Break

Chairman -       Bro. Moses Baah

1:30 – 3:00      Study - Bro. Obire –The Formation of Character

3:00 – 3:15      Intermission

3:15 – 4:45      Study - Bro. Obire – The Formation of Character

4:45 – 5:00      Intermission

5:00 – 6:00      Questions & Points Learned from the Studies

6:00 – 7:00      General Questions / Song in the Night.

Day Five – September 14, 2011 – Wednesday

7:00 – 8:30    -   Breakfast

Chairman –    -  Bro. Thomas Nti

9:00 – 9:15     -  Morning Devotions

9:15 – 9:40     -  Study - Bro. Samuel Kofi Ainooson – Question 23

9.40 – 9:50  -   Intermission

9:50 – 10:35   -  Study - Bro. Obire – Righteous Reproof and Forgiveness of Wrong

10:35- 10:45   -  Intermission

10:45 – 11:35 -  Study - Bro. Obire – Righteous Reproof and Forgiveness of Wrong

11:35 – 11:45  - Intermission

11:45 – 12:45 - Testimony Meeting /Hymn 64

12:45 – 1:45   -  Lunch Break


Brethren who wish to return to their homes may do so after lunch.  

Bro. Moses Obire leaves for Accra at 11 p.m. local time so as to catch his flight to Lagos early next morning.


 On DAY TWO there will be a Panel Discussion on the Topic PATIENCE. The Pilgrim brethren will be the discussants and the following will be the Questions for them to guide the discussion. All five Pilgrim brethren are going to answer these questions, so they are expected to study the Material on Patience in the Character Development Book pages 137 through 160.


  1. What is Patience? What does the word mean?
  2. Scripturally, what is the deeper meaning of Patience?
  3. Why is Patience very essential in a Christian, especially in elders or leaders?
  4. We have heard it said, “Be Patient toward All”, how can we do this successfully?
  5. In Titus 2:2 and 2 Timothy 3:10, Apostle Paul seems to rank Patience above Love, why?
  6. In 1 Timothy 3:3 The Apostle Paul shows what Patience is to an Elder. Can you explain this for us to understand what the Apostle is telling us?
  7. There is a possibility of perverting the grace of Patience. Please explain how this can happen?
  8. Evidently, Patience is a MUST for all the Consecrated, so how can we cultivate this fruit of the Spirit?

Please let me know whether you have any questions concerning the foregoing.

 Finally,the pilgrims are kindly requested to notify each of the brethren in their respective areas

who do not have email concerning their assignment as well as other matters included in this message.

 May the dear Lord bless your preparation for this important spiritual occasion.

By His Grace,
Bro. Homer