Today is 31st December, 2015 and in a few hours, 2015 will come to a close ushering in a new year 2016. For many, today is the day they are most pious; as they reflect over the passing year and frantically prepare themselves to enter the New Year with new resolve. I know people who … Continue reading Transiting 2015: The Bigger Picture
In just a few days, we will be entering a new year--2016. It is that period of the year, when New Year resolutions are made. Resolutions are good; they give us the opportunity to make adjustments to our lives. I am convinced you are going to -- if you have not started already--write down resolutions … Continue reading The Resolution Every Christian Should Make in 2016
A few days ago, the birth of Christ was celebrated across the world by Christians and in some cases non-Christians. The story of His birth is the most unsual event to have happened in human history. The Bible records these events and also expound with clarity the reason for Jesus' birth in Matthew 1:18-23 and … Continue reading After Christmas, What Next?
Is there a thing as a child who was born old? That certainly is an outright biological anomaly and a sheer impossibility! But the Bible will have us know that, Jesus, whose birth we are celebrating, the helpless baby born in a manger in Bethlehem some 2000 years ago, existed before the foundation of the … Continue reading The Baby Who Is King
Christmas, the story of the birth of Christ is a great reminder that "the ways of God are not the ways of man". By human standards, Christ should have been born in a palace or into a plush prominent family and not in a manger among sheep. For Christ, the King of kings and the … Continue reading Jesus Christ: The Reason For The Season
Christmas is here with us again. It is a period of excitement and celebrations filled with decorations, lights, merry making, lots of food and drinks. Families are getting ready, setting up trees, decorating their homes and buying gifts just in time for the celebrations. There are those, who though, will not describe themselves as Christians are … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Christmas?
There are many today who claim they are seeking Jesus. However, they are far away from the truth. What they are indeed seeking is not Jesus. Their pursuit, if you dig deep into, will reveal what it is they are truly seeking; the material things of this world. Only they have spiritualised their greed by … Continue reading Why Do You Seek Jesus?
It's been said that blood is thicker than water. This axiom is often quoted to explain altruistic behaviour displayed among blood siblings. I have two young children and it’s amazing to see the affection displayed in their interactions. I am often told by friends and neighbours how my five year old son protects and defends … Continue reading The Church: Christ’s True Bloodline
Throughout the history of the church one of the most essential questions that has engaged the attention of Christians has been how one obtains forgiveness from a holy God. We have already established in previous articles that our greatest need as humans is neither poverty nor world peace, but salvation from the just wrath … Continue reading If We Are Saved by Grace Alone, What of Works?
There was a time in the history of this country the phrase "Born Again" was popular among Christians. In evangelistic meetings, "Are you Born Again?" is the most likely question you will hear. Proselytising friends will ask "Are You Born Again?". The expression was ubiquitous. Today, the story is different. The gospel−the preaching of … Continue reading Born Again Into The Kingdom Of God