New Year's Eve; growing up, this was the one day when Church meetings were full to overflowing. The services started at about 9pm, and were intended to last till just after midnight when we had been ushered into the New Year. Occasional church-goers would make it a point to not miss this one ceremony. It … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Vigil Services: Auspicious Moments or Gospel Merchandise?
As a Christmas present to you, here are five interesting facts about Christmas that may come in handy in your various conversations around Christmas.
2,000 years ago our planet was invaded
by a Being of inconceivable power.
His spaceship: the womb of a Jewish teenager.
His weapon: a form of love more powerful than all the atomic bombs, or lasers or phasers that will ever be built.
Resistanceis (possible but) futile because
to be assimilated is simply to know the One who made you,
and to finally become the person you were created to be.
My wish for you, therefore, is that you would not only surrender,
but that you would actually join the invasion
and have a Merry Christmas
that lasts forever!
Christmas reminds us that the real value of love's most precious gift is not in money. The Saviour of the world does not require precious sacrifices or expensive gifts from us; He is after our hearts.
Christmas carols are just like any other songs Christians sing in worship of our God, they are sacrifices of worship and praise. So, whether writing, singing or listening to them, we must do so with one object in mind, to glorify God!
Christmas is a reminder of God’s offer of forgiveness in Christ Jesus. He calls one, and He calls all.
The Bible asserts and claims to be the very word of God. In 2Tim. 3:16 the Bible testifies of itself to be inspired by God. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." In other words, every word of what we call Scripture … Continue reading Why You Can Trust The Bible
Our fathers refused to obey him[Moses], but thrust him aside , and in their hearts they turned to Egypt (Acts 7:39) The heart in the natural or biological sense is the organ that powers life in a human being. When the heart stops; life stops. When Scripture uses the word heart, it is analogus to … Continue reading The Heart: The Seat of Sin
And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:60). The above text captures the very last words of Stephen as he was martyred for his faith. He was one of the leaders appointed over the affairs of the church in Acts 6 … Continue reading Gracious in Suffering
In the final part of this article series, we consider the teaching on what is termed as the age of responsibility and its application to our subject of discussion. The age of accountability It is not as if children don’t sin. Much as we would love to deny it, we see quite early in the … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part III