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
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29) “The book of Deuteronomy records Moses’ words to the Israelites as they waited on the plains of Moab to enter … Continue reading The Secret And Revealed Things Of God
John 20 Christians worldwide are celebrating the commemoration of the resurrection of Christ today. The resurrection is a fundamental Christian doctrine upon which Christianity stands or falls. Without the resurrection, Christianity has no hope to offer. Paul makes that point clearly in 1 Corinthians 15:11-19. In the gospels; the events leading to the crucifixion, burial … Continue reading Five Facts About The Resurrection
Paul's epistle to the Philippians is one exuding with great joy, praise and adoration. In this epistle, you encounter words like "rejoice in the Lord" (3:1); "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice" (4:4). What is most fascinating is that Paul wrote these words while in prison. The epistle to the Philippians, … Continue reading Philippians 4:13: What Did Paul Really Mean?
Who do I marry? What work or profession must I take on? Where should I live? etc. are some of the legitimate questions Christians ask. Believers must seek to please God in all they do and hence these questions are commendable. However, these questions tend to be answered in ways that I believe are dangerous … Continue reading Divine Guidance
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus , called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God (Romans 1:1) Paul introduces himself as a servant of Christ. He goes on further to say why he is a servant of Christ; he was set apart to proclaim the gospel of God. And as a … Continue reading The Gospel: God’s Message To Humankind.
Last week, in response to our online article “Is Jesus The Only Way?” a reader, a Muslim, remonstrated with us with regards to the person and work of our Lord Jesus. According to him, Jesus was not God; but only a prophet of God. What interested me most in that conversation was his denial of … Continue reading Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified, Says Islam
Over the weekend, in a WhatsApp discussion group I belong to, we welcomed a new member who had just joined the group. During the introductions, one group member, a personal friend, who also happened to be the one who introduced me to Reformed Theology introduced himself thus “I was born into a Christian family so … Continue reading Faith, Emotions and The Word of God.
It seems like yesterday when we entered 2017, doesn't it? All too soon we are in August---the eight month-- leaving us with just four months to close 2017 should Christ tarry. As I ponder over this, I'm reminded of three experiences over the weekend which made a strong impression on me as to how fleeting … Continue reading A Heart Of Wisdom
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matt. 6:33 ESV) First, a key observation from this verse. Do you realise Jesus never said "all other things" shall be added unto you? If you didn't notice; read the text again. If you are still not … Continue reading Misquoting Jesus