When people talk about unpleasant things, they use the language of exclusion. They speak in the second and third persons: ‘he/she/it’, ‘they’, ‘them.’ They thus exclude themselves. Hence, you hear things said about or being done by them. That church is this and that.
But today, I want us to speak the language of inclusion. I want us to turn the search light inwards, towards ourselves. The question I want us to look at and try to answer is: “Is Your temple fit for purpose?”
I want Read more [...]
We are starting our talk with a few questions. The subject itself is framed as question, “Do You Practice Love Abuse?” And I pray you will be able to answer that question by the end of this talk.
This question is reframed in three other ways.
Are you an abuser of Love?
Are You A Practitioner of Love Abuse?
Put another way, are you an abuser?
What we are not talking of
We are not talking of:
No, I am not talking of human love. Human love is majorly lust anyway. I am talking about Read more [...]
Everyone agrees that: Death ends each person’s existence on this earth! Yes, ALL without exception eventually die. No person knows when, where, and how he will die. Death cannot even be postponed. Once it is your turn, you must go.
The thought of death could be frightening if you do not know where you will be going. Some are forced to think about it after surviving a serious accident or at the death of a loved one. Many push the thought of death out of their mind until it is too late.
When you Read more [...]
The world is currently stooping under the burden of the corona virus pandemic. This corona virus pandemic has shown how much connected human beings even as they live widely apart and across the world. It has also exposed the fragility and inadequacy of all the systems set up by human beings purportedly for the good of human beings.
Further, it also demonstrates that the only things that can endure are those things that have the approval of God.
Right now, numerous people are living in fear Read more [...]
We may be faced with crisis or situations that threaten us at one time or another. We may be unable to avoid such an event or even do something about it.
How should we respond in such a time?
For even though we may not be able to do something, responding is a natural human instinct. We just feel we must do something even when we don’t know what.
The world faces a situation that threatens all of us right now. Virtually every country is prepared for the possibility of a conventional war Read more [...]
Most Christians are aware of the dangers outside our Christian faith. This is especially so as God has warned us about many of them. Equally important if not more so are the dangers that loiter within the faith which the word of God stridently warns us about. Especially poignant are the dangers pose by those who are unbelievers but who will claim to be. People who will claim to possess the gifts and authority they do not have. People who will heap titles upon themselves while being devoid of any Read more [...]
Many times, we focus on our needs, not that it is bad for us to ask that our needs be met by God. He Himself has promised us that much. Problem comes when we use the degree to which our needs have been met as the standard for judging the health of our relationship with God.
Thus, you find that those who consider their needs to be more than met see God as good and that they are pleasing Him in whatever they are engaged in, even if such engagements are spoken against in His word.
On the other hand, Read more [...]
I do not think there are many people who would want to be thought of as a fool. And I doubt very much if anyone, especially one who is a believer in Christ would want to be spoken of as giving the appearance of a fool. But any believer is vulnerable if not susceptible. It is therefore important to watch against potential slip ups. To help us, we shall look at and try to learn from the life of one of the believers of old.
In the book of Job God testified to the enviable qualities of the man Job. Read more [...]
Many Christians often wonder what or how to pray. Some pray
mainly about physical needs or getting rid of enemies both real and imagine. It
is clear that each person loves himself more than others. It is also obvious
that each person is much loved by at least one person though more probably by
several persons. Each person in turn loves at least one person much and more
often several persons.
It should then be expected that a person would find it not
so difficult to know what to pray for his loved Read more [...]
The Holy Scripture frequently speaks with emphasis on the importance of believers putting their trust in God. One would think that those who claim to believe in God will not have any problem trusting that God. But this is far from being common amongst profess believers.
But what is trust?
Trust is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. To trust is to place confidence in or rely on. To be confident is to be without any doubt. A feeling of trust in Read more [...]