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Loving God With All Our Mind

On behalf of every one of us at CICC, I welcome you to yet another weekend of Renewal and Re-dedication at CICC.  For us at CICC this annual program is about taking stock of our walk with God, taking note of things that could be done better and renewing our covenant to walk with Him all the days of our lives.  The program this weekend is tailored to lift our spirits, to strengthen our body, and to encourage us to…

Living For Our Mansions

The news of people dying in recent times has just been overwhelming.  It does not really matter if the death is as a result of the deadly Covid-19 virus or due to any other reason.  The impact is the same.  The sense of loss we usually feel is immense, especially when the departed souls are relatives, friends or close acquaintances.  These deaths however help to bring to our consciousness the inevitability of death.  When people close to our age begin…

Children: A Wonderful Blessing Of God

Children are special, a special gift from God, that is.  We bear children, not only because we love children, but because God calls His people to “Bring forth godly offspring.”  Somehow God has also motivated us to realize that children are a blessing.  So, those who do not have them yet pray to have their own.  Ironically, in this American society, there are some folks who consider children as a nuisance, misery, and grief.  But Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Children are…

Our Victory Is In Jesus

Left, right, and center the news we hear these days are not palatable. Out of nowhere you just hear that an old classmate has passed on. Sometimes the relationship is even much closer than that. In this season of pandemic, you will be hard pressed to not know anyone who knows someone who has succumbed to the evil hands of this virus called Covid-19. So, when this disease comes this close to home, the battle becomes personal. Our prayer always…

Gathering With Gladness

I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord (Psalm 122:1).  There is no doubt that my gladness knows no bounds today as we gather together in the Church one more time.  This is surely a gathering of gladness.  Today we take a first step to fully return to our Sanctuary to worship our God.  It is a tentative step, but it is a good step, nonetheless.  Tentative because we are not…

African and African American: Unnecessary Social Distancing

I checked my Facebook page today only to come across this long discussion about the relationship between African Americans and Africans in the United States.  On the surface, we are the same people, after all it is a well-established fact that we have common ancestors.   A cursory look at the different submissions showed that there is some deep-seated animosity between the two groups.  It does not often come to the surface, but when one reads through the different views there…

Our Father Loves Us

My father has been gone since 2009.  I remembered him on his birthday, the 16th of June, and thought how blessed I was to have had a father like him. He was a man of God, a nice person, a wonderful husband, and a great dad, and he made sure that our needs were met physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He was a disciplinarian who did what he could to teach us right from wrong despite our rebellious teenage tendencies.  He…

He Watches Over Us

I get excited when God fulfills His words in the most practical ways.  It is not often that one can feel, touch, or smell when God moves if you do not follow in the Spirit.  When God decides to show His ways in a manifestly clear manner, it is like God coming to earth in human form.  Yes, it is like experiencing Jesus Christ in the flesh all over again. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in some fancy theological…

Can We All Just Get Along?

I don’t know about you, but the events unfolding in the past one week have made me wonder whether I am still in the United States of America.  While I understand the anger of the people, I just wished the way they were vented was a little less on the carnage side.  There was a lot of destruction and a lot of looting.  I bet the looting was not part of the program.  However, in the melee that ensued there…

Do Not Be A Rich Fool

There is this parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12. This parable conveys a sobering passage every time I read it.  What comes to my mind is the wisdom of Solomon – “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2).  There is no doubt that when our attention here on earth is ill-directed, the end of the story is vanity.  But what I want to talk about today is how we do not know much about tomorrow – “Many…

Social Distancing And The Word Of God

While most Churches tend to listen to the government directives on social distancing and are staying at home for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic and have suspended their person to person and fellowship services, the reactions from some segments of the church have been quite interesting.  Although it is a very small segment of the church, their reaction is nonetheless, absurd.  I am not sure that it is the social distancing by itself that they are against, but that…

Our Mothers, Our Confidantes And Comforters

There was this song by a famous Nigerian musician while I was growing up – “Iya mi, Iya L’alabaro”, loosely translated it means “my mother, my confidante”.  I will not lie, knowing that I am a guy, I love the tune, but I used to get jealous when I hear the song.  Why is the mother the confidante and the father is not?  It did not take long for me to understand that this is a universal truth.  It was…