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Discipleship: Path To Spiritual Maturity

There is a lot of confusion out there in terms of what our faith teaches us.  People are being confused daily because of false doctrine.  The warning of our Lord Jesus Christ about false prophets (Matthew 24:4-5) is coming to pass and many of us are still too complacent about it.  I just watched a video where a preacher was trying to prove that anyone who greets another person with the word “Hello” will go to hell.  Her proof?  The…

Call to Service – No Excuse

All Christian belief must culminate in service or else the belief itself will wither away. Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).  It is when we let our light shine before men that our service, which is itself a form of worship, will be obvious to people and God will be glorified.  Have you however…

We Are Called To Serve

The old year, 2021, is behind us now. Its record is made, as difficult as it was, and cannot be changed. Doubtless, there is much in it we would like to change, some things we wish we had done differently, some things we left undone, some regrets, many things we hoped never happened and, hopefully, there were some good too in that year.  As difficult as the year may have been, those of us here have been privileged to crossover…

Christmas: A Season Of Overflowing Love

Christmas Day 2021 has come and gone, but the Spirit of Christmas is still with us.  In many hearts Christmas is not just a day but a season.  A season of joy, happiness, and manifest love. Christmas is the season when abundant love flows freely in everyone’s heart. In fact, the Christmas season is a time of overflowing love.  Love suddenly comes alive at Christmas as if it is a gadget that can be switched on and off.  It fills…

Recognizing The Dignity In God’s Children

The Christmas season has always been a time of manifest joy and hope.  The people of God rejoice in the great celebrations of the birth of our Lord and Savior.  He is not only the reason for this season, He has also come to rekindle hope, living hope, in the hearts of His people.  The Christ we celebrate came into the world heralding joy and peace as He came, even as He was born in a place meant for raising…

Give And It Shall Be Given To You

There is one subject I always like to avoid talking about, money.  This is not because money is not important in Christendom, but because of how it has become the main focus of many in Christendom.  And I know what the Word of God says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” – 1 Timothy 6:10.  I do…

Still A Season Of Gratitude

The annual Thanksgiving this year has moved on and the Christmas season is moving in.  Yes, it is a season of giving thanks.  As we move from the Thanksgiving Holidays to the Christmas season and finally to the dawn of a New Year, there is always this urge to thank God.  We all suddenly realize that only grace has kept us thus far.  We suddenly realize that being alive to celebrate these once-in-a-year festivities is a blessing from God and…

I Thank My God For You

Naturally at Thanksgiving, we take stock of all the great and wonderful things that the Lord has done for us and we thank God for them.  It is usually an inexhaustible list of God’s goodness and mercy.  We serve a God that is always Good, and so we see that in every plan and step we make in our lives, God is there doing good.  We have more than enough reasons to be thankful for what God has done for…

Misnaming And Arrogance

There are many consequences of misnaming.  Even for the most unassuming, when we misname people or call people a derogatory name, there is usually a hint of arrogance involved.  Yes, without really saying it, there is an “I am better than you” in that subtle misnaming. When we, Christians, deal with people that appear “lost” to us in an arrogant, overbearing way, it pushes them away from our faith when all the chips are down.  In the meantime, in our…

Is Name-Calling A Virtue?

There is a phenomenon in this modern day that has continued to amaze me.  Go to any of the social media outlets and you find on the average, that a high number of people who engage in name-calling also have large followership.  Many folks love the former President because he does not hesitate to call names whenever he feels like it.  In fact, the trend seems to suggest that name-calling is a virtue.  In fact, what I have noticed is…

There Is No Time

One thing we are very good at doing is making plans.  Some folks are quite effective at implementing their plans while others suck at it.  There is really nothing wrong with making plans.  The Word of God says “write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it” – Habakkuk 2:2.  To run with a vision we need a plan.  The tragedy of a plan is the one that is done without…

The Strength Of Our Identity

Still on the issue of identity and the power that resides therein.  Knowing that I am a child of God, and I am loved by Him is the bedrock of my faith.  Knowing that I am loved by God, not because of what I have done, but because of who I am, because I am His child is the substance that living faith is made of.  The Bible tells us in John 1:12 that “to all who received him, to…