Merciful restoration

Please pardon me to use a popular Nigerian aphorism which says that a father may beat his child with the right hand but he draws him back in love to himself with the left hand. Jerusalem had been allowed by people to be plundered by her enemies as a result of her sins and those […]

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Are you Meek or lowly?

Meekness here refers to the reception of injuries with a belief that God will vindicate you. It consists in forgiving injuries, bearing insults and doing good for evil. It carries the idea of gentleness, humility and self-discipline.  Meekness does not mean surrendering of rights, cowardice or weakness, but the opposite of anger, malice, long-harboured vengeance […]

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Light of the world

It is imperative to note that light is the brightness given by the sun, a flame, a lamp, etc. that makes vision possible. Light is used in connection with joy, blessing and life in contrast to sorrow, adversity and death. The holiness of God is expressed in terms of light. God’s people are thus children […]

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Life does not end here

Resurrection is a reality and not a fable. Christians are expected to be steady, unmovable and unshakable in their faith. Knowing fully well that death is not the end of life. Life on earth is only a preparation for life that will never end. Your belief in resurrection should affect how you live your life […]

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How do you do it when you pray?

Prayer is a thing of the spirit. Prayer is the key to success, greatness and the means to communicate to God. It is a man’s spirit meeting in prostration with and before the Great Spirit – seeking, demanding imploring for help. The soul and body help the work of the spirit in prayer. When we […]

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The privilege to understand

The parable of the sower dealt with the different heart conditions of men. What is of particular interest to me among several things that can be learned from the parable of the sower is the privilege place Jesus placed genuine disciples; an opportunity those outside do not have: “to you it has been given to […]

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Joy in persecution

Today, no doubt can be said that persecution seems to be on the increase both from within and without. But like in the days of the prophets, and even the apostles who also suffered, it will not last for eternity. Endure it! Persevere. Remain steadfast. The persecution you face now (from friends, at work, school, […]

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Jesus Teaches on true fasting

The Lenten period is a time that is usually characterized by fasting which serve to humble our souls before the Lord God Almighty; helping us to truly focus on the diverse things Jesus went through to secure our salvation. Many people however observe this period religiously with several outward dispositions which make them to fail […]

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Implications of the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper was instituted as a reminder of the supreme sacrifice, our Lord Jesus paid for our sins and salvation – Luke 22:14-20. In John 13, he demonstrated the attitude; the participant in the meal must show or exhibit. I can say they include humility, seriousness, love, self-denial, and public confession of being part […]

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The Apostles Commissioned

We understand that a closed door was not a barrier to the risen Lord; proving that resurrected bodies does not need openings to get into houses. They are called ‘spiritual bodies’ in 1 Corinthians 15:42-44. The disciples were assembled in the upper room where they had the last supper with the Lord probably for fear […]

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