It happens that my brother, mum and my birthday all fall within a week's time; 29th Dec, 1st and 5th January. How long was this planned for? Did my grandparents and parents make plans beforehand? Did they sit to do the maths? Well, your guess is like mine. It's pure coincidence. But you have to … Continue reading A Special Birthday
Month: December 2017
***** Duty or love ***** When ministry is motivated by mere Christian duty, goals can be achieved but it's hard to keep up the smile as ministry like life isn't always fun. But when we do it because we love Jesus and count it a great privilege to know him and serve him by serving … Continue reading Christian ministry
What is the value of your soul?
Life now or life forever? ***** 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? Mark 8. What is the value of your eternal soul? Clearly, Jesus believes it should be valued above everything else. This should be obvious … Continue reading What is the value of your soul?
***** God's Word gives us a clear understanding of God, his plan and a better knowledge of ourselves. We see his undeserved mercy and realise the gravity of our sin. We see his steadfast love at the face of constant human rebellion. We look at the world we live in and realise how much we … Continue reading True wisdom
***** He turns our eyes to those that should be our brothers. He deceives us with the greatest cravings of our flesh He assumes the place of God and claims our worship But he is the enemy of our souls only seeking our total ruin And like our Lord we must learn to tell him … Continue reading Daily defeat
***** Sometimes I forget I am a sinner, wretched and in dire need of Jesus salvation like everybody else. I forget easily that the enemy of my soul prowls like a lion ready to devour me. And if ever my fate was in my feeble hands I wouldn't stand a chance to end this race. … Continue reading Firm assurance
A time to preach
Rebellious indifference ***** From the beginning we have rebelled We have killed and abused God's honour We have conspired to overthrow his rule To set up a king from our own against his King And it is so today, rebellious in our indifference ***** They may not look sick and in need of healing For … Continue reading A time to preach
Fellow Christian; I won’t pray for you, I will pray with you
***** I've had many people ask me to pray for them and immediately I respond as expected with assurance to do so but not anymore. So what's happened? Why this resolution? Have I stopped believing in prayer? Not at all? Has the guilt of forgetting to pray finally made its highest toll? Not really? Have … Continue reading Fellow Christian; I won’t pray for you, I will pray with you
The immense power of the Gospel
***** I used to have wild dreams when I was a young Christian (I'm still growing) of what it really means to be a true mature Christian. I thought there probably would come a day when I wouldn't be guilty of a single sin. Sounds crazy but maybe I was not the only one. Blame … Continue reading The immense power of the Gospel
The joy of knowing God
***** What a joy that we have a God who values relationship to his people. Not aloof as the god of some, not distance as many purport or simply a religious-transaction-being as others take him to be. No, but a God who by every sense of the word is closer to those who revere and … Continue reading The joy of knowing God