First of all, one should probe the anti-vaxxers and the hesitant about their worldview. How do they view the world? What gives them meaning and purpose? One should seek to know this because a worldview is crucial in refusing or getting the vaccine. Religious and secular people (an oxymoron indeed since human beings are inherently … Continue reading How does one convince anti-vaxxers and the hesitant to get the vaccine?
drink some wine, tim
Paul, an apostle, believed in the supernatural working power of God to perform miracles, raise the dead, open blind eyes, heal the sick, and so forth. (Acts 13:11, 14:10, 16:18, 19:11-12, 20:10-12, 28:5, 8) Furthermore, Paul believed that a bit of wine would help Timothy with his stomach problems and frequent ailments. (1 Timothy 5:23) … Continue reading drink some wine, tim
On Christian women and the pursuit of purpose and destiny.
If we say to Christian women that their worth and identity is in their pursuit of purpose and destiny and reaching for their dreams, the more we will see depression, anger, bitterness, hopelessness, and even suicide numbers rise among Christian women. Suppose a Christian woman’s worth and identity are in their pursuit of purpose and … Continue reading On Christian women and the pursuit of purpose and destiny.
work it or lose it
StatsSA, in their 2001 census report and 2016 Community Survey tell us that almost 80% of the South African population adheres to the Christian faith, which means 8 out of 10 people reading this post are born again Christians or culturally identify as Christians. Most people who have been to a church have at least on … Continue reading work it or lose it
how to serve
Matthew 8:14 – 15 (NLT) When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him. Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law. Her response? She got up and served. An experience with … Continue reading how to serve
Jesus our chief cupbearer and chief baker
Two guys, Pharaoh's chief cupbearer and chief baker, are in jail. They committed severe offences against Pharaoh. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh held his prisoners in a particular prison, the reason being, if he found them not guilty, he would reinstate them, and if found guilty, executed immediately. Serving Pharaoh was a dangerous career path. In the same … Continue reading Jesus our chief cupbearer and chief baker
He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty
I stumbled on this verse in the book of Job. Job 6:14 ESV He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Of course, Job is in the Old Testament; therefore, the verse reads as it should within the Old Covenant context. The Old Covenant? Short refresher. The Old Covenant was … Continue reading He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty
THE MAN WHO DISOBEYED JESUS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.
Over the years, every time I read this story, I make a side note with these words “hahaha” or “lol”. I read that story today and wrote the same. It’s the story of a leper, rather a former leper who disobeyed Jesus and got away with it. Sounds bad, right? Matthew, Mark and Luke refer … Continue reading THE MAN WHO DISOBEYED JESUS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.
The blessings of delighting in the law of the Lord (Psalm 1 not as you know it)
To be precise, ten years ago, I discovered the method of reading the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus and what he did for us, and this changed my life. I learnt this from Joseph Prince, and this crystallized when I listened to the likes of Tim Keller, the late Edmund Clowney (Tim’s mentor) … Continue reading The blessings of delighting in the law of the Lord (Psalm 1 not as you know it)
Known by God
Ever heard of the Freudian slip? Coined after Sigmund Freud, the famous Austrian neurologist, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a slip of the tongue motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind[i]. Sigmund Freud discovered this slip revealed restrained or repressed impulses and intentions[ii] locked deep within the unconscious mind and … Continue reading Known by God
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