Zach, a corrupt rich short guy wanted to see Jesus. Corrupt yes, he had swindled money from his tax-paying fellow citizens and this made him very rich. Short in stature, he was. I’m sure he had Napoleon’s Complex. You know it? All short people have it. Because they think the world looks down on … Continue reading Climb down, Zach
Why esteem, be it low or high esteem is an elevated self, and the alternative self the gospel of grace offers us.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about self-esteem. I think low self-esteem and high self-esteem are an elevated self. A self that thinks of itself more highly than it ought to. Let me explain. There are two lenses through which we esteem ourselves. One is through the modern secular lens and the other is the … Continue reading Why esteem, be it low or high esteem is an elevated self, and the alternative self the gospel of grace offers us.
In your strength and despite your failures, Dad, God calls you his FRIEND.
Of all dad’s in the bible, my favored one is Abraham. He is the perfect example of the sinner-saint matrix. He was such a sinner, yet so perfect in God’s eyes that at one time God called him a friend. In ancient culture, when an authority figure called you a friend, it meant that you … Continue reading In your strength and despite your failures, Dad, God calls you his FRIEND.
We do it for the sake of others
Those saying COVID-19 only affects the elderly, and those with underlying health issues are callous and inhumane, to say the least. Those dead from the COVID-19 were grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, children, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Each of these was connected to others in multitudinous ways, therefore, their deaths affected them. If my … Continue reading We do it for the sake of others
Why God’s tests and discipline scared me to death and what I’ve discovered through the gospel
If there’s one thing I’ve heard repeatedly in my Christian journey has been this, God tests and disciplines using tragedies and calamities to teach us lessons—to strengthen us, make us wiser, and better. For somebody averse to doctor’s appointments, police station visits to apply for a police clearance certificate, the sight of traffic police on … Continue reading Why God’s tests and discipline scared me to death and what I’ve discovered through the gospel
Mummy, On this Mother’s Day, Jesus invites you to come under his wings
In Visakhapatnam India, a person captured a video of a mother hen using her wings to shield her chicks from heavy torrential rain. Five chicks are seen huddling under her wings as the heavy rain poured on her. Everyone else had run for cover, but there she stood in the middle of the road, determined to protect … Continue reading Mummy, On this Mother’s Day, Jesus invites you to come under his wings
The God who heals
Exodus 15:26 (NLT) He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all His decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord … Continue reading The God who heals
The gospel in open display during this COVID-19 pandemic
While queuing at our local supermarket this morning, these thoughts crossed my mind...During this COVID-19 pandemic, we see the Christian gospel of grace in open display. Here’s how. Governments across the world are putting up strong measures to combat the spread of the virus and help the poor, needy, elderly, sick, and the most vulnerable … Continue reading The gospel in open display during this COVID-19 pandemic
Understanding law and grace during the COVID-19 pandemic
What was your reaction when government officials in your country announced lockdown regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19? If you had the virus and ordered to self-isolate or quarantine, what has been the range of emotions you’ve experienced? Anger? Depression? Sadness? Moody? Fatigue? Do you feel Controlled? Limited? Imprisoned? Lonely? Walls are closing in? Paranoia? … Continue reading Understanding law and grace during the COVID-19 pandemic
On fear and faith during this COVID-19 pandemic
After the Coronavirus pandemic broke, many preachers have gone on the airwaves instructing us not to fear - that fear cancels out faith. Some preachers have mocked Christians who followed government bans not to attend large gatherings as those who have weak or no faith. This type of ministry is unnecessary and burdensome because it … Continue reading On fear and faith during this COVID-19 pandemic
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