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Dealing with fears concerning the future

It seems like there are more bad things being reported on the global front than there are good ones. They range from wars and rumors of wars, famine, to poor economic results. Is Matthew 24 being fulfilled right in front of our eyes? What is going on? Jesus, as recorded in Luke 22:26 (KJV), spoke about a time when bad news would be rife. He talked about “…men’s hearts failing them for fear…” because of…

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Where is your Faith?

We are a fortunate generation! Unlike other generations, when it comes to entertainment, we have much to choose from. Unfortunately, what seems to trend is not God friendly and believers are forced to vet what they watch! Secular service providers control a big chunk of the entertainment market. Their content on a whole zooms in on man’s chaotic side. This content is available 24/7 and unfortunately it does affect the way people think. For instance,…

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Just Be You

Everything about you screams unique! Twins may look alike but they have different personalities. Their fingerprints are also different. How much so you? The biometrics sector has realized this and is cashing in on our uniqueness. Shouldn’t we then appreciate ourselves instead of wishing that we were so and so? None of us is an accident. Christ has a purpose for each and every one of us. However, He does not force it on us.…

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Why Should We Renew Our Minds?

There are two kingdoms in operation in this world: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. The two are complete opposites of the other and both want humans in it. Paul in Colossians 1:13 said he thanked God for having ..."delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son..."  When you got born again, you changed kingdoms.  All believers are encouraged to read and…

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Four Tips for Better Understanding God's Word

When it comes to reading the Bible, most people tend to give up after a few sentences. Reason being, they do not understand what they are reading, the writing style is unusual, while some versions have too many ‘thous’ and ‘thee’s.  They think, "who talks like that anymore?” Then there is this challenge...it seems like when you finally do get down to reading, that's the time you suddenly get all sorts of distractions! Your mind begins…

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Are you Bearing Fruit?

Bearing Fruit as a Disciple of Christ The word disciple is associated with a student leading a lifestyle as taught by their teacher. Strong’s concordance defines it as a learner, a pupil. Here’s how Jesus defined it. In John 15:8 He said, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples." (KJV) The Father is glorified if we bear much fruit. Scripture identifies different kinds of fruit: the…

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Peace of Mind

Psychologists and like minded professionals are a busy lot. Their services are in such high demand that their clients have to book weeks, even months in advance to see them! This goes to show that there are many people desperately seeking to still the turmoil in their souls and mind. Both Jesus and the world offer us tranquility but as always, both have different results. God’s kind of shalom is never affected by any of…

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Why You Need To Belong to a Church

One of the viral posts circulating the social media channels today is a story about a new pastor who dressed like a beggar. No one in his church minded him except to tell him to sit at the back of the church while the service was ongoing. Much to the surprise of many, when he was being called to the front to be introduced to the congregation, everyone was stunned. There was the beggar, standing…

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Faith Comes By Hearing, So Does Unbelief!

Do you remember how you got born again? It all started when you heard something about Jesus and your life was never the same: “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17 What you hear is important. It can and does affect you. Hearing God’s Word and hearing it regularly as implied in the verse creates an atmosphere that builds your faith. God’s Kingdom functions on faith. The…

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Managing Anger With God's Word

A lot of change happens in our spirit the moment we believe that Christ is the Son of God, our Savior. We call it being born again. [blockquote3]“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17[/blockquote3] Becoming a new creature is instant; it happens as soon as we believe in Christ and accept His gift of salvation. The change…

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Take Heed How You Hear: The Power of Choice

‘Take heed how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.” Luke 8: 18[/blockquote3] The background to this verse is the parable of the sower.  Jesus when explaining this parable, in Mark 4:13 asked His disciples the following question: “And He said unto them, know ye not this parable?  And how then will ye know all parables?”…

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Being Kind

Being Kind Should Matter To Everyone

[blockquote3]Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32[/blockquote3] The world is a hard place to live in. There are many cruel people. There are people who think nothing of how you feel when they speak. There are people who care only about what they can personally gain rather than what is morally good. Yet, God calls us to be kind because that is one area in…

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