THE GREAT MYSTERY WHY SOME PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO REJECT GOD’S OFFER OF SALVATION

I think the parable of the sower or parable of the soils in Matthew 13 provides us in a very meaningful way the reasons to this very intriguing question. At the fore is satan himself who takes the seed that falls on the beaten path. The soil is so hard, the seed cannot germinate because […]

THE FALLACY OF PROOF-TEXTING

I must admit i used to be a part of the vast majority of Christians today who are very guilty of proof-texting, and by that i mean we love the Bible so much that we tend to want to say, “If the Bible says it, that settles it”. Now, i know the motive behind that […]

THE EUPHORIC RETURN FROM EXILE

Psalm 126 Psalm 126 would seem to be linked to Psalm 137 as it refers to the return from the Babylonian captivity, but we’re not really certain Psalm 126 alludes to it. New American Standard Bible says, “When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion,…”, but the New International version has, “When the […]

A CALL TO UNITY

(cf. Colossians 3:12-16) Ephesians chapter 4 deals with 2 issues which are crucially needed in the modern church as a whole, and those are, unity and the giftedness of every believer as a called, gifted, and full-time minister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those are the 2 major truths of chapter 4. But it is […]

WHAT SHOULD THE AMBITION OF CHRISTIANS BE

(cf. 1 Thess. 4:11) What do you think should be the ambition of Christians? The Apostle Paul answers this question quite succinctly when he says to the believers in Thessalonica, “…make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands,…so that you will behave properly […]

HOW CAN WE SING YAHWEH’S SONG IN A FOREIGN LAND?

(Psalm 137) Psalm 137 relates to the experience of the Jewish captivity and exile to Babylon sometime between 588BC to 586BC. And if we can put ourselves back in a Jewish frame of mind, i think we can catch the pathos and empathy with which we can feel what these people must have felt as […]

BELIEVERS ARE ON A CONFLICT

(cf. Eph. 6:10-18) Christians are on a spiritual conflict. We struggle against the evil one as much as we struggle against our own selves. Disunity, apathy, false teachers are the schemes satan employs to make the church look in a bad light to the unbelieving world. The apostle Paul says we’ve got to be prepared […]

ABRAHAM JUSTIFIED BY FAITH

(Romans 5:1-25) The book of Romans is a wonderful book, and it does for me what no other book in the Bible does for me. It’s the book where the Apostle Paul laid out his systematic theology, and it’s built precept upon precept to clearly reveal to us how Christianity is structured. Chapter 3 verses […]

ASSURED ACCESS, ASSURED FREEDOM

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,” (Heb. 10:19) I believe so strongly in the security of the believer, and i base this belief on God’s promise that we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. King James has the […]

SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE HEAVENLIES

There is a spiritual battle raging in the heavenlies, and for some reason the vast majority of the people of God are unaware of it. The Bible says there is a spiritual conflict (cf. Eph. 6:12), and we just think there’s 4 Sundays in a month. That’s our view of Christianity; 4 Sundays, 4 hours […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Intercessory prayer is a great mystery. I say that because we can bring to God concerns about others when in reality God has greater concerns for those people in those circumstances than we ever could. It’s a mystery how God has so structured His world that He acts on the prayers of His children. Think […]

IMMATURE WE ALL ARE, ONE TIME OR ANOTHER

We have used the word ‘backsliding’ loosely to define someone who has been active in the church and then gotten away, and we usually say he is a ‘backslider’. I think that’s a rather inappropriate use of the term; i think ‘immature’ is a more proper description. Because the truth of the matter is that […]