REDEEMED: THE RUTH STORY.

A perfect typology of the story of redemption is Ruth’s story. It is more than the love story some people paint it as. It depicts the beauty of salvation and the redeeming power of Jesus Christ. To understand this post better, Naomi represents the Jews, Ruth represents the gentiles (and us) and Boaz represents JesusContinue reading REDEEMED: THE RUTH STORY.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

In John 8:12 Jesus calls Himself the light of the world. By the reason of our belief, we have been born again (born of the Spirit) into the family of Christ. This means we have the very nature of Christ (John 1:12-13). So long as you believe in the finished work of Christ, that is,Continue reading “LIGHT OF THE WORLD.”

DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE. 

Now you are asking yourself “what is my purpose?“. Well, that is not a question I would be answering today, or ever, as I cannot know your purpose except you tell me. What I would be doing today is guiding you to discover what your purpose is.   The initial question posed is a question you askContinue reading DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE. “

YOUR ASSOCIATION MATTERS…A LOT.

There’s a popular saying that goes “no man is an island” and it is often used to establish the fact that we all need people to survive. You cannot get through this life thing on your own…you need friends or at the least, associates. However, we, especially as believers, must be weary of the kindContinue reading “YOUR ASSOCIATION MATTERS…A LOT.”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (VII)

CLOSING CHAPTER. After a long study on the Pharisees, it’s very easy to start pointing accusing fingers and shaking our heads in disgust at the mere mention of the word Pharisee, but it’s important to note that when we point to a person, three fingers come back pointing at us. A believer is not anContinue reading THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (VII)

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES VI.

Spite is a desire to hurt or make a person annoyed and it is often found with its twin version; malice which means to have ill will for a person. The Pharisees exhibited a spiteful and malicious character. I know you’re probably sitting there thinking this article is not for you but flow with me, you mightContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES VI.”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (V).

Hypocrisy. I think one of the most popular of all the doings of the Pharisees is their hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is a practice of claiming to have certain moral or noble or even religious beliefs when that is not really the case. Often times, Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites, directly or indirectly (Matthew 23:2-3; 13). TheyContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (V).”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES IV

Self-righteousness is one thing that Paul the Apostle fought against tirelessly and yes, the Pharisees were guilty as charged. Wikipedia gives a lengthy definition of it but let’s see anyway. According to Wikipedia, “self-righteousness also called sanctimoniousness, sententiousness and holier-than-thou attitudes is a feeling of display of moral superiority derived from the sense that one’sContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES IV”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES III.

Last week, we discussed how the pharisees were proud people. Superiority complex is a phenomenon whereby a person sees himself as better than others. People with Superiority complex are often times proud and proud people often times have superiority complex. You guessed right, the pharisees had a superiority complex. Formerly, the Jews generally saw themselvesContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES III.”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES II.

One character that is sure to set you up for destruction is pride. A popular saying goes thus; “pride goes before a fall”. This particular character was not far from the Pharisees. Initially, it was easy to sympathize with them. I mean, who would not find it absurd that a carpenter who had no formalContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES II.”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES

The bible is given to us not only as an instruction manual but also an instrument of correction and for wisdom acquisition. Some of the stories (which are real occurrences by the way) found in the bible are there to instruct believers for the purpose of character development and acquiring wisdom. Recently, I started learningContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES”

3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS.

There is a difference between what is right and what seems right. Over the past two weeks we studied the effect of the words we say. Some of the “Christian” things we say actually fall under the same category; they aren’t entirely scriptural and they can affect our walk with God, in a bigger wayContinue reading “3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS.”

HOW TO REMAIN IN CHRIST.

As Christians, we are liable to face many challenges and persecution from people of the world. Especially in situations that require patience, it can be hard waiting when you see others cutting corners and getting it quick. No one likes to be stigmatised but at one point or the other, we would be stigmatised forContinue reading “HOW TO REMAIN IN CHRIST.”

WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS III.

The worst thing we can do as believers is to underestimate the finished works of Christ. This underestimation begins the day we start to appreciate less, the things Jesus Christ has done for us. In addition to the posts of the past two weeks, we’d be discussing more on reasons why we should appreciate JesusContinue reading “WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS III.”

WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS II

A lot of times, especially as believers, we say things like “thank God for Jesus” but only a few times do we actually ponder on how messed up our lives would have been without Jesus. To buttress the post of last week, this week’s post will also cover the reasons why Jesus is important to us asContinue reading “WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS II”