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. “

PURPOSE. 

I sat in church earlier this week meditating on a phrase the Pastor had just said; “fulfilling purpose”. Purpose, it’s a word we hear often in any setting where the word of God is being shared. But what does it really mean? Does a person have just one purpose? How can one know their purpose? WhatContinue reading 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.”

EXCUSE ME, I NEED YOUR PERMISSION.

How do you exercise your authority as a believer? Did you even know you have authority? The bible lets us understand that we have been given authority over the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). It is something that we received from God through Christ Jesus. Certainly, there must have been a reason we wereContinue reading EXCUSE ME, I NEED YOUR PERMISSION.

RELATIONSHIP OVER RELIGION.

The very basis of Christianity is relationship. Jesus did not come to establish a new religion when He came to earth rather, He came to reveal/ remind us of God’s original plan. In fact, the first place the word “Christian” was used was in Antioch. A group of people saw that the Apostles had aContinue reading RELATIONSHIP OVER RELIGION.

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”

THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.

Knowledge is gotten from the root-word “know”. Hence, to have knowledge is to know. A saying goes “Knowledge is power” and it’s true because it is a very crucial part of living; those who know more than others tend to be those in position of power. The power of knowledge is not just limited toContinue reading “THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.”

3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS 2.

As mentioned in last week’s post, that a phrase is popular among believers does not exactly mean it is scriptural. We also came into the understanding that just because a thing is not outrightly a sin does not make it harmful to one’s spiritual growth. Here are three more phrases that we often say thatContinue reading “3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS 2.”

THE TONGUE: DECLARATIONS AND HOW TO TAME THE TONGUE.

Today’s post will explain to us more, on the needs to take caution while speaking. When speaking especially as a believer, you have to be very careful. Last week, we discussed how the words of a man could ensnare him and how the enemy is waiting for us to slip at every point in time.Continue reading “THE TONGUE: DECLARATIONS AND HOW TO TAME THE TONGUE.”

THE TONGUE: NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS AND WORDS OF THE MOUTH.

Have you ever sat down to think about what the saying, “There is power in the tongue,” means? Apostle Paul encouraged us to let our speech be full of grace. Chapter 3 of the epistle of James also emphasized the need to tame the tongue. With the mouth, we can sow seeds of discord orContinue reading “THE TONGUE: NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS AND WORDS OF THE MOUTH.”

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.”

MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE!

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few’” Matthew 9:37. As a believer, you are called to a life of stewardship but how available are you for God’s use? With the rising, overly common passion to make more money, ride expensive cars and build huge houses especially atContinue reading “MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE!”

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Time and again, in virtually every post on this blog, there has been reference to the Holy Spirit. In sermons and messages, He is frequently mentioned. From Acts of the apostles in the bible to Revelations, He is mentioned. Most Christians still struggle and suffer things they should not, because they are yet to comeContinue reading “THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

STAYING POSITIVE.

What does Christianity have to do with staying positive, you may ask. But there is lot that staying positive helps you achieve as a Christian. In fact, they are somewhat interrelated. With the degree of evil and depressing things happening all around the world today, the only One that could keep us looking up andContinue reading “STAYING POSITIVE.”

SELF-CONTROL.

Lack of self-control leads to multiple sins and is a major cause of many sins. The person who lost that job after misspeaking did not lose it because his or her “village people” were behind it. The person lost it because she/he lacked self-control. It’s easy to dictate to someone and ensure they do thatContinue reading “SELF-CONTROL.”

HYPOCRISY.

If there’s one thing we’re sure of that God hates, it’s hypocrisy. Jesus dealt with other types of sinners gently but when it came to the Pharisees who were hypocrites, He was a little harsh. Really, it can be frustrating to see someone pretend to be what they’re not but as Christians, we need toContinue reading “HYPOCRISY.”