The Heart: The Seat of Sin

Our fathers refused to obey him[Moses], but thrust him aside , and in their hearts they turned to Egypt (Acts 7:39) The heart in the natural or biological sense is the organ that powers life in a human being. When the heart stops; life stops. When Scripture uses the word heart, it is analogus to … Continue reading The Heart: The Seat of Sin

Gracious in Suffering

And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:60). The above text captures the very last words of Stephen as he was martyred for his faith. He was one of the leaders appointed over the affairs of the church in Acts 6 … Continue reading Gracious in Suffering

A COVENANT WITH THE EYE

In a place where I used to work few years back, there was a seller of DVDs who came by weekly to sell his wares to some of my colleagues. On one occasion, he brought along some “blue films”. I was with a senior colleague in our staff common room. He asked if I would … Continue reading A COVENANT WITH THE EYE

A Faithful Christian Life

In many Christian circles today there is a strong emphasis on “faith”. We are often told if we have enough faith we could move mountains and do the impossible. It doesn’t matter the problem, all you need is a good dose of faith and God will come running because he is compelled to honour his … Continue reading A Faithful Christian Life

A God-Glorifying Life

What is our purpose? As humans, what were we created for? What is our calling? These are questions we normally pose to ourselves. As image bearers of God, it is not only crucial that we ask these questions but that we seek to answer to it. Why did God make me and to what end? … Continue reading A God-Glorifying Life

Take Up Your Bible And Read

"Tolle, lege! Tolle, lege!" ("Take up and read; take up and read"). These are the words of St. Augustine recounting his conversion in his most popular work, Confessions, where, in a state of weeping and brokenness of heart, he hears a voice echoing from the neighbouring house to pick up his Bible and read. Augustine would … Continue reading Take Up Your Bible And Read

Fake vs Genuine Conversion

In the recent past, in the Gambia, there was a big stir among many in Christian circles when a former clergy man announced his conversion to Islam on a national platform. This event doubtless re-ignited the age-old discussion, “does once saved mean forever saved?” – otherwise known in theology as the perseverance of the saints. … Continue reading Fake vs Genuine Conversion