Philippians 4:13: What Did Paul Really Mean?

Paul's epistle to the Philippians is one exuding with great joy, praise and adoration. In this epistle, you encounter words like "rejoice in the Lord" (3:1); "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice" (4:4). What is most fascinating is that Paul wrote these words while in prison. The epistle to the Philippians, … Continue reading Philippians 4:13: What Did Paul Really Mean?

How Not To Preach The Gospel

Recently, I read an online article on a Facebook contact’s wall with a captivating title, “How to Preach the Gospel: The ‘Blessing’ Outreach.” I was exhilarated as I opened to read. But was disappointed.  In the article, the author sought to provide some tips for effective evangelism. In summary, the article suggested that for effective … Continue reading How Not To Preach The Gospel

Misquoting Jesus

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matt. 6:33 ESV) First, a key observation from this verse. Do you realise Jesus never said "all other things" shall be added unto you? If you didn't notice; read the text again. If you are still not … Continue reading Misquoting Jesus

Christianity or Superstition?

It has become common phenomenon recently. Pictures of preachers or handkerchiefs from them or better still ‘holy water’ or anointing oil they have "blessed" are sold at exorbitant prices to congregants with the assertion that purchasing such items constitutes an act of faith.  The believers in these "anointed" items consequently keep them close to their … Continue reading Christianity or Superstition?

Forget Not My Teaching

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commandments with your heart, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you” (Proverbs 3:1-2). Imagine you are in your old age, about to depart this life; you call your children to your bedside to distribute your wealth. What … Continue reading Forget Not My Teaching