Jesus our chief cupbearer and chief baker

Two guys, Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer and chief baker, are in jail. They committed severe offences against Pharaoh. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh held his prisoners in a particular prison, the reason being, if he found them not guilty, he would reinstate them, and if found guilty, executed immediately. Serving Pharaoh was a dangerous career path. In the same […]

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He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty

I stumbled on this verse in the book of Job. Job 6:14 ESV He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Of course, Job is in the Old Testament; therefore, the verse reads as it should within the Old Covenant context. The Old Covenant? Short refresher. The Old Covenant was […]

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Why God’s tests and discipline scared me to death and what I’ve discovered through the gospel

If there’s one thing I’ve heard repeatedly in my Christian journey has been this, God tests and disciplines using tragedies and calamities to teach us lessons—to strengthen us, make us wiser, and better. For somebody averse to doctor’s appointments, police station visits to apply for a police clearance certificate, the sight of traffic police on […]

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Mummy, On this Mother’s Day, Jesus invites you to come under his wings

In Visakhapatnam India, a person captured a video of a mother hen using her wings to shield her chicks from heavy torrential rain. Five chicks are seen huddling under her wings as the heavy rain poured on her. Everyone else had run for cover, but there she stood in the middle of the road, determined to protect […]

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The God who heals

Exodus 15:26 (NLT) He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all His decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord […]

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The gospel in open display during this COVID-19 pandemic

While queuing at our local supermarket this morning, these thoughts crossed my mind… During this COVID-19 pandemic, we see the Christian gospel of grace in open display. Here’s how. Governments across the world are putting up strong measures to combat the spread of the virus and help the poor, needy, elderly, sick, and the most […]

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Understanding law and grace during the COVID-19 pandemic

What was your reaction when government officials in your country announced lockdown regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19? If you had the virus and ordered to self-isolate or quarantine, what has been the range of emotions you’ve experienced? Anger? Depression? Sadness? Moody? Fatigue? Do you feel Controlled? Limited? Imprisoned? Lonely? Walls are closing in? Paranoia? […]

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On fear and faith during this COVID-19 pandemic

After the Coronavirus pandemic broke, many preachers have gone on the airwaves instructing us not to fear – that fear cancels out faith. Some preachers have mocked Christians who followed government bans not to attend large gatherings as those who have weak or no faith.  This type of ministry is unnecessary and burdensome because it […]

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On bitterness and how grace turns bitterness to sweet

As the nation of Israel traveled from Egypt to the Canaan, they came to Marah. For three days they had wandered about in the wilderness of Shur and found no water. When they came to Marah, they found water, but the water was bitter. When they could not drink the water, they began grumbling against […]

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How to pray for your employer

Most employees are among the most narcissistic people on the face of the earth. I can count with my fingers the number of employees I’ve met that are joyful and grateful for their employers and the companies and organizations they work for. When I listen to employers, business leaders, and small business owners, the constant […]

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