Paul always worked with a team of colleagues: his was not a one-man show; he did not seek for a personal following, or personal fame.
Author: Benjamin Kwashi
Time and again in the New Testament, we hear of the problems and dangers of false teaching and half truths. This must be countered by true faith and sound doctrine. This involves discipline and “training in godliness” (v.7b-8). Training for physical fitness has value, but training for spiritual fitness has […]
The Kingdom of God cannot be separated from the cross. For a lot of people, the cross is a symbol and stands for many things. Many love it, many are inspired by it and a number of other hate it and will not want it on building or printed on […]
Our readings are very appropriate as we round 2016 and look towards a New Year. Shall we journey into that New Year in the light or shall we grope our way through the darkness? The person who walks in the darkness does not know where he/she is going and cannot see the dangers, the signs,
The way for the gospel had been prepared by the Old Testament prophets, ending with John the Baptist. The gospel is about the Son: on the human level He came from the descendants of King David; on the spiritual level He was shown to be Son of God. Born in […]
God has spoken. We have a speaking God not a dumb idol. Throughout the Bible we see how God spoke to the prophets and to his people. God spoke by his word: he is a communicating God who speaks so that men and women may understand. Some listen; some do not.
The mark of real fellowship with God is love. This was seen perfectly in the life of Jesus, and it should also be true in the life of every Christian (v.8). Intellectual knowledge on its own is of no use or value: discipleship will be proved not by written exams, […]
A sick man needed healing, but healing was “work” and Jewish law strictly forbade any work to be done on the Sabbath. If a man will rescue his animal at any time, how much more will God rescue his people at any and every moment! Those who have been rescued, […]
St.Paul had encouraged the Galatians not to be led astray by false teachers, but to hold to the true gospel and to live lives characterised by love. This is possible only through the power of the Holy Spirit. If we claim to live by the Spirit and to be led […]
Luke 18:15-30 The Kingdom of God is not a country: it is the total rule of God in the hearts, minds and lives of his people. Who will enter this Kingdom and how? Jesus said that our attitude must be like that of the child to the Father: trust, obedience, […]