I need a good friend and you need me to be a good friend

We are simply too selfish (Pro 18:1), too limited in understanding (Pro 18:2), and too foolish (Pro 12:15) to think we can go through life without some serious input from some good friends. The first obvious benefit of having some good friends is spiritual growth. Just like your physical body doesn’t grow when some of […]

Praying the Bible

Some of the least recognised, but profoundly impactful, especially over time, ministry of some pastors has been the public prayers during worship services. This reflects a heritage of the importance of public prayers in the lives of believers. The book of Psalms is the Bible’s way of modelling the relevance of public prayers to those […]

Romans 12:21 The battle of good VS evil is yours!

Mankind has often thought of religion as a battle between good and evil. The idea goes something like this: God (or some of the gods) are good and try to do good at all times. Others (mankind or other gods) exist who are intent on doing evil at all times. Whoever is stronger at the […]

Christianese: Sanctification

Romans 6:5-14 deals extensively with the doctrine of sanctification in the believer’s life. Before salvation the believer was dead in his sin (Eph 2:1), but after union with Christ, the believer is now freed from sin to live as a slave of Christ. Sanctification is the means by which believers are transformed so that they […]

The revealing nature of light

In all the privacy concerns of the internet, one is forced to think of what would happen if every detail of your online activity were exposed to the world. Does that thought make you cringe, or will that action vindicate you? Now, go beyond your online activity, and consider your heart motives? Would you cringe […]

A guide to self-destruction

Proverbs is a book of wisdom for successful living. One of the most common ways of teaching the wisdom for successful living is through carefully composed contrasts. The word “but” is often the linking word between the different titbits of wisdom in Proverbs. Proverbs is therefore not only a book of wisdom for successful living, […]

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