Guard Your Heart 2

Philippians 4:8 (NET)Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. After several months of marriage, Bidemi had not conceived and she now became really worried. She started imagining all […]

The Believer and His Tradition

1 Corinthians 11:2 (NET)I praise you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I passed them on to you. Sandra had a lingering misunderstanding with her mother-in-law because she and her husband were believers and they decided not to follow certain traditions that were not spiritually edifying. For some reason, […]

Being Sober and Vigilant

1 Peter 1:13 (NET) Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Deril was removed from his role as a pilot because he failed the weekly drug tests twice. Even though he was […]

Do Not Quench The Spirit

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ESV) “Do not quench the Spirit” Romeo and Miller were discussing while driving home after a Church meeting when suddenly Miller began to sing and pray in the Spirit. Because of this, he couldn’t continue with the ongoing discussion. “Did you know I was offended when you suddenly started singing and praying […]

The Power of Doctrine (Grounded In His Love 2)

2 Peter 2:1-2 (NASB)But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will […]

Sacrifice, The Path to Spiritual Relevance

Psalm 50:5 (KJV) “Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice”. Because man became wicked, God destroyed man and beast from the surface of the earth (Genesis 6:5-7). But Noah, the man who found grace with God brought God back into the equation when he rared up […]

With God and with Hope

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Freddie grew up in a Christian home and attended a neighborhood children’s Bible […]

Are Your Steps Truly Ordered?

Psalm 37:23 (KJV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Watching a military march-past or parade is a thing of beauty that draws applause from all. Their tidy regalia, focus, command execution, and uniformity are outstanding; unlike those of laymen or paramilitary outfits where missteps […]

Keeping the Spirit Strong 2

2 Timothy 2:3-5 (KJV)Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Because Bayo knew he needed help against the terrible backsliding that had bedeviled him, he opened up to his friend and told him about his weaknesses and failures. His friend who lived in another city started praying for him, and with […]

Grounded In His Love

Ephesians 1:5-6 (KJV) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Bidemi grew up with a feeling of worthlessness and insecurity because she was […]