Character

Compound Interest

It takes time to know God. Sadly, investing time and effort to develop beneficial relationships is anathema to our modern ears. We want instant returns on our investments, and often we aren’t interested if that isn’t the case. The God of the Bible is one of principles and patterns [Jeremiah 6:16, Leviticus 6:9]. Therefore, a …

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Deconstructing the Christian walk: Part 3

Several people gave up everything to follow Jesus during His earthly ministry. Some of them left behind their families, jobs, etc., to accompany a street preacher on evangelical missions across Israel for three years [Luke 18:28]. It was a risky, uncomfortable leap of faith [Luke 6:58]. John tells us that these men and women beheld …

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Deconstructing the Christian walk: Part 2

In any journey, it’s worthwhile to know where you are in relation to your destination. Anyone who decides to follow Jesus must realise that it’s a journey with a predetermined path, and we aren’t at liberty to change the route or the destination. In the first part of this discourse, I pointed out that if, …

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Some thoughts on fatherhood

“Fathers…bring up your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” [Ephesians 6:4]. That verse of Scripture controverts anyone who says that it’s just the woman’s responsibility to raise children. When I first read this verse, I thought my Bible had an error. Surely, it should say fathers and mothers, right? The original Greek …

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