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Articles on living the life of a regenerate follower of Jesus Christ.

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This year, evangelical Christianity celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther of Germany confronted the Pope and the prevalent Catholic doctrine that had deviated from the truth of the scriptures. Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, and monk. His main bone of contention was the fact that indulgences (advance forgiveness for sins) were being sold by the…More

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When we address Love, Sex and Relationship issues in conferences and events, many professing believers ask us, “Is it okay for me to date or marry an unbeliever?” The answer may seem obvious to many mature followers of Jesus, but for many growing believers, this question ought to be answered well for them to understand why the answer is “No.”…More

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Is man good and occasionally does bad things? Or is man bad and occasionally does good things? Many people in Kenya consider themselves the first kind and their political enemies the latter. “I am a good person,” they say to themselves. “I just happen to occasionally tweet or write bad Facebook updates. But even my so called bad tweets and updates…More

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Are today’s men many enough? I wrote this piece a few days ago on my Facebook timeline and it went viral. It was based on some teachings I learned from my friend Boniface Nyoike, a few years ago, and some from my own quiet times with the LORD. I decided to give it more flesh today. Male irresponsibility in our…More

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Hello Ernest. I like your articles a lot. They have helped me grow. Sorry to be direct but I need your help. I am a campus student in Nairobi. I got born again recently and I must say it is the best thing that happened to me. I did not understand the gospel until recently. The reason I need your…More

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New to fatherhood My little girl, Thandiwe is almost one year old. Her birthday is on the 14th of July. One key thing she has taught me in these few months is that quality time to children must be supported by quantity time and vice versa. It seems not to matter much to Thandie if I spend a relaxing evening…More

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In my time ministering to people in the area of man-woman relationships, I have seen the same kinds of problems manifest in different people. Their stories may be different, their examples may be different but their problems are often the same. One particular problem that we often encounter is that of weak women. It’s not to cause offence. I…More

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Have you ever had bitterness rule your heart? A few years ago, I battled with entrenched bitterness towards a brother in the faith. We disagreed fundamentally on a biblical doctrinal issue. It wasn’t my first time to share divergent views with anyone in the faith. However I had no idea that this particular one would sting so badly. We were…More

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How did Joseph, son of Jacob, manage to mitigate a global-level famine catastrophe and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions)? He had no degree or Masters in Resource Management. He was not privy to agricultural silo technology. Yet he managed to avert the consequences of a seven-year famine. If you read through the story of Joseph, you…More

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The two thieves on the cross teach us a compelling message on God’s salvation. The thief that mocked Jesus only believes in a salvation that involves him getting out of the current pain he is facing. And when Jesus does not do that, he insults him and is almost vividly upset that he is still on the cross.  Many people…More

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Serving in God’s harvest field is a great thing. He has apportioned gifts to his church to prepare for his coming Kingdom. However, as we do so, we must be cognizant of lurking dangers. These are some of the dangers of Christian ministry. As you read through them, do some self-auditing. Danger One: Participating in ministry but not walking with…More

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This week, I was teaching a workshop on sexuality to some teenagers and I said “Sex is a great thing!” About three of them giggled. A few of them blushed and many looked at me as if I had said some unpardonable words. After some further interaction with them, I realised that most of them had lived all their teenage…More

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