Tagged: The Gospel

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“Why don’t you go to church?” 12 reasons for church ministers to reflect on I asked this question on Facebook and placed a caveat: abusive and inflammatory comments will be deleted #Maturity. The responses were generally mature. Even the passive-aggressive comments were mild. I received many responses. Many commented directly on the status. Some wrote to me personal inboxes with…More

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It’s a new year! God be praised if you are in it, alive and well. The newness of the year often brings a new bounce to our steps. It is almost as if life is lived more intentionally in the month of January. We seem to be intentional about our health, our relationships, our careers and together with all that…More

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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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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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Today in my quiet time, I was reading Luke chapter 2. I got to the part where the shepherds that were tending their flocks by night and an angel of the LORD appeared in God’s tremendous glory and they were afraid. The angel appeased the shepherds and announced that a saviour had been born. It was the birth of Jesus.…More

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of teaching a group of about 15 teenage boys. I was taking them through a series on biblical manhood. Before we read from the scriptures, I began by narrating an unfortunate incident that occurred to a friend of mine. One Sunday night, earlier this year, two lady friends of mine walked from…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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Hi Ernest. What is the verse in the Bible that talks about not being an extremist? It says something like don’t overdo evil and don’t be too wise. Instead avoid all extremes. What is the reference and what does it mean? How can I avoid the extremes of my spiritual life? Hello, Beloved. The verse you are looking for is…More

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When man walked on the moon, the world was amazed for a while. When God walked on the earth, the world was amazed for a lifetime. Centuries on and the man Jesus Christ remains the most iconic, most influential and most intriguing character in all of history. The God-man’s terrestrial assignment, in his own admission, involved bridging the gap between…More

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Man’s natural response and disposition to sin is to look for dos and don’ts to justify or rectify his moral status. He can dismantle a sermon by deriving little implied though inconclusive commands-do this, do not do this. After he sits for the moral test that he himself has prepared and invigilated, he grades it as well with his perception…More

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“Will homosexuals go to hell?” a friend of mine asked me recently. I went silent. I knew that they knew that I am a professing Christian. Not just a church goer, but a born-again follower of Jesus Christ. I also knew that they knew that I am a speaker and published author of matters concerning responsible sexuality and the Christian…More

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As the gospel has been preached for 21 centuries, it is clear that a lot of deception has overtaken many people in the world. You don’t need a divine revelation to know this; you just need to read your Bible. Paul the Apostle saw this coming; he said in 2 Timothy 4:3: “For the time will come when men will not…More

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I have never seen a fake 2000 Kenya shilling note. That is because the 2000 Kenya shilling note does not exist- nobody would waste time struggling to counterfeit a fake. However I have seen a fake 1000 Kenya shilling note. That is because the 1000 Kenya shilling note exists. People don’t make fakes of things that do not exist. They…More