The Story of Nehemiah

The story of Nehemiah and his concern for Jerusalem and the people of God is interesting and riveting.  About 445 B.C. Nehemiah, an official in the Persian kingdom, enquired of the Jews; the people of God, affected by the Babylonian exile and about Jerusalem the city of God. The news broke his heart. He mourned […]

Fellowship

Fellowship comes from the Greek word, KOINONIA, which means “to share in common.” For Christians, fellowship is more than attending church. It involves becoming an active part of the body and supporting others while being supported by them. It involves worshipping, caring and sharing together. Hebrews 10:19-25 speaks directly to the benefits of fellowshipping with […]

Is God on Your List?

In many respects the beginning of a new school year really represents for us a new beginning. The fact holds true regardless of where we are in life. Whether we are students, parents, business owners even retirees, the buzz of activities affects everyone. Like it or not we must reorganize ourselves in-light of the new […]

Thinking of our Heroes

As we continue to reflect on our leaders those we feel have gone beyond the usual and the expected in their actions on our behalf, many personalities come to mind. We think of national heroes, community leaders and even family members. As Christians, we have many heroes of faith recorded among God’s people (Hebrews 11). […]

Let’s Be Heroes

Everyone will agree that it takes passion, unselfishness and drive to become a hero. We in this country remember our heroes with pride generally, but specifically at this time of year when the focus is on their selfless acts which has shaped the society we now live in and call our own. These heroes have […]

Wisdom is the principal thing

Solomon, described by the all wise God, as the wisest man, (1 Kings 3:13) charges us to acquire wisdom. Whilst he encourages us to seek after other necessary and noble things such as instruction and understanding, the emphasis is on getting wisdom (Proverbs 4:7). In driving home the point of its urgency and importance Solomon […]

Heroines in the church

Today our sisters may not be called to participate in the will of God in the same way as our brothers but they are expected to be just as faithful in their activities. Just as those women mentioned in Hebrews 11 and undoubtedly many more, through the faithful deliberation of their responsibilities, caused the advancement […]

Looking at our Heroes

The writer of Hebrews after listing several characters and describing their faithful acts, went on to mention that he was constrained by time to mention several others and groups which had faith worth mentioning. After telling us of their many perils, he concluded that the world was not worthy of them. According to the writer, […]