Just as the virtues of giving and selflessness are powered by compassion, so does heartlessness power stinginess and greed. Miserly people are extremely heartless. They just can’t be moved by compassion. Cry all you want beside them. Get sick all you want beside them. Sweat, struggle, lament, and suffer all you want around them, they are just never perturbed. They see every one around them … Continue reading MEN WHO ARE RICH IN FOOLISHNESS!
“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). “Lord, it’s not just what kind of mission do you have for ME, but what kind of ME do you need for your mission on earth?” (Babatomiwa M. Owojaiye’s ministry philosophy) Dear yoke-fellow: Is your ministry a “Babel” project or a “Beracah” project? The concern of a genuine Christian ministry is not essentially about wearing good … Continue reading DEFINITION OF A GENUINE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Besides the Word of God and prayer, nothing connects my heart more to God like classical hymns. I just can’t have enough of them. Classical hymns have been a great part of Christian church for so many years. Our forebears in faith found the hymns as great tools for spiritual growth. We owe a lot them for passing this great spiritual resource along to us. … Continue reading Ten Reasons why I Love Classical Hymns
Is this ministry or misery? Where did we get these ministry models from? Models of pastors cursing their members for not paying tithes at all, in time, or for not paying enough. Church leaders cursing members for leaving “their” churches even when they have justified reasons for doing so, or for being too critical of them. Where did we get this Papa and Mama ministry … Continue reading MINISTRY OR MISERY? (Part Two)
Each time I read the story of how our Lord Jesus Christ fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish in the gospels (see Jn. 6.1-15), certain contextual thoughts always play-out in my mind. The drama has nothing to do with the miracle itself but the administration of thesame. In John 6:11, we see that the distribution of the meals to … Continue reading MINISTRY OR MISERY? (Part One)
“Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him” (Isaiah 51:2). There are blessings and there are blessings. There is a height of blessedness that is beyond the ones we usually invoke on our meals. It is a common practice that after a meal had been served, we “bless” it before eating. There is … Continue reading THE ISAIAH 51:2 BLESSING
I had personally seen a headprefect who was dethroned on the very day he was enthroned. I mean he was removed as the headprefect by the school authorities only few hours after his installation. Reason: as soon as his coronation was concluded on the assembly, he dashed straight to the main entrance of the school to arrest latecomers. Fortunately, or unfortunately for him, he caught … Continue reading TALE OF A SELF-DETHRONED HEADPREFECT