Yahoo-plus is the employment of metaphysical, non-scientific, and unholy means to make money. This involves the use of animal and human parts, and other unthinkable elements for money rituals. This is a monumental social disorder common among young people in this part of the world – youths who want to make money fast and at all cost. Yahoo-plus is an offshoot of internet fraud (yahoo), … Continue reading YAHOO-PLUS LEADERS IN CHURCH?
Premature celebration can be very dangerous. An event is said to be premature when done before the usual or proper time; or too early. “Premature” means “before mature”. In a nutshell, “premature celebration” is a celebration that is done prematurely. We’ve all had at least an encounter or more with individuals, families, groups, and organisations who threw a party or celebrated an event before it is … Continue reading PREMATURE CELEBRATION!
Whenever I think about maintenance and sustainability as a form of growth, I remember the words of Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthains 15:3, “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me…” (NLT). This verse situates the present as the bridge between the past and the future. It’s about continuity! Evidently, Apostle Paul is a fitting … Continue reading ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT GROWTH (PART 2)
Often times, when we talk about growth what immediately comes to the minds of majority of people is development, numeric explosion, expansion, new ideas, and establishing new projects. I agree completely with all these notions about growth. But is that all we need to know about growth? Might there be other ways of looking at growth? I believe there is yet an additional perspective about … Continue reading ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT GROWTH (PART 1)
“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
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
Haba, King Saul!You forgot that you’re an elder!You forgot your throne!You forgot your honor!You forgot your dignity!You forgot your nobility!You abandoned the care for your family, office, and the whole nation and people of Israel in pursuit of David’s life. Haba, King Saul!You abandoned your God-given tasks in pursuit of an harmless David! You left your royalty and suddenly became a wonderer, moving from town … Continue reading THE IGNOBILITY OF ENVY