Our lands are parched, Father! There’s large-scale religiosity going on. Numerous religious centres but few Churches; numerous “pastors” but only a few can bring down your glory, lock and unlock the widows of Heaven like your servant, Elijah! Many of us, your servants, are complacent and are too much at ease in Zion! Some are snoring at the laps of Delilah, while some have been … Continue reading LET THERE BE WATER (PART II)
By Joyce Mwangi 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment … Continue reading Inquire of the Lord!
I’m “We don’t encourage young people to get pregnant before marriage; we encourage them to have sex before marriage though!” -Anon No Pregnancy, But Sex Allowed By Samuel Ayodele Iwarere Certain acts are considered normal in the society in which we now live in, even amongst professing Christians. To make matters worse, some of these behaviours are spoken lightly about by our youths. For example, … Continue reading NO PREGNANCY, BUT SEX ALLOWED!
Besides the Word of God and prayer, nothing connects my heart more to God than classical hymns. I just can’t have enough of them. Classical hymns have been a great part of the church liturgical tradition for several centuries. Our forebears in faith found the hymns as great tools for their spiritual growth. We owe a lot to them for passing this great spiritual resource along to us. Hymns have benefited my spiritual life significantly. They remind me of the sovereignty God, the depth of His love and height of His grace. Hymns educates me on the importance of prayer, faith, love in my Christian walk as well as the hope that I have in Christ Jesus. Hymns assure me of God’s presence while going through the ups and downs of my day to day living. Hymns are a great source of revival and inspiration to me. Unfortunately, this great practise of the early Church that had helped in deepening the faith of many is now being ignored by some churches and Christians today. Perhaps the shallow impact of the Christian faith on our society nowadays could partly be as a result of replacing these life transforming songs with entertaining songs in some our churches today. While I am not condemning the use of contemporary music; we must admit that no any other form of music has been spiritually thick enough to replace or displace classical hymns in the Church of Jesus Christ over the years. We must not allow this tradition to die! Below are some the reasons why I love classical hymns so much:
1. Because almost all their composers are no more alive with us, I tend to focus my worship solely on God rather than man while singing the hymns. Sometimes, one could easily be distracted by the performances of the
Worship leaders in our churches today. Continue reading “Ten Reasons Why I Love Classical Christian-Hymns”
Professor Gillian M. Bediako, Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshire and Dr. Ernestina Afriyie (all from Afro-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, Ghana) presented public lectures today Thursday March 22, 2012 on: Understanding Issues of Gospel and Culture; and World Christianity, Mother-tongue Scripture and Mission in a New Key. The public lectures were hosted at NPC Valley, Nairobi by Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi, Kenya. Here … Continue reading Understanding Issues of Gospel and Culture by Professor Gillian M. Bediako, Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshire and Dr. Ernestina Afriyie
Office of Jesus Christ the Head of the Church No 1 New Jerusalem Street, Private Mail Bag 01, City of the Living God, The Heavenly Jerusalem. February 27, 2012. Dearly Beloved Children, LETTER FROM JESUS CHRIST TO THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I thank you for the love you have for me … Continue reading LETTER FROM JESUS CHRIST TO THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA
Christianity Today Magazine (world’s most widely read Christian magazine) through its writer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey directed its readers to read the blog-post I wrote on Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo shortly after his demise on 18th March, 2010. Few hours ago, I was reading through some of the comments posted on Bailey’s article again; and I found particularly interesting one by Arlyn Briggs on January 24, 2011. I thought you might … Continue reading SIGHT versus VISION
This is to formally notify our readers that this is the new home of our blog, Christianity in Africa whose old URL was http://pentecostalmovent.wordpress.com. Due to popular demand, more information about the author has been added. We have also added new pages; Ministry Partnership and Photo Gallery. All these have been done in order for you to enjoy reading this blog. Below are some of the posts … Continue reading The old has become new!
Dr. Jonathan Armstrong & Babatomiwa Moses Owojaiye If your answer to the question above is yes, then I encourage you to read the testimony of a friend. Dr. Jonathan Armstrong visited Nigeria for the first time in August 2011. We were in Nigeria to facilitate a week seminar at ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja. Jonathan’s visit to Nigeria left an indelible mark on his life. Enjoy your … Continue reading Are you in doubt with the miraculous?
“Some of your most popular posts were written before 2011. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.” – WordPress, January 1, 2011. A Note of Appreciation and Performance in 2011 I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you into the year 2012 and also to thank you for finding time to visit this blog once or more in the course … Continue reading Christianity in Africa Blog: A Note of Appreciation and Performance in 2011