Scripture: Hebrews 11:30-40
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” James 2:17 (KJV)
Most Christians today claim to be “faith filled” when their lives and actions show otherwise. There is nothing to show practically that they have faith because their mouths say one thing, and their actions exhibit the opposite.
Scripture: Matthew 20:25-28
“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2: 6-7 (NIV)
Leadership is about serving others. Many who seek positions of authority lack the basic requirements needed to function effectively in such positions. They seek to exercise power over their followers and
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-6
“By humility and fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life” Proverbs 22:4 (KJV)
One of the strongest traits of a child’s character is humility. Every child tends to love and trust everyone. They hold no grudge and seek a cordial relationship with everyone. This is the same attitude and lifestyle God expects from every Christian.
Scripture: Matthew 13:44-52
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
In many of Jesus’ teachings, the kingdom of God is compared to everyday events - activities and things we can relate to. A consistent theme across these illustrations is the truth that every believer has a part to play to enjoy the kingdom of God. The discovered treasure hidden in a field,
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-10
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)
Feedback: Did you visit and encouraged someone this past week?
When we switch on our televisions, surf the internet or walk out into the streets, we are bombarded with advertising gimmicks from sellers to buy the next trinket or electronic gadget, attend the most exciting programme or send our children to the best school or programme in town.
Scripture: Matthew 15:32-39
“And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave them to his disciples and the disciples to the multitude” Matthew 15:36 (KJV)
Thanksgiving is a very powerful tool in the arsenal of Ta Christian. A heart of profound gratitude to God for what he has done and will do creates an atmosphere for answers to prayers (Phillipians 4:6b).
Jesus demonstrated the power of thanksgiving when he fed thousands of people with five loaves of bread and some fish.
Scripture: Matthew 16:24-28
“The Jesus said to His disciples, “if anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross…” Matthew 16:24 (AMP
What does it mean to be a Christian - a true follower of Christ? Many people can only be identified as Christians when you check up their bio-data on forms, other official documents or simply by their routine attendance of church services on Sundays.