Pastoral Column

There are three types of persons that you might encounter as you do evangelism: I. religious do-gooders or the moralists II. self-believers, self-made men III. worshippers of idols How do we lead them a step nearer to faith in our Saviour? For this essay, I am covering briefly only Type I: The religious do-gooders. This … » Read the Rest…


We have been studying the parables. More thoughts on one of them in connection with the Kingdom of God. He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became … » Read the Rest…


The whole point to this event and the answer to the widow’s question follows in what transpires next. The son is brought back to life. 1 Kings 17 vs 21-23 The Lord’s answer to the widow was the same answer Jesus gave to Martha in John 11 vs 25: ‘Jesus said to her, ‘I am … » Read the Rest…


We thank God for the salvation messages preached at our recent Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. May God’s Word reach out to the hearers’ hearts and His Spirit convicts them in His good time. The conversion of the sailors in OT’s Book of Jonah portrayed God’s divine plan in the people He desired to … » Read the Rest…


1 Kings 17 vs17-24.  The testimony of the widow of Zarephath has very important  lessons for us. The widow is a wonderful example of a true and faithful servant of God. In His wisdom the Lord chose to lift the veil over her life as an object lesson. He directed  Elijah to meet this woman … » Read the Rest…


In 1 Kings, we read that Ahab ascended to the throne of Israel and reigned for 22 years. He was a bad king and he did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him. He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built … » Read the Rest…


Two thousand years ago, one of the early disciples of Jesus Christ demanded that he personally see the risen Jesus and touch His nailed-pierced hands and spear-pierced body, before he would believe. Today, some people demand the same physical evidence or special personal encounter in order to believe. Many do not care. Many faithful adherents … » Read the Rest…


Come Easter Sunday, we will witness the baptism of a few brothers and sisters in our church, in obedience to the Lord’s instruction to be baptised as their testimony of belief and conviction to their God. Praise God! Somewhere and sometime ago in our lives, most of us have been pursued by God. Many might … » Read the Rest…


1) For Ancestors who were non-Christians Distinction should be made between practices which are cultural in nature and those which are religious in nature:- (a)  Common cultural practices which a Christian may engage in:- (1)  visit gravesite / niche together with family members to honour ancestor and to promote family bond and harmony, (2)  repair … » Read the Rest…


Jesus challenges all of us today to follow Him. How? By imitating His example. By being instructed in the Word of God and being filled and led by the Spirit of God. By seeking first the Kingdom of God and not seeking the treasures, achievements and pleasures of the world. Excuses of some disciples who … » Read the Rest…