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Blogs on Prayer

How to Pray

That prayer is essential to the Christian life is something few would argue against. It is so vital that Jesus once told his disciples they could not cast out demons because they led prayerless lives (Mark 9:14-29). In other words, their faithlessness is what resulted in their powerlessness. What is astounding, however, is that few Christians care to give thought or emphasis to the structure of prayer. Not many ask, “How can I pray biblically?”

Prayer and the Nature of God

Prayer is a spiritual discipline for the child of God. It is certainly not optional. When teaching his disciples to pray, Christ did not suppose they might pray, but instructed, “And when you pray…” (Matthew 6:5-6). Believers are to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17); and to pray “at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication” (Ephesians 6:18).

A Damning Theology and the Practice of Prayer

Prayer is important to many people, Christian or not. It seems to be intertwined with human DNA to seek divine help. Prayer happens everywhere: at shrines, in exam rooms, on the football pitch, in mosques, during travel, and in churches. The Bible itself is full of prayers and praying people. In fact, prayer is at the heart of all communications between God and his people.

Biblical Prayer vs Boldly Declaring

Paul instructs us Christians to do everything with “prayer and supplication.” What is supplication? One definition says it is “the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly”. Paul is describing the Christian’s attitude to God in prayer. They humbly and earnestly beg him for his help. There are not authoritative commands when we, frail children of dust, come before our Creator.

Blogs on the Bible

How Do I Interact with my Bible?

We know that many blessings come from interacting with God’s Word. Scripture teaches that we’re blessed if we find delight in the Word of God and meditate upon it (Psalm 1:1-2). Also, according to Scripture, we are blessed if we walk in the law of the Lord (Psalm 119:1), obey the testimonies of Scripture (Psalm 119:2-3), and seek God in his Word with all our hearts (Psalm 119:2). Further, we’re told that if we apply the scriptures in our lives, we will be blessed in all that we do (James 1:25).

A Treasure Worth Hiding

In the Bible, God calls us to train kids in godly statutes (Proverbs 22:6), so they will not depart from them when they are old. The Bible, therefore, implies that the things we learn about God in childhood are to stick with us through all our days; it would even be impossible to teach our kids that which we do not uphold ourselves. In this article, my goal is to convince you to delight in the discipline of scripture memorisation regardless of age or season.

How to Read the Bible

“The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.” – Charles C. Ryrie. Yes, the Bible is the most remarkable book the world has and will ever have. It is not easy to read it, let alone understand it. However, all who have the Holy Spirit in their hearts have the mind of Christ. Since the Bible is the word of God, we need the Holy Spirit, who knows God deeply (1 Corinthians 2:10;16), to understand it.

Why We Need the Scriptures

Physical food is critical for the development of our bodies. We feed and get nutrients essential for a healthy body and life. What physical food is for the human body is what scripture is for the spiritual life of a believer. Our Spiritual lives are only as healthy as we feed upon the Word of God. But from where did the scriptures come, and what authority does it hold over a believer’s life?

Blogs on the Gospel

What is the Gospel?

If someone asked you to explain the gospel, how would you do it? Are there verses that you would quote? I once heard a pastor preaching to form four high students decreeing that they would be blessed on their KCSE exam if they spoke good marks into existence through faith. Then immediately after such comments, he said, “Now, who wants to be born again?” After the pastor finished preaching, I met with him, and he said, “It feels good to preach the gospel.”

Understanding Gospel Adoption

Like Justification, adoption is a legal term. How we think about adoption today differs from how the word was used in the New Testament era. The Jew had no idea of adoption. For them, they considered everyone as the child of Abraham, children of the covenant, hence the Children of the most high God (Deuteronomy 14:1; Jeremiah 3:19). But as we come into the New Testament, the idea of adoption becomes rampant since the Romans brought it. According to the Romans, they adopted it based on need.

Benefits of the Gospel

We could write years and years’ worth of blog articles about Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, also known as the gospel, because of the incredible news it is. But unfortunately, I’ve run into many Christians who believe the gospel is just a message that people who are not born again need to hear. They see the gospel as something similar to an invitation to a function. Once you get to the function, you no longer need the invitation. However, the gospel is not just an invitation.

New Life Through the Gospel

As has often been stated, the gospel is the death, life, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which brings salvation to those who believe in him and repent of their sins (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Mark 1:14-15). This gospel has incredible benefits and blessings regarding our salvation and the Christian life as well. The gospel is not for non-Christians alone. All Christians need to be reminded of the gospel even after many years of being in the faith.

Blessings of the Gospel

The gospel has many benefits, as we saw in a previous article. Through the death, life, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, also known as the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), we are reconciled with God (Romans 5:10), justified (Romans 4:25, 5:9), ransomed (Mark 10:45), redeemed (1 Peter 1:18-19), forgiven (Ephesians 1:7) and made holy (Colossians 1:22), etc.

Blogs on the Church

Why Worship God in a Church Community

Many professing Christians today will often ignore the gathering together of saints entirely and instead opt to worship alone at home. The advent of Youtube and other streaming services has played a significant role in encouraging this damning trait. What is God’s call to Christians regarding church attendance and our Christian walk?

A Case for Church Membership

The general perception that most have towards church membership is that it is something rather unnecessary. “Why do I need to have church membership in a formal capacity when I am already attending and have even formed relationships with other members?” some might think. Others might excuse themselves by saying, “I travel a lot, so it just wouldn’t be practical.”

Church Attendance or Home Worship?

Over the centuries, we have always known that Sundays are for going to church to hear God’s word. This concept of corporate worship is a familiar thing to many. From the days of Old Testament prophets to those of the New Testament apostles, the idea of a common place for fellowship has always been there (1 Kings 5-6, 2 Chronicles 2:7-10). .

Is Two or Three Gathered a Church?

‘I believe in God, but I don’t go to church’ has sadly become a popular statement among young people today. Some more biblically aware few will back it up with scriptures like Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” But does this scripture represent the biblical definition of a local church?

Are You in a Gospel Preaching Church?

“I prophecy that you shall never lack again”, “I decree and declare financial breakthrough over your life”, and “you have the power to speak it into existence through faith” are examples of phrases that you might often hear in many churches. Many people with thunderous applauses and shouts of amen validate such “preaching”.

Blogs on Faith

Grace to Live

John Piper says, “There is good news, not just in the gospel but also in Christian living.” In the gospel, we know about grace. We were saved through grace (2 Timothy 1:9, Ephesians 2:8-9). It is not according to any work, position, or merit that we’re saved. God reaches out to us through his grace and redeems our lives (1 Timothy 1:14, Ephesians 2:5). Grace is God’s unmerited favour that redeems our lives from the penalty of our sins (Ephesians 2:5-9).

When We are Weary and Faint.

Struggling to read your Bible, pray or go to church? Do you look at other Christians and wonder if they struggle like you? You wonder if you are even a Christian. Others will use their busyness to excuse their slackness in committing to spiritual disciplines and still expect to grow in their faith. We want to bear fruit without abiding (John 15:5).

Practical Christian Living: How Faith Should Impact Your Life

We all want something practical in life. None of us wants to do something that does not impact our lives. Our faith in God is not removed from our daily life. We are not meant to believe and use our emotions alone. God expects us to be practical in our journey of faith. The journey of faith begins at salvation when we surrender to the Lordship of Christ by being transformed in our hearts (2 Cor. 5:17, Galatians 2:20). The question we need to answer is how this relationship with Christ affects and consequently reflects in our day to day lives.

How Do I Deal with Temptation?

Considering how temptations come at us, unpredictable as they get, we need to have a ready strategy to deal with them at all times. Without this, we will find ourselves quickly falling into its trap. They come to us late at night, in a Matatu, in a crowded room, anytime and anywhere. So it goes without saying that temptations are with us, and we cannot hide from them. So what is the source of our temptations, and how do we deal with them when they come?

Essentials of the Christian Faith

When you say that you are Christian, can you clearly articulate what you mean by that? Could you, with conviction, declare, “I am a Christian, and this is why I am one”? Or are you just a Christian by association? Sadly, the greater likelihood is that most professing Christians are in the latter camp. That’s at least according to a Kenyan journalist’s testimony from 2013: “If an opinion poll were conducted to establish how many citizens regularly go to places of worship, the results would frighten the clergy to death.

Understanding Temptations

Imagine your younger self walking down the streets of your neighbourhood and noticing a nice bicycle leaning on some lone tree. It has probably been there for days, given the dust it has gathered. Seeing no one around, you flirt with the idea of taking it–it looks abandoned anyway. You have long prayed for a bike, and the circumstances couldn’t be better. There’s even a guy in mind you think could do an excellent paint job.

Videos to Watch

How to Read the Bible

To want to read and understand God’s word is a very noble intention. However, until action is taken, this intention will remain an intention without any substantive value to you. Billy Graham said, “I have never seen a useful Christian who is not a student of the Bible.”

New Life Through the Gospel

By the power of the Holy Spirit, the gospel brings new life to those saved by it. The gospel is not for non-Christians alone. All Christians need to be reminded of the gospel even after many years of being in the faith. Today we are talking about how we acquire new life through the gospel.

Can a Christian be Cursed?

Many Africans, Christian or not, live in fear of generational curses. When misfortunes hit, they want to know who might have bewitched them. Non-Christians may turn to the witch doctor while believers seek a deliverance minister to diagnose their problem and prescribe necessary spiritual steps forward. But why is this so? What does the Bible teach about curses? Can Christians be cursed? And how should a believer live in the light of witchcraft, which is prevalent across Africa?

Grace To Live

Is Grace just something that is good news through the gospel? Or, to put it another way, is grace just past tense, something that Jesus did to save us? What about Christian living today or in the future? Today we are discussing how grace helps us to live the Christian life.

Are you in a Gospel Preaching Church?

Consider what a church is supposed to do according to scripture. A church is to regularly gather (Hebrews 10:24-25) to hear the word preached (Acts 2:42), to sing (Colossians 3:16), to pray (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), to give towards the Lord’s work (Acts 2:44-45, 4:32-37), to evangelize (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8) and to practice the sacraments of baptism (Acts 2:41, 8:12 and the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34).

Should Christians Consult Witchdoctors?

In numerous countries, witchcraft-related beliefs and practices have resulted in severe human rights violations, including beatings, banishment, cutting of body parts, amputation of limbs, torture and murder. As a result, women, children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, particularly albinism, are vulnerable. What does the Bible say about witchcraft?

What Should I Say When Sharing the Gospel?

Do you share the gospel? Are you struggling with what to say when sharing the gospel? In today’s podcast, we offer tips on how to easily share the gospel.

When Should I Question My pastor?

1 Timothy 5:1a, “Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father.” Paul uses the word encourage, helping us to see that our approach should not come out as rude and ungodly at any point. With the great awakening among the young concerning biblical theology and interpretation, we need to establish how to ‘contend for the gospel’, especially when there seem to be issues among the creme-de-la-creme of religion.

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