Should We Give The FirstFruits Offering

Some weeks back, someone asked me a question – Should I give firstfruits?

I was raised in a Christian home and in a particular church that believed in giving of the First fruits offering and everyone who has told me about first fruits or asked about it as used this one scripture Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase (KJV). However, I haven’t heard anyone teach about the origin, basis and reason for this offering. I endeavour to do that today and with that answer the question above. Continue reading Should We Give The FirstFruits Offering

Book of John

Lessons from The Book of John

Last month, the study topic for the fellowship was The Book of John. We read and studied this gospel throughout the month and came together during TGIF to share our thoughts and lessons learnt. It was the longest TGIF yet and it was very interesting. I shared 8 key lessons from this gospel and read the article to see my notes and commentaries. Continue reading Lessons from The Book of John

When To Be Silent

If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. – James 1:26 (NLT)

As Christians we commonly know and follow biblical guidelines on most areas of our life; but how many of us knew there are guidelines to how we use our mouth and our speech? I for one knew there should be but I never actually took them to heart or seriously until one day when in the place of prayer I felt God convicting me about my speech. As much as it’s important we know when to speak and what to say; it’s also important we know when to be silent – there is a time to speak and a time to be silent (Ecc 3:17)

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What I Learnt from Fasting for 10 Days

In July, my church announced a 10-day mid-year fast that would be 4 days – breaking with food, 3 days – break with fruit, 3 days – break with only water.  I was involved in that fast and here is what I learnt from it.

Disclaimer:  This is my PERSONAL account, written to inspire faith and not to mandate you to do anything. Continue reading “What I Learnt from Fasting for 10 Days”

My Top 10 Apps for Improving Your Christian Lifestyle

Who says Christians can’t make good use of technology to further our growth and effectiveness? We don’t have to use plain old techniques and grandma’s bible all the time. Check out the top 10 apps I personally use that have helped me maintain and growth in my Christian walk. Continue reading My Top 10 Apps for Improving Your Christian Lifestyle

is it God's will?

What is the will of God

But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! – John 15:7 (NLT)

Many times as Christians, we get hung up on whether something is God’s will for us or not; you hear people saying I want this but I don’t know whether its God’s will for me or Let’s say I pray for something and I didn’t get it, i immediately assume that maybe its not God’s will for me. the will of GodMany times in making more serious decisions such as picking a spouse, choosing a job or deciding what career to go into we are held up at knowing whether something is the will of God or not. Continue reading “What is the will of God”

Wheat and Tares

Wheat and tares look exactly the same, they have the same color, grow in the same way and have the same seeds; the only difference is that one is always unfruitful. Many times the devil plays this trick on us; we sow good seed, the word of God into our hearts and the devil our enemy comes in and plants his own seed, which look just like the seed we have received into our hearts without our knowledge. Continue reading Wheat and Tares