Paul and Barnabas Separate
And after some time Paul said to Barnabas, Come, let us go back and again visit and help and minister to the brethren in every town where we made known the message of the Lord, and see how they are getting along. Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark [his near relative]. But Paul did not think it best to have along with them the one who had quit and deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work. And there followed a sharp disagreement between them, so that they separated from each other (Acts 15:36-39 AMP). Continue reading
by Omolola Oriogun
I once asked my mentor the question “who exactly is my neighhbour?” Is it my own family members or the next door families to my right and to my left, the next person beside me in the public bus or the driver to a taxi that picked me up or my hired driver that gets paid monthly?
Her response stunned me when she said..”The entire human race GOD created is your neighbour.” In shock I said, “no way.Are you telling me to love a hired assassin, a robber, a rapist, a fraud, the killers in the Northern part of my country? No way!!!” She didn’t argue with me but took me down Bible lane.
Stripped of all the theological debates and boiled down to its raw essence, Christianity and Christians will be judged by two actions: how much we love GOD and how well we demonstrate this by loving our neighbour. Continue reading
by Omolola Oriogun
As long as GOD is not a part of your relationship, it will not stand. Such relationship will not stand the test of time; the trials and tribulations of life, let alone the difficulties of this world. Life is tough. Everybody has had a tough time at one point or another. Some have overcome or are still in the process of overcoming. Nobody has had it perfect. Everybody has had to overcome something in their life. You may not have seen it, or you were not there to experience it with them. Continue reading