Adapted from a sermon by Pastor Dele Oyeleru of TCBC, Ejigbo
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives…….That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (Jer 29:4, 10-11).
The Israelites were asking God for liberation from captivity in Babylon yet God’s response was Continue reading
by Yewande Olamiju
Does God hear me when I pray? Is He disinterested in my prayers? Are my prayers relevant? Should I even bother praying? Does He talk to me?
The bible says:
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry (Psa 34:15 NIV, 1 Pet 3:12)
O Thou that hearest prayer (Psa 65:2) Continue reading
by Omolola Oriogun
Aunty: Hello children
Children: Hello Aunty
Aunty: It’s closing time, so let us come together for prayers. Now, let’s recite our LORD’s prayer
Children: Continue reading
by Miss Mo
Imagine this, you have a very good friend and you live in the same neighbourhood but you really never get to see each other but you talk almost every morning and sometimes at night, there’s a public holiday and your friend decides to visit you. You are beyond excited; you imagine catching up on details and sharing pleasantries for the entire day. Your friend arrives and after exchanging pleasantries, s/he keeps quiet, you try to say a few things to get a conversation going but s/he is too focused on his/her tab or blackberry or iPhone and only calls on you when something is going wrong. Eventually s/he leaves to go home and the entire time you are quietly wondering what is going on. Continue reading
by Omolola Oriogun
When we wonder “how should I pray”, we seldom look to the Bible for guidance. The truth, however, is that the Bible is packed with praying people, and we can learn much from their examples.
Sometimes, we have to dig through Scripture for models. We don’t always find an obvious tip-off, such as, “LORD, teach us to pray…” Luke 11:1. but instead, we can look for strengths and situations. Many Bible figures showed courage and faith, but others found themselves in situations that brought out qualities they didn’t know they had, just as your situation can do today. Continue reading