Sunday, June 25, 2017

You and I are the light of the world Matthew 5:14-16

"Make our planet great again" that was the new president of France's reply to Donald Trump after he made it publicly known that America was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. Previous happenings such as Trump becoming president of the United States, the Brexit and diverse terror attacks that have taken place all over Europe have left many fearing for their own and  the lives of their loved ones.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Lord commands you to love your neighbour as yourself Mark 12:30-31, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

As I spent my Saturday last week catching up and listening to what two sisters of mine had to say about the body of Christ, I got the confirmation I needed to speak up on this particular issue. I've been a witness of the unkindness, finger pointing and verbal abuse that sometimes unfortunately takes place within our community. Based on the conversation we had I came to realize that this is something a lot of not only new church members but also new born/toddlers in Christ and those who've tripped come to face. This improper conduct usually is carried out by old church members for some reason maybe because they're a few steps ahead of you in their walk with Christ or they haven't made the same mistakes as you have.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Warning : Being a Christian comes with a high price tag

Once upon a time my perception of what it meant to be a Christian was so off the rails. I used to think that once Jesus became the landlord of your house everything would automatically change into being beautiful and rosy. The sermons I would bombard my brains with was on how Jesus could deliver you from demons, could bless you with a husband and kids, could favor you into receiving that promotion you so much yearned for, could heal you from any sickness, could fix your finances,... I even thought Jesus could bring out his magic stick and magically bring my not saved ex boyfriend back into my life, change us both and give me that happily ever after romantic story I longed for! (told you I was so off the rails). Don't get me wrong if that is God's will for your life He can do just about anything but there's so much more to being a Christian than those things I've mentioned above. Before my conversion it was all about Jesus being my rescuer and the provider to my selfish needs but shortly after being saved I came to realize that being regenerated and wanting to be authentic in my walk with Christ came with a high price tag.