Make progress with childlikeness

The Master Teacher said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you become like little children, your chances of entering the kingdom of heaven are zero.” He used a child to help his disciples who were preoccupied with position and arguing over petty issues. Just like the disciples, we also need to always remember to be childlike, with humble and sincere hearts….

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Do it now

William Trewatha Bray, (known as Billy Bray), an unconventional Cornish preacher, sat by the bedside of a dying Christian who had been very shy about his testimony for Christ during his life, more than 150 years ago. The dying man said, “If I had the power I’d shout glory to God.” Billy answered, “It’s a pity you didn’t shout…

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Live your legacy

It was Suzzanah Wesley that said “Only one life, it will soon be over. Only remembered by what they have done.” What do you want to be remembered for when you are long gone from this world? Let your answer be what influences how you live every day.  For example, Edward Crosby “Ned” Johnson 3rd who recently passed is remembered as…

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The Hope of the centuries

The promised coming of Christ has been the great hope of believers down through the centuries. The ancient Nicene Creed affirms, “He shall come again with glory.” Charles Wesley wrote 7,000 hymns: 5,000 mention the coming of Christ. As the Archbishop of Canterbury crowned Queen Elizabeth II, he stated, “I give thee, O Sovereign Lady, this crown to wear…

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Seeking a better country

Christians love their families, spouses, jobs, and churches – but their sights should be set ahead beyond the horizon. Christians are activists, invested in witnessing to a needy world – but they take frequent glances toward a promised community still to come. Christians are gardeners and builders, shaping environments, turning weed pits into floral splendour, painting and patching and…

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What does Easter mean to you

It means everything to me because Jesus Christ has conquered death. That makes all the difference – now and forever! His resurrection is the key to the Christian faith because (1) Just as He said, Jesus rose from the dead. We can be confident that He will accomplish all He has promised (2) His resurrection signifies that the living…

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Let there be food for all

The first time I travelled to USA in 2009, I attended a church in St Paul Minnesota where members go home with food supplies. People living close to the church also came to pick some items. I was so amazed with the amount of food available that I asked myself how I could transport them to Africa. I thought, we needed…

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The future life

The Bible reminds us that our days are as grass. For a brief time we flourish, but soon we wither and die. Yet the minutes of our lives can be flecked with the gold of eternity. Instead of wasting them – as we easily do – God exhorts us to redeem the time. But our lives are also immortal….

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How to be innovative

We can solve virtually all the world’s problems through innovation and transformative leadership. I am particularly interested in frugal innovation – a type of innovation that is essential to develop sustainable, appropriate, adaptable, affordable, and accessible solutions to problems around us. Different authors have also said that it is a design innovation process that properly considers the needs and context…

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