Of Leadership and Rulership

Lately, there has been the growing desire of people to lead other people . . . infact, many people are doing the impossible to lead a people, even if the people do not want their leadership. A closer look at politics in families, communities, nations and even churches would reveal these trends. But may I…

DAY THIRTY-TWO: Responsible Followership

What manner of people are we supposed to be in following Christ?What manner of people are we supposed to be in following other brethren in Christ?What manner of people are we supposed to be in following other people outside of Christ . . .”in Christ” do not necessarily mean “the Church.” The age-long question has…

DAY TWENTY-SIX: Hidden Move

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and it is the honor of kings to search them out. God indeed has secrets. He speaks to His people; yet, not all that He says is for public consumption. One would ask, why would God conceal matters of serious importance to mankind? Why would…

DAY TWENTY-FOUR: Honor – A Spiritual Currency

In the unique journey of faith, so much is inaccessible without honor. As vital as faith is in walking with God, honor is central to how much is possible. First, honouring God is the key to resources [strength, riches and wisdom], while honouring people is the key to privileges and heartfelt prayers and goodwill. Interestingly,…

DAY TWENTY-ONE: Hierarchy in Authority

The gifts of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Teachers and Pastors are uniquely for the edification [building up] of the saints in the church. In recent times, it has become more of hierarchy in the body of Christ; it would seem like Apostles, for instance, are of more significance than Pastors or Prophets have more depth in…

What/Who is ‘the future’ we are hoping for?

There is a growing concern about the kind of future we are hopeful about;Though it is yet unseen, indicators of what it may look like are all around us.If there is anything that should worry us more in this season, . . .It would be that we have opened up the fount of free expressions,…

Boundaries

The pain of a Preacher is that he or she brings deep things of God in simplicity and though many people listen but they do not incline their hearts to doing it. . . The pain of a Pastor is that no matter how much he or she tries, he or she cannot save or…

The Price of Joy

There is a a price for anything that is of worth. If you seek to right any wrong, intentional or otherwise, there is a price for it. Sometimes it comes at the price of your own freedom; at other times, it comes with your life as a sacrifice. The foregoing is not new. Yet, the…

The Big Man

Written by Dan Twimasie (dkt), Ghana. A defining characteristic of the African personality is the notion of self-importance. It can be so pervasive in our societies that an inquiry into the degree of entrenchment is wasteful. Even in the Church, we are humility-challenged. From the tycoon-prophet to the sashed-usher, we wear that ubiquitous “do-you-know-me” disposition,…

Eyes on the Road, Mind on the Goal.

Yesterday morning, I had to quickly dash to the filling (gas) station to refill the fuel in my car. I had driven about 46km with the fuel indicator light on the dashboard the day prior, I wasn’t sure there was enough fuel to get me to the filling station. Still, I pulled out of my…