Touch not the Lord’s anointed. This is a very popular battle cry whenever the teachings and actions of a particularly popular Christian leader is questioned or criticized. If I am not mistaken this is what is meant when people use this statement: A man of God is called by God and not by man He is therefore not answerable to anyone but the one who … Continue reading The Untouchables
When we hear the word “worship” what readily comes to mind is music. That shouldn’t be surprising because in church the period where we sing songs with a slower tempo is referred to as the “time of worship”. It seems in our everyday language worship almost always means singing (unless the person makes it a point to say it’s not). Worship is generally recognized as … Continue reading Worshipping in spirit and truth
Absolutely brilliant videos which goes through the Bible in 20 minutes. Check it out here The Old Testament in 10 Minutes + the New Testament in 10 Minutes. Continue reading The Old Testament in 10 Minutes + the New Testament in 10 Minutes
Guidance is a hot topic in Christian circles. People ask about guidance in a variety of ways. “What is the will of God for my life?” is a common way in which this question is asked. I think Paul answers this question in 1 Thessalonians 4, but not in the way that we would expect. Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord … Continue reading What is God’s will for my life?
The Bible is made up of 66 books and connecting those books together and seeing how the tell one story is an extremely helpful tool when it comes to studying the Bible. Justin Tayler provides Graeme Goldsworthy’s summaries on the main divisions in the Bible here. Too many times, we think of the gospel as a story that jumps from the Garden of Eden … Continue reading Seeing the Bible as a whole
The opening chapters of the Bible clearly teach that, as Creator, God is the owner of all things (Ps. 89:11). All wealth therefore belongs to him (Ps. 50:10) and is to be used to rule the earth and bring glory to him through the worship of his Son and service to his people. As the owner of all, God desires that we, his creatures and … Continue reading The Bible’s Big Picture
I have been seeing quite a few helpful articles around that speaks on how we study the Bible. In Reading the Bible Like Jesus: Luke 24 and Reading the Bible Like Jesus: Matt. 22:31,Thabiti Anyabwile reminds us how Christ’s view of scripture should influence the way we also read and understand. In My Preferred Way To Read The Bible, Jim Elliff gives some very helpful suggestions of ways … Continue reading Helpful resources for studying the Bible
Found this very useful guide for Bible Reading and study. Our desire was to create a simple, reproducible strategy that would facilitate this process. This led us to develop a simply strategy for small clusters (2-3 people) to meet together regularly and talk about the Scriptures and apply them to their lives. The seven arrows of Bible reading were an attempt at developing a tool … Continue reading Helpful questions for studying the Bible
I don’t normally hear about Ghanaian movies on BBC, so imagine my surprise when I hear a BBC report on a Ghanaian movie(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24087312). “Praising The Lord Plus One” is a Ghanaian movie that just had its premier few weeks ago. It movie is about how fake prophets and pastors use the name of the Lord to pursue their own desires. This is the synopsis that … Continue reading Why the rise in false teaching in Ghana?