Jesus is lord: He is God
One of the direct implications of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is that He is the Lord and God (John 20:28). It gave rise to such phrases like “the Lord Jesus,” “the Lord’s Day,” “the Lord’s Table,” “the Spirit of the Lord”, “in the Lord,” “from the Lord,” “light in the Lord,” “boast in the Lord”,
Christ: Our Passover lamb
The fifth Sunday in lent is traditionally the Passion Sunday, when we begin to contemplate on the passion/suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Being 14 days to Easter (the Christian Passover), it calls to mind the month of Passover ...
It’s lent – grow in discipline and overcome temptation
This is the first Sunday in Lent. Lent is the period of six weeks or 40 days (not including Sundays), beginning on Ash Wednesday, leading up to Easter.
Quinquagesima Sunday: “Remember that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return”
Quinquagesima Sunday is the Sunday, which ushers in Lent, which starts on the Wednesday of the week, commonly called the Ash Wednesday.
The presentation of Jesus at the Temple: A revelation of his mission
With exceptions of years like this, when it falls on a Sunday, and is shifted to the next day, every February 2, (which is the 40th day from December 25, when the birth of Jesus is marked) is, in the Church’s Calendar...
The sabbath of God
Sabbath simply means rest. When God finished his work of creation, he rested and subsequently instituted it as a pattern for mankind and animals (20:8-11; Deut. 5:12-15). Sabbath is a divine ordinance and as such, should be observed. In effort to ensure the Sabbath observance, the legalistic Pharisees set up strict laws regarding the how,…
Bello charges clergy to practise what they have learnt
• As Senior Clergy Course Ends The Anglican bishop of Oturkpo and the Assistant Director of Studies of the Church of Nigeria’s Senior Clergy Advanced Management Course, The Rt. Revd David K. Bello has called on the clergy to always practise what they learn in their ministerial formation. Preaching at the Passing out Service for…
The Baptism of Christ: Aligning with God’s purpose
The baptism of Jesus, which is a principal (in fact, the key, in the Eastern Church, the key) event of Epiphany, is commemorated in the Western tradition on the Sunday following the Epiphany Day (6th January).
The Epiphany: Christ revealed
January 6 is traditionally marked as the Epiphany Day, though in the recent times, the Sunday after January 1 is celebrated in some places as the Epiphany Day.