26 Jan 2020
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,…
26 Jan 2020
• 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…
12 Jan 2020
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).
5 Jan 2020
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.
22 Dec 2019
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. It is a joyous occasion, marked out in church season in commemoration that at a time in history, God took upon Himself...
Prepare the way of the lord: Example of John the baptist - meditation for the third Sunday in advent
15 Dec 2019
To ‘prepare the way’ means to create a favourable environment or to make it easy for one to come and operate. The Collect for the day indicates two areas for the preparation of the Way of the Lord:
1 Dec 2019
Advent is the first Season, and so, the beginning of the Church’s Year. It begins with the Advent Sunday (the Sunday nearest to St Andrew’s day -November 30 - and the first of the four Sundays...
3 Nov 2019
Pride,” they say, “goes before fall.” “...One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.” (1Kgs 20:11). Starting a venture like the Christian race is one thing; and ending it triumphantly is another thing.
27 Oct 2019
The Devil is a real entity and not simply the figurative embodiment of evil (2 Cor. 11: 3; Rev. 12: 9). A study of such passages as Rev. 12; 1 Jn 3:8; I Pet. 5: 8-9 and Jn 10: 10 throws...
13 Oct 2019
Many people claim to believe in God. Indeed, all Christians do. But for many, God is removed or transcendent or far above in heaven to be fully involved in their affairs.
6 Oct 2019
There are several places in scripture where God’s ways and wisdom are contrasted with man's ways and wisdom.
22 Sep 2019
‘The writing on the wall’ has come to be a phrase or idiomatic expression widely used in language and literature as a portent of doom or misfortune. The phrase originated from the historical content of the reading of today.