Author: Deji Okegbile

ALAUSA CHAPEL @ 20: Abiding Legacy of Lagos State Christians Civil Servants.

The story of a church affords us the opportunity to see how God protected and preserved His people from the beginning to the present day so as to bring about the sure accomplishment of God’s redemptive purposes in Jesus Christ. The story and testimony of the Chapel of Christ the Light (Interdenominational), Alausa, Ikeja is about how God works in mysterious ways especially through committed Christian civil servants. For me to write about the history of the Chapel invites us to see through those acts of Christian commitment, selflessness, Christian unity and walk of faith by the likes of...

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OLOSU OF OSU, OBA JETHRO ADEJOLA @ 30 ON THE THRONE: RENEWING OSU DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

The search for a good and credible successor to Loja Omolade Adeyokuunu who in the early hours of 11th June, 1989, ‘answered the imperative call of death, having spent seventeen years on the throne’ and in whose reign ‘Osu attained the apogee of her greatness’ was not an easy task. According to Prince Adedire Arimoro, a notable scholar and historian, ‘with most of the intractable problems that had rocked the life of Osu community relatively ameliorated, there came the era of peace and tranquillity within the town. Therefore, it was not surprising to observers of Osu history when in...

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Jesus on your Jericho Road: A Sycamore Tree, Symbolism of Regeneration

The symbolism of a Sycamore tree suggests the tree of regeneration and transformation, the tree for the true status and stature as a member of the Body of Christ. Jesus on his way to Jericho saw Zacchaeus sitting in a sycamore tree and understood the symbolism. We are all on Jericho roads though different for each of us, churches and nations. Jericho road could mean dealing with divisions in the church, nations, political chaos, broken relationship, experience of poverty and loneliness. Our contemporary Jericho road ‘is the place where knife crime is on the rise, loneliness is endemic, food...

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One Person, both a Pharisee and a Tax collector: Examples of Paul and Wesley.

It may be hard to conceive that we ourselves might be Pharisees. There are ‘essence of Pharisaism alive today, even active within creeds that embrace the divinity of Jesus, the doctrines of grace, and Trinitarian orthodoxy.’ The parable of two men exposes our own inner Pharisee in need of a Tax collector’s humility and repentance. Our inner Pharisee include our failure to practice what we preach, such that our hearers had better follow what we say or sing but not what we do(Matt 23:3). Our inner Pharisee’s preaching is more concerned with preserving human tradition than proclaiming God’s Holy Word thereby approve unrighteous means for...

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State of Nigerian States and our Ethnic Energies.

Nigeria, the African largest producer of oil, a country with lots of oil but little electricity is not at its best for some time. It is sad that, coupled with the problem of Boko Haram, greed and corruption, Herdsmen clashes and kidnapping, the real soundtrack of Nigeria is not Gospel song, Juju, Apala or Afrobeats, but the din of diesel generators as most Nigerians … have to rely on them because power cuts are common.’ The reflection is how Nigeria would become a developmental state if its ethnic energies that forms it spiritual, political and public service system are ‘not...

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