Author: Deji Okegbile

The Faithful and Unfaithful Virgins: Call to Advent Quality to Christian life.

‘No man has more than enough holiness to himself’ – John Wesley Jesus Christ is coming again! This is the core message of the Parable of the ten virgins. A parable is a brief earthly story that speaks and teaches eternal lessons. God is calling the church and all who believe in Jesus Christ to constantly examine our own spiritual condition in the light of Christ’s coming at an unknown and unexpected time. The parable of the ten virgins appears only in Matthew’s Gospel and it points us toward Advent, ‘the time to wake up again and renew all...

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KBA Adeyemi @70, Beyond the Reproach of Widowhood: Renewing the “Order of Widow” as “Altar of God.”

Rev Dr Kikelomo Bola Adeyemi’s testimony especially on her 70th birthday challenge the church on the accounts of the history of Christian theology that ‘tend to neglect material concerning widows in antiquity and their contribution to Christian discipleship.’ KBA Adeyemi’s experience continue to help in appreciating the contribution of widows in Nigeria and Christian antiquity generally. Using the words of Lisa More, KBA Adeyemi’s Christian stewardship and widowhood as “Altar of God” helps us to understand ‘the Jewish roots of the widows’ contribution to Christian theology,’ evangelism and church leadership. KBA Adeyemi’s experience resonates with the ‘enrolled widows in...

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THE SAINTS, THE SCRIBES AND THE PHARISEES IN EACH OF US.

The 2020 celebration of All Saints Day on a Sunday presents us a message of hope and personal renewal. In the Gospel reading, Jesus warned against the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees (Matt 23:1012). The scribes and Pharisees, dominated and engrossed with their confused priorities, two-faced theology and behaviour, impure motives, and damaging leadership had lost them the trust of many common people. The spiritual failure of the scribes and Pharisees pointed out by Jesus brings to limelight the importance of the saintly honourable office that the scribes and Pharisees occupied. To be a saint is to be...

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#EndSARS and Decline of Religion in Nigeria.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state with over 426 ethnic groups covers an area of 924,000sq km. Nigeria major religious groups with an estimated youthful population of over 220 million, the seventh most populous country in the world are Christianity, Islam, and African Traditional religion. Nigeria is a product of persistent high fertility over time and consistently declining mortality. Nigeria population is projected to increase above 400 million in 2050. Atedo Peterside, a Nigerian entrepreneur, investment banker, and economist, the founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Anap Business Jets Limited (Anap Jets), and the Atedo N. A. Peterside Foundation (Anap Foundation) explained that...

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BIBLE SUNDAY: The Greatest Commandment, a pointer to Christian Perfection.

“My ground is the Bible. Yea, I am a Bible-bigot. I follow it in all things, both great and small” – John Wesley, from the Journal: “June 5, 1766 Happy renewing Bible Sunday to you in Jesus name. The Bible continue to change lives, calling people to repentance, hence Bible Sunday is a day on which churches celebrate the continuing impact the Bible is having on individuals and communities throughout the world. Today, the Gospel reading is a reflection on the first and the greatest commandment (Matt 22:34-40). The Bible, the greatest book ever inspired and written, a library of 66...

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