Joshua in the Bible: Let’s Trace Back the History

It is almost indescribable to imagine what sort of man would fill the shoes of someone who had a burning bush moment with God, who parted the Red Sea and who received the Ten Commandments from God. The man chosen to fill Moses’ shoes was Joshua in the Bible. He was the chosen one to lead the twelve tribes of Israel in succession to Moses, at a very trying time.

Abraham of the Bible: The Father to Many

According to the Bible, Abraham of the Bible was initially named Abram and married to Sara. This father to many was sent from his homeland to go to the land of Canaan where he would take possession and thus became known as the father of Israel. The only thing God told him was ‘pack your things and go to a land that I will show you.

Jesus Heals 10 Lepers: A True Story

The story of the ten lepers is a common parable shared amongst many. Jesus heals 10 lepers as He is on His way to Jerusalem. To understand this parable better one must first conceptualize what leprosy is.

Deborah of the Bible: A Prophetess to Reckon With

Take delivering a nation like Israel from oppression of a King, being a woman and doing it in Biblical times, mix it all up and voila, here comes Deborah. It was no easy task to take on yet she did. Deborah of the Bible served a fairly important position at a time when no men were willing to take such roles.

The Kaddish, a Fresh Approach

Why do we find the prospect of death so horrifying; indeed what is so fearful about it? Part of the answer is that life is so important, the more so when that life is our own life and to a lesser, yet significant degree, when it is the life of someone connected to us. Indeed, a life that we know nothing about means little to most people.

The Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

This article is about the fruit of the Spirit-peace. In a World of daily drama, it is good to know that we can have peace.

Cain and Abel: Two Sons and Rage

Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, the first children born of woman in the Bible. The Garden of Eden is where it all begun, when Adam and Eve lived as the first couple on the earth. God blessed them with these two children, that they may reproduce and fill the earth with their offspring.

Having a New Godly Attitude

“Be made a new in the attitudes of your minds”- Ephesians 4:23 I was reading Ephesians the other day when I stumbled on this verse. It touched my heart and I felt compelled to share the power behind those words. Indulge with me as we look at the attitude the Ephesians was referring to.

The Delight of Psalm 23

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. 3He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies: he anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Hidden Treasure – Is It Yours?

When I was growing up, my father regaled me a story of a father who loved his two sons so much. Unfortunately, although he was rich, his two sons were very lazy. He was about to die and so he called them on the side of the bed and told them about treasure, hidden somewhere in his large tract of land. Of course there was no treasure, but the sons toiled and toiled. Though they did not ‘find’ it, they had already tilled the whole land and turned it fruitful. I was reading the book of Matthew the other day when I stumbled upon the story of the hidden treasure (Matthew 13:44-45). It talks about the kingdom of God and compares it to a treasure that is hidden somewhere in a field. Let us look at the story and see whether we can learn something about the kingdom of God-and whether we can be partakers of the kingdom.

The Wise and Foolish Builders

As am writing this article, there is a mason working in my garage, repairing the roof which has been leaking for a couple of days. This inspired me to write the story about builders Jesus taught about: a clever builder and a foolish one. This will form the basis of our discussion in this article-and the inference we can draw from in it.

The Parable of the Marriage of the Kings Son

My story is never complete without my giving own examples. I have shuddered at the thought of an absolute monarch like King Muswati of Swaziland inviting his subjects to the wedding festivity-only for them to not only refuse to turn up, but slay the king’s servants sent to them! Well, that is what happened in the Bible story here. My thematic concern here is about people who ignore or refuse to heed the message when called to the Kingdom of God.

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