• A LIFE OF COMMITMENT

    A LIFE OF COMMITMENT   Over the past month, I have been reflecting on my calling and commitment to pastoring the Lord’s church. My reflection has been on my commitment to prayer, studying, preaching and teaching, as well as pastorally caring for the church (the people).   Reading The Purpose...

  • YOUR DESTINATION IS SURE

    In the Bible, we find many promises of God for specific individuals at a particular time in their lives. Some of these promises are eternal and still has the power to transform our lives by faith. In Genesis, we read that God made a promise to bless Abraham with a...

  • FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: NO MENIAL JOB IN THE KINGDOM

    Following on from Pentecost Sunday’s talk on the work of the Spirit, I have been reading through the book of Acts and noting the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. I was reminded of how high the early Christians viewed every service they offered to others and to...

  • THE GOD OF GLORY

    Written by Tim Keller, from his book: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering “The glory of God means what can be called his infinite beyondness. He is not a “tame” God, a God at hand. He is not someone you can always figure out, or expect to figure out....

  • HE CARES FOR YOU

    It’s always comforting to know that someone cares when they go out of their way to support you by showing up in times of joy and difficulty. There are times that friends and family can’t be physically present, yet their care and love is unquestionable. God remains invisible but He...

  • SET FREE TO PROCLAIM HIS GLORY

    Last week, I received a notification from Google, asking me to write a review for suggested places I had visited. In the modern world, reviews are both valuable to businesses and to customers. Reviews help new customers make an informed decision on a product or service, and it also helps...

  • THE RACE OF LIFE

    In some of Paul’s letters to the churches, he used an example of an athlete competing in a race to metaphorically describe the Christian’s journey of life. In 1 Corinthians 9:24, Paul writes, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the...

  • DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT

    In the late 90’s, Ghana had some severe energy crisis where households went days without electricity. The worst times of the power cuts were in the evenings, as I was somewhat afraid of the dark! We used to have candles lighted in sections of the house to give some visibility,...

  • AN AUDACIOUS FAITH

    The story of Daniel and his friends in Babylon is one of an audacious faith. It’s a story of a man whose faith in God was unyielding, a faith that gave him the courage to face many challenges and triumph over them all. The story starts with a young man...

  • HOLDING ON TO GOD’S PROMISES

    Sometimes when reading my Bible, I come across some passages that God used to speak to me at a particular time and season of my life. Those passages bring memories of what I was going through and how God encouraged, strengthened and directed me through His Word. In those moments,...

  • BELIEVING IN THE GOD OF MIRACLES

    We live in a world where science and ‘reasoning’ shape so many of our perceptions and how we see the world around us. We celebrate medical breakthroughs and technological developments that enrich our lives and make tasks easier. However, more so, we must celebrate the God who gave such knowledge...

  • IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD

    On the night that Jesus was betrayed, he said a moving prayer that spoke of his love for us. The whole prayer is what is known as the High Priestly Prayer found in John 17. In verse 14-17, Jesus said, “I have given them your word, and the world has...

  • LED BY THE SPIRIT

    A couple of weeks ago, we started a short sermon series on Psalm 23 titled The Good Shepherd. Psalm 23 is a beautiful Psalm that gives the reader an insight into God’s love and care for those who trust in Him. It depicts God as a Good Shepherd who leads,...

  • ORDERING YOUR STEPS BY THE WORD OF GOD

    Driving home from Wallingford to Didcot, I was enjoying the summer breeze when I spotted a police car in the distance driving past. As I saw the car, my instant reaction was to check my speed to ensure I was within the limits. After he drove past, I reflected on...

  • BUILT ON GIVING

    One of the great principles we observe in all creation is the act of giving. We see this when husband and wife come together in union to form a family. We see it in the field when the farmer gives part of his seeds to the soil in hopes for...

  • RECEIVING BY FAITH: FAITH STREET

    Last Sunday, we had a great service as we remembered the birth of the church and the out pouring of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) 2000 years ago. In Acts chapter 2, we see how the day was marked with signs of wind, fire, tongues, rejoicing, salvation, as well as a...

  • FRIENDSHIP WITH THE LORD

    In my morning devotion, I was reading through Psalm 25 when I came across a verse I have read several times, but this time, there was a fresh revelation of the verse that really blessed me. It’s from Psalm 25:15, where David says, “The friendship of the Lord is for...

  • BEING ROOTED IN CHRIST

    Last weekend, I was in the living room looking out at the new turf that was laid a couple of weeks ago. It looked beautiful and well laid; but as I looked, I saw what appeared to be an odd-looking leaf sticking out from the ground. As I looked closer,...

  • DRAINING THE POWER

    Last Tuesday morning, as Odelia and Jeremiah stepped out of the house, I was about to settle down and read the Word of God when the doorbell rang.  The car will not start because the battery was low. Our 3-year-old son (Jeremiah) has gotten into the habit of switching the...

  • TRUSTING IN THE LORD

    As I made my way back home from our Wallingford church office, I decided to sit on the top deck of the bus to Didcot. It was the second time I had sat on the top deck of the bus; and this time I decided that rather than reading, I...

  • FRUITFULNESS AND SEASONS

    My usual routine most mornings is to go for a prayer walk around my area. Earlier in the week, as I went out for a prayer walk, I quickly realised how cold it was. I was just a fair bit away from my house and I had to decide whether...

  • DESIRING THE LORD

    DESIRING THE LORD Once a while, Facebook has a way of reminding us of a past post we shared. On New Year’s Eve, I was reminded of a post I shared on 31st December 2014. I believe that this message still has relevance to our lives as we start 2018....

  • SOVEREIGN GRACE AND THE CHRISTMAS STORY

    What a privilege it is to be called a child of God and to know Christ our Saviour. Sometimes as Christians, we may perceive our faith in Christ as a choice we made, but over and over again, we are reminded in scripture of God’s sovereign grace and love that...

  • THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST

    As a young boy raised in a Christian home in Ghana, I remember my dad leading us in our daily prayer and devotion. My dad was not only a godly man who loved the Lord, but he was also a man who enjoyed the life and blessings God gave him....

  • DWELLING IN THE SECRET PLACE

    One of the popular scriptures in the Bible is Psalm 91. It is such an encouraging Psalm and a reminder of God’s faithfulness to protect and deliver His children in times of trouble. The confidence of the Psalmist is that of one who has experienced God’s unfailing love over and...