• GIVING BACK TO THE GIVER

    Since lock-down, I have taken the responsibility of doing the family’s food shopping, and I must admit that I am enjoying it. I now have the privilege of buying some treats for myself (sometimes all finished before I get home!) and for the children. A couple of weeks ago, I...

  • LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE

    I have been reading through the book of Ezekiel and I have been awestruck by the glory and majesty of the Lord. I was reminded of how great, awesome, and mighty our God really is. When the prophet was given the vision of the Lord God sitting on his throne...

  • BE STRENGTHENED IN THE LORD

    I can recall the first time I became a dad and experienced waking up several times at night. It was a total shock to my system as prior to that, I had never had my sleep disrupted several times before. I woke up physically and mentally tired, and it was...

  • THE BLESSING OF OBEDIENCE AND FAITH

    I have been reading through the Gospel of Luke again, and the more I read, the more I am in awe of Christ Jesus. I marvel at his courage to lead and teach the many people that followed him. He was confident in his teaching, even in the face of...

  • WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

    During the lockdown, there has been several times I have noticed my son Jeremiah to be bored although he has lots of toys in his room. Sometimes, telling him to go and play with his toys could even seem to him like a punishment, whereas I would have loved to...

  • THE POWER OF REPENTANCE

    I have recently been reading through the book of Kings, and one of the consistent behaviour patterns of most of the kings after Solomon was their tendency to sin and turn away from serving God. Some of the kings of Israel who weren’t even of royal descent, meaning, they had...

  • WAITING ON THE LORD

    As you may all know, our son Joshua was born on Saturday the 18th of April; and it’s been such a joy to finally hold him in my arms. Odelia and Joshua are now home and are doing well. Thank you all for the prayers and the anointing needed for...

  • THE BLESSING OF SEEKING THE WELFARE OF OTHERS

    Two weeks ago, I went food shopping for the family, and for the first times since I have been in the UK, I noticed empty shelves in the supermarket. Tesco and Sainsburys in Didcot had run out of some essential food items and products due to panic buyers. I had...

  • TRUE SECURITY: HAVE AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE

    One of the privileges of our modern world is that, we have structures and systems in place to safeguard us from deep shocks which would have left devastating effects on our society if we lived over a century ago. While this has been a blessing, it has also created a...

  • COMMITTED TO THE LITTLE

    A few months ago, I joined the gym as I felt quite sluggish and out of shape. The week I joined; I noticed another fellow about the same age as me who had recently joined. We were both struggling to exercise, and it felt somewhat comforting to know that I...

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR – BETTER DAYS AHEAD

    This morning, my dictionary app started me off with the definition of twenty-twenty. It read, “Twenty-twenty, “keenly or acutely perceptive”, as is often remarked of the advantages of hindsight, has its roots in vision”.   Reflecting on our past is always good, as we can look back with gratitude, seeing...

  • PEACE IN THE STORM

    Reading through the Gospel of Luke, I was reminded of the time that Jesus and his disciples made their way on a boat to Gerasenes (Gadarenes). The passage says that as they sailed, “a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger”...

  • THE BLESSINGS AND HURDLES OF DRAWING CLOSER TO GOD

    We have many encouraging scriptures about God’s blessings, protection and love for those who delight in worshipping Him and seeking Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. The passage reminds me of my son struggling to fix his toy and calling out...

  • HELP MY UNBELIEF – THE STORY OF ZECHARIAH

    In the Gospel of Luke, we are told of the story of Zechariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth who were said to be godly and ‘blameless’ in accordance to God’s commands, yet had no children. Similar to Abraham, the narrative says that they were advanced in years, implying they...

  • THE SPIRIT AND THE MIND OF CHRIST

    There have been times in my life where I have wanted to know the true intent and thoughts of another, be it someone I love or someone I have fallen out with. The curious questions like, do they love me as I love them? Are they thinking about me? Are...

  • LAVISHING IT ALL ON CHRIST

    In all four Gospels, we are told of the woman with the alabaster flask who broke it and poured out the expensive ointment on Jesus. Some of the disciples who saw what happened thought, ‘what a waste’, since the ointment was said to cost more than 300 denarii (Mark 14:5),...

  • SAVED TO SERVE

    Salvation is a great gift of God’s grace in Christ. This gift is more than just escaping God’s wrath, since by it we have been adopted as children of God (Ephesians 1:5). As a child of God, we are entitled to the privileges of the kingdom, such as having a...

  • MATURING THROUGH TEMPTATION

    When we hear the word temptation, the idea we often have is the devil enticing us to fall in areas of our weaknesses to certain sins. However, what the enemy meant for evil, God could use it as an opportunity for character building and spiritual maturity. In his book, The...

  • UNITED CELEBRATION & PICNIC AT WALLINGFORD THIS SUNDAY

    Just a kind reminder that this Sunday (4th August), we will not be meeting at Didcot; we will rather be joining our Wallingford congregation to worship and celebrate the goodness of the Lord. Please see details below. Address: Ridgeway Christian Centre, 21b & 22 St. Mary’s Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10...

  • 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...