• 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...

  • 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...