Vengeance belongs to God

Text: Romans 12:9-21. ‘If possible, so far as it depends on you, be peaceably with all. Beloved never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, Says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him[…]

Text: Matthew 5:43-48. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (verse 44). Contrary to the laws and practices that govern the world affairs, you as a Christian are expected to suffer injury or loss that can be born for the sake of peaceful co-existence. Have you ever been unjustly[…]

Text: Matthew 5:1-12. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,” (verse 9). A peace maker is the one who has experienced the peace of God and who therefore seeks to live in peace with all others. Reflect on verse 9, how are you going to apply it to your life? Dear Lord, I[…]

Text: Matthew 5:21-26. “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift,” (verses 23-24). There are many people who hate each other but still come[…]

Acts 15:37-40. “Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John, called Mark. But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to[…]

Text: Genesis 27:30-46. ‘Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob,”’ (Vs 41). If a grudge is not resolved when you realize it, it can lead to hatred. Usually a[…]

Put aside differences

Text: Philippians 2:1-18. Reconciliation is also being in one accord and of the same mind with one another. (V 2) Paul urges the Philippians, as he does to us today, that everything should be done in oneness of purpose; living in love and harmony and following the example of Jesus Christ who did not consider His position as God, but[…]

Accepting the will and plan of God

Text: 1 Samuel 24:4-22. David was being persecuted and hunted by King Saul to be killed. When, however, David found King Saul and his soldiers exhausted and asleep, he did not kill Saul as he was being advised, but only cut a piece of the King’s robe (V 4) simply because he was ‘the anointed of the Lord’.[…]

Walking in the Fear of the Lord

Text: Acts 9:23-31. The Church walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, multiplied (V 31) for only one reason; that the Apostles had accepted and reconciled with Paul through the testimony of Barnabas. And through this new relationship, St Paul was saved twice from death by the Christians since he[…]

In all things seek Jesus Christ

Text: Colossians 1:15-23. Jesus Christ is our all in all; both in Heaven and on Earth from creation into eternity. He is the image of God Almighty and reconciles all things together (V 20) including all of us who were ‘alienated and hostile to God’s ways doing all sorts of evil deeds’. What lesson or lessons do you[…]