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by Steve Popoola on
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word thrive as, “to grow vigorously,” “to gain in wealth or possessions,” or “to progress toward or realise a goal despite or because of circumstances.” This definition encapsulates the essence of what it means to thrive: not just to survive, but to flourish, prosper, and succeed regardless of the challenges faced.After God created man, He blessed them with a profound mandate: “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1:28). This blessing was an invitation to thrive, to exercise dominion, and to steward the earth. God’s plan from the beginning was for humanity to thrive by g...
by Steve Popoola on
The Christian journey is not a sprint but a marathon, characterised by challenges and trials. How we respond to these obstacles determines the depth of our spiritual growth. Yet, we cannot navigate this journey relying solely on our human strength. To grasp the essence of the Christian walk, we must first comprehend what it truly means to become a Christian..Being a Christian isn't merely about lineage, religious rituals, or attending church services. It's about recognising our need for forgiveness and salvation, and accepting the grace freely offered by God through Jesus Christ.Scriptural references such as John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, and 2 Timothy 1:9 underscore the foundational truth that our status as children of God is not earned but bestowed upon us by God...
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As we celebrated Easter, we were reminded of the demonstration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death. The story however did not end there, by laying His life down and resurrecting on the third day, Jesus gave you and I the power over sin and death. Easter demonstrated the truth that the grave does not, cannot and will not have a hold on us because of what Jesus did.As I thought about today's topic, three things came to my my mind. To proclaim the truth, you have to1. Accept the truth2. Proclaim the truth to yourself 3. Proclaim the truth to othersAccept the truthMany years ago when I was in the University, we were taught one of the fundamentals of property law. In Latin, it is expressed as “nemo dat quod non h...
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In the first part of this topic, we learned about Jesus being the good shepherd. He made this statement himself in John 10:11 and went on to explain the difference between the good shepherd and a hired hand. I wrote about how I memorised Psalms 23 as a child but did not really understand it until I gave my life to Christ.We continue to journey through Psalms 23 as we take on the second part of verse 3. “He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake”. The world we live in is full of dangerous paths into which many have fallen with grave consequences. The people who fall into these deadly traps are not necessarily gullible or unwise, but even those who are wise can inadvertently get caught up in a lie that can lead them into risky and slippery terrains.
by Steve Popoola on
When I gave my life to Jesus at a young age, I began to read the Bible. Not much of it made sense to me then but some of the stories captivated me. I had memorised Psalm 23 not because I understood it but because growing up with my church going parents, I had to learn it in Sunday School.As I grew into adulthood however, “the Lord is my Shepherd” began to mean more to me than than the words I just recite in Church. In John 10:11, Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep”. After making this declaration, Jesus went further to explain key difference between a good Shephered and hired hand. The one who is hired to take care of the sheep is just in it for the benefits and does not really care whateve...
by Steve Popoola on
As we approached the end of the year 2023, a familiar hymn from my secondary school days came to mind. It's incredible how the words penned by composers centuries ago remain relevant today, despite the changes over the years. The hymn, "Our God, Our Help In Ages Past," written by Isaac Watts in 1719, holds a special place in my heart.The first verse of the hymn resonates with my personal experiences. Towards the end of last year, I faced a severe illness that landed me in the hospital. This unexpected turn of events left my usually active self physically incapacitated and mentally drained. Despite the challenges, the knowledge that God, along with the prayers from my family and church community, sustained me through the difficult period.During my reco...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.