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by Steve Popoola on
What do you do when an opportunity comes calling? Do you seize the moment and take advantage of the opportunity or do you see the opportunity as a potential danger that should be avoided at all costs? The Cambridge dictionary defined opportunity as, an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something. Every opportunity is a chance to do something based on some knowledge or circumstance that provides us with the chance to do it. It is often associated with positive things however, people can use opportunities in negative ways especially when taking advantage of other people. Some people for instance use every opportunity they can get to talk. Th...
by Steve Popoola on
I woke up this morning with a deep sense of gratitude. It was not triggered by something great that happened to me. It was just one of those times when you just know that you have been blessed and expressions of gratitude just bubble up from within you.Why is it so important to be grateful? As a father, I often give things to my children without their asking for it. It could be something as simple as stopping on the way home from work to buy them Pizza or taking them out to the movies on a weekend. It gives me a sense of joy seeing their faces light up and afterwards, when they say, ‘thank you dad!’, I know they really appreciated what I did. If as human beings we respond positively to gratitude, how much more does our Heavenly Father respond to the gratitud...
by Steve Popoola on
Rejection is not something anybody likes. No one wants to feel rejected especially by the people close to you or when you present something that is precious to you and it is rejected.I recently applied to have two of my websites featured on a website that listed websites developed with a certain technology. One of them was the Biblepraise website and the site Author’s reason was that it was a religious website and he didn’t wanted none of that. The second website was simply in the website owner’s eyes, not ‘attractive’ enough.My immediate reaction was disappointment and then I shared my experience with some friends who are in a tech group with me and we laughed it off and I felt a lot better. To me, it did not matter after all, it...
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For centuries, various Philosophers have studied and postulated theories about human behaviour. Thomas Hobbes, a 17th century Philosopher said, “People only do the right thing because they fear being punished if they get caught”. Recent studies have attempted to debunk this research by trying to prove that people tend to be less selfish when they cooperate but it was also established that people tend to cooperate if they know that they would benefit in a way. This brings us to the question, “Did Jesus have to die?” I pondered over this question for a while and realised that it could not be answered unless we shift our focus to the question, “Why did Jesus have to die?” In the John 15:13 Jesus said, ‘Greater love has no one than this, that one l...
by Steve Popoola on
Once again, we are in that period called the Lenten season. It is globally recognised by Christians all over the world as a time of fasting and prayer and self examination. Observance of this period differs depending on church denomination. While the mainstream orthodox churches (Catholic, Anglican, Methodists) observe it strictly, others such as Evangelical and Pentecostal churches pay very little attention or encourage their members to fast during the period.The purpose of this writing is not about the whether to observe lent or not, rather it is about paying consistent and continuous attention to the tenets of the Christian faith, whether during or after the lenten season.I grew up in the Methodist church and as a child, I observed the difference i...
by Steve Popoola on
I was recently chatting with one of my brothers in Church before Sunday service. We were talking about the impact of the Church should have in the society. He mentioned something that caught my attention. He had come across someone in a town where he had gone on holiday. As he chatted with her, the discussion moved to belief in God. At this point, the woman commented, “I don’t really care about God”. He then asked her whether she knew what the Bible stood for. She said no. Then he told her, “The Bible stands for ’Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth’”, That got the woman’s attention! She had never heard that phrase before and to be honest, neither had I until that moment. Since that chat, I have been thinking about that phrase and the more I thought about...
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.

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