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by Steve Popoola on
People love being followed. It is an affirmation that they have something that others desire. We live in a generation where social media following is a big deal. Politicians, musicians and other public figures do so much to boost the number of people who follow them. There are many who follow others so that they can be followed too.It has however been established that relationships based on social media is ephemeral and superficial at best. One important thing I have learnt about life is that what matters is not so much about who we follow but also why we follow them. In John 6, Jesus had just finished preaching to thousands of people who came from various towns. When it was evening, the disciples came to him, requesting that He send the people away so they can go...
by Steve Popoola on
Central to the Christian faith is the cross.  The shape of the cross has become a figure of design for some people and for others, it is just a piece of jewelry. For some others, it is like a talisman that they wear about to protect them from danger.
The cross can be seen almost everywhere but many do not know what it signifies. 
A little background on the cross;  The Cross was used by the Romans as a horrible and shameful instrument of death. It was reserved only for those at the lower levels of society like slaves and servants. So disgraceful was death by the cross that the Romans themselves would declare, “Perish the thought that any Roman die on a cross”. 
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.