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by Steve Popoola on
The word “Church” can mean different things depending on the context within which it is used. Generally speaking, people tend to think of Church as an organisation. For example, the Church of England or the Catholic Church. Others think of Church as a building where Christians meet and hold services. In Scriptural terms, are these definitions correct? Let us dive into scripture to help us discover the origins of the Church and what it means.The first time the word ‘Church’ was mentioned in the Bible is in Mathew 16:18. Jesus had just asked the disciples what people said about Him and they responded, “Some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah and others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets” (Mathew 16:14) Jesus then asked them, “Who do you think I a...
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...
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.