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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...
by Steve Popoola on
How do you feel when you meet with someone very important? Even better, what if you had the opportunity to spend time with someone really important? Generally speaking, there is usually a sense of excitement when someone anticipates meeting someone they’ve only heard of but not actually met.As I was thinking about this, I remembered one of my friends many years ago who met someone important and shook hands with them. Jokingly, he raised his hands and said, “I’m never going to wash this hand again”.While it is always exciting to have the opportunity to meet with famous people, the effect of that meeting soon fades away. In come cases, after spending time some famous personalities, people have often come away with a sense of disappointment because they discov...
by Steve Popoola on
It is a fact that at some point in our lives, we have someone that we have followed. As children, our main focus of attention was our parents or the people who cared for us. Wherever they went, we always wanted to follow. I remember when my children were toddlers, my wife and I always prayed that they would still be asleep by the time I was leaving home for work. Whenever they were awake however, it was always a Herculean task to get them to understand that they could not follow me to work and that I would be back.When Jesus started His ministry on earth, one of the first tasks He did was to appoint his disciples. It is interesting to note what He said to the brothers Simon and Andrew, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Mark 1:17) Going a...
by Steve Popoola on
How many times have you heard this question? If you are married, your spouse probably asked you this question a couple of times. Young people in a relationship probably asked this question more often than not.

Why do people ask this question? While it may be difficult to establish the exact reason why this happens, due to the complexity of human nature, we can safely conclude that this question seeks re-assurance.

If you walk up to a stranger and ask him or her the question, 'Do you love me?' They would look at you with an expression that says, 'Are you out of your mind?'  This establishes one fact; before a person would ask this kind of question from another, there would already exist a relationship.

Having established that a relationship already exists. We move to...
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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