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by Steve Popoola on
“Excuse me Teacher” said one of the men present. “What’s that guy’s story? His circumstances seems weird and strange! Could he have done something wrong or possibly suffering from the consequences of acts perpetuated by his parents?“ The person who asked this question had to know because he had been discussing it with his mates and they could not agree on what could have put the subject matter of their discussion in the state that he was in. In other words, they wanted to know the man’s story. The Teacher’s response was not what they expected. First, he blew away the opposing arguments away with the response, “Neither this man’s nor his parents’ sinful actions caused this.” I can picture the guys looking at each other and wondering, “What is he t...
by Rubel Shelly on

Loving Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
As we keep this Christmas Season in memory of the Baby of Bethlehem:
 
Give us the acquiescent faith of the young Mary,
Grant us the courageous devotion of a mature Joseph, and
Teach us to receive and love our children as they did the Christ Child

While we read the ancient stories of his birth yet again,
 
May we worship with the joy of an angel chorus,
Feel the eager excitement of shepherds who heard their song, and
Bring the Blessed Son a gift more precious than Magi could offer.

When we gather with family, friends, and those whom...
by Steve Popoola on
He had never known the privilege of seeing what the sun looked like even though he felt the warmth. He knew the relief of having a drink of water after enduring the heat of the sun, but he never knew what it looked like to the eyes. He heard people talking about colours but he did not know what colours looked like. He was born into a family and knew them all by name and by touch but had never seen his parents or siblings ever since he was born.

Having no sight meant that he could not work and not working meant that he would have no means to feed or cloth himself. Only one option was open to him if he was to survive; rely on the sympathy of people to give him alms. Thankfully his was a religious country where giving of alms is an important part of their belief, so he was guaranteed to ha...
by Steve Popoola on
I am passionate about unity in the body of Christ. I guess it is because I have also discovered that our Lord Jesus Christ not only preached it but also spent a significant part of His prayer in John 17, asking God to help the church to be one even as He is one with the Father.

In Genesis 11:1-6, we read that the whole earth was of one speech and language. There was one global language. It was no wonder therefore that they decided to embark on a project - to build a high tower to the heavens as a means of identification so that no matter where they find themselves, the tower will always be their guide back.

Listen to what God says, "And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now no...
by Steve Popoola on
When my wife and I were courting, I had such ideals about being the perfect husband. I believed so much in those ideals that I told my wife what I looked forward to doing after we become husband and wife.

I remember telling her  how I would give her rest days while I do all the housework. I remember telling her how I would make sure I am always at home for her and the children any free time away from work. There were so many other things I looked forward to doing which I have forgotten – but my wife never forgot.



Not too long after our wedding, we began to have quarrels. I began to ask myself why I could be upset with someone I loved so much that I sometimes found it difficult to sleep just thinking about her?   I knew I didn’t make a mistake marrying the woman I loved, so w...
by Steve Popoola on
Jennifer had been deep in thought for days. She was torn between a desire to serve God and getting a juicy job offer.

The job was hers for the taking just as the HR Manager had told her a few days ago. There was however a snag. “I like you very much” said the man, who stood between her and a job she had spent many months pursuing. “How about we go out next weekend to celebrate your new job?” he said, eyes twinkling with a devilish wink.

“I am sorry, I can’t do that. I am a Christian!” Jennifer blurted out. Still smiling, he replied “Oh, don’t give me that crap. I’ve met a lot of your type before. You can leave now, when you are ready, you can give me a call. Have a nice day”.

“You can’t let this offer slip through your fingers!” exclaimed Jennifer’s friend, Teni. “There has t...
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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