OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS (8): VOICE OF CAUTION AND CORRECTION 

Things went really bad in a particular home. The woman of the house decided to pack out. The man of the house reached out to their teacher and pastor. When the pastor called, the wife said to him, “Sir, I cannot believe he called you. Anytime I mentioned that I would tell you about his actions, he would always respond […]

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OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS 7- FEAR THE LORD

A minister of the gospel fell into sin and was sentenced to some years of  imprisonment. Out of love and concern, even though a lot of people abandoned him, another minister went to visit him in prison.  While they had some time to chat, the minister asked: “At what point did you stop loving God that made you fall into this […]

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OVERCOMING TEMPTATION 6: RUN AWAY FROM FRIENDS WHO EXCUSE SIN

A young man narrated once how he had a friend who earned significantly less than him but would always invite him to the bar. His friend would order drinks and bring girls. This young man would be the one to pay the bills. There were times he would have no business spending the night at a hotel but he would […]

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MADE TO BE GREAT 11: KNOW WHAT TO IGNORE

When I got into ministry in Eruwa, there was one person I was scared of meeting. Why? I was not sure how he would take it when I told him that I had decided to abandon legal practice so I could serve the Lord full-time in ministry. Truly, I was scared.  As destiny would have it, I ran into him […]

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MADE TO BE GREAT 10: NO SMALL THINKING

Some years ago, I called one of my beloved ones working in the ministry office to get me a sachet of milk. I handed over a thousand naira to him. He came back with the tiniest sachet of milk and plenty of change.  I was shocked. I needed the bigger size that cost almost a thousand naira then. He also […]

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MADE FOR GREATNESS 5: SIT DOWN AND LEARN

Years ago, I had an appointment to keep with my grandfather in the faith. It was one of those days that I already knew would be a hectic day for him. At the waiting lounge, I decided to spend the time reading.  After about two hours, it occurred to me that there was another minister of the gospel waiting also. […]

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MADE FOR GREATNESS 4: DISTRACTION IS A WEAPON OF WAR

One of my fond childhood memories is of Daddy playing with us. It was always an exciting one. We would play mock boxing or even wrestling. Daddy would make a move like he was aiming for your face. As you attempt to block the face, his hand lands on your side. He would have a good laugh and say things […]

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DEAR CORPER 9: THERE ARE BLESSINGS WHERE YOU ARE

Irewamiri came to serve as a Corp Member in Eruwa. She recounts how she cried on her first night. She said it all was too quiet like a graveyard. She could not imagine it. What a sleepy town.  She complained about how hard it was to get water. Dry seasons did not make the matter easy at all. It was […]

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BEYOND “I AM IN LOVE” 14: ARE YOU ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT VALUES?

A dear sister suffered heartbreak and found solace in the hands of a childhood friend who had been asking her out. She did not heal before committing to a new relationship.  One day, she had a reason to visit her boyfriend – he was ‘sick’. She broke all her rules that day. She drank alcohol for the first time in […]

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BEYOND “I AM IN LOVE” 13: DOES S(HE) HAVE WORDS THAT LIFT?

Some years ago, as we prepared for Sunday Service, I gave Irewamiri some money and I said, “Darling, this is all I have left aside our offering for today. Please, use this token to buy some things we may need”. Her response still rings a bell in me to date. She looked at me and said, “You are a blessed […]

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