BLIND DATE

Another opening of the entrance door instinctively pulled his eyes to it, and he perceived the other expectant men’s synchronous reaction with his’. Only he was relieved by the lady that stepped in. She was all dressed in one colour – red...

A CREEPY WHITE CASTLE

  Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash     The lone tricycle cab [‘keke’ as she knew it in her country] coursed its way through the thick black night that even the dimly lit road could not dissipate. A gloomy aura overwhelmed her in this foreign land even as she battled with the biggest mosquitoes …

A STOLEN BABY

      Chike took a deep breath before turning the door handle of his house. Ronke, his neighbor, had called him while he was still in his office that he had a still born and his wife, Amaka, had eloped from the hospital with another woman’s child. She added that his wife had refused …

LEARNING TO BUILD

Times are hard, yet we must keep up with the journey of life. And sometimes, we need a helping hand to push us, to support us, to complement us, to love us ... Read how this unfolds in this beautiful #story of #learning to #build

HE HAS US ALL IN MIND

He revealed Himself to me as was suitable for the curious child that I was... The ethereal presence that enveloped me at that time sufficed. I saw He was present there with me... It was a moment of indescribable joy and peace and the awareness of love, and I did not want it to end...

GOOD OLD DAYS; WERE THEY REALLY?

If everyone embraced virtues and morality, without pretense and hypocrisy, the world would be a better place: children would grow up to be responsible and productive, leaders would be...

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN SUFFERS VIOLENCE AND ONLY THE VIOLENT TAKES IT BY FORCE

Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash This Matthew 11:12 line according to some Bible versions, is a favourite quote of many prayer warriors. It is usually followed with belligerent praying as if in a spiritual fight with the devil and its demons. I have had to ask someone why they put themselves through so much stress when they …

THE HULLABALOO ABOUT DROPPING RELIGION

Another reason people are beginning to condemn religion are the confusing differences in denominational doctrines, some of which are termed unreasonable, and others, unfathomable. That which is unfathomable, is why it requires faith. But faith is not unreasonable, and this is what people condemn.

WHOM DO YOU CHOOSE?

Make your choice The suffering and humility of the state of poverty has caused many preachers to propound that ‘poverty is a disease’ and so win a lot of congregation that hope that by their teachings they would learn how to pull themselves out of or not degenerate into poverty. The saying is so gladly …

ENJOYING LIFE

Enjoying life is what many will be quick to listen for. Many want to be justified for it and even some Christians will be quick to quote or misquote the Bible to justify it. Well, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with enjoying life, as long as the means to that end is not …

SHOULD WE NO LONGER PRAY?

Prayer, being a communication with God – our Maker, should be meditative and with good intensions. I cannot control the manner of your prayer; it is an expression of your emotions. But I can advise on the contents of your prayer, because it is important for your expectations at the end. Sometimes, we question whether …

YOUNG MINISTERS: JESUS THE CORNERSTONE OF MY LIFE

In an activity a struggle ensues between 2 boys [Boy 1 and Boy 2]. Other children are about in other activities. They notice the struggle and go to separate the 2 boys. Other children – Stop! Stop fighting! Boy 1 – He started it first! Boy 2 – No, you started it first! 1st girl …

YOUNG MINISTERS: COME, CHRISTIANS, ALL REJOICE AND SING

Children are playing or engaged in some activity and a conversation ensues between a bigger girl and a pair of a boy and a girl.   1st girl – Jesus died on Good Friday but resurrected on Easter Sunday. Why did He die in the first place? 1st boy – My teacher said he died …

YOUNG MINISTERS: PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS

Introductory tune –   4 Children walking and heading to a place. One boy comes from the opposite direction and asks them –   Curious Boy – Hi! Children – Hello!!!! Curious Boy – Where are you going? 1st boy – [From the children,] We are going to the Small Christian Community. Curious Boy – …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT

Introductory tune -   A group of young choristers are gathered chatting and looking through their hymnals.   A [1st] boy hurries in as if to avoid being late. 1st boy – [Gasping,] Where’s the choirmaster? 2nd boy – Not yet here. 1st boy – Good. I thought I was late. Girl – But you …

YOUNG MINISTERS: I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

Introductory tune.   Children and adult choirs and a choirmaster.   Choirmaster ushers children into the lower part of the church choir’s gallery.   Meanwhile, above, an adult choir steal into the upper gallery.   Only the choirmaster below with the children is aware of the adult choir upstairs.   Excited to sing, the choirmaster …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HOLY SPIRIT BREATHE ON ME

Based on THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune – solemn singing of ‘Spirit of the living God’ in harmony. Teacher conclude his teaching in a class of children.   Teacher – We’ve taught so much already on the Holy Spirit. Now how much do you understand about Him? 1st person – The Holy …

YOUNG MINISTERS: SPIRIT OF GOD

Based on THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune -   Some [2] boys and [2] girls are playing. A boy walks in eating a banana and holding a bunch more in hand. A little girl from those playing goes to ask for one.   Little girl – Please give me one banana. Banana …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LIGHT

Based on the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune -   A group of children [2 boys and 2 girls] are playing and one child comes in sad and downcast. He goes to sit aside. And the others notice him and approach him.   1st girl – Why are you sad? Sad boy – …