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by Steve Popoola on
The last year has been hard not just in the sense of COVID-inflicted economic losses for nations, businesses and individuals but the more painful loss of family and friends.Globally, millions of people have succumbed to this deadly virus, overshadowing the loss of loved ones whose deaths are linked to other causes. My mum was one of those who belonged to the latter category. During my travel for the funeral, I visited a friend whom I had been told had been ill for a while. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer and she even gave me a gift towards my mum’s funeral expenses. Last weekend, I received the shocking news that she had gone to be with the Lord. I did not realise when I went to visit her, that it would be the last time I would be...
by Steve Popoola on
When we are communicating with people we love, we often ask them, “how are you doing?” I hope when we ask that question, we really are interesting in knowing how they are doing and if we are willing to provide support and assistance where it might be needed.This piece is actually my personal letter to you dear reader, how are you? I mean how are you, really? We are no doubt living in unprecedented times with the impact of the Covid pandemic changing the way we have lived in the last one year.Prior to the covid pandemic, the issue of social isolation and loneliness had been on the rise in the UK and elsewhere in the world. This was made worse by the pandemic which forced even the most social of people to restrict their movements. This ha...
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I have recently been spending a lot of time studying the book of Ecclesiastes. It clearly outlines the thoughts of a king who had pursued many things in life to achieve fulfilment and was unable to do so. Ultimately, he ended up with the conclusion, “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanities of vanities, all is vanity” (Eccl 1:2)The author of Ecclesiastes is not clearly identified, He simply referred to himself as “The Preacher”, although Chapter 1 verse 1 refers to the writer being “the son of David, King of Jerusalem”. Also, verse 16 makes a strong case that the writer may have been Solomon, “I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusal...
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Sometimes we pray like pagans and barter with God. "God, if you will do this or that," we beg, "then I will stop what I've been doing and start doing something else!" Pagan prayer - and much that passes for Christian, I fear - is like a giant roulette wheel at a gambling casino. You want to get well. Or you are desperate to pay bills. Or you are scared you are going to die. So you wish hard, close your eyes, and spin the wheel. If you are lucky, you get what you want!Authentic prayers of faith are different. We go to the Lord and do what is normal and right. We ask his help. We throw ourselves on his mercy. But we do so with the caveat, "Not my will, but yours, be done!"That is terribly risky, for we sometimes discover that God doesn't want the things...
by Steve Popoola on
Let’s face it, if life was hard before 2020, it became harder in 2020 and we are not even out of the woods yet in 2021. One thing I love about the Bible is that it is not just a Book of instructions and commands, it is also a story of God’s love for man woven through the lives of men and women who who lived for God and taught us what it means to experience God’s faithfulness even in the midst of trouble and uncertainty. No doubt we live in uncertain times. The impact of COVID on the economy of nations as well as families and individuals will be felt for years to come. It is important that we in times like this, we keep the faith. In order to understand what it means to keep the faith, we need to understand what faith is in the Christian context. The scriptur...
by Steve Popoola on
In an earlier article, I shared my thoughts on the God who sees. In this piece, I will like to draw your attention to the God who knows.Being human, we are limited by the things we know. There is so much about the universe we live in that we don’t know. Netflix recently released a TV show titled, Surviving Death. I only watched the 1st episode because the other episodes seem to focus more about mediums which I don’t care about. The question scientists were asking was, ‘What happens after death? There was also the question of how people who had been certified dead were able to use their senses when science says, the brain stops functioning after death. I believe that science is only asking the question that scripture already answers for us.Not knowing...
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.