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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 little further...
by Steve Popoola on
It is always a pleasure when we visit those we love and cherish. We long to extend our stay with them as much as we can and it is always with reluctance that we eventually say our goodbyes.When it comes to our relationship with God, if you are like me, I am sure there are times when you wonder if God is present in your life. This often happens when we are faced with challenging situations and circumstances and we question where God is in all of this. The good news is that you are not alone. There were times when the Psalmist asked the same question. In Psalm 13: 1-2, the writer laments and wonders why God has forgotten him and allowing him to go through the sorrows and pain he was experiencing. In the next two verses however, he turned his compla...
by Steve Popoola on
For me, every new year is a chance for me to reboot. As an IT professional, one of the things we often ask users to do if they are having problems with their computers or devices is to reboot. To reboot is to restart, to clear the old data and initialise new resources. Often, this is usually all it takes to fix the issue assuming that there are no other underlying causes.One year rolls away and another one rolls in, all within a second. As usual, the TV is usually focused on the fireworks display by various countries trying to out-do each other. People holding hands and hugging each other as the countdown completes. A new year has began!Every year has its own share of good and bad events – 2018 was not an exception. While others woul...
by Steve Popoola on
As I pen down my thoughts on the topic of this writing, I naturally look to be the Bible for answers by asking myself the question, "What was Jesus' view on tolerance? Answering this question will help us have a biblical perspective on how we relate with others, whether they are believers or non believers.In today's world, tolerance is a word that has become very prominent especially in the face of religious radicalism and terrorism that has continued to rage across different countries in the world. It has become common to hear adherents of a particular faith come out to condemn attacks done in the name of their religion and affirm that their religion is a religion of peace and tolerance. Whether those who were at the receiving end of these attacks believe so is anothe...
by Steve Popoola on
One of my old favourite songs as a young Christian, was 'Father Me' by Rick and Cathy Riso. The first verse goes like this; O father of the fatherless, In whom all families are blessed, I love the way you father me, You gave me life, forgave the past, Now in your arms I'm safe at last, I love the way you father me. And the chorus; Father me, forever you'll father me, And in your embrace I'll be forever secure, I love the way you father me, I love the way you father me. This song meant a lot to me then because I was going through a rough patch in my life and it seemed that there was no one who could help me. I had no one to look up to so I looked heavenward and...
by Steve Popoola on
For the Christian, prayer is simply our direct line to God and it is always on 24/7. My children know how frustrated I get whenever I call them and I get sent to voicemail either because they exhausted their phone batteries and didn't recharge or they placed their phones somewhere while they were elsewhere. When praying to God, you can be sure that there is no point of failure. When we pray in Jesus name, heaven hears us instantly. There is no linking from one communication tower or network to another. It is instant and immediate!Having defined what prayer is, the next logical question is, "Who is qualified to pray?" The only qualification for prayer is having a right standing with God. Without this, prayer is more of a wish list and a gambl...
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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