The Principle of Replacement

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

Romans 8.2-3

My pastor spoke today about what he referred to as the principle of replacement: God’s righteousness replaces our sinful nature.

How I wish for God’s love to replace our hate in today’s world. Continue reading The Principle of Replacement

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We all begin life as Predators

Yes, we all really do. We all begin life feeding on what mother eats, contributing to changes in mother’s body – most notably, the famous baby bump which may or may not disappear after baby is born – and, in some cases, changes in mother’s mental health. In this time of hate and chaos, if we remember nothing else, we really all do have this in common: we all begin life as predators. Continue reading We all begin life as Predators

First world problems

Today, I saw a news story about a motorcycle rider who was pronounced dead after an accident, and another about a man who died after being shot over a parking spot at Target. I wondered why Facebook did not have a “Praying” or “Prayers” reaction or something of the sort for sad news other than the “Sad” icon. No, I am obviously not as ingenious as Zuckerberg and his team of talented individuals who manage Facebook and keep it running with just about no glitches, but I think there ought to be a more appropriate reaction than “Like” or “Sad” for such sad news on Facebook. Continue reading First world problems

Jesus in the Workplace

Before I go on, I would like to give a quick shout to all my readers, followers, and subscribers by email. You all are awesome.

My guess is that many readers will be offended by my chosen title on first glance. While I have not put this up to offend anyone, I recognize and accept that I inevitably will. Then again, this is my blog, a sort of personal space.

And now, speaking of personal space, I must mention that I have a bit of a problem. Continue reading Jesus in the Workplace

Wildfires!

These California wildfires though.

Is there anyone besides me who believes there might be a more effective way to get these fires under control? (Show of hands, please.) I mean – we have the records of what times of year these fires typically occur. We know the weather forecast histories for previous wildfires. These things are in the news all the time.

Continue reading Wildfires!

“Mr. J will go to Heaven”

My first encounter with Mr. J was in junior high, called junior secondary school in my country. I was in JSS 2 (grade 8) and my school was test-running an after-school program at the time. Mr. J was to cover for our English teacher on the day of the said encounter.

You might have heard a pin drop when Mr. J walked into the classroom. Continue reading “Mr. J will go to Heaven”

To know the love of Christ

to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

How can we know something that surpasses knowledge? And how can we grasp something that is beyond reach?

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