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Brother Kay drove down to a popular supermarket at Olu Obasanjo Way, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to shop. After about ten minutes of filling his handheld shopping basket with toiletries and a magazine, he briskly walked down the aisle, towards the cashier’s counter, where he placed the steel basket and waited to pay his bill. “Please, …

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Our Lord Jesus Christ is addressed as “Teacher” twenty-nine times in the Gospels. The noun (teacher) and verb (teach) combined are used of Jesus about ninety times. Christ’s teaching was informative, logical, buttressed by Old Testament evidence, well-illustrated, documented by divine power, original, and peculiarly authoritative (Matthew 7:28). When officers once were sent to arrest …

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The noun “Integrity” is subject to about three basic definitions. In its trite and first definition, it means the possession of firm principles. In this context, it is the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards. Secondly, integrity may mean the state of being complete or undivided. This definition …

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BLESSED are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (King James Version) God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. Matthew 5: 5 (New Living Translation) Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5: 5 (New American Standard Bible) Istifanus Joshua (not his …

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What is Voting? Voting is the formal process by which people express their choice about the way government should be run. The word “vote” comes from a Latin word which means “wish.” Whenever a citizen cast a vote, that citizen is expressing a wish or choice. When citizens refuse to vote, it implies that do …

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One evening, Mike, a senior friend, during my undergraduate years, invited me to his office. Mike was a so-called “big boy” and an engineer working with a multinational oil servicing company in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria. What laced our unusual friendship was our mutual love for women. The engineer was an “aristo,” a slang for …

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When I cannot hear the sparrow sing And I cannot feel the melody There’s a secret place that’s full of grace There’s a blessing in the storm Help me sing it There’s a blessing in the storm When the sickness won’t leave my body And the pain just won’t leave my soul I get on …

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I just finished reading a book titled, “Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” by Paul Freston and published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. The treatise is typical of Cambridge Books. In all, I was fascinated by Chapter 10 of this book which focused on Nigeria. Excerpt from the aforesaid chapter (specifically …

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The state charged him with a very serious offence in Sahel Province of West Africa; murder to be specific. It was what lawyers referred to as culpable homicide punishable with death. Since the trial began, the prosecution counsel had observed that this middle-aged man in the dock radiated an inner peace, strength, and courage; something …

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The issue of whether it is proper for Christians to drink alcoholic beverages has often generated heated debate within the church. You cannot visit an average supermarket or shop in any part of the world where you would not find an array of wines, brandy, rum, beers, and other alcoholic beverages in stock. Parties and …

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