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There are 57 parables in the Gospels. Bible scholars insist that the parables offer the clearest glimpse we have today into the mind of Jesus, who is a master storyteller. These stories were Jesus’ way of teaching us how to see both the surface and the depth of life. He wanted us to see what he saw from the cycle of everyday living. Jesus was always seeing God in all things, and the parables reveal Jesus’ experience of God. Once we learn to see as Jesus did, we discover God told in the narrative of our daily experiences and relationships. We aim to evangelise through our short stories which are original contributions, focusing on Biblical values and precepts to enhance the reader’s spiritual growth, encouragement and development

The Trial

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On a cold rainy morning in June, a retired CEO of a blue-chip multinational company, drove down to a large popular supermarket in Lagos mainland, to shop for toiletries. He was about to step into the mall when he caught sight of a little boy loitering the terrace of the lofty building. The youngster appeared …

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Ms. Valdon was a successful businesswoman who loved the Lord and loved giving. There was always a good feeling associated with giving. However, of late, she was beginning to get upset with her pastor because she felt that the young man was always talking about money. Since she appeared to be the richest woman in …

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Continued from Pt. I “The most important is that she lived well, and died fulfilled. And she’s in heaven. She served God to the very end,” Ajadi murmured. “And she died peacefully.” “How did she die?” Ajoke said. Her eyes were clear, but she wailed within. “In her sleep, on her knees. We believe she …

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The village would always be a village to Ajoke, whose memory could recollect every nook and cranny of the deserted street where she’d grown up without second thoughts. Coming back home had never been easy over the years, but now it was almost impossible to move her legs as the jalopy bus dropped her and …

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Mrs. Aggrey, a veteran secondary school teacher, found her way to the venue of the wedding reception. The bride in issue was a former student who still kept in touch with her ex-teacher. Mrs. Aggrey waddled towards one of the lush canopies where a gaily dressed usher guided her to a seat. It was the …

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She was the perfect soprano singer who often set her church ablaze for praise-worship with her extraordinary vocal range and ecstatic precision. What chiefly marked her out was her astounding ability to embody the most complex modern scores, and then project them with a white-hot cherubic intensity. With a recently commercial successful gospel music album …

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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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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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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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