Connecting the dots

The expression, ‘Connecting the dots’ has become quite popular in South Africa as a way of suggesting areas of corruption without actually being explicit. However, in this article, I want to use the expression very explicitly to connect the dots between the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is of course the dot-connector in chief, but

Easter Saturday

If Friday represents the death of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and Sunday represents His glorious resurrection, then what does Easter Saturday represent? I dislike using the term ‘Easter’ because it derives from Ishtar the pagan demon Queen of Heaven. However, almost all societies and churches call it by this name, so for the sake

Standing together around Jesus

  If we try to walk alone against a hurricane, it will blow us away. We stand a better chance of keeping our footing if we hold hands with others. However, even the strongest wind will not budge us if we join together around Jesus. I grew up in the windy city of

What religion says about Jesus

I have found that a good way to determine the integrity and truth of religious, sectarian, or cultic teachings is to first determine what they say about Jesus. The teachers of many religious systems claim that they worship the same God as the God of the Bible, and that their system of belief is

Forty days of Kingdom teaching – The Sermon

What did Jesus teach during the last 40 days before His ascension? Surely He reiterated what He believed to be most important for His disciples to know as they went out into the world to establish His church and extend His kingdom. Last week’s post consisted of a written version of the sermon I

Jesus Deficit Disorder: The Evidence

Ever since I have known him Len Sweet has boldly declared that the church is suffering from a ‘Jesus deficit disorder’ I met up with him again a few weeks ago and asked him if this was still the case. His response was, “It’s even worse now than it was two decades ago”. Is

What do Muhammad and Jesus have in common?

What do Mohammad and Jesus have in common? Absolutely nothing. In the religion of Islam, Jesus is honoured as a messenger of Allah but Muhammad is revered as his last and greatest messenger. Biblical Christianity, on the other hand, gives no credence to either the god of Islam or Muhammad. Islam only emerged onto

How Jesus preached

We should all be interested in homiletics because what is preached to us is of great importance, and how it is preached affects how we comprehend what we hear. Incidentally, if you would like to hear this post as spoken word, please scroll down to listen. In a previous article,  I

The Golden Altar of Prayer

Here is a biblical riddle: “When and why did the Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle move?” The answer will intrigue and encourage you. Revelation Chapter Eight marks the start of Part Three of the book. Each part covers the period between the first and second comings of Christ, but from different

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