Make your church a place of belonging

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BY STAFF WRITER Showing up on a Sunday morning at Church is good, but it is not enough. Church is not like a shop where you go to purchase what you want at a particular moment, and forget about the rest of the time when you do not need anything from it. Spiritual development requires discipline and constant connection. Church is a community and as a Christian you have to be part of it all the time. The same way you feel comfortable and at ease at your home should…

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Idleness, a disrupt to mission work

Prof Christopher Byaruhanga

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 By Prof Christopher Byaruhanga Every culture says something about idleness. For instance, the Romans said, by doing nothing, men learn to do evil. One of the Fathers of the English hymns, Isaac Watts wrote, “For Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do”. The Jewish scholars taught that he who does not teach his son a trade, teaches him to be a thief. Some Christians in Uganda say idleness is the devil’s workshop. You and I have heard it said from our Sunday school days…

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Job’s faith tested through Fire Job 1

Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor Wealth and godliness are two words we do not ordinarily associate. How many stinking rich people can you name in Uganda (or elsewhere) who are exemplars of godly living? Besides, devout Christians with great wealth face temptations of pride and profligate living. It is easier for us to think that great wealth was ill-gotten. Of course this is a generalization, and there are exceptions, but at the same time, it is hard for one to be wealthy and maintain a godly life. The…

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Christians must learn to trust God in trials

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BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT God is all too powerful and almighty. This should be reason enough for Christians to trust him and take the wheel of their burdens, worries and seek guidance  from him. However, this isn’t the case. Many people oftenly lose their faith in God. Their allegiance to God has had a shift in contrast to the love and understanding that used to exist. Why have we become too big to accommodate Him? This sort of phenomenon is not a myth in the 21st century with the rise of…

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Be available to God

Isaiah 6:1-8 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor I had been married for two years, and although I had a wonderful family and a promising position at the Department of Mathematics, there was a persistent and inescapable nudge toward resigning my position at Makerere University to go into itinerant evangelism and the ordained ministry. But I had at least two drawbacks. My wife, as she often says it these days, was a clergyman’s daughter who had vowed to steer clear of marrying a clergyman. The girls in the family…

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Dealing with faltering faith in unstable times (Genesis 22:1-19)

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BY ALEX KAMOGA who is a hundred years old? That may seem incredibly old to you. But that is exactly how old Abraham was when God gave him another son, Isaac. No wonder they called the baby Isaac, because the name means “laughter”. Abraham and Sarah laughed with great joy when God promised them a son. From this experience, we get to know that Isaac was a distinct child to his parents. Just as parents are proud of their children, Isaac’s parents were loving and proud of him. Suddenly the…

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Our future glory!

Revelation 21:1-13 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor The Lady Canons are the 2016 national  champions, the second time round to win this    championship in two consecutive years! We are very proud of  them and of their coach! It is a taste of the glory of winning or achieving greatness! It is just indescribable! Away from the lady Canons, on New Year’s Day, I watched fireworks. They were somehow glorious. After that   we also watched fireworks in some foreign cities – magnificent displays! The one at the…

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The Vice Chancellor‘s New Year’s message

Dr John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor The year 2016 is behind us with its blessings and challenges. You have probably heard people condemn the previous year and look to the New Year to erase the accursed yesteryear. Yet each year comes with its own ups and downs. There just doesn’t seem to be a year when the good so shrouds the bad that our overall assessment is adjudged great. I look back and remember when there was more uncertainty about tomorrow than the today we had. A month’s salary was like…

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What if Christ had not been born

1 John 1.1-4 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor All religions thrive and survive on two notions: historical accuracy and the validity of their stated revelation. Many claim to be rooted in history, or in a founder who is a historical figure and who claimed to ‘hear’ from God or a god. If the two beliefs are fuzzy, so will the foundation on which the religion stands. I read about an atheist in South Carolina, USA, who was suing the State for denying him permission to register his personalised…

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Social media should not distract people during worship

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BY STAFF  WRITER Gone are the days when the only thing that Church   leaders    had to worry about was television and radio. Social media   has  now  proved to be a bigger distraction now, especially on millennials. While   this could be a heavy accusation, allow     me     to explain it with the help of Narcissus, of    the famous Greek mythology. Narcissus was a hunter known for his beauty. One day near a pool he saw his own reflection     in the water,…

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