Avoid idleness in your Christian walk

Prof Christopher Byaruhanga

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 By Prof Christopher Byaruhanga Regarding some brothers/sisters who were taking advantage of the generosity of hardworking Christians in Thessalonica, Paul’s position is that it is not helpful to give to those who will not work. This is not because Paul does not believe in charity, but rather in this particular situation Paul is talking about those who could work but chose not to. Paul is aware that idleness leads to mischief and breeds trouble. His command to the believers, therefore, is to keep away from these lazy…

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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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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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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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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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All religions are not the same

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BY JONATHAN TUMWEBAZE The Bahai faith holds the belief all religions are one, and that Jesus is one of the many prophets. While I consider their intentions noble – it was started to create unity and togetherness among the warring sects in the 1800’s, it is false to assume that there is a fundamental similarity among all religions. Aristotle’s law of non-contradiction applies to reality. The law states that two contradictory statements cannot both be true at the same time. Ideally you   cannot claim that a glass is empty…

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We are meant to obey the Great Commission

BY ALFRED OLWA Evangelisation had gone on for a century in Europe before the first missionaries arrived at the court of Kabaka Muteesa I in Uganda. Within 25 years, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields on the African continent. The Great Commission was given to the disciples to take the Gospel to all the nations, baptizing and teaching them, with the assurance that Christ would be with them even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18–20). This is why we do not see taking the…

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Stature of the Garden of Eden then and now

BY JONATHAN TUMWEBAZE One may wonder in our world today whether the Garden of Eden has any significance to the way we live. Well to borrow from the Christian apologist and author Ravi Zacharias, we can look at the differences between our world now, and the Garden of Eden at creation, to be able to draw relevance. There are two basic differences between the Garden of Eden then and now. First, we note the presence of God in the garden. God’s presence was with Adam and Eve, and they lived…

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