One day, Nicodemus came to Jesus at night with a word of encouragement. Most Jews during that time were pushing, shuffling and rejecting Jesus and His teachings. But Nicodemus came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” (John 3:2)
If I were next to Jesus as one of His Disciples, I would have first hugged Nicodemus and said, “Bravo! Spot on, Nicodemus! While others denied that Jesus came from God, here you are saying the exact thing Jesus has been trying to tell everyone. Good for you, brother! Take five! Well, you are one of us then! Come and join us for dinner!”
Well, Jesus didn’t respond to Nicodemus like that, not even close. This was Jesus’ reply: “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John 3:3) Continue reading Wow! Nicodemus didn’t talk about that!
A4P Guest: I’m a 26 year old girl. I’ve been seeing this guy I met in my church since last May. He recently have asked me to have sex with him and I’ve made it clear for him that I would keep my virginity until marriage. When I said that to him, he chuckled and said, “It’s not common to find a girl like you, virgin at 26. It feels very weird.” After we had this conversation, he’s not been calling me that much. Missy, I so far lost three men over this same issue; they all have asked me to have sex with them and I’ve said no and they all have walked away. I’m now going to lose this guy the one I adore. What do you advise me to do? Why do these men ask me to have sex with them while they themselves are born-again Christians and know that sex before marriage is a sin?
A44: (Thank you for giving me permission to post our conversation on the page.)
Well, after reading your question, I can’t help but think why you want to remain a virgin until marriage. So, can you tell me why? Continue reading Help! I’m going to lose my opportunity to get married!
“Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great:
He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.” (1 Timothy 3:14-16) Continue reading A Word to Meditate While we go to church!
Well, I told you I love teenagers, didn’t I? Well, today’s contestant is a pretty young gal, 18 years old from Silver Spring, MD.
Her name is Obse Benti Ligaba. Continue reading Pretty Saturday morning with one pretty teen contestant!
Because of what our High Priest, Jesus Christ, did on our behalf, we always have God’s mercy and grace waiting for us everyday at the throne of God.
So, let’s not leave home today without approaching the throne of God and taking our share of grace and mercy we have in Christ Jesus. ///
I was outside the whole day and I came home being emotionally, physically and totally drained. I tried to finish something and I was not successful. I had a conversation with someone and it didn’t go well. Somebody got on my last nerve and I tried to get even and I lost the fight, big time. My “Things to Do List” was not even touched by the time the sun went back to her home.
Peace? Are you serious? I didn’t even know how to spell it let alone to have it in my heart! Joy? Forget it! Do I need to say I was mean-spirited and sensitive to be touched, or even to be looked at? BTW, that was a rhetorical question. Continue reading Most Men Are Totally Deprived when – – –
Is Fraol Bekel the winner of the competition with 390 likes? Hmm, maybe not; because there are other competitors coming up!
For today, I have one contestant from Seattle, Washington. His name is Samson Assefa. He is a husband of one beautiful woman, a father of one beautiful young girl and one little boy. Here is his favorite quote from my book: Continue reading Next Contestant, from Seattle, Washington!
– – – teenagers! Why? I live with three teenagers, day in and day out! These “creatures” of God always keep you young with their fresh perspective in life; with their creative way of coming up with a seamlessly silly idea which is a solution for a big problem. I love them very much! If you misunderstand them, of course, they will totally drive you nuts! Their language is obviously different from us, adults, but if you hear them carefully, they are actually communicating something very important, such as what is going on in their hearts. When you want to be close to them, they push you away but at the same time, they need you to be close to them. I know that is paradoxical but that is how these people roll!
Anyways, our next contestant for the competition is a fifteen year old, and I have to add, a handsome and fine young man from Bloomington, Minnesota.
His name is Fraol Bekele. Continue reading My number one Favorite A4P’s Fans are – – –
A beautiful day such as today makes me want to meditate the Word of God even more. Here is the Word I’m meditating on since last Monday: “To fear the Lord is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13a)
For me personally, looking at a bright and beautiful sun early in the morning is like, listening to an anointed preacher speaking on a topic called “A Lasting Hope!” Seriously I love bright and sunny mornings! I see them as signs of God’s unfailing mercy and grace! Hallelujah! Please don’t ask me about snowy and rainy seasons. I’m not sure their meaning and I don’t appreciate them both! Continue reading A Gorgeous Thursday, a beautiful Contestant from Washington, DC