Help To Live

When Jesus mentioned to his disciples that he was going to be crucified in Matthew 20, they were in utter shock. They probably had loads of questions in their minds: who will take care of us? Who will help pay our bills? Who will feed us? and the list of questions go on. Interestingly, these are some of the questions we ask ourselves even now as Christians.

Jesus however mentioned something very interesting. He promised that He would send them someone to help them and take care of them. That person that Jesus was speaking about was the Holy Spirit.

In the same vein, we have the Holy Spirit with us as believers. He is available to help us through the complexities and worries of life – if we let him.

Let’s depend on the Holy Spirit to help us through life as Jesus also promised us.

Have a great month ahead.

Pastor Benson

The Fulfilled Life!

What does a fulfilled life look like?

I was listening to a successfully entrepreneur who gave up all his wealth to live a “minimalist” life on one of my free days. I was quite curious as to why he chose his new way of life. Apparently, he mentioned that he chased “fulfilment” all his life. To him the promise of fulfilment was always around the corner with the next promotion, the bigger house, better relationship. As he attained these things, he was quite surprised that although he was temporarily happy with these achievements, they did not bring him the deep, lasting fulfilment he had anticipated. So, he was disappointed with that life.

What struck me was that like many of us, he viewed fulfilment as a “goal” rather than as a “State”. Paul the Apostle, made an interesting point in the bible, in Philippians 4:11-13,  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances”. He viewed contentment as a state – so he was always content whatever the circumstance.

Let us take one day at a time and be satisfied with each day. So that we can take fulfilment in daily dozes. That way, we do not have to postpone it to the future.

Have a great day ahead.

Pastor Benson

Living Authentically!

A lot of fun memories that I have come from my younger days as a child. Going back memory lane nostalgically, I think one of the things that made those days memorable was because as kids we lived authentically and simply.

In the same vein, we can live authentically as believers – a life that is loving, bearing with one another. The good thing is that we live this life not in our own strength but with God’s help through the Holy Spirit. So, we can be authentically kind, loving and caring in our relationships with one another.

Have a great month ahead.

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Purpose: Where Has My Life Gone?

Its interesting that it is March 2021 already. It seemed like it was January just a second ago.

It appears that life is moving at the speed of light and before one knows it 10, 20, 30, 40 years have gone by. Then one might ask the question “where has my life gone?” The answer to that question at that point in the future will be determined by what we do with our lives now. The little things.

Let’s slow down, recalibrate and then follow God’s purpose for our lives. That way, our answer to “that question” will be a joyful response 10, 20, 30 years from now.

Have a great month ahead.

Pastor Benson

Life in Perspective

It is the second month of the year already, February. It seemed like it was just Christmas yesterday.

I was speaking with a friend of mine a couple of days ago and he mentioned in passing that we’ve know each other for 39 years. I thought back to when my friend and I were in school: I can still remember vividly how we ran around school and played. I remember the taste of some of the meals that we ate then.

Life moves by quickly. Let us make the most of our lives now.

Have a great month ahead.

– Pastor Benson

One Day At A Time!

Happy New Year!

Last year 2020 was an interesting year for everyone.

During the first few days of a new year, I using spend time fine-tuning my long list of “New Year’s Resolutions” rearing to go, bustling with expectation for the year.

Don’t get me wrong, I am actually bustling with excitement for the year, 2021, however with a slightly different approach to resolutions. Even though I have loads of things I would like to do this year, I have decided to follow the words of Jesus and to take one day at a time (Matthew 6:34) whilst having a view of the big picture (my long list of resolutions😊), Luke 14:28.

Let’s not worry about the future. Let’s enjoy each day, one day at a time.

Have a great year ahead.

Pastor Benson

An Interesting Year

I have been reflecting on this year, 2020. It has been a very interesting year for me, and I am sure for most people.

There are many things that I had planned to do (these were neatly outlined on my New Years resolution list!). However, I have not been able to do most of those things due to circumstances beyond my control – e.g. COVID, not being able to visit people, etc.

One thing though, that has not diminished despite all the ups and downs is my hope. I have learnt that there is a supernatural hope that God has made available to us that continues to paint a bright picture of the future. It was this type hope that led the wise men to eventually find Jesus (see Mathew 2:1-12, in the bible), despite all the obstacles and the lengthy journey.

Let us reflect on the supernatural hope that Jesus provides. With this in our lives, our future will always be painted in bright colours.

Have a great month ahead.

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There was a time that I was quite unwell whilst I was in secondary school – boarding school. This was over thirty years ago (which gives you an idea of how old I am). I was down with a fever and it lasted for about two weeks. Those two weeks seemed like twenty years – I was very uncomfortable.

You might ask the question, “what does this have to do with perseverance?”. It was the principle of perseverance that got me through that bout in my life. In my own words, I would describe perseverance as getting through present challenges by focusing on a better future.

Let’s persevere though any uncomfortable current circumstance using this principle. Better still we can focus on God’s promises to us as the means of perseverance. Hebrews 10:36 says, “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

Have a great month ahead.

Pastor Benson

Make the Best of Life Now!

I remember when I got a job after university, I was really excited that I now had “my own money”. However, I said to myself, “If I could only get a job in the future with more money I would be happier”, I would be able to get all those gadgets I dreamed of.

Fast forward to 5 years later, I still had the same thoughts. Fast forward 20 years later and I still had those same thoughts.

It then struck me that there will always be something that I want, so I decided that I would consciously enjoy the times that I have now. I would make the best of life now – in the present. I would focus on the main thing that really brings satisfaction now and, in the future, – Knowing Christ (John 17:3)

Have a great month ahead.

Pastor Benson

Back to basics!

It is September already! It seems like it was just January yesterday. Its been a very eventful year to say the least.

Several things came to my mind over the past few days about life. Yes, that sounds like a line from someone in his eighties! I remember very clearly that at the beginning of this year, I began a teaching series at our church called “Back to basics”. I was basically saying that we should not drift away from the simplicity of our relationship with Christ. Jesus said in John 17:3, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent”. This implies that everything we do for Christ is great, however the most important thing is our personal relationship with Christ and keeping it fresh and alive, as we spend time doing the basic things like studying the bible to know Christ and being in conversation with God at all times via prayer.

Have a great month ahead.

-Pastor Benson