March 26, 2017 Mategyero 2Comment

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.”—Romans 8:22 (ESV) This world can be dreadful. Darkness always surrounds us. Misery also marks our faces with its own stretch marks. This world can tear us apart; it can fill our eyes with tears. Pain is all over, death stalks us like a vulture hoovering over its prey. Our bodies are diseased, our loved ones are just hanging on because of life support, our kids have fallen off the deep end—at least morally—and tribal tensions are on the rise. Malice and false…

March 22, 2017 Mategyero 2Comment

The experts have said it. We have heard it, and done it. You have heard it being said that “never put all your eggs in one basket”. You need some security and a number of options at your disposal. You need to be in control of the situation. You need to prepare for the unseen and the unexpected of occurrences. To put all your eggs in one basket is to be sure that you will finally deliver the goods safely without upsets here and there. Me + Baskets = Safe In business, they say its disaster to have one income…

March 13, 2017 Mategyero 2Comment

…at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.”—Jonah 2:5 (ESV) When Jonah talks about the ‘pit’, he is not referring to a literal pit that you can dig with your hands. In fact the KJV uses the word ‘corruption’ instead of ‘pit’. In this sense, what Jonah is talking about here is sin—his sin—to be specific. He talks about a different kind of pit, the one we all find ourselves in: sin. It is a pit in…

March 7, 2017 Mategyero

For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;”—Romans 3:3-4 (KJV) Just before I sat down to meditate on the faithfulness of God, even amidst the meditation, there was a battle raging in my own heart: a fight to be faithful to God and His spoken word at that very moment. I am not sure that this is a fight I would win on any day. This may be your problem too—if you are honest enough to admit it. The…

February 28, 2017 Mategyero 4Comment

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) This past Sunday, Christians around the world, in unison, celebrated the ‘Day of the Transfiguration of our Lord’. The transfiguration is not that popular in church today. The other day, I was sharing the gospel with a few friends when I mentioned the transfiguration everyone was like: “Trans-what? What is that?” But this event is of significant importance. That is why the church set aside a Sunday for it….

February 20, 2017 Mategyero

And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”—Ezekiel 37:13-14 (ESV) There is an on-going restlessness for people to see a miracle in their lives. The “ministry” of miracles, signs and wonders is back but this time with a twist. Last week I read about…

February 16, 2017 Mategyero 2Comment

When our world talks about winning, what comes to mind is adequate preparation, meticulous planning, to-the-dot execution, and later celebrating the victory. In pedestrian terms, down here, wins don’t come easy. The saying goes: “success comes to those who are prepared.” Winning takes a toll on you. You do the work. You sweat in exchange for a hard earned win. This is how we have been schooled and this was God’s judgement to Adam in Genesis 3: A combination of sweat and soil were to produce the bread which would then feed his wife and children. But there is another…

February 13, 2017 Mategyero

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel…”—2 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) There is a popular quote always misattributed to St. Francis of Assisi. It has been flying around for centuries and preachers love to throw it around all the time. It says: “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” Am sure you have heard it before. All claims that St. Francis said those words are baseless. He would never come up with a rusty and careless statement like that one above. A few months back, a worship leader in…

February 6, 2017 Mategyero

…and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”—Colossians 1:20 (ESV) Over the weekend, a friend asked me what my best hymn is. I responded by ‘singing’ (or mumbling) what I think is one of the best stanzas ever written in the history of Christendom. When Isaac Watts penned the Good Friday hymn When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, he had the scandal of the gospel in mind and the blood of foolishness flowing through his veins. He knew something that we mostly take for granted:…

February 2, 2017 Mategyero

Last month, the amazingly gracious guys at THE FELLOWSHIP, a weekly bible study gathering just outside Kampala, Uganda gave me the opportunity to teach through the book of Jonah. In a study I called “The Great Pursuit”, I set out to explore How God meets our sin and rebellion with His Amazing Grace by crashing our idols and winning us to Himself. Listen or download the audio to listen online. There are two parts; Episode 000 is the intro of the book while Episode 001 is the teaching from Jonah 1:1-4. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/305680718″…

January 31, 2017 Mategyero

Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?”—Ecclesiastes 7:16 (ESV) A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to preach in a worship service on Sunday morning. It was ‘Youth Sunday’ on our denominational calendar and I was preaching through Ecclesiastes. I remember re-echoing the words of Solomon to the congregants that day that “a life without God is meaningless, and that we would lose sight of our journey if we walked for walking’s sake.” That if our lives are going to have any meaning and direction, we will have to…

January 23, 2017 Mategyero

  “I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”—1 Corinthians 2:3 (NIV) When you were a kid, what did you want to become? Did you become those things you dreamt of becoming as kid? What happened? Many of us didn’t become the pilots and the sea captains and the astronauts and that entire hullabaloo we thought we would become. But certainly we never outgrew that lavish fantasy. Every year we become the young dreamers we once were. We dream of greatness and new power. We dream of turning a new leaf and fresh beginnings. We dream…