The True Nature of Sin

When is sin a sin? Isn’t that the most asked question in church today? What about playing the lottery, is it sin? Where do we draw the line? You will agree with me that chalking the line to what qualifies as sin and what doesn’t is not a piece of cake. Especially so, in a

Hell is for Good People

“Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.”—Matthew 21:31b (ESV) The chief priests and the elders of the temple, like many of us, ‘publically confessed’ a faith which they privately fought. In the eyes of the people, these were guys who spoke and taught

4 Reasons why you should Always Remember your Sin

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”—Psalm 51:3 (ESV) For the last couple of years I have had the privilege of teaching God’s people, many have come back to me with concerns. Concerns over my hermeneutic of preaching Law and then Gospel. (Hermeneutics is the study of the methods of

Naked and Ashamed—a Sermon Audio

On 1 December 2016 I preached the inaugural sermon at THE FELLOWSHIP, a new gathering meeting at Praise Academy, Nansana Uganda on Thursday evenings. I took the opportunity to teach from Genesis 3:1-10. There is no better place to start than Genesis chapter three because it’s important to get to the problem first before we can

How to Examine your Heart

“But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” –John 2:24-25 (ESV) Often times we hear preachers tell us to examine our hearts. This typically happens during the confession session, in

Down into my Mess…

“God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”—1 Corinthians 10:13b (ESV). On a sunny day when I was four years old, I was sent to an afternoon nap. It

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You can’t Get Out

As concerns the first two chapters of Genesis, one of the revealing things is that the ‘state of affairs’ is nice and dandy. It is the perfect Triune God speaking His creation into being, perfectly. Then the door opens on chapter three. The title its self is telling: ‘The Fall.’ Genesis 3 is the apex

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Jesus is My Hero—and Yours Too

As I write this, my home country, Uganda is commemorating Heroes’ Day. For the best part of the day, medals will be awarded to our National heroes, both dead and alive. It is the same energy on Facebook. Everyone, young and old; male and female; poor and rich, is letting the world know who their

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Where are you looking?

It is important not to mistake the gospel for anything. This, at the same time means we should also not misunderstand the gospel’s importance for anything else. The very early morning of the first day of the week, the bible tells us, women prepared spices and set out for the tomb only to find the

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