Set an Example

John Mondi

READ : 1 Timothy 4:6-16 Set an example for other followers by what you say and do, as well as by your love, faith and purity. (v. 12 CEV) One of the great dynamics of teaching is example. People learn by emulating others. If teachers want to convince their students, they must exemplify what they say. As Christians we have no escape. We must be examples in whatever we tell the world. Paul instructed the young Timothy to “be an …

A Solid Hope

John Mondi

READ : Hebrews 10:19-25 We must hold tightly to the hope that we say is ours. After all, we can trust the one who made the agreement with us. (v. 23 CEV) African beliefs never indicate a clear destiny. There is life after death, but there is no certainty of what this life is like. This life is sandwiched in a “Spiritual World.” It is an aimless kind of life. It is hopeless after this life. In Hebrews 10:23 the …

Patience Is the Solution

John Mondi

READ : Hebrews 6:7-12 . . . through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (v. 12) Sometimes in my pastoral ministry in a rural part of Kenya, I feel like giving up-trekking long distances, seeing people with problems when I cannot meet their needs. But God is faithful; he always finds a way to keep us and heal us. I have learned that patience is the quality of forbearance under provocation (2 Cor. 6:6; Col. 1:11; 3:12). It …

Faith, Not Worry, is Your Assignment

John Mondi

READ : Matthew 6:25-30 Only people who don’t know God are always worrying. (v. 32 CEV) It is human to worry. We worry about our predominate needs for food, clothing, health and shelter. Even though very religious, the Pharisees in their deliberate striving never learned to live by faith. Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount told them and us not to worry about these things for life is more precious then physical things. Dear brothers and sisters, in our …