Monday 11 September 2017

SPIRITUALITY: Series on the Book of James - Count it all Joy

by Pastor Kunle Surakat

As we read the first chapter and verse of this book as the introduction by James, one would have expected him to start his introductory notes as being the brother of our Lord Jesus, but he didn’t. Rather, he introduced himself as His servant. Another word that can be used to describe a servant in this context is the word SLAVE. The Greeks used the word ‘DOULOS’, which when transliterated means SLAVE. The use of this word by James was based on the notion that slaves were bought by people and were also set free by the people who bought them. In other words, Jesus bought James from the slave market and set him free through His death, burial and resurrection.

He directed his letter to the uncountable Jews who were in diaspora – in the many cities and countries outside Jerusalem, which was their home. Many rulers did not particularly like them especially that of Rome – Caligula and Nero were prominent rulers who couldn’t stand them. The resultant effect of this hatred turned out to be abject suffering, persecution, and painful trials (also described as tribulation). Many other trials and pains suffered by these people (Jews) came from their own people – particularly from the Jews who had refused to accept the message of the Gospel. Some were subjected to socio-economic pressures by their taskmasters who thought they would refute Jesus as the Christ and turn back to Judaism.

Soyinka: Nigeria Long Overdue For Reconfiguring

…Denounces those canvassing second term for Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday said Nigeria is long overdue for reconfiguring, saying it is sickening for some people to be agitating against it.

FG approves concession of Lagos, Abuja airports

Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, announced on Monday, that the federal executive council has agreed to the concession of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

Fox News Host's Teenage Son Killed Self Because Dad Was Fired

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has given the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi).

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead with the process on Monday after dismissing Melaye’s suit for lacking merit.

Sex scandals rock Ebonyi varsity

Students of Ebonyi State University, on Monday, raised the alarm over the increasing spate of sexual harassment and exploitation meted to them by some lecturers in the institution.

Some of the studentstold Daily Sun that some lecturers in the university demanded sex, and in some cases, financial gratification before they could pass their courses.

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Haters! See Charles Okocha Grabbing Two Popular Actresses’ Butts In New Photos

All ye haters, y’all can “Shove it up your a$$” as the actor grabs two popular actresses’ own in these new photos.

Nigerian actor, Charles Okocha better known as Igwe 2pac took to his IG page to share these photos of him grabbing the butts of Nollywood actresses, Anita Joseph and Nancy Iheme.

Feeling like the king of a$$e$:

9 men thrown out of flight for chanting 'Allahu Akbar’

Nine men have been thrown off an early-morning Ryanair flight to Madrid after one of them shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ ‘as a joke’.

The flight, which had been due to leave Zaventem airport in Brussels at 7am this morning, was delayed for several hours with all the passengers being ordered to get off after the scare.

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