Meekness

By Pastor Royston Smith A pastime of many is watching the American reality show a “Divorce Court” in which couples seek to settle their relationship disputes before a judge.  The straight-talking, honest, and feisty Toler presides.  In one episode, she appeared particularly confused by a woman’s nonchalant behaviour towards her husband who presented as a gentle, calm and soft-hearted man.  The wife’s main source of annoyance stemmed from the fact that her...

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Long-suffering

By Pastor Royston  “You have no control of uncertainties! You can only control your life and your reaction to any event. May you find grace for patient endurance.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!  In my younger days, I was a bit rebellious. Sporadically, I slipped away after church to the...

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Fruit of the Spirit

By Pastor Royston Smith Summer is an interesting season. Days are longer and the sun is at its hottest. Whilst airlines, tour operators and leisure industries are buzzing to cater for the avalanche of holiday makers seeking timeout from their regular lives, farmers and horticulturists are hard at work. They...

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Exodus – Part V

By Pastor Royston Smith The Exodus is arguably the most monumental journey in the Bible. This event has been the theme of films, pantomimes, poems and songs. Each art form focused on the theme of injustice, enslavement, deliverance and restoration. A ray of hope shines through. Many of us like the Israelites, experience such mental slavery that we struggle to find a path to...

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Exodus – Part IV

By Pastor Royston Smith Having been brought up in Pharaoh’s palace, Moses would have been God’s perfect ambassador to Pharaoh, except for the murder he committed which rendered him a fugitive.  Despite this, God had big plans for His people, and they included Moses. “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus...

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Exodus – Part III

By Pastor Royston Smith Author and positive psychologist, Robert Biswas-Diener, wrote about the three kinds of complainers – chronic, venters and instrumental. Chronic complainers hinder progress by focusing on setbacks; while venters are attention seekers who consistently seek personal validations. However, those classified as instrumental, are typically problem solvers. Any...

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