This Blog is my little way of providing an on-line forum for me as the Chaplain to interract with both far/near and present/past members of the Chapel of Grace, University of Maiduguri. I hope this would be found useful and enjoyable by the Council, Chaplaincy, Congregation and all.
Though Internet access is expensive and frustratingly sluggish in this part of the world, yet it provides the best virtual rendezvous without the limitations of distance and time. However, I must confess that working this Blog has kept me away from my beloved wife (Ogochukwu) and lovely children (Davidson, Victor, Shirley and Noella). With gratitude to God, I salute their resilience and bless them in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
The Church of God comprises those granted heritage access (through Christ) to God’s Royal Tabernacle. These are God’s Priests and Sons irrespective of biological gender. Royalties and Priests constantly develop and discipline themselves for sanctity and integrity, ministry and mastery.
The Church is all about helping humanity out of divine wrath and judgment in order to lead them in triumph over sin and Satan, and in dominion with Christ for eternity. Satan rules by adversity, survival of the fittest, depravity, destruction and death; Christ rules by compassion, redemption, remission, support for the weak, and eternal life.
My conviction is that the biblical role of a Pastor (Chaplain) is to ensure that the Church is taught and shown both why and how to:
1. observe Christ’s commands (Matt 28:18-20), as well as
2. understand the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:20, 27).
Thus equipped the Saints can:
1. labour for the ministry in unity;
2. grow up to maturity in faith and knowledge; and
3. practice the truth in love (Eph 4:11-15).
This is God’s counsel for the Church’s sustainability in a perverse and perishing world.