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EXEGETICAL STUDY OF MATTHEW 16:17-19 AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE “PETROS”, “PETRA” ARGUMENTS

The Gospel according to Matthew is one of the Synoptic Gospels. It was written by Matthew who was believed to be an eyewitness of many of the events he recorded. He was a tax collector before he was called by Jesus and had scribal skills and knowledge of Judaism. He was a competent witness of what he has recorded. He emphasized Jesus’ Jewish heritage and demonstrated how Jesus fulfils the Old Testament prophecies (Kapolyo 1105). Matthew’s gospel is a teaching gospel containing five blocks...

MARTIN LUTHER AND HIS THEOLOGICAL VIEWS

Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 to Hans Luder and Margareth Lindemann in Eisleben, Germany, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Martin Luther was a German priest, a professor of theology, and an iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Breezy Aaron explained that when he was younger, he dedicated himself to a monastic life, fasted, prayed a lot, and always confessed to keep himself clean from sin. Later on in his life, one of his superiors by the name of Johann von Staupi...

LUKE 4:14-21 AS MODEL FOR PRAXIS ORIENTED MISSION IN THE CHURCH TODAY

The Missions of the church is the concern that in places where there are no Christians there should be Christians, In other words, Missions means to plant churches through evangelism (Newbigin 23). He adds that the aim of missions should be the establishment of a new Christian community that is as broad as society and is as true to the national situation. He has in mind here the idea of Christianization that is highly questionable today in a world that is characterized by religious pluralism ...

EXEGETICAL STUDY OF ACTS 6:1-4 AND POLITICAL RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA

The church in Jerusalem represented in Acts 6 verses 1–4 was promptly challenged by the problem of inequity and lack of fair play among the various stakeholders and such disaffection reached a situation of murmur and open agitation. This challenge to the apostles was a threat to the consolidation of the already established Christian community in Jerusalem and its spread to the whole world. Something must be done to arrest the situation or the Church runs the risk of disintegration. Having s...

THE CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN A CORRUPT SOCIETY

This exegetical paper explores the issue of Christian identity against the backdrop of contemporary pluralistic society, defined by a multitude of traditions, views, and stances. It makes use of 1 Peter 2:9-10 to enable a fuller and theologically fruitful image of Christian identity. As MacFarland argues that Christian identity is a relational, dynamic, multifaceted, and open entity, characterized by its embeddedness in culture, its struggle to engage with power constructively, and its intent...

THE PERIL OF INSECURITY IN NIGERIA AND THE CHURCH’S CHARACTER: AN EXEGETICAL STUDY OF PSALMS 91:1-16

The Nigerian society is really experiencing a high level of insecurity in both the northern and southern part. This has become a major issue for the country since 1990 when the activities of the Niger Delta militants started until recent times when Boko Haram insurgents arose in the Northern part of the country. Since then, Nigeria has witnessed unprecedented security challenges. These challenges ranges from kidnapping, suicide attacks, bombings, ritual killings, assassinations, armed robbery...

Card Journal Language and ideology of political interactions

ABSTRACT ABSTRACT Several issues have shaped political discourse in Nigeria since her independence. Speeches read from scripts and other texts as well as various media forums have been major sources of data. Political interactions, dealing with spontaneous discourse/speech events have hardly been subject of discourse. Recently one of the platforms that transverse the Nigerian political sphere is the National Good Governance Tour (NGGT) of Nigeria; this study therefore, explores la...

Political-discourse Interactions and Sustainable Peace in Nigeria

Abstract Political-discourse interactions between government officials and citizen are increasingly becoming common discourse events in Nigeria. There is seemingly nothing unfamiliar about political discourse events, but what needs clarification is the extent to which political discourse interactions foster and or enhance sustainable peace. This study, however, investigated the political discourse events of ‘The Ministerial Platforms’ and ‘National Good&nb...

Contextualization and Meaning in Public - Sphere Discourses of Government Ministers- Citizen Interactions in Nigeria

Abstract Public sphere discourses of government ministers-citizen interactions are common political discourse events in Nigeria. There is seemingly nothing unfamiliar about political discourses, but what needs clarification is the place of context and contextualization in encoding and decoding intentions/meanings, especially in public sphere discourses of government ministers citizen interactions in Nigeria. Aspects of Presupposition in Jacob Mey’s Pragmatics that deal...

Verbal and Visual Interface in Select Nigerian Pop Music Videos

Abstract Pop music is one of the popular genres of music with much rhythm and harmony and its emphasis on romantic love songs is not news. What needs clarification is the level of the interface in terms of meaning-making between the verbal and visual aspects of pop music videos. This study thus investigates the visual-verbal interface in some Nigerian pop music videos to determine the extent to which both visual and verbal modes encode and enhance meanings in the music. T...

The Influence of Informal Learning in Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity of Boutique Owners

Learning is a process that embodies all forms of activities which enables transgenerational transmitting of cultural values and prepares individuals for social living. Entrepreneurial capacity enables a firm to capitalize on a wide scope of fresh and alternative viewpoints that may challenge embedded assumptions and path-dependent cognitive schemes used by a firm. The specific objectives are to ascertain the impacts of informal learning in promoting entrepreneuri...

Impact of Single Parenting on Child’s Spiritual Development and its effects on the Society using Ohafia Community

This research work is on the, “Impact of Single Parenting on Child’s Spiritual Development and its effects on the Society using Ohafia Community”. Single Parent homes are increasing in our society. The major causes of this are divorce, death and choice to remain single either as a lesbian or gayest. This is almost applicable in some communities in Igbo land even in Ohafia. This has a lot of negative impacts and effects on the child’s spiritual development and the society with little p...

The Impact of the Holy Spirit on Church Growth

AbstractThis work “The Impact of the Holy Spirit on Church Growth” addressed the neglect of the churches on the place of the Holy Spirit in Church growth. It is aimed at bringing to limelight the birth of the church at Pentecost in Jerusalem and the explosive growth from that moment was the beginning of the church planting and growing. It adopted a descriptive method of research. It observed that there are impacts of the Holy Spirit in Church growth as found in the New Testament and by di...

Paul's Bodily "Marks of Jesus" in Galatians 6:17 and Its Implications to Christian Witness in the 21st Century Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe issue of stigmata with reference to Galatians 6:17 has raised a number of theological issues which centre on Paul’s spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. This paper sets out to investigate the correct interpretation of the text. In doing this a historical critical method of exegesis is adopted. This enables the research to place the text within its historical context in an attempt to understand what Paul meant when he wrote Galatians 6:17. The researcher has carried out an i...

Users Perception of the role of Academic Library in Private Universities in Delta State.

This study investigates Users Perception of the role of Academic Library in Private Universities in Delta State. Thus, the study outlined among others, the types of services provided, meaning of the concept users. To achieve this study, four (4) research objectives were formulated and they are: To identify the services of academic library; To ascertain users perception of academic libraries and their services; To know the various challenges that bedevil academic libraries in providing their s...


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