Date: November 2, 2017
The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) - Kwadaso on Sunday, October 29, 2017, climaxed this year’s Grace Convention. The weeklong programme was officially opened on Monday, October 23 under the theme: “Grace” – John 1:14.
The annual event, which seeks to highlight the essence of Grace and its significance to the salvation package of mankind, had the Kwadaso Area Head, Apostle Kingsford Kyei-Mensah, as one of its speakers.
Speaking on the topic: “Three Things Jesus Christ Did That Needs To Be Imitated” at the event, Apostle Kingsford Kyei-Mensah, touched on three fundamental keys to effective leadership and growth in any area of one’s life.
Reading from Matthew 8:36, Matthew 15:30 and Matthew 13:34, the Kwadaso Area Head said Jesus was very successful as a leader, attracted huge crowds and won more souls because he loved the people, he met their needs, and he taught them in power, authority and in interesting ways.
He urged Christian leaders to practice what they profess and teach, and also recognize the fact that they have been “called out of the people by Grace for the people.”
Apostle Kyei-Mensah also called on Christians to demonstrate love towards others and have the welfare of their fellow Christians at heart. According to him, the demonstration of love towards others is a powerful means of converting unbelievers to God.
He, therefore, advised Christians to demonstrate same love in their communities in order to draw more unbelievers to Christ.
Concluding his sermon, he advised ministers of God to preach and teach sound doctrines that are capable of demystifying mysteries as well as meeting the needs their flocks. In this manner, they would be able to retain their members and stop them from moving from one prayer centre to the other for spiritual assistance.
“If you don’t want them to go to wrong prayer centres then create for your flocks, an atmosphere of acceptance and give them amazing teachings that will meet their needs,” he said.
Delivering the sermon on the theme on the first day of the convention, Elder Cosmos Appiah emphasized that in the present dispensation, it is only Grace that can draw mankind closer to God.
Taking his turn on Day 2 of the convention, Pastor Mark Owusu Ansah, explained that in addition to being “God’s unmerited favour”, Grace is a character of God.
Explaining further, Pastor Owusu Ansah said that Grace is in the eyes of the Lord, therefore one ought to strategically position themselves at the location of God’s sight in order to receive His grace.
He also emphasized the need for Christians to avail themselves to the Lord for his use in order to enjoy divine grace just like the colt who was used by Jesus in Mark 11:1-9.
The Resident Minister, Pastor Abraham Nana Bamfo Oppong, in his remarks, expressed to the Area Head as well as the other speakers of the convention for their inspiring ministrations.
He also acknowledged the efforts of the Grace Convention Committee, led by Elder Emmanuel Kusi, for seeing to the successful organization of the event. It is worth noting that this year’s event recorded a high turnout by both members and non-members of the Church. This could be attributed to the intense publicity given to the event.
Report By: Frank Somiah-Quaw
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