Five church buildings in the Berekum Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Samuel Berko, have been completed and dedicated.
Three of the church buildings – Jerusalem, New Chiraa and Coffekrom assemblies, all in Kwakuanya District, were dedicated on June 18, 2020, while the other two, Jamera and Beulah assemblies in Sampa and Jinijini districts were dedicated on July 24 and August 14, respectively.
Four of the facilities were Community Based Church Buildings (CBCBs) buildings. The CBCB concept is aimed at providing decent places of worship for churches in deprived communities.
At the dedication service in Jinijini, the Area Youth Pastor and Resident Minister for Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Berekum, Pastor Solomon Azagisiya preached on the topic, “A New Temple; the Delight of God” based on 1 Kings 6:12-13; 9:3; Acts 17:24.
He said that God was delighted to see King Solomon complete the temple in Jerusalem which was meant to be the Lord’s dwelling. During the dedication of the temple, he said, the glory of God filled the place which was an indication of His presence among His people.
Pastor Azagisiya further explained that the New Testament temple that God desires to dwell in is a repented soul and not merely buildings made with human hands. He, therefore, urged members of the church to live transformed lives to attract the presence of God.
He concluded the sermon by saying that, buildings are meant for human use, whilst a repented or regenerate soul is the dwelling place of God (John 14:23).
Dedicating the buildings, the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko, admonished the members to make good use of the buildings by meeting regularly for church service, and also evangelise for people to come and fill the buildings to the glory of God.
In attendance were Ministers and their wives and some community leaders.
Report by Pastor Solomon Azagisiya, Berekum Area Reporter.