The Winneba Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Otu Appiah, has dedicated the Awutu Beraku Central Assembly church building.
The Winneba Area Head was assisted by Pastor Charles Arthur, the Awutu Beraku District Minister.
The colourful dedication ceremony, held on Sunday, July 23, 2023, also had in attendance Mrs. Gifty Dansoah Appiah (Wife of the Area Head), Pastor William Ofori Atta (Rtd.), Pastor Kofi Anyane Asare (Rtd.), Quaicoo, and Pastor Emmanuel K. Gbadago (Rtd.).
During the service, Apostle Otu Appiah delivered a sermon on the theme “You Are the Temple of the Holy Spirit,” using 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 as his scripture reference.
In his message, the Winneba Area Head emphasised that the body of every believer is the temple of the Holy Spirit, signifying that the Spirit of God dwells in them.
Apostle Otu Appiah further explained that just as the people of Corinth constructed well-decorated and magnificent temples for their gods, believers should honour God with their bodies since His Spirit resides in them.
“By this, Paul was saying that the Spirit of God dwells in them as His temple, and if God dwells in them, then it means their inner man is beautiful or magnificent,” he said.
The Winneba Area Head further stated that God is preparing His temples (believers) by endowing them with His grace, giftings, and fruit so that they can fulfill the purpose He has destined for them.
“Now, you are beautiful inside, but one day, what is inside will come out when He appears, and you shall be like Jesus,” he said.
Apostle Otu Appiah, therefore, urged Christians to lead decent and upright lives, bearing in mind that they are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for them to do.
Also present at the event were Pastor Eric Kweku Ansah, the Winneba Area pastorate and their wives, as well as members of the Area Executive Committee.
Report by Pastor Isaac Sunkwah Nekasen (Winneba Area Reporter)