Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, the General Secretary of The Church Of Pentecost, has advised Christians to not only keep the blessing they have they have received from God to themselves, but more importantly, bless others as well.
This, according to him, is the only way they can make a proud impact on their generation.
Apostle Obuobi said this on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at the Pentecost International Convention Centre (PIWC), Asokwa.
Speaking on the theme: “Maximum Impact”, he began by quoting Kevin Kruse, stating, “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” He challenged the conventional notion that life is solely about financial success, emphasizing the significance of making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Drawing parallels with the life of Abraham, Apostle Obuobi highlighted God’s objective to bless the entire world through Abraham, as mentioned in Genesis 12:3. He stressed that blessings from God, whether in the form of gifts, knowledge, or talents, are meant not only for personal gain but also to benefit others.
Apostle Obuobi quoted an unknown author, affirming that “Success is not measured in the amount of dollars you make, but the ‘amount’ of lives you impact.” He urged the congregation to recognize that success goes beyond monetary wealth, focusing on the transformative impact individuals can have on the lives of others.
Emphasising the role of the Holy Spirit, Apostle Obuobi explained that believers are empowered to make a difference in the world.
“The agenda of the Holy Ghost is to help us make it to Heaven. Not only is He to help us make it to Heaven, but more so, help us come to a point to make an impact”, he stressed.
He underscored the divine purpose for Christians to impact their generation positively and encouraged them to use the gifts and talents bestowed upon them by God.
The sermon conveyed a call to action, urging believers to leave an indelible mark, bring transformation to their spheres of influence, and positively influence their generation.
The General Secretary reminded Christians of life’s brevity and the importance of making an impact during the time they are alive.
Citing the example of Jesus, who lived only 33 years but profoundly influenced the world, Apostle Obuobi stressed the need for sacrifice to make a lasting impact. He cited Philippians 2:6-8 as an example of the sacrifice Jesus made for humanity.
Concluding, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi challenged Christians to become “salt and light” in the world, emphasizing that the ability to make an impact is directly proportional to the sacrifices one is willing to make.
“Your ability to make an impact depends on the level of sacrifice you make”, he said.