The Kwadaso Area Head of The Church Of Pentecost, Apostle J.B.K.Tawiah, has urged Christians to be motivated by the death of Jesus Christ to serve God better.
He stated that since Christ offered a great sacrifice by going through a painful death, believers must give their best for Him instead of complaining about the little services they render.
“Nothing we do can compensate for the great sacrifice made by the Saviour,” he said.
Apostle Tawiah was speaking in the Kwadaso Zone during an Easter Sunday Service that climaxed this year’s Easter Convention, which took place from Wednesday, April 5th, to Sunday, April 9th, 2023.
During an exposition on the theme, “Jesus Christ, The Resurrection and the Life,” which was referenced from John 11:25 and Philippians 3:10, Apostle Tawiah mentioned the death of Christ meant a lot to Christians.
Addressing over 9,000 members drawn from eight zones, under the topic “The Power Of The Resurrection,” Apostle Tawiah stated that Jesus Christ predicted His own death, as stated in Luke 18:31-34, and that it was God’s ordained plan to make Christ die so as to save sinners from sin and its consequences.
Reading from Philippians 2:7-8, he intimated that Christ voluntarily offered to forgo his heavenly benefits by emptying Himself and taking on the position of a servant, even though He is God.
“Christ became poor that believers would be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). He also sacrificed the glory He had, which is why He prayed that His Father would restore it to Him (John17:4-5). Christ accepted to take up human limitations, suffering, and ill-treatment as recorded in the verses of Isaiah 53,” he said.
Apostle Tawiah further outlined some of the key benefits of Christ’s death, including reconciling humankind back to God (Ephesians 2:13-14;1 Peter 3:18), revealing God’s character of love (Romans 5:8;John 3:16;John 15:13), and justice (Romans 3:25-26), canceling the legal demands and the written code that stood against mankind (Colossians 2:14-17;1 Peter 2:24), justifying and making righteous (Romans 4:5;5:9), and providing all we need for life (Romans 8:32;Philippians 4:19).
On Christ’s resurrection, he stated that there was a conspiracy and the giving and taking of bribes to make false claims that Jesus’s disciples stole His body (Matthew 28:11-15). Nevertheless, Christ rose and showed Himself to many as evidence that He had triumphed over death.
Apostle Tawiah used the incident to advise Christians in particular and Ghanaians in general to eschew corrupt practices that wreck societies and nations.
He urged Christians to live above reproach wherever they found themselves in society.
The Kwadaso Area Head also touched on the source of the resurrection power, which is from God the Father (Acts 2:23, Acts 10:40), Christ Himself, since he made declarations to that effect (John 11:25, John 10:17-18), and the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11).
He assured believers that the resurrection power is still available to revive all aspects of our lives and prayed for Church members to receive the power of the resurrection in order to lead meaningful lives.
This year’s Easter Convention, held in four zones, included, for the first time, one for PIWC and all English Assemblies in the Area.
It was graced by some royals in the Area, including Nana Antwi-Agyei Brempong II (Atwima Hene), who is an Elder of the Church.
Also present were the Member of Parliament for Kwadaso Constituency, Hon. Prof. Kingsley Nyarko, the MCE of Kwadaso Municipal Assembly, Hon. Agyenim Boateng, and some other officers from the Assembly.
Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong, in a brief remark, admonished the people to be good citizens and eschew corruption and other social vices that would disturb the peace of the traditional area and the entire nation.
He also expressed appreciation to The Church of Pentecost for helping to lead royals into the saving knowledge of Christ, something that was hitherto unheard of.
Both the Member of Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive appealed for prayers for the state and the government to be able to overcome the economic and other challenges confronting us as a nation.
This year’s convention was well-patronised as members turned out at the various centres in great numbers to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection.
To the glory of God, many souls were won and baptised in water by immersion. Others also received Holy Ghost baptism and instant healing.
Report by Kwadaso Area Media.