The Director of the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, has cautioned Christians not to neglect the great salvation that they have received from the Lord Jesus Christ.
“It was purchased not with money but by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ,” Apostle Dr. Markin said, adding, “We should never underestimate the sacrifice He made, but share with others.”
Apostle Dr. Markin said this when he preached during the second service at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)- Sakumono, on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
Reading from Hebrews 2:3, Luke 2:11, John 3:17, Romans 6:23, among other Scriptures, he told Christians that the salvation that they have received is authentic and that it does not depend on man’s capability, but rest solely on the Lord Jesus Christ.
“The name Jesus is authentic and powerful. He is the ancient of days, and He has not changed. He still remains the Saviour even in turbulent times,” he said.
According to Apostle Dr. Markin, the greatest canker the world is facing now is the sin of all dimensions and forms. He, however, encouraged Christians to be steadfast in their faith, saying, “God has reserved salvation for you irrespective of the magnitude of the perceived sin you have committed. Do not be despaired or give up on yourself, for liberation has come to His children and that He has His children factored in His salvation plan.”
During the first service, Elder Felix Adu, the Financial Committee Secretary for the district, ministered on the theme, “Fortifying your faith in the Lord.” He indicated that for Christians, fortifying themselves in the Lord is a must in their quest to walk with the Lord in their Christian journey.
According to Elder Adu, Christians ought to fortify themselves in the Lord to overcome the enemy and preserve their faith in the face of trials and challenges (James 5: 11), honour God in the midst of unbelievers (Daniel 3:17; 28-29). It will also help believers to mount a higher ground in the face of trials (Genesis 39: 8-10) and to solely trust in the Lord wholeheartedly, just as Abraham did (Hebrews 11:17-18).
He urged Christians to bear the mark of the Lord Jesus in whatever they do (Galatians 6: 14-17) to transform the world.
“Christians should be outstanding in all their endeavours,” he said, adding, “As Christians, if we have any boast to make, we should boast in the blood of the Lord, for by so doing no amount of destruction from the enemy’s camp can break us; we will still stand strong if we fortify ourselves in the Lord.”
The Resident Minister, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, was grateful to the Evangelism Director for visiting the district.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.