Christians have been advised to be zealous for good works by eschewing corruption in every aspect of their lives.
This admonition was given by the Effiduase Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful, in a sermon he preached at the climax of the Effiduase Zone Easter Convention on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at the forecourt of Ebenezer Assembly at Effiduase, near Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
Speaking on the topic, “The Christ Who Did Not See Corruption,” Apostle Nsaful quoted from acts 13:36-37; Mark 16:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Psalm 16:10, and said that Jesus died, was buried but did not see decay.
He indicated that some people have tried to cover up this truth “but whether concealed or not, the truth is one; that Jesus died and was buried but did not see decay.” He added that Jesus resurrected from the dead and that is what sets Christianity apart.
Comparing David to Jesus, Apostle Nsaful said David served his own generation and died, but Jesus is still serving generations yet unborn; David was the king of Israel, but Jesus is the king of the world; David served for a period but Jesus reigns forever; David was not seen after he died, but Jesus was seen by many; David’s body saw decay, but Jesus rose from the dead and is alive.
On the significance of Easter and why Christians should celebrate it, the Effiduase Area Head said that “celebrating Easter is celebrating our salvation; reflecting on the story of our salvation and reminding us of our resurrection with Jesus Christ.”
He added that Jesus’ resurrection has saved Christians from moral decadence and corruption, saying, “Do not go back to the life of decay, rather live morally upright lives as Christians.”
Apostle Nsaful bemoaned the situation where many people profess to be Christians but there is so much corruption in the country.
He asked: “Why do you report late for work but close before the closing time?”
“Jesus through his resurrection has saved us from corruption. Therefore, eschew corruption and be zealous for good works,” he admonished.
Concluding, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful said just as Jesus died but did not see decay, all who believe in Him will not see decay in their lives.
“Therefore, if you are a Christian and your life is still the same, then you have not yet arrived,” he ended.
Report by Ezekiel Korletey.