“You have heard about Jesus several times and not really paid attention to Him. You might have heard about Him on the radio, on the television, during funeral services, or during church services. You may have even sung about Jesus and yet not know Him. Jesus is the saviour of all humankind and in Him is life.”
The above statement was the thrust of the gospel message preached by the Evangelism Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, on the first day of the “Accra for Christ” crusade at the Nsakina M/A School Park.
Reading from John 5:1-15, Matthew 1:21, and Acts 10:38, Apostle Dr. Markin observed that, like the disabled man at the pool of Bethesda who was healed by Jesus, many people have no idea who Jesus is.
He explained that Jesus was the one John the Baptist described as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
“His name, Jesus, means a saviour, and this was given to Him at birth,” he added.
He further stated that Jesus was conceived by a virgin and, to this day, remains the only person born sinless who also walked on this earth and was still without sin. While on earth, Jesus healed the sick, forgave the sins of many, and liberated many others who were held captive by the devil.
Apostle Dr. Markin further noted that Jesus gave Himself as a propitiation for the sin of humanity by dying on the cross.
“He died for our sins and went to heaven on the third. This same Jesus will come again for those who believed in Him and bring judgement upon those who did not believe in Him,” he said.
He stressed that if Jesus comes into one’s life, one receives salvation, healing, deliverance, and eternal life, among other benefits.
The Evangelism Ministry Director, therefore, called all who are yet to come to faith in Christ to do so to enjoy the immeasurable benefits in Him.
The “Accra for Christ” crusade is a four-day event being jointly organised by the Evangelism Ministry Directorate at The Church of Pentecost Headquarters and the Anyaa-Ablekuma Area of the Church. The event is under the theme: “This Same Jesus” (Acts 1:11).