The 2022 Easter Convention in the Kwadaso Area of The Church of Pentecost ended successfully on Sunday, April 17, 2022. The convention which was held in five zonal centres under the theme, “Jesus Christ, The Lamb Of God Who Takes Away The Sin Of The World” (John 1:29, 36), attracted thousands of church members from across the Area.
Speaking on the topic, “The Power of the Resurrection,” on Sunday to climax the convention at the Ahenema Kokoben Zone, the Kwadaso Area Head of the church, Apostle John Budu Kobina Tawiah, admonished Christians to take advantage of the power of the resurrection which has been released into their lives to have meaningful Christian lives.
Dwelling on Matthew 28:1-15 and Philippians 3:10, he recounted the resurrection narrative which started with the visit of some women disciples to the tomb. He stated that it was the women who first received the gospel before it reached the men. He, therefore, commended women for that feat and encouraged them to continue to testify about Christ.
Apostle Tawiah mentioned that Christ had already predicted His death and resurrection before it happened (Luke 18:31-33), saying, “Christ was aware of the humiliation He would suffer and offered to avail Himself for it.”
He wondered why Jesus kept quiet and allowed sinful men to humiliate Him even though He is God, concluding that it was within the plan of God that He should go through that shameful death for the sake of humanity.
“Jesus emptied Himself of His power and glory to suffer pain and by so doing offered us many blessings including wealth (2 Corinthians 8:9) and spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3-10),” he said, adding, “The reason why Christ suffered humiliation was to set us free from the power of sin and death. Through the beatings He suffered we received healing for sickness and He carried the punishment that should have come upon us.”
Apostle Tawiah identified the power of the resurrection as the Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead (Romans 8:11).
He further stated that the power of the resurrection is the power of salvation (Romans 1:16-17) which ensures the justification of believers (Philippians 3:9; Romans 10:4), sanctification, and the forgiveness of sin (1 Timothy 1:12-16).
He, therefore, advised Christians to live lives of righteousness which draws from the power of the resurrection.
He further stated that through His death and resurrection, Christ has been exalted to a high place (Philippians 2:9) and has overcome death (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
Apostle John Budu Kobina Tawiah concluded by stating that, the resurrection of Christ has brought with it the assurance that when believers die they shall rise again (Romans 6:4-9; Philippians 3:20-21), saying, “By the resurrection, we know that death is not the end of our existence; it also strengthens our gospel.”
Many souls were won and baptised and others received Holy Ghost baptism and healings.
The atmosphere at the various zonal centres testified that members of the church were happy that for the first time in about two years, they have had the opportunity to hold an open-air convention devoid of COVID-19 restrictions.
Report by Kwadaso Area Media Team.