The Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, dedicated the Emmanuel Assembly church building on Sunday, July 9, 2023, to the glory of God.
Apostle Asante was assisted by the Adwen-Bu District Minister, Pastor Samuel Kofi Yamoah, and some ministers in the Kaneshie Area, including Pastor Paul Danso (Kaneshie Area Secretary), Pastor Agyei Nimako Darkwa, Pastor David Oppong, Pastor Frank Mensah Tandoh, and Pastor Samuel Owusu Afari.
Also present were Mrs. Elizabeth Osei Asante (Wife of Kaneshie Area Head), ministers’ wives, as well as some officers in the Adwen-Bu District.
Exhorting the gathering at the event, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Greater-Accra Regional Coordinating Committee (GARCC), spoke on the topic “Repositioning the Local Church in Holiness for Maximum Impact in the Nations.”
Apostle Asante bemoaned the declining rate of holiness in the Church and therefore admonished believers to strive to uphold holiness, for God is holy.
He noted that the church building is a place where believers meet to adore and worship God together. Hence, the house of God is a sacred place. “We must be committed to jealously guarding the glory of God in the church, that there may be glory in the church from generation to generation,” he advised.
Referring to Exodus 3:5, he stressed the need for believers to reposition themselves in holiness, as Moses did during his initial encounter with God through the burning bush.
He further noted that after Moses repositioned himself, he was able to experience the presence of God on Mount Sinai, resulting in him having a radiant face.
Apostle Asante explained that to be repositioned means that members of the church must be willing to undergo a second circumcision.
“A second circumcision means that as believers, we must allow God to take total control of our lives in order to serve as living testimonies to our peers and the environment we find ourselves in and to make an impact,” he said.
The Emmanuel Assembly church building project was funded with grants received from the Church’s Headquarters, Kaneshie Area, District, and offerings raised by the Local Assembly.
Report by Michael Asante (Kaneshie Area)