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Guard Your Heart Against Sin – Pastor Oduro Advises Christians

The Yennyawoso District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Charles Oduro, has advised Christians to strenuously guard their hearts against sin.

According to him, the heart is the nucleus of the human body, which superintends and defines a person (Mark 7:21-23). He, therefore, remarked that “the condition of the heart determines the state of the person.”

“The heart is the seat of joy and mind. So, if the heart is good, it affects the person’s attitude,” he reiterated.

Pastor Oduro made this known when speaking at the End-of-Year District Presbytery Meeting held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the Yennyawoso Central Assembly auditorium.

Exhorting the presbyters on “Repositioning the Heart to Seek God,” he stressed that Christianity is all about the heart. 

He noted that decisions are made from the heart (Daniel 1:8) as truths are also stored in the heart.

“The heart is the place where Jesus reigns as Lord and it is the residence of the Holy Spirit where God pours His love,” he added.

Using 1 Chronicle 28:9-10 as his foundational text, Pastor Oduro, mentioned that God always expects Christians to know Him (God) and His Son, Jesus (John 17:3), and also to serve Him with a perfect and genuine heart (Genesis 17:1; Matthew 5:48).

The Yennyawoso District Minister further explained that God searches the heart (Romans 8:27) and knows the thoughts and imaginations of man (Isaiah 66:18); therefore, He reveals Himself to those who diligently seek Him (Proverbs 8:17).

Pastor Charles Oduro, however, noted that those who refuse to seek God are entirely rejected by Him. Thus, he encouraged Christians to require God as their first and vital necessity to succeed in all their endeavours at all times.

“Albeit God is good, He forsakes those who refuse to seek Him,” he admonished.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

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