The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has affirmed that Jesus Christ, the Word of God, was born to bring life that is satisfying to humanity.
Life, he said, is the most important asset of humanity, hence the most important asset of humanity is found in Christ.
Apostle Obuobi said this in a sermon at the Community 20 District Christmas convention in the Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost on Saturday, December 23, 2023.
The convention held at the F. D. Walker Temple located at Cambodia, Community 20, was under the theme, “He came to set the captives free” – Luke 4:18-19. Present at the service were the Teshie-Nungua Area Head, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman; the wife of the General Secretary, Mrs Korkor Obuobi, and the Community 20 District Minister, Pastor Justice Appiah Afful, among others.
Speaking on the topic, “Born To Give Life” – John 1:1-4, the General Secretary revealed that the Word of God is not just sounds and symbols, but a personality called Jesus Christ, with John introducing him as God and divine.
Highlighting the two things about the Word, he said it has creative powers and life.
He revealed that the Word has the capacity and the power to create, recounting the creation story in Genesis 1:3-4, Colossians 1:15-17 where God through his Word called things that were not there into being. Citing John 1:3, Apostle Obuobi said that inherent in the Word of God is the power to create. He prayed that the creative power of God be made manifest in the lives of the people.
Quoting Hebrews 1:1-3, he indicated that not only does the Word of God create, but it has the power to sustain all things. He, therefore, encouraged believers not to be afraid of the uncertainties of the ensuing year, because the power of the Word will sustain them.
The General Secretary further explained that Jesus, who is the Word of God, became flesh (allowed himself to be conceived by a woman and born into the world) – John 1:14, Revelation 19:12-14, so he could share the life in him with the world.
According to him, the very moment one accepts Christ, that person shares in this new life, saying, “As a believer, you are a carrier of life, so you are not an ordinary person.”
He challenged Christians to let the life in them touch other people (John 7:38) to transform others to make the world a better place for all.
He indicated that Jesus Christ may not physically be present with us, his word is with us and is still active – John 6:63.