The Koforidua Area of The Church of Pentecost has successfully climaxed its 2022 Easter Convention to the glory of God.
The five-day colourful event, which began on Wednesday, March 13, 2022, ended yesterday, at the Jubilee Park, Koforidua Gallaway in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Speaking on the topic: “What Is Our Response To The Love of Christ?” Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, said a cursory study of Apostle Paul’s life shows that he really served God so tirelessly and sacrificially to the extent that, those who did not like him much saw him to be crazy.
“Apostle Paul contended for the faith with his life and his strength,” he stated, stressing that, there was a driving force that moved him to go the extra mile for Christ.
Reading from 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost pointed out that believers should see troubles as preparation for an eternal glory that far outweighs everything.
“So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” he stated.
Apostle Nyamekye expressed regret on how many people spend a lot of time trying to enhance their body to be perfect, forgetting that it is an earthly tent that will be destroyed one day.
He, therefore urged Christians to concentrate on building eternal houses in heaven which cannot be destroyed.
He further lamented on how many Christians go to church wishing to receive prophecies and messages about wealth that will appease their souls. This, he said, happens because many Christians do not understand God’s Word.
In illustrating about Barabas and Jesus, the Chairman of The Church further said that Barabas was the representation of the sins of man (world) and Jesus exchanged our destiny of death with His life and saved us.
“When God saves us, He saves our generation too. And it is this love of Christ, that compelled him to go the extra mile,” he noted.
Quoting from C.T. Studd, he reiterated that: “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
He urged the clergy to depend solely on God in their moments of difficulties and trials.
Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, the Koforidua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, and Executive Council Member of the church, led the congregation in a moment of prayers.
On his part, Hon. Okyere Baafi, Deputy Trade Minister & Member of Parliament for New Juaben, said Covid-19 brought low economic and financial difficulties, yet the prayers of the believers sustained the nation and called for continuous prayer support for the nation.
Present at the ceremony were some royals in the church namely, Manya Dede Yormoh (Queen mother of Yilo Traditional Area), Regina Agyeiwaa Mrah (Ohemaa of New Juaben Traditional Council), Nana Apete Kura (Nkonwahene of Asokore), Nana Baawuo (Effiduase Hene), Nana Tei Korle II (Korle Nkwantahene), Mrs. Elizabeth Nartey (Daughter of Late Apostle A.T. Nartey, UK).
Some retired ministers who also joined were; Apostle Moses & Mrs. Esther Ayitey (Retd.), Apostle Nicholas & Mrs. Love Siaw (Retd.), Pastor John & Mrs. Veronica Boamah (Retd.), Pastor Benjamin & Mrs. Veronica Nortsu (Retd.), Pastor Sammy & Mrs. Constance Ohene, Pastor D. D. Dei (Retd.) and Mrs. Sophia Koranteng (Minister’s Widow).
The Koforidua Area Easter Convention, was organized in zones throughout the week at the Akuapem, Nkurakan, Adawso and Koforidua zones.