Christians have been admonished to demonstrate the love of God at all levels in their effort to make maximum impact in the nations.
The Suame Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle John Obeng Kesse, made the call in a sermon he preached on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Suame in Kumasi.
Apostle Kesse noted that in line with the 2023 theme of the church, members of the church need to demonstrate love at all levels because the basis for their services to God emanates from their love for Him.
“In 2023, the church demands that the local church will be repositioned and reconsider stirring up their love for God to achieve maximum impact,” he stated.
Speaking on the topic, “Loving God wholeheartedly to make maximum impact in the local church” based on Isaiah 1:2-3, Apostle Kesse said that although God required the Israelites to reciprocate the love He showed them so that they would be blessed, the Israelites failed to do that but rather rebelled against God.
He said Jesus was sent by God to the world to help address three key things – dealing with sin, Satan and reconciliation of man to God.
According to him, Jesus also came to teach the mystery of godliness through His incarnation. In 1 Timothy 3:16, he said, God became man in the person of Jesus who lived in this sinful world, yet was without sin.
Due to the perfection and divine nature of Christ, those who believe in Him have the power and ability to defeat sin and say, ‘No’ to all forms of ungodliness, he pointed out.
He further disclosed that Jesus came to the world to reveal the Father (God) to humanity.
He entreated believers to walk outwardly with God, thus building personal intimacy with God by studying His word and walking according to what His word says. This, he said, makes it easier for one to mature in Christ.
With scripture reference to Romans 12:1-3, he advised believers to walk inwardly with God.
“We don’t just love God by words but rather by our deeds as well,” he said, adding, “Our actions must confirm our confessions.”
He concluded his sermon by encouraging Christians to know God and make Him known to others, saying, “Make Him your judge, lawyer and king.”
Report by Suame Area Media Team.