The Kwabia Assembly Church building of the Apesika District in the Kintampo Area of The Church of Pentecost was dedicated on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Kwabia.
The building was financed under the Community Based Church Building (CBCB) initiative of the COP Headquarters.
The colourful ceremony which took place on Friday, 2nd March, 2018, was officiated by the Area Head, Apostle Gideon Obeng-Darko Debrah, and assisted by Overseer Isaac Sunkwa, the District Minister.
Delivering the sermon on the theme, “Interpreting the Times” with scripture reference from Luke 12:54-56; Ephesians 5:15-17; and 2 Timothy 3, Apostle Debrah stated that Christians need God’s wisdom to interpret the times the world finds itself now, saying, “We are living in evil times.”
“People today are not living in the last days but rather the last minute of the last days; everything in the world today indicates that we are living in the last minute of the last days.
“We are living in the terrible or perilous times that Apostle Paul talked about in his book to the young man Timothy.
“We are living in times where people love money more than their fellow human beings. An age where people kill for money and do not care of the consequences,” he added.
He therefore encouraged believers to remain in Christ and His basic message.
He encouraged believers to “walk carefully, not as fools but as wise, making the most of the times because the days are evil.”
“We are living in terrible times, therefore, be careful how you live and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must be careful of the kind of character we portray as Christians.
“Men love the world than the gospel. People do not want to hear about the gospel of Christ and hell. All they want to hear is about money and prosperity.
“People nowadays don’t have self-control and exhibit whatever they feel. They kill for money; men sleeping with men (gaysm) and women sleeping with women (lesbianism), people sleeping with animals, etc. People do all ungodly things in this last days,” he added.
He admonished believers to live a righteous and holy life. “If you are not married, don’t sleep with men or ladies, don’t follow people’ husbands or wives. Fear God and shun evil because God will bring everything into judgement,” he stressed.
He urged them to shun people who do not want them to go to heaven. “False teachings and false prophets have taken over our air waves nowadays; they are deceiving many to hell. Christianity is not about ‘abisa’ but it is about salvation in Christ Jesus.
“Remain in Christ and His basic message because it would preserve your life for the second coming of Christ. Hold on to the truth of the Bible because God will not change His word,” he stressed.
Report By: Overseer Isaac Sunkwa, Kintampo Area Reporter