The Obuasi Area of The Church of Pentecost, headed by Apostle Williams Boakye Agyarko, held this year’s Apostolisation at the zonal level from Wednesday, February 24 to Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Speaking at the Bidieso Zone on the topic: “The Power and Beauty of Christian Fellowship” (Psalm 133:1, Acts 2:42-46 and Hebrews 10:35) on the first day of the event, Apostle Agyarko noted that Christian fellowship is a relationship between God and His people.
According to him, Christian fellowship is not just about the gathering of believers, but the genuine demonstration of unity with love among brethren in Christ.
Quoting Psalm 133:1-3, he likened the unity of the church to a precious oil poured on the head of Aaron the priest and running down his beard to the tip of his robe or the dew of Hermon falling on Mount Zion.
In his sermon, Apostle Boakye Agyarko postulated that any Christian denomination that is built on unity and good Christian fellowship grows faster in numbers because there is always the feeling of comfort among members; such an institution lacks backbiting and is full of blessings.
He advised the church leaders to make time to interact with members and not be too quick to leave the church auditorium after service.
Apostle Boakye Agyarko further explained that to develop Christian fellowship, one must “know God, love God, love their neighbours and support one another both materially and financially.”
He further noted that Christian fellowship impacts the church positively by allowing spiritual gifts to flow freely and actively, which also elicits the favour of the Lord and brings about fruitfulness.
The Obuasi Area Head also touched on some hindrances of Christian fellowship. He listed them as follows: sin, selfishness, unhealthy competition, jealousy and anger, bitterness, unforgiveness and hatred.
Concluding his message, Apostle Boakye Agyarko stated that it takes only love to overcome such hindrances, citing 1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
In all, 609 officers attended the event.
Report by Elder Eben McKeown Asare