The Resident Minister for the Graceland Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) in the Teshie-Nungua Area, Pastor Ebenezer Agyapong, has urged the youth of the church to indulge immensely in personal devotions to be grounded in Christ.
Pastor Agyapong, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Youth Ministry, indicated that “although group fellowships and prayers are good, personal devotion is key to being and remaining grounded in Christ.”
Pastor Agyapong said this on Saturday, November 14, 2020, during a day’s seminar organised for 120 youth workers in the Teshie-Nungua Area. The event, which took place at the Agnes Boahemaa Gyimah Temple at C5 in Nungua, was on the theme, “Grounded in Christ.”
He noted that young people have the potential to become zealous for Christ, impact the church and the world if they are well-trained. “Therefore, fast on your own, read your Bible, pray and meditate on the Word frequently, and teach others to do the same, because you can only possess the nations for Christ if you are grounded in Him,” he stated.
Reading from Mathew 7:24-27, he explained that every believer will face challenges in their Christian journey. “The foundation of every structure or building has to be solid to withstand attacks such as rain, floods, and wind, just as the house described by Jesus. Let us, therefore, build our houses, in this case, our lives on Christ the solid Rock, so that when the storms of life hit hard against us, we will be unmoved because we are grounded in Him,” he stressed.
“For you to build your house or your life on the Rock which is Christ, you need to treasure personal devotion, tithe on your time, and give God at least two hours and twenty-four minutes of your time daily. This is 10 percent of the 24 hours you are blessed with every day.”
Pastor Korankye Agyapong also encouraged the youth to take notice of time-wasters such as spending too much time on social media and being in the wrong company.
He added: “Unleashing young people who are not grounded is very dangerous because they will end up supporting non-Christians values.”
The Greater Accra Youth Ministry Travelling Secretary, Pastor Kwadwo Obeng, and Mrs. Priscilla Yirebi (NEC Member of the Youth Ministry), also threw light on the vision of the Youth Ministry dubbed “Be Grounded in Christ.”
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin.