The Amarmoley District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Jacob Asare, has advised Christians to reflect on the words of Jesus on the cross and apply them to their daily lives.
According to him, the words of Jesus hold great significance and should, therefore, not be taken lightly.
Pastor Asare made this submission during the recently-held Easter Convention of the Amamorley Zone in the Anyaa Ablekuma Area at the Amamorley Methodist School Park.
Speaking on the topic: “The Significance of Seven Words of Christ on the Cross” and using various Bible references including Luke 23:34, Luke 23:43, John 19:6, John 19:28, John 19:30, and Luke 23:46, Pastor Asare stressed the importance of Christ’s words to everyday Christian living.
“For instance, in Luke 23:34, Christ preached forgiveness and urged Christians to have a forgiving heart. Forgiveness was so important to Christ that He taught His disciples how to pray a forgiving prayer”, he said, adding: “In John 19:6, Christ’s words, ‘Woman, behold thy son,’ demonstrated His concern for His family and friends. He made provisions for His mother, Mary, by leaving her in the care of John.”
Pastor Asare further noted that Christ acknowledges every form of relationship He has with us and that He is ever ready to be with us.
The District Minister also revealed that Christ’s words in John 19:28, “I am thirsty,” were not a request for water but rather a thirst for righteousness.
According to him, Christ’s blood had to be shed to quench that thirst so that we could be called righteous. “In John 19:30, when Christ said, ‘It is finished,’ He meant that He had accomplished the purpose for which He was called to die so that we could be saved,” he narrated.
Pastor Jacob Asare further explained that because of Christ’s finished work, Christians should not be afraid of anything that is of this world.
He noted that in Luke 23:46, Christ’s words, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit,” signified that even in death, He acknowledged that He was not on His own, but had a higher authority whom He served.
Pastor Asare, therefore, urged Christians to do the same by acknowledging God’s sovereignty in their lives.
After the sermon, Pastor Kennedy Yeboah led the congregation in some short moments of prayer and infilling of the Holy Spirit.
This year’s Easter Convention saw a large turnout of people from different walks of life, eager to participate in the various sessions that were held throughout the four-day convention.
The convention, which was held under the theme “By His Wounds You Are Healed,” was held from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9, 2023, and featured seasoned speakers who shared their insights on different aspects of the theme.
Among the speakers were Apostle D.K. Noble Atsu (Rtd.), Apostle A. E. K. Ekuban (Rtd.), Pastor Kennedy Yeboah, and Elder Frank Osei.
Report by Amamorley Media Team.