The New Tafo Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku, has urged Christians not to be sullen, but always rejoice in the Lord because they have Jesus Christ, who is God’s precious and greatest gift to humanity.
Prophet Tetteh Doku made this assertion on Saturday, December 24, 2022, when he fellowshipped with members of the Yennyawoso District during the 2022 Christmas Convention, which was held at the Redemption Assembly auditorium, under the theme: “Emmanuel; God Is With Us” – Matthew 1:23.
Ministering on the topic: “Rejoice Always In The Lord Because of God’s Precious Gift,” the New Tafo Area Head, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Tetteh Doku, and the children, noted that God’s grace has saved Christians.
According to him, by virtue of their belief in Christ Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace, Christians have eternal peace, noting that, “any individual who accepts Jesus has eternal peace.”
Using Philippians 4:4 and 2 Corinthians 9:15 as his scriptural references, Prophet Tetteh Doku outlined reasons why Christians must always rejoice in the Lord no matter the challenge that might beset them. He explained that as humans, they may encounter a few challenges, but that cannot erode the joy they have in the Lord.
He mentioned that Christians ought to rejoice because with Christ Jesus, they have been given life again who were once dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1); they are chosen people to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27); they have hope (Ephesians 2:12; Colossians 1:27); and they are children of promise just as Isaac was (Galatians 4:20).
“We need to rejoice because God has given us all things that pertain unto life according to His divine power (Romans 8:32); He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3); He watches over us day and night and does not slumber (Psalm 121:4) and preserves our going out and coming in throughout our life,” he added.
Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku admonished Christians to strive and maintain the joy they have in the Lord by avoiding anything sinful, saying, “It is the only sin that can destroy and take away this joy.”
Present at the service were Pastor Charles Oduro (Yennyawoso District Minister) and his wife, Mrs. Gladys Oduro.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah