The Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) Travelling Secretary for the Upper East Sector, Pastor David Arthur, has urged young Christians to run away from sin and seek God’s will for their lives.
Speaking on Saturday at the second day of the ongoing Shekinah Pre-Tertiary & Ministry To Teens Conference 2023 organised by the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost on the topic: “Our Victory Over Occultism, Homosexuality and Addictions,” he noted that God created man in His own image and crowned him with glory and honour.
He, however, said that the devil, who was jealous of God’s creation, introduced sin to destroy it. Drawing inspiration from 1 John 5:18 and 2 Corinthians 2:13-14, he urged young people to run away from sin and seek God’s will for their lives.
Pastor Arthur explained that sin created a vacuum in man’s heart that could only be filled by God.
He said that the things that the world offers as pleasure and power are actually traps that lead to bondage and destruction.
The Travelling Secretary said that Jesus Christ came to die for the sins of the world and break its power over humanity.
He said that through faith in Christ, believers are born again of an incorruptible seed, which is the word of God.
He stressed that as children of God, they have the nature of God in them.
“We can overcome sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Live holy and victorious lives for the glory of God,” he concluded.
This year’s Shekinah Pre-Tertiary & Ministry To Teens Conference is the third edition and was held at over 500 satellite centres across the nation with the Command Centre in Koforidua in the Easter Region of Ghana. The conference ended yesterday, with a presentation from the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi.