Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, the Winneba Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has organised a one-day retreat for the Area pastorate and their wives.
During the event held at the Ansaful Central Assembly auditorium, Apostle Tackie delivered a sermon titled, “Live or Re-live the Pages of Acts of the Apostles: A Clarion Call for All Ministers,” inspired by a profound statement made by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, at the recently held Heads’ meeting.
In his message, he emphasised the significance of the Acts of the Apostles, highlighting their portrayal of the early church’s inception and astonishing journey.
He underscored the theme of availing oneself to God, drawing parallels to the Early Church’s unleashing of power.
Delving into key insights, the Winneba Area Head noted the importance of moving with power, drawing inspiration from the dynamic nature of the Early Church.
He explored the perceived gap between the Early Church and the present, attributing it to a diminishing commitment among believers.
Addressing internal conflicts, he drew parallels with the Early Church’s resolution of issues, emphasizing the need for power and endurance to propel the church forward.
He indicated the role of the Holy Spirit in unleashing the church, marked by flames, wind, and miracles, with poignant relevance in the present time.
Apostle Tackie also distinguished between Jesus’ assurance of disciples’ clothing with power in Luke 24:45–49 and the Acts 1:8 experience, shedding light on the nuanced nature of divine empowerment.
The Holy Spirit’s multifaceted empowerment for witness, glorifying God, and providing supernatural power for Christ’s church recurred in his sermon, illustrated through passages like Acts 3:7–10 and Acts 4.
Drawing upon Paul’s insights in Romans 16:25–27, the Winneba Area Head noted that believers, by virtue of their unlimited access to God through Christ, have a unique advantage over challenges.
Apostle Tackie concluded by urging believers to open up to God’s establishment, likening it to being on “steroids,” signifying an advantage to overcome everything, including challenges posed by the devil.
Apostle Tackie, afterwards, outlined Vision 2028, which seeks to unleash the whole church to transform worldviews, thoughts, and behavior with the values, principles, and lifestyles of the kingdom of God, leading many to Christ.
He also threw more light on the 2024 theme, “A People of God Unleashed to transform their world” (1 Peter 2:9; Acts 1:8), and also shared with the participants the official slogans for the new strategic vision of the Church.
Report by Pastor Emmanuel Foster Asamoah