The Resident Campus Minister for the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) – University of Ghana Branch, Pastor Kwadwo Obeng, has stated that God has a plan and a purpose for every person, regardless of their appearance or situation.
He said that God chose the Israelites as His special people in the Old Testament, but they became proud and despised other nations. However, Jesus Christ came to save everyone who believes in Him, whether Jews or Gentiles and to break the wall of hostility between them.
He emphasised that anyone who accepts Jesus as their Lord and Saviour becomes part of God’s family and enjoys the privileges and responsibilities of being a child of God.
He said this when he delivered a sermon on the topic: “Taking your place in God’s family” at a midweek service held on January 17, 2024, at the Akuafo Hall, TacoBell Square on the University of Ghana Campus.
He used Ephesians 2:10-19(NLT) as his main scripture reference, and Exodus 19:5 and Deuteronomy 7:6-8 as supporting texts.
He quoted Romans 8:16-17 and 1 Peter 2:9 to show that Christians are heirs of God and a royal priesthood and should not be intimidated by the devil.
He also affirmed that everyone in God’s family matters and that age is not a factor in serving God.
The Campus Pastor advised Christians to identify their gifts and talents and to use them for God’s glory.
He said, “Identify something and do it for God because you must take your place in God’s family. If you fail to identify your place, that part of the family is suffering. What you fail to do may affect the family. Don’t imitate what others do; do what God has granted you to do.”
Report by PENSA Legon Media