Once Jesus said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to me”; and in provision of this proclamation, Apostle George Sam and Bishop Thomas Ampofo joined District Rector Agyapong at the Tarkwa district in the Takoradi Apostle Area. They had a two-day program where they held the maiden Children Service and also provided a spiritual care to them. The service was held on Saturday 26th June, 2021 at the Tarkwa Central where 12 souls were sealed.
Here is a summary of the sermon preached by the Apostle to our young brothers and sisters, based on Luke 8:18, ‘Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have be taken from him.’
The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
The Apostle said the disciples of Christ once asked “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven”. He called a little child and had him stand among them and said “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. But the disciples did not understand Christ at that point and Christ told them anyone who wants to become great must first serve like a servant and anyone who obstructs the progress of these little ones will have themselves to blame.
Apostle Sam accordingly said we ought to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he would not depart from it, hence anyone who takes good care of the little ones shall have the blessings of Christ. “We should not stop the little ones, we should be careful on how we treat, handle or deal with them because they are the treasures in heaven.”
Gift of Christ
The Apostle asked why we hinder our little ones from displaying their talent. “No one lights a lamp and covers it but rather sets it on a lampstand. The gift given to us by Christ must not be underestimated because we did not ask for it but was given to us for free therefore we need to open it up for our little ones for them to shine to the rest of the world. A house without peace affects the children and whatever things that we do as adults are also witnessed by the little ones.”
Shall be given
He further told the young ones that if they took things that have been taught by their Sunday school teachers very seriously, Christ would give more to them because “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” He asked them to take their lessons serious since they were the very things they would need in life.
The Apostle ended by advising the children to respect their parents, humble themselves as Christ did, desist from bad company and remain in the doctrine of the New Apostolic Church.
He was supported by Bishop Ampofo and District Rector Agyapong.
The Apostle and Bishop held a meeting with ministers and their wives after the service and had a fruitful discussion about issues relating to the general welfare of ministers and their wives.