The Konongo Apostle Area welcomed the visit of the Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya, in the month of March, at the New Edubiase and Obuasi Districts. Prior to that, the leader of the Area, Apostle Anum Nortey, had done some preparations in the Obuasi district in-wait of Northern Sector Church leader.
Sunday, 7th March: Jesus Christ, the Only Meditor Between Man and God
Apostle George Anum Nortey celebrated a Divine Service with Kwabenakwa congregation in the Obuasi District, based on the text word 1 Timothy 2:3-6, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
He explained that many have offered to deliver man from earthly challenges and give give wealth and comforts. But none can give us eternal joy, peace and comforts as Jesus. He is the Chosen One, sent by God, to save man from eternal damnation. And to receive this, we must firmly believe in His teachings, as taught by the Apostles’ ministry.
Sunday, 7th March: God Calls, “Come Everyone”
Later in the day, Apostle Nortey served the Nyamebekyere congregation with the text word Isaiah 55:1, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
The Apostle encouraged all to willingly and selflessly offer ourselves in readiness to drink deep from the everlasting fountain of the gospel of Jesus which will give us eternal life. We must worship God in truth and spirit and we shall receive divine joy here on earth, and eternal joy on the Lord’s return.
Sunday, 21st March: Jesus Christ, Our Leader
In a united service at Tutuka, in the Obuasi District, Lead Apostle Oppong-Brenya encouraged the gathering based on Psalm 111: 4 – 6, “…He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He has declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.”
Our heritage in God, is the promise of our inheritance in His kingdom if we stay faithful to His commandments and doctrine of the Apostles. And God has also shown His power, grace and compassion in giving us His Son, Jesus. As Moses fed his people food from heaven, cracked water from a rock and redemption from the enemy by parting the Red Sea, so does Jesus give us food and water through His body and blood in the form of communion.
Jesus is our good leader, and He saves us from the difficulties in life, just as the Israelites faced. Many of them could not get to Canaan because of their unbelief, ungratefulness and disobedience and evil deeds. “Let us learn from these attitudes positively so we can inherit the glory land ahead of us.
Monday, 22nd March: Jesus Christ, Our Saviour
The Lead Apostle rounded up his visit at Twapease in the New Edubiase district. He served the united congregation with the text word 1 Timothy 2: 3-6, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
He explained: “Due to the sin man committed, there was a separation between man and God. Our Lord Jesus came to earth as man and lived among men. In His sacrificial death, man and God were reconciled. However, this is for those who believe Jesus Christ alone”.
Believing and living in Jesus Christ alone is good and acceptable in the sight of God. Jesus desires all men to be saved and has an open door to anyone who serves Him wholeheartedly, keeps His commandments and also loves his neighbour, he concluded.