n Sunday 4th April 2021, Lead Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo celebrated Easter with members of the Ho Central congregation. The Lead Apostle highlighted the importance of the commemoration of Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, referencing the congregational opening hymn, “Hallelujah Christ arose”.
The Lead Apostle based the Divine Service on 1 Corinthians 15: 20, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” The special bible reading was also read from 1 Corinthians 15:3–8, 20–28.
During the Divine Service, the Lead Apostle emphasized the importance of Easter to the members. “Brethren, Eastertide starts from Palm Sunday through to Good Friday and then the resurrection of Christ, and all these occasions are very important in the life of Christians.”
Easter. Christians at Easter every year celebrate Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection. “Have you wondered about the meaning and importance of this day, which talks about what Christ did to redeem mankind, and which is celebrated by millions of Christians every year?” He continued: “You may have a wrong idea about the meaning or you may not know what the death of Christ truly means. Maybe, you do not fully understand the importance and results of his resurrection from the dead. I urge you brethren, that, there cannot be a resurrection unless there has been death.”
Death. With reference to Genesis 2: 17, the Lead Apostle pointed out that human beings always have questions to ask when it comes death of a loved one. “God gave us two legs to stand firm, but we are not stable because we have one leg in other doctrines and the other in the Apostle’s doctrine. But salvation is a gift that is made available to those who repent, and believe in the Apostle’s doctrine. Christ went to His disciples after His resurrection, so shall Christ return to His Apostles.”
“Let the Eastertide be the remembrance of the sacraments that we receive, as the resurrection of the dead is part of the salvation plan of God” concluded Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo. He also encouraged members to live in unity and love one another.
The Lead Apostle was supported by Apostles Anthony Kuada and Richard Osei, District Evangelists Garhson Gbey, William Parku and Daniel Agbo.
During the Divine Service, Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo ordained Brothers Emmanuel Klutse, Stephen Owusu and John Quashie as Deacons for the Ho Central Congregation.