On Sunday, 6th September, 2020, Lead Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo conducted a Divine Service at the Accra Central congregation where he spoke on revering the name of God and keeping it Holy.
The text word was taken from the book of Matthew 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
In the well-attended Divine Service where the Covid-19 protocols were strictly observed, the Apostle was thankful to God for His grace and mercies upon the members. “Many people lost their lives to the pandemic but God has been gracious to us. We are all safe only by the grace of the Almighty God and we need to be thankful at all times” he stated.
In the day’s message, Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo reiterated the need for all Christians to always submit to God in prayers. “We can go to our Father in heaven and seek His help and blessings in prayer and as a loving Father, He is always willing to come to our aid”, the Apostle said. He further stressed the point that if our prayers would be heard by the Father, we need to say them in the ways He prescribed as taught by Jesus Christ to His disciples. According to him, our Lord God disapproves of most of the prayer methods of the contemporary church and that most practices by Christians are alien to teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“The Bible teaches clearly how we should pray. Jesus taught His disciples how prayers should be said. He has conferred His authority on the Apostles who are required to teach His message to the people undiluted.” He cautioned the congregation to be mindful of the desire to follow trends which seem popular when it comes to worshiping and praying. He further encouraged the congregation to hold on to their faith in the Lord Jesus and live by His teachings and directions in the Scriptures.
During the service, Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo ordained Brothers Ben Kwame Brako, Nathaniel Lamptey, Julius Adjoda, Kingsford Kusi Adomako and Frederick Mensah as Deacons. Deacon Nathaniel Quaye was ordained a Priest.
Bishop Charles Asare and Priest Basil S. Damankah were called to serve during the Divine Service.