Nearly 100 people participated in the divine service that Apostle Benjamin Darko officiated at Kyekyewere and Otenkrom on September 6, 2020. The service marked the end of a 2-day visit to the Dunkwa Apostle Area; it was his first since the easing of restrictions in the country in late July.
The text word for the service was taken from Matthew 7: 3 – 6 “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces”.
“My dear brothers and sisters, it is a joyful moment for me to be in your midst today, knowing that the Covid-19 pandemic rendered this almost impossible for several months”, Apostle Darko said in his opening remarks.
In his sermon, the Apostle recounted the amount of money spent on fumigating and disinfecting the church auditorium across the district. Yet, the people who went about stealing, fornicating and committing all sorts of sinful acts, perhaps, have not done any fumigation and disinfection in their hearts! “Hypocrites!” he said.
Many people are quick to judge and condemn others even when there is little or no evidence to do so. When God sent Prophet Nathan to David, a similar thing happened; David was quick to condemn when he heard the message! The Apostle admonished congregants to desist from behaviours such as condemning others when they are themselves guilty of similar crimes.
“True lovers of Christ pray for even their enemies and wish them well. We must therefore eschew all ungodly acts and yearn for what is right in the sight of God”, the Apostle concluded.
Apostle Darko was supported by District Rector Kingsford Ansah and Shepherd Robbert Enning.