On the 9th August 2020, the District Rector for Nkawkaw, Joseph Gyimah, conducted a divine service at the Nkawkaw Central Church where he admonished Christians to be thankful for the grace of God and heed the call of the Gospel through these trying times.
The text word was taken from Romans 5:2-3, ‘Through whom also we have access by faith into His grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing tribulations produces perseverance.’
Beginning his sermon, the District Rector was thankful for the increasing number of the congregants as compared to the first few weeks following the resumption of divine services. He encouraged the seated congregation to reach out to all others at home who may not yet have heard about the reopening of the chapels, urging them to have confidence in the organization and preparedness of the church in meeting the government’s guidelines for religious worship. Taking a few minutes to educate the members, he further advised all to follow the protocols COVID-19 protocols.
Elaborating on the text word, District Rector Gyimah emphasised that God loves His children, otherwise He would not have let His Son, Jesus, to sacrifice Himself for the atonement of our sins. For this reason, we must eternally be humble in gratitude and seek the face of our Lord in every matter of ours, even more so in these times of the pandemic. However, many do not realize this and are still living their bad ways, without any care or fear for their eternal future and hope of glory. “These are all signs of the end time” he said.
He continued that people claim to worship God in church, however, it is in church that God serves us from the His altar of grace, through the ordained ministers. As children of God, we are to worship Him by our deeds in our homes and societies. “The end is near” he said, “let everyone heed the call of gospel of Jesus and change our ways so that we can have share in His eternal Kingdom” he ended.
The service was supported by Deputy District Rector Awuah and Priest Frank Ahenkorah.