Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya joined the celebration of the church’s 50th anniversary in Ghana, in a divine service at the Assin Akropong Congregation in the Assin Brofoyedru District (Konongo Apostle working area) on the 9th November, 2019.
The service was based on the text word Psalm 23:4, ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.’
The Lead Apostle begun his sermon by relating the beginnings of the church in Ghana 50 years ago, and celebrating the sacrifices of the doctrine’s forebears who were not among the elites and respected in society. He urged on the current generation: “It is your time to carry the mantle to the next level. Many are the things that fight against the church, but for 50 years, the Lord has been and is still with us.”
Sharing his thoughts on the text word, Lead Apostle said that Jesus is a good shepherd and a good shepherd knows what is best for his flock. A good shepherd possesses the following characteristics:
A good Shepherd has Cloth: He uses the cloth to protect and clean off dirt from his flock. Jesus protects us and wipes our sins away. “His protection has led His church and we the members to reach this far, and this shows His love for us”, said by Lead Apostle.
His Cloth has Pocket: The pocket contains the medicine which promotes the health status of the animals. We are also being cured from our sins which will help us to gain eternal life.
A good shepherd has rod and staff: He does not beat the animals with the rod but rather controls the movement of the flock. Jesus controls and guides us with the Holy Spirit to prevent us from going astray.
The Lead Apostle concluded the service by urging the congregants to allow themselves to be controlled, directed, and protected by God’s word.
He was assisted by Apostle George Anum Nortey George, Bishop Charles Kesse, District Rector Samuel Addo, and Congregational Rector Nkansah.
After the divine service, the history of the establishment of the church in the Brofoyedru district was read by retired Shepherd Patrick Nkrumah. A drama display was also performed by the Sunday school children and Adults.