“Brethren, through His resurrection, we can also rejoice and say we have victory and power over death”. Those were the opening words of the Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo as he led a united divine service for the Accra District on Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018 held on the premise of the Central Congregation.
The service was based on the text word Acts 10:40-42, “Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.” The special bible passage from the book of Luke 24:1-12.
Apostle Ohene-Saffo asserted that for God to redeem his children from the curse suffered as a result of the disobedience in the Garden of Eden, a sacrifice of great value and price had to be offered. Ultimately, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was that sacrifice. But beyond the sacrifice and the death, was the resurrection. The resurrection signifies victory and power over death within the Christian faith. Easter Sunday is a reminder of the foundation of our faith, and our goal to be part of the first resurrection when Christ returns, he concluded.
As part of the service, 65 confirmands came before the altar to take their confirmation vow. Upon reading the Chief Apostle’s message to the confirmands, the Apostle added, “You have been put in a vessel leading to the first resurrection. Do not depart from it. Stay in the church and hold steadfast to the faith that has been taught you since Sunday school”. He further advised the confirmands to be imitators of God’s children and welcomed them to the Youth.
Apostle Ohene-Saffo was also supported by the Bishop Asare, District Elders Adjei (Accra East), Kyere (Accra West), Kankam from (Kumasi). The service was attended by over 2350 members and guests.