“Another year is ended, yet doth thy love remain ...” was the hymn sang at the close of the year, 31st December, 2021. Lead Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo accompanied by Bishop Charles Addo-Asare and District Rector Amoah walked to altar of the Osu congregation of the New Apostolic Church.
The text word was taken from Psalm 143:5 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.”
“Beloved, it is a pleasure to be here this evening and it is a joy and blessing to be in the house of the Father", the Lead Apostle began the sermon. “...a blessing for us because we have seen the end of the year." The Southern Ghana Lead Apostle continued that at the end of every year, naturally, one will want to recount all that one has done throughout the year; promises and targets that you had set yourselves and to see if you could accomplish all. He said, whether good or bad, there is the need to look at the good side of the Lord. The bad ones we just let them go. The Lead Apostle remarked that the important thing is that we are alive and once we have life, we have hope. We have to give thanks unto the Father and entrench our faith in Him.
He added that the psalmist focused on the good things that the Lord had done for him. He remembered all –
• The Lord brought the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt, through the wilderness to where they are now.
• On our part God has granted us grace which no amount of money can buy. “Do you remember all these?”, he quizzed.
• Bringing us His Only Begotten Son - He added that if one gains the whole world and loses his soul what have you achieved. Rather you should seek first the kingdom of God and all its righteousness and all will be added to you. He asked, “if we compare the past to the present, we must realise the great things He has done for us. The Lord is alive and keeps to His promises. Let not the works of the world take you away from the Lord. We will ultimately return to the Lord; should He return now, it is not our wealth that will guarantee our passage to heaven because we shall be transformed into a celestial body to go and live with Him."
In conclusion, the Lead Apostle admonished that “today being the end of the year, do not let the bad times you went through put you down in the worshiping of the Father, but rather, be motivated to aspire in your realisation that it shall be well with you. The Lord be with us. Amen.”
Bishop Asare, District Rector Amoah, Shepherd Kwapong, Priests Jonas and Lartey were called to serve.
Nine souls were sealed and the attendance for the evening was 150.