A view of the congregation
6 April 2022

The Takoradi Apostle Working Area Leader, Apostle George Sam, visited the Ewoku Congregation in the Kyekeywere District on April 3, 2022 where he celebrated a divine service with the members. The Apostle was accompanied by the Deputy District Rector Sunu.

As part of his visit, Apostle George Sam performed the act of Holy Sealing as well as retired one Priest and ordained another.

Apostle Sam base his sermon on John 3:14-15, ‘And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life’’

Beginning his sermon, Apostle Sam highlighted to the congregation that the message for service was based on the same text word used by Chief Apostle during his visit to Ghana a week before. He narrated the encounter between Moses and God, when the Israelites were delivered from Egypt. “Whenever God calls us, our circumstances change because the one who called us is always with us”, expressed by the Apostle. He continued that Moses had worries over his limitations being a stammerer. However, God was with him and enabled him to be able to carry out his task perfectly. “We should always seek perfection once God is with us.”   

Count your blessing

Apostle Sam also encouraged the congregation to count their blessings, calmly, one by one and never lose hope in Christ when things do not seem to go their way. “We should not try to behave like the Israelites whom despite what the Lord had done for them, still went and worshipped idols. My dear brothers and sisters, in trouble do not forget what God has done, lift up your faith and call upon Christ”.

What serpent is biting you?

The Apostle, recounting the story around the making of the bronze snake and putting it up on a pole as instructed by God to Moses, explained that serpents bit and killed the Israelites during Moses’ time but in our dispensation we are also facing similar situations in different forms. “The devil always develops strategies to make us feel uncomfortable in life but in all these we should always look up to the cross for salvation. The Israelites viewed the serpent on the pole when they were in difficulties, so shall we also lift up our heads and carry our afflictions to Christ who died on the cross.” 

The Apostle ended the sermon by advising the congregation to have patience and trust in the Lord through all situations. God, our Creator, will never disown us because we do what pleases Him, he said.

Deputy District Rector Sunu and Priest Philip Cudjoe assisted the Apostle.