Easter Sunday 2022 marked the beginning of a new era of leadership for the people of the Nkawkaw Working Area as Apostle Isaac Opoku Mensah conducted his first divine service, and Easter Sunday, since his ordination.
The service was based on the text word 1 Corinthians 15:20, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
The new Apostle began by expressing his sincere gratitude to the people for their support during his years as a District leader and their commitment shown so far to helping him in his new ministry.
He went on to explain that the foundation of the Christian faith is hinged on the death and resurrection of Jesus. “Christ is risen for all”, he said, “not just for Christians but for every one who is willing to accept and believe in the death and resurrection. The death and resurrection has brought eternal benefits we cannot quantify to mankind and we must not take it for granted.”
“This unique and sole act of love, calls on us to also love and unite with our brothers and sisters. Is there anyone at odds with their neighbour? Is there anyone on bad terms with a brother or sister in the Church? This is the time to mend our ways, and reconcile with each other. Let us live our lives as Christ did. Let us take on His nature and turn away from our bad deeds. Let us look beyond ourselves, and seek the greater good of the Church and our neighbourhood. Let us heed the will of Jesus so we can have a chance of the eternal gifts He has set forth for us in His kingdom.”
The service was supported by District Elder Joseph Gyimah (Nkawkaw) and Priest Prince Boakye (Accra).