The first visit of Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo to the Kumasi Apostle area in his new role as the Lead Apostle of Ghana took him to the Nkawie District. He served brothers and sisters from ten (10) congregations in a united service at the Nkawie congregation on Saturday 23rd September, 2023.
He was assisted by Apostle Amos Osei-Du, the District Rector Joseph Owusu and Deputy District Rector Prince Appiah.
The bible text was taken from Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
Heaven, our goal!
After a warm message of welcome to members, the Lead Apostle began the sermon by reminding members about our goal to make Heaven. “We are striving to attain our heavenly goal - that is to be with the Lord in His heavenly kingdom. There will be no point attending divine services if our goal is restricted to only the things of this world.”
Strength in the Lord
The Lead Apostle said the letter to the church in Ephesus was a call to guard against the various vicissitudes of things at the time and the future. He said to be strong in the Lord, we require the word of truth, the power of God and the armour of righteousness.
The word of truth is that of Jesus Christ, he said. “Jesus is the truth and He is the way by which we can go to the Father. These words of truth by Jesus are the words the Apostles of today bring to us. “The words are not ours, we are only your servants sent to proclaim the gospel to you, accept the words and live by them and we shall go with the Lord when He appears.”
The power of God, both in heaven and on earth has been given to Christ and He has empowered the Apostles today to administer the Holy sacraments, to teach the word and to forgive sins in His name. “Do not underrate the power of the apostolate in the Holy Communion which is the body and blood in Christ.”
Concluding the sermon, the Lead Apostle admonished members to be thankful to the Lord and be strong also in their offerings and sacrifices in the Lord.