The District Apostle Michael Enrich recently visited Ghana and conducted two (2) divine services on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th, January, 2024, in the Volta Apostle Working Areas. The first was held at the New Apostolic Church, Gbi Atabu, Hohoe (Volta North). He was accompanied by the two Lead Apostles for Ghana, Benjamin Ohene-Saffo (Ghana), as well as Benin & Togo, Vincent Yedenou.
The text word used was from Matthew 20:28, “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many.”
In his opening address, the District Apostle encouraged all that whereas we cannot foretell what the year will bring, we must remember that the Lord Jesus is with us always as we prepare and await His return with every passing day.
Elaborating on the text word, he outlined a few thoughts:
- As humans, we prefer to be served than to serve. Some people look down on others who serve them due to their wealth and status. Jesus Christ, who was the greatest amongst all, the Son of God, having all the power and authority said; ‘I did not come to be served, but to serve’ – an example for us to follow.
- Recalling the Church’s last year’s motto, ‘Serving and Reigning with Christ’, illustrates that praying is indeed an example of serving. Therefore, it is important we pray and serve like Jesus Christ.
The District Apostle continued by advising all that if we are to reign with Christ in the New Jerusalem:
- Then, we must serve with love and humbleness like Jesus Christ.
- We must serve in the Lord’s House with our God-given talents and gifts. We should bring our offerings which are both earthly and spiritual to His House, a result of our love for God.
- Those called into ministry, are not higher than the children of God. “For example, as a District Apostle, my task is different yet my status is not higher than that of a Deacon because in the eyes of God, we are all the same or one”.
- In the divine services, God serves us through His Word, Grace, and the Holy Communion. And in return, we serve Him by whenever we attend services, sing hymns to praise and honour Him.
In conclusion, District Apostle Enrich admonished that being connected by love and one Heavenly Father, we must not reject each other but rather love and serve one another. In doing so, we proclaim the gospel with our words, which is our eternal task. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and we must do likewise. God help us”, he ended.
The District Apostle Michael Enrich was assisted by Lead Apostle Vincent Yedenou (Benin and Togo) and Apostle Amevoh (Togo). The service was attended by more than 400 members including retired Apostles, Bishops and their spouses.