By James Amoh Junior.

NF-(Tema) – The Christ the King Anglican Church (CKAC), Sakumono, at the weekend held a soul-winning breakfast meeting to evangelize and preach the Gospel of Christ to residents of the sprawling Sakumono community in Tema West.

Held in a sociable setting and interspersed with live music, the event, on the theme: “Jesus is the Shepherd for the Sheep (Matthew 6:36)”, attracted residents of the community who had been evangelized prior to the breakfast meeting.

Mrs Rosemond Evans, an Ordinand, in a homily, said: “God does not force man to worship him, but one thing is for sure; we will be judged according to our deeds; and as much as we take care of our bodies, God wants us to take care of our spirit and souls.”

She said: “our thoughts affect the body and we need to feed our bodies and souls because a healthy mind lives in a healthy body,” and explained that “because our minds are not renewed, even though we live in the house of God, we still live as ordinary men and our relationship with Him is questionable.”

She added that “when God delivers us and brings us to His kingdom through our rededication to Him, there is a required life that is expected of us as prescribed in Romans 12:2.”

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind; then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleading and perfect will,” she said.

According to her, the kind of life led by the spirit was not the same as the flesh and Christians must be aware that anything that happened physically had already occurred spiritually.

Citing the parable of the prodigal son – a story that depicts the graciousness of a father overshadowing the sinfulness of his son, Mrs Evans said, the parable in Luke 15:11 demonstrated God’s love for each individual and his personal attentiveness towards all humanity.

“God is gentle and patient, but like the lost son, if you reckon you’re tired and want to leave, He’ll let you; for the scripture says His spirit will not contend with man. But when you come to Him wholeheartedly, he’ll accept you again,” she said.

The Odinand added that the ambition to be independent as Christians, like the lost son, whose physical departure was a display of his willful disobedience to all the goodness his father had offered, could lead to rather painful circumstances.

Therefore, she said “the moment you let Christ come into your life, things will change for you and you’ll have eternal life.”

“We cannot live without God” she said, and explained that living Christ-like, “is having a profound relationship with God and loving your fellow human beings as he loved you.”

Even more worrying, she noted, was how some parents gave their children so much freedom and did not make conscious efforts to build them in the Christian faith, emphasizing that it had led to the many deviant behaviours bedeviling society currently.

Therefore, she called on Christians to demonstrate true humility and repentance by restoring and building strong relationships with God.

She added that: “if you cannot win a soul for Christ, win your children for Him; and if you cannot evangelise, lead an exemplary life to make your household desire Christ.”

Reverend Father Roland Kpoanu, Parish Priest, CKAC, Sakumono, flanked by Rev’d Fr. Fred Osei-Tutu, Priest Assisting, said it was time for Christians to get back to the primary call of the Church and institutionalize soul-winning.

The Parish Priest said, the Holy Spirit’s gift, if truly understood and embraced, would allow the Church to be Christ-centered as Christians would maintain unity and oneness of heart and practice pristine love.

CKAC, Sakumono, of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, is a dynamic and cosmopolitan community rooted in the Anglican tradition of worship and prayer.

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