The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Kumi-Larbi, has called on Christians to let their Christianity go beyond religious rituals such as fasting and prayers, Church attendance, and piety in the church auditorium, to also reflect ‘Christlikeness’ in every facet of their daily living. Stressing that ‘Christianity is not a religion but a way of life.’
Apostle Kumi-Larbi was speaking at the climax of a four (4) day celebration to mark the Easter festivity by the Church of Pentecost, Achimota Area; Achimota Zone, on Sunday 16th April 2017 at the Achimota Park on the theme: ‘ Remember, Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed ‘, curled from 1 Corinthians 5:7
The death of Christ and His resurrection is the foundation and pillars on which the Christian faith rest and hold together. Such an essential landmark in the Christian faith is marked every year in April under the name Easter, and celebrated worldwide as public holidays in most nations.
However Apostle Kumi-Larbi believes that Easter should not be limited to a mere religious feast marked annually but the essence of the death of Christ which is celebrated during Easter should reflect in businesses, family, social, economic and our political lives to fight national corruption. Stating that it is a sad narrative to have so many professing Christianity yet doing very little about galamsey, corruption at the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, DVLA, including all other social vices which are gradually destroying the very foundation of Ghana.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi has therefore challenged Christians to follow in the example of Jesus Christ, their mentor and Savior, who used just three years and 12 disciples to change the world. ‘We can do better if we constitute 70% of the population.’ He concluded.
The program which brought together several important dignitaries including the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Deaconess Elizabeth Sackey, the Radio Pastor of the Church of Pentecost, Pastor Daniel Tetteh Tarkie, and the Achimota Area Secretary of the Church, Pastor Jones Awuah Afrifa, also witnessed beautiful song ministrations from the Evangel Choir of Achimota English Assembly and the Shekinah Glory of New Achimota Church of Pentecost.
Brother Benjamin Asomani of the New Achimota District prophesied about the efficacy of the blood of Jesus during an inspiring call to worship by Mrs Gifty Bremansu, an assistant counselor with the Pentecost University College.
The program which was attended by about 2000 members of the church, also witnessed soul winning, holy ghost baptism and divine healing. However the program was not without incident. On Friday morning, service was nearly disrupted by heavy rains , which saw both the members and the pastors running to seek cover in a nearby church of Pentecost building.