The New Apostolic Church, Kumasi Apostle area, climaxed their 50th anniversary celebrations of the church in Ghana on Sunday 22nd September 2019 in a festive divine service conducted by the Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya. This followed some earlier anniversary activities on Saturday 21st September 2019.
The bible passage for the service was taken from John 14: 26, “ But the Helper , the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things , and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
“This is how far the Lord has brought us, this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. It was through one man the church came to Ghana, just as through one man salvation came to the world” said the Lead Apostle in his opening words. “Nobody can fathom how God has brought His church this far, with men whom society may not regard but served diligently in their calling. God has been faithful. Just as our forebears have come this far over the past 50 years, let us also help along in the years ahead.”
In his sermon, the Lead Apostle admonished the congregation to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and to remind them about the life of Christ. When He was tempted by Satan, He did not allow the devil to overcome Him. The responses of Jesus proved that indeed what was in Him was greater than he that is in the world. “Can our utterances really prove that the Greater One dwells in us?” the Lead Apostle asked.
“We have no other power than the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus used the scriptures to respond to the demands of Satan. Let the Holy Spirit remind and teach you about all these”, Apostle advised. “Whatever comes out of our mouth determines who we are. If we forsake the ways of God, Satan will have easy access to us. We are the children of God and the salt of the earth and we must always walk with His identity.”
In conclusion, the Lead Apostle advised the congregation to allow the Holy Spirit remind and teach them so they do not live in their own ways.
The Lead Apostle was supported by Apostle Amos Osei-Du, District Elders Addai, Adjei and District Evangelist Anokye.
In attendance were 3,627 members at the Kumasi Central congregation premises, including some retired ministers.
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Kumasi Apostle Area donated wheel chairs to two (2) health institutions namely the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital and Manhyia Hospital.