Beautifully clad in their white garments, twenty-eight young brothers and sisters who have attained the age of 14 years and have completed confirmation classes confidently took up the spiritual responsibility of their lives in a divine service conducted by Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo on 28th April 2019 at Accra Central.
The service was based on the text word Luke 6: 45, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.’
Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo began his sermon by emphasizing the blessing God will pour on the young brothers and sisters who have been prepared for their confirmation.
“Brethren, if a man lives in his life without stopping once in a while to check what he is doing and to assess himself, he will not know how far he has come and how much progress he has made in his life.“ Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo said, “At every stage in your life you need to take a stop and ask yourself, have I come good or have I come bad?”
Apostle Ohene-Saffo continued by drawing members’ attention to the fact that Christians need to pause and assess themselves through the Word of God. Just as a mirror shows a reflection of how we look, the Bible should be the mirror for our Christian life.
Reflecting on the text word, Apostle Ohene-Saffo admonished that man was created in the image and likeness of God, thus, we are to portray the image of God in our daily lives. This image was portrayed by Jesus Christ, who is the firstborn of our Heavenly Father. When He came on earth, He showed us the nature of God. Through Christ, we have come to realize that God is love, God is forgiving, God is merciful and God is kind. All these attributes of God should guide our thoughts, our words and our deeds.
Apostle Ohene-Saffo admonished the young brothers and sisters “to think, talk and act like our Lord, Jesus Christ. I believe these are things you have learnt at confirmation classes and that should be how you want to look like in the future.”
“Christ will return just as He has promised, and He will take us with Him to the Kingdom of God. And when He comes, it is only those who look like Him that will go with Him. So if we really desire to go to the kingdom of God, then we should look like Him.” Apostle Ohene-Saffo concluded.
Apostle Ohene-Saffo was assisted at the altar by District Elder Eric Arhin, District Evangelist John Hammond, Shepherd Asokwa Dwomfuor and Community Evangelist Prosper Agbozo.