Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya conducted festive divine services at Aveyime and Agortorme in the Volta South Apostle Area on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 2018 respectively. The attendance recorded at Aveyime was 263 while 215 souls were present at Agortome. Lead Apostle Oppong-Brenya was accompanied by Apostle Wilson Dzatta, Bishop David Adjabeng and some District Ministers.
His first stop was Aveyime where he held a session that preceded the divine service with the Sunday School. His discussions were centred on Noah’s Ark and the importance of offering.
The text word for the divine service was Isaiah 59:1, ‘Sure the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.’
Apostle Oppong-Brenya emphasized that God has power and authority as the Creator to redeem mankind and provide their needs at the right time; but their iniquities, prayer for vanity and abstract things tend to be barriers to their blessings. He urged members to remain faithful, holy and seek for God’s help in humility. He said members should always support in the development of the divine work in the House of the Lord.
The Lead Apostle ended his tour on Sunday at Agortorme in the Adaklu Tonu District. There he also interacted with the Sunday School where they discussed elements of the divine service and witnessed a role play on how to celebrate the Holy Communion.
Apostle Oppong-Brenya based his sermon on I Corinthians 1:18, ‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are saved, it is the power of God’.
He said, since God works in mysterious ways and His deeds are incomprehensible. He elaborated on God’s existence, wisdom, power and creation. Apostle Oppong-Brenya also explained the nature of unbelievers and believers and warned that God has the power to destroy the wisdom of the wise and the intelligence of the intelligent. He ended that through God’s power, Jesus Christ established the will of God and the apostles ministry to ensure that his sacrificial death becomes blessings for the living and the dead.
Apostle Wilson Dzatta, Bishop David Adjabeng, District Elders Afun and James Amenyedzi together with District Evangelist Kingsley Yibor also served on the altar.
Members were also reminded of the visits of the District Apostle and Chief Apostle in November 2018 and January 2019 respectively.