On Sunday,11th August 2019, Apostle George Sam conducted a divine service at Kikam, in the Essiama district of the Takoradi Apostle Area. This marked the last day of the 4-day youth conference.
The text word was taken from Mathew 7: 3-5 “And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye”
Elaborating on the text word, Apostle George Sam drew parallel from an encounter between Prophet Nathan and King David, following the misdeed of David taking his subject’s wife and causing the death of her husband. This displeased God. The Apostle said, “Nathan rebuked David by narrating the story of a rich man and a poor man who both lived in a city. The rich man had many sheep while the poor man had just one sheep. A traveler came to the rich man but instead of taking one of his own sheep to prepare a meal for the traveler, he took the only ewe (female sheep) that belonged to the poor man and prepared a meal for his visitor. David on hearing this was filled with anger against the rich man and said to Nathan, ‘as surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die and must pay for the lamb four times.’ Then Nathan said, ‘you are the man’”.
Apostle Sam continued, “Remove the speck in your eyes before removing the plank in some body’s eyes. Do not judge, or you will be judged. For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”.
He questioned, “If you see your brother in trouble, what occurs to you? Do you show him love? If we say we are Christians, let us follow that which is good and refrain from bad friends who will have negative influence our Christian values.” He ended his sermon by saying, “God is talking to you now, if you will open your hearts, He will come and dwell in you”.
Apostle Sam was assisted by Bishop Thomas Ampofo, District Elder Fenyi, District Elder Hayford Nuomar and Deacon Emmanuel Odoom. In attendance were 312 souls.
At the end of the divine service, Apostle Sam thanked the youth for honouring their invitation to the 2019 youth camp and urged them all to prepare for the 2020 National Youth camp in Kumasi.