From Abraham Akpabio
Christian men have been urged to rise up and imbibe the habit of sincere service to God and humanity, for divine blessings and empowerment and not remain where they are.
The call was made by the supervising minister, Central Christian Men’s Fellowship of United Evangelical Church (founded as Qua Iboe Church), Rev’d Idorenyin James, at the 20th Central Christian Men’s Fellowship Rally 2022, which took place at UEC Cathedral, Itire, Surulere, Lagos, last Sunday.
He said God in His infinite mercy and grace still needs men who faithfully seek Him, to bless and empower, advising Christian men to re-examine their lives and ensure conformity with God’s instructions for blessings.
In his homily on the theme of the rally, “Empowered for Glory,” with scriptural reference drawn from 1st Corinthians 15:10, the clergyman who is also the congregational pastor of UEC, Surulere, assured Christian men, in particular, that God has not forgotten them, but urged them to hold fast to the confession of their hope without wavering, for God who promised is faithful and just, as they were created to be the head, great and excel in all endeavours.
“Don’t only be a church goer to occupy space but be practical Christian men in words, actions, service and charity. God is stillin need of men who really know and love Him, to bless and empower. Beloved of Christ, I charge you, henceforth, to rise up to serve the Lord and humanity, lift high the cross of Christ as true believers in the Lord,” James advised.
In his remarks, the superintendent pastor of Lagos Township Superintendency of the church, Rev’d Charles Nwogwugwu,while congratulating Christian men on the success of their 2022 rally, urged them to maintain the tempo of deep collective revival and evangelism and redouble their effort in working for the Lord with blessed assurance of bright and rewarding future.
Earlier in his address, president of the Central Christian Men’s Fellowship, Lagos Township Superintendency of UEC, Elder Imeh Etuk, said the 2022 really that was set aside for spiritual and physical growth and revival of Christian men of UEC in particular, urged them to remain committed to service of God and humanity, encourage themselves with the works of their hands and honour God.
Etuk, an engineer, promised to ensure that the work of evangelism, which is the primary responsibility of Christiansreceive priority during his tenure, as there are lots of unreached and untouched communities begging for attention.
He thanked members of the planning committee, officiating ministers, host church members and particularly the church chairman, Elder Emmanuel Titus, all branches under the Lagos Township Superintendency for show of love, concern and supports for a successful 2022 Men Fellowship rally.
The seven days spiritual exercise, which started from Monday, May 30 through Sunday, June 5, 2022, features special Bible studies, visit to motherless babies home, prayer meeting, Bible quiz competition, health and business talk and fund raising for the support of evangelism, as well, general prayers for Christians and non-Christians, nations of the world and their leaders.
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