The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, has admonished church leaders to put God’s resources into effective use and not to glory in their achievements and wealth.
“The focus of the church should be tailored into assisting the poor and the needy and not only putting up edifices since we cannot build a physical church without members,” he emphasized.
Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah made this statement on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Tesano Transit Quarters of The Church of Pentecost, when addressing Finance Board Members and Area Deacons in a meeting to review the church’s finances during the 2016 fiscal year.
Speaking on the topic: “I am an example of Christ in my Generation” based Philippians 3:17-21, the Chairman explained that the theme for the year is very challenging since Christians have to live up to it there by re-orienting their thinking according to God’s word and also maintain the Pentecostal spirituality.
He continued that if people get it wrong from their thinking, they will also live wrong. He explained that Judas Iscariot was an Apostle who was so close to Jesus but was a thief and betrayal. He made a clarion call to church leaders to eschew such negative attitudes and rather reflect soberly, making prudent use of God’s finances.
“If Judas was able to do it, then Christians must be careful otherwise they will follow his example thereby become enemies of the Cross,” he cautioned.
Interspersing his sermon with personal testimonies, the Chairman urged church leaders to put God’s resources into effective use by focusing on the needs of the local assemblies rather than consolidating funds for infrastructural development in the cities.
Apostle Opoku Onyinah entreated church leaders to also focus on vibrant evangelism to win more souls for Christ. “Our attitudes should be centered on bringing the unsaved to the saving knowledge of Christ and the liberation of the poor,” he asserted.
By: Samuel Danso