By Justina Paaga/ Lawrencia Esi Annan
21, GNA - Christians in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis on Sunday thronged
their various places of worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Many of the
churches were well decorated with the congregants dressed in white clothes to
signify their Joy and happiness in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At the Wesley
Methodist Cathedral in Sekondi the day was marked with a thanksgiving service
showing their gratitude to God for how far He has brought them.
Bishop of Methodist Church Ghana Most Reverend, Paul K. Boafo who was elected
at the 10 biennial conference last year, in his sermon on the theme, "
Christ is risen, bringing newness into our lives", explained that every
Christian gathering on Easter Sunday comes the words "Jesus our Lord is
terribly mistreated by the pharisees who thought they were bringing an end to
Jesus Christ". He died as the scripture says on the cross and was brought
down and buried in a tomb covered with a stone and guarded by soldiers so no
one can steal the body, he said.
being Easter Sunday believers who share in this faith celebrate the risen
Christ because he triumphed over death", he added.
resurrection of Jesus brings life to dead situations in the life of his people,
Jesus Christ died to save mankind but because salvation is simple people do not
want to believe it".
the congregation not to let the message of Easter become nonsense in their
ears, stressing that "He is faithful and his words are true. The lord who
is risen is the way, truth and life so do not walk in any other way than
He further said
" sin, death and the grave have been conquered and by his resurrection. He
has overcome injustice in the society, hence if Christ is risen then we have
risen with him and must therefore live for him because He brings newness".
Most Rev. Boafo
said God calls for newness in every individual life and that doing away with
corruption, immorality, laziness any negativity would result in a new character
that would make the resurrection of Christ meaningful.
that the absence of Christ's body in the tomb showed that Jesus could not be
contained in the dead and that gives Christians the hope for celebration
because the God they worship is a God who lives.
difference between Christianity and other religion is that Jesus died but he
triumphed over death and therefore he lives and this makes us victorious and
conquerors", he said.
At the Our Lady
Star of the sea Catholic Cathedral church 34 people including infants who were
baptized during the Vigil mass on Saturday were officially welcomed to the
was used for the congregation to renew their baptismal vows.
Nuncio to Ghana, Most Reverend Jean Marie Speich who baptised them said Easter
was the greatest feast in the Catholic calendar since it commemorates the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He said it was
at Easter that Christians received salvation, noting that " how will the
world be without the resurrected Christ ".