By Laudia Sawer, GNA
Tema, April 21,
GNA - Congregants of the Redemption Congregation of the Presbytarian Church of
Ghana (PCG) in Tema Community Nine, on Sunday, joined other Christians to
celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
members, mostly clad in white in a jubilant mood, sung songs of praise and
worship as well as engaged in prayer to ask for the forgiveness of their sins.
Osei-Bonsu, Minister-in-charge of the PCG, Redemption Congregation, in a sermon
on the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, urged Christians to derive
the full benefits of the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
Osei-Bonus, quoting Philippians 3:10, 1 Corintians 15:12-20 and other
scriptures, took members through over ten benefits of Christ's resurrection three
days after his crucifixion and burial.
resurrection meant rising from the dead, hence the continuation of Christ in
the present and the manifested presence of Christ in Christians.
that "anytime we deny the resurrection, we are denying the living
Christ" adding that if Christ did not resurrect, it would have meant that
Christians were speaking lies and their faith was futile as they would still be
held captive by sin.
benefits of Jesus Christ's resurrection, he stated, it established Jesus as the
reigning king forever over all powers, demons and principalities.
resurrection, he indicated, gave Christians access to God’s throne, in addition
to making them aware that he was intervening for them now and forever.
he mentioned, as prove that Christ had taken captivity of the captive and had
given gifts to men while serving as an evidence of his promise to return.
Christians not to be afraid of death as according to him, Christ through his
resurrection, gave life to their mortal bodies and made death a brief moment of