By Eric K. Amoh, GNA
April 22, GNA - The Venerable Cannon Dennis
Tong, Parish Priest at the Saint Cyprian Anglican Church in Bolgatanga has
asked Christians to respect the tenets and teachings of Jesus Christ by
following His footprints.
“Do not let
your trust in Jesus be a lip service. If we want to have eternal life and peace
in and around us, then, we have to trust and obey Jesus’ instruction because he
has affirmed that he is in control”.
preaching the sermon on Easter Sunday, emphasized that “Jesus knows the heart
of every man and has destined every being's fate, therefore, there is no point
in attempting to be deceitful through pretence and empty promises of loyalty to
“Easter, signifies new life and today, the tension of Holy week is over. The
period was full of frustration and disappointment, but it goes to assure us of
Christ’s fulfilling love, unconditional sacrifice and purposeful forgiveness to
reconcile with a sinful world”
He noted that
the memory of Christ’s death is not about the disciples of Jesus. “It is about
confronting the realities of life and shaping your problems in communion with
Christ; Saviour of the world. It is about confronting the things that are past,
but bravely, approaching Christ in newness of life and targeting salvation for
the rest of our lives”.
said preaching on the theme: “Do not be Afraid”, should be the courageous
moments of Christians to have hope and reassurances that “Christ’s death
creates opportunities for us to be beneficiaries of his alternative blessings.
We must strive for alternatives, and accept the alternatives because they are
God’s way of preventing uncontrolled predicaments in our lives”.
He said as
Christians, “Our destinies cannot be shaped by the ordinary things of life, but
we have to commune our unending desire for salvation through accepting Christ
and remaining loyal to serve him and his church”.
the Parish Priest, “Whatever we experience from serving God, no matter what
negative things happen to us, we could be enjoying the alternate sides of his
blessings. We must not exercise fear as long as we trust in him and work in
accordance with his word and instruction as held in 2Corinthians 5:17”.
said “If we believe that the father is a strong person, he will forever defend
us and grant us the necessary security. All we need to do is to believe in him,
trust and obey”.
gave thanks to God for His unending love and protection for them and members of
their families throughout the lent season.