April 21, GNA - Pastor Eric Appah Marfo of Resurrection Power and Living Bread
Ministries International, Cape Coast branch, has urged Ghanaians to be the
vehicle of change in the world.
sermon on the theme: “The Resurrected Christ”, on Resurrection Sunday, Pastor
Marfo quoted from Luke 24:1-12 and said that Christ’s resurrection came along
with a new kind of instruction to go out and represent Him everywhere.
Christ sent his disciples to only a limited group of people but after His
resurrection, everything changed. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus instructed us to go
and make disciples of all nations. In effect, we should let everyone hear of
his loving kindness towards humanity.
instruction did not mean we should all turn ourselves in Evangelists. Not
everyone can be an Evangelist, but as we go about our day to day activities, we
ought to be the vehicle for change in our world and let people see Christ in
us. If due to an attitude of yours, people speak ill of Christ then you have
failed as a witness.
where there is hatred, demonstrate leadership where there is confusion and
disorder. Be that personality everyone around you looks up to for leadership
and direction. Work hard at whatever you find your hands doing, and leave a
mark”, he said.
that Christ’s Resurrection first meant sin had been destroyed and that our
world was headed for redemption and not destruction, secondly, it also brought
us the power to witness for Christ and proclaim hope to a dying world and
thirdly, it meant we could live victoriously in this world no matter the
explained that the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead was the central fact of
He said, the
church is built on Christ’s Resurrection; without it, there would be no
Christian church today.
look very different from one another; they can hold widely verifying beliefs
about politics, life-style, and even theology. But one central belief unites
and inspires all true Christians—Jesus Christ rose from the dead”, he added.
encouraged the congregation not to doubt God’s promises concerning their lives
because Jesus’ resurrection brought lots of joy and deepened our faith in
Christ knowing that our Saviour resurrected just as He promised.
He said we
should be encouraged knowing that whatever God had said concerning our health,
finances, business, academics, and marriage would all come to pass and that God
never told a lie.
He advised that
the Easter season was not a period of living for oneself, but rather, it was a
time of reflection and assessing the magnitude of God’s love towards all
“It is not the
time to soil yourself with all sorts of vices. Use this period to draw nearer
to God and live for Him. Life is too short to be wasted on unnecessary things”,