By Okyere Mavis, GNA
Wa, April 22,
GNA – The Head Pastor of Wa Revival Assembly of Assemblies of God Church,
Reverend Robert Akolbugri, has enjoined followers of Christ to hold steadfast
the celebration of Easter since “Christianity without Easter celebration is a
delivering a summon on Easter Sunday in the Upper West Regional capital where
hundreds of worshippers converged at the Wa Assemblies of God (AG) Church to
commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
was on the theme: “Behold the empty tomb, Jesus is risen”.
who is also the Upper West Regional Superintendent of the AG Church, said the
central truth of Christianity was the Cross, which is the power and wisdom of
God, stressing: “Christianity without the cross is a confusion gathering”.
the celebration of Easter as the most excellent one in the Christian calendar
and noted that Christians could do away with the celebration of Christmas and
New Year, “but they cannot do away with the celebration of Easter”.
Christians to hold in high regard the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross and
that it was not about how much offering and tithe being doled out in church
that mattered, but the need for believers to value the significance of the
death of Christ.
He called for
equal treatment of congregants, the rich and the poor alike in church,
wondering why many churches in recent times tended to celebrate the rich or
members with the wherewithal to give more money in church without extending
similar gestures to the underprivileged.
He said what
matter most was the willingness of people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord
and personal saviour and not the size of their financial contributions to the
Pastor for the Church of Pentecost, Wapaani Branch in Wa, Henry K. Takyi,
called on Christians to use the occasion to ponder over the death of Jesus
Christ and not limit it to merrymaking.
should not lose track of the spiritual side of Easter, which is to reflect and
meditate on one’s relationship with God,” he said; and urged Christians to see
the occasion as a period of reconciliation and forgive one another.
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, as described in the New
Testament of the Holy Bible, as having occurred on the third day after his
burial following His crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary over 2000 years ago.
resurrection signifies a renewed faith between Christians and their maker God
as well as forgiveness of sins.
Ghana, the day like many other Christian festivals, has become synonymous to
merrymaking characterized by wild jubilations and excessive consumption of
The Head Pastor
of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wa District, Rev Samuel Atobi Yeboah, also
in his sermon, charged worshippers to prepare their lives for the second coming
of Jesus Christ.
He also called
on them to surrender their lives fully to Christ and avoid excessive