News: Be committed, sincere to God's works, Bishop Okorafor charges Christians As Christians worldwide celebrate Passion Sunday, Bishop of the Ang
As Christians worldwide celebrate Passion Sunday, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has urged Christians to aspire to be untired from every circumstance stopping them from manifesting the full glory of God in their lives.
He also encouraged them to emulate the owner of the tied donkey and the colt, who willingly accepted to offer them to Jesus Christ as it was of importance to Him. The Bishop gave the charge in his homily during the pastoral visit to All Saints (Anglican.)Church, Umuekwune in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area in Imo State, taking his text from Matthew 21: 1-13 in a service also referred to as Palm Sunday the Bishop counseled them to be always prepared to render services for the Lord Jesus Christ stressing that they were of great importance to Him.
He noted that some of them were often reluctant in responding to such calls and encouraged them to have a rethink when they receive such calls. He said believers should not only emulate the humility of Jesus Christ for opting to ride on the donkey but also the donkey that never resisted being rode on for the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Christians he enjoined should similarly be ready to offer themselves for the services of the Lord and His Church.
He condemned the trading in the Church as in Matthew 21; 13 adding that they were by that making the Church the den of thieves. While pointing out that some of them have had their lives either hindered, limited, delayed and made not come to the fullest and fullness of their installed capacity at creation, he assured that like the untiring of the donkey and the colt they were being set free and redeemed from their limitations as the holistically celebrate passion day. He however warned that anyone who indulged in the pilfering of Church fund were only putting themselves under the wrath of Christ and would be visited like He did with those trading in the Church.
The Bishop also explained that Palm Sunday was a day dedicated to untie the faithful from their infirmities and also a day of the wrath of Christ on offenders, stressing that as they celebrate the Passion Week, they should eschew anything that would attract the wrath of God on them but desire to be complete in every good work that would be pleasing in the sight of Jesus Christ.
Thanking the Bishop for the visit, the traditional ruler of Okpala Umuekwune Autonomous Community, HRH, Eze Kingsley Ikegwu said he was overwhelmed by the encouragements to the Community and Church as he recalled that the Bishop graciously performed his coronation in the Church and has paid regular pastoral visits to them. Eze Ikegwu assured the Bishop of their continued support to the Diocese, promising that by the grace of God the parsonage and the Church auditorium would be dedicated in the year 2018.