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.
Giving the 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.
“Hither to, 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.
“Christ’s 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."
“Show love 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.
He explained 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 circumstances.
Pastor Marfo explained that the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead was the central fact of Christian history.
He said, the church is built on Christ’s Resurrection; without it, there would be no Christian church today.
“Christians can 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.
The Pastor 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 humanity.
“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”, he advised.