Salvation is free, it’s a gift from God, you cannot work for it so that no man can boast. Grace abounds for a greater work.
On the 26th of March 2017 which happens to be a momentous communion service, PENSA-KNUST was honored to be ministered unto by Apostle J.F Asante-Ayeh who has served impeccably as the director of the Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) and is currently the Area Head for Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region. This year also marks his silver jubilee in ministry. For any pastor to be in one church pastoring 25 years is an amazing milestone.
It was refreshing to see the spirit of unity as members rallied together to worship. Apostle Ayeh spoke on the theme, ‘Imitating Christ In Good works’. His scripture references were taken from Hebrews 13:20-21, 1st Corinthians 15:50, Matthew 25:34, Colossians 1:10, Titus 2:7, Timothy 5:16-18.
He retorted that many a time Christians take salvation for granted. He as well brought to light the many controversies that surrounds the book of Hebrew. First of it all which had to do with the original author of the book. This same book boldly proclaims the superiority of Jesus Christ who also counts as our mediator to the father. It also demonstrates that Christ’s sacrifice for our sins was perfect and complete.
In verse 10 of Ephesians 2, he enlightened the body of Christ that when God saved us, what He expected from us as believers is to walk in good works. He proclaimed that Jesus went about doing good by the anointing placed on Him. “How good are you?” he questioned.
MEANING OF GOOD WORKS
The explanation he gave concerning good works was that:
- It relieves people of their misery. When Saul got saved he joined the saints to reach out to the unsaved
- Secondly good works means promoting the work of God with our lives and our service. This can be demonstrated by preaching the word, as well as giving to support to the work of God
- Thirdly good works means supporting the men of God. It is our responsibility to support the men of God given to us. 2 Kings 4:8-37
He challenged the church to be always determined to become ambassadors of good works. As you show forth good works people will see the Christ in you. He made reference to Barnabas who the bible described as an encouraging early church leader prominently nicknamed the son of encouragement (Acts 4:37). Barnabas and Saul did great works in Antioch where believers for the first time were called Christians.
He concluded his sermon by revealing unto the church that when we do good works it shows our deeper covenant for God. Not everyone will be pleased with your well doing, but when you do it for the Lord he will be pleased. Amen
[Written by the Excerpt Crew of the Editorial Committee]