It was another glorious Sunday, on the 3rd of December 2017 a time where the church was ushered into glory, which emanated from the very dew of heaven in what happened to be a communion service held at the Africa Hall Dining Hall.
The church was honored to be ministered unto by the Kwadaso travelling Secretary in the person of Pastor Philip Kwabena Anane. The topic on board was “Touching the lives of others as an example of Christ in my generation”. However, Pastor delved into the topic by looking at the churches theme for the academic and spiritual year (Walking In the will of God), after which he coined out a focus “Discover Christ for Yourself.”
In the start of his sermon, Pastor said that to discover meant to explore, to examine for the first time a thing existing already but not perceived or known. Going on with his ministration, he said that God is incomprehensible but understandable because we have the spirit of God and God is spirit. Throwing more light on that, he stated that we can know God through revelation which is key if we are to know God for ourselves.
He continued his sermon by saying, knowing God goes beyond what you see, for God wants to have an intimate relationship with us. God cannot be monopolized, this He explained by saying that one man’s experience of God should not be the standard for all. But rather he said that each man should know God for Himself.
In Hebrews 8:8-11, building up from the point of personally knowing God, He established a point, that in the New Testament the plan and the desire of the Lord is that all shall all know Him, from the least to the greatest. Christ can be known, by encountering God for ourselves.
Abraham encountered God, so we all knew the God of Abraham, but Isaac didn’t stay there He also sought after God and found Him, so we know the God of Isaac, His son Jacob didn’t also stay at that point of revelation but also sought after God, and so we know of the God Jacob. We are also to know Christ and encounter Him in person.
One way He said, was for us to abide in Him then He will also abide in us, from there we shall have a Koinonia (fellowship) with the Holy Spirit. Moving on, and getting to the climax of His message He indicated that, there are Depths and Levels in Christ, here he quoted Philippians 3:7-10 using the illustration of Paul where He made mention of we not living for ourselves but for others too.
You can’t walk in the will of God with your flesh in control, this He also established in the course of the sermon. Using Paul, who conferred not with flesh and blood when He was called by God as an illustration, for the power of God can be limited by the flesh. In John 17:3 He made mention of the eternal life we have as believers that is: to know Jesus Christ, the true God and eternal life.
At the latter parts of his sermon, He said the spirit of God regenerates us, giving us the power unto all things that pertain unto life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Jesus after resurrection was more glorious since this time the flesh couldn’t limit Him thus we are to walk by faith and not by sight but to desire more of the Lord.
The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, which was given to us by God to know Him more.
Knowing God is very essential to the Christian life and Pastor Philip Kwabena Anane blessed the church by speaking the very mind of God to the church.
God bless His Word.
…IN JESUS NAME…
[WRITTEN BY THE EXCERPT CREW OF THE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE]