Kodjo Adams, GNA
Accra, Aug. 23, GNA –
Reverend Jerry Quaye, the Minister of the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, has
advised the youth to be weary of materialism and pleasures and seek God’s
favour for direction in their field of disciplines.
Rev Quaye said the
youth are exacerbated by wealth, signs and wonders and fame and power to the
neglect of the teachings of the Bible, saying it is prudent to adhere to God’s
will for transformational breakthrough.
Rev Quaye gave the
advice in Accra at a thanksgiving service to climax the 30th anniversary of the
United Church Youth Fellowship, Teshie Estate on the theme: “I am Who I am, I
He explained that
the theme was critical because it gives authority about God’s power in our
lives where God sent Moses to go and liberate the people of Israel from the
bondage of the Egyptians as his authority over them.
He said Christianity
has been reduced to material possessions, a situation where the youth want to
acquire wealth at all length for fame and power.
“We are who we are
not because of our beauty, wealth or religion but as a result of God’s grace,
and Christians of today are confused about who they are due to pleasures of
life,” he added.
He urged the youth
to pursue the fight for faith, righteousness, love, patience and meekness for
salvation because the world is associated with so many negative activities.
Rev Quaye said it is
reckless for the youth to sacrifice their relationship with God for worldly
pleasures, since it offers nothing to the youth and should not be allowed to
ruin the future of one’s life.
He admonished that
the youth need to be engaged, mobilised and empowered to become leaders and
agents of social change, devoid of social vices.
Mr Israel Agbleta,
President of Youth Fellowship of United Church, Teshie Estate said the body was
established in August 1986.
He said the youth
has seen 30 years of existence, touching many lives and leading many to Christ
and winning more souls.
Mr Agbleta said the
fellowship launched the anniversary on August 14, and embarked on activities
such as float, bible quiz, talk on power of faith, fellowship night, revival,
games and united praise.