Pastor Kofi Antwi-Boasiako Accra, April 1, GNA – Pastor Kofi Antwi-Boasiako, Resident Pastor of the Pentecost International Centre (PIWC) Atomic, on Sunday cautioned Christians not to take the grace they had received for granted but to constantly give reverence to God through Jesus for their salvation.
He said the hope of salvation could not have been attained by Christians if Jesus Christ had restrained Himself from the torturous death on the cross because He was self-sufficient.
He said the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross was the most selfless and critical decision ever taken by God for the salvation of humanity, thus ‘we must be appreciative and thankful for this consideration.’
Pastor Antwi-Boasiko, who was delivering a sermon to climax the Easter Convention, based his message on the theme; ‘Come, let us worship the Resurrected Lord’ said it was an abomination for anyone to accept worship or praise for miracles God performs through them.
He said it was required of all to worship God in spirit and in truth, showing reverence and adoring God at all times and acknowledging the resurrected Lord as their object of worship at all times.
Pastor Antwi-Boasiako said the death and resurrection of Jesus sends messages of love and selfless giving and brings renewed hope for Christians.
At the same time it marks a season of the remembrance of their service in God’s vineyard, to bring hope to lost souls and renewed strength to brethren who are weak in spirit.
He therefore cautioned Christians and persons, especially servants of God, who take credit for themselves when God blesses them or uses them to bless others, to be weary of incurring the wrath of God.
Pastor Antwo-Boasiako said people had made other items rather than God their object or reason for worship, failing to acknowledge that they owe all their worldly blessings to God.
‘Our reason for worship must be the resurrected Lord, the one who is lifted up’, he said.
He appealed to Christians to reflect Jesus’ nature of love and humility in their daily life and desist from making a mockery of the sacrifices that Jesus made by leading double lives.
He also urged those who are gifted in society to extent their services to others who are less privileged as a form of their worship of God in order to attract more blessings from God.