Don’t lose faith in God …Pentecost Elder tells congregation
Elder Richard Ofori Amanfo
The Presiding Elder of the Church of Pentecost, Emmanuel Assembly has urged Christians not to lose their trust in God.
Speaking under the theme “There is Hope for the Future,” Elder Amanfo offered insights into navigating life’s uncertainties and finding solace in faith.
Addressing the assembly, Elder Amanfo acknowledged the many questions life poses, asserting that the answers may not always be apparent.
Nevertheless, he emphasised that as long as individuals hold fast to their faith, there will always be a guiding light at the end of life’s tunnel.
In his sermon, Elder Amanfo drew inspiration from biblical verses, specifically Jeremiah 31:15-17 and Lamentation 3:26.
He recounted the emotional story of Rachel, who, feeling a lack of hope for her children, wept uncontrollably, and drawing parallels to the uncertainties of human existence, Elder Amanfo emphasised that only God comprehends the ultimate fate of each individual.
Highlighting the pathway to God’s blessings for the future, Elder Amanfo urged the congregation to adopt a stance of quiet patience and wait for the salvation of the Lord.
He cautioned against the tendency to speak excessively, noting that self-disclosure could sometimes be the root cause of personal challenges.
Furthermore, Elder Amanfo encouraged Christians to resist the voice of weeping and tears, acknowledging the therapeutic nature of expressing emotions.
Citing the biblical account of Jesus weeping but subsequently raising Lazarus, he urged congregants to gather strength after tears, trust in the Lord, and revive their “Lazarus” – a symbolic reference to rejuvenating hope in seemingly desolate situations.
By George Obeng Osei