The EagleStar Evangelistic Church, at Nsawam in the Eastern Region, has dedicated a new chapel auditorium with an office complex to thrive the work of God.
This is part of activities to climax its 20th anniversary celebration.
The new building comes with washroom facilities, children’s department and offices among others. The dedication was done by the General Overseer of the church, Benedict Joseph Mainoo and Rev. Emmanuel Nuamah.
Place of refuge, worship
Delivering a sermon at the dedication service held in Nsawam on Sunday, Joseph Mainoo stressed the need for the members of the church to collectively rededicate their lives to the service of God and the church as a whole.
That, he said, was a way to genuinely show appreciation to God for the marvellous blessings bestowed on the church through the past years of its existence.
The reverend Minister admonished the church not to treat the new edifice as a museum but rather a special place that would serve the purpose of bringing light into the lives of God’s people.
“This should be a place of worship, a place of refuge and a transformation centre for the society and I believe that is where all the testimonies lie to the glory of the Lord,” he said.
On the rationale of the build, he stated that the purpose goes beyond bricks and mortar. “Our mission is to create a space that not only serves as a physical sanctuary but as a beacon of hope and spiritual guidance for those seeking solace and connection with God,” he emphasised.
Advice for Xmas
Meanwhile, Joseph Mainoo also indicated that Christmas was not for recreational purposes but a season for Christians to remember the foundation of the faith, retell the redemption story and renew their commitments to Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.
He observed that although Christmas was celebrated globally and for centuries, the religious festivity had always come under attack with some people questioning its relevance to Christianity.
He prayed that the Christmas would be celebrated in moderation.
“Let us not lose focus because Christmas is not about getting drunk and wasting resources. It is about giving and forgiving (for Jesus was given to us so we could be forgiven); a time of sharing (for the wise men shared); a time to receive a prophecy (for several prophecies were fulfilled); a time of taking stock (for there was a population census); a time of safety (for the baby Jesus and the family received protection from God),” he said.
He said as Ghanaians prepared for Christmas, many things would engage their attention but then they shouldn’t lose sight of God.