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Strive for heaven, Christians admonished

 

Christians have again been charged to live righteous life worthy of emulation to build an egalitarian society.
A Cleric, Pastor Funsho Abiodun gave the charge today in his sermon delivered at the 52nd anniversary of Mary Band of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Ilorin District Headquarters.
Pastor Abiodun who spoke on “Living a righteous life,” called on Christians to strive to make heaven by being of good character and emulate the sterling qualities of Jesus Christ.
The Cleric urged them to love their neighbours and always be their brother`s keepers in all circumstances.
He advised Christians to live a holy life and be of good virtue.
Pastor Abiodun charged them to desist from sin and worship God wholeheartedly.
Also in his sermon, Olawale Ajiteru of Glorious Height Christ Chapel, Asa dam road. Ilorin called on Christians to be focused and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour for the will of God to come to pass in their life.
Pastor Ajiteru implored them to  give thanks at all times‎.
Prophtess Monisola Olayemi of the Royal Family Tabanacle of Praise C & S Church, Ita-Elepa junction, Ilorin emphasised the need for Christians to appreciate God through praises to receive more blessing from the Almighty.
The General Overseer of the Agbara Igbaniwasibe World wide Gbagede called on Christians to know their God and serve Him deligently.
Speaking on the theme  “support for Pastor” Reverend Joseph Agboluaje of 2nd ECWA, Shao called on Christians to support their pastor in prayers and also take care of them physically.
Also, Prophet Peter Oladipo of C & S Movement Church, Ipetu-Igbomina urged Nigerians to continue to pray fervently for peace to reign in the nation and God to direct those in government to enable them excel.


…cautioned against ‘unclean’ wealth

By Daniel Ayantoye

Christians have been cautioned against inordinate crave for riches and seeking wealth through unclean and satanic means.
The regional pastor of Peculiar Gospel Outreach Ministry, Pastor Folorunsho Olasehinde who gave the warning during his Sunday Sermon in Ilorin, said that God would visit his wrath on people who engage in criminality, blood shed and satanic means of getting wealth.
He said God is not against people making wealth but that the means by which it is gotten must be in consonance with the teachings and injunctions of the Bible.
Citing Proverb 30:8, the cleric said it is not the will of God for anyone to be poor but that the concept of Christianity on the issue is sometimes misinterpreted by some believers.
He also expressed concern over the various negative and corrupt means by which some people in the country get their wealth nowadays, adding that it is not one’s financial status that will determine if he or she will inherit kingdom of God.
According to him, one of the virtues that God is happy with is giving to others especially to the less privileged.
“God is not happy when He gives you and you can’t give others. In fact, He blessed you so that you can bless others. So, you are on the wrong side if you continue to be self-centred and not give to that person who has not eaten.
” The level of impact you make in life counts. Some people have more than enough but they will never help others. It is more blessed to give than to receive, this is what the Bible said,” he added.
Olasehinde, however, enjoined all Christians to work hard to get wealth so as to glorify the name of the Lord with their substance.
“You can’t be shabbily dressed and expect people to appreciate your God and glorify Him. Appear in your best when you go to Church and worship God in truth and in spirit.
“That does not imply that it is wrong to be poor, even in that state God expect you to work hard, getting to the level that is best for you to get to where you desire,” he advised.

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