A total of 21 people have been baptized into the St Joseph Catholic Church at Amanful; a suburb of Cape Coast, as part of activities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago.

infant-baptismOut of the figure eight are adults and the rest infants, and 12 others received their first communion.

Reverend Father Samuel Asantey, the Priest in-charge, in a sermon said the resurrection of Jesus has offered Christians accessibility to God?s favour and love.

He said they should allow God?s blessing to yield good fruits for their personal development and the growth of the church.

Fr Asantey who based his sermon on peace and love urged Christians to seek heavenly riches and not things of the earth, adding that Christ died for their salvation and they should continue to love Him and hold unto Him all the time.

He said God does not discriminate with His love, mercy and gifts and Christians should allow this unmeasured love of God reflect in their activities and how they relate with others in the society.

Fr Asantey pointed out that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead has helped to change the corrupt and sinful nature of mankind and asked that the love, joy and peace the resurrection has brought be sustained.

He said Christians should endeavour to use the favour received from God to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus to non-believers so as to become builders of the kingdom and not partial Christians.

At the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Siwdo, Reverend Mrs Alberta Appiah, Minister in charge, preaching on the theme: “He is risen “, said the account of Jesus ‘ death was not made up , as believed by some people but a true event that formed the basis of the Christian faith.

She said Christ?s resurrection brought salvation, hope and renewed the faith of believers at that time and urged present day Christians to believe that the risen Christ could cause dead things in their lives to come to life.

She urged Christians to lead others to the faith so they could benefit from the salvation else they would perish.

Twenty five infants in the church were baptised while 19 teenagers and adults who have completed confirmation class were confirmed with each of them receiving a Bible, Hymn Book and other Methodist church materials.

At the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, Right Rev Dr Victor Reginald Atta Baffoe, urged Christians to let the light of Christ brighten all darkness in the lives of Christians.

Preaching on the theme “The Risen Christ, His peace, His power and His purpose,? Bishop Atta Baffoe asked Christians to take active part in religious activities such as fasting to strengthen their faith in Christ.

He prayed for the resurrection power of Christ to set the country free from the challenges that it currently facing and pour His blessing on it.

All the churches the Ghana News Agency visited were filled to capacity while some have erected canopies to create more room for the overflowing congregation dressed in white apparel, to symbolise the victory of the Lord Jesus Christ over death.


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