The Second Sunday Devotional Service started with an organ prelude followed by”Higher Grounds” from the Orchestra and “Oh, To Go Deeper” as well as “Be Ye Doers of the Word” by the choir.
Before the opening prayer by Bro. Segun Adeliyi, the Congregation were led in singing; “Sing them Over Again To Me” and “Lord Thy Word Abideth”.
This Devotional Service served as the memorial service to mark the 75years of the church in Africa and 10 years after the dedication of Ghana Headquarters- Aplaku Building. The Ghana Overseer led in acknowledging past overseers by presenting a citation to the families of these overseers with their names on it to show appreciation of their sacrifices and works for the Church in Ghana.
A total blessings of 355 was recorded at the information center as of this morning’s devotional Service and the breakdown is as follows;
Salvation – 95
Sanctification – 51
Baptism – 27
Healing -` 61
Re-anointing – 75
Other Blessings – 46
Anthem sang by the choir after the announcements was “Thy Word Have I Hid In My Heart” followed by a scripture reading from Hebrews 4:12-13 and then “The Bible Stands” as special song and solo by Sis. Hannah Baiden Amissah.
The Sermon for the day was rendered by the Ghana Overseer Rev. John Bekoe and the topic was on “The Power of the Living Word”.
The Bible References were James 1:22, 25; Numbers 23:21, 23; John 1:1; Hebrews 1:1-2; Isaiah 40:8; Mathew 5:35; Psalm 119:18; Hebrews 13:8; 1 Peter 1:28; 2Timothy 3:18; Acts 4:13; Jeremiah 23:29; Romans 1:16; 1 Timothy 1:16; Psalm 119:9; Psalm 103: 11; Job 23:12; 1Peter 2:2; Mathew 4:13-16.
We can refer the living word as the Bible, the scriptures, good news. It is so powerful. Its power depends on your attitude towards it. The preacher took us through the teachings during the week and established the fact that, knowing obeying and doing the word is what makes us good Christians. When we walk in the way of God, we’ll always be blessed. The word is Jesus. Jesus was powerful while on earth because of this the word being Him has power. Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding for us, so if we have him we have power. We call the word living because our Lord Jesus Christ died and resurrected. It’s called living, because Jesus lives and he lives within our heart. The word of God does not change it liveth forever. To enjoy the word of God we must have the word in us. We enjoy the word when we’re in the midst of the brethren. The word of God is the food for the soul. The difference between the Bible and other books is that the Bible is a living word which was written by divine inspiration. The word of God doesn’t need earthly education to be understood. The word of God gives us more knowledge than some learned people just like in the case of Peter when he healed the lame man at the beautiful gate (Acts 4:13). The living word is power. The word will work on you if you surrender yourself to God. The living word has the power to restore. Just like in the case of the dry bones. There is saving power in the word of God. There is healing in the word of God and it can turn a sinner into a saint.
The sermon ended with “Cling To The Bible” as the closing Hymn followed by closing prayer by Bro. Samuel Agbovie.