Mother’s Day Celebration: Cleric Urges Mothers to know Christ, Live Life Worthy of Emulation.
Mother's Day Celebration: Cleric Urges Mothers to know Christ, Live Life Worthy of Emulation.
…as Assemblies of God Church celebrate women
As the world celebrates Mother’s Day 2023, Rev (Mrs) Hanbinger Prisca TimPaul of the Assemblies of God Church Ejigbo 2 Lagos has urged all mothers to know Christ and live a life worthy of emulation so as not to make them lose their values as gold to their children, church of God and the country in general.
She gave this advice during a service to mark this year mother’s day celebration with the theme”Pressing Forward to know Christ.”
Rev.(Mrs)Tim Paul who spoke on the topic”Pressing Forward to Win the Prize taking her scripture reference from Phil3:4, stated that God has set before the Christians the mark of a final rest for which all men were created and the set goal is to make heaven, adding that if the desire to know Christ is within them, their lifestyle would be exemplary to their children and family.
“The example of your life as a mother is the most important tool you have for shaping and moulding the character of your child. Christian mothers communicate fundamental principles, values and attitudes that their children need to be good citizens of repute, ” She stated.
She went further to acknowledges the value of the contributions that mothers make to society both in their role as caregivers and as active members of their family, while expressing concern over the attitude of some mothers ,the cleric enjoined them to be role mothers by knowing Christ in all their endeavors.
In the same vein, the Senior Minister in Charge of Assemblies of God Church Ejigbo 2 (Transformation Center),Rev.TimPaul (PhD) appealed to all mothers not to forsake the love of Christ and always ensure that they uphold the spirit of Christ in them.
He opined that once they live Christ,they will be faced with so many crisis, while admonishing them to always dedicate qualitative time to the service of God by knowing him in truth and in spirit.
Rev.Timpaul who is also a Sectional leader in Lagos District stressed the need for mothers to remain focus and steadfast about knowing Christ and heaven as it is the ultimate and final goal of the reedemed children of God.
Lending his voice Deacon Akpan Joseph pointed out that most people are in the church, attending weekly activities,yet they don’t know who Christ is rather they are familiar with the pastor and church leaders.
He went on to say that the main reason why we are called Christians is for us to know Christ ” I want to appeal to our Mothers to use this year theme as a yardstick to know and invite Christ into their homes, when you invite Christ into your home, certainly there will be peace. Why you see some homes in crisis and in shambles,it is because they don’t know Christ ” he said.
Earlier the President Women Ministry, Deaconess Grace Akpan said that the General Council of Assemblies of God Nigeria has looked inwardly to know that for every mother to succeed in their various homes,they need to know Christ,not just knowing him but to put in the lifestyle of Christ and imbibe it towards our children.
” Salvation from sin is freely given to us by God,it is not giving to anyone based on his or her works, for this reason I urged all mothers to an examplary life worthy of emulation.”
Highlight of the event was a playlet,songs,talk show, chorography, presentation of gift items and prayers for all mothers