Churches in Cape Coast mark resurrection of Christ
Many churches in the Cape Coast Metropolis on Sunday held services to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ some 2000 years ago after His crucifixion.
Most of the churches were filled to capacity with most of the members clad in white attires for the occasion signifying Christ’s victory over death.
Other churches also climaxed their crusades and conventions with special healing services and offering
At the Anglican Church, Right Reverend Daniel Allotey, Diocesan Bishop of the Church, preached on “The power of the Resurrection” with selected readings from Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6 and Luke 24:6.
He said the power of resurrection brings about change and that an empty tomb symbolizes a new beginning in the life of every Christian and urged them to do away with the past negative behaviours that displease God.
He called on Ghanaians not to take the peace the country was enjoying for granted but rather appreciate and maintain it adding that “no matter where we belong, we are all one so we should live in love and harmony”.
BishopAllotey urged leaders of churches and also the nation to address issues with a very high sense of maturity and discipline in order to leave a good example for the younger generation.
Reverend Father Samuel Asantey of the St Joseph Catholic church at Amanful, who based his sermon on the theme, “ A true Witness to the resurrection Today”, asked Christians to let the activities and teachings of the passion week through to the resurrection of Christ reflect in their daily activities and duties.
He said as true witnesses to the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus it was imperative for all Christians to emulate the good examples of Christ, honest, truthful loving and caring, and turn new leafs in their lives in order to proclaim the gospel of the Lord adding that “the new Easter life should bring new leafs, evergreen leafs that will produce fruits all year long”.
Father Asantey said just like the early Christians such as Mary of Magdala who had the courage and concern for Jesus even at the time of his death, Christians of today should be courageous and have the concern for the word and teachings of the church as well as bear true witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus.
Right Rev Nicholas Asane, Bishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Methodist Church, also noted that the resurrection of Christ gives Christians hope and empowers them to live righteous lives.
He urged all to endeavour to know Christ well by praying, reading the Bible and worshipping Him always in order to have a good relationship with Him, warning those who are living sinful lives to repent and give their lives to Christ else they would “die an eternal death”.
At the Amanful St Joseph Catholic Church eleven people were baptized into the Catholic faith while five received their first communion.