From Odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
The Bishop in charge of Redeem Christian Church of Nigeria, Taraba State chapter, Rev. Samuel Ajayi has observed that service of Thanksgiving surpasses other services rendered to God.
Bishop Ajayi, who doubled as guest speaker during the combined service of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, with the theme, “Let us raise and build”, which held at the Deeper Life Church, mile 6, Jalingo, Taraba State, recently, stated that Thanksgiving is a sacred duty of all believers in Christ Jesus to attract God’s blessings, adding that it is an act of appreciation for what God has done and this moves His mighty hand to answer more prayers.
Bishop Ajayi said unity of believers in Pentecostal fellowship family, Taraba State and Nigeria at large is necessary for peace and unity of the nation.
According to the cleric, “When we move and pray in power of unity, more victory is assured”, adding that Jesus Christ came into the world primarily for peace and unity of believers and He prayed for unity of believers while on earth, saying Christians need to emulate christ.
He reminded believers that, “God in the time past answered our prayers when we come together”.
He challenged the Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Kefas Agbu to re- build what enemies of Taraba have destroyed and stressed the need for collaboration to re- build Taraba like Nehemiah so that more victory will be won.
Bishop Ajayi, who quoted from the books of Psalm 103:1-5, Nehemiah 2:12-20, the gospel according to John 17: 1-5 said believers must embrace and emulate Christ Jesus as Prince of peace and warned against lack of prayerful life, as well as laziness but rather, Christians should engage in aggressive evangelism to win more souls into God’s Kingdom, stressing that prayer is the greatest weapon God has given to us as believers, citing Christ Jesus as a perfect example. He urged them to bear more fruits.
In his exhortation, Pastor Timothy Ayodele, urged Christians to sow seeds and thanked the leadership of the Church in the state for organizing a successful combined service.