Societal problems and bad governance have been attributed to the failure of Christians to live holy lives, pray effectively and train godly children as hope for the future.
This submission was made by Pastor Abednego Gamu at COCIN LCC Sabon Gari, Mado in Jos, Plateau State while speaking during a service to round up week long activities of the Girls’ Brigade Week of the Church.
Pastor Abednego attributed moral and spiritual decay of the society to the inability of Christians to live holy lives which can transform others adding that the only way we can change the present generation is to raise godly children who will shine the light of Christ wherever they are.
He called on family members to live in peace with one another and seek forgiveness for every wrong done so that God will answer the prayer of the Church concerning the issues facing our country.
In his sermon, student Pastor, Arbet Gotau Kevin noted that if the girl child is raised on the principles of righteousness, discipline and self control which are the core values of the Girls’ Brigade, then there is hope for the future.
Reading from 1Chorinthians 3:18 with the topic, “Do not be Deceived”, Pastor Arbet urged the congregation to lay aside human wisdom which is foolish before God and depend on God’s wisdom which will help them overcome life’s challenges.
“Many youths are lured into wayward lives because such lifestyles seem enticing and enjoyable not knowing that there are also thorns living on the other side. You need to rely on God’s wisdom to help you overcome the temptation of living outside Christ”, he said.
Pastor Arbet said there is need for people to awaken from their slumber, live honest lives and take the necessary action to achieve desired results in live make a positive change in their Christian lives.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner of the Girls’ Brigade of the Church, Mrs. Ladi Damen called for partnership between the Church and parents in training the girls and solicited for the Church’s support in all activities of the group.
The service featured special songs from the GB, Choir, CWF and memory verse recitations from the girls while the week long programme was characterized by series of activities and teachings.