Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mount Zion Cathedral, Bolumole, Ibadan, Pastor Sunday Oyewo, on Sunday urged parishioners to emulate the culture of giving and Thanksgiving.
Oyewo made the call while delivering a sermon during the Christmas Service of the church.
Delivering a sermon on the “Perfect Gift’’, Oyewo urged Christians to emulate God Almighty who gave His only begotten son to redeem mankind.
“Our God is the perfect Giver as He demonstrated in John 3:16,’’ he said.
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.’’
“He gave us the best gift in the person of His son Jesus Christ.
“We are made in the image of God; we should emulate that attitude of giving, especially during the Christmas season,’’ Oyewo said.
According to him, man lost his worth in the Garden of Eden, but God, in His infinite mercy. redeemed mankind through the gift of Jesus.
Oyewo remarked that everyone who received Christ would enjoy at least five benefits: sufficiency and prosperity, success, fruitfulness, freedom from bondage and eternal glory.
He urged people to use the opportunity of Christmas to accept Jesus (God’s perfect gift) and remain in Him steadfastly.
“As you accept this perfect Gift and keep Him, all of those benefits and more will be your portion.
“More so, you will end gloriously and be able to see God and the Heroes of Old because Christ in a man is the hope of glory,’’ he stressed.
Oyewo thanked God for bringing the Church and country to the last Sunday in 2022 and prayed that He would grant the congregation the best blessing reserved for the end.
The Christmas service was dominated by praises, worship and thanksgiving.