We Owe God Responsibility To Serve, Ekpenisi Admonishes Christians


The Bishop of Ika Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt Reverend Godfrey Ekpenisi, has emphasized the need for Christians to be intentional in bringing more people to Christ, through their character, saying: “We are saved to serve,” News Desk Paper Report.

The bishop stated this at the Warri Diocesan Women Conversation, being held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church at Jakpa Road, Uvwie Local Government Area.

With the theme “We Are Steward,” the preacher charged women to be dedicated in serving God, adding that service to God excluded pride but humility, stressing that humility was the bed rock of Christianity.

While explaining the principles of stewardship, Ekpenisi maintained that stewards in the house of God must possess the characteristics of being prayerful, loyal to authorities, faithful, being wise and trustworthy.

He added that true believers will not only be identified by these features, but can also influence others to become Christians as their behaviour display it.

The cleric lamented the unethical and ungodly attitude of Christians that could rarely differentiate them from unbelievers, noting that a faithful Christian steward must stand out in service, attitude and behaviour, saying that God positively surprise steadfast stewards.

The women conference which usually hold for 3 days, is a yearly women programme that attracts all Anglican women under the Diocese of Warri, to deliberate on activities that will aid the work of women in the diocese.

This year programme, which commenced on the 13th of July 2023, is usually headed by the Wife of the Bishop of Warri Diocese, Mrs Patience Ide, and supported by wives of other clerics in the diocese.

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