By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Christaian faithful have been admonished to turn away from their sinful ways and embrace righteousness in order to inherit the kingdom of God.
They have also been advised to learn the secret of giving generously to God by way of supporting the church work especially during the annual harvest thanksgiving.
An Anglican clergy, Reverend Canon Emmanuel Imaekhai said these on Sunday while delivering the sermon titled: ‘Harvest of Rising’ at the 2020 General Harvest Thanksgiving Service of The Basilica of Grace, Gudu District, Abuja.
The priest who did not mince words chastised Christian men and women who he said preferred to lavish their wealth on mundane things to spending on kingdom works.
According to him, “some people will find it very difficult to give generously to God by supporting the church but will rather use huge amount of money to sponsor their concubines or girl friends to oversea trips”.
Revd. Imaekhai stated that such people who indulge in the sinful ways will face the wrath of God except they seek for forgiveness of God and turning a new page by embracing God with thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, the 2020 General Harvest Thanksgiving saw the presentation of Harvest Offerings by the church’s ministery groups and service arms such as Mothers Union/Women’s Guide, Men’s Fellowship, Youths, Choir, Hospital and Prison Ministries, Boys and Girls Brigade, etc.
The event attracted the presence of top past and present government officials, captains of industries, businessmen, politicians like ex-Senators Chris Adighije, Tunde Ogbeha and Nkechi Nwogu who donated generously as the Chairman of the Harvest and Grand Harvesters respectively.
Former Senate President and his deputy, Senators David Mark and Ike Ekweremadu were represented at the occasion just as the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba sent in words to the church.