Embrace Teachings of Jesus Christ, Cleric Urges Nigerians
The District Overseer of the Apostolic Faith Church at Abesan in Ipaja, Lagos State, Rev. James Tifase, has urged Nigerians to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ and imbibe them for their transformation and that of the society.
Tifase, who spoke at the weekend at a Christmas concert with the theme: The Nativity, said the moment churches performed their roles, there would be assurance that people would change and crimes would reduce.
“We want nations to embrace the teachings of Christ, as this will transform all spheres of lives. Crimes will be reduced to the barest minimum. When the heart is changed, behaviour and attitude will change. There will be development. Definitely, our society will change for the better,” the cleric said.
He said this year’s edition of the concert was taken out of the headquarters of the church for the first time to decentralise activities, move it closer to the people and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to them at their doorsteps.
The Assistant Music Director Rev. Bode Odulaja said Christmas is meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, regarded as the saviour of the world, hence the decision of the church to gather families and loved ones for the musical concert to thank and appreciate God, even at the district level, for the first time.
Highlights of the concert included Christmas Carols, symphony orchestra, classical and sacred music by the mass choir and orchestra, who treated the congregation to soul-inspiring music.
The event was attended by clerics, Akintunde, the elder brother of Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, a community leader in the area, Chief Afolabi Babatola, traditional rulers and others.