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Bishop Okorocha challenges men to show Christ in their lives

No people can be said to be truly Christian until Christianity and biblical Christian values become part of their unspoken idiom”.
This assertion was made by the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, PhD at Holy Trinity Church (HTC), Obazu Mbieri, in his presidential address at the Third All Anglican Men’s Association (AAMA) conference with the theme; “Where Are the Men?: a call on men to respond in a “manly but biblical Christian manner to the religious, economic, moral and social challenges of our time” (Psalm 11:3).
In his words; “Our people have heard and seen enough churchianity and heard powerful preaching about Jesus…; they want to see Him in the life and character of those who preach and profess the Gospel of this Jesus!”
He further contended that the call, “where are the men?” at a men’s conference is a call to us to live Christ-like lives in a corrupt nation, in our communities as well as in the office and in the home so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.
The bishop proceeded to urge the men to let the world “see Jesus in you – at home, in the office, on the road, in the lecture hall, as you share land and family heritage, etc”.
He also explained that the call for and to men, “where are you?” is “a wakeup call for a sleepy and irresponsible church to see things from God’s perspective and to interpret events and perceive mundane occurrences and activities of humanity through the eschatological binoculars of the prophets of  old and of the early apostles after Pentecost”.
Bishop Okorocha posited that evangelism was, and still remains, the supreme task given to the church by her Risen and Ascended Lord and Master.
He added: “Everything also must be subsumed beneath this central task – to win souls for Christ, rescue them from the clutches of evil that leads to war, cultism, sexual immorality, oppression of women,  economic sabotage and all sorts of man’s inhumanity to man”.
In the address which touched on global, national and church issues, the Bishop of Owerri counseled that “we should borrow a leaf from the biblical prophets of old and the early apostles to view these events eschatologically” amidst the current tremor at the foundations of our world’s social, political and religious order.”
In his remarks on the Bishop’s presidential address on behalf of the Clergy, Ven. Dr. Akajiaku Chukwuocha, noted that after listening to the address, men would no longer be slaves to sexual immorality, money and other vices and would now be committed to Christ and pass on these good legacies to the next generation.
Speaking on behalf of the Laity, Barrr. Sir Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN, highly commended the bishop for making the conference worthwhile.  He described the day as an annual intellectual harvest, assuring that after the men had listened and taken in what they had heard, “we will read it and pass it on.”

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