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Be doers, not just hearers of God’s word – Mama Owerre tells Christians on Mothering Sunday

Wife of the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha, last Sunday, celebrated the Mothering Sunday with the congregation of St James Church, Uzii, Owerri where he stressed the need for Christians to put into practice what they have been hearing from preachers.
Dr (Mrs)  Okorocha, fondly called Mama Owerre, who preached the sermon at the well-attended service to mark the occasion, remarked that there is nothing she would say that the congregation had not heard either from the vicar or from other preachers.
She pointed out the need for Christians to have a personal relationship with God in Christ in line with the theme of her sermon, “Christ in you (me), the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).
It is only when this relationship exists, she said, that we will have hope of eternal life, adding that this relationship is got through salvation.
She went further to say that anyone who has accepted Christ has a testimony of salvation.
“Some people confess that they have been saved but their behaviours do not show it. . Salvation is not by words of month”, she said.
Mama  Owerre gave instance where preaching and prayers go on in the market, yet traders cheat their customers, and in some families where members live in malice and habour unforgiveness.
She advised such families still existing in St James Congregation to reface their steps.
She advised youths to shun cultism and other vices and avoid negative peer influence, decrying that some youths come to church just to please their parents while deep inside them they are lacking in knowledge of Christ.
The Bishop’s wife advised all to hold firm to Christ, especially in this time when the second coming  of Christ is imminent, adding that living in Christ entails praising God always, living in complete humility, patience and oneness in Christ, among others.
The service was conducted by the Vicar’s wife, Mrs Ijeoma Ogbugh, while the first and second lessons were read by the curate’s wife, Mrs. Ijeoma  Amako, and Mrs Ekwutosi Amadi, respectively.
Highlights of the occasion were prayers for those who gave their lives to Christ by Mrs Ofurum, recognition of Mothers of Abundant Blessings cutting of the Mothering Sunday cake, songs and drama by the ACM and Rehoboth singers.
Also, Lady Edith Onyejiaka led the Boys and Girls Brigade that presented gifts to all the mothers.

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