By Chukwudi Ikpe
The Supervisory Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Maduwike (JP) has charged Christians to remain steadfast in their faith so that God will intervene and rescue them from all oppression.
He gave the charge in a sermon during his Episcopal visit to St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Federal Housing Estate Trans-Egbu, Owerri last Sunday.
The bishop prophetically declared that “our Lord is a just God who will definitely come to the rescue of the oppressed.
He enjoined Christians, especially the congregation of St. Cyprian’s Parish, to continue to show love and care for one another.
Preaching further, the prelate urged Christians not only to make statements of faith, but to take steps of faith.
According to him, steps of faith include obeying God’s word irrespective of favourable or unfavourable situations.
He noted that God is often challenged by steps of faith based on the purposes of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.
The spirit-filled service which featured explosive ministration and anointing by the bishop was conducted by the Vicar, Rev. Canon Chinemerem Uche, and was fully electrified by God’s presence.
Many were healed and the broken-hearted comforted. There was a great outburst of joy as the congregation sang and danced to the glory of God.
The first and second lessons were read by Arc Chuks Onyeike and Lady Dr. Patience Nwaneri.
The Archdeacon of Aladinma Archdeaconry, Ven. Ogechi Ofurum was present at the service.
Also present at the service were Bar. Sir & Lady Kamange, Sir Foster, Barr. Sir & Barr. Lady HG Amadi, Sir Prof Enoch Okpara, Dr. and Lady Amanze Ibekwe, Mr. Ndubusi Uchechara, Dr. Alvan Nwogu, Sir and Lady Charles Ugbaja, among others.