Bishop Oparah’s Kingdom expansion drive in top gear … As New Generation Chapel is planted at Knights’ Secretariat Owerri

In continuation of his Kingdom expansion drive through aggressive church planting, the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Chukwuma Oparah, Ph.D, JP last Sunday performed the official planting of New Generation Chapel (aka Church for the Winners), at the Knights of St. Christopher Secretariat, near Bishop’s Court Owerri.
Preaching the sermon, Bishop Oparah called on Church leaders to always take care of both the young and old members of the church.
Speaking on the topic, “Feed my lamb and taking his text from John 21:15-18, the Prelate charged Christians to demonstrate their love for Jesus by obeying the great commission which he gave.
He emphasized the importance of feeding the lamb, stressing that it leads to maturity and usefulness.
The Bishop enjoined Christians to always promote love and eschew hatred as well as pray hopefully for God’s faithful response.
Bishop Oparah commended the Diocesan Council of Knights for their pragmatic and visionary stance towards evangelism, pointing out that they have provided a place for God’s worship in the Secretariat.
The Bishop’s wife, Mrs. Chidiebere Oparah, and a good number of Knights as well as students were present at the church planting service, which was conducted by the Knight’s Chaplain, Rev. Canon Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha.
The first and second lessons of the service  were read by the President of the Council of Knights, Sir Gab Oduah, and the Knights’ Lay Chaplain, Dame Stella Dike, from 2 Kings 19:8-19 and Acts 16:16 respectively.
In his speech at the service, the president of the Diocesan Council of Knights, Sir Gab Oduah, expressed delight that the planting of the Chapel in the Knights’ Secretariat happened during his time, adding that it came earlier than he expected.
He recalled how the Bishop approached the Council for the Church planting, pointing out that the Council has always been cooperative and obedient to the leadership of the church since its inception under Bishop Nwankiti.
Sir Oduah praised Bishop Oparah for his spiritual dynamism, which had led to the establishment of over 20 churches since the inception of his episcopacy and echoed the readiness of the Knights to carry the cross as well as their willingness to rise to their responsibility.
In his vote of thanks, the Knights’ Chaplain, Rev. Canon Onyeagocha thanked the Bishop, his wife and the Council of Knights for the Kingdom expansion stride.

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