Lagos – Pastor William Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church on Sunday, urged Christians in leadership positions to shun corruption and act as exemplary leaders for others to follow.
Kumuyi, who was represented by the church’s Camp Commandant, Pastor Andrew Umor, gave the advice at the grand finale of the 2018 National Easter Retreat of Church in Lagos.
The cleric said only the righteousness would move the country forward, adding that the retreat was to teach Christians how to shine as light in whatsoever positions they found themselves.
“We have had so much about corruption in Nigeria, but we know that true Christianity brings a difference and that is what this retreat is all about.
“It is about teaching believers to shine as light and be different from the unbelievers.
“Christians should not embezzle money in their offices but live according to the testimony of Christ,’’ the cleric said.
He also stressed the need for Christians to lead with conscience in leadership position,
able to deliver a different path to the nation, urging Christian leaders in Nigeria to return to the Bible.
Cleric said that the message in the convention was about having faith in Christ and repentance into a life that transformed society.
He underscored the need for Christians to be heirs of God’s Kingdom before they could inherit the provisions and treasures of God’s kingdom.
“If we return to the Bible and the basis and the truth that the Bible teaches, we won’t be having all these problems we have been having because therein lies all the solutions.
“The Word of God is the light the nation and righteousness exalts the nation so, if we return to the word, the way it is; then, there will be less problems,’’ he said.
The Lagos Moderator of the Church, Pastor Bayo Oyeyemi also that the outpouring of the power of God at the convention was because the participants prepared for the programme.
“We see the excitement and the outpouring of the power of God upon the people of God.
‘’It did not just happen ordinarily but people were full of expectations, prayers and preparations.
“Nigerians should seek more of God and look unto Him because He is our maker and we must put Him first.
“The solution to crisis in Nigeria is God. God didn’t create man with crisis. Crisis is man-made and the solution is of God.
“If Nigerians will repent, Nigeria will be another heaven on earth,” Oyeyemi said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual convention entitled “Heirs of His Kingdom” commenced on March 29 and ended on April 1.
In Enugu, A cleric, Rev. Maxwell Onyia of Ascension Anglican Church, Enugu has advised Christians to imbibe the virtue of peace and reconciliation exemplified by Jesus Christ.
Onyia said this in his homily with the themed: “I am the Resurrection and the Life’’ at a Special Easter Service at on Sunday in Enugu.
According to the cleric, the death and resurrection of Christ brought mankind peace coming from true reconciliation with God.
“Basically, Christ died to reconcile us, the world, back to God once more and for man to live above the powers of death and hell.
“The reconciliation, which the death and resurrection of Christ availed us, had made it possible for man to have peace with God and himself,’’ he said.
According to him, Nigerians notwithstanding, they must reconcile ethnic, religious and socio-political leanings with one another to enjoy the peace that Christ bought for us through His death.
The cleric urged Nigerians to see Easter as a challenge to work for the progress of their communities, states and the country at large.
Onyia, however, prayed for God’s grace and wisdom for the country’s leadership as well as a favourable and progressive socio-economic development fir the country.
The special service was attended by hundreds of Christian within and outside Enugu. (NAN)