The President of Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele has enjoined Christians on essence of Christmas celebration.
The cleric stated this over the weekend during his Christmas message at this year’s Christmas Carol organized by the church at its General Secretariat in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
In his sermon from the book of 2 Samuel 20 verse 1 and 2, titled, “Men’s revolt against the king” Oladele described how Absalom, the son David and Sheba revolted against him which made him abdicated throne in search of safety. He said the people refuse to honour and recognize the divinity in David.
He said: “This is same way people of those time and now fail to recognize divinity in Jesus as Lord of lords as some called and ridicule him son of a carpenter.
“But Jesus is divine because he came down from heaven to save humanity. We should see him as the head of rulers of the earth and we should recognize divinity in Him and hearken to His teachings.
“We should eschew excuses and obey his teachings just like God instructed when He was baptized by John the Baptist at the River Jordan”, Oladele advised Christians.
While speaking with journalists, the church’s Publicity Secretary, Pastor Ademisoye Alawode described the church service as a successful one.
According to him, the Christmas Carol was organized to pass Christmas message of Jesus’ birth and its significance to the world. He said the messages were passed through songs and sermons during the church service.