Easter: Ayodele Urges Christians to Emulate Christ
By our reporter
Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has sent a message of love and unity to Christians and Nigerians generally on the occasion of Easter celebration.
THECONSCIENCEng reports that in a statement, the cleric described Good Friday as a moment to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ paid by laying down his life for mankind.
He explained that the death of Jesus Christ reminds Christians of God’s love for humanity by giving up his only son for the atonement of our sins.
He urged Christians and Nigerians to make good use of the significance of Good Friday to stay united beyond any form of differences that has brought challenges to the country.
‘’On behalf of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, I felicitate with Christians all over the world as we observe another Good Friday.’’
‘’As we know, Good Friday is a moment to remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the purpose of our redemption and realignment with God. Good Friday is a significant day to be reminded of God’s love for humanity to the extent of giving up his ONLY SON for the atonement of our sins.’’
‘’Jesus Christ laid down his life that we may live, He dished the pleasures of earth for the renewal of our souls. Many disrespected him, many didn’t believe in him yet till his last breath, He prayed that our sins be forgiven; Oh what a friend we have in Jesus!.’’
‘’As we celebrate Good Friday, I urge us to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ paid on the cross, the love he showed to all in the face of pain beyond the differences and diversities. ‘’
‘’As Christians, we shouldn’t only remember the Labour of Christ but should allow the significance of crucifixion to be reflected in our daily living. We should embrace one another, Let us be intentional about showing love to one another.’’
‘’As Nigerians, I urge us to make good use of the purpose of crucifixion to conquer the challenges of disunity and disparity we are faced with as a country. We should be willing to place the interest of Nigeria over our personal desires. We can have a Nigeria of our dreams if we stay united and genuinely love one another.’’
‘’I wish you all a very blessed Good Friday.’’