Sunday 20 June, 2021 was a day that will never be forgotten in a hurry in New Apostolic Church, South Area in Nigeria! It was a day of joy as brethren after the Divine Service at various Districts celebrated the 2021 Father's Day in grand style with different activities including fathers reciting Bible verses, acting drama, rendering special songs and showing appreciation to God for His grace, love, peace, protection, comfort, blessing, and strength.
In Egbudu Akah and Warri North Districts it was a day the 2021 Confirmation Service was observed at Idumesah and Ekpan 1 Congregations.
The Area Apostle (Apostle Odili) conducted the Divine Service and celebrated the Father's Day at GRA Congregation in Benin North District with Congregations of Benin North and Benin South Districts invited.
Using a text word from John 17: 20-21 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
The Apostle emphasized the importance of the oneness of Christ's Church to all present. He told the brothers and sisters that the Church of Christ is one, and it's designed with unity in mind. He said unity is one of the identifying features of the church, and is founded upon the profession of the one God…
He also explained the meaning of "THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US"
He reminded brothers and sisters of the perfect unity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are perfectly one! God in His infinite love promised those who believe in Him that they will share in the perfect unity of His Trinity…
For the father’s day celebration, the apostle urged all present to appreciate the Fathers.
Apostle admonished all children present not to see fathers as an anchor to hold them back or a sail to take them there, but to always see fathers as a guiding light whose love shows them the way…
In conclusion he said: Father's Day provides the church with a unique opportunity to honour the ideals of fatherhood that God prescribes for male in the family.
The District Rectors of Benin South, Benin North, and Congregational Rector of GRA were called to serve along. In Idumesah Congregation, four were confirmed while in Ekpan 1 Congregation, sixteen were confirmed