Service for the Departed In South Working Area.
Apostle Goddey Odili of South Nigeria served in Upper Sakponba Congregation in Benin District on the 2nd of July 2017. He took his bible text from Psalm 40: 17 “But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer;Do not delay, O my God.” and the message was: “GOD THINKS OF THE POOR AND THE NEEDY.",
In his message, the apostle admonished the members that, When God thinks of the poor, He doesn't do it as we humans do. Men think of the" poor and the needy," by being sensitive to their suffering and hope that God relieves it. But our compassion is limited by human condition. This is because, we can't take all the misery of the world upon ourselves, and our empathy for our neighbor rests on only little aspect of their existence. But God thinks of everything. He considers mankind whole being, their thoughts, and feelings. God is the help and deliverer of everyone, regardless of their life circumstances and circumstances of their death. To be freed, mankind must believe in Jesus Christ. Just as God thinks of us to do us good, we should also think of God and his work positively.
Two hundred and twenty two members attended this festive divine service.