From 13 to 15 of October 2023, all Apostles in Nigeria including the South Central Bishop traveled to Lagos for the second annual conference which was led by the Lead Apostle Geoffrey Nwogu.
For the conference, the Apostles treated so many topics including:
- proposed seminars for the 2024 year
- The new approach on how to reactivate the inactive congregations
- The 50th anniversary of the New Apostolic Church in Nigeria…
On Sunday the 15th of October, two congregations in Lagos East and one in Lagos west were designated to receive Apostles in their congregations.
Apostle Kpegasin and Bishop Udombang served at Akowonjo in Lagos West, Apostles Chima, Onwukwe, Jediel and Armstong served at Majidun and the Lead Apostle, Apostles Nwanza, Udoh, Usoro and Odili were received at the Ikeja congregation in Lagos East as well.
In Ikeja congregation, the Lead Apostle took a text word from Luke 14:11 “But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, `Friend, move up to a better place. ' Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
In his message, the Lead Apostle said: the bible text of the day occurs at a feast given by a Pharisee and is the first of three parables about how people enter God's kingdom. Jesus advises that when attending a banquet, not to assume a place of honor. If someone more important arrives, the host will make you shamefully walk to a seat at the foot of the table.
He went on to say: From this we can see that even though one has more status, wealth and caliber than anyone else, if he is full of himself, he will be seen as lowly by God. Like the scribes and Pharisees, they were of high status and served God, but when Jesus came to earth, they denied that Jesus was the Messiah and even resisted and condemned Him because He had no lofty image and high rank. They judged God’s work from outward appearance, and finally they were forfeited by their own conceptions. God makes those who exalt themselves be abased, and makes those who humble themselves be exalted. Those who humbly listened to the Lord Jesus’ words were lucky to accept His salvation and enjoy the bounteous grace bestowed by Jesus.