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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Appreciate The Work Of Church Leaders - Aps Anane Denteh


The National Head of The Church of Pentecost in Madagascar, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has called on church members to appreciate and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of church officers.
Apostle Anane Denteh made this remark on Sunday May 29, 2016 during an appreciation service held in honor of the ordained officers of the A-Lang Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area.

Aps. Vincent Anane Denteh - C.O. P Madagascar National Head
Speaking on the topic: “The Role of Church Leaders and Members in God’s Church,” Apostle Denteh stated that the Bible recognizes the offices of Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses and for this reason church members ought to submit to their authority.

Apostle Anane Denteh referred to Hebrews 13:17 to further explain that God has set officers over members to keep watch over their soul; hence members must in turn obey and submit to their authority.
“As long as our officers have been charged over us, we have to hear and obey them”, he reiterated, adding that church leaders should not also renege on their responsibility to correct members who are going wayward.

Touching on the role of the members in the church, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh said that they are to value highly the work of officers. “This can be done by obeying them, supporting them with prayer and also by giving them due honour,” he said with reference to 1 Timothy 5:17.
According to the Madagascar National Head, the act of appreciating officers should not only be an annual event but should span throughout the year.

This year’s Officers’ Appreciation event of the A-Lang Worship Centre saw a wide variety of activities including a drama sketch, poetry recitals, song ministrations, and presentation of gifts for officers.

The event was climaxed by the cutting of the ceremonial cake by all officers present at the event.
The Resident Minister of A-Lang Worship Centre, Pastor Isaac Annor, praised the organising team for putting together such a wonderful event and also thanked members for their presence and gifts.

Report by: Joseph Attoh

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The National Head of The Church of Pentecost in Madagascar, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has called on church members to appreciate and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of church officers.
Apostle Anane Denteh made this remark on Sunday May 29, 2016 during an appreciation service held in honor of the ordained officers of the A-Lang Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area.
Speaking on the topic: “The Role of Church Leaders and Members in God’s Church,” Apostle Denteh stated that the Bible recognizes the offices of Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses and for this reason church members ought to submit to their authority.
Apostle Anane Denteh referred to Hebrews 13:17 to further explain that God has set officers over members to keep watch over their soul; hence members must in turn obey and submit to their authority.
“As long as our officers have been charged over us, we have to hear and obey them”, he reiterated, adding that church leaders should not also renege on their responsibility to correct members who are going wayward.
Touching on the role of the members in the church, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh said that they are to value highly the work of officers. “This can be done by obeying them, supporting them with prayer and also by giving them due honour,” he said with reference to 1 Timothy 5:17.
According to the Madagascar National Head, the act of appreciating officers should not only be an annual event but should span throughout the year.
This year’s Officers’ Appreciation event of the A-Lang Worship Centre saw a wide variety of activities including a drama sketch, poetry recitals, song ministrations, and presentation of gifts for officers.
The event was climaxed by the cutting of the ceremonial cake by all officers present at the event.
The Resident Minister of A-Lang Worship Centre, Pastor Isaac Annor, praised the organising team for putting together such a wonderful event and also thanked members for their presence and gifts.
Report by: Joseph Attoh
- See more at: http://thecophq.org/topstory_single.php?id=1979#sthash.AYJHe4Wu.dpuf
The National Head of The Church of Pentecost in Madagascar, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has called on church members to appreciate and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of church officers.
Apostle Anane Denteh made this remark on Sunday May 29, 2016 during an appreciation service held in honor of the ordained officers of the A-Lang Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area.
Speaking on the topic: “The Role of Church Leaders and Members in God’s Church,” Apostle Denteh stated that the Bible recognizes the offices of Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses and for this reason church members ought to submit to their authority.
Apostle Anane Denteh referred to Hebrews 13:17 to further explain that God has set officers over members to keep watch over their soul; hence members must in turn obey and submit to their authority.
“As long as our officers have been charged over us, we have to hear and obey them”, he reiterated, adding that church leaders should not also renege on their responsibility to correct members who are going wayward.
Touching on the role of the members in the church, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh said that they are to value highly the work of officers. “This can be done by obeying them, supporting them with prayer and also by giving them due honour,” he said with reference to 1 Timothy 5:17.
According to the Madagascar National Head, the act of appreciating officers should not only be an annual event but should span throughout the year.
This year’s Officers’ Appreciation event of the A-Lang Worship Centre saw a wide variety of activities including a drama sketch, poetry recitals, song ministrations, and presentation of gifts for officers.
The event was climaxed by the cutting of the ceremonial cake by all officers present at the event.
The Resident Minister of A-Lang Worship Centre, Pastor Isaac Annor, praised the organising team for putting together such a wonderful event and also thanked members for their presence and gifts.
Report by: Joseph Attoh
- See more at: http://thecophq.org/topstory_single.php?id=1979#sthash.AYJHe4Wu.dpuf
The National Head of The Church of Pentecost in Madagascar, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has called on church members to appreciate and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of church officers.
Apostle Anane Denteh made this remark on Sunday May 29, 2016 during an appreciation service held in honor of the ordained officers of the A-Lang Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area.
Speaking on the topic: “The Role of Church Leaders and Members in God’s Church,” Apostle Denteh stated that the Bible recognizes the offices of Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses and for this reason church members ought to submit to their authority.
Apostle Anane Denteh referred to Hebrews 13:17 to further explain that God has set officers over members to keep watch over their soul; hence members must in turn obey and submit to their authority.
“As long as our officers have been charged over us, we have to hear and obey them”, he reiterated, adding that church leaders should not also renege on their responsibility to correct members who are going wayward.
Touching on the role of the members in the church, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh said that they are to value highly the work of officers. “This can be done by obeying them, supporting them with prayer and also by giving them due honour,” he said with reference to 1 Timothy 5:17.
According to the Madagascar National Head, the act of appreciating officers should not only be an annual event but should span throughout the year.
This year’s Officers’ Appreciation event of the A-Lang Worship Centre saw a wide variety of activities including a drama sketch, poetry recitals, song ministrations, and presentation of gifts for officers.
The event was climaxed by the cutting of the ceremonial cake by all officers present at the event.
The Resident Minister of A-Lang Worship Centre, Pastor Isaac Annor, praised the organising team for putting together such a wonderful event and also thanked members for their presence and gifts.
Report by: Joseph Attoh
- See more at: http://thecophq.org/topstory_single.php?id=1979#sthash.AYJHe4Wu.dpuf

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A BODY WITHOUT WRINKLES



The aged always have wrinkles. Wrinkles come as a result of being in existence for too long a time. We can attest to the fact that the aged are weak not because they want to be weak but because their body systems, cells and vitals are failing. The heart is not able to support the lungs as it used to. The kidneys no longer function properly as they used to. At this stage, there is no longer joy in living because it is mostly full of health deterioration. Some old people even prefer they are called by God even if their time is not yet up. Don’t be surprised if you hear such prayers being offered to God.                                   
Sometimes people get tired of living not because they do not have the desire to live but because the pains, hurts, hatred, malice, backbiting and the like are overwhelming.
The church is one body. The church is Christ’s body. Your body is the temple of God. Our bodies are the temples of God. Why do we defile our bodies? Why is there so much division in the church? Why is the love of Christ failing in the church? People are now unconcerned if they see a Christian brother or sister backsliding. Christians have lost their purposes as vitals and parts of the body of Christ. Why do we talk about our fellow Christian brothers and sisters in ways that are unacceptable? We don’t talk to God anymore concerning these things but we rather talk to ourselves. We are growing as a church and we don’t have to fail as individuals in the church. We are vitals and we should support each other. It’s high time we intercede for our brethren who are backsliding. It’s time we take up the mantle of Jesus and intercede for people in the church. What do we gain if we win 10 souls and then 10 old members backslide? Where do we go from here?

If our joy will be complete and if we want the Master to say: “Well done! Good and faithful servant”; we have to go back to the feet of the cross. We have to learn the way of the master. If you are not ready to intercede for that guy or that girl who has been battling with a particular kind of addiction for too long, then do not complain about him or her.
The word of God said and is still saying in Ephesians 5:25-27: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”
Christ is coming for a body and a church without wrinkles. Brothers and sisters we cannot afford to disappoint Him. Although the church is old enough we cannot let our vitals fail otherwise we will grow weary and we as individual Christians would be affected because iron sharpeneth iron.
Let us intercede for the church and help bring one another up and support one another in our roles as individual Christians and as vitals in the church lest we grow wrinkles as a church.

“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you.Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11-15

“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “today”, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.” - Hebrews 3:12-15

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

DON’T TAKE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR GRANTED



Good night! Sweet dreams! Night night! Sleep tight!
These are words of people with the hope of seeing the next sunrise. People do not go to bed with the hope of only seeing the next morning but they also make plans for the new day they are expecting. I ask myself these questions; Will there be a next morning for the whole world if Jesus decided to appear at dawn? Will there be a next morning for you if you are called to eternity?

Well, let us find out for ourselves through this short story of mine.

A forty-year-old Christian gentleman always knew there would be a next morning for him but he was proved wrong after he went on vacation with another Christian friend.
This gentleman had been planning this vacation for a very long time and decided it was time they hit the Bahamas for a once in a lifetime vacation. In the late hours of that day, he arrived at the Bahamas together with his friend and they started making plans for the next day. Zonked out, his friend said to him “hey buddy, go to bed!! We have a long and big day tomorrow. Good night buddy”. They made their plans alright but little did they know that the story of the future is only in the hands of God.

The next morning, this Christian gentleman waited for his friend on the beach shore for an hour but his friend never showed up so he decided to go to his friend’s apartment to check up on him. He called his friend on his phone umpteen times but there was no response. He knocked at his door but it seemed like nobody had even been to the apartment. He alerted the security personnel so they could assist him to open the door. To his dismay, he saw his friend lying motionless in bed.They did all they could to revive him but their efforts proved futile. The vacation was terminated immediately and the plans for the day were all ruined.

The post mortem report was ready and it was clear that his friend died of a natural cause. This Christian gentleman never understood this and decided to give it a deep thought. After running wild in his thoughts he finally came to the conclusion that, no matter who you are or what you do there comes a time when life has to stop so we could give an account to God. The eye of his understanding was further illuminated by God when He appeared to him in a dream and told him “my son, you all sleep and you expect to wake up the next day. You forget that all lives belong to me. I make decisions that no one understands because my thoughts are higher than your thoughts. If your friend was unable to wake up and I kept you awake, THEN I THE SOVEREIGN LORD SELECTED YOU TO BE AMONG THE LIVING TODAY, SO MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR DAYS AHEAD AND DON’T TAKE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR GRANTED BECAUSE IT IS INDEED MY DAILY GIFT TO MY CHILDREN”

This sent shivers down the spine of this Christian gentleman. He wanted to figure out what God meant by these words. After spending some time with the Lord in prayer he said to God “please teach me how to number my days”.
Let us not take the gift of Life for granted because it is God’s gift to His very own people, His royal priesthood.

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom - (Psalm 90:12 )

Article by
Edwin Offei-Danquah
A-Lang Worship Centre
Media Department 
(achieveredwin@gmail.com)