The Convenor of the United Denominations Originating from the Light House Group of Churches (UD-OLGC), Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Louis Nterful, has challenged church leaders to be soul-winning conscious and refocus their messages by preaching the unadulterated gospel to win more lost souls for Christ.
He charged them to be intentional about preaching the gospel in season and out of season, since it is their main preoccupation on earth.
He was worried that most pastors today do not engage in active evangelism and thereby lead souls to Christ.
“In our churches, we don’t do altar calls anymore because pastors seem to be above making altar calls, but an altar call is an opportunity to tell someone that Jesus loves you,” he stated.
Bishop Dr. Nterful said this in a sermon he delivered on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the All Ministers’ Conference hosted by The Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region.
Speaking on the topic, “Do the Work of an Evangelist – A Call to all Ministers,” (Romans 10:13), he admonished church leaders to know that the work of an evangelist is a command to every born-again Christian and must be done with all the seriousness it deserves.
According to him, it is the preaching of the gospel that releases power to save lost souls.
He indicated that what the world needs now is ministers who faithfully preach the pure unadulterated gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Christian leaders who are not giving themselves to the preaching of the gospel of salvation have missed their calling,” he affirmed.
Bishop Dr. Nterful lamented that the unconcerned nature of the average preacher towards the preaching of the gospel is the reason why many people are not saved in this generation.
Explaining further, he indicated that the only organisation in the world that has been charged with the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the Church and that assignment entrusted into the hands of the church must be done meticulously to snatch perishing souls into the kingdom of God.
He then admonished church leaders to seize every opportunity during any gathering to make altar calls emphasizing the need for leaders of churches to be involved in evangelism activities themselves, putting aside their status.
Reading further from Acts 26:17 and Ezekiel 3:17 to end his sermon, Bishop Nterful informed church leaders that God is sending them to preach the gospel so that lost souls will hear, believe and be saved since the salvation of the lost souls depend on them.