Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church Of Pentecost, has called on members of the Church, particularly the youth, to form cooperative prayer teams to stoke the fire of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi made the call during a sermon at the monthly prayer meeting dubbed: “Face To Face With God,” organised by the Kasoa Area of the Church, under the leadership of Apostle James Asare.
Speaking on the topic “Repositioning the Fire Tetrahedron in the Church,” the General Secretary emphasised the need to keep the fire burning in the Church.
Drawing from various passages including Leviticus 6:8-13, 9:24, 10-2, Acts 2:1-4, 2:42-47 and 1 Thessalonians 5:19, he explained that the Church needed to strengthen herself so that members could appreciate how far God had brought them.
He highlighted that stoking the fire was like the work of a boiler man in the past, who had the responsibility of ensuring that the fire kept burning.
He, therefore, urged youth in the Church to form prayer teams to keep the fire burning, noting that: “In The Church of Pentecost, we believe in cooperative prayer.”
Apostle Kumi-Larbi also emphasised the importance of prayer, the word of God, and fellowship in keeping the fire of the Holy Spirit ablaze.
He noted that prayer was like oxygen, and without it, the fire would be doused.
He further explained that the word of God was like fuel that ignites the fire and keeps it aflame. He, however, warned that Christians should not use the knowledge of this world to study the word of God.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi, therefore, encouraged Christians to continue to revisit the Word of God and to keep the fire burning for generations to come.
Concluding his sermon, the General Secretary called on the Christian youth to rise and engage in fervent prayers, including all-night prayer sessions, as this was the practice of their forebears.
“The Church of Pentecost has always been a church that believes in the power of prayer, and it is essential that Christians continue to pray together to keep the fire burning” he said.
The “Face To Face With God” monthly prayer meeting, organised by the Kasoa Area of The Church of Pentecost, provides an avenue for members to come together to pray and fellowship with one another. It is aimed at strengthening the faith of members and to promote the growth of the Church.
Present were Apostle James Asare (Kasoa Area Head), Apostle Samuel Antwi (rtd), Mama Rose Kumi-Larbi (wife of the General Secretary), ministers in the area, members of the Church and the general public.