|Side view of Pastors and Elders|
It is a culture at CRCN centre in Jalingo, Taraba state capital that in every end of the year, members come together to appreciate God for sustenance,protection and guidance through out the year.
The reason for this is not far from the fact that thanksgiving as the church always tagged the programme, members of CRC-N centre came out in their numbers, holding along agricultural produce and substances of their hands to appreciate God even as praises were rendered to God as part of the appreciation.
The time for the sermon came and the pastor in charge of the church, Rev. Ezra Shonta mounted the pulpit with the message titled ” Jesus is desperate about your soul”, which he drew from 2nd Peter 3:9 and quoted several biblical portions to emphasized the message.
Rev. Ezra Shonta told the gathering that heaven is not happy whenever a soul is lost and that salvation of every mortal is the heart cry of heaven. He said the reason that God is desperate about the soul of every one is because he has set a day when he will judge the world in justice and doesn’t not want anyone to be loss to hell. He emphasized the need for believers to strive to adhere to the biblical principle of righteousness to ensure that they win the prize of Christian living.
|Congregation in worship mood|
Some members of the church who expressed their feelings on the programme described it as biblically inclined and emphasize LD the significance of such activities. They however advised believers to make thanksgiving to God part of their daily lives to live a blessed life.
Highlights of the programme which rans for three days includes the inauguration of newly elected elders and deacons of the church. Newly elected leadership of the various sun group of the church were also inaugurated.