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Bishop counsels Christians on quality service to God

BISHOP of the Diocese of Jebba, Kwara State, Right Reverend S.T.G. Adewole, has called on all Christians to render quality service to God without which there can be no reward.

He also said that reasonable service had three essential attributes:  being a living sacrifice; holy; useful and acceptable to God.

Adewole said these during the second session of the sixth synod of the Diocese of Igbomina (Anglican Communion) which was held at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael, Esie, Kwara State.

He emphasised that such service was invariably from the heart and involved the willing use of the time, talents and treasure of Christians for God.

Introducing the theme, the Diocesan Bishop and President of the synod, Most Reverend Olukayode Akinyemi, in his charge, made reference to the theme of the first session of the synod which was “Give God the First Fruits,” and pointed out that the theme for this year’s synod, “Reasonable Service” was a call to higher level of commitment and dedication which encompassed the total life of man.

The bishop impressed on all the need to do that which God was pleased with, which was to live a life of service and worship, exemplifying commitment to take up the cross and follow the Lord Jesus.

The bishop also enjoined Christian politicians to be conscious of the fact that their call is of God.

“There is therefore the necessity for them to be righteous, prayerful, accountable and uncompromising on truth and they must be prepared to forfeit their position for the faith, if need be, because reasonable service emanates from good governance,” he stated.

He emphasised that the ‘change’ slogan of the Federal Government should translate to rendering of reasonable service to the people in order to bring smiles to the faces of citizens.

On the state of Kwara, Bishop Akinyemi advised Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to be courageous and use his second term in office to render reasonable service to the people, not minding the consequences, to ensure that he left a legacy of good governance in the state.