‘Christians are duty-bound to move the gospel forward’

Venerable Joshua Oyinlola of Akure Anglican Diocese has called on all Christians and religious leaders to rise up to move the work of God forward.

The cleric stated this at the 2016 Yewa Anglican Diocese Trinity Ordination Service, held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Ona-Nla, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State, last Sunday.

Basing his sermon on Luke 10:17-19, he stated that “the clergy and the laity have a part to play in moving forward the work of God in the diocese. We will all give account of our stewardship, so everyone should serve as unto the Lord so that each one can be amply rewarded in the fullness of time.

“However, the ultimate reward, which is eternal life, should be our focus. Both the clergy and the laity are duty-bound to cooperate with the bishop to move the diocese forward,” he stated.

Present at the occasion were the Bishop of Yewa Anglican Diocese, Right Reverend Michael Oluwarohunbi and his wife, Grace; the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle; Chief Adeboye Shanu; Chief Thomas Lala; Chief Banji Ogunbiyi; Chief Leke Ibikunle; Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Oloyo; Chief (Mrs) Janet Mautin and Chief (Mrs) Tayo Ibikunle.