A Senior Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), King Court Sanctuary, Oyo Province 9, Akobo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Pastor Olabisi Jolaoluwa, has urged Christian youths to shun worldly things.
He made the admonition while speaking at the beneficial award organised by K-Clef concept held at the RCCG Tower of Praise, Apete, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Pastor Jolaoluwa said it was necessary for all Christians to avoid running after material things and be more dedicated to the service of God.
“We should be expectant. The events that are happening all over the world show that Christ can come any time. Now, all the things prophesied in Matthew 24, that is war, earthquake, strange sicknesses and diseases, we have witnessed them.
“Christian youths should, therefore, try as much as possible to avoid worldly things and be vessels unto honour and I believe the church will get better.
“I want to advise all Christians that in everyday of our lives, we should live as if we will not see tomorrow because nobody knows the hour or the time that Christ will appear. This is because the Bible says the word of God will not go without being fulfilled,” he stated.
The cleric noted that “when one considers the lifestyle of the youth of this generation, one will observe that it would seem like we had embraced many negative things from foreign lands and they have become the norm. Now, there is no decorum, people lack strength of character, and they dress anyhow.
“Jesus says ‘I know my sheep and my sheep know me.’ If a pastor preaches the true word of God, it will transform their lives and change them. The church is not meant for saints; the church is a place where we have different types of people with different characters but with the true word of God, our lives can be transformed,” he said.
Leader of the Christ Chosen Vessels Dance Drama Ministry, Mr Femi Ajewole a.k.a. Alfa Sule, was honoured alongside the Deputy Rector, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Mr Bayo Oyeleke; radio presenter, Adetoro Imoyosola and Chairman, Ibadan North Local Government, Mr Yinka Akinbode.
In his remarks, the organiser of the programme, Sulaiman Olalekan, said the aim of the group was to be helpful to the youth in the society through entertainment and service to community.