Senior Pastor of Praise Arena – Kingdom Light Christian Centre, Jummy Adetoyese-Olagunju, has called on churches to use the Easter celebration as an opportunity to reach out to the less privileged in the society and put smiles on their faces.
The pastor made the call during a special praise night programme in commemoration of the Easter celebration at Lekki, Lagos.
“The church will make an indelible mark in the sands of time if the Easter season is used to preach and remember the poor and the downtrodden in our society. I can imagine the church visiting various prisons across the country to show love to prisoners, especially those who will soon be set free and to give the ex-convicts a new lease of life,” he said.
He observed that the Easter will continue to be a mere ritual and jamboree, and the lessons from Jesus’ selfless sacrifice on the cross of Calvary to save mankind from sin will be lost if we do not exemplify the values of sacrifice, love and honesty which Jesus truly portrayed.
“Jesus Christ, though sinless, gave up himself and position to save mankind from the impeding doom and eternal debt which man owed because of sin and disobedience to God’s commands.