The man of God, Pastor Chris, has just concluded a special 3-day teaching that has engaged the emotions and spirits of everyone in attendance. No leader will consider the man Jesus, His message or His mandate the same way anymore. This message has already began to influence the ‘modus operandi’ with which cell leaders carry out their ministry of reconciling men to God.
Discussing the mandate issued to believers all over the world by the Lord Jesus Christ, Pastor Chris reminded the attentive congregants that their lives were purchased by Jesus, so they ought to live it for Him. He reminded them of the sacrifice of the Master and their responsibility in heralding the news that He has made full payment for every man’s sins. “To know Him (Jesus) is to love Him, and to love Him is to keep His commandments,” reiterated the man of God. One of such commandments is the preaching of the Gospel as Paul expressed in 1 Timothy 2:7.
Pastor Chris also touched on the authority of the Christian to remit or retain the sins of unbelievers, charging them with an important question as He said, “You have power to remit or retain sins. Which will you do?” According to the man of God, the mandate entails remitting the sins of men through the authority sanctioned to the believer in Jesus’ name.
In a compassionate display of the love of Jesus, Pastor Chris taught cell leaders to make no assumptions about the salvation of men when he called for those who had not been born again to come forward. The man of God did not disregard this unlikely opportunity to win souls, leading them in the prayer of salvation. Their questions have been answered, and their lives will never be the same.