The brand new Vicar of All Saints’ Church, Wuse Abuja, Barr. Ernest Onuoha who assumed office on 15th January 2018 created spiritual excitement among the congregation of the Church who heard his spirit-filled sermon on Sunday, 21st January 2018, his first major outing. In the power-packed sermon titled “To create one new humanity in Himself” based on Ephesians 2:14-15, he completely and honestly x-rayed factors that promote dichotomies among the body of Christ, both within the clergy and parishioners. He identified losing sight of true spiritual perspective while in pursuit of physical sustenance and social profile as a key factor that encouraged acrimony and disunity. He emphasized that the Church should be the foremost agent of cohesion not an agent of division as it has been, sometimes.

He affirmed that in Christ, a new humanity has been inaugurated. In our spiritual, cultural and social lives, Christ has broken the walls of all barriers and disunity. Christ reconciled humanity back with God by the blood He shed on the Cross of Calvary. Therefore, we all that believe in Him, are one in Him and are equal before God and ultimately answerable to Him. Ven. Onuoha exhorted the Church that as Christians, love is a debt we all owe to each other and even to non-Christians. He therefore charged Christians  to be clothed with the  humility of Jesus Christ at all times and have a sense of adoring gratitude to God, knowing that what they are, what they have and where their stations in life, all the good things that make them to swagger,  is by the grace of God Almighty.

At the end of the inspiring and soul-searching sermon which attracted an overwhelming ovation for touching many hearts and minds, an elderly parishioner captured the mood of the congregation when he spontaneously exclaimed “He is a teacher!” Ven. Onuoha had earlier thanked the Bishop of Abuja and Primate of All Nigeria, the Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh and his wife Mama Nigeria, for bringing him over to Abuja diocese from the Ibru Ecumenical Centre Agbarha-Otor Delta State, where he served as the Rector for seven years. He prayed that God will continue to prosper their ministry.

 

VEN. ERNEST ONUOHA IGNITES ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH

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