The need to live a life that would make people see the beauty of Jesus in the lives of believers has was by Pastor Rotimi Okpaise during the first service of Sunday, August 13, 2021.
Pastor Okpaise also noted that the key of Jesus Christ is love and every born-again Christian should aim at manifesting the same.
Taking his opening scripture from 1 John 4:7-11, the clergy urged the worshippers to sacrifice their time, energy, and substance to hear out others and provide for each other’s solutions or ideas without thinking of their gain.
He defined love as the Agape, undefeatable benevolence that seeks the highest good of others. He further admonished that they need to exhibit this kind of love if they truly are Christ-like no matter what they do.
According to the clergy, “The key characteristic of Jesus Christ is love, and we want that to be seen in us. Therefore, if anything guarantees you that you will fulfil God’s purpose for your life, it is love. This is the bond of perfection,” he added.
Pastor Rotimi Okpaise, while reading from 2 Peter 1:4-7, noted that the life of a Christian could be likened to a seven-storey building with faith being the foundation and love being the roof and, “A house without a roof is not habitable. Love is a must-have; it is not negotiable,” he said.
In concluding his message, Pastor Rotimi Okpaise reminded Fountaineers that without love, there is no Christian life, urging them to commit to having love in their lives as this, he said, will lead them into the purpose of God for their lives.
Other scripture references to his sermon include: Galatians 5:22; Luke 6:47-48; 1 Corinthians 13:1-9; Colossians 3:12-14; Hebrews 4:16; and Romans 5:1-5.