Pastor David Pakolo told worshippers at the Prince of Peace Temple United Church of God in Monrovia yesterday that an agreement with Jesus never fails, which was his theme.
Speaking at the first Sunday discourse at the church’s edifice in Gaye Town on the Old Road, Pastor Pakolo drew the attention of the worshippers to the resurrection that Jesus Christ performed for an official whose daughter was at the sick bed and had sent servants to request Jesus to come save his daughter.
Quoting Matthew 9:18, Pastor Pakolo said “Jesus was on his way to the house when information came that the little was already dead but Jesus had an agreement with the family and he did not turn from the agreement.”
He said already there were others who wanted the parents to carry out the traditional burial of the child since she was now dead.
“You must remember that as children of God,” Pastor Pakolo said, “our agreement to serve the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be in vain as we remember this particular story of this little child.”
Dramatizing the event with a 13-year-old child, Pastor Pakolo urged the worshippers not to weaken in their faith in the graciousness of the Lord Jesus Christ in making it right what has gone wrong in their lives.
“Don’t entertain any idea that the Lord Jesus Christ will not be truthful to your faith,” he told them, urging them to remember that agreement to serve Jesus will is a sure bet for salvation.
Pastor Pakolo returned to the resurrection story of the little and continued, “When, now, Jesus came into the official’s house and caught sight of the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, Jesus told them to leave the place, for the little girl was not dead but asleep.
“At this they began to laugh at him scornfully. As soon as the crowd was sent outside, Jesus went in and took hold of her hand, and the little girl got up.”
Over 300 attended the first Sunday worship service that also celebrated the Pastors’ Appreciation Day program along with the Last Supper, which the congregation ate the symbolic body and blood of Jesus Christ.