The Founder and Senior Pastor of the City of God Church in Accra, Apostle Dr. John Kpikpi, has challenged Christians to reach out and show the love, care, concern and kindness to their fellow man regardless of their nationality, tribe, race, culture or colour.
“…take a step out of your tribe and bless the neighbour next door.” He charged them.
The Senior Pastor who delivered a thoughtful sermon, last Sunday, based on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the revelation in Revelation 7:9 at a special service to climax the church’s celebration of the diversity of humanity, called on the Church and the public to emulate the attributes of the Good Samaritan in the Bible and “bless the neighbour next door.”
The theme for the celebration was “LOVING THE TRIBES AND RACES.”
A visit by citynewsonlinegh.com to the church saw the members of the City of God Church clad in different costumes of tribes and nations apart from theirs as a way of practicalising the teaching by the clergyman and honouring those tribes and nations.
The congregation was dressed in various attires like the Indian saree, batakari, suit, the Nigerian aso oke, the Ghanaian kente, the Egyptian kalasiris among others.
According to the Man of God, the dress-up idea was to honour and esteem all tribes, races and nations as they are all made in the image of God.
In an exclusive interview after the service, Apostle Kpikpi, revealed to citynewsonlinegh.com that “LOVING THE TRIBES AND RACES” was a message he has had for the past fifteen years.
He added that “God’s plan for the nations, races and the tribes of the world is for us to become one” and that he [Dr. Kpikpi] looked forward to the day Revelation 7:9 would be fulfilled.
The author of the popular book, The Marriage House, also used the opportunity to advise Ghanaians to honour one another’s tribe as the nation prepares for the 2020 general elections and be agents of peace before, during and after the polls.