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Easter: CAN urges Nigerians to imbibe sacrificial life of Christ

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By Stephen Adeleye

Bishop John Ibenu, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kogi Chapter, urged Nigerians to imbibe the sacrificial life of Christ to ensure peace and security in the nation.

Ibenu revealed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja.

He said Nigerians should live a life of sacrifice, love and forgiveness to ensure peaceful coexistence in the nation.

The clerk said Easter was about sacrifice, love, forgiveness, peace and everlasting life, which was the mission of Jesus Christ on earth according to God’s divine plans.

He urged Christians to learn to wait for God, to read and talk about their faith, to pray together, to pray for one another, the nation, Kogi and for humanity in general.

“I congratulate Christians and all of humanity on the crucifixion and possible resurrection of Jesus Christ today, Easter Sunday.

“As we mark this occasion which truly marks the life of sacrifice, I call on all Christians, Kogi people, Nigerians and all of humanity to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice.

Jesus Christ, though, God, left everything in heaven for the good of mankind to come down to our level.

“I call on everyone, especially those in high positions, to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice. May our leaders be humble and become servant leaders.

“Jesus came to teach us servant leadership, and in doing so he sacrificed and gave his life for mankind.

“Jesus came to transform humanity and give eternal life, therefore, let’s work for the transformation of our state, nation and humanity,” Ibenu said.

Quoting the Bible in the book of John 3:16, he said: “For God so loved the world and He gave His only son; that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

He called on all Nigerians, regardless of their differences, to love their neighbor as themselves and also strive to improve the lives of others.

“Christians, Muslims, Pagans, let us embrace the life of sacrifice in our offices, homes and markets to improve the lives of all around us.

The pastor took the opportunity to urge Nigerians to pray for the leaders to find solutions to the security problems in the country.

According to him, the government is doing its best, we have spoken and criticized enough, unite, unite and find solutions.

“We should not attach feelings to security concerns. Anyone who sheds blood, destroys property, causes chaos in our nation is an enemy of Nigeria and an enemy of God.

“Pray for the success of our military and other security agencies, and join them to give them useful information that will help them reduce insecurity in the country.

“Peace be upon our nation Nigeria,” he said. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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