20 June 2021 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The Minister in charge of First Baptist Church, Gwagwalada Abuja, Reverend Deji Oyelami has advised christian fathers to be steadfast in prayers to enable them overcome challenges in their endeavours.
In a sermon entitled “The Kneeling Father”, Reverend Deji Oyelami described prayer and faith as key to a successful life.
Reading from the book of Genesis chapter 25 verse 10 to 21, Reverend Deji Oyelami expressed concern over the lukewarm attitude of some christian fathers to prayers and genuine service to God.
The Baptist Cleric also admonished them to always dedicate quality time to their family most especially the upbringing of their children.
According to him, fathers must be alive to their responsibilities to their families to attract God’s favour and blessings in their day to day activities.
While felicitating with Christian Fathers on this year’s celebration, Reverend Deji Oyelami enjoined them to always contribute their quota to national peace and development.
In a remark, the President of Men Missionary Union, MMU, of the Church, Mr Thomas Adekambi said the day was set aside annually by the Nigerian Baptist Convention to appreciate the roles of fathers in the vineyard of God.
He said the MMU of the church had put in place various programnes aimed at building the spiritual life of fathers in the church.
Some fathers in the church, Professor Kayode Omole, Deacon Victor Asade and Mr Gbemileke Moses thanked God for giving them the opportunity to witness another father’s day.
Highlights of the father’s day celebration were march past by the church’s Royal Ambassadors, talk show, presentation of gifts and prayers for all fathers.