The celebration of the annual Founder’s Day Anniversary of the Salem Church of Christ has come and gone, but its echo of Grace and blessings still continue to resonate.
Situated at 25, Apesin Street, Beside Luth Gate off Luth Road, Mushin, Lagos, the church founded by Late Rt. Rev. Capt. Dr. N. O. Akindele has continued to wax stronger since the demise of the founder and assumption of office by his successor Primate Pro. Benjamin Oludare Akindele.
The Founders Day Anniversary, held on 9th June, 2019 with the theme Outpouring Grace’ found in Isaiah 62: 2-4., attracted many renowned ministers of God from within and beyond Lagos.
They include Rev. Cap. Salako, Evangelist Akinwunmi, Prophet Ngozi, Apostle Ajibawo, Mrs. Atoyebi Rachel, Prophet Makinjuola, Prophet Bolu, Prelate Adeyinka Awosanya, Levite Ola David, Rev. Gbenga Olusoga, Bishop Dr. Elijah Femi Adepoju (JP), and a host of other personalities which include the guest speaker Rev. Dr. Sam Ogedengbe.
In his sermon, Dr. Ogendegne defined the theme of the programme, ” Outpouring Grace”, as outflow grace. He defined grace as an unmerited favour from God unto men. According to him, he is here by God’s grace not that he merited it, because his outpouring grace is from God not from man.
Ogedengbe, who is the national coordinator of All Christain Leaders and Ministers Forum (ACLMF) said that success in life is not by strength or height, but by grace from God.
While declaring to the congregation that God will release his grace to them and will turn their lives around, Ogedengbe said what is expected of them is to connect their spirit to that of God.
Quoting from the book of Acts Chapter 2, to expantiate on Pentecost, he said, “When God releases outpouring grace, healing, and miracles will come to their lives. You will also receive that gifts from God to speak in different languages.
He narrated a story of how Pastor witnessed the out pouring of Grace in Ghana during crusade, saying, ” Papa Kumuyi gave me a testimony that he was in a remote area in Ghana without an interpreter and he cried unto God, suddenly a gift came and he began to speak Ghana language, that is an outpouring grace of God”.
” With the outpouring grace you will understand the hiding agenda of the Satan, things you cannot do before you can now do it”, the founder of Overcomers Prayer Assembly asserted.