God’s word can change people, says pastor

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By TONY PALME
GOD’s word is powerful and supreme and can change people’s lives like no other forces can do, a senior pastor says.
This was the message from Church of the Nazarene Jiwaka south district superintendent Rev Andrew Akus on Sunday during the handover-takeover occasion for the pastor of Kudjip Nazarene Emmanuel Church.
While quoting Romans 10:15, “Beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news,” Akus said messengers of the gospel like pastors and elders played a very unique role in changing and saving people’s lives.
He was part of the Kudjip Nazarene Emmanuel Church congregation that bid farewell to outgoing pastor Rev Philip Nolie, who will take up his new appointment as district superintendent for Jiwaka north.
Rev Thomas Kaiye, who had been pastor of Kulg Nazarene Church and also Hagen Central Nazarene Church Circuit in Mt Hagen for nine years, will now become the pastor in charge of Emmanuel Church.
Church members, board, Kudjip Nazarene community, district advisory board members of Jiwaka north and Hagen, and other members of the church congratulated both men for accepting their new appointments.
Akus reminded the two pastors and their wives that they have been called by God to be his messengers to his people.
“The office that you will occupy is to preach the good news,” he said.
“The title that you get as a pastor or preacher is the highest title on earth.
“You will touch people’s lives and enforce change with the power of the Word inspired by the Holy Spirit. We wish you all the best in the evangelisation business because that’s God’s business. Our prayers are with you.”
Both men thanked church members for the support they received over the years

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