Xmas: Clerics Call for Humility, Moderation
The world is globally celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ known as Christmas, first, with services across the churches.
Radio Nigeria crew of reporters went round some churches in Ibadan to gather different messages on the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ.
At Assemblies of God Church, Apata, Ibadan members dressed gorgeously in different attires to celebrate the birth of Christ. In a sermon Reverend Emmanuel Olubiyi while highlighting reasons for Christmas celebration, said Christ’s birth brought salvation to mankind.
Rev Olubiyi, who explained that Christmas symbolized freedom from judgment and death, maintained that Christ brought hope of eternity.
He encouraged Christians to be moderate in their celebration.
Assisting Priest, Canon Babatunde Memorial Anglican Church, Apata Ibadan, Reverend Segun Agunbiade admonished Christians be humble in in their conduct as revealed in the birth of Jesus Christ.
The cleric advised Christians to emulate the humility of Jesus Christ during this Christmas season and beyond.
In a Xmas sermon, Venerable Adewale Sanda of Saint Annes Anglican Church Molete Ibadan called for attitudinal change. According to him,
many social vices in the country can be avoided if Nigerians imbibe the virtue and teaching of Christ.
Members of the congregation, who spoke with Radio Nigeria reporter, said the essence of the teachings was becoming more pronounced on yearly basis.