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Glorify Jesus in all endeavours, Mogekwu tells Anglican Bishops

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The Anglican Bishop of Asaba, the Rt. Rev. Justus Emeka Mogekwu, has said that Christ is for all nations and that Christians should take it upon themselves to make Him manifest wherever they find themselves and in whatever they do.

“Christ Salvation, by the manifestation to the Gentiles, is not only for the Jews but for the whole world,” he said.

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Mogekwu was preaching at a Holy Communion service to mark the ‘Feast of Epiphany,’ during the yearly Bishops’ Retreat of the bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) at the Ibru Centre, Agbarha Otor.

He noted that the wise men from the East had an extraordinary revelation of Jesus Christ in their astrological/professional practice, and decided to follow it up with a personal investigation, in the course of which they made it known to King Herod, and ultimately worshipped the newborn King, when they found Him.

The Bishop said the manifestation of Jesus has been a universal process, evident in His baptism, testimony of John, the first miracle at Cana in Galilee, Gethsemane, and Pentecost events, and has also continued on daily basis. He, therefore, called on all to duly respond to the continuous evident revelation and the manifestation of Christ by worshipping and glorifying Him. He added that those who encounter Jesus should not only worship Him but also make Him manifest in all they do.

The yearly Bishops’ Retreat brings about 170 Bishops and Archbishops of the Church of Nigeria together for prayers, meditation, and deliberation. This year’s retreat, presided over by the new Primate of the church, the Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, was held between January 4 and 8 at the Ibru Centre, Agbarha Otor with the theme: “Servant Leadership: The Imperative of Jesus Christ (Matt. 20:20-28). The programme ended with a conclave in which some new bishops were elected.

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