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Odutemu tasks Christians on building spiritual homes

By Princewill Ireoba
19 December 2021   |   3:39 am
The Bishop of Ughelli and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. Cyril Odutemu, last Sunday, organised a Service of Confirmation and Admissions to Mothers’ Union, Women and Girls Guilds at St. Peter’s Chapel, Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, Delta State.

Most Rev. Cyril Odutemu (left); wife, Mrs. Ufuoma Odutemu; Rector, Ibru Centre, Ven. Dr Princewill Ireoba and wife, Mrs. Ogechukwu Ireoba, during the Service of Confirmation and Admissions to Mothers’ Union, Women and Girls Guilds at St. Peter’s Chapel, Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, Delta State

The Bishop of Ughelli and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. Cyril Odutemu, last Sunday, organised a Service of Confirmation and Admissions to Mothers’ Union, Women and Girls Guilds at St. Peter’s Chapel, Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, Delta State.

The Archbishop, who took his text from1Peter 2:5, urged the people to build their spiritual houses in phases, just like the physical building, which requires acquiring land, laying foundation and the actual building.

Odutemu, said: “There must be land for building. Spiritual land is needed for spiritual house. When you have Jesus, you have got the land. You then need a foundation, which is baptism into the Lord. This is followed by laying of blocks and building up to roofing and completion.”

He numerated seven points that constitute the different stages of building spiritual house and they are: Word of God, prayer, avoiding evil, fellowship, kindness to the poor, preaching and living with eternity in view.

Odutemu attended the service with his wife, Mrs. Ufuoma Odutemu (Mama Bendel), who is also the President of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild of the Diocese of Ughelli and Province of Bendel. Also in attendance were the Administrative Secretary of the Diocese, The Rev. Canon Christopher Idonor and Archbishop’s Chaplain, The Rev. Samson Onohwohwakpo.