r Ifeanyichukwu Nweke, the Area Pastor, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Latter House Assembly, Province 2, Isheri Berger, Lagos, has advised Nigerians to imbibe the virtue of sacrificial giving as a lifestyle during the Yuletide.
Nweke who spoke on the theme: “The Perfect Gift” gave the advice during the parish’s carol service on Sunday in Lagos.
He said that sacrificial giving is a scriptural principle put in place by God who is known as the perfect gift to humanity.
Nweke noted that God exemplified such act of sacrificial giving while on earth and it behoves on everyone to exemplify such virtue.
He advised that the Yuletide known as the season when people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ should be used to give willingly to the less privileged.
“I want to congratulate everyone for divine preservation and am calling on Nigerians to imbibe the lifestyle of sacrificial giving, it is Christ-like with great reward.
“This is the season when we all should give to others as a way of showing love, we should extend help to the less privileged regardless of their faith,” he said.
Nweke encouraged Nigerians to continue to trust in God bearing in mind that with God, healing and overall victory are guaranteed for individuals.
Also speaking, Mrs Morayo Soares, an elder in the church, urged Nigerian to embrace peace while they celebrate the birth of Christ in calmness.
Soares said every feeling of overexcitement should be curtailed as it could lead to accidents or death.
Also, Mrs Oluwakemi Yusuf, a member of the church, said “Jesus is the gift for the season, we all must embrace him to benefit from the blessings meant for the season.”
The congregants rendered worship to God in hymes and songs with beautiful decoration of the church in Christmas colours.