Empowered to Witness

Acts 1:1-11

We welcome to Christ’s pulpit at FUMCO the Very Rev. Dr. Mathias Kwasi Forson, visiting from the Methodist Church of Ghana. Dr. Forson has served as the Director of Evangelism, Missions and Renewal for the Methodist Church Ghana, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Methodist Prayer and Renewal Programme (MPRP). He helped launch the Emmaus Walk movement in Ghana and Nigeria, and is the spiritual director of the Ghana Emmaus Community. Dr. Forson has trained and mentored many church leaders who are serving the church in various positions.

He has served as the National Chairman and Director of the Ghana Evangelism Committee (GEC). His primary responsibilities included training, equipping and, mobilising and resourcing pastors and church leaders in Ghana to fulfil their primary task of evangelism, and missions. He has initiated several church planting efforts in the church. .

Dr. Forson has spoken at various International . He holds a diploma in Theology from the Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana, Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ghana, Master of Theology at Emory University Atlanta, Georgia and Doctor of Missiology Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky).

Dr. Forson serves as the Superintendent Minister, Taifa Circuit of the Methodist Church, Accra Diocese. He is an adjunct professor of Evangelism and Missions at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra. Dr. Forson coordinates the LIFT Renewal Ministries in Ghana, Africa. He is married to Josephine and they have four children-two boys and two girls.

That Which Comes After (Part 2)

Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, John 14:23-29

Jesus told his followers that he was departing in order to prepare a “dwelling place” for them in the fullness of God’s presence.  At the same time, he promised that the Holy Spirit would come to make its own “dwelling place” among us…so that “Christ is in the Father, and we are in Christ, and all may be one.”

We are called to live as Christ’s church on earth in such a way that the two experiences of “dwelling with God” become one and the same.  Our chief aim is to know God so closely, even now, that we’ll one day fall asleep in this world and wake up in eternity, and scarcely know the difference. To reach this aim, we must simultaneously embrace the Holy Spirit’s friendship and release that which is temporal, not of God.

As we grow into the mystery of eternal life with God we wonder: what part of this present life will weget to keep? What part will we have to let go?