By: Ivan Naijuka
Rev Canon Dr. Rebecca Nyegenye has implored Christians at All Saints’ Cathedral to align their lives to Christ in order to receive His full mercies. Canon Nyegenye said these words while preaching at All Saints on Sunday 17 June 2018 in the three Main services.
Giving the origin of fall of man from biblical perspective to the redemption and reconciliation, Canon Nyegenye said that through Old Testament, man was struggling with sin. But God’s intention in creation was good for mankind (Genesis 2); God created us in His own likeness. She said.
After falling from the mercy of God, we need to be re-aligned to Him so that we can receive the perfect peace and mercy.
Being aligned to God is a process, that’s why St. Paul appeals to Christians in Romans 12:1 to align their lives to God. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Therefore, no one of us can bring salvation to him or herself. “Friends, salvation comes to us by the mercy of God. It’s about the mercy of God that we are who we are”, Canon Nyegenye said.
Canon Nyegenye challenged flocks to be true worshippers so that they can align their lives to God. “To align with God, we need to be true worshipers, even when you no longer have energy to congregate with others, you can still worship God (Romans 12:1).
“Look at Abraham and Moses, they left their comfort zones in order to be aligned with God. Therefore, we ought to leave our comfort zones for God’s sake”. She said
In addition to that, she challenged Christians to put-off all those things that are making noise (theft, abortion, anger, drunkenness, fornication, idolatry, among others) in their lives to align with the will of God so that they can have peace.
Rev. Canon Dr. Rebecca Nyegenye is a canon of All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala, serving at Uganda Christian University as a Chaplain.
ACP launches sports Gala
In the same service, the All Saints’ Building Project was launching her initiative to fundraise money through sports- to roof the new cathedral which is under construction.
In a bid to reach to a big number of people in and around Kampala, the ACP Sports Gala Organizing Committee has formed torch-bearers of this Sports Gala fundraising campaign, who will help in reaching to their colleagues to come and support and also get involved in the sports events on 01 September 2018.
Among these torch-bearers are; The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who attends 7:30am service; Lady Justices; Faith Mwondha, Catherine Bamugemereire, Olive Mukwaya and Hon. Maria Matembe who attend 9:30 service; and Hon. David Bahati who attends 11:30am service.
These torch bearers pledged their participation and also mobilizing their friends for the same cause.
The Sports Gala is an event organized by ACP to raise money for roofing. The gala will take place on 01 September 2018 at Mandela National Stadium-Namboole.