Ondo State workers have been urged to live a life worthy of Christ and ensure they do not depart from the way of the Lord and be modest in spending during Christmas and New year celebrations.
Chairman Ondo State Local Service Commission (LGSC),Mr Femi Idris stated this at the Christmas Carol of nine lessons held at the Commission’s headquarters in Akure the state capital.
Idris while thanking God for his faithfulness over the staff of the commission and the entire workers of the state admonished them to live a Christlike life .
Idris said: “Today we are celebrating Jesus who is our lord and personal savior, I do not doubt that this year’s Christmas will be a good one.
“Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ is no more a new thing for us, but we must believe in Christ as the only way to God”.
“Be modest in your spending during the Yuletide period.”
The guest minister, Pastor Joel Paul while speaking on the theme “Christ the total and the final a gift to mankind”, charged the staff not to live for themselves but to only live for Christ.
He said believers should know that God gave the world Jesus Christ to be born to die to set man free from their sins and destroy satan.
“God from the onset has been offering himself for mankind for them to survive, we should know that He has given us Jesus which is total and the final gift.
“As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ today, we should also know his death and his purpose
“He came to die to set man free from our sin, and destroy satan”.
He therefore, reminded the congregation that Jesus Christ alone is the giver of peace, so all Christians must always strive to know Christ personally to live a new life.