Yuletide: Emulate Jesus Christ, Pastor Olatunji admonishes as Education District VI organises Christmas Carol
By Edith Igbokwe
Guests at the Carol
Pastor Mrs. Adesola Olatunji has admonished Nigerians to emulate Jesus Christ in their doings to create a peaceful co-existence and better country.
She said this while giving lesson at a Christmas Carol organised by the Lagos State Government Education District VI to mark 2018 festival of Christmas in Oshodi recently.
In her lecture which centered on the reason for the season, Olatunji noted that Jesus Christ came to remove chaos and give peace hence, the appellate ‘Prince of Peace’ Whom man must reverence.
The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary (TG/PS) Education District VI, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onadipe reverenced God Almighty for lives sustained during her welcome address, as she appreciated her colleagues who have been diligent in service all through the year, praying that their reward would not be taken away.
TG/PS Education District VI, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onadipe
And to the students she said, “To attain heights is doable if only you listen to your teachers and make do with their instructions, your steps would be guided.”
She, however, reminded nation builders to be mindful of the purpose of Christ’s birth and never to be carried away with eating and drinking while celebrating Christmas.
The service began with carol of nine lessons with the first lesson tagged ‘The Temptation and Fall of Man’, taken from the Holy Book of Genesis 3:1-24 and delivered by the TG/PS.
The second and third lessons – ‘A Child is Born unto Us’ and ‘The Birth of Jesus’ were given by Mr. Olukoya A. O. and Mr. Aina S. O. respectively.
Other lessons follow suit from fourth to ninth all revolved around the birth of Jesus, wise men visitation and the great commission which is to make disciples of all nations.
While the aspect of Carole rendition was well presented by the district choral group, coupled with the displayed skills of violin by Olasunkanmi Omotosho, student of Saint Joseph Grammar School.