“Get Rid Of Vices in Your Hearts” – Ven. Dr Onyeka Egwuonwu


By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka

The Vicar, Church of The Holy Spirit Awka, Venerable Dr Onyeka Egwuonwu has enjoined Christians to get rid of unwholesome attitudes and vices from their hearts if they profess Jesus Christ as their lord and personal saviour.

Ven. Dr. Egwuonwu stated this during 2nd June, 2024 Holy Communion Sunday service at the Church of The Holy Spirit Awka to welcome newly confirmed and those admitted into Girls and Mkthers union.

He encouraged Christians not to habour vices particularly malice, lies, greed and pretensions in their hearts as these vices are destructive. He urged those habouring sadism in their hearts to let go by embracing the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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Ven. Dr. Egwuonwu who is also the Chaplain, Paul University, Awka and Archdeacon, CHS Archdeaconry warned against allowing vices to grow in the hearts of Christians and appealed to them to embrace the virtues of the Holy Spirit always against all odds, as it’s sign of growing in Jesus Christ.

He further encouraged Christians to flee from evil and temptation by not allowing their hearts burdened with evil and selfish thoughts as well as impurities, even as he noted that timing is important in worshipping God, as it enables one to be at alert not to allow Satan strike when one is unprepared.
Speaking on the theme: “The Spirit filled Believer” , Ven Dr Egwuonwu appealed to Christians to allow their hearts be filled with the holy spirit. He insisted a believer must not necessarily be noisy but calm and confident because of the spirit filled life.

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Meanwhile, the activities marking the Anglican Youth Fellowship, AYF, has begun with evening praises on Sunday, play and win on Monday , Career roundtable on
Tuesday, mid week prayer on Wednesday, rural Evangelism to Efulu, Ugwuoba, Oji River local government area of Enugu State but in Awka Anglican Diocese and Gala night on Friday as well as dinner night on Saturday. Sunday 9th June is the Youth Sunday proper.

Resource persons to speak to the youths included Mr Nnaemeka Ndibe, aka Mantissa, Engr and Mrs Chuddy Egemba, Rev. Engr Chijioke Anaemena ,LayReader Kingsly Ogunta, and Mr and Mrs Onyeka Ego to mention but a few.

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According to the Youth Leader, Church of The Holy Spirit Awka, Bro Chima Nwankwo the 2024 Youth week of the church is activity filled. Bro Frank Nnamani is the Chairman Planning Committee and Reverend Augustine Otiji is the Parish Youth Coordinator.
This Sunday 9th June, 2024 also, the Deputy Comptroller of Awka Correctional Center , Reverend Solomon Ubah will be officially ending his worship with the Church of The Holy Spirit Awka sequel to his retirement from service.

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