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ACK Diocese of Kirinyaga Mission Day Emphasizes Renewal and Recommissioning

Today, June 8th 2024, The ACK Diocese of Kirinyaga held its Mission Day at ACK St. Paul’s Church in Kutus, presided over by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Kibucwa. The event, hosted by Rev. Joseph Mithamo and featuring a sermon by Rev’d January Mbai Kimuli, focused on the theme of “The Call for Renewal and Recommissioning.”

Key Sermon Highlights:


  • Mission work began in Genesis 3 after the fall of man, with God continually working to redeem humanity.
  • God sent Jesus Christ as the ultimate mediator and sacrifice for mankind’s redemption.
  • Jesus commissioned His disciples to continue the mission work (Matthew 28).

Biblical Foundations:

  • Isaiah 61:1-11: Calls Christians to preach good news, heal the broken-hearted, set captives free, and proclaim the year of the Lord.
  • 2 Timothy 4:1-4: Stresses the importance of preaching the Word and being prepared in season and out of season.
  • Luke 10:10-23: Highlights the joy and challenges of the mission field.

Call to Action:

  • Christians are standing on the foundation laid by great missionaries before them. They are urged to carry on the mission work with dedication and integrity.
  • Mission work is not about personal gain but about serving God and His people selflessly.
  • Rev’d January Mbai Kimuli warned against the dangers of complacency, competition for recognition, and misuse of God’s Word for personal gain.

Understanding the Divine Calling:

  1. Avoiding Abuse of the Call: God’s Word should not be used to abuse others or for personal gain. Freely received, it should be freely given (Matthew 20:20-28).
  2. Commitment to the Mission: Like the disciples, Christians should not return to their old ways but remain committed to their divine calling.
  3. Embracing God’s Compassion: Missionaries should not wish for sinners to be punished but pray for their repentance, avoiding the attitude of Jonah (Jonah 4:1-7).
  4. Avoiding Competition: True greatness in God’s kingdom comes from serving others (Mark 9:35). Prayer is crucial for seeking favor and making an impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • God seeks diligent servants who will faithfully serve Him to the end (Hebrews 11:6).
  • God’s strength is made perfect in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 8:10).
  • Blessed are those found working when the Master returns. It’s not about who we are, but about the great God we serve.

Rev’d January Mbai Kimuli emphasized that the path to greatness lies in servanthood, humility, and unwavering dedication to God’s mission. The day’s message was a call for Christians to renew their commitment and be recommissioned for the work ahead, ensuring their lives reflect the mission and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Event Details:

  • Presided by: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Kibucwa
  • Host: Rev. Joseph Mithamo
  • Preacher: Rev’d January Mbai Kimuli
  • Readings: Isaiah 61:1-11, 2 Timothy 4:1-4, Luke 10:10-23
  • Theme: The Call for Renewal and Recommissioning

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Correspondent: ACK Kirinyaga Diocese

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