The Deeper Life boss gave the sermon on Saturday.
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Willliam Kumuyi, on Saturday urged Christians expecting God’s reward to emulate Jesus and live as he did.
In a sermon delivered at the Church’s ongoing National Easter Retreat in Lagos, he said only Christians who scarified and suffer the way Christ did should expect to be crowned by God.
In his sermon entitled ”From Crucifixion to Coronation”, he said that, “a life that has been saved from damnation through faith by Christ must be lived for the glory of Christ and not in pursuit of earthly things that are temporary’’.
“Christians who live victorious Christian lives, conquering sins daily, following Christ’s commission to evangelise the world and living as co-heirs with Him, will surely be crowned,” he said.
The Cleric said that identification with Christ and His death on the cross must bring changes in character, in thought and in the expressions of Christians who expect a reward of eternal life with crowns in heaven.
Mr. Kumuyi urged Christians to be obedient to the commandments of God.