Casely Essamuah and Angela Wakhweya-Essamuah TEDS Chapel
A Sermon on Mark 14:1-11
Dr. Casely Essamuah asks, “Why are you here? What do you need? What do you want God to say to you?” He recognizes that most Christians want to be free from sin, to be all that God would have us to be. For an example, Essamuah turns to the woman in Mark 14 who anoints Jesus feet with spikenard and wipes them with her hair. She dared to come, dared to give up her self-consciousness. He challenges Christians to follow her example, especially with regard to the global poor. He reminds us that she was merely responding to God’s love with which he first loved us. Will we be free to respond similarly?
Casely Essamuah is the Global Missions and Compassionate Outreach Pastor at the Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, Maryland. Originally from Ghana, he is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church Ghana. He received his Th.D. from the School of Theology at Boston University in 2003. He was recently editor of Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora, a book in honor of Trinity’s Dr. Tite Tiénou (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2014). His current research interests include contextualization, over-contextualization, African Christianity, and reverse missions of the majority (or, non-western) world to the western world.