Mourners Urged to Make Use of Talents from God

first_imgThe late George GmahActing Senior Pastor, Elder Felix N. Tiepoh, told the family and sympathizers at the funeral of the late George J. Gmah last Saturday to make use of the talents God has given them to ensure that their eternity is secured, even before the end of their lives.Held at the Emmanuel Temple (Independent Pentecostal Church of Christ) in the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Elder Tiepoh reminded the mourners that the deceased cannot be helped by their tears.On the theme, ‘What Have You Done With What God Gave You,’ Elder Tiepoh examined Matthew 25:14-30, where the Bible reports the story of a man who was about to travel abroad that summoned his slaves, and entrusted his belongings to them.Elder Tiepoh said: “He gave five talents to one, two to another, and one to still another, each according to his own ability, and he went abroad.” He explained that the one who received the five talents went and did business with them and gained five more. Likewise, the one who received the two gained two more.“But the slave who received just one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them,” he said, adding that those who made use of what they received were rewarded and the one who did not make use of what he received was described by the Master as “a wicked and sluggish slave.”The scripture, as read by Elder Tiepoh, said: “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundantly. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him, and throw the good-for-nothing slave out into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and the gnashing of his teeth.”Tiepoh encouraged the mourners to ensure that they keep God in their lives. “George Gmah came to church even when he was sick,” he said, “and while your tears cannot help him, we should know that his future is with God.”He told the family to take heart and read Ecclesiastics 12:1-8, emphasizing that they should remember God when they are healthy, before worse days come.Elder Tiepoh also called on his listeners to be each other’s keeper, by sharing what they have with those who lacked them. He said when those who have assisted those who don’t have, “they do it for Jesus Christ,” as quoted in the Scriptures.The late George J. Gmah was born on March 6, 1947 and died after a brief illness at the Redemption Hospital on February 23, 2017. He was 70 years old.Burial took place at the Johnsonville Cemetery, outside Monrovia. Survivors include daughters Ms. Saviour Gmah, Ms. Victoria Gmah, son Theophilus N. Gmah, Jr.; grandson Theophilus N. Gmah, III, and a host of other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Baltimore Area Church News

first_imgRehoboth Light of the World ChurchCamp Rehoboth6707 Dogwood RoadGwynn Oak, Maryland 21207June 25- August 3Ages 5- 12, free breakfast and lunch, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. dailyFor more information: (410) 417-7592Rev. Benjamin Long, Pastor St. Paul Institutional Baptist Church2010 W. North AveBaltimore, Maryland 21217Help Me Fix my Crown, Ladies NightApril 13, 6:30 p.m.Rev. Kobi Robertson, Pastor New Psalmist Baptist Church6020 Marian DriveBaltimore, Maryland 2121543rd Pastoral Anniversary and ConcertApril 15, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon, 5 p.m.Bishop Walter Thomas, Pastor Compiled by Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROApril is here and the seasons are changing.  It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave, but before we know it, the weather will be warmer, and the days longer.  I can’t wait for summer to come around, my favorite time of year.Many of you may be looking for summer camps and fun activities for your little ones.  I have listed a few church sponsored summer camps at the bottom of this list.  If your church is sponsoring a summer camp this year, please send me the information to news@itsjoiful.com.  If you are looking for some fun things to do within the next two weeks, there is plenty to do in our area.  Check out the list below and make sure you save the dates and support the events. Israel Baptist Church1200 N. Washington StreetBaltimore, Maryland 2121340th Pastoral AnniversaryApril 22, 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 6 p.m.Rev. Dr. Harlie Wilson II, Pastor Greater Harvest Baptist Church1611 W. Saratoga St.Baltimore, Maryland 21223Punch and Paint Game and Movie Night with Lady BrownApril 27, 6:30 p.m.Rev. Brent Brown, Pastor The Kingdom Life Church presents:Praise Over Baltimore ConcertFeaturing VaShawn Mitchell, Todd Galberth, and Sharon RoshellApril 27, 6 p.m.The Modell Lyric140 W. Mount Royal AveBaltimore, Maryland 21201Rev. Michael Phillips, Pastorcenter_img Triumph Community Church425 West Monument StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201Girls-N-Pearls Women’s Empowerment EncounterApril 28, 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.Rev. Michael C. Franklin, Pastor Changing Lives Ministries of Baltimore3808 W. Forest Park AveBaltimore, Maryland 21216Women’s Live Conference 2018April 26 , 7 p.m., April 27, 7 p.m.Antoine and Shelley Burton, Pastors First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church618 North Hammonds Ferry RoadLinthicum, Maryland 21090Women’s DayApril 22, 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.Bishop Oscar Brown, Pastor Summer Camps:Ray of Hope Baptist Church Summer Camp3000 Parkside DriveBaltimore, Maryland 21214June- JulyGrades K-6th meals included, before and aftercare availableFor more information: www.rayofhopebaptist.org/summer-campRev. Charles M. Franklin, Pastor Wayland Baptist Church3200 Garrison Blvd.Baltimore, Maryland 21216Spiritual and Health Wellness SeminarApril 21, 12 p.m.–2 p.m.Rev. Dr. Hoffman Brown, III, Pastorlast_img read more