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“God’s Service Needs Humility” …Bishop Gbamokollie Cautions Believers

By S. Siapha Mulbah
The senior pastor of the Saving Grace Temple “The Throne of God Mission in Liberia,” Bishop Sunday Gbamokollie, has asserted that service to God is a dedicated task that needs humility to be shown to the people around you.
He said it is key to have those claiming to bear the most powerful religious titles understanding that the mission of God is to have dreams and aspirations of evangelism and other religious responsibilities connected to transforming the lives of the people in the communities and imparting them to find a space in the church environment.
Bishop Gbamokollie, however, sees it disappointing to have big-name clerics masquerading under the ambiance of the gospel but setting the toughest protocols in meeting the lost souls that are expected to be revived from the world for the purpose of God’s ministry.
According to him, the question that should be answered, by a servant of God and other successful people in Liberia and other parts of the world, has to do with the impact they have made on the next generation with their success stories, to set the pace for others to succeed on their legacy.
He urged his fellow pastors and other leaders to lead by example so that the young people in the service congregations and working environment can see it fitting to embark on desiring said offices predicated upon the basis they have seen from their leaders. “This is what Jesus did everywhere he went,” he said.
“We have bishops, apostles and many other people that carry the titles, but when their cars are parked, members don’t dare go around them, with people guarding them. Many of us here are only carrying these titles but God’s presence has left us because of our deeds,” he added.
The clergyman’s statements came a day after he was honored by the Journalistic Bureau of investigation as the ‘Clergyman of Year 2023’ at the church’s edifice in Monrovia.
Receiving the honor with joy, the bishop called on other Liberian clergies to register at the back of their minds that the work done in the various ministries are monitored by the community, as God intends to reward those who faithfully dedicate their service to him.
“The bible says by their fruit we shall know them, which is a basic thing to understand as a believer and member of any church. So let your work shine as a light that God will be glorified, and make the kingdom work achieve success,” he noted.
The over 30 years preacher also encouraged young people to be patient, humble, and obedient in whatever space they are called to serve, be it in the church or elsewhere. According to him, the key to growing as a youth from birth upward is knowing that ‘God is the first, God is the Last’.
However, Bishop Sunday Gbamokollie explained that there are many challenges that the work of God is concerned with in Liberia, especially in the rural areas, and the responsibility of mission churches is to have passion to have solutions for some of these problems.
He named the lack of quality and well-equipped schools, hospitals that are basic necessities, as well as safe drinking water for the people, as he and other religious leaders seek to expand their various churches there, about to transform and impact the people who appear to be outcasts because of the areas they find themselves.
“One of our visions is mainly centered on the orphans. These people are forgotten and God has made us to understand that the church is responsible for them, so it is our prayer that God continues to give us the opportunity to meet their needs in whatever way we can as a ministry,” he added.

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