The Church of Pentecost (COP), Great Commission Assembly in the Ashaiman Area, on Sunday dedicated its auditorium with a call on Christians to continue to serve in the house of God.
Prophet David Kankam Beditor, the Ashaiman Area Head of COP, preaching on the topic: “Emulate the Good Deeds,” said service to mankind and dedication to the things of God should be paramount to Christians of today just like the biblical Martha.
Prophet Beditor said it was worrying that some Christians take a backward stand when they were reprimanded or offended by others in the church.
He reminded Christians that whatever they do, people would complain, therefore, their focus must rather be on the service to God instead of seeking to please people with their actions and inactions.
“Christians should have the spirit of service to God and mankind, don’t do so for fame or favour,” he said.
He added that it was becoming worrying in recent times that some Christians wanted to be paid for services they render in the church instead of emulating the good works of the earlier Christians.
He added that Christians must understand that whatever they do for God they would receive the needed blessings.
Prophet Beditor, using John 12:1 to 10 for the homily, urged the congregants to emulate Mary, by honouring, and showing love to one another while they were alive instead of spending so much when they die.
“When you die they will paint your house, give you a bed you have never slept on before, among other things, but when alive you won’t get any help when in need, such behaviours are a waste, do good to people before they pass away,” he added.
Deaconess Harriet Owusu-Banie, a member of the Fund Raising and Building Committee of the Church, said the Great Commission Assembly was established on Sunday, October 17, 2004, after a three-day District witness movement rally.
She said it was established to serve members from Central, Freetown, and Bethlehem Assemblies, who were living quite far, and aimed at bringing the church closer to the people.
She added that the service started in an interim structure with 66 members after which land was acquired and sod cut in 2009 for the construction of the auditorium.