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October lb, 20l9 Spotlight on Ehurche PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev.l\laihan Jackson Let God do the saving; it’s just your job to go where he sends you ere is God calling you to share the Gospel? Jonah was called to share the Gospel with Nineveh, and to understand the significance of his calling, a little histori— cal background would be helpful. We know from Jonah 3:3 that “Nineveh was an, exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth.” Nineveh was so large that the author chose to employ the word “exceedingly” in his description, as well as give us the dimensions of its layout. Historians estimate that Nineveh could have been populated with up to 150,000 residents, and during that time, any city with more than 100,000 was a huge metropolis. Nineveh was also an integral political, social and economic hub within the As— syrian Empire, and where there’s money and people and power, you’re bound to encounter the most deplorable acts of wickedness (Jonah 1:2, 3:8). You get the picture. Nineveh was a place that seemed impossible to evangelize. Too many. Too big. Too wicked. No wonder Jonah ran! And here’s another question I’ve always had: in a world without cars or digital communication, how could one person logistically share a message with all the residents? Well, there’s something fundamen- tally wrong with my thought process and Jonah’s thinking: we’re asking with doubt how one insignificant man can reach such a large city when instead we should be asking with expectation; when will our awesome God accomplish such an insig- nificant task like revival in Nineveh? Rev. Nathan Jackson Whenever we do that, of course we’re going to be afraid! Jonah calculated the population, the mileage, and his personal standard of communication, and when he crunched the numbers, the results were scary enough to run halfway around the world! But here’s what Jonah should have done: he should have measured the infinite power of God against the infinitesimal city of Nineveh. Here’s the principle that I want you to take away today: our job is not to accomplish the task; our job is to go. Let God do the saving. It’s your job to do the going. You will never be able to accom- plish the task of saving someone. You can’t turn a heart. You can’t create be— lief. You can’t replace sinful rebellion with joyful submission. Tliose are acts of divine intervention. But you can introduce them to the Divine. When you live under the banner of “Sal- vation belongs to the Lord!” (Jonah 2:9), the scary burden of evangelism comes off your shoulders. You’re free to be a messen- ger only, not a savior. But you have to stop calculating and start going. TODAY who can you introduce to Jesus Christ? When Jonah finally put down his salva— tion calculator and went, leaving the task in the hands of God, what did the Lord do? He wasfaithful to his promise “And the people of Nineveh believed God” (v. 5) Nathan Jackson is the Pastor to Students at New Providence Baptist Church, 2560 Highway 41, Smarr. The Pastor’s Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a. m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 417 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. Birthdays 8: Anniversaries 0d. Blaine Williams Abbie Davis Paul Monica 0“. Barkley Melissa Mathis Dawson Daniel Oct. 17 0d. 20 Stan Jenkins Kevin Williams Phil Ham 0“. 22 0d. 23 Drew Grant John T. Howard H Theresa Daniel - This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. 0 Children's birthday notices through age l2 and birth announcements are published tree of charge tor the community. Email Diane Glidewell at news© with intormation and picture. Pastor Jeff Holcomb ot Living Word Communi- ty Church is pictured with his wife, Dana and , their tour daugh- ters, ages ll, 9, 9 and 3. cliliiiiii i *‘ Page 5C Email church! calendar news to Diane GlideWell at news@mymcr.nei by Monday all ll; 10 am. Church information is published free of charge as space permits, ‘ ' Oct. 19 Easuuaeiie Baptist holds‘naise the M7 Festival East Juliette Baptist Church, l83 ,ll'l Aldridge Dr. Juliette. will hold a "Raisethe Root" Festival on Saturday; Oct. 19 from. it amta'S-pm, Ac- tivities will include a gospel singing. auction {23 pm). lace painting, T~shiri sale and a special guest minister from 4-5 pm.) Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a fun day helping East Juliette Baptists root lurid. Oct. 22 iiigiiraiis First Baptist has Blood, An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at First Baptist Church High Falls, 4408 High Falls Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2- pm in the Fellowship Hall. For an appointment log on to redcrossbloodorg and enter sponsor code: tbhighlalls. To expedite your donation, log on to redcrossbloodorg/ / rapldpass to complete your health history prior to your arrival. V WSeminar ~ Forsyth New Lite Mission 0 ~Sevenil'iday Adventists will present a Financial Seminar ‘ on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 - pm. at Monroe County ‘ l brary, 62 Main Street. Forsyth. Learn about doing compariwnishooplng. using coupons, avoiding impulse purchases, buying itemson, i sale} carpooling or other ', transportation options, eating, at home and more. for regis- . tration and more information. call 404—322—5683. ’ Oct. 23—27 ApostolicChurdiof . " ‘ProrniseiiostsMiddle ‘ Georgia Ministerial Council The Apostolic Church of Promise invites everyone to the 3rd Annual Middle A Georgia Ministerial Coon» cil Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 23-27 at Powerhouse ACO? 3659 Brown’lee Rodd. Forsyth. Sessions will be held at l0 am: and pm. Wednesday Saturday) and at ll am. on Sunday. It you desire to learn more about God's Word and to experi- once a mighty move at God. plan to attend. Bishop Robert H. Jackson is the Presiding Bishop and Host Pastor. By Diane Glidewell news©mymcrnet Living Word Community Church is opening in Monroe County on Sunday, Oct. 27 . Pastor Jeff Holcomb is eager for the congregation to become involved in its new community. He said many of the members, which presently number around 50, already live in the general area of Monroe County although the church now meets in Jonesboro. The church will meet at 1278 Juliette Road, Forsyth, the facility where the For— syth Rock Springs Church has been meet- ing. Services will include Sunday School at 10 am, Sunday Morning Service at 11 am. and Wednesday night Bible study at 7 pm. Oct. 22-24 , Ramah Baptist' has Fall Ramah Primitive list Church, 1274 Pamela Church raga, smears, a Meeflng iSITuédeflburSday' ’ modeled-kitchen; Dinner Oct. 22-24. Elder use {Price will be the guest minister: Ser- vices begin on Tuesday and Wednesday at pm. A covered dish supper will be served on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 pm. and the service will “ begin at 7:30 pm. Everyone is Invited. Elder Kurt Bacon, Pastor. Oct. 26 . ; Jammin’foriesm' Tessie Hall Baptist Church, 320 Boxankle Road, Forsyth will present its Annual Jam- min' for Jesus. Mega Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 pm. There will be Voices ot Praise, liturgical dance, dynamic speakers, praise and worship. All are invited to worship God for all He has done at this l5th year cel- ebration. Free admission. Pas— tor TO. Spins. Minister Lesia Atwater, Chairperson; Mable Bentley, 478446236557. ‘ v Samaritans St. Paul AMEpresent Cominumty , Sixth Episcopal District Sons of Allen Saint Paul AME. Church will present "New Beginning Workshop" on Sat- urday, Oct. 20 from l0 a.m.'2 pm. at TSO East Residing Road, Juliette. Topics'covered and. presenters will include prostate health, agriculture,’ »'insurance. special education advocate, Monroe. Coonty Sheriff's Department, healthy alternatives, lurid raisingdr wealth building. For more intermation, contact 5th Smith at 478-365-5074. fimeeCMj holds madam Awamnessevent Pine 'Grove-JCLME. Church. 554 Pine Grove Church I Rd, Cullodein will hold its . ., lst Annual'Breast Cancer , Awareness Paint 8. Peaches saturday, Oct. 26llrom 34b " p.m.,The $20 per person tee ‘ includes canvas, paint and ‘ food. Registration is required by Oct. 2i. Contact Latanya Perkins- Chaney at 478-3l8' 2444 or Terrica Zellner at l478l957-9687. ForsythltMC has dinner “an 042:3: ' : i. fall on p 1' Nov. 2 from Ml p.m."lh‘er’e ‘ 3‘? ’ will be lots of tun things to Forsyth United Method ist Church, 68 W. lohnston St. will have an evening of food, fellowship, and music with The Eclectic Jazz Band I on Saturday, Get. 26. Head w» some favorite songs With» a . p iazz touch undo highland,” sound and celebrate "the, , . debut at Forsyth UMC-‘srer I 1" pm! $l5" pertickei. Can a . the church at 478—9943531193 for reservations. Oct. 26-27 lian . I . Communitythiirdiiias. Pa simian aunc Weekend at Living , ._ Word Community Church. ‘ 1278 Juliette Rd, torsyth ,. i will be Saturday. Oct. 26. v Festivities will begin athpm. with music, food, inflatable I; slide and yard‘game'sl At It ,, %' pin. there will he often tent concert featuring the Danie» mats; All orewel‘come; On Sunday the Launch service will be at ll am; with uplitt~ ’ ing music, exciting preaching ' and programs for children ' ages K-5. Mares! earn, . has Julietteiieodmli have. its Annual Maynard Fest on ( ’- Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3-6 pm. There will be games. . load and bdlseditems tor . sale. All activities, except the bake sale, will be donation only. Allagasoreinvitedto 5 attend. Wednesday. Oct. , 30, Maynard 'lfzaotlst-Will / - Mount ZionBaptist Church, 7035 loyal] Road. Bolingbroke will have a Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from .. 57 pm. All arelrivited. I e s u nigh foils mites] everyone to to do from cake walks to face painting, games galore. eornhole and bounce house, rallies and a country store. hayrides. and hotdogs. Every~ . one is invited to come for an ' alternoon of lunl ' Living Word Community Church is coming to Juliette Road ters, an 11-year-old, nine-year—old twins and a three—year-old. His parents, Terry and Debra Holcomb, live in Lamar County. Holcomb also works full time for Delta Airlines as a program manager. He said that Living Word Community Church is a non-Denominational church that seeks to love God and love His chil- dren while serving God and serving His children. The church includes a number of families with children, and Holcomb looks forward to the youth group growing services.” in Monroe County. “We have a heart for families and children,” he said. “We’ll have children’s Launch weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. Festivities will begin on Saturday with a launch party beginning at 2 pm. with food, inflatables, music, and games. The fun will continue at 4 pm. with a free tent concert featuring the Diplomats Quartet. Launch Sunday will begin at 10 am. for Sunday school and 11 am. for service. All are welcome and invited. For more information, contact Pastor Jeff at 678-561—2884 or visit the church on Facebook. Holcomb serves the church as pastor with his wife, Dana. He served the church as associate pastor for six years before becoming senior pastor when the senior pastor retired eight months ago. 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