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November l3, 2019 PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Matthew bishop God can restore a nation in a day an a nation be born in one day? I would think that would be a hard thing to do. But for those of us who are younger than 70, we would not remember how Israel became a nation again. Growing up studying the Bible, I never paid much attention to the fact that Jesus lived and died in a place that was part of the Roman Empire. I remember study- ing how Israel only had three kings that ruled over all 12 tribes. After Saul, David, and Pictured is Rev. Matthew Bishop holding the Israel Medal of T962. On the back side is ings to try to take back their land. The Romans ultimately destroyed the temple in Jerusalem and drove out the Jewish people in 70 AD. The Romans had a coin minted to celebrate this victory. One side of the coin has a soldier standing over a weep- ing woman. Ifthat is where the story left off, it would be just like any other story of nations that rose and fell through- out history But this is not like any other story. The Lord told his people in Ezekiel 11 that he would scatter them and later give them back Solomon reigned an image of the Roman coin that celebrated their land, In Isaiah as kings in Israel, the fall of Judah in 70 AD. In the picture is 66:8—10 God told his the nation divided, the side where a woman is holding a new people that he could The two countries babvahile a tree is being planted. do it in one day. that formed from So what did God the divide were do... He kept his Israel to the north and Judah to the south. Both of these countries would begin to sin against God and turn towards false Gods. Only eight of the 20 kings in Judah were considered good, and none of the 19 in the northern kingdom were. The books of the prophets in the Old Testament are letters warning the two nations to turn back to God and ask for forgiveness. These warnings also warn of capture and destruc- tion if they don’t listen. When neither country heeded the warnings, they were both captured and destroyed. Neither of these two countries would ever be a nation again. Or would they? Later the Romans would become the ruling party over the land. The remnant of the Jewish people who lived there would long for a day when they could be a nation again. There would be a few upris- promise. On May 14, 1948, Israel did what no other nation in histroy has done. It became a nation again after being destroyed. The only nation in history... and the Bible said it would... The hard thing about this is how many generations of Jewish people throughout the years lived their whole lives and didn’t see it come about. But God keeps his word. Ifyou are eagerly waiting for God to do something in your life, remember God is Faithful. Be Patient and watch him work Rev. Matthew Bishop is the pastor of Maynard Baptist Church, 1195 Juliette Road, Forsyth. The Pastor’s Corner is spon- sored 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. Rock Springs celebrates Tate’s 3th An nivesa ry Rock Springs Church celebrated Dr. Benny Tate’s 30th Anniversary as Senior Pastor on Sun- day, Nov. 3 at all of the church’s campuses. Under the leadership of Tate, at right, membership has grown from 35 members to over 8,200 members, and countless souls have come to know Christ through God's work at Rock Springs. Rock Springs has seven campuses, including a street ministry outreach, two prison ministries and live-streams its services every Sunday at rock- springslive.com. Page cuuncn CALENDAR Email church calendar news to Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net by Monday at to am. Church information is published free of charge as space permits. Nov. T6 Pine Grove C.M.E. has Fall Gospel Concert Pine Grove C.M.E. Church, 554 Pine Grove Church Road, Culloden will host the Fall Gos- pel Concert on Saturday, Nov. lb at pm. Special guests will be Traveling Tone of Morrow and Evangelist Ross of Butler Local talent and choirs will render a selection. Nov. T7 Greater Friendship Baptist has Men’s Day Pastor Jarrell and the Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 3242 Dames Ferry Road, invite all to fellowship on Sunday, Nov. T7 at 2 pm. at the Annual Men’s Day Celebration. The theme will be "Reviving the Brotherhood" Psalm l33zl. The speaker will be Pastor Jeremy Head of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Senoia. Hopewell UMC has Family Friends Day Hopewell United Method- ist Church, 483 Hopewell Road, Forsyth will celebrate its Annual Family (3 Friends Day on Sunday, Nov. T7 at 2:30 pm. Elder Charlotte Franklin ot Griffin will deliver the mes- sage. Everyone is invited, Nov. T8 25 Dayspiing Presbyterian is Operation Christmas Child drop-off Dayspring Presbyterian Church PCA, lO45 Highway 4lS, Forsyth will serve as the Drop-Off for national collection week of Operation Christmas Child. Collection hours will be Nov. l8-22 from 4-6 pm, Nov. 23 from Q—ll a.m., Nov. 24 from l»3 pm. and Nov. 25 from Q—ll am. Call 478-394-0443 to assist in collection of shoeboxes that will bless children around the world. Nov. 24 Parker’s Chapel A.M.E. has Men 81 Women’s Day All are invited to Parker‘s Chapel A.M.E. Church An- nual Men Women's Day Program on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 pm. The church is at 5744 Highway 83 South, Culloden. The theme 'is “Fifty Men in Black White and Fifty Women in Black with Pearls." Guest speaker will be Rev. 'Claude Franklin, pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Griffin. Regular wor- ship services begin at ll am. on 2nd and 4th Sundays; at l0 am. on every lst Sunday there is an Hour of Power. St. Phillip A.M.E. holds Annual Women’s Day St. Phillip A.M.E., 36 Fort Val- ley Road, Culloden invites ev- eryone to its annual Women's Day Program on Sunday, Nov. 24, at “:30 am. The speaker will be Minister Tonya Walker of Towaliga County Line Baptist Church in Jackson, where Rev. Dr. Ed- die Collier is the pastor. The theme is: “Our Exodus Faith, Hope, Pray, Praise: Women Standing In Prayer PUSH". The colors are black and red, Nov. 28 Forsyth UMC 27th Annual Thanksgiving Meal For the 27th year Forsyth United Methodist Church will host those in need in the community tor a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28 at l2 noon. Special guests wilt be children from the Methodist Children‘s Home in Macon. Volunteers will also deliver meals to the home— bound, disabled and those who are otherwise unable to provide for themselves. Many ' volunteers are needed both in the days before and on Thanksgiving Day to make it happen, including cooks, serv- i ers, delivery drivers and those who will pray. Call Forsyth UMC at 478-994-5706 to volunteer. Those in need may sign up at Forsyth UMC or Circle of Care. Nov. 30 East Juliette Baptist holds ’Raise the Roof’ Festival East Juliette Baptist Church, T83 JH Aldridge DE, Juliette, will hold a "Raise the Root" Festival on Saturday, Nov. 30 from ll am. to pm, Ac- tivities will include a bounce house, games tor children, ' Coke Walk, bonfire, silent auction, face painting and T— shirt sale. There will be a gos— pel singing, and there will be a special guest minister (4-5 pm.) There will be barbecue, Brunswick stew, hamburgers and hot dogs available. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a tun day helping East Juliette Baptists root fund. v Dec. I St. Paul A.M.E. has Annual ChoirAnnwersary Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 57l Rumble Road, Smarr invites everyone to its An- nual Choir Anniversary on Sunday, Dec. l at 2:30 pm. to fellowship and celebrate another year of God‘s Grace and Mercy. Church choirs are invited to render an A&B selection. .\ T 0 o H? r . pa 5 ‘a \ First Baptist Fall Festival had lots of winners T.J. Morgan First Baptist Church Forsyth’s Community Fall Festival on Halloween was latosha Proctor a good time by all, despite a last minute plan to more indoors due to weather! Monroe County Recre- ation Department kindly allowed the festival to take place in the warm gym. As part of the Festival Elizabeth Mobley there were three special prize drawings. The win— ners are: TJ Morgan Yeti Cooler; Latosha Proctor $50 Wal-Mart gift card; Elizabeth Mobley Trac- tor Supply Bucket with $20 gift card. Lee Smith 994- 1666 Mon Fri to 7 ...Unless Playing Golf name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements 26 Brentwood Place - Forsyth 99443483 99476576 1 Rock Springs Academy . students compete at 4-H DPA Rock Springs Christian Academy students competed in the 4-H District Project Achievement Competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. DPA is one of the largest and most exciting, challeng- ing and rewarding programs offered by edge. Competition begins at the school level and advances to district competi- tion at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Pictured, left to right are: front row, _ Lillian Menard (lst Place), Kaleigh Kim-' ' bell (3rd Place) and Sadie Dutton (1st ’ ‘ Georgia 4—H. 4-H’ers choose a project area of interest, research a topic, then write and present an oral presentation to others. Competi- tion is open to students in grades 5 and 6. This process is about hands—on learn- ing, selfvconfidence, and sharing knowl— CHURCH PAGE MADE. 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