PASTOR'S MONTHLY MESSAge
"The Only Way"
GREETINGS TO ALL,
While many instantly agree that we must serve the Lord in “Spirit and in Truth,” many more are yet to realize that one may serve in spirit and in Lie. For example, many today, like those of years past, have allowed the spirit of divination to seduce them into a hypnotic state of consciousness. The spiritual enemy - Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet will continue to beguile the minds of weak brothers and sisters. Ironically, it is not because the enemy is all powerful, it is because of the lack of desire for the sincere milk of the Word of God. (1 Peter 2:2)
There are what some believe to be, “Deliverance Meetings”. It is explained as a ritual that is supposed to cleanse people from demons and evil spirits. Well, demons are evil spirits and if you can eliminate one, you will have eliminated the other. An astute observer will instantly identify such meetings as being contradictory to truth, i.e. a lie. Yes, any ministry that teaches deliverance by means other than salvation through Jesus Christ, “The Way”, is lying. “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)
We pray that God’s message will continue to flow to the hearts and minds of those who sincerely seek His will. Those who go to man with hopes of achieving victories over the spiritual enemies might consider the words of a renowned demon; “And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” (Acts 19:15, 16) Yes, even the devils believe with great trembling, (James 2:19) and that only because they know Jesus. Anyone attempting to call out the Devil missed an all important message from God, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
If one was successful in the exorcism of a demon, without having been saved, born again, the final state of that person would be worse than the first:
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:43 – 45)
True believers don’t knock on the devil’s door and invite him out. True believers are those who have answered the door and let Christ in, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20) YOU SEE, IF YOU THINK YOU ARE POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL, YOU MIGHT BE, BUT IT’S ONLY BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T INVITED JESUS INTO YOU HEART! Stop, repent, convert and ask Jesus to save you, He will. And that my friends, is, “True Deliverance”!
The Media Ministry has set up an online library of various software applications that are available to all JBC members who desire to increase their knowledge of these applications.
Classes that are currently available include:
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Understanding Office 365
Web Design (Wix), Graphics (Canva) Broadcast Productions (vMix, NDI, Sound Mixing), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Ilustrator, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier)
If you would like to sign up for any of these classes, please contact:
Erma Battle, Media Director
sign up in the Media Office
located at entrance of the Fellowship Hall
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED
Dear Julington Family and Friends:
Our Bible College Fall Session will begin soon. We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back by popular demand our class on Total Evangelism.
The class will convene during our traditional class format at the Church/and online via Teams as follows:
Class will be taught on Sunday afternoons for eight consecutive weeks.
The Online Classes are subject to be taught on an elected day of the week dependent on registrants and teacher agreement. On campus class location TBD by the instructor.
Course Title: JPF 302- Total Evangelism
Instructors: Deacon Richard Stewart and Sister Violetra C. Ward (Online)
Date: September 18th- November 20th
Exclusions: Every 2nd Sunday
Total Evangelism is an integrative class, designed to equip students with an understanding of the realities of introducing believers to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Students will experience the practice of evangelistic outreach.
Registration for class will begin September 4th. If you desire to register or need additional information about class descriptions, materials, and online registration, please contact Sis. Marsher Boyd’s office located in the Administration area.
We are also asking all participants to fol
Help the City Rescue Mission spread hope and joy this up-coming holiday season.
On behalf of the City Rescue Mission, the Deaconess Ministry, and the OutReach Ministry, we will be collecting the
following hygiene items to fill shoe boxes or like-sized boxes from the list below.
BOXES FOR MEN AND WOMEN
● Throw Blanket
● Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss (no mouthwash due to alcohol
● Travel size shampoo/conditioner
● Large bath soap
● Travel size shaving cream
● Disposable razors
● Hand or body lotion
● Small bible (niv)
● Brush and comb
*add a small gift such as earrings, lip gloss, or deck of cards to
make the box really special!
BOXES FOR CHILDREN (Please indicate boy or girl)
● Children’s body wash or soap
● Children’s toothbrush and toothpaste
● Children’s shampoo/conditioner
● Body lotion
● Small book or toy
THE ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE OUTREACH OFFICE
Thank you for sharing with those that are less fortunate. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Proverbs 19:17”
Ruth Gaines, Outreach Director
Due to Covid 19, the Clerk is working an abbreviated work schedule. If you have a need for service from the business office, please contact Sis Boyd to check when she will be present at the church. You may call the church on 268-2344 or email email@example.com