Jubilee - Over forty-five years ago, Maze Jackson and Ralph Sexton Sr. met to talk about the Jubilee. The discussion centered on the need for God’s people to come together for spiritual renewal but also included the sad truth that the church in Georgia couldn’t host future meetings.
In 1969, Trinity Baptist Church made the commitment to minister to other churches as well as to our own church family, knowing that the act of service, the act of sacrifice, and the ministry to others is the Heart of God.
Church family, you have been faithful to pray, to work, and to give. We have prayed and planned together. Today, we start serving others together! That is how the Jubilee continues again this year!
Now your individual ministry becomes more important than ever. For each of us, faithful attendance this week is a vote for the future. Will another group of believers be encouraged? Will a pastor and his wife find strength and “fresh oil” to continue in the ministry? Will a hurting or discouraged Christian hear a message of hope? Will a teenager hear a song or meet a Christian friend that will turn their life to Jesus?
We can touch the heart of God – ministry is the heart of God! We were saved to serve so that people can see Jesus in our lives. As we are faithful in attendance, serving, loving a crying baby, parking a car, singing in the choir, working in the kitchen, monitoring a camera, or shaking the hand of a visitor and saying, ”Welcome Home,” we are serving!
You are loved and I am very thankful for your hard work and service to our Lord!