Sermon: Let Go and Let God

Pastor David Jackson of the Goodwill Baptist Church of Eastover, SC delivers the sermon from Genesis 50:14-22.

14) And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.  15) And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.  16) And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,  17) So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.  18) And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.  19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?  20) But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.  21) Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.  22) And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

Updated September COVID-19 Testing

We want to share community based information that may help you as you seek to gather more information about the novel coronavirus. Please stick to trusted sites such as the CDC or SC DHEC.

  • Right Direction Church (3506 Broad River Road) has added a free testing clinic at their location on September 20, 21, 23, and 24th from 9AM to 5PM.
  • PRISMA Health has been in the community, holding drive-thru testing clinics (September dates below). One of the notable things about PRISMA’s testing is that anyone can attend; you do not need a doctor’s note, insurance, or to be displaying certain sysmptoms. These are open community testing sites.

However, they are not the only place with free or low-cost COVID-19 testing. You can find a list of places at DHEC’s website by clicking here.

And please remember: 

  • Getting tested will help you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.  
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may be similar to other common illnesses and can vary from person to person and getting tested can let you know for sure if you have the virus.  
  • Some people who are infected may have no symptoms. This means you could spread the virus without even knowing it.  
  • Minority groups and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 

There Is A Time and A Season For Everything

Pastor David Jackson of the Goodwill Baptist Church of Eastover, SC delivers the sermon from Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
15 Whatever is has already been,
    and what will be has been before;
    and God will call the past to account.

KEY POINT(S)

1. Only God has the authority to ordain your time and season.

Only GOD Can Fix What We (You) Are Going Through

Pastor David Jackson of the Goodwill Baptist Church of Eastover, SC delivers the sermon from 2 Chronicles 7: 12-16.

12 the Lord appeared to him at night and said:
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hearfrom heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 
15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 
16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

KEY POINT

1. If we do our part, God will do His part.