Church kicks new year off with inspirational sermons

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Many people start the new year off with a resolution  to jump start the year with something positive.  Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church decided on a different approach by deciding to provide sermons to set people on the right path to begin 2018.

The “Get Powered Up”series of sermons began on Jan. 1 and ran through the entire week, ending on the 5th.  Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. of Center Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Tobaccoville, N.C., delivered the sermon last Thursday.

Scott began his message with Psalm 23.  He spoke about how everyone goes through tough times but if you follow Christ, he will bring you through.  He went on to talk about how “your current situation is not your final destination.”

“No matter what we are dealing with, with God on our side, we can make it through,” Scott said of what he wanted everyone to take from his sermon. 

He says his hope is that those who listened to the sermons throughout the week will apply those messages to their lives by having a positive outlook even while being faced with adversity. 

The Get Powered Up series was the brainchild of the Rev. Dr. George C. Banks, senior pastor of Goler Memorial.  Banks felt it would be good to “spiritually feed” people with reviving sermons to start their year off.

“Years ago, my predecessor used to do 21 days of sermons and we had discontinued that but we prayed about it and we decided it would be good to start off the new year getting people powered up and prepared for the new year,” said Banks.

“We pray that they will get a sense that God is with them and that will impact their thought process and their behavior throughout the year,” he continued.  “If they get that at the beginning of the year, then hopefully it will continue to be reinforced throughout the year by keeping God first.”

Closing out the week was pastor Joshua Holmes, who was in attendance Thursday night.  He stated he would touch on the story of David and the cave of Adullam and how God can take negative situations in your life and turn them around for the positive.

“I think these sermons will boost everyone’s confidence because once you learn that whatever you go through, God has the ability to take you through it and while he is doing that he is strengthening you in the process,” Holmes said. 

Michael Frencher Jr., Montana So and Stephen L. Williams were the other speakers featured throughout the week.

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