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Welcome to the Gainesville Church! Our church is in Georgia, located about 50 minutes north of Atlanta, GA, with easy access off I-985 (Exit 24). Just head east on Old Cornelia Hwy through Rabbittown and our church is just up the road on the hill. We would love to have you visit with us.
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Message from Pastor Juanfer
As the stones flew, he couldn’t help it but to let a smirk out of his face. His time had come, He finally understood how he could use the gift set he had in order to make His church the best. Paul gathered letters from officials and went on his first tour, one where he hoped to jail and killed many of his enemies.
On his way to fulfilling his call, he literally saw the light! “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.” Things were never the same, one light, one encounter changed a person, changed a church, changed the world. From Saul to Paul, from persecutor to persecuted, from wanting to kill to wanting to save. The moment he encountered Jesus, His life was never the same. From that day on, he studied the prophecies about Jesus, He preached Jesus and eventually was able to died for Jesus.
As he tries to help others grow, Paul writes to the Corinth church and tells them what he thinks is the most important gift to have in church and in society… here’s what this hardened killer that’s met Christ has to say. (I’ve taken out verses so you can read it as one thought)
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 cor 13)
May we come to the same conclusion that Paul did. May we choose love over vengeance, love over conflict, love, love love. Because as we choose love, we choose Christ, for God is love. The choice is simple, Choose Christ and learn to love! (1 John 4:8)
- Pastor Juanfer Monsalve
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