Oak Grove Baptist Church

Striving to become the church of choice for this generation.

September 9, 2020

Pastor Poleon L. Griffin

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Jackson, Ga. 30233


Subject: Oak Grove Baptist Church: "New" Audio/Visual Conferencing Software


Greeting!

This is pastor Poleon L. Griffin from Oak Grove Baptist. In response to the poor and unacceptable conferencing presentation last Sunday I offer my apologies. Last Sunday we experienced some issues beyond our control such as: people in different meeting rooms and could not hear, presenters’ presentations audio fading, constant conferencing application dropouts and the inability to Live Stream on Facebook. All of this was frustrating to me and I can only imagine how many of you felt.

I am pleased to introduce a "NEW" Conferencing Application from Cisco Called WebEx. Perhaps some of you are familiar with this Conferencing Application and know that it is one of the Top Leading Conferencing Applications in the world. It is widely used in Corporate America, Government, Military, and Academic institutions. As result I am please to present it to the Oak Grove Family and our Social Media Audience. I am confident Cisco WebEx will meet the level of quality this ministry and patrons deserve.

In the interim, practice logging in as soon and as often as you can and if you have difficulty give us a call. During your practice you can only reach the WebEx Conferencing Site, but you cannot enter unless an active meeting is in progress.

Below you will find all the information needed to join us on:

  • Tuesday's at 7:30 PM Bible Study
  • Thursday at 7:00 PM  Intercessory Prayer
  • Sundays 9:45 AM Sunday School
  • Sunday 11:00 AM Worship

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 126 071 2937

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Join by Smart Phone of PC by clicking the link below.

https://reverendpoleonlgriffin.my.webex.com/join/ogbc

Thanks in advance for everyone’s patience and persistence in this matter.

In the words of the Apostle Paul:

  • 2Co 4:8-10 KJV  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  (9)  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  (10)  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Sincerely,

Pastor Poleon L. Griffin

A Word of Encouragement.


As we look at where we are today as a nation, we find ourselves in a strange and yet a familiar place. We thought our demons of the past were slain only to have them resurface in the present. We even though for a moment that our children both black and white would only read about racism in the books of history and now they get to see racism, bigotry, and indifference firsthand.

It has been said that those who forget the past will repeat it. Maybe, for a moment we forgot! And that is what I want to speak about because there are somethings we must remember. 


We must remember:

1. There is redemption in suffering.

2. There is exaltation in humility.

3. There is reaping in sowing.

We must remember our teachings, in suffering, in humiliation and in just plain mistreatment. We must remember these teachings because it is those teachings that brought us where we are today.

I have learned that at the end of the day reciprocation such as; an eye for eye and tooth for tooth leaves all of us blind and toothless.


Jesus said: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." Simply put; Good things come to those who wait and endure. As I travel across the South where Antebellum once ruled and was admired, I see broken and empty homes and communities all but forgotten. Their season has come and gone which is a reminder that: “tough times don't last, but tough people do.”

So, do not give in to hate, bitterness and strife which only adds fuel to the fire. This is the season for spiritual toughness. So, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and put the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD which is the only way we can STAND. If, we do that, then we as a nation shall overcome.

Our prayers and well wishes go out to the family and to all that mourn the passing of civil rights leader and U.S. 

Congressman John R. Lewis!

John Robert Lewis Born February 21, 1940 and passed away July 17, 2020. John Lewis was An American Civil Rights Leader And Politician. A Member Of The Democratic Party, He Was The Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020 and the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.


(2Ti 4:7)  

I have fought a good fight, 

I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Due to Covid 19 

Our physical church services are suspended until further notice.


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Let us Do Our Part To Slow The Spread.


Remember The Three W’s


Wear Your Mask

Wash Your Hands

Watch Your Distance