2,082 years ago, on September 23, Gaius Octavius was born. You probably know of him as Caesar Augustus, the Emperor of Rome when Christ was born. After his death at the age of 74, he became the first Roman Emperor to be declared a god. He was a “big deal” to the Roman empire and the entire world at that time.
Yet, a god he was not. He lived, died, and will be judged like every other man. But, during his reign, Christ was born. Comparatively, the baby born in a manger to a poor family seemed much less important than the august ruler of the “world.”
One died and will be judged. The other resurrected and is the judge. There is only one Kingdom that will never end. If you are a believer, you are part of that Kingdom.
Whatever the big deal is in your life today, whatever the size of your issue, problem, of fear, remember there is still only one God, and you are his.
Even the “big deals” of this life come to an end.
Keep your eyes on the eternal.
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Pastor Patrick and his wife Heather have dedicated their lives to sharing the transforming power of the Gospel with whomever they encounter. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Reagan and McKinley.
Pastor Conley has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, Bible teacher, principal, and lead pastor. His passion for the Word, inspired communication, and desire to connect people with the Gospel have led to him being a sought after speaker for camp meetings, revivals, conferences, and youth camps. Pastor Conley serves on the Board of Directors for Revival Tabernacle-Malawi. In addition to preaching and teaching, Pastor Conley is also a writer, having worked alongside many church and business leaders. He also hosts the "More Than a Conversation" podcast.
Pastor Conley is the Lead Pastor of Garden Sanctuary Church of God:
Garden Sanctuary Church of God Rock Hill is a multi-generational Pentecostal/Charismatic church located in Rock Hill, SC. Garden Sanctuary’s purpose and intention is to be a place for you to GROW. Garden Sanctuary desires to see you grow in your relationship with God, to grow in your relationship with others, and to grow in every area of your life as a disciple of Christ. At Garden Sanctuary Rock Hill, we believe every individual is important regardless of age or race, and we strive to be a place where everyone is accepted and belongs. Garden Sanctuary is a church focused on salvation, discipleship, community, and prayer. Garden Sanctuary Church of God exists to prepare people to connect, grow, and serve - God - Church - Community. The Garden Sanctuary Church of God is a community of believers in the city of Rock Hill that has been established for over 100 years. Rich in tradition and heritage, we have consistently been a safe-haven in our community and city. In 1915 our church began with a few tent poles and several spirit-filled believers who desired more of God in their lives. With those humble beginnings, God began doing a special and unique work in Rock Hill. The Holy Spirit changed lives, relationships were made, and Garden Sanctuary Church of God was born. While many things have come and gone in Rock Hill over the last 100 years, Garden Sanctuary Church of God has become a fixture in the community. We have become a church strong in number, impact, and faith. We have moved beyond those tent poles to modern facilities, but our heartfelt desire for more of God remains unchanged. If you are looking for a church family in Rock Hill, SC, whether you have a Pentecostal background or not, we would love to have you join us at Garden Sanctuary Church of God. Garden Sanctuary Church of God is located at 831 Cedar St in Rock Hill SC.
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