In 1827 and 1828, there was a huge revival that swept across Georgia. This revival was so great that church attendance in Georgia doubled between 1825 and 1830. Perhaps the most amazing story from this revival happened right here in Newton County.
In 1827, literally every person in the town of Newborn was converted. This is the only time that an entire town was saved at one time, since the time that Jonah went to Nineveh. I am not sure of the town's previous name, but this revival was so momentous that it sparks the name change to "New-Born," as everyone in the town was "born again."
This is just one of the many great stories of the hand of God at work in our area. Since 1827, countless others have been saved from their sin and converted to life in Christ through the work of our churches and the power of the Holy Spirit.
My hope and prayer is that God would do this kind of monumental, name-changing work again. I pray that He would unite our churches, focus on Christ, and stir the hearts of believers to believe in Him for great things.
So I want to ask you, have you really ever trusted the Lord for something great? Have you every prayed that God would send revival to your church and our community? I want to ask you to join me in these prayers and let's just see what God does.
May your spiritual life grow strong. May your church fall deeply in love with Jesus. May our community be changed by the power of God, and this for the glory of Christ in all the Earth.
Jason Dees is senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Covington. He can be reached at 770-786-9031 or www.firstbaptistcovington.com or www.facebook.com/jasondees.