November 5, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

It’s Time to Get Up and Try Again (Proverbs 24:16)

Hello from Burgin Baptist Church. We enjoy worshiping our Lord and Savior together, and today was another wonderful time of praise! Special thanks goes to Kelly and Terry Wasson who blessed us with special music. Beckie Underwood shared her testimony about her walk with God. Pastor Carl McCray taught from Proverbs 24:16 – “It’s time to get up and try again because.” I pray you choose to read the rest of this post and watch the video.

Good News Testimony by Beckie Underwood

A believer from the young age of eight, Beckie Underwood felt she had led an easy, problem-free life. After reflection, she noted, like others, she too had experienced hardships over the course of her life – miscarriage, postpartum depression, financial struggles – to name a few. However, she contributes her peace and contentment to the Lord. God has been carrying her burdens and showering her with blessings. Are you searching for peace and contentment? Jesus is just a prayer away!

Message from Pastor Carl McCray

It’s a choice – if we get up or give up. Brother Carl taught from Proverbs 24:16 NIV which tells us, “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” It’s time to get up and try again. Why?

  1. God believes in you. God has invested in you and He expects you to keep putting your net in the water. If you don’t, God can’t give you the victory. 
  2. God expects you to. It’s a matter of faith and obedience. When we fail and we get up and try again, we are telling God that we have faith in Him. God has great plans for you!
  3. The world needs you to. If you keep trying, you eventually will make it. Then your life will become a symbol to those who are struggling, and you will be an inspiration to others. God sees the impact you can have with others. God sees your potential.

Don’t let failure define your life. God is faithful and rewards persistence. It’s time to try again. It’s your choice.