January 14, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
Faith and Adventure: Living Under the Influence (Acts 8:14-17)
God responds to faith. When we walk by faith, it is and will be a great adventure! God does the impossible and He can do the miraculous in and through us. The Spirit-filled life is not intended to be an option. It is an essential part of following the Lord. We need to experience the filling of the Holy Spirit if we desire to push back the darkness, if we want to make a difference in the Kingdom, blaze a path for others to follow, and impact our community and others around us. We need to be filled with God’s Holy Spirit.
What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Being filled means…
- He’s getting more of you. There’s no off limits!
- You’re’ living under the influence.
- It’s an ongoing experience.
God’s plan is for His people to receive Him and surrender to Him every day. Does the Holy Spirit have control? Maybe it’s time to get serious and ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Ask the Lord to fill you – to rule and to reign every portion of your life.
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 RSV
January 7, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
Faith and Adventure: Following Jesus 365
There is a God. God loves you very much and He is good to us! God desires for you and I to know Him, to make contact with Him and to remain in contact with Him. God wants us to understand Him in a more powerful, personal, and dynamic way than we did in 2017. We all need to have a consuming passion to know Jesus more (more than just head knowledge). It’s about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you know Jesus? Are you following Jesus 365? Let’s get to know Him better this year!
Challenges for the new year:
- Begin the new year with a commitment to reconnect with the King.
- Read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
- Watch movies about Jesus’ life
- Take advantage of your spiritual opportunities (Sunday School, small group Bible study, etc.)
- Follow Jesus’ example
Watch the video and be blessed!
Burgin Baptist Church
December 31, 2017 New Year’s Eve Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
Can 2018 be a happy new year? (Philippians 3:12-14 NIV)
As you look toward 2018, do you have a feeling of enthusiasm or excitement about what God can do? Or are you filled with dread, worried that 2018 might be worse than last year? Our attitude and our reactions to what happens in our lives will determine if we live this year in victory or defeat. The Apostle Paul never let the circumstances he faced get him down. With God, he was determined to live a life that would bring victory to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, can 2018 be a blessed and happy new year? It can be if we will do some simple things that Paul was doing.
December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
Waiting on Christmas (Luke 2:22-38)
Join Burgin Baptist Church and worship the Risen Lord with us! Today, Missy Bradford shared her testimony, the Burgin Baptist choir lifted their voices in praise to our Lord and Risen Savior, and Brother Carl gave a message about comfort and forgiveness.
What are you hoping to receive this Christmas?
Simeon was waiting to be comforted, Anna was waiting for forgiveness (Luke 2:22-38). What are you hoping to receive this Christmas? What are you waiting for? Jesus provides exactly what we need! When Jesus came, He provided the very things Simeon and Anna were waiting for.
It is our desire for everyone to experience God’s comfort and forgiveness. Be a marveler (verse 33), be a mover (verse 28) and be a messenger (verse 38). Watch the video to hear and learn more. Whatever you are looking for today, you can find it in Jesus. Don’t miss out. Don’t procrastinate.
Burgin Baptist Church