April 8, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
The Resurrection – Pass It On (Matthew 28)
As a follower of Jesus, we are all on a mission from God. Our mission is to tell others the Good News about getting a second chance (John 3:17). God didn’t send Jesus to condemn us, but to save us. No matter your past, you can have a fresh start. Our mission is to tell others what God has promised. He has promised to make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6), and that He will meet all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). Our mission is to tell others that a life of obedience to Christ can turn your life around (Matthew 28:20). Our mission is to tell others that Jesus is always with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9 and Matthew 28:20). In Christ, you are not alone.
What’s on your lips? The Good News? When was the last time you shared the Good News? The Resurrection changes everything. Make a difference for eternity and pass it on!
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19 NIV
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April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday | Carl McCray, Pastor
This Changes Everything (Matthew 28)
Jesus Christ came to this world on a rescue mission. He came to seek and to save. He came to make a difference in our lives. Sometimes we are guilty of living as if He was never here at all. Sometimes we act like He is still dead and the tomb is still occupied. If He is dead, then we have no hope and no reason to be here. Easter changes everything! The reality is that we have a living Christ, the tomb is empty, and the throne is occupied. The Resurrection of Jesus changes everything! The Resurrection opens up Heaven for all who believe.
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March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday | Carl McCray, Pastor
Living in the Present (John 12:12-16)
On this Palm Sunday, the faith family of Burgin Baptist Church celebrated with the observance of the Lord’s Supper. When you think about Palm Sunday, this was an important event in the journey of Jesus. Everyone wanted to hear and see the Miracle Worker, the Messiah. Jesus road into town on a donkey, which in that day and time, symbolized that He came in peace. It was misunderstood. He didn’t come to use force or shed the blood of others. He came, not to conquer the political powers or government authority, but to conquer death, hell, and the grave. He came to bring peace.
Sometimes, like the disciples back then, we don’t understand the significance of what God is doing. Rest assured, God is working out His perfect plan. What God wants us to learn today is to live in the present. Make it your choice every day, every moment to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. We may not understand what is happening, but what we must do is live in the present and trust in Him.
“At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.” – John 12:16 NIV
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March 18, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
When God Calls You Out: Life’s Greatest Challenge (John 3:14-15)
Special thanks to Sherry Peavler for sharing her testimony about the Good News she found in Jesus!
Today, Pastor Carl shared how to overcome life’s greatest challenge.
God calls all to salvation. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. That’s why He sent His Son on a rescue mission – to offer salvation to anyone who would accept it. Salvation is not just a ticket to heaven. The call to salvation is a call to passionately follow after Jesus. Salvation is taking God’s truth, implementing it into our lives, and living it out. This is a road that is less traveled by the majority. We want to follow God on our terms. We want to play “Let’s Make Deal” with God. That’s not the way it’s suppose to be. When we do that, God calls us out!
“If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross DAILY, and follow Me.” – Jesus (Luke 9:23 HCSB)
The greatest challenge you will ever face, you will face every morning. The question is, “To whom will I surrender to today?” Choose to follow Jesus passionately.
Blessings from Burgin Baptist Church