Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Sermon: Memory Can Be A Good Thing (Luke 22:14-20)

Observance of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

Memory can be a good thing! We celebrate The Lord’s Supper to remember.  Remembering has significance.

  1. Historical significance
  2. Redemptive significance
  3. Personal significance

BaptismJune 4, 2017 was a wonderful day for celebrations and remembering! We, as a faith family, witnessed and celebrated the baptisms of some new believers. We also celebrated The Lord’s Supper in remembrance of what Jesus did for all of us. Jesus said in Luke 22:19, “do this in remembrance of me.” As followers, we are to partake of the Lord’s Supper. As we partake, we are remembering the sacrifice of Jesus, His shed blood, His resurrection, that He is reigning, and He is the soon returning King! It is also a time for each of us to examine our own life (not our neighbors, coworkers or family) and repent of our sin.

“And he [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” – Luke 22:19

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Sunday Morning Worship | Memorial Day Service | Carl McCray, Pastor

Road Rules: Surrendering Our Security Blanket (The Rich Young Ruler – Mark 10:17-31)

This is the second sermon in the “Road Rules” series in which we will cover four different events, four different conversations by Jesus. You could call these life lessons or rules for the road that we are all traveling upon. These apply to every one of us no matter how many miles of road you have covered. Today, we will focus on the story about the Rich Young Ruler and build on Road Rule #1 from the first sermon, Road Rules: The Gift.

A few observations to note from Mark 10:17-31:Road Rules: The Gift (Mark 10:13-16)

  • Emotion is not enough (verse 17)
  • Jesus can’t be fooled (verse 18)
  • Love speaks what is necessary (verse 21)
  • Attachment to money can ruin your life (verses 23-25)

What hinders you from following passionately after Road Rules: Surrendering Our Security Blanket (Mark 10:17-31)Jesus? What is your security blanket? For this young ruler, it was his riches that stood in the way. The terms of salvation are not negotiable. You can’t save yourself, but all you need to do is surrender. Here’s the good news and Road Rule #2: All things are possible with God. All means all! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.” Don’t let that ‘one thing’ impede you from following Jesus.

Watch the video below or listen to the MP3 audio of the full sermon and be blessed.

Audio of Sermon

ROAD RULE #2: All things are possible with God.

Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Road Rules: The Gift
Jesus and the Little Children –
Mark 10:13-16

This is the first sermon in a series titled “Road Rules” about four different events in the life of Jesus. These are four different teaching moments, different conversations in which Jesus gave us some principles that are necessary for life. You could call these life lessons or rules for the road that we are all traveling upon. These apply to every one of us no matter how many miles of road you have covered. Today, we will focus on Mark 10:13-16 (NIV), a conversation Jesus had regarding little children.

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Sunday Morning Worship | Mother’s Day Service | Carl McCray, Pastor

Mother’s Day Service: Making An Impact

It’s not easy being a mom. Mothers do so much. A mom’s job includes taxi driver, chef, doctor, judge (especially if you have two or more children), and lawyer just to name a few. The second Sunday of May has been established to honor mothers, so on this day we say, ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’ Today, Mother’s Day 2017, we will focus specifically on mothers. I want to introduce you to some women in scripture, a young women named Eunice and her mother, Lois.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. – Deuteronomy 6:5-7 NIV

Like Eunice, the mother of Timothy, and Lois, the grandmother of Timothy, God wants to use you to instill within your children a respect for the scriptures, an authentic faith, and a desire to minister. As a mom and as a grandmother, you can have a serious spiritual impact on your children!
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