/March 11, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

When God Calls You Out: The Law of Where You Look (John 3:14-15) 

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to David Woodward, Minister of Music, who shared his Good News testimony. Jesus can make a different in your life – just like He made a difference for David. If you died tonight, where would you go?  Remember, “for God so loves the world (you) that He gave…” John 3:16.

The Law of Where You Look

Today, Pastor Carl taught from John 3 and a principle found there that he calls “The Law of Where You Look.” Those who keep their eyes fastened upon Jesus will live life to the fullest. The reason why the world can’t get it right and the reason why religious people can’t get it right, is because we fasten our eyes on everything other than Jesus. Your experience in life tends to reflect mostly what you are looking at.  If you do nothing but look at other people’s failures, your life will be full of failures.  If you look at your own problems, your life will be full of problems. You’re not looking at the Problem-solver,  you’re looking at the problems. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Here’s a challenge for you. Every morning, take a long lingering look at Jesus, and think about what He has done for you. Take a look at the One who died in your place. Spend time in His presence. If you’ve never trusted Jesus as your Savior, you can be forgiven! Is God calling you? 

Watch the video and be blessed!

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

February 25, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Different Turf (Mark 8:31-38)

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to Ron Roberts who shared his testimony of his trials and struggles, his faith in God, and how God has taken care of him. Thank you also to Brother Dan, our Guest Speaker from Gideons International.

Move to a Different Turf

Many Christians today are on board for the parties and the potlucks. However, when it comes to discipline, training, memorizing scripture, and being held accountable, sometimes they get angry. God desires for everybody to have such a great desire in our hearts that we would reflect the love and compassion of Jesus – not just at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, but every morning and all day long. His desire is for us to be eager to share the Good News. His desire is for us to have a deeper walk with Him. If we are not reflecting the love of Christ and the compassion of Jesus as we know we should, God is calling you out. He has more for you that what you are experiencing. God calls every Christian from the wiffle ball field to the big leagues – to a different turf – to be a fully committed, passionate follower of the Lord Jesus.

Are we living with the end in view? This past week, have you been thinking about the things of God or focused on the things of man? Are you where God wants you to be? Is God calling you out? 

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

 

February 18, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Settling in for the Long Haul (Mark 1:9-15)

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to Bobby Carter for sharing his testimony of faith and reminding us to seek God’s guidance in all we do.

The Road Less Traveled – Brother Carl McCray

When our lives are not focused where they should be, God will call us out. When we are only concerned about “me, myself and I” God will call us out. When we are living by sight instead of faith, God will call us out. God has called each of us to make a difference where we are planted. If we are not doing that, God will call us out. God wants to use us to make a difference. Making a difference means literally to take a different road, a road less taken by the majority. The world tells us to take the path of less resistance. The world tells us to take the easy way. The reality of the Christian life is the opposite (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV). When following Jesus, there are no shortcuts. Take the road less traveled and settle in for the long haul!

The road less traveled involves….

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church