July 1, 2018 Independence Day Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Solo music by David Woodward and Jerry Shepherd

Message: Pledging Our Allegiance

On July Fourth, we are reminded that our patriots made a bold declaration, paid a high price, and reaped a great reward – freedom.  In scripture we are taught to fight the good fight and finish the race, but not everyone is committed or concerned.  There’s a high price to pay for following after Jesus. Like our patriots, followers of Jesus will reap a great reward – freedom from the bondage of sin.

Think about that day you made a bold declaration and claimed Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Have you drifted? God is inviting you to repent and renew your commitment. Maybe you have never made that bold declaration. Do you know the gift of God is eternal life (John 3;16)? The good news is Jesus will save you, forgive you, and give you a new life! Make a bold declaration and pledge your allegiance to Jesus.

“… Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31-32 (NIV)

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

June 10, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Message by Carl McCray, Pastor 

Message: It’s Never Too Late (Psalm 85)

We focus on accomplishments that are important to us, and our busyness can become excuses to neglect spiritual priorities. God offers forgiveness. He can restore us. He can revive us. Only God can grant us salvation. Listen to God. He promises peace to His people (John 14:27). Hear and believe! You can have emotional stability throughout any storm in life. Has your busyness become an excuse to neglect your spiritual priorities? It’s not too late to listen to the Lord.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.

Psalm 85:8 (NIV)

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

June 3, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Message by Carl McCray, Pastor | Testimony by Tony Hatfield

Message: You Don’t Have to Guess… Take the Test

Don’t assume anything. Don’t jump to conclusions. It can be very dangerous when it comes to salvation and eternity. In our text today (1 Corinthians 11:23-30) Paul was telling the Corinthians to take a spiritual test to examine their own heart. I challenge you today to examine yourself spiritually. Eternity is a long time to be wrong. What is your spiritual temperature? Are you hot or cold? Are your spiritual arteries clogged with sin? Are you nourishing yourself with God’s word? Come to the best doctor and his name is Jesus. Don’t gamble with your soul. Trust Jesus. 

TAKE THE TEST

  1. What do you believe with?
      Romans 10:9-10
☐ Heart ☐ Head
  2. What do you trust in?
       Ephesians 2:8-9
☐ Grace ☐ Works
  3. How did you feel when you were saved?
       Proverbs 28:13
☐ Humble ☐ Proud
  4. What is your chief goal in life?
       1 John 2:15-17, Matthew 6:33
☐ To serve God ☐ To serve yourself
  5. Who do you love?
       1 John 3:14-15
☐ God and all others ☐ God and some

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

May 27, 2018 Memorial Day | Morning Worship Service | Carl McCray, Pastor

Special Music: Linda Dane

Message: Freedom! (Galatians 5)

Memorial Day is for remembering, rejoicing, and ringing out. On Memorial Day, we remember the ones who sacrificed. We rejoice because they didn’t die for nothing. We rejoice for our freedom! Because of them, we have the freedom to preach about God, to assemble as Christians, and to worship. We also remember the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf and His triumphant resurrection (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV). The only way to experience genuine freedom is through Jesus Christ. As Christians, we are to be the light of the world and the salt of the Earth (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV), and we have a message to ring out!

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 NIV

On Memorial Day, we remember the ones and THE ONE who sacrificed for our freedom. Have you found freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ? 

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church