March 31, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music by Linda Dane and Tony Hatfield

Message: Grace Changes Everything

First of all, we need to understand what grace is and what grace is not. It’s not what we do that saves us. It’s what Jesus did on the cross that saves us. God does not relate to us based on our goodness. He relates to us based on HiS grace. Apart from grace we cannot know God. Apart from grace we cannot understand God, and apart from grace we cannot relate to God. Grace changes everything. It’s more than we deserve and greater than we imagine!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

Why is grace so amazing? It’s amazing because we may differ in our nature in the extent of our sinfulness, but there is absolutely no difference between the best or worst of us. Scripture says “for all have sinned.” Grace is what we need but don’t deserve. Without Jesus, we deserve separation from God for eternity. Everyone will spend eternity somewhere. If you were to die today and stand before God and He asked, “Why should I let you in My heaven?” What would you say?

Have you received God’s grace? God is offering you grace today.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

 

Sunday Morning Worship, September 3, 2017 | Carl McCray, Pastor

What if? Why Not? What if I take control of my time? (Ephesians 5:16-21 NIV)

I thank God for my Burgin Baptist church family and our time of worship together! Today, we heard from Bill Sanders and how the Good News changed his life. Our choir led us in worship with music, and Pastor Carl McCray taught about the importance of time management and doing what matters most.

Time Management: Doing What Matters MostWhat if?

What if you take control of your time? Why not? We all have the same amount of time on the clock each day. Everyone is busy. If we are not careful, our schedule will own us. If we waste time, we miss opportunities. You can never get your time back. However, using our time well can put us in a place where God can use us. Ephesians 5:15 reminds us to “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise”

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Sunday Evening Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

If you had to define grace to your child or your grandchild, how would you explain it so they could understand? God’s grace is truly amazing! There is nothing you or I can do ourselves to earn it. Grace is a love give from Almighty God to you and me. Grace is the motivation for everything that we do. Let’s learn about grace from  the scripture of Ephesians 2:1-10, and apply the truth of grace to our lives. Let’s be grace believing, grace practicing, grace preaching followers of Christ so that everything we do will be motivated by God’s gift of amazing grace.

 

Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

 

Amazing grace – what’s so amazing about it? Grace is amazing because it’s not of this world! Grace is the gift that cost everything to the giver and nothing to the receiver. Grace is given to those who don’t deserve it! If you think you deserve God’s grace, you are so wrong!

The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 that we, you and I, are all guilty of sin. Al of us! No one is exempt. Jesus came to save those who admit the truth of their sinfulness before God. Jesus is the only one who is righteous, pure, holy, perfect in every way, and who has never sinned. Now here’s the wonder of grace. From the murder of a perfect man – Jesus – God’s plan to rescue mankind comes about. Ephesians 2:9 tells us that:

Read Ephesians 2:4-5 carefully. Do you see the words love, mercy and grace? Love caused God to intervene. Mercy is God withholding punishment. Grace is the unmerited, unearned favor of God. So, what’s the difference between grace and mercy? Mercy is God NOT giving us what we deserve, and we deserve judgment. Grace is God giving us something we don’t deserve – salvation. Entrance into heaven is limited to those who trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Grace is a free gift. Have you received God’s amazing grace? It’s not too late!

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