9:December 22, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: Christmas Means Salvation
Worship with Music: Interpretive Movement to “Until You”
by Hannah Sanders
Christmas, in a word, means salvation. Jesus came to break the chains of whatever binds you. He came to set you free. Life has a way of getting the best of us, but Jesus will carry our burdens if we let Him. Everyone needs a one-on-one relationship with Jesus. Jesus wants to establish His everlasting kingdom in your heart today.
Do you know Jesus personally? Are you at peace with God? if not, you can be today.
December 15, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: Christmas Means Ever-Increasing
Worship with Music: Interpretive Movement by Molly Pryse and Special Music by the BBC Quartet
Christmas, in a word, means ever-increasing.
Ever-increasing opportunity – We may experience set-backs, but victory is around the corner. We will never lack opportunities to reach others for God’s Kingdom. The harvest is plentiful!
Ever-increasing joy – God wants to fill our hearts with joy!
Ever-increasing impact – As Christians, we can have an impact on others for which there shall be no end!
There’s more to life than “things.” Jesus came to give us an abundance of everything that truly matters. As Christians, we have ever-increasing opportunities. As we serve the Lord, He will give us purpose, direction and joy!
Are you at peace with God? Do you have a personal relationship with him? If not, there is time today. Will you present yourself as a gift to the King today?
What does it takes to be a good crew, to be a good Christian, to be a good church? Opportunities must be grasped and taken, but so many people only do the least to get by. However, we can make a difference. You can make a difference. Burgin Baptist Church can make a difference. We have a great God! We need godly leaders and we need eager participants. A good crew needs enthusiasm (Colossians 3:23), determination (Galatians 6:9), and a vision. As a church, we can be a good crew because we have a great God. it’s up to you.
September 9, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Special music: Hannah Sanders Interpretive Movement to “Living Hope”
Message: Imagine Going Home
The Webster’s dictionary defines home as the place where you live permanently. Having a home means no matter where you are, you have a permanent place to go. Home, in the eyes of God, is not necessarily a place but can be found in a person named Jesus. Home is where the presence of Jesus is (Mark 5:21-24). Even right now, we can live in the presence of Jesus today.
Today’s scripture tells us about two people who interact with Jesus, Jairus and a sick woman. They are very different individuals from very different homes. Jairus, a synagogue leader, had a sick daughter that he could not heal but he knew someone who could. The sick women had suffered for years under the care of many doctors and could not get better. Regardless of their differences, they both understood that they needed to be in their true home – in the presence of Jesus.
The presence of Jesus brings life into the most hopeless situations. Think about your life. What are your struggles? Whatever you are going through, nothing is hopeless with Jesus – no matter how impossible it seems. Nothing is hopeless when Jesus is involved. When all seems lost, God invites us home back into His presence. Imagine going home!
“While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:35-36 NIV