‘December 17, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
How Will You Experience Christmas?
Every week, unless due to an unforeseen (usually technical) issue, Burgin Baptist Church posts our morning worship service. In today’s worship, Heather Thomas told her personal testimony, Hannah Sanders shared her interpretive movement to the song, “Breath of Heaven” by Amy Grant, and Pastor Carl McCray taught from Luke 2:14-20 about Eight Days ‘Til Christmas.
People can experience the same thing – attend the same church, same class, same sermon – but have entirely different perspectives. How can that be? What we experience is determined by what we’re looking for. There are eight days until Christmas, and here is the important question. How will you experience Christmas this year? In Luke, we see how differently the first Christmas was experienced…
Join Burgin Baptist Church and worship the Risen Lord with us! Today, Irma Woodrow shared her testimony filled with faith and missions. The Burgin Baptist choir lifted their voices in praise with singing the songs, “Worthy of My Lord,” “More Precious Than Silver,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” This Christmas season, Pastor Carl McCray shared from Matthew 2:1-12 NIV about the magi, the wise men, who followed a star to search for Jesus the Messiah.
The wise men were ready to follow God where ever He directed them. They searched for the Messiah, found HIm, and worshiped Him (Matthew 2:1-12). Like the wise men, you can be wise too.
The wise men were willing to step out in faith and follow.
The wise men were wiser than men of the world.
The wise men worshiped and gave gifts to Jesus.
The wise men went home a different way.
What or who are you worshiping today? What garners your time, your resources? That is probably what you are worshiping. You will be unfulfilled without Jesus. When you encounter Jesus and truly worship Him, you can’t go home the same way. You won’t be the same, and your life won’t be the same. Find satisfaction with Jesus today. May we all be wise like the wise men!
“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” Matthew 2:9-12
Beautiful worship at Burgin Baptist Church! Richard Smith gives his personal testimony about following Jesus. Hannah Sanders leads us in worship with music with interpretive movement to the song, “Clear the Stage.” Pastor Carl McCray preaches a message about forgiveness.
Put into practice the principal of forgiveness:
God expects us to walk in forgiveness with one another. So, here’s the million dollar question: How do we forgive someone? Watch the video and learn how to apply the principals of forgiveness and experience peace.