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

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

June 24, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Burgin Baptist Church

Hannah Sanders – Interpretive Movement to “Come to the Table” by Sidewalk Prophets

Thank you Hannah Sanders for blessing us with your interpretive movement to the song “Come to the Table” by Sidewalk Prophets.

‘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. 

Eight Days ‘Til Christmas (Luke 2:14-20)

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…

  1. The angels experienced Christmas with great joy (Luke 2:14 NIV)
  2. Mary experienced Christmas with wonder. She pondered it all in her heart. (Luke 2:19 NIV),
  3. The magi experienced Christmas as a journey (Matthew 2:1-12 NIV), The Christian life is a journey. What are you seeking?
  4. Herod experienced Christmas as a threat (Matthew 2:1-13 NIV). 
  5. Shepherds experienced Christmas personally (Luke 2:15-16 NIV). They wanted to see the newborn King for themselves. Then they shared their story of what they saw to others.

How will you experience Christmas? The greatest gift you can receive at Christmas is salvation and forgiveness of sins. Experience Christ fully this Christmas! 

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

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

You Can Be Wise Too (Matthew 2:1-12)

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

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church