March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday | Carl McCray, Pastor

Living in the Present (John 12:12-16)

On this Palm Sunday, the faith family of Burgin Baptist Church celebrated with the observance of the Lord’s Supper. When you think about Palm Sunday, this was an important event in the journey of Jesus. Everyone wanted to hear and see the Miracle Worker, the Messiah. Jesus road into town on a donkey, which in that day and time, symbolized that He came in peace. It was misunderstood. He didn’t come to use force or shed the blood of others. He came, not to conquer the political powers or government authority, but to conquer death, hell, and the grave. He came to bring peace.

Sometimes, like the disciples back then, we don’t understand the significance of what God is doing. Rest assured, God is working out His perfect plan. What God wants us to learn today is to live in the present. Make it your choice every day, every moment to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. We may not understand what is happening, but what we must do is live in the present and trust in Him.

“At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.”   – John 12:16 NIV

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

March 18, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

When God Calls You Out: Life’s Greatest Challenge (John 3:14-15)

Special thanks to Sherry Peavler for sharing her testimony about the Good News she found in Jesus!

Today, Pastor Carl shared how to overcome life’s greatest challenge.

God calls all to salvation. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. That’s why He sent His Son on a rescue mission – to offer salvation to anyone who would accept it. Salvation is not just a ticket to heaven. The call to salvation is a call to passionately follow after Jesus. Salvation is taking God’s truth, implementing it into our lives, and living it out. This is a road that is less traveled by the majority. We want to follow God on our terms. We want to play “Let’s Make Deal” with God. That’s not the way it’s suppose to be. When we do that, God calls us out!

“If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross DAILY, and follow Me.” – Jesus (Luke 9:23 HCSB)

The greatest challenge you will ever face, you will face every morning. The question is, “To whom will I surrender to today?” Choose to follow Jesus passionately.

Blessings from Burgin Baptist Church

 

/March 11, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

When God Calls You Out: The Law of Where You Look (John 3:14-15) 

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to David Woodward, Minister of Music, who shared his Good News testimony. Jesus can make a different in your life – just like He made a difference for David. If you died tonight, where would you go?  Remember, “for God so loves the world (you) that He gave…” John 3:16.

The Law of Where You Look

Today, Pastor Carl taught from John 3 and a principle found there that he calls “The Law of Where You Look.” Those who keep their eyes fastened upon Jesus will live life to the fullest. The reason why the world can’t get it right and the reason why religious people can’t get it right, is because we fasten our eyes on everything other than Jesus. Your experience in life tends to reflect mostly what you are looking at.  If you do nothing but look at other people’s failures, your life will be full of failures.  If you look at your own problems, your life will be full of problems. You’re not looking at the Problem-solver,  you’re looking at the problems. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Here’s a challenge for you. Every morning, take a long lingering look at Jesus, and think about what He has done for you. Take a look at the One who died in your place. Spend time in His presence. If you’ve never trusted Jesus as your Savior, you can be forgiven! Is God calling you? 

Watch the video and be blessed!

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

January 7, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Faith and Adventure: Following Jesus 365

There is a God. God loves you very much and He is good to us! God desires for you and I to know Him, to make contact with Him and to remain in contact with Him. God wants us to understand Him in a more powerful, personal, and dynamic way than we did in 2017. We all need to have a consuming passion to know Jesus more (more than just head knowledge). It’s about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you know Jesus? Are you following Jesus 365? Let’s get to know Him better this year!

Challenges for the new year:

  1. Begin the new year with a commitment to reconnect with the King.
  2. Read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
  3. Watch movies about Jesus’ life
  4. Take advantage of your spiritual opportunities (Sunday School, small group Bible study, etc.)
  5. Follow Jesus’ example

Watch the video and be blessed!

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church