October 14, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Message: Getting Through Troubled Waters

Israel had been miraculously delivered from slavery. Before the Israelite people could enter the Promised Land, they had a major obstacle in their path – the Jordan River. There was no way the Israelite people could cross the river on their own. They needed supernatural help. Crossing the troubled water involved a:

  • challenge (verses 3-4)
  • command (verse 5)
  • commitment (verses 9-13)
  • crossing (verses 14-17)

We all have troubled waters, a “Jordan River,” and need God’s supernatural help to get to the other side. Why does God tell us to do something when we can’t? So when we receive His help, His provision, and His power, the result will be that God will get the glory and the honor due to His holy name. It’s not what we have done – it’s what God has done.

Following God may not be the easiest thing to do, but it will be the best thing you will do! Put your trust in God, and He will get you through the troubled waters.


Burgin Baptist Church

July 1, 2018 Independence Day Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Solo music by David Woodward and Jerry Shepherd

Message: Pledging Our Allegiance

On July Fourth, we are reminded that our patriots made a bold declaration, paid a high price, and reaped a great reward – freedom.  In scripture we are taught to fight the good fight and finish the race, but not everyone is committed or concerned.  There’s a high price to pay for following after Jesus. Like our patriots, followers of Jesus will reap a great reward – freedom from the bondage of sin.

Think about that day you made a bold declaration and claimed Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Have you drifted? God is inviting you to repent and renew your commitment. Maybe you have never made that bold declaration. Do you know the gift of God is eternal life (John 3;16)? The good news is Jesus will save you, forgive you, and give you a new life! Make a bold declaration and pledge your allegiance to Jesus.

“… Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31-32 (NIV)


Burgin Baptist Church