December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Waiting on Christmas (Luke 2:22-38)

Join Burgin Baptist Church and worship the Risen Lord with us! Today, Missy Bradford shared her testimony, the Burgin Baptist choir lifted their voices in praise to our Lord and Risen Savior, and Brother Carl gave a message about comfort and forgiveness. 

What are you hoping to receive this Christmas?

Simeon was waiting to be comforted, Anna was waiting for forgiveness (Luke 2:22-38). What are you hoping to receive this Christmas? What are you waiting for? Jesus provides exactly what we need! When Jesus came, He provided the very things Simeon and Anna were waiting for.

It is our desire for everyone to experience God’s comfort and forgiveness. Be a marveler (verse 33), be a mover (verse 28) and be a messenger (verse 38). Watch the video to hear and learn more. Whatever you are looking for today, you can find it in Jesus. Don’t miss out. Don’t procrastinate.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

‘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

November 19, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

The Advantage of Appreciation (Luke 17:11-17)

Good News Testimony by Sandy Sanders

Every Christian has a testimony about how Jesus changed their life – a testimony of faith, hope, and healing found only in Jesus Christ. Thank you Sandy Sanders for sharing your personal testimony today about the Good News you found in Jesus Christ!

Sermon by Carl McCray: The Advantage of Appreciation

Gratitude is a great asset. However, gratitude is only useful when it is put into action. Faith is the key and God responds to our faith. Pastor Carl McCray teaches from Luke 2 about the 10 lepers whom Jesus healed. Only one returned to Jesus to thank Him. Let’s not be like the nine – but be like that one. The advantage of appreciation is this – gratitude can open the door for more. Look at the one who returned to thank Jesus. He learned the rest of the story. He received salvation that day (Luke 17:19 NIV)

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:17-19 NIV

Put gratitude into practice! To do that, make a list of who you need to thank, and make an effort. Remember, this also applies to Jesus. When was the last time you got on your knees and thanked Jesus for something? Count your blessings and look to the source of those blessings – JESUS!

Watch the video and be blessed!

October 29, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Dropline – Peter Had Problems (Luke 22:54-62)

Good News Testimony by Gene Robinson

Gathering together with people who share the same faith in Jesus is truly rewarding! We, the Burgin Baptist Church family, have been learning more about each other as we take turns sharing our personal testimonies about how God has changed our lives. Today, Gene Robinson shared his testimony. 

Message from Pastor Carl McCray

Pastor Carl McCray taught today from Luke 22:54-66 about Simon Peter. Peter’s life was like the amusement park ride, the Dropline…. up and down. What about you? Is your life up today and down tomorrow? Is your quiet time with Jesus hot today and nonexistent until later in the week? Are you following closely at one moment but distant the next? Listen as Pastor Carl shares about Peter’s struggles that are so much like our own. Peter’s struggles included distance from God, discernment, denial, and departing (quitting). Yes, Peter had denied and forsaken Jesus, but the Lord had not forgotten Simon Peter. The Lord hasn’t forgotten you either! Jesus invites you to follow Him. Watch the video and be blessed!