May 20, 2018 Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

The Jesus Way – Words to Live By (Mark 12:28-31)

We have been exploring how to live and lead like Jesus. Today, we are going to take a closer look at the greatest of all commandments found in Mark 12:28-31. We will break them down so we know what they mean and how to put them into practice. These words to live by reminds us:

  1. God comes first (Mark 12:30 NIV)
  2. how fundamental love is (Mark 12:30-33 NIV)
  3. how valuable people are (Mark 12:31 NIV)
  4. how special you are (Mark 12:31 NIV)

If you want to live a Christian life that is pleasing to God, It all comes down to this: loving God, loving others, and also loving yourself. In everything we do, we need to remember that God comes first. Our top priority is loving God, and then everything else falls into place. If your love is not where it needs to be, if you lack love for God and for others, what is the step you should take? That step is to repent and ask God for forgiveness. You have a choice.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

April 22, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

The Jesus Way (Mark 10:17-22)

Our attitudes should be like Jesus (Philippians 2:5 NIV). We should learn to walk as He walked. It’s safe to say that we can’t walk on water or perform miracles, but we can walk in His ways. The Jesus way directs attention to God. The Jesus way is motivated by love. The Jesus way helps people identify the “one big thing” that is standing between them and God and salvation.

In Mark 10:17-22 NIV, we learn about a rich,young ruler who asked Jesus what he must do to obtain eternal life. The one big thing that was holding him back from salvation was his wealth. Do you identify with the rich, young ruler? Have you dealt with the one big thing that is holding you back from a relationship with Jesus?

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

February 25, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor

Different Turf (Mark 8:31-38)

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to Ron Roberts who shared his testimony of his trials and struggles, his faith in God, and how God has taken care of him. Thank you also to Brother Dan, our Guest Speaker from Gideons International.

Move to a Different Turf

Many Christians today are on board for the parties and the potlucks. However, when it comes to discipline, training, memorizing scripture, and being held accountable, sometimes they get angry. God desires for everybody to have such a great desire in our hearts that we would reflect the love and compassion of Jesus – not just at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, but every morning and all day long. His desire is for us to be eager to share the Good News. His desire is for us to have a deeper walk with Him. If we are not reflecting the love of Christ and the compassion of Jesus as we know we should, God is calling you out. He has more for you that what you are experiencing. God calls every Christian from the wiffle ball field to the big leagues – to a different turf – to be a fully committed, passionate follower of the Lord Jesus.

Are we living with the end in view? This past week, have you been thinking about the things of God or focused on the things of man? Are you where God wants you to be? Is God calling you out? 

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

 

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

Settling in for the Long Haul (Mark 1:9-15)

Good News Testimony

Special thanks to Bobby Carter for sharing his testimony of faith and reminding us to seek God’s guidance in all we do.

The Road Less Traveled – Brother Carl McCray

When our lives are not focused where they should be, God will call us out. When we are only concerned about “me, myself and I” God will call us out. When we are living by sight instead of faith, God will call us out. God has called each of us to make a difference where we are planted. If we are not doing that, God will call us out. God wants to use us to make a difference. Making a difference means literally to take a different road, a road less taken by the majority. The world tells us to take the path of less resistance. The world tells us to take the easy way. The reality of the Christian life is the opposite (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV). When following Jesus, there are no shortcuts. Take the road less traveled and settle in for the long haul!

The road less traveled involves….

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church