June 9, 2019 Morning Service, Baptisms, and Observance of the Lord’s Supper Worship

Avoiding Amnesia (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

When you think about memory, we should avoid amnesia – specifically spiritual amnesia. The Bible is peppered and punctuated with scriptures telling us to remember certain things. The writer of Hebrews tells us to remember those in prison as if we’re their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. He goes on to tell us to remember your leaders who spoke the Word of God with you. In Ecclesiastes, we are told to remember your Creator in the days of your youth. In Galatians, we are told to remember the poor. Paul told young Timothy to remember Jesus Christ, remember He was raised from the dead. Remember these things. The Lord wants us to remember.

Do you remember the day you were saved? Where you were when you met Jesus? Do you remember how you were eager to go to church? How your faith would move mountains? How you had excitement and enthusiasm? Have you forgotten? We aught to remember that our sin put Him on the cross. Jesus died for you and me! The death of Jesus reveals the awfulness of sin, the goodness of God’s love, the value of a lost soul, and the ONLY way to salvation. Remember… and avoid spiritual amnesia.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

September 2, 2018 Morning Worship Service and Observance of The Lord’s Supper | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music: Jerry Shepherd singing “Wonderful Merciful Savior”

Message: Being Together is Better

As we observe the Lord’s Supper with a spirit of reverence, we celebrate and rejoice together for everything God has done for us. We aught to be overwhelmed with the deepest sense of awe that God would send His Son to pay the penalty of our sins. As a follower of Christ, we are to partake of The Lord’s Supper in the remembrance of the Lord. As we do, we are proclaiming His redemptive death on our behalf.

The death of Jesus reveals:

  1. The awfulness of sin (1 Corinthians 15:3)
  2. The greatness of God’s love for sinners (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
  3. The value of a lost soul

As we consider the death of Jesus, there is one thing we cannot do. We cannot leave Jesus in the tomb. Remember, He has risen and is in Heaven! 

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NIV

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

June 3, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Message by Carl McCray, Pastor | Testimony by Tony Hatfield

Message: You Don’t Have to Guess… Take the Test

Don’t assume anything. Don’t jump to conclusions. It can be very dangerous when it comes to salvation and eternity. In our text today (1 Corinthians 11:23-30) Paul was telling the Corinthians to take a spiritual test to examine their own heart. I challenge you today to examine yourself spiritually. Eternity is a long time to be wrong. What is your spiritual temperature? Are you hot or cold? Are your spiritual arteries clogged with sin? Are you nourishing yourself with God’s word? Come to the best doctor and his name is Jesus. Don’t gamble with your soul. Trust Jesus. 

TAKE THE TEST

  1. What do you believe with?
      Romans 10:9-10
☐ Heart ☐ Head
  2. What do you trust in?
       Ephesians 2:8-9
☐ Grace ☐ Works
  3. How did you feel when you were saved?
       Proverbs 28:13
☐ Humble ☐ Proud
  4. What is your chief goal in life?
       1 John 2:15-17, Matthew 6:33
☐ To serve God ☐ To serve yourself
  5. Who do you love?
       1 John 3:14-15
☐ God and all others ☐ God and some

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

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