Something supernatural from heaven invaded those gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost and it changed them forever. What happened? The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. That’s what happened. Our greatest need today is for those who know Jesus to experience what the early disciples experienced. If we really want to impact our community, our school, our workplace, we need to be filled with God’s Spirit. 1 Peter 4:11 says, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.”
When was the last time you witnessed someone living their life sold out for Jesus instead of the casual commitment that so many have today? How long has it been since you have been “stirred?” When God speaks, do you listen? The world is looking for evidence that our Christianity is real, that it has made a difference and has changed our lives.
Would you give God, the Holy Spirit, permission to do something supernatural in your heart and life today? If so, get ready. If not, you’re going to miss out.
PRAYER:Lord, revive your work in me. I don’t want to miss another day without experiencing Your best. Transform me to be the person you have called me to be. Amen.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tonguesas the Spirit enabled them.” – Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)
September 8, 2019 Morning Worship Service with Believers Baptism Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: The Key to Everything – Faith
Salvation cannot be earned. Sin separates of from God. If we want to be right with God, God made a way for that to happen by the giving of His perfect son who died on the cross for our sins. Through Jesus’sacrificial death and resurrection, we have the opportunity to be forgiven, to be reconciled, and to be accepted by God. The key to open all those doors is our faith.God wants us to believe in Him and trust Him with every detail of our lives.
Put your faith in action. What is your faith leading you to do? Will you give God your very best today?
“Rock of Ages”
Special Music by Linda Dane, Jerry Shepherd, David Woodward, and Tony Hatfield
March 31, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Special music by Linda Dane and Tony Hatfield
Message: Grace Changes Everything
First of all, we need to understand what grace is and what grace is not. It’s not what we do that saves us. It’s what Jesus did on the cross that saves us. God does not relate to us based on our goodness. He relates to us based on HiS grace. Apart from grace we cannot know God. Apart from grace we cannot understand God, and apart from grace we cannot relate to God. Grace changes everything. It’s more than we deserve and greater than we imagine!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
Why is grace so amazing? It’s amazing because we may differ in our nature in the extent of our sinfulness, but there is absolutely no difference between the best or worst of us. Scripture says “for all have sinned.” Grace is what we need but don’t deserve. Without Jesus, we deserve separation from God for eternity. Everyone will spend eternity somewhere. If you were to die today and stand before God and He asked, “Why should I let you in My heaven?” What would you say?
Have you received God’s grace? God is offering you grace today.