May 19, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Message: Good News for Graduates (1 Samuel 17)

Everybody likes to cheer for the underdog. We root for Indiana Jones against the Nazi. In a newer movie, we root for the Avengers against Thanos. We love to applaud and cheer for the underdog to compete and to win.. We want to see them overcome tremendous obstacles and succeed. But we don’t want to face those obstacles ourselves. We don’t want to be the underdog. Today, you may feel like you are the underdog facing a lot of challenges, adjustments, and uncertainties, Life is like a big giant. You may be graduating high school and facing the giant of college. You might be graduating college and see your opposing giant as grad school. Your giant may simply be a greater responsibility in the workforce. 

The story of David and Goliath is the ultimate underdog story. As we walk through this story together, we can learn some principles from David – how he dealt with his giant – so that you learn how to deal with yours. What did David have? How could David face the giant when others couldn’t? God is bigger than any problem you will ever face. That’s the good news! Remember this as you face your giants. The battle is the Lords!

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

May 12, 2019 Mother’s Day Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music by Linda Dane
 “I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer” 

Message: Picking Up the Pieces: Surviving Every-Day Failure (Proverbs 24:16)

We all will fail. We all will fall. It’s going to happen. it’s a part of life. However, failure doesn’t have to be final. The scripture says that “though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Proverbs 24:16).  To deal with failure, you must accept it, learn from it, and get back up and try again! Getting back up applies to all areas of our lives – our career, health, relationships, finances, and most importantly, our spiritual life. Develop the habit of trying again. Don’t discount God’s ability to do the miraculous. The Bible says the wicked stumble when calamity strikes and the righteous rise again. I know you’ve experienced failure. Accept it, learn from it, get up and try again. We only fail when we refuse to get up and try again. The Bible says we all have fallen (Romans 3:23). Everyone one of us. There are none righteous (Romans 3:10). The good news is that God has done for us what is necessary to rescue us from our failure, our sin. He sent His son, Jesus (John 3:16). If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Jesus wants to rescue you today.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

May 5, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music by David Woodward
“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”

Message: Picking Up the Pieces: Surviving the Failure of Sin (2 Samuel 11-12)

Sin hurts you and those around you as well. When we sin, others pay the price. When we lose our temper, others suffer. When we lie, others suffer. When we are unfaithful, others suffer. The book of Second Samuel tells us about David, how he seduced Bathsheba, had her husband killed, then took her as his wife. As David began his rendezvous with Bathsheba, he probably never gave any thought whatsoever about the consequences of his sin. We can learn some lessons from David. When confronted, David admitted he had sinned against the Lord (2 Samuel 12:13). This is the first step to surviving the failure of sin – confession. Confess your sins, take full responsibility for your actions, and surrender your will to God’s will. You know what God does when we do that? He forgives totally and completely. That’s the goodness of God. You can survive the failure of sin. You can experience God’s grace today and be forgiven.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church

April 28, 2019 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray

Special music by Jerry Shepherd
“Changed”

Message: Picking Up the Pieces: Surviving Failed Relationships (2 Samuel 19)

None of us are immune to failure. We’ve all had our experiences with a failed relationship; spouses, friends, or a parent and child. It’s hard to pick up the pieces. Proverbs 24:16 tells us “Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up.” There are some lessons to be learned. Listen and be blessed.

Blessings,

Burgin Baptist Church