November 25, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Testimony by Sharon Perkins, FRYSC Coordinator
Message: Conviction and Confidence
Psalm 25 reminds us that we can look forward to tomorrow (verses 1-3), we can forget about yesterday (verse 7), and we can make the most of today (verses 4-5)! We are on a journey together and God wants us to be like His Son.
November 18, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: Run the Race
How do we prepare ourselves for what’s on the horizon as we run the race? Here are some facts for the journey.
Keep your eyes on Jesus. Don’t get distracted. God will provide. He will never let you down.
Start at the right place. When hard times come, don’t start with the hard time. Start with Jesus. Get your feet on a firm foundation. We may not understand how or why certain things happen, but we do know that Jesus is full of mercy, grace, kindness, and wisdom. We won’t understand everything, but it will keep everything in perspective.
Remember Whose you are. In Christ, the outcome has already been determined. Even when the score seems stacked against us, if we know Jesus, victory is ours.
Christ has called us to run the race with perseverance. Everything we need we will find in Christ. In Jesus there is all the hope we need, all the love we need, all the grace we need, all the power, strength, wisdom, determination, patience, guidance, encouragement, joy, forgiveness – all we need He has. So as we run this race, may no one falter. Let’s follow our Leader, the Lord Jesus. Let’s finish strong.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
November 11, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Message: Marching Orders
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Be thankful. These are our directives, our marching orders. These apply to every Christian. everywhere, all the time. These may be hard to put into practice all the time. Do you agree? How are you doing with these? Jesus gives us the power and desire to do these things. I pray we apply these truths to our lives.
16 Rejoice always,17 pray continually,18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15-16 NIV
November 4, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Special Music by Jerry Shepherd
Message: Overcoming the Ordinary
The temptation that every church, every individual should be on guard against is the attitude of complacency. The attitude that says, “good enough is good enough.” The struggle with complacency is not new. It’s been a struggle with churches and individuals all they way back to the New Testament church. Today we will hear what Jesus told a church to help break them out of their complacent mindset. His Word also applies to our church, marriages, individuals – to each one of us.
Revelations 3:15 says, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” Why would Jesus say that? Because a heart in the middle (a complacent heart) is the hardest to reach. Has this attitude infiltrated your heart, your life, or perhaps even your church? Are you lukewarm? The good news is that Jesus wants us to get out of that place of complacency, overcome the ordinary, and be on fire for our Savior!
How can we overcome the sin of complacency?
Reconsider what really matters most in life. What really matters is a personal relationship with Jesus.
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”Revelation 3:15-16 NIV