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December 10, 2018, 6:51 AM

Rest in Christ


Church Family,

Shortly after having our first child someone told me, “Congratulations, you won’t get to sleep for the next 10 years!” (The jokes on the them, we have 4 kids so ha, we aren’t sleeping till 2040 something)

Genesis 2:1-2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Rest is so important, but while God is concerned with physical rest, this passage is pointing to an even greater kind of Rest. A rest in which our soul rest from trying to save itself.

The song writer penned these words,

Standing on the promises, I cannot fall
Listening every moment to the Spirit's call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all
Standing on the promises of God  

Hebrews 4:9-11 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

My hope this morning is that your soul rest in the saving work of Christ.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Reminders:

  1. Thank you to everyone who helped make care baskets and wrapped gifts yesterday. Because you gave, we were able to minister to several families, over 20 individuals.
  2. Tuesday at 6pm Becky is hosting All the Baptist Women’s Christmas Party.
  3. Wednesday at 6pm the church is hosting the Church Christmas Party. Please bring a dessert. Santa will be here for free pictures.
  4. Sunday, the 3rd-5th grade Sunday school class will have its Christmas party. Please bring a $5 gift.
  5. December 23rd at 11am is the Adult Christmas Program. At 6pm is the Children/Youth Christmas Party. Please bring a dessert for refreshments that night.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




December 7, 2018, 10:20 AM

God the Creator


Church Family,

The first sentence of a paper or book is the most important and telling sentence of the book. So, what does God want us to know first? That He loves us? Dies for us?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

  1. God establishes time. There was a time when there wasn’t time.
  2. God created. He didn’t make things, He doesn’t discover things, God Creates them. Nothing exists without God having created them. Please understand that God didn’t create a bed. He created the things that we used to “make” a bed.
  3. The creator is greater than the creation. Many of the questions that we have about God are asked as if He is a creation. We wonder where God can from because we came from somewhere. God just is.

What’s the difference between you making something and creating something? A brief answer has to do with Authority. God has Authority over all the things that He created. All things will answer to the creator.

Reminders:

  1. Saturday:
    1. Seniors are going to the Dry Dock at 5:30
    2. Youth Christmas Party from 6-8:30 here at the church. Bring a $5 gift.
  2. Sunday we have several things happening:
    1. Sunday school begins at 9:45
    2. After the service the 4 & 5 yr old SS class is having a Christmas party. Bring a $5 gift.
    3. 5pm we will begin wrapping Christmas gifts and making Fruit Baskets for Seniors. Please bring little Debbie’s and individually wrapped snacks.
  3. Dec. 11th at 6pm the Baptist Women are having their Christmas Party at Mrs. Becky’s.
  4. Dec. 12th at 6pm Church Christmas Party at the church. Bring a Dessert. We will be taking pictures with Santa.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




December 3, 2018, 10:47 AM

Jesus is Coming


Church Family,

When people don’t have hope despair will soon consume them. I mentioned yesterday that the early church was fueled by many things. One of those was this truth. Jesus is coming back. Each day they lived as if Christ was returning. Each day they furiously shared the gospel and sought the holiness of God in their lives.

Revelation 22:7 And behold I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.

Our hope is coming soon. This should thrill and excite every believer. Our hope is Jesus. Soon and very soon He going to return. This is great news for every believer, but terrible news for those who do not believe. Christian, we have a cure for something that is worse than cancer. Can I encourage you today to share the cure for sin and death to those that you encounter?

Reminders:

  1. Tonight at 5:30 we are having Taco’s, at 6:15 we are going out for Visitation.
  2. Saturday the Senior’s at meeting here at 5:30 to go to the Dry Dock. The Youth are hosting their Christmas party here from 6-8:30.Youth, bring a $5 gift.
  3. Sunday the 4&5 Year old class is having its Christmas Party after the morning service. Bring a $5 gift. If you are a boy, bring for a boy and likewise for girls.
    1. At 4pm Children/Youth Christmas Practice, at 5pm Adult practice
    2. 5pm We will begin wrapping Christmas Presents for the families that we are helping.
    3. 5pm we will also begin making Fruit Baskets for our Seniors.
    4.  ***** We need little debbie’s, cookies, etc for the Fruit Baskets!***
  4. December 11th Baptist Women’s Christmas Party at Becky’s.
  5. December 12th Church Christmas Party at 6pm. We will have a special Jolly guest. He will be available to take pictures with. This is all free!

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




November 28, 2018, 9:31 AM

What a Difference Jesus Makes


Church Family,

What a difference Jesus makes.

Revelation 21:7-8 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

I don’t know about you but if I’m transparent here, v8 describes me. Cowardly, there have been plenty of times where I backed away from decisions due to a fear of what others would say or do. Faithless, how often have I walked by sight rather than by faith? Detestable, CHECK, murderer, CHECK, sexually immoral, CHECK…. You get the point. God is describing me.

BUT what a difference Jesus makes. It is Christ who overcame sin and death. It is Christ would shed His blood of the cross, His works, not mine that conquered all. Because of His works and His promise to forgive I am a part of V7 and not V8. Praise be God!

Reminders:

  1. December 12th Church Christmas Party at 6pm. Bring a dessert please and be dress to meet a certain guest.
  2. December 23rd Adult Christmas Program at 11am and the Youth and Children Program at 6pm. Bring refreshments for a time of fellowship that night.
  3. Prayer Pals- we need parents to sign their children up to become a prayer pal with an adult. We also need more adults. What better way can we grow our future disciples than to pray for them and teach them how to pray for others.
  4. Bless Every Home- We will learn more about this Sunday. This is a program that will give you 5 people a day to pray for that live in your neighborhood. It is a great tool to pray for your community and neighbors.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




November 21, 2018, 8:47 AM

Slow of Heart


Church Family,

Are you ever a slow spiritual learner? This has nothing to do with your mental or physical abilities, but has more to do with a hard, stubborn heart. Difficult times do not build character so much as they reveal the character that you already have.

Revelation 16:9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give Him glory.

This pattern continues throughout the chapter. God’s judgement and the people’s unwillingness to turn to Him. I am shocked at how someone could go through such trouble and then turn around and reject God. Yet, this is my heart’s story often. I often complain about the One in control rather than humbling myself and pleading for forgiveness.

My prayer this Sunday is that through God’s word we will see how to overcome a hard heart that is in bondage to sin. You maybe battling a sin that has plagued you for decades or it has recently become and issue. We will see how prayer can help us battle against our sinfulness.

Reminders:

  1. Thank you to everyone who helped make last night such a huge success. It was amazing to see so many quickly jump into action and serve!
  2. Tonight at 5:30 food will be ready. Once we have eaten, we will begin to decorate for Christmas. If you can’t make it by 5:30 just come on when you can. The food will still be warm.
  3. The children are going to be practicing for their Christmas play while we decorate.
  4. Lottie Moon Christmas Offering begins in December
  5. December 12th Church Christmas Party

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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