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September 22, 2017, 6:57 AM

Sharing the Impossible as possible

Church Family,

Of all the miracles and impossible things that God has done, the greatest yet, has been His saving of my poor wretched soul. I dont know of anyone more lost or less deserving. It is the salvation of my soul that fuels everything in my life. It changes how I treat my wife, view other people, make decisions, etc. In everything, because of the gospel message that saves me, I want to tell about the good news of Jesus.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Feet are just like my life without Jesus, smelly, nasty, and ugly. Yet, when those feet are bringing the message of the Impossible, they are a beautiful sight.

Take a moment and read God's description of the crucifixion. See the nastiness of the beatings that Christ took. Marvel that the telling of the gospel, even to Kings, leaves them speechless. 

Isaiah 52:13-15 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14As many were astonished at you—his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—15so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand.

Let me encourage you today to have beautiful feet. Share the good news in all that you do. Let it humble you, fuel you, and move you to engage the lostness around you.

Reminders:

1) Sunday we are taking up an offering to help buy school supplies. 

2) Sunday morning after the service we are having a brief meeting to discuss Trunk or Treat.

3) Choir Practice at 5pm on Sunday

4) Invite others to know Jesus and then Invite them to church today.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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September 20, 2017, 10:01 AM

Willing to do the Impossible

Church Family,

Strike up the Praise band of your heart! Based on the numbers I was given from our 3 meetings: Baptist Women, Brotherhood and Baptist Young Women, we had over 80 in attendance. Glory to God! These meetings were so good, we are going to have an additional meeting tonight called prayer meeting starting at 7pm. Come and join us at the church.

Are you asking God for the Impossible? Not Impossible for Him, but Impossible by human means. Today in my devotion time, I read Isaiah 50. It is telling about Israel's lack of obedience and a servant, Jesus, who will always obey.

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?

1) Inspite of their sinulness God was still speaking. What's God been saying through His word and Spirit to you lately?

2) Why did God punish Israel? No one was willing to serve God. No one was willing to answer God.

3) As you ask God to do the Impossible, to save the lost, heal a relationship, restore your walk with Him, etc.. DO not miss out on listening to God's response. 

4) If you are praying, but have doubt, STOP! Remember the Power of God to redeem and deliver.

5) The church that doesn't seek the Impossible will only do things in it's power. That church, like Israel, will turn from God and trust only in man. 

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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September 18, 2017, 10:32 AM

Asking the Impossible

Church Family,

Have you asked God for the impossible this morning? Have you prayed about the things that keep you up at night in a way that only God could do it and only God could get the glory?

Isaiah 48:1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right.

How is it that they are using the Lord's name falsely and not in truth? The rest of the chapter lays out the picture of an obstinate, hard headed, thick necked people that will ask God for things and then, when He responds, they give credit to themselves or their idols(v4-5). God has told of things to come in order to keep us from giving His glory away(v11). 

So church, why ask for the Impossible? In part, because it requires us to believe God. We must trust His response. Israel cried out to God for redemption and when God provided it He also provided what they needed.

Isaiah 48:21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and the water gushed out.

The water that flowed provided for all the people, over 2 million and animals. Think about that! Why is that so important? The rock was Jesus and the water was God's grace.

Ask God for the Impossible. Praise God for His answers. Use His name in Truth and Correctly before those around you!

Reminders:

1) We Invited 46 people this past week for a total of 1479. Is Jesus worthy of telling others about? Is our church a church that you would brag on? Tell others about? Use the name of God correctly, tell others about Him.

2) Baptist Women's meeting tonight at Frances Singleton's house at 6:30pm. 

3) Brotherhood and Baptist Young Women's meeting Tuesday at 6:30 at the church. 

4) Choir Practice at 5pm Sunday.

5) God can do far more than you can imagine or ask for. Pray for the Impossible. Be sure to give Him the Glory.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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September 15, 2017, 9:48 AM

What no one sees

Church Family,

Isaiah 47:10-11 You felt secure in your wickedness; you said, “No one sees me”; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.” 11But evil shall come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, for which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing.

Are you secure in your sin life? Do you feel like your life would fall apart without your sin life? Has sin so deceived you that you believe you can talk your way out of anything?

God has several warnings for us. None sound good, evil shall come, disaster shall fall, and ruin shall come! We often see someone fall and wonder how did that happen? Slowly, but surely, they felt more secure sinning, than in Jesus. We have all sinned in ways that can not be atoned for by our deeds. Praise God, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to atone for all our sins. 

If your private sin is now running your life, can I encourage you today to run to Jesus before it's too late.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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September 13, 2017, 12:01 PM

Isaiah 45 Striving against our Creator

Church Family,

Isaiah 45 is alive and pouring out blessings. What a joy to have too much to share today about God. Do I start in verse 1 where God talks about opening doors and gates for His annointed? Or in verse 17 where He says that He saves us with an everlasting salvation? Or verses 22-23 Where He promises to save all that turn to Him and that every knee shall bow and tongue confess?

If you are discouraged today go and read chapter 45 and see how much God loves and promises to those that He calls by name to Save.

After being encouraged let me write out this warning from God, Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?" or ‘Your work has no handles’?

While I hope that you find encouragement from chapter 45, do not miss this warning. What a blessing it is. We are not to strive with our maker. If you read the chapter, you see all the blessings that God has for His children. Therefore you can trust God's promises even when you are wondering what God was doing when He made you. When you want to complain about your life, wonder why others seem to have it better, and get angry at god, remember God created us for His glory!

Isaiah 45:24-25 “Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be shamed
all who were incensed against him. 25In the LORD all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”

Reminders:

1) Tonight our services begin at 7pm.

2) Choir be sure to speak with Perry about Practice times and dates.

3) Baptist Women's meeting Monday 6:30 at Mrs Frances house.

4) Brotherhood and BYW Tuesday at 6:30 at the church.

5) We are collecting an offering on Sept. 24th to help support our public school teachers. These teachers have seen and reported the needs of their students. We will use the offering to get the supplies the teachers requested for their classes.

6) What have you been sharing about Jesus today with those around you?

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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