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September 1, 2017, 9:11 AM

Call Sin, Sin and Give Grace Freely

Church Family,

Today's Bible reading is Awesome! Throughout Scripture we find that God is willing to save any and all, but man is unwilling to hear or see God. What if God provided a way for the world to see and hear Him?

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice.

Isaiah 32:3-5 Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will give attention. 4The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly. 5The fool will no more be called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be honorable.

Who is this King? His name is Jesus. Jesus is going to be righteous, both carrying out justice(punishing our sin) and providing a way of salvation for our sin. Oh praise God, when we like Christ reign and rule as those who are willing to freely give grace to deal with the sin in our world. While also being faithful to call sin, sin. When we refuse to give grace we become religious and base our salvation on what we have done. When we refuse to administer justice we will call the fool noble and the noble a fool. We must trust the line that God drew in the sand between right and wrong. We must also trust in God's provision for sin, Jesus!

Isaiah 32:9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech.

Church, we need to heed this warning for all to stop being at ease and complacent. The world is dying and going to Hell. We must stop looking for the life of ease. It is hard to hold people accountable(justice) and adminster grace, but with Christ we can do all things. The salvation of the world should stir us to stop being complacent.

Reminders:

1) Senior Adult Sunday this Sunday. Buster Benton will be speaking. Lunch afterwards. Non Seniors bring a dessert. A special thanks to the ladies for decorating the church. I'm praying for big things this Sunday.

2) Brotherhood and Baptist Young Women meeting Sept 19th at 6:30pm

3) Women's Bible Study Sept 12th at 6pm.

4) This Sunday is the beginning of the new church year. Let's start with a huge crowd for S.S.

5) Remember to tell others about Christ today and then Invite them to Church.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 30, 2017, 10:20 AM

Sin + Sin = Sin

Church Family,

Your personal devotion time with God is the most important thing you need to do today. When the church fails to follow the Spirit of God, they add sin to sin. Without spending time with God you simply living for yourself. Adding sin to sin. Where there is no revelation(God's word) the people perish. 

Isaiah 30:1 “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the LORD, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;

Caught up in sin? Return to God, rest in His saving Grace, stop speaking of your works and trust in God's. Yet, many will not do this. They will continue to add sin to sin.

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

If you do nothing else with God today, read this whole chapter.

You have: Proof of Bible being recorded v 8;  the rejection of God's word v9-12; Gracious God v18; God our Teacher v20-21 and more.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 28, 2017, 10:48 AM

How God reveals Himself through Bread

Church Family,

We are up to 1338 Souls that have been Invited to High Point since the beginning of April. This week I'm praying that God will place people in your path that need to hear the gospel and be Invited to church. May we be Faithful to share Jesus with others. Remember you talk about what's important to you. 

God is so good. I often wonder how we ever learned how to do and make certain things. I stand in awe at how God reveals Himself through nature and our everyday life. 

Isaiah 28: 28-29 Does one crush grain for bread? No, he does not thresh it forever; when he drives his cart wheel over it
with his horses, he does not crush it. 29This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

Even in the making of bread God is revealing Himself. Take a moment today and notice God at work all around you. 

Reminders:

1) Senior Adult Sunday is this coming Sunday. All non seniors are asked to bring a dessert. Buster Benton will be our guest Speaker. We will have lunch afterwards and no evening services.

2) Wednesday night after the service the Baptist Women and Young Baptist Women are asked to help decorate for the Senior Adult Service.

3) Good News Club is starting back in October. Anyone willing to serve is invited to a meeting on Sept 13th at 10am here at High Point.

4) Choir members, please be sure to get your cd of the Christmas Musical. 

5) Visitation is next Tuesday. Food at 5:30 and going out at 6:15pm.

6) A special thank you to Perry Jackson and company for awesome August. We appreciate all those that helped and participated. 

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 23, 2017, 8:00 AM

Judgement is coming

Church Family,

Today's bible reading is a reminder of what sin is doing to the world.

Isaiah 24:5-6 The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants;
for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant. 6Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.

The great news is that God has sent His Son to save us from our sins. Judgement is coming, but God loves us so much that He rightly judges us and rightly provides salvation.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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August 21, 2017, 7:16 AM

When we Know All

Church Family, 

What a blessing it is to be able to converse with the One who knows and plans it all.

Isaiah 22:11-14 You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago. 12In that day the Lord GOD of hosts called for weeping and mourning, for baldness and wearing sackcloth; 13and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and slaughtering sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine.
“Let us eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die.”
14The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears:
“Surely this iniquity will not be atoned for you until you die,”
says the Lord GOD of hosts.

 

What is the sin that the people have committed? Rather than believing God, calling out to God, and repenting. The people decided that they knew what the future held and threw a party. If we are going to die, let's die partying. Far too often we assume the outcome. Rather than leading others to seek and trust God we assume the worst and in the process, ruin our witness. 

Can I lovingly encourage you to not assume the worst outcome, but instead to seek the face of God. Dont fall for Satan's tricks and spread the news of the worst possible outcome either. Seek the One that has never lost to sin. Plead for forgiveness where it's needed. Turn and follow Him. What if God is using the battle to grow us, not to harm us?

Love, Serve, Go!

Brian Winburn

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