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January 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

Ephesians 2:8-10: By Grace


Church Family,

My heart is so full of joy this morning. I literally told my King and Savior all of the ways that I could remember of how I sinned against Him. Rebelled against Him. Spat in His face. Lied to the world about Him. In my brokenness I looked for every way to bring peace and happiness to my life, but none of them could satisfy my need for long.

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

By Grace, God’s unmerited favor. I can’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, but Praise God He gives it. Praise God that my sin weighs me down. How else would I know that I needed someone to heal the brokenness in my life? So, be amazed by this fact, God shows us that we have sinned and then God offers to pay for our sins. The one that we betrayed has chosen to save us.

Will you put your Faith in God today? Faith that by His grace He has paid it all. That all your sin can be forgiven. Faith that trusts that His ways, word, and promises are what we need. His commandments aren’t keeping us from joy, but they are screaming, if you do that, it is going to hurt you. God wants the best for us. Will you put your Faith in God today?

Reminders:

  1. Thursday night the Baptist Women are meeting at Wanda Jordan’s and the Baptist Young Women are meeting at Jeana Carroll’s.
  2. Sunday, we will have a brief meeting for those interested in going to Toronto on a mission trip this summer.
  3. Monday night at 6pm supper will be served and at 7pm the Association meeting begins. It will cost everyone $5 to eat.
  4. Wednesday January 24th, we will meet at 6pm. Supper will be free. We ask that you bring a dessert. We will meet with Matt Hess and Scott Ridenour from our Toronto church plant. Come and see why we are so excited to partner up with these and others in Toronto to reach the world for Christ.
  5. We will monitor the weather for tonight’s service, but as of right now we are still having services tonight. I look forward to praying, singing, and worshipping together.
  6. This Sunday we will have a baptism service. Please invite all your lost friends and loved ones to see this. Pray that God will pour out His Spirit on us before, during, and after this service.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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January 10, 2018, 8:56 AM

Ephesians 2:1-7 Dead in our sins


Church Family,

Ephesians 2:1-7 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Did you know that Dead people can't do anything? We are utterly lost without Christ. That person who does so much "good", who gives of their time, ability, and possessions, but is without Christ, is doing it all for themselves. They can claim to be doing it for God, but they are Dead. Unable to do anything towards God. 

But God. Oh what a wondeful statement, But God, being who He is, has provided salvation because fo the great love with which He loved us. As you read God's word this morning, what He is telling you? Rejoice when God speaks. Treasure it and obey if called to do so.

Reminders:

1) Pray for the youth as the travel this Friday and return next Tuesday. Ask that God will save the lost and revived the saved.

2) Pray for Matt Hess and Scott Ridenour's trip here January 22nd-24th. Pray that God will build our relationship with them and that God would send other pastor's and churches to help with reaching the people of Toronto.

3) Monday January 22nd at 6pm We are hosting the Waccamaw Association Meeting

4) Wednesday January 24th we are having service at 6pm. Matt and Scott will be here to eat, fellowship and share with us. There will be a time for questions that you may have for them. 

5) Senior Adult Outing at the Church next Tuesday for lunch.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




January 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

Ephesians 1:16-21 A prayer that we all need


Church Family,

Due to the cold weather, we are going to move the Senior Adult outing to next Tuesday January 16th. They will be eating here at the church. Please help spread the word.

My worship time this morning lead me to study Ephesians 1:16-21 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

This is my prayer for you this morning. I pray that you may know what is the hope to which Christ has called you. I pray that you will know the riches of His glorious inheritance and the immeasurable greatness of His power towards us who believe. The fact that God saved us is enough, but God keeps giving to those who believe. Cling to His hope, trust in the Kingdom to Come, and realize the amount of might and power that the church has in and through Christ.

Reminders:

1) Pray for the youth as the travel this Friday and return next Tuesday. Ask that God will save the lost and revived the saved.

2) Pray for Matt Hess and Scott Ridenour's trip here January 22nd-24th. Pray that God will build our relationship with them and that God would send other pastor's and churches to help with reaching the people of Toronto.

3) Monday January 22nd at 6pm We are hosting the Waccamaw Association Meeting

4) Wednesday January 24th we are having service at 6pm. Matt and Scott will be here to eat, fellowship and share with us. There will be a time for questions that you may have for them. 

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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January 5, 2018, 8:49 AM

Ephesians 1:3-10 The Blessings found in Christ


Church Family,

Praise the Lord for sunshine and melting ice. As we get ready to celebrate the life of Vera Richardson this morning, let me offer some great words of encouragement.

Ephesians 1:3-10 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

I want to pick my words carefully here, God has not called us to become something. God has called us to be what He has already made us in and through Jesus. We are to be perfected in the sense that we don’t just say we are holy, but we live it.

Look at v3. The Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing already. Those blessings include:

V4 being holy and blameless before Him.

V5 adoption into the family of God

V6 Praise

V7 Redemption

V7 Forgiveness

V7 Grace abounding

V8 wisdom and insight

V9 knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of God- mainly, that God Himself would come die for our sins, be buried, and on the 3rd day be raised from the dead

V9-10 Christ gives us Purpose

What are you lacking today? What is it that you desire to have and are beating yourself up over? Look to Jesus. Through Him the Father has already given you all that you need. Stop trying to become someone different. Learn to be who God has already made you.

Reminders:

  1. Funeral this morning for Vera Richardson at 11am.
  2. We have a Baptismal service this Sunday morning. Please be praying and bring your worship with you to church this Sunday.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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January 3, 2018, 11:11 AM

Ephesians 1:1-2 By the will of God


Church Family,

Tonight, we will not have services due to the weather. Please keep warm and pray for those who have to be out in this weather.

At least for this week and hopefully longer I am going to try and use our devotional email to walk through a book of the bible. I really like to read more than a few verses each day, but I feel like we may gain more this way.

Ephesians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I used to think that Paul was bragging with his introductions. Look at me, I’m an apostle, but now I realize that Paul is really bragging on God. His identity is in Jesus and who Jesus called him to be. His authority is also given by the One that called him. All that Paul is, is a result of God’s will. Do you see your job/calling correctly as being that of the will of God? By God’s will, grace was extended to save you. By God’s will, grace called you to be a teacher, banker, carpenter, preacher, etc.

V2 is too good to not mention. Grace, unmerited favor, must precede peace. You can’t have peace with God unless you’ve experienced the grace of God. Unless your sin has been dealt with, you can’t have peace with God.

2 things:

  1. Embrace God’s will and calling on your life. Don’t stop aspiring for more, but take some time to thank God for the life that He has given you. Be satisfied with God.
  2. If you are seeking peace with God, you first must experience the Grace of God.

Reminders:

  1. No church tonight.
  2. We are having a baptismal service this Sunday. Begin your new year with a bang and come worship with us. Praying that God will bring more from eternal death to life this year.
  3. On this day 9 years ago we moved into the parsonage at High Point Baptist. Our first Sunday was January 4th. We are so thankful for God’s will.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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