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November 2, 2018, 10:59 AM

Not Slow, Patient


Church Family,

One of the driving forces behind the rapid growth of the early church was the reality that Christ may return at any moment. When believers do not take this promise seriously, gospel conversations seem to decrease. One of satan’s many lies is that we have plenty of time. Often, we mistake God’s patience to reach more people as Him being slow.

2 Peter 3:9-10 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Can I challenge you to live as if God is coming back today? Who would you tell about Jesus? Who would you ask for forgiveness or who do you need to forgive? Is there a ministry that you waiting for better timing to do? There is no better time than now!

Reminder:

  1. Homecoming this Sunday with Lanier Singleton. We will be taking a church family picture with everyone in attendance. Please bring lunch and remember there is no evening services.
  2. Visitation Monday at 5:30 we eat and 6:15 go out.
  3. Nov. 7th Family Fun Night at 6pm with soup, games, and a devotion.
  4. Nov. 8th Senior Adult Thanksgiving Lunch at Garden Alley. We leave at 10:45.
  5. Nov. 11th Turn in Shoeboxes
  6. Nov. 20th Community Thanksgiving Service
  7. Nov. 21st Decorating the Church for Christmas, no service that night.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




October 31, 2018, 12:15 PM

Supplements aren't a substitute


Church Family,

They say you can’t out work your diet when trying to lose weight. Your exercise/workout supplements your weight loss, but proper eating is the most important part. Some even use supplements to help burn fat, curb hunger, or gain muscle.

God has given us supplements for our Faith.

2 Peter 1:5-9 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,7and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

I’ve met a lot of people who have all of the supplements but no Faith. They are “good” people(although no one is good, no not one- Romans 3:9-10). When we trust in the supplements, but lack the foundation we are doing it for nothing. We can become discouraged, worn down, or worse, we could remain lost and spent eternity separated from God. The bible tells us that we are saved by grace through Faith, it is not of works.

Can I encourage you to supplement your Faith, but never value the supplement over your Faith?

Reminders:

  1. Prayer meeting tonight. We need your help after the service to help setup for Homecoming! This is a church event, so we need the whole church to help.
  2. Homecoming this Sunday with Lanier Singleton. We are taking a church family picture immediately after the service. Also bring lunch with you.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




October 29, 2018, 7:46 AM

Surprise the World


Church Family,

Thank you to everyone that helped make Trunk or Treat so special last night.

We live in such a broken and confused world. While it is sad to think that so many don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, this also gives us plenty of opportunities to tell and show Christ to others.

1 Peter 4:4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

It is hard for the world to understand why we as believers live a counter cultural life. The world says to live for pleasure and self, but God tells us to live for God’s glory and to serve others. A word of caution, God tells us to live differently, He doesn’t tell us to shun the lost. Sometimes we as believers can be guilty of shaming the lost because they don’t live like us. We need to use our differences to reveal Christ, not to push people away.

Surprise the world, show them Jesus

Reminders:

  1. Thank you to everyone who made Pastor’s Appreciation Day so special for me and my family.
  2. Wednesday Night after the service we will need everyone to help setup for Homecoming. The more helpers the quicker this gets done.
  3. Sunday is Homecoming with Lanier Singleton. Immediately after the worship service we will be taking a new Church family photo. Remember to bring enough lunch for your family plus 1. We will not have evening services.
  4. Nov. 11th Turn in Shoeboxes
  5. Nov. 20th Community Thanksgiving Services hosted by High Point. Supper after the service. Bring a Dessert

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




October 26, 2018, 8:58 AM

Join us Sunday


Church Family,

Sunday morning, we are going to talk about our habits. Especially when those habits lead to sinful behaviors.

1 Kings 19:2-3 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

How does a person go from challenging a nation and winning, to running for his life? He had a terrible thought life that was developed with poor habits over time. Do you struggle with overreacting? Do you wish that you handled situations differently? Maybe you get angry to quickly or you may slip into thinking negatively. Then join us this Sunday. The great thing about habits, they are learned and can be changed.

Reminders:

  1. Pray for people, gospel conversations, and for God to be glorified through the Trunk or Treat this Sunday at 5pm. Cars will need to setup at 4pm. Free Candy, games, and food!
  2. Nov. 4th Homecoming with Lanier Singleton. Potluck lunch and a church picture taken after the service.
  3. Nov. 20th Community Thanksgiving Service at 6pm hosted by High Point.
  4. Nov. 21st Decorate for Christmas

    Love, Serve, Go

    Brian Winburn



October 24, 2018, 11:47 AM

I will be with you


Church Family,

Exodus 3:12a He(God) said, I will be with you....

The presence of God is the difference between those who are saved and those who need Jesus. It is not our morals, character, appearance, community standing, wisdom, etc. God's promise to be with us not only sets us apart, it should also fuel our life on mission. To know that God is with us should give us the freedom and confidence to lovingly share Jesus with others.

Reminders:

1) Prayer Meeting Tonight at 7pm.

2) Sunday at 5pm Trunk or Treat! Please remember to sign up a Trunk or for an Game. Our goal is 20 and we are up to 16 right now. I always factor in that at the last minute someone gets sick or called into work so we would love to have more than 20 signed up. 

3) Pray for the souls that we are trying to reach through Trunk or Treat. Pray that God gives us the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with others.

4) Homecoming Nov. 4th with Lanier Singleton.

5) Don't forget to fill up your shoeboxes and return them by November 11th,

6) Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 20th at 6pm here at High Point.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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