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May 7, 2018, 10:36 AM

When God Removed His Word


Church Family,

Praise God for His Mighty Hand of Salvation! Yesterday we had 2 more souls testify to the saving power of Jesus. Oh, that God would allow every service to have someone come to a saving knowledge of Jesus.

Today I have a confession. In my flesh I have a message that I would love to write to the church and hope that God would bring it to fruition. Even worse, after reading in the Book of Amos, I find that God is saying the same message that I wanted to write on. So, what do you do? In this case, I realize that my heart is deceitfully wicked about all things. My heart’s message can not produce spiritual fruit. Only the word of God can do that. Had God put that message there I would have shared in a heartbeat, but my desires put it there.

Amos 3:7-8 “For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. 8The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?”

You see the key to being a disciple is hearing, listening(obeying), and sharing what God has said. Not what you desire. The danger to only hearing what you desire and not what God is saying is that it brings judgement on us.

Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. 12They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.

Notice this, it’s not that there is a lack of God’s word, but a lack of hearing the word. The judgement: God will make His word hard to find.

Reminders:

  1. Visitation tonight at 5:30 we are eating spaghetti, at 6:15 we are going out or staying in to write cards. How can your Sunday school class use visitation as a tool to REACH, TEACH, and MINISTER to others?
  2. Tuesday at 10:30 the Seniors are leaving to go eat at Ella’s. Bring your Horry Electric Card we will stop by the meeting on the way home to get our discount.
  3. Tuesday at 4:45 the Baptist Women are meeting at the church, then going to the Horry county parking lot, and lastly they are going to eat at the surfside pier. Please call Gayle for more details
  4. Last call for Baby Dedication sign-up. We have 6 signed up so far.
  5. Sunday we are celebrating Mother’s Day. Please come and join us.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




May 4, 2018, 8:31 AM

The Spirit Promised


Church Family,

Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. 29Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

It is hard for me to comprehend being a believer and not having the Spirit. In the Old Testament, we see the Holy Spirit, but all believers were not filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus refers to the Spirit as the Helper and Comforter. John 16 tell us the Spirit will convict us of Sin, Righteousness, and Judgement.

The Spirit convicts us of our sin. In spite of what most teach, drinking, drugs, sex, etc. doesn’t send us to Hell. People go to Hell because they do not believe in Jesus (John 3:18) Only the Spirit can prove this to those who don’t believe.

The Spirit convicts us of righteousness. We have no righteousness apart from Jesus. Christ, who is seated at the right hand of the Father, is our righteousness. He is the way to be forgiven of our sin and to have access to the Father.

The Spirit convicts us of judgement. Now that you believe and only trust in what Jesus did to save you. You need to rightly judge that the things of this world are fading away. That only things done in Christ are eternal.

Reminders:

  1. Tonight and Tomorrow night are the last nights of revival. Be sure to attend if possible. Take someone that doesn’t believe with you.
  2. Today our Ladies are going to Women of Joy. Please pray for them.
  3. This Sunday we will have a Gideon Speaker. We will take up an offering for Gideon’s International.
  4. Sign-up for the Baby Dedication and Graduate Sunday is available on the bulletin board.
  5. Visitation this Monday. Food at 5:30 and going out at 6:15.
  6. Senior Adults are going to Ella’s and then to the Horry Electric meeting Tuesday. Meet at the church at 10:30.
  7. Baptist Women’s meeting Tuesday night. Meet at the church at 4:45pm, go from there to the county building parking lot, and then leave to go to Esther Chresoulis’ house in Surfside. Call Gayle for details, 843-902-4196

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




May 2, 2018, 9:52 AM

How to Stop Revival


Church Family,

Hosea 14:1-4 Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. 2 Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls
the vows of our lips. 3Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses;
and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy.” 4 I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.

APOSTASY - the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.

The revival winds are blowing strong within our city. Another 114 were saved last night alone bringing the total to 1196. I want to encourage you to bring any and everyone to worship at revival this week. At the heart of revival is when a people realizes they have stumbled because of their sins. They in turn bring their words to God. No longer do they live a religious life, but rather by Faith they call out to God with their words for God to saved them.

I’ve been asked how would this revival ever end? The answer is worth repeating. This revival will stop when “believers” who have renounced their faith in exchange for religion begin to flood the revival and quench the Spirit.

Have you ever accepted your sin? The sins of others? Do you make decisions based on what pleases God or what pleases the people around you? Have you renounced your faith without realizing it?

Let me confess, there are things that I want to criticize about the revival. I would do things differently at times, but that may also be because God didn’t gift me the way He has gifted the leaders of this revival. So, I have a choice, I can quench the Spirit and complain about what I don’t like, OR I can rejoice at what God is doing?

My choice is to rejoice at what God is doing. To see that it is God at work and not the ways of man. Apostasy at its core is when ‘believers’ trust in the way things are done(v3) and not in God’s power. Are we known more for our ways or for seeking God? Do we rejoice at what God is doing in the lives of others?

Reminders:

  1. Prayer meeting tonight for those who aren’t going to the revival.
  2. Women of Joy Conference this weekend. Please be in prayer for these ladies.
  3. Sign-up for Baby Dedication and Graduate Service on the bulletin board.
  4. Gideon Service Sunday morning. We will take up an offering.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




April 30, 2018, 10:09 AM

Coming Out of Slavery


Church Family,

Praise God for the outpouring of His Spirit yesterday during both services. The Gospel is the most powerful, life changing message in history. We are so excited about those who professed Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

When reading our bible, we should also read it through Jesus. The scriptures testify about Him, John 5:39. If you haven’t already, please go and read through the book of Hosea and see all the references to Jesus.

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

Yes, God is speaking about Israel, but He is also referring to Jesus. If you recall just after the wisemen come God warns Joseph and they move to Egypt. Why? Egypt represents slavery, sin, and bondage. Jesus came to rescue us from slavery, sin, and bondage. Just a big side note, God never approves of slavery. He is constantly seeking to free those who are enslaved.

From Hosea 11 through Hosea 13 God describes a people that kill their children, refuse to follow leadership, reject Him as King, and commits terrible sins, but He closes it with this statement.

Hosea 13:14 I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death. O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting?
Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

Paul quotes this passage in 1 Corinthians 15:54-55.

Who did God give as a ransom? His son, Jesus of Nazareth. What price did He pay? He shed His blood on the Cross where He bared the sins of the world. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day.

Are you enslaved by sin? My friend, God does not wish to leave you in that state. Confess your sin to Him this day. Believe in the One who made a way from sin to grace, wrongdoing to forgiveness, and death to life.

Reminders:

  1. Be in prayer for the Women of Joy Conference this weekend.
  2. Gideon Sunday is this week, May 6th.
  3. Baby Dedication and Graduate Sunday Sign-Up sheets are on the bulletin board.
  4.  VBS June 17th-21st Please let Gayle know that you are ready and willing to serve in anyway that helps the gospel.
  5. Revival begins at 6:30 tonight at Langston Baptist. Nearly 1,100 people have been saved and 100’s more rededicating their lives during this time. Please take your lost friends, family, and strangers. The Gospel changes everything

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




April 27, 2018, 10:44 AM

The Gospel in the Old Testament


Church Family,

Revival is breaking out throughout our area. Over 800 new believers in under 2 weeks of services. Find a way to bring the lost with you to a service. If you can’t attend, please join me in praying that we as believers will do all that we can to not be a hindrance to the services. God allow us to be supportive of the works that you are doing.

The Gospel in its simplest terms is that Jesus died on the cross for our sins according to the scriptures, was buried, and rose again on the 3rd day according to the scriptures(1 Corinthians 15:1-4). There are plenty of places where I can see that Jesus dies for our sins in the Old Testament, but where do we see that He will be raised from the dead? Well, one such place is Hosea:

Hosea 6:1-2 Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. 2After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

God is so good to us. I love that God doesn’t tear us down and leave us that way. I love that He died on the cross for my sins, but also conquered death to give me an eternal hope.

Reminders:

  1. Tonight, the Youth are going to Revival. They will leave at 5:30pm. Please eat before coming. As of last night, there have been over 800 decisions made for Christ.
  2. 5th Sunday Singing at 6pm Sunday night.
  3. Please remember to sign-up for the Baby Dedication Service or Graduate Service this Sunday. We are expecting a large number on both of these lists.
  4. Gideon Service May 6th during the morning service.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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