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March 2, 2018, 9:15 AM

For His Name's Sake

Church Family,

Words can not express how thankful I am for what God has done in and through our church over the last several weeks. Yesterday was a huge success, but probably not for the reasons we think. Yes, we have yet to receive a complaint. Yes, we delivered 1300 plates in 2 ½ hours. Yes, we plated 1300 in under 2 ½ hours and then went on to serve everything we had until we ran out.

Our success was how God brought our entire church together. We prayed, a lot. We served as a body and not a bunch of individuals. Many of you sacrificed your time, body, and money throughout this process. Our success was your courage and strength to trust that God is greater and able to provide above and beyond what we could imagine. We imagined 1000 plates, maybe 1200. 1530 plates later God showed up and showed out.

Can I plead with you to come this Sunday and share a time of praise as a church body? Share what God did at work, at home, and wherever you go to play this weekend. Let us offer the sacrifice of praise starting in Sunday school at 10am.

Let me end with the most powerful words of all, God’s word. God is speaking to the sinful leadership of Israel.

Ezekiel 20:9 & 12 But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made myself known to them in bringing them out of the land of Egypt.  

12Moreover, I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them

1.Glory to God that He acts for His name’s sake and not based on who I am or what I’ve done! Egypt represents sin in this case. God, for His name’s sake has lead us out of Sin.

2.God gave us the Sabbath, a day of no work, to show that through resting in Him we are made holy and not through our works. Let that grab you today if you are struggling. It’s not how we dress, how well we “do” church, etc. It’s the power of God’s namesake that makes us like Christ. Glory to God!


Thank you to everyone that donated/offer up to God, their time, money to buy the supplies, money to buy chicken bog, and anyone else I haven’t mention specifically but made such a big difference.


  1. Bring your praise with you Sunday!
  2. Sunday night at 6pm we begin 2 new discipleship classes, Matthew continued by Shay in the youth room and 3 circles evangelism, turning everyday conversations into gospel conversation with Brian in the Sanctuary.
  3. Visitation this Monday, food at 5:30 and 6:15 going out.
  4. Tuesday Baptist Women’s Meeting hosted by Gail Bratcher at 6:30. We can provide directions at church Sunday.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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