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March 4, 2019, 7:36 AM

Abortion


Church Family,

Have you ever read the bible looking for a way to justify your point or view of an issue? You may know that it is wrong, but you are so determined to have God’s permission that you will twist a verse here or there. How is it that we can some how justify killing an unborn child?

Exodus 21:22-24 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

All of us at one point or another have purposely twisted scripture to fit our ways. Maybe you are reading this, and you’ve been through the horror of having an abortion. Can I lovingly tell you that God offers forgiveness? I can’t imagine the pain that you are carrying around with you. Yet, God understands what it is like to lose a child. He knows the pain that you are going through. His desire is to love and care for you.

If you are reading this and wondering what the big deal is in taking an unborn life? The simple answer is that God is the giver of life. When we take life, we are going against the One who gave it.

Reminders:

1) Tonight, Visitation and Women’s Bible Study. Supper will begin at 5:30.

2) Saturday at 5:30pm Seniors are going to Adam’s Seafood

3) March 10th White Bible Service at 6pm

4) March 12th Baptist Women’s Meeting at 5:30pm at the church

5) March 17th Final Call Quartet in concert at 6pm

6) March 24th Senior Adult Sunday

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




February 27, 2019, 1:26 PM

Need it but Don't feel like it


Church Family,

Being unnecessarily honest today, I didn’t want to write an email. I didn’t really feel up to reading my bible. I’ve had no trouble praying, which I’ve been doing a whole lot of lately. How do you handle these days?

Exodus 12:19 For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land.

God gives Israel a commandment. A command that is not based on how they are feeling or their desires, but their needs. How do you handle the days when your feelings seem to outweigh your needs?

  1. You read anyway. It doesn’t have to be much, but you need to be able to recall whatever you read.
  2. You pray harder.
  3. You pray harder, because you are in a spiritual battle. Your flesh is weak, but the power of God is able to help you endure and move through your difficult days.
  4. You find others to help pray for you. Start by telling your spouse, best friend, SS teacher, etc.
  5. Thank God for this difficult time because you know that God is up to something greater than you can imagine.
  6. Do the thing that God has been calling you to do, but you keep putting off.
  7. Finally, attend church(which is tonight). Being around other believers is more helpful than we can ever describe.

Reminders:

  1. Saturday at 8am the Brotherhood is meeting at the church to do some construction.
  2. Our bible verse for Sunday is Nahum 1:3a
  3. Monday is Visitation and Women’s Bible Study
  4. March 10th White Bible Service
  5. March 12th Baptist Women’s meeting at the Church at 5:30
  6. March 17th at 6pm Final Call Quartet in concert
  7. March 24th Senior Adult Sunday. Lunch will be served. All non-seniors please bring a dessert

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




February 25, 2019, 10:54 AM

A reason to keep going


Church Family,

This is one of the those rare times where my bible reading is in the same book of the bible as I am preaching through. So I’m trying to dig deeper or read through different lenses if you will.

Exodus 9:34 But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and hardened his heart, he and his servants

Have you ever tried to minister to, lead or train up someone who will not listen? They will tell you what you want to hear, but never follow through with their heart and actions. Is Pharaoh’s rejection of God enough of a reason for Moses to give up trying? Is the future rejection of the people enough to make Moses quit serving God? The answer is no, but so often our service to God is determined not by who He is, but rather by how people respond. Can I encourage you to not give up? The rejection of others is not a reason to give up. In fact, it is the very reason you need to keep going forward in your service to God.

Reminders:

1) Women’s Bible Study tonight at 6pm! Ladies come out and join us.

2) Saturday March 2nd at 8am Brotherhood work day. See Adam Jordan for more details.

3) Sunday March 10th at 6pm White Bible Service

4) Tuesday March 12th at 5:30 Baptist Women’s Meeting at the church. We are helping reorganize the kitchen area. See Gayle Jordan for more info.

5) Sunday March 17th Final Call Quartet in Concert at 6pm

6) Sunday March 24th Senior Adult Sunday. All non-seniors please bring a dessert. Lunch will be served.

7) Toronto Mission Trippers, plane ticket prices are steady dropping. Please be prepared to purchase your tickets shortly.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




February 22, 2019, 8:03 AM

Cheating


Church Family, 

Are you cheating God? Is there something you promised Him, but are failing to do it or worse, you lied about wanting to do it?

Pharaoh never changes, but it's not too late for us. Spend time this morning committing yourself to the Lord. Confess your sin, ask for forgiveness, and walk in the Grace of God.

Exodus 8:29 Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you and I will plead with the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow. Only let not Pharaoh cheat again by not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.

Reminders:

1) the bible verse for this week is Jonah 2:9

2) Saturday March 2nd at 8am we are having a brotherhood workday.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn 




February 20, 2019, 7:19 AM

Fake god, Real God


Church Family,

Fake news, Fake merchandise, Fake People, We live in a time where we outwardly claim that we want the Real deal and nothing Fake. Spiritually we find throughout scripture and if we are honest in our own lives that we often settle for Fake gods over the Real God.

Exodus 7:10-13 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. 11Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. 12For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. 13Still Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

The bible tells us that Moses choose the real God over the pleasures of sin.

Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

For a season sin will seem fun and exciting, but God calls us to delight in Him. To see through the lies and Fakeness of sin. When we delight more in Christ than in sin we are freed from the bondage of sin. We begin to see what’s real and what’s Fake.

Reminders;

1) Church tonight at 7pm

2) Our bible verse this week is Jonah 2:9 But I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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