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October 1, 2018, 12:52 PM

Simplify without Limiting


Church Family,

Colossians 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

During yesterday’s worship time we presented God’s vision for this upcoming season. SIMPLIFY WITHOUT LIMITING! We will focus on these 3 areas to bring this about: Prayer, God’s Word, and Praise.

We will intentionally have times for specific prayer during our services. We will intentionally learn and teach scripture. We will intentionally give God the praise.

What are some steps that you can take to excel in these areas? How can we as a church and I as a pastor help you in these areas?  What do you believe people see when they see our church(the people)? How will prayer, God’s word, and praise help influence or change the way we are viewed? How can God use us to help change the blame that the lost give to God for His church’s disobedience? (this is based on the truth that many are turned off to God because they have seen how church’s act and behave)

Reminders:

  1. Visitation tonight, at 5:30 we are eating sandwiches and at 6:15 we are going out.
  2. Trunk or Treat meeting Sunday following the morning service. Bring your ideas and suggestions.
  3. Choir practice begins this Sunday at 5pm for the adults and 2nd grade thru 12th.
  4. Youth Sunday October 14th with guest speaker John Morello

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




September 26, 2018, 10:20 AM

A Spirit of Power, Love, and Self-Control


Church Family,

2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a Spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

What a powerful and wonderful reminder today. The fear that we often experience as believers and a church is not from God. It is normally from us or a false spirit.

I must admit I needed to have a time of confession for the number of times my timidness/fear led me to doubt the power of God, love of God, and His control. Yes, we can get out of control and test God with our desires, but we can also get out of control and doubt His power and love. 2 questions I like to ask myself are this: Is this biblically correct? Is the reason I am saying no because the bible said so, or my flesh/other people’s response?

Join us this Sunday as I cast the Vision that God has laid on my heart for the next several months to a year for our church. Simplify without limiting

Reminders:

1) We are having Family Fun Night tonight at 6pm. Get out of the house and let the kids run off some of that energy they have built up. We are eating Baked Spaghetti, Chicken nuggets, and salad. Our games will be kickball or wiffle ball, plus the play ground and field are open.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




September 10, 2018, 11:06 AM

Excuses


Church Family,

Praise the Lord for a wonderful kickoff to Revival! I am so thankful for Mack coming and sharing God’s word and his heart with us last night.

Lord willing this Sunday morning the message will be entitled, “Don’t miss out!”

This morning my devotions had a great example of those who miss out. In fact, one man even had a godly answer, but still He missed out on God.

Luke 14:15-24 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’20And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

What excuses are you making today that the world accepts, but God doesn’t? Don't Miss Out!

Reminders:

  1. Tonight at 5:30 the Baptist Women are meeting at El Cerro.
  2. Tuesday at 10:45am the Senior Adults are going to Garden Alley for lunch.
  3. Revival Weds at 7pm with Rodney Hord, Sunday at 6pm with Billy Phillips.
  4. Sept 17th at 7pm the Waccamaw Association meeting is at North Conway Baptist.
  5. Sept. 18th at 6:30 Brotherhood meeting at the church.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




September 7, 2018, 8:23 AM

By What Authority


Church Family,

Would you continue to pray and plead with God for Revival in the coming weeks?

I mentioned Wednesday night during prayer service that I needed prayer. I knew what God was saying, but I needed the courage to accept it. I can’t count the number of times that God has made something clear to me, but I fight against it and try to justify my rebellion.

Mark 11:27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 31And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

When I falsely justify my actions based on my authority and not God’s authority I miss out on learning who Jesus fully is. So often I ask God to reveal various things, but even when He answers I find myself fighting His gracious answer. As I pray for revival, God has already revealed some difficult things in my life. Part of my prayer is that I will accept responsibility and be accountable for my sinfulness.

Can I encourage you today to wrestle with this question: By what authority are you doing the things you are doing?

Reminders:

  1. School Blessings special offering this Sunday morning. This offering will go towards helping individual students in need and to help supply teachers.
  2. We will take the Lord’s Supper this Sunday morning.
  3. Revival begins Sunday night at 6pm with Mack Hutson. Wednesday night at 7pm Rodney Hord will be with us.
  4. Monday at 5:30 the Baptist Women are meeting at El Cerro.
  5. Tuesday at 10:45 the Seniors are going to Garden Alley for lunch.
  6. Sept. 17th at 7pm Waccamaw Association Meeting at North Conway Baptist  
  7. Sept. 18th at 6:30 Brotherhood Meeting at the church

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn




September 5, 2018, 7:46 AM

Trusting the Power and Presence of God


Church Family,

Revival is coming!

There is a theme my devotions today.

  1. Jesus tells them to take nothing.

Luke 9:1-3a And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. 3And he said to them, “Take nothing..

  1. Jesus tells them to give them something.

Luke 9:13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.”

When we begin to depend on the Spirit and Power of God. He reveals the greatest parts of Himself.

  1. Jesus tells them who He is!

Luke 9:20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

If we will humble ourselves and trust in God to provide for our needs and to provide for our ministry. Then, I believe God will reveal Himself in powerful ways to both the disciple and non-disciple of Jesus.

Please join me in praying for revival. Draw a circle around yourself and ask God to start inside the circle and to spread from there.

Reminders:

  1. Prayer Meeting tonight at 7pm
  2. Sunday is gonna be action packed.
    1. Lord’s Supper during the morning service
    2. Special Offering for School Blessings during morning service
    3. Revival with Rev. Mack Hutson at 6pm.
  3. Monday at 5:30 the Baptist Women are meeting at El Cerro
  4. Next Weds(not tonight) Revival will feature Rev. Rodney Hord

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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