Friday, July 31, 2009

Last Day

Its the last day of Camp Canaan and we’re all wore out. We’ve been Putt- Putting, Bowling, watched a movie and had church 8 times already. We have 1 more service left, and then its times to leave in the morning. We will stop at Chick-fil-a in the morning for breakfast. It has become our yearly tradition after camp.
odd thing about camp is that no one has been saved yet. Now, on the other hand, yesterday’s service was from another world, the altars we full with adults and young folks. A sweet moving of God began to sweep through the tabernacle.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Camp Canaan.

Last night and Today were extremely good services. Last night Bro. Robert Laymance and Bro. Jonathan Hatcher Preached. As usual both men brought the Word in excellent fashion.

Today was BUSY! We started the services with prayer and singing. Our Youth Group got to sing twice so far. Both were by surprise.  They did great though.

Lori & I have sang a few times, but tonight the Lord really annointed the songs, and the two of us.

This morning was filled with singing and preaching. I started the service off with a message, then Bro. Wilton Grimes, & Bro. Hubert Troutman.

This afternoon we took everyone to the mall to get something to eat, then to the movies to watch “G-Force” in 3D. It was a pretty good movie, clean too.

Tonight started with some great singing and a tremendous moving of the Spirit.

Bro. Larry Russell preached the only message tonight, it was a blessing to all the preachers, really to everyone in the tabernacle.

You all have a great day and we’ll update again soon.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day #2 @ Camp Canaan

Its day #2 here at Camp. We had a gully washer as far as the weather goes. It started raining around 2:00 this afternoon, and rained until around 5:00. It is WET!

We’re looking forward to a great service tonight. We had a great service this morning, Bro. Will O’Neal, Charles Cassidy, Jack Pendergrass, and Steve Wilkerson all preached this morning. There a lot of preachers here this week, and a lot of singers, so we’re bound to have a great week.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to update tonight but, I will try.



Have you ever dreaded the day ahead of you? Be encouraged!

Have you ever felt like you couldn't face the day? It put you in a bad
mood to think that you would have to put up with the same things

I have too. What helps me is to remember Philippians 2:5 that says,
"Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus." ie our
attitude and mindset should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
Surely in the flesh there were times He didn't want to face his day

People plotting against him, trying to trap him, Plotted against in
the religious commmunity as well as the political. His own people were
his enemies - yet He was always faithful to His calling. God will help
us obey His command in 2 Corinthians 10:5 - we must take every thought
captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ and Col 3:23 - whatever we
do, we must do is as unto the Lord because it is Christ that we are

Next time you feel like you can't face the day - remember it is not
your family, friends, co-workers, or even your boss you are working
for but Christ Jesus Himself and the Bible promises that God Himself
will give you your reward. Amen!

Savor your Savior!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Camp Canaan… Day 1

Today has been a busy day. We started off with a light breakfast before going to Kelsan in Chattanooga. We stopped there long enough to get some supplies for Camp Canaan, then on to Wal-Mart to kill time and let some of the folks do some shopping. We then went to Sir Gooney’s to play a few rounds of Putt-Putt Golf.  The “Gangsta Putters” won both games against the “Hole Hustla’s” ( Thanks Zach for the Win!)

We took everyone to O’Charley’s for lunch, it was a nice lunch with everyone.  They were all very polite and well behaved.

Then back to Camp for some some rest before church.

The singing began right off with the annointing of God. Rita Howard, Theresa, the Brantley’s and a few others sang. Bro. Frank K Nolen preached first from Jude, “Three things about the Gospel” Bro. Ronnie Jones preached from Psalm 1 about “The Influence of the Ungodly”.

After the service we had hotdogs and volley ball until 11:00 then everyone headed in . Lights out @ 12:00. Midnight



Sunday Services

What a blessing to know that God will move down and bless His people, not once but two times in one day. Not only that but even more of a blessing is to see His people honor Him with praise.

I'm going to transition everything to Sermon Audio today...I think! So lets give a try.

"When God pleads His Case."

"How to be more than Conquerers."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So far VBS at Cedar Bluff has been great. In my time at CBBC this has been the biggest turnout for VBS. That is very encouraging to both myself, and the church. Every night we have had new students. Even our adult class is larger than it ever has been. Usually having 5 or 6, this week we have had 12 or more.


Continue to pray for the students, many are from unchurched homes. Some are from our neighborhood, some are from other communities, but they are all welcome.


Let me share this quickly. Sunday night as the night was coming to an end, the 3-5 age group was in a panic, the boys had to use the bathroom and the teachers didn’t know what to do. Both teachers we ladies and their own children are girls, so this was a problem. Just so happened I walked in and was bombarded with cries to take the boys to the bathroom.


After a little prayer and preparation on my part I took two. Both were different as night and day. But it was funny to watch the boys react when the preacher took them to the “potty”.


Last night one of them had to go so bad that he ALMOST relieved himself on the stage. The teachers were horrified, no one else was around so they had to take him. Quite an experience, but this week has been so much fun.


More a little later…




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Sunday, July 19, 2009


Everyone probably wondered today...What no preaching? Well the Lord began to move during special singing. I felt led to sing a song called "Can I pray for you?" There was a sense of heartache in the service. As we began to sing, God began to move folks to the altar. It was a sweet meeting. I really wanted to preach, and still do, but VBS starts tonight so it will be NEXT Sunday before I can preach again. I may have to find hollow log to preach into.

I'll try to update on VBS as the week goes on. please help us pray that someone will be saved through this years Bible School "Boomerang Express"


Friday, July 17, 2009

Are you weary?

In Pilgrim's Progress, Christian and his friend were walking on the Kings highway for a long time and their feet were sooo sore. They saw the broad way right beside them. It looked so soft and comforting to their feet. They just wanted a little break. It appeared to paralel the Kings Highway so they decided to walk on it for a while - but the broadway got farther and farther from the Kings highway. Christian and his friend got had a lot of heart ache before they found their way back.

Likewise, sometimes as we are walking on the narrow path, it becomes tiring and we get weary, yet Jesus calls us to walk the straight and narrow path.

Jesus told us that "strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." - Matt 7:14

When we get burdened with our troubles, it is a reminder to turn our eyes to Christ because, his yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt 11:30)

We can be confident because "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." (1 Thes 5:14)

Phil 1:6 reminds us that we can be confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Remember to savor your Saviour,  :-)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday night’s Service

I wanted to post Wednesday nights Service This week.


The Characteristics of Consecrated Christians 

please enjoy this look into Romans chapter 12



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School will begin THIS Sunday Evening @ 7:00 p.m. going through Friday July 24th

“Boomerang Express” is the theme. Please come if you can.

The Jay Humphrey’s Trio will be singing on August 9th during the evening service. A love offering will be taken. Service beings @ 6:00 p.m.
Click to visit their website, and for more info about the group.


Praise report

Good Morning,

  Jamie and I have a praise report this morning. We were getting ready for bed last night when he got a text on his phone from my youngest sister’s boyfriend. And he said he got saved last night at Neighborhood Bible Time. This is great news as Jamie and I were just talking this weekend about this so last night it was amazing to hear this news. Please continue to pray for him that he can be a light to his family.


Lori K. Burke





Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Ordeal of a Man's Faith

We had another GREAT service tonight. The Lord moved in tonight. We sang a song called "Allelujah" the third verse says "He is Worthy..." once we started singing that verse it got on. We had a lot of singing but EVERY ONE of them had the touch of God on it. Tonights message was "The Ordeal of a Man's Faith" a simple thought that I trust you will enjoy.


All for One & One for All

This morning was Great. We had a great Spirit in the singing, Preaching and invitation. The altars were full at times during the singing.
I Preached on "All for One and One for all" I felt great Liberty to preach the message. I am looking forward to preaching tonight. Praying about the direction now.

I'll post tonight message later...if there is one.

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Quick Update!

Well, I'm actually sittin gin Sunday School. Probably shouldn't be blogging but, I'll keep it short.

I wanted to update you on the on-line sermons.

Sermon Cloud has had 155 listens/Downloads of our regular service messages.

Sermon Audio has had a 124 Downloads and 262 Listens through streaming audio.

I encourage you to listen to oone or both of these sites.

P.S. Vicki know that's I'm online. I did ask if it would bother her. By the Way, We're studying Following God-Peter. We have studied John the Baptist, now here we are on Peter, quite a bit of communication on this one. So that is very good!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday’s messages

Can God Bless America Again?”

God’s Way

Are messages that we all need in America Today. Our nation is now 233 years old, and has compromised in so many ways, its up to the church to turn this around. I will write more about this thought soon.



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holy is the Lord

This week God has reminded me how Holy of a God we worship.  Remember in 1 Chron 13:10 when the ark of the Lord began to fall and Uzza put out his hand to steady it so it wouldn't fall on the ground - and God struck him dead for touching it? So many people wonder why God would do that. RC Sproul put it well when he said, Uzza's mistake was assuming his hand was cleaner than he ground. The dirt has always done what God commands it to do. It rains, the dirt turns to mud. The sun shines the dirt hardens back up. The ground always does what God has commanded - man on the other hand....

This brings a whole new exhortation to "Be ye holy; for I am holy!" doesn't it? (1 Pet 1:16)

But, thankfully we are not depending on ourselves to work this holiness in us - it is the Lord that works in us. 

Php 2:12-13 says, "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is <u>God</u> which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."


Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. (1Th 5:24)

How we are blessed! Amen :-)