Did you miss our Spring 2018 gospel meeting?
If you were unable to join us for our series of Bible studies with Carl Ballard, click on the image below to listen to any of the lessons. We invite you to listen to them carefully with an open Bible and an open heart.
Did you miss our fall 2017 gospel meeting?
If you were unable to join us for our series of Bible studies with Joe Greer, click on the image below to listen to any of the lessons. We invite you to listen to them carefully with an open Bible and an open heart.
Gospel Meeting Sermons Are Available
If you were unable to join us for our series of Bible studies with Paul Earnhart, click on the image below to listen to any of the lessons. We invite you to listen to them carefully with an open Bible and heart.
What is a Disciple?
"And He was saying to them all, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me'" (Luke 9:23).
A disciple is more than a spectator who watches the game of Christianity--he is a participant in the game itself. In fact, in this game there are difficulties to endure and sacrifices to make, so it's not always going to be easy. But as Jesus says, it is all worth it. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it" (Luke 9:24).
We invite you to join us on this treacherous but joyful journey of following Jesus as our Lord. Will you?
A New Year is Here!
Thank you for visiting our website. Now that we are well into 2016, our resolve to serve God as He has directed us in the Bible is renewed. We would like to invite you to visit us as we worship our Creator and study His word regularly. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or give us a call sometime. We look forward to meeting you! May God bless you in this new year.
Just be a Christian
Ever been confused, disillusioned, or downright frustrated at the countless "brands" of Christianity there are? Where did they all come from? Why do they teach different (and often contradictory) things? Is this the way it's supposed to be?
These excellent questions are worthy of answering. Paul wrote that Jesus' people must strive for unity because there is "one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father who is over all" (Eph. 4:4-6). This is only possible if we follow Jesus' instructions found in the New Testament--not written creeds, church (or family) traditions, or the decisions of denominational councils. Jesus is our only Head.
Here at McRae Road, this is our goal: to be Jesus' body. The first-century disciples were content to be simply called "Christians" (Acts 11:26). Why can't this be sufficient for us today? If this strikes a chord with you, contact or visit us to learn how to just be a Christian.
What Are You Living For?
This world is full of unanswered questions, violence, evil, and unhappiness. Does it surprise you that the Bible acknowledges the vanity of life? King Solomon wrote this of his quest to find fulfillment in life while excluding God: “Meaningless! Meaningless! Utterly Meaningless! Everything is Meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). He even said, “So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 2:17).
Solomon calls us to be brutally honest about life: without God we have no real purpose. It is a worthless existence. Even athiests will readily acknowledge this.
But, in the very same book, Solomon fills the void with a grand resolution. “Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). In short, we do not have to go through life feeling empty and living for nothing. The reason the world is so dark is because it does not know the God who gives it Light (1 John 1:5; John 8:12). If we know God and obey Him we are living for something (and Someone) worthwhile, even though we may be surrounded by a world of vanity.
What about you? Are you content to live for yourself and a world that will only bring you down? Or do you want real purpose? Please visit or contact us if you want to learn more--we are here to help you find the Light of the World.
One Who is Always Faithful
"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him.'" (Lamentations 3:22-24, ESV)
Jeremiah the prophet wrote these words as he witnessed the devastating defeat of his nation and destruction of its capital. Israel was God's chosen nation and Jerusalem His special city, yet because of their unrelenting rebellion He gave both into the hands of the godless Babylonians. For seventy years the Israelites would remain an oppressed people in a foreign land. Jeremiah (often called "the weeping prophet") saw firsthand the effects of their sin. In spite of it all, the gloom and judgment, he found hope in God's steadfast mercy and faithfulness love.
Today, the world is suffering the effects of sin. People feel the consequences of rebellion toward God and His ways, often without knowing why. Jesus came to give us a hope that transcends any human solution. The gospel is not a man-made self help remedy, but God's personal invitation to share forgiveness and healing. He has made a promise to us that if we believe and obey, "I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more" (Hebrews 8:12).
That promise is grounded rock-solid on His proven trustworthiness. Jeremiah saw God's faithfulness, and today we see it in Christ. Let us help you find hope and salvation in Jesus. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about this good news!