Let us not forget during summer

Summer time is here, flowers are in full bloom, gardens are growing strong, swimming pools are open and summer sports are at their peak. Even in our church there is no slowing down. We have VBS in the air and mission trips and camps are right around the corner. We live in a very busy society, and there is no sign of it letting up. I often feel as though we get caught up in the whole “doing” part of life that we forget about why we were created. In James 4:13-14 we read “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’-yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” There are a lot of events to get involved with this summer. We need to live with urgency, even in the midst of a busy summer. We are promised only today.

Will Burgess, Associate Pastor for Youth
270-465-8115, willb@cvillebaptist.com

Renewed In Christ

Colossians 3:1-10
“1. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.7. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8.But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9.Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10. and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”(ESV)
This is not a License to sin. It saddens me that we have minimized Christ,the cross, and the cost. For some it is something that we simply do out of tradition, convenience, or its simply the right thing to do,Etc. When we look at what Paul is saying, we cannot encounter Christ and remain the same. Something will change, something must change!
One can’t help but see, that once we are in Christ, we are a new creature. As Christians we are to set our minds on things above and no longer the things of this world. We have died… as one that plants a garden, if the seed refuses to die and be a seed no longer, it can never become anything better. Paul is calling us to die to the former us, and take on something better…Take on Christ. He also mentions that we walked in these things when we lived in them. Now we put them to death. We allow Christ to come in and continue the renewal process. We are being transformed! During the growth process, the seed that is in the ground is always going growing until it is fully grown and harvested. The same is true for our lives.

Living,Thriving,and Going Beyond

Over the past few weeks our family has had some trying times. Being a pastor we see many things: some good , some bad. As I look back over the last few months or so, I can’t help see that God is completely in control.

We have watched families lose
mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, grandparents,etc. Things like these are never easy to endure. I simply do not understand how people without Jesus make it through tough situations.

The Lord has blessed my family with Godly parents, and a church family that has truly been amazing. I have been at the new church for only 4 months, and it feels like I have been there for a long time ( in a good way). I am reminded of a passage in Isaiah 41.
It reads: “I brought  you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners. I said to you: You are My servant; I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.”
As the days go by and my relationship continues to grow in Christ, I see that there are times in my life that God walks along side of us and other times He carries us. He has chosen us, we should not fear, and he holds us with his righteous right hand. He continues to strengthen me as I continue to follow Him.

What are You Chasing

As I began my devotion for this morning, I started asking myself, What am I seeking? Where is my allegiance?In Matthew 6:33 we read, ” 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Likewise in Luke 9:22-26, “23.And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.24.For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25.For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26.For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

When I read these passages, I am reminded that I must continue to seek Him and deny myself. We live in a “Self” saturated society, where everything is done to benefit ourselves even at the cost of others. Everyday I must take up my cross and follow Him. I must die to self! John Piper said this: ” I make an effort by reading my Bible everyday on a quest for a vision of God that will reassert His supremacy in my heart…in such a way that makes money loose its effect or anything else that clamoring for my soul…the goal is to see God as so supremely valuable that other things assume their way lower position.” Our lives and the things that this world has to offer should pale in comparison to the God of heaven, the one that holds our very existence. As we journey through this moment,hour,day, even this thing we call life, let us not forget- what we do for the furthering of the kingdom is all that will matter. Question would be: What are you hanging on to? Do the things in your life take precedence over your relationship with God?


We will be going to Perfect North on Wednesday February 16th. we will leave the church at 8 am.


February is a month known for a lot of different things. Things like: American History month, Great American Pie month, International Friend month, National Cancer Prevention month, National Snack Food month, and National Sinus Pain Awareness month, just to name a few. But, for most people, it is known as the month of “Love”. People across America and beyond will spend time and money finding that right gift, the one that says “I Love You”.

As we embark on and begin to embrace the month of February, we shouldn’t forget about the one who orchestrated the concept of love in the first place. As we read the pages of scripture, we see from the beginning to the end His love. In Psalm 139, we read that God formed us, He created our inmost being, He knit us together. In Isaiah we read that God has “engraved you on the palms of His hands” and then in Romans 5:8 we see “God shows his love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.”  This is Love and there is none greater. This is pure love. In the midst of a “love” saturated month, let us not forget that God loves us the most.

Just a reminder: We are going to Perfect North Slopes February 16th. We will leave the church at 8:00am

Today’s Devotion

James 4:13-17 “13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

God really spoke to me today , not only through His word, but through a message that I heard David Platt preach. The passage above speaks volumes about our lives. We boast about the things we are going to do in the next 30 minutes,2 hours, 12 hours and even the next day. How twisted we have become! We need to understand our lives are merely a mist, there for a moment and gone.I get it, We need to live each moment as if it were our last. I realize that each and every week 604,800 seconds go by and I have to ask myself ” What have I done or haven’t done to further the Kingdom? ” Shouldn’t it be, that as we know more about God that we develop a greater desire for Him? That was only the beginning of my devotion today. As I  continued to read the passage, I came across the verse 17: ”  So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”. That tells me that, as Christians, if we know the right thing to do and we refuse to do it- it is sin!

I think as students and adults we fall into this from time to time. We know what is right and choose to do what we want over what God’s Word tells us to do. It  is time for us to stand,trust the Lord, and be bold in our leading people to the feet of Jesus. As Christians, “our deepest craving is not ultimately for something it is for someone-David Platt”

Question is …” What will you do with your MIST ??”

Events For Campbellsville Youth

Good Evening everyone,


School is out and you will be looking for something to pass the time. If you want to get out of the house and have some fun, plan on going with us on January 19th. We are going to Windjammer fun center in Danville,KY. We will leave the church at 4;30pm and return around 9:30. We have rented the facility out so bring your friends. The cost is $10 and it includes normal skate rental. If you want speed skates or roller blades they are an extra dollar.

In February, we are looking towards Perfect North’s facility. We want to go tubing for the day. We are still waiting to receive cost information and available time slots from them. We were thinking February 16th for this date. It is president’s day and school will be out then as well.

In March, we are heading to Lexington,KY for Winter Jam. This year the feature band is Skillet. We have the opportunity to here 10 bands and an awesome speaker as we worship together with 1000’s of young people. The cost for admission is $10.00 and you’re responsible for any food or extras . If you have never been, let me encourage you to tag along with us and have an awesome experience worshiping the Lord.