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Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Living

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I love studying the book of Proverbs. Scripture connects to real, normal, everyday life. It speaks with refreshing honesty. Don’t you love these Proverbs? “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) “Those who conceal their […]

Summer Classes at Burns

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Living Like Jesus (Auditorium Class) Glenn Buffington, Jeff Kuhns, and Stan Whitfield It sounds so simple to live like Jesus, but anyone who has tried it for any length of time knows that it isn’t so easy. In this class, we’ll focus on how Jesus told his followers to live and how we put that […]

Egg Hunts

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Easter weekend is on its way! Like last year, we’ll have two egg hunts this year. Special Needs Egg Hunt is on Saturday, 4/20 at 5pm.This hunt is for our special needs friends of all ages (and their siblings). We’ll have a sensory-friendly atmosphere, special rules for the hunt to ensure that everyone gets plenty […]

Spring Sunday School Classes

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New classes at Burns start this Sunday at 9:30 – you don’t want to miss them! Seasoning Your WordsLadies Auditorium ClassPeggy Donegan, Leslie Hiatt, and Sandy Petty “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21) Using Nancy Eichman’s book, the ladies will […]

Deacon Candidates

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Our elders have proposed eight men to be considered as deacons for the church family at Burns. They are Jeffrey Kuhns, Roy Malecha, Frank Bradford, Joey England, Drew Pleasant, Andy Scott, Earl Martin, and Marshall Fuson. We are excited about the way these men can help with the work at Burns. Remember that if you […]

Ezekiel: Wednesday Study

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Our Wednesday class is undertaking a tough and rewarding new study of the book of Ezekiel. Despite its size, Ezekiel is often overlooked. Ezekiel prophesies during a dark time in Israelite history. Jerusalem is falling due to the people’s wickedness. Time and time again, God has begged them to repent, but they are a “rebellious […]

Building Campaign Update

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In March of 2018, our elders announced plans to expand our facility at Burns. They set an ambitious goal for us–to raise $200,000 by Easter of 2019 in order to begin the building process. We have established this building fund primarily through the use of 5th Sunday Special contributions along with individual special gifts. On […]

2019 Amazing Race Church Camp Application

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Camp will be here before you know it! Camp this year is June 9th-14th at Camp Leatherwood in White Bluff. Cost is $125 and payment is due by May 20th. Several have asked about the mess hall at Leatherwood. It will not be completed in time for this year’s camp, but camp will still go […]

New Bible Classes (January-March 2019!)

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The Barnabas Factor – Auditorium Class with Randy Fuqua and Jim Van Dyke Without Barnabas, the New Testament would tell a different story. He was known for his incredible generosity—he sold his property to help with the needs of others (Acts 4:37). He vouched for Paul and gave him an opportunity to minister to the […]

Romans Study

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Paul’s mangum opus, the book of Romans, has enriched and bewildered Christians for two millennia. During the fall of 2018, we’re spending our Wednesdays (at 10:30am and 6:45) studying this masterful book. If you want to study at home, Matthew has prepared a few resources for you to use and enjoy. First, challenge your knowledge of […]