Psalm 139:23-24 - “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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My prayer is that you will feel welcome at Castle Hayne Baptist Church and that you will attend as often as possible. Also, I pray that you would really get to know the love in our church and Jesus, whom we serve. We are always looking for ways that we can reach out to the lost, sick, shut-ins and those who are looked upon as misfits in their neighborhood and throughout the world. We would like to invite you to visit with us and feel the power of the Holy Spirit move through the Word of God.
Castle Hayne Baptist Church is a missionary Baptist Church that teaches and preaches that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. We sincerely invite you and your family to come and worship with us.
We exist to reach people with the gospel both at home and abroad. We work through mission outlook that educates our people and gives them opportunities to serve. We put special emphasis on training and discipleship. We have a Bible study for all ages, on Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday evening.
For our youth, we have Mission Friends, Awana, Drama teams, Children’s Church, and a full Youth Service at the Family Life Center on Wednesday night.
Each family that joins Castle Hayne Baptist Church is assigned to a Deacon to help that family in any way possible. It’s that individual care that we want to show our people.
Please let us know if there is any way that we can serve you better.
Castle Hayne Baptist Church
4535 Parmele Rd.
Castle Hayne, North Carolina 28429
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Awana - K. to 6th. grades
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Focusing on the Unseen
Jonathan Edwards, the great American preacher, said, "It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven…to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper and true happiness?"
I am almost naturally prone to only trust and pursue only the things I can see with my natural eyes. Yet, ironically enough, most of the things I care about, I’ve never directly seen before. Can you put love in a case and marvel at it? Can you see compassion under a microscope? Does friendship have a shape? No. But without these things, our lives would be completely empty; yet, no one has ever seen them. We’ve only felt them deeply and seen them in action. The supernatural is similar. Just because we have not seen God does not negate the fact we have experienced Him deeply and seen Him work. God truly "is not far from each of us” (Acts 17:27), and through the eyes of faith, we can gaze upon our unseen God and be transformed into His likeness.
Edwards later wrote, "I resolve to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness, in the other world, as I possibly can." How do we leave worldliness and pursue other-worldliness? How do we get true happiness: the kind that actually satisfies? How do we do that today? Paul's encouragement to us is to focus. Intentionally exercise your grace-given faith, and make the values of eternity the pursuit of your life. As the hymn states it, “Trust and obey; there’s no other way, to be happy In Jesus — but to trust and obey.”
The kingdom of God is a mighty force pushing out the temporal and establishing the eternal! Life isn't breathing; it is knowing God. And when we obsess over hHis values, the vividness of our spiritual sight intensifies and our capacity to behold the beauty of the unseen increases! Trust and obey…there is no other way! Lord willing these devotions serve as art in the “museum of the unseen” for you to focus on and be transformed by