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  1. FBC E-Blast - June 27, 2022

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    June 27, 2022

    A Servant's Rewards - Hebrews 6


    In His grace, God freely gives salvation to those who believe in Jesus. We cannot earn this gift, nor do we deserve it. Our Father does notice our good works, though. And He promises to reward us according to what we have done for Him.

    True service occurs when we allow the Lord to work through us for His glory and honor. True ministry occurs when divine resources meet human need through loving channels.

    Revelation 22:12 encourages us, "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done." Whether large or small, all service done in Jesus' name will be blessed. We must be careful, though, that our actions are for Christ's glory. If motives are self-serving, the only benefit we receive is the praise (if any) that we hear from people in this life. And we know that men's approval is not satisfying or lasting.

    While some rewards will be given in heaven, other blessings can be experienced now. For example, we know great joy when we allow God to bless others through us. And there is deep satisfaction in realizing that we are pleasing Christ. In addition, there's a profound sense of fulfillment when we lead a person to Jesus and teach him how to walk by faith.

    Serving others is both a great benefit and a responsibility for Christians. We should prayerfully consider our motives to make sure that our goal is to glorify Christ. Only then will we receive God's full blessings - rewards given not only in eternity but on earth as well.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Series
          What dominates the headlines doesn't have to dominate our hearts. There's only one name that can bring the world together, and you won't find it on a ballot. Are you ready to discover the hope and freedom we've been given Under God? Instead of focusing on politics, this series will ask what it really means for Christians around the world to be under God. This series will begin on July 10.

    This Past Sunday:
          Yesterday, we took Communion after our worship service. What better time to learn about what Communion is all about than on the day that we join together worshipping God with it. We are going to learn that there are 3 things that Communion teaches us to look at. So instead of just taking it because we have always done it, let's learn why we do it.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
          Lord willing, we will have a baptism next week, and we will be learning from Scripture about what baptism is and why it is important.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    June 29 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    June 30 - Church Work Night at 6 PM

    July 3 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

    July 16 - Men's BBQ at the Staub's at 1 PM

    July 17 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

    July 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.

    July 31 - Missionary to Reno, James Tilson will be with us.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  2. FBC E-Blast - June 20, 2022

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    June 20, 2022

    God Is Always in Control - Isaish 45


    I admit that I often don't understand why bad things happen. Even so, I believe that God has a purpose for everything He does or permits. My faith is rooted in the biblical principle that says the Lord is sovereign (Psalms 22:28). He is in absolute control of this universe, the natural and political climate of this earth, and my life and yours.

    When we are in the midst of a trial, it is hard to resist crying out, "God, Why is this happening?" Sometimes we get the answer and sometimes we don't. What we can be sure of is that nothing happens by accident or coincidence. He has a purpose for even our most painful experiences. Moreover, we have His promise to "cause all things to work together for good to those who love God" (Romans 8:28).

    Seeing in advance how the Lord will work evil or hurt for our benefit is very difficult, if not impossible. My limited human perspective doesn't allow me to grasp His greater plan. However, I can confirm the truth of this biblical promise because the Father's good handiwork appears all through my pain, hardship, and loss. I have experienced Him turn mourning into gladness and have seen Him reap bountiful blessings and benefits from my darkest hours.

    As believers, we must accept that God won't always make sense to us. Isaiah teaches that His ways and thoughts are higher than our own (Isaiah 55:9). He sees the beautifully completed big picture. We can rely on the fact that God is in control, no matter how wildly off-kilter our world seems to spin.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Series
          What dominates the headlines doesn't have to dominate our hearts. There's only one name that can bring the world together, and you won't find it on a ballot. Are you ready to discover the hope and freedom we've been given Under God? Instead of focusing on politics, this series will ask what it really means for Christians around the world to be under God. This series will begin on July 3.

    This Past Sunday:
          Happy Father's Day!! Today we look into what it takes to be a strong man in the Lord. Believe it or not, God wants us weak, because that is when we will see our need for Him. If we truly want to be strong in the Lord, we must first realize that we are weak, then God can use us in mighty ways.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Join us as we worship God as we take the Lord's Supper!




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    June 22 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    June 26 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    June 30 - Church Work Night at 6 PM

    July 3 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

    July 16 - Men's BBQ at the Staub's at 1 PM

    July 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.

    July 31 - Missionary to Reno, James Tilson will be with us.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  3. FBC E-Blast - June 13, 2022

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    June 13, 2022

    Recognize Your Vulnerability - I Corinthians 10


    Some Christians see a fellow believer fall into sin but fail to acknowledge that they, too, could stumble. That's dangerous. Satan has them right where he wants them: deceived by a false sense of confidence. Three enemies are constantly at work trying to bring us down: the Devil, his world system, and our own treacherous flesh.

    Even though believers have a righteous standing before God, we must each, like Paul, acknowledge an internal problem: "sin which dwells in me" (Romans 7:20). Satan takes full advantage of this weakness, luring us with fleshly and worldly temptations. He stokes our pride so we'll be blinded to our own vulnerability to stumbling.

    Christians need to be continually on guard. Since ignorance - of the nature of sin, the strategies of the Enemy, and our own areas of weakness - sets us up for failure, we cannot afford to be careless in our thinking. Anytime you find yourself excusing, redefining, or rationalizing sin, you've lost your sensitivity to the Lord. God's Word must always fill our minds and direct our steps.

    If you've drifted from the Lord, turn back to Him by acknowledging your sin and accepting full responsibility for it. Repentance simply means changing your mind and going in a different direction - toward God instead of away from Him.

    The next step is harder. Respond with gratitude for the Lord's chastisement. Every time believers fall into sin, God lovingly works to bring them back into a fellowship with Him. His discipline may be painful, but it's always good because it brings us to our senses and reconnects us with our Father.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Series
          What dominates the headlines doesn't have to dominate our hearts. There's only one name that can bring the world together, and you won't find it on a ballot. Are you ready to discover the hope and freedom we've been given Under God? Instead of focusing on politics, this series will ask what it really means for Christians around the world to be under God. This series will begin on July 3.

    This Past Sunday:
          As we close our series on Pre-Decide, we will cover the need for our lives of being a finisher. If you are still here on this Earth, God still has a plan and purpose for your life. Starting is easy, its more about how you finish. Will you finish well?
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        We will celebrate Father's Day.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    June 15 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    June 16 - Church Work Night at 6 PM

    June 26 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    July 16 - Men's BBQ at the Staub's

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.

    July 31 - Missionary to Reno, James Tilson will be with us.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  4. FBC E-Blast - June 6, 2022

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    June 6, 2022

    When a Fellow Christian Stumbles - Galatians 6


    The Lord doesn't want the members of His body to live in isolation; believers are intended to function as a loving family who actively care for each other. One of our responsibilities as part of God's household is to come alongside a brother or sister who has stumbled. Paul specifies that those "who are spiritual" are to restore the fallen ones to fellowship with the Father and the family. "Spiritual" doesn't mean some elite group of pious leaders; it refers to any Christians who are living under the Spirit's control. A key element in this process is the attitude of the one who seeks to restore a fellow Christian.

    A Spirit of Gentleness: This isn't a time for harshness, anger, judgment, or condemnation. Our goal is not to heap pain and guilt upon a hurting brother or sister but to show mercy and forgiveness (II Corinthians 2:5-8).

    A Spirit of Humility: Those who have a superior attitude look down on a fallen brother and think, I would never make those mistakes. But the humble know their own vulnerability. Instead of judging others, they examine their own lives in order to recognize and deal with areas of weakness.

    A Spirit of Love: When we love others, we'll willingly sharing their burden. This requires an unselfish investment of our time, energy, and prayer on their behalf.

    How do you react when a fellow Christian has stumbled? One of the ugliest human traits is our tendency to feel better about ourselves when another person misses the mark. Instead of sharing the latest gossip about a fallen brother or sister, let your heart break, and come alongside to love and help.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          That one word that will change your life is faith. Faith is what we need more and more of. It is what God has called us to. We can be more faithful to Him when we make God priority in our lives.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        We finish up our Pre-Decide series, by looking into how we can finish well When You Want To Give Up.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    June 8 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    June 16 - Church Work Night at 6 PM

    July 16 - Men's BBQ at the Staub's

    June 26 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.

    July 31 - Missionary to Reno, James Tilson will be with us.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  5. FBC E-Blast - May 30, 2022

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    May 30, 2022

    The Impact of Prayer - I Thessalonians 5


    Prayer is the lifeblood of an intimate relationship with the Father. But believers often have questions about its power and effectiveness. Don’t hesitate to take your queries to the Lord, dig into Scripture for answers, and seek the counsel of a trusted spiritual mentor. Prayer is too important to neglect.

    Will God’s plans fail if I don’t pray? God is not subservient to believers or dependent upon their prayers. The time we invest in speaking with Him involves us in the work that He is doing in our lives and in the world, but He will carry on without us. Laboring alongside the Lord is our privilege.

    Does my prayer (or lack thereof) impact God’s work? I believe that Scripture indicates the answer to this question is both yes and no, depending upon the situation. There are times when God’s purpose is set. He is in control and has determined the best course. In the Old Testament, the Lord often prophesied what He would do and then brought those events to pass.

    In other cases, “you do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2). There are some good things that He holds back until we put out prayerful hands to receive them. But because God is a loving Father, He also pours our blessings that we wouldn’t even think to request.

    Believer’s prayers have tremendous impact, particularly on their own faith and life. Do you understand what an awesome privilege it is to kneel before the all-powerful Father and know that He listens and will respond? God loves to be good to His children and answer their prayers.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          God has blessed us greatly. In return, we should desire to glorify God with everything we have, including our finances. God calls us and even challenges us to be generous with what He has blessed us with. It is truly amazing to see that when we are faithful to Him over what He has already given us, that He entrusts more to us. Some people believe that they have to wait until they are "rich" or "wealthy" to be generous, but that's just not true. Join us today as we find out what happens "When You Stop Holding Back."
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        We continue our Pre-Decide series, by digging into One Word That Will Change Your Life.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    June 1 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    June 2 - Church Work Night at 6 PM

    June 5 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    June 26 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  6. FBC E-Blast - May 23, 2022

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    May 23, 2022

    How to Serve the Church - I Corinthians 12


    When I talk about serving the church with God-given talents and gifts, people oftentimes think too small. They picture the choir singer or the Sunday school teacher. But if they don't happen to be naturallly adept at singing or teaching, they give up.

    It's time we stop thinking in terms of a "Sunday only" establishment. The church is not a place or a time; it is a body of believers, each one uniquely gifted by God to guide, help, challenge, and support the rest. In fact, most service to the Lord doesn't take place inside the church building. It happens out in the world, where we do all the things that Scripture commands.

    Most believers are not in a position to influence a lot of people. When we act or speak, only those closest to us notice, but a chain reaction ripples outward to affect an entire community. Paul's metaphor of body parts working together harmoniously is a helpful description of how one small action can have a widespread impact. Consider the way tensing your big toe keeps your foot stable and thereby steadies your whole body. In the same way, a gentle rebuke, a listening ear, or a loving deed benefits the church by strengthening one brother or sister, who then supports another...

    We are on this earth to serve the kingdom of God and His church. And we do that by ministering to each other in small ways that steady the whole body as we give extra support to one member. In talking about such service, I am challenging you to find a need that God can meet through you.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          The next message in our series of "Pre-Decide" is about "Getting Closer To God." We are going to see that we cannot get closer to God by only spending 1 hour a week in church. God has given us 168 hours in a week, and you cannot really make great strides in your walk with God if you only spend 1 hour with Him.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        We will continue our series, Pre-Decide, next week by looking at our need to be generous with what God has blessed us with. We will do that by delving into When You Stop Holding Back.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    May 25 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    May 29 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 30 - Midway Memorial Day Service at the Midway Honor Roll at 9:45 AM and at the Center Cemetery at 10 AM

    June 5 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  7. FBC E-Blast - May 16, 2022

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    May 16, 2022

    A Caring Church - Luke 10


    Do you realize that believers should not have to look beyond the body of Christ to have their needs met? We are meant to be a self-sustaining body. After several decades in ministry, I have seen only one way for the church to function as it should: believers must commit to give of themselves on behalf of others.

    For example, a man determines to pray and struggle alongside a hurting brother until the burdensome situation is resolved or peace returns. Or a woman makes herself available to answer a new Christian's questions about the weekly sermon--the two ladies search the Bible and fill their minds with Scripture. And there are countless other ways to serve others, such as driving an elderly member to the service, teaching a Sunday school class, or visiting a weary single mom and listening to her concerns.

    Before you become overwhelmed by the variety of needs in your church, let me remind you that loving each other is meant to be a body-wide effort. One person cannot meet every need. But suppose you commit to serving a small group of folks whom God brings into your sphere of influence. If, in order to care for them, you surrender self-focused preferences about resources and time, the Lord will bless you with more joy and contentment than you've ever known.

    To serve others before serving yourself is to practice authentic Christianity. I'm certain that if believers commit to meeting as many needs as the Lord brings to their attention, then a lazy church can be transformed, becoming a true body of believers who function together for the glory of God.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          As we continue our series "Pre-Decide," we want to talk about what is going to make or break the child of God who desires to live for the Lord, consistency. Consistency is not the same as perfection. You will fail, because we are all sinners, the difference with consistency is that if you fail once, get back up and start to follow the Lord again.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next week, we continue our series on Pre-Decide by looking at what it means to be devoted to Jesus Christ, in a message titled Getting Closer To God.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    May 18 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    May 19 - Church Work Day at 6 PM

    May 29 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 30 - Midway Memorial Day Service at the Midway Honor Roll at 9:45 AM and at the Center Cemetery at 10 AM

    June 5 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    July 25-27 - Christmas in July With Jesus, is our Vacation Bible School. It will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for kids that are in preschool through those going into 6th grade. Please RSVP by going here.


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
        (724) 796-3381


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  8. FBC E-Blast - May 2, 2022

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    May 2, 2022

    The Value of Seeking the Lord - Psalm 119


    We all have ambitions and desires. And while these are not necessarily wrong, we should analyze our priorities: Where do I invest my time and energy? What or who occupies my thoughts? As important as our earthly pursuits, responsibilities, and relationships may be, they cannot compare to the value of a life spent seeking the Lord.

    First of all, consider what it means to seek something. The word connotes a strong desire and an energetic quest to achieve it. Suppose you discovered a very productive vein of gold on your property. You wouldn’t just stroll out and look at it occasionally. No, you would gather some equipment and diligently go out each day to chip away at the rocks and collect the precious metal.

    In the same way, seeking the Lord is not a quick and occasional encounter, but a wholehearted effort to know Him more intimately and follow Him more closely. Those who unreservedly pursue this kind of fellowship with God are determined to spend time with Him; they also want to forsake anything that could hinder growth in their relationship with the Lord. God’s committed followers boldly claim His promises and trust Him to fulfill His Word. Their experiences with the Lord bring amazing satisfaction yet cause them to hunger for more of Him.

    The Christian life is meant to be a pursuit of God. To walk through the door of salvation and stand still, never drawing any closer to Him, is to miss the treasures that are available in Christ. Those who seek Him soon discover that knowing Him is the greatest reward of all.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          In our next message of our series "Pre-Decide," we are going to look at how we can make the decision ahead of time to help us overcome temptation. We are all tempted, and many people give in to that temptation, but God does not want us to do so. He wants us to withstand temptation. We are going to learn today, how we can overcome temptation.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next week, we will celebrate Mother's Day. The next week, May 15, we will continue our series Pre-Decide by looking into how we can pre-decide to live with The Power of Consistency.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    May 4 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    May 11 - Trustee Meeting following Prayer Meeting

    May 29 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 30 - Midway Memorial Day Service at the Midway Honor Roll at 9:45 AM and at the Center Cemetery at 10 AM

    June 5 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
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  9. FBC E-Blast - April 25, 2022

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    April 25, 2022

    A Heart for God A Vision for the World - Acts 13


    I sometimes like to walk through a cemetery and read the epitaphs on the tombstones. It's interesting to see what words are used to sum up a person's life. This may seem like a morbid pastime, but it's actually a great way to reassess our own lives. We're each going to leave a testimony of some kind when we die. Have you ever wondered what your loved ones will write on your gravestone? What words do you want inscribed there?

    In our passage today, the apostle Paul tells us God's evaluation of David: He described him as "a man after My heart, who will do all My will" (v. 22). What an awesome testimony of a life well lived! The Lord wasn't describing a perfect man, but one whose life was centered on God's interests and desires.

    David's many psalms attest to the fact that his relationship with the Lord was the most important aspect of his life. His passion was to obey God and carry out His will. However, that doesn't mean he was always obedient. Who can forget his failure with Bathsheba? But even when he sinned by committing adultery and murder, his heart was still bent toward God. The conviction he felt and his humble repentance afterward proved that his relationship with the Lord was still his top priority.

    If God was writing a summary of your life, how would He describe you? Does your heart align with His, or have you let it follow the pleasures and pursuits of this world? Unless we diligently pursue our relationship with the Lord, we will drift away from Him. Maybe it's time for a course correction.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          What if becoming the person you want to be starts long before the moment you make a decision? Before you click "buy," before you take one more bite, or before you lash out at the people you love. Can the decisions you make today help you live the life you really want tomorrow? Let's learn together in our message series: Pre-Decide.

    This Past Sunday:
          We are starting a new series today called "Pre-Decide." Before we get into a situation that may cause us to make some poor decisions, we are going to decide now, before we get into that situation, pre-decide to do certain things that would not lead us into more troubles and problems. This is the first of 7 messages on this topic, and we hope that you will commit to be with us for all the messages as they are important to all of us. Pre-decide today, so you can Take Back Your Life.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next week, we will continue our series Pre-Decide by looking into how we can pre-decide to begin Overcoming Temptation.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    April 27 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    May 1 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    May 29 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 30 - Midway Memorial Day Service at the Midway Honor Roll at 9:45 AM and at the Center Cemetery at 10 AM


        210 Front Street
        Midway, PA   15060
       
    www.fbcmidway.com
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  10. FBC E-Blast - April 11, 2022

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    April 11, 2022

    The Necessity of the Cross - Colossians 2


    What does the cross mean to you? Many people in the world today view it as a symbol of Christianity, but stop and think about what it represented in Christ's day. Nobody wore a miniature cross around the neck or displayed one in a place of worship. The cross was a torturous means of execution, and the mere thought of it was repulsive.

    Yet believers throughout the ages have chosen this as the sign of their faith. In fact, to remove the cross from our teaching and theology would leave nothing but an empty, powerless religion. The subjects of death, blood, and sacrifice have become unpopular in many churches because they're unpleasant and uncomfortable topics. We'd prefer to hear about the love of God, not the suffering of Jesus.

    But let me ask you this: How could anyone be saved if Christ had not been crucified? Some people think all you have to do to receive God's forgiveness is ask Him for it. But a sinner's request can never be the basis for His forgiveness. He would cease to be holy and just if no penalty was imposed for sin. According to Scripture, there can be no forgiveness without the shedding of blood (Hebrews 9:22). Christ had to bear the punishment for our sin in order for God to grant us forgiveness.

    Every time you see a cross, remember what it really was - an instrument of execution. Then thank Jesus that He was willing to be crucified so the Father could forgive you of sin. Though the scene of your redemption was horrendous, Christ turned the cross into a place of great triumph.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account.

    This Past Sunday:
          This Friday is referred to as Good Friday. Why is that? It is because Jesus Christ died on the cross. I know that doesn't sound good, but because Jesus died on the cross, that was when everything changed. Because Jesus died, we now have access to God through His perfect sacrifice for us. Jesus' crucifixion has changed our past, our future and our present.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next Sunday is Easter and we will be finishing up our series Easter People. We will be looking at the two travelers on the road to Emmaus, and how they were visited by Jesus in the message The Show On The Road. Hope to see you there. PLEASE NOTE: Our Easter Worship service is at 10 AM.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service

    April 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

    April 24 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 1 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


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  11. FBC E-Blast - April 4, 2022

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    April 4, 2022

    What Does It Mean to Be Saved - Psalms 25


    What makes a person acceptable to God? The path to redemption begins not with the decision to live a better life or to stop doing something wrong, but with the realization that we cannot correct our sinful nature. To find favor with the Lord, we must grasp that it's impossible to make ourselves righteous; instead, we need to depend on the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf. When we trust in Christ as our Savior, God the Father applies the benefit of Jesus' atoning sacrifice to our sin debt, thereby making us "saved," or acceptable in His eyes.

    Your good works and righteous acts are of absolutely no value in the mind of God. Compared to others' actions, your generosity and good works might seem like enough to bring favor with the Lord, but Jesus said, "Not as a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 1:17). When you stand before God, the only way you can be forgiven of your sins is through Jesus Christ and His sacrificial, substitutionary atoning death at Calvary. Jesus came to give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).

    Jesus' public crucifixion was a demonstration of God's hatred for sin and immense love for mankind. He who was blameless bore the penalty for all in order that wicked, corrupt people could be made righteous.

    No matter what you've done, you can be cleansed of the stain left by sin. Confess any known transgressions and turn from them; then Jesus will forgive you and write your name in the Lamb's Book of Life (I John 1:9; Revelation 21:27). By trusting in Him, you are assured of eternity in His presence.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account.

    This Past Sunday:
          We continue our series, "Easter People," by looking at Thomas. We know him as doubting Thomas. Isn't that a bit unkind? To remember him for a bad thing that he had done? He did other things very well, yet we only remember him for his one bad thing. We will look at Thomas and what else he could be named.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        As we continue our series, Easter People, we will look at our next person, Peter, with the message title of The Show Must Go On.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    April 6 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    April 10 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the Morning Worship Service

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service

    April 24 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    May 1 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


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  12. FBC E-Blast - March 28, 2022

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    March 28, 2022

    Recognizing God's Handiwork - Psalms 33


    The work God does is creative. He made heaven, earth, and all living creatures. He formed Adam and Eve in His image and knitted each of us in our mother's womb.

    His work is also powerful. Through His Son Jesus, He accomplished a great salvation for all who trust in the Savior. Our heavenly Father worked mightily to open a way for us to be reconciled to Him and adopted into His family. Not only that, but God's work is ongoing, and Jesus is the One who holds all things together (Colossians 1:17).

    In order to recognize God's handiwork, we need to pray in an active, persistent manner. Christ-centered prayers narrow our focus to the Lord. Then we can more readily identify His actions and see how to join Him. Self-centered petitions serve to distract us from Him.

    The Father also wants our heart and mind yielded to His will. Pursuing our own agenda shifts the focus to ourselves and makes us lose sight of the Lord. But a submissive attitude prepares us to listen and obey. Regularly concentrating on God's Word will clear our minds and help us understand what the Lord is doing.

    When we combine these disciplines with discernment and patience, we will have positioned ourselves to discover how God is working in our lives and in our world.

    Our Lord is at work today - calling nonbelievers to saving faith and the redeemed to a closer walk with Him. His plans include individuals, families, and nations. Have you been too busy or distracted to notice what He's doing? Confess your inattention and refocus your heart and mind on Him.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account.

    This Past Sunday:
          As we continue our series on "Easter People," we look today at the disciples, but specifically when they were locked up in a room where Jesus appeared right in the middle of them. The middle is the hardest part of any task or journey. The beginning is fun and the end is fulfilling, but the middle is where drudgery can set in. When you are in the middle, we can get testy, frustrated, and doubt may set in. Jesus shows up in the middle, as He tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next week we will continue out series Easter People by looking at Thomas. This message is titled I've Seen Enough.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    March 30 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    April 2 - Men's Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. We will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    April 3 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    April 10 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the Morning Worship Service

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service

    April 24 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


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  13. FBC E-Blast - March 21, 2022

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    March 21, 2022

    The Lure of Momentary Pleasure - Genesis 25


    You probably read the story of Jacob and Esau today and thought, I can't believe Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. How foolish! But let's think beyond birthrights and soup. Is there anything of true value that you are trading for something of lesser worth? In other words, what is your "bowl of soup"?

    Have you pursued wealth and a career at the expense of family? Maybe your busy schedule has kept you from spending time with God in His Word each day. Some people become involved in extramarital affairs, trading the well-being of their family for the satisfaction of lustful desires. Others sacrifice their health by consuming harmful or addictive substances, or even by overindulging in food. The list of ways we make foolish, shortsighted choices is endless.

    Some of the decisions we make today could rob us of the blessings God wants to give us. When you yield to temptation in a moment of weakness, you're actually sacrificing your future for momentary pleasure. We can't afford to live thoughtlessly, basing our decisions on immediate desires or feelings. Since the principle of sowing and reaping cannot be reversed, we need to carefully consider what we are planting. The harvest will come, and we'll reap what we have sown--and more than we've sown.

    Are you contemplating anything that could have serious long-term ramifications if you yield to the yearning? A wise person evaluates choices by looking ahead to see what negative consequences could follow a course of action. Don't let "a bowl of soup" hinder God's wonderful plans for you.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account.

    This Past Sunday:
          We are starting our Easter series by looking into some of the important people surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first one that we are going to be looking at is Mary Magdalene. Who is she? What did she do? Why did she do it? We will answer these questions in this message titled "The Show Must Go On."
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
        Next week, we contiune our series, Easter People by looking into Right in the Middle. What are we in the middle of? What should we be in the middle of?




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    March 23 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    March 26 - Men's Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. Saturdays in March, we will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    March 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    April 3 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    April 10 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the Morning Worship Service

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service


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  14. FBC E-Blast - March 14, 2022

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    March 14, 2022

    Sanctification Isn't Passive - I Thessalonians 4


    Did you know that God didn't save you just to keep you from hell and get you into heaven? His top priority while you are here on earth is to shape you into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). But at this stage of our sanctification, He doesn't do it all for us. We have a responsibility to cooperate with Him and actively participate in the process. Yet many Christians have a passive attitude about the life of faith. They tolerate sin and smooth it over with the age-old excuse, "Nobody's perfect!"

    When you received Christ as your Savior, you took the first step in your walk with Him - a walk that will last the rest of your life. However, you also stepped into spiritual warfare with Satan. The Enemy may have lost your soul, but he's going to do everything he can to hinder, sidetrack, and discourage you. The last thing he wants is a saint who's on fire for the Lord and useful in the kingdom.

    But many believers have abdicated their responsibility to live holy lives. In fact, some of them look and act just like the unbelieving world. Sexual immorality is one area of compromise that the apostle Paul addressed specifically, but in truth, we should abstain from anything that interferes with godliness.

    Have you allowed something in your life that shouldn’t be there? If so, you need to drop it now. You don't want a thread of sin to become a rope, then a chain, and finally a cable that traps you in a stronghold. Turn back to the Lord, and let your sanctification continue.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account. This series begins March 20th.

    This Past Sunday:
          We all have asked God to do something for us, that He didn't do. Does that make Him less than what God should be? No. Does that mean that He let me down? Maybe? No, He didn't let you down, because He's still in your corner cheering you on. He wants you to succeed in this life. Because He didn't do what you wanted Him to do when you wanted Him to do it, does not mean He let you down. He is with us and will never forsake us.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
          We begin our seris Easter People, by looking at Mary Magdalene our first "Easter Person". The title of the message is The Show Must Go On.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    March 16 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    March 17 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.

    March 26 - Men's Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. Saturdays in March, we will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    March 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    April 3 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    April 10 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the Morning Worship Service

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service


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  15. FBC E-Blast - March 7, 2022

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    March 7, 2022

    God's Choice Shaping Tools - Romans 12


    God's kindness to us is demonstrated by the fact that He doesn't leave us in the condition we were in before coming to faith. How tragic it would be if we still thought, felt, and acted the same way we did before receiving Christ as our Savior. Throughout our lives, the Lord uses His choice tools to shape us into the image of His Son.

    Prayer. By talking to the Lord in open dialogue, we develop a relationship with Him. He becomes not just our Savior, but our friend, and as the intimacy grows, so will our passion to be with Him. Setting aside time for prayer each day will become a delight, not a duty.

    God's Word. You can't grow in your Christian life if you keep the Bible closed all week long. No one lives on one meal a week, yet many Christians try to get by with just a Sunday dinner of the Word served up by their pastor. How can we expect God's truth to do its transforming work if we never let it into our minds and hearts?

    The Church. Christ uses His body of believers as a place for transformation. That's where we rub against each other and have the rough edges of our character smoothed. It is a place of instruction, accountability, and encouragement.

    Are you letting the Lord use His character-shaping tools in your life? Our culture has no shortage of worldly voices and pressures that fill minds and influence behavior. Only when we intentionally schedule time for God, His Word, and His people can Christ do His transforming work in our lives.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series
          He is rewriting your story. He is carrying you through. He is fighting for your future. He is working for your good. He is making new beginnings. He is looking at you in love. The resurrection changes everything. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song. This series leading into Easter examines the stories behind some of the key people involved in the Easter account. This series begins March 20th.

    This Past Sunday:
          God commands us to forgive one another. That includes that person who hurt you or your loved one. That includes the ex who emotionally abused you. That includes the parent who didn't show their love to you, and instead physically abused you. That includes everyone who has done anything against you or someone you love. To forgive them doesn't mean that you belittle the hurt. We are to forgive them as much as God has forgiven us, which, by the way, if you didn't know, is everything. This message could offend you, but I pray that it is a message that will, instead, set you free from unforgiveness.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
          For those of you who read this every week, I just have to be honest with you. I'm not sure what I'm preaching this upcoming Sunday. Come and worship with us.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    March 9 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    March 10 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.

    March 12 - Men's Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. Every Saturday in March, we will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    March 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    April 3 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    April 10 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the Morning Worship Service

    April 16 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt starts at 12 PM at the Midway Community Park at 304 Noblestown Rd, Midway, PA 15060.

    April 17 - Easter Services
                    8:00 AM - Early Service
                    9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
                    10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service


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  16. FBC E-Blast - February 14, 2022

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    February 14, 2022

    The Fruitful Giver - II Corinthians 9

    If you've ever visited Israel, you have no doubt experienced the contrast between the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. The banks of the Jordan are surrounded by trees and greenery, but nothing lives around the Dead Sea. The reason is that there is no outlet. When the water flows into that sea, it stays there. Eventually the salts accumulate and poison the water.

    This is a vivid picture of two different financial plans. The Dead Sea compares to the world's system, which is based on accumulation and preservation of wealth. The goal is to get enough so you can have enough, but this approach results in self-centered stagnation. Christians who follow this plan mistakenly believe it's the path to security. But what they fail to understand is that hoarding makes their lives spiritually unfruitful and hinders the good works God wants them to do.

    The Lord's financial plan is like a river that moves continuously. As His provisions flow into our lives, we pass them on to others. This results in a fruitful life centered on building God's kingdom. Perhaps you've realized that He promises to supply "bread for food" to those who give, but did you know He'll also provide "seed for sowing" (v. 10)? He supplies enough to live and enough to give.

    Have you hindered your spiritual growth by sowing sparingly? If you become a generous giver, God promises to "increase the harvest of your righteousness" (v. 10). There are needs in the church and the world that He wants to meet through your generosity. Let His blessings flow through you.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series

          From the latest headline to social media comments, to the person who just cut you off in traffic - there are plenty of opportunities to be offended each day. But what if we decided to respond differently to those around us? Together, let's learn how to live with No Offense.

    This Past Sunday:
          You know who "Those People" are. They are the ones who annoy you like crazy. They get so easily offended or mad. They could be your co-workers, your boss, your in-laws, people from your church, or they could be you. How did Jesus deal with "Those People"? How are we to deal with "Those People"?
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

    Next Sunday:
          As we continue our series called No Offense, we will look at how we are Not As Right As We Think.




    Upcoming Events

    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    February 16 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    February 17 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.

    February 25 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg at 7 PM. Cost is $5 per person and will cover 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

    February 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    March - Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. Every Saturday in March, we will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    March 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


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  17. FBC E-Blast - February 7, 2022

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    February 7, 2022

    God's Master Plan of Finance - Malachi 3

    Though the world is full of disorder, confusion, and uncertainty, believers in Christ have the wonderful assurance that God is in absolute control of every situation. When He created the heavens and the earth, He had a purpose and a plan, which He carried out with precision and order. Nothing was haphazard, late, or uncertain. The Lord also has a plan for each one of us, and every aspect of our lives is not only under His scrutiny, but also under His care.

    One of those areas is our finances. If we'll follow God's plan, He promises to manage our money. Now, that's quite a blessing. After all, who do you think would be better at knowing how to handle money - you or our omniscient, all-powerful God? He promises that if we will give Him the first part of all we receive, He'll provide for our needs. He has an amazing way of making the remainder stretch farther than the original amount.

    So, considering the blessings of this promise and the unfailing faithfulness of the Promise Giver, what is keeping you from obeying this command? The most likely reason is unbelief—fear to test Him on this even though He invites you to do so. But you may be asking yourself, What if He doesn't come through? What if I give it away and don't have enough?

    The Lord is after your trust, and what better area to test and build it than your finances? Believing Him for our salvation seems easy, yet we often doubt He'll keep His promise when it comes to money. Take a step of obedience today, and discover how faithful your God really is.

    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          From the latest headline to social media comments, to the person who just cut you off in traffic - there are plenty of opportunities to be offended each day. But what if we decided to respond differently to those around us? Together, let's learn how to live with No Offense.


    This Past Sunday:
          In this message, we begin our next series called "No Offense." We are starting the series by looking at how we need to "Stop Being Offended." Our culture loves to be offended, unfortunately, some Christians do too. As with last series, we are looking at the way that Jesus lived, not just the truth that He preached, which is important, but to be more like Him we have to see how He was able to not be so easily offended.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          As we continue our series called No Offense, we will look at how we are are to be Dealing With "Those" People.




    Upcoming Events

    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    February 9 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    February 10 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.

    February 25 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg at 7 PM. Cost is $5 per person and will cover 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

    February 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

    March - Breakfast & Devotions at 9 AM. Every Saturday in March, we will be having breakfast and devotions at the church. We will be studying "How To Be A Better Husband."

    March 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


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  18. FBC E-Blast - January 31, 2022

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    January 31, 2022

    Developing a Vibrant Faith - Acts 9

    The apostle Paul had a strong commitment to know and serve Jesus Christ. His passion and love for the Lord was obvious - Jesus was always central in his thinking, whether he was working as a tent maker, preaching to the crowd, or even sitting in chains at prison. What fueled his love for the Lord?

    Paul's conversion experience on the Damascus Road was a motivating force in his life. Grateful for the gift of grace he had received at salvation, the apostle told many people about his encounter with the resurrected Christ and its impact on him. We, too, have a story to tell of God's mercy in saving us and of the new life we have in Him.

    Paul's zeal also came from his firm conviction that the gospel message was true and available to everyone (John 3:16). On the cross, Jesus took all our sins - past, present, and future - upon Himself (I Peter 2:24). He suffered our punishment so that we might receive forgiveness and be brought into a right relationship with God. Through faith in Christ, we've been born again, and the indwelling Holy Spirit helps us every day (John 14:26). The more we understand what Jesus has accomplished on our behalf, the greater will be our passion to share the gospel.

    Developing a vibrant faith requires time and energy plus a commitment to obey God. Regularly studying the Bible will strengthen your beliefs and give you courage to speak. Caring about the spiritual welfare of others will move you into action. Do you have a passion to serve Jesus wherever He leads?

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          From the latest headline to social media comments, to the person who just cut you off in traffic — there are plenty of opportunities to be offended each day. But what if we decided to respond differently to those around us? Together, let's learn how to live with No Offense.


    This Past Sunday:
          You've been there. I've been there. We pray for something with all of our heart and God doesn't answer our prayer the way that we want Him to, so we give up on prayer. "God answers other's prayers, why doesn't he answer mine?" we ask ourselves. In this message, we will look at how Jesus prayed and the lessons that apply to us. Remember, God has a better way for us to live, and a better way of praying.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We are starting a new series called No Offense. We are beginning the series by looking into how we can Stop Being Offended.




    Upcoming Events

    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.

    February 2 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7 PM

    February 3 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.

    February 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

    February 25 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg at 7 PM. Cost is $5 per person and will cover 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

    February 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


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    January 24, 2022

    Godly Living in an Ungodly Age - Titus 1

    Our Founding Fathers created a governing framework based upon biblical principles. Slowly, we have changed from "one nation under God" to a group of people who no longer want Him to be involved.


    Tragically, we've become, in numerous ways, an ungodly nation: many are driven by materialism and power; immorality and rebellion are prevalent; empty philosophy and false doctrine are widely acceptable. Underlying it all is a vocal decision to take God out of the nation's "official business."


    Yet even in an unbelieving society, people can, as individuals, follow Jesus. But the world will continually disseminate faulty teachings, so believers must be discerning. Otherwise, erroneous messages can lead Christians to compromise their convictions. Then affections and priorities may change. Don't let the world's clamor make the Spirit's voice less audible. Without His guidance, our minds become vulnerable to lies.


    The Word of God is a compass that keeps us headed in the right direction - even in the midst of confusing messages all around. We need to be consistently filled with truth by reading, believing, meditating upon, and applying Scripture. God also tells us to "pray without ceasing" (I Thessalonians 5:17). If our minds are focused upon Him, unholy beliefs will not be able to take root.


    The Word is our guidebook. We will still face difficulty as we live in this imperfect world - it is a confusing, dark place that entices us but never fulfills our true longings. Yet God's truth will bring confidence and boldness, and His Spirit will direct and strengthen, enabling us to live victoriously.


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          Sometimes it feels like nothing is working. We can do all the right things and check all the boxes, but life seems to stay the same. How can we find the life we're longing for? Together, let's discover A Better Way.



    This Past Sunday:
          In a world that is full of entertainment and 'stuff', we are so easily distracted from the way that God would have us to live our lives. In this message we will look at 3 things from Hebrews 12 that, if we put them into practice, will help us to not live a distracted life.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We conclude our series on A Better Way by looking into When You've Given Up On Prayer.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    January 26 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study at 7 PM


    January 27 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    January 29 - Soup Cook Off & Bake Off at 6 PM at the church.


    February 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


    February 25 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg at 7 PM. Cost is $5 per person and will cover 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.


    February 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service




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    January 10, 2022

    Our True Identity - Ephesians 1

    When I hear a believer announce, "I'm just a sinner," I feel like saying, "That's what you used to be." A lot of folks cling to a view of themselves as a patched-up, slightly-better-than-before version of their old self. The Bible contradicts that opinion: "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away, behold, new things have come" (II Corinthians 5:17). In fact, according to Scripture, we're dramatically different once we are complete in Christ.


    The question is whether people will trust in what they feel or believe what God says about them. His Word calls us saints (Romans 1:7 ), disciples (Matthew 28:19), and fellow heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17). If your opinion is that you are "just a sinner," then you cannot fully experience and enjoy your identity in Christ.


    Believing what God says about our new self is a choice. Satan certainly conspires to convince believers that God's Word doesn't apply to them. He knows that people held captive by spiritual poverty back away from opportunities to share the gospel and serve the Lord's kingdom. It's much easier to spiritually bankrupt someone who already thinks of him or herself as "just a sinner" than it is to conquer a disciple who knows God is his loving Father.


    Our true identity is defined not by our past actions but by the Savior's. Jesus purchased our lives with His blood and brought us into relationship with God the Father, who adopted us as beloved children. We have every reason to hold our heads high, stand firm, and courageously proclaim the gospel.


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    Current Sermon Series


          Sometimes it feels like nothing is working. We can do all the right things and check all the boxes, but life seems to stay the same. How can we find the life we're longing for? Together, let's discover A Better Way.



    This Past Sunday:
          For some people, it is hard to have time to do the stuff that you want to do, at least you think so. You will always make time to do the things that you want to do. But sometimes, that leads us to a life of constant busyness, that's not what God wants from us either. He does call us to rest. We need it. If we do not slow down on our own, He may have to make us slow down.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will continue our series A Better Way. We will look at how Your Best Days Are Now.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    January 12 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study at 7 PM


    January 19 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM
                        NO Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    January 22 - Church Work Day at 9 AM


    February 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service


    February 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service




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    December 27, 2021

    Finding Satisfaction - Philippians 4

    God has provided us with many things to enjoy. But too often our lives are filled with turmoil instead of contentment. Four practices that create dissatisfaction are . . .


    Busyness. We live in a hurry-up society, dashing from one activity to another. Jesus did not rush anywhere, yet He accomplished whatever God gave Him to do. Not once did He tell His followers to move faster. He even praised Mary for choosing to stop her work and spend time with Him (Luke 10:39, 42).


    Earthly perspective. Too often we live focused on our circumstances. Our minds think about what happened earlier in the week, what's on today's agenda, and the activities occurring next week, month, or year. No wonder enjoyment of life remains elusive. The solution is to have an eternal perspective, which acknowledges that God is in charge and our goal is to please Him.


    Self-imposed pressure. We have all experienced the unavoidable burdens of schoolwork, employment, and relationships. But we bring needless pressure on ourselves when we allow unnecessary "musts" and "shoulds" to rule us. The remedy is to turn to God, acknowledge His right to order our days, and ask for His plan.


    Unhealthy attitudes. Perfectionism, false guilt, and apathy all undermine our enjoyment of life.


    Satisfaction is found in a life that reflects God’s priorities - and time with Him comes first. Reading His Word, we become mindful of the Father's great love, learn what He views as important, and experience the joy of belonging to Him. When contentment is elusive, it’s time to examine our priorities.


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    Upcoming Sermon Series


          Sometimes it feels like nothing is working. We can do all the right things and check all the boxes, but life seems to stay the same. How can we find the life we're longing for? Together, let's discover A Better Way. This message series will begin on January 2.



    This Past Sunday:
          This message is the last message of the year. Next Sunday begins the New Year. So let's talk about some commitments that we can make to make this next year be one of the greatest years of our lives.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week we will begin our new series A Better Way. We will begin by looking at When You Don't Like Who You’re Becoming.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    December 29 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study at 7 PM


    January 2 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service
                        Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the communion service


    January 19 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM
                        NO Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    January 22 - Church Work Day at 9 AM




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    December 20, 2021

    Contagious Joy - I John 1

    Jesus calls us to be His "witnesses." When some Christians hear this word, they worry that they need exceptional skill or charisma in order to share the good news with others. Yet to witness is not to merely speak of the plan of salvation to someone. The word literally means to see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception; to testify; bear witness to; give or afford evidence of. When John wrote that he was sharing what he had experienced first-hand, he was saying, I am full of joy because of the experience of knowing Jesus, and I want to invite you to share in that joy!


    When you're in love with someone, you are excited about the relationship and time spent together. Likewise, when you're in love with Jesus, you can't keep to yourself the joy that comes from knowing Him - it just spills over, bearing witness and strengthening other believers. In fact, as you give testimony of who God is and how He's working in your life, it makes no difference whether you speak quietly or with great exuberance: in their spirit, Christians will pick up on the deep, genuine gladness in your heart that goes beyond natural happiness. And people who don’t yet know the Lord will find themselves hungering for the relationship you have. In that way, they will be drawn to His Spirit in you.


    Witnessing is not a matter of eloquence or talent. It's an overflow of the personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is conforming you to His image. As you allow the Holy Spirit to increasingly express His life and power through you, contagious joy will be "fruit" of His indwelling presence.


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          Sometimes it feels like nothing is working. We can do all the right things and check all the boxes, but life seems to stay the same. How can we find the life we're longing for? Together, let's discover A Better Way. This message series will begin on January 2.



    This Past Sunday:
          The word worship is used a lot in the Bible, over 170 times. The word shechah in Hebrew means worship, but more than that, it means to kneel in worship. In this message, we will see three different ways that we can kneel in worship to God Almighty.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week is the last Sunday before the New Year. We are going to take a look at New Commitments for the New Year. We don't need resolutions, but commitments to live as God would have us live.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    December 22 - Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 PM


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


    January 2 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service
                        Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the communion service


    January 19 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM
                        NO Wednesday Night Pray & Bible Study




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    December 13, 2021

    Our Best Friend Is Jesus - John 15

    Years ago the Sunday School teachers in my church would teach preschoolers a little chorus that included the line, "My best friend is Jesus." As those children grew into adulthood, they naturally put aside juvenile songs like this one. But sadly, they also frequently seemed to grow out of the idea of Jesus being a friend.


    As believers learn more about God, they rightly elevate Him to be the Lord of their lives and acknowledge Him as sovereign ruler over all the earth. It is easier to think of One so high and mighty as Creator, Savior, and Lord than to "lower" Him to the position of Friend. But Jesus makes a point of telling His disciples that He is both a transcendent deity - the Son of God - and their companion (John 15:15).


    The offer of friendship extends to modern disciples as well. Like the original twelve followers, we are privileged to say that Christ laid down His life for us in a supreme act of love and devotion (v. 13). What is more, His Spirit reveals the truth of Scripture to our hearts so that we can learn more about God and His ways. In other words, Jesus has made known to us the things He heard from His Father. A man doesn’t tell secrets to slaves; he tells them to his friends (v. 15).


    Teaching children to sing of their friendship with Jesus is a wise idea. But I wonder when some grown believers will learn to sing of that special relationship again? May we never become so religious, so pious, or so full of our own maturity that we will not say, "My best friend is Jesus Christ."


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    Current Sermon Series


          Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. In this four-week series, we are going to learn different ways to worship God including lifting your hands, bringing your gifts, pouring our your heart, and bowing before Him.



    This Past Sunday:
          How are we supposed to pray when we are in the middle of a trial? How can we worship Him when things are good? God calls us to pour our hearts out to Him, even if it's in frustration. God can handle it. Hopefully as your worship Him through your pain, it will turn to praise.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We conclude our Christmas series, Come to Worship by learning how you should Bow Your Knees.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    December 15 - Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 PM


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


    January 2 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service
                        Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the communion service


    January 19 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM
                        NO Wednesday Night Pray & Bible Study




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    Justice and Mercy - Romans 3

    The sinful condition of mankind presents us with a dilemma: How can a holy, righteous God forgive our sins? If He deals with us only on the basis of His justice, every human being would suffer the eternal punishment of His wrath, which their sins deserve. But if He extends mercy instead of justice, no one would pay the penalty for sin, and God would then cease to be just.


    There was only one way the Lord could stay true to His nature and at the same time forgive our sins. The solution was to satisfy His justice by pouring out His wrath on a substitute. Then the penalty for sin would be paid, and He would be free to extend mercy to sinners. This is the only plan that accommodates both aspects of His divine nature. So Christ came as our substitute; He took the punishment for our sin, enabling us to experience the Father's mercy. Now, by placing faith in Jesus, anyone can be justified - that is, declared legally righteous.


    God's plan of salvation is simple enough for a child to understand. Yet at the same time, the complexities of the transaction that occurred at Calvary are far beyond human comprehension. Although we may not fully grasp what transpired there, we can know that the cross is the greatest possible display of the Lord’s love for us.


    Can you even imagine the cost of your salvation? The magnificent plan of the Father and the willing cooperation of the Son prove your tremendous value in God's eyes. From His perspective, you are worth all the pain and suffering that was necessary to secure your eternal presence with Him in heaven.


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    Current Sermon Series


          Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. In this four-week series, we are going to learn different ways to worship God including lifting your hands, bringing your gifts, pouring our your heart, and bowing before Him.



    This Past Sunday:
          When the Wise Men came to see Jesus from afar, they came to worship Him. They worshipped Him by bringing gifts to Jesus, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When we come to worship God, we need to bring gifts to Him, too. We can bring our gifts of material possessions, but most importantly, we give Him the ultimate gift of our lives.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We continue our Christmas series, Come to Worship by trying to understand what it means to Pour Out Your Heart.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    December 8 - Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 PM


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


    January 2 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service
                        Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the communion service




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    November 29, 2021

    Gratitude in Affliction - Psalm 119

    At Thanksgiving, we typically express gratitude for God's blessings. But did you ever consider thanking Him for something that doesn't seem like a blessing—such as a trying circumstance you want Him to remove or change? A grateful heart is most precious to God when, humanly speaking, our situations don't warrant giving thanks. By making four foundational decisions, we can begin to see the value of our adversities and respond with appreciation.


    Believe and trust the Lord. Only by viewing life from a scriptural perspective can we understand His purposes in our trials and trust His wisdom in allowing them.


    Accept the situation as coming from God either directly sent or permissively allowed. If we truly believe He's working for our good (Rom 8:28-29), we can choose to receive each difficulty as coming from His loving hand. Then we can say "Thank You."


    Submit to God in the circumstance. Although we may not like the situation, knowing that God "[is] good and does good" (v. 68) allows us to confidently place our lives under His authority.


    Draw from Him the strength to endure. No one has the ability within himself to endure hardships with gratefulness. Only by relying on the Lord can believers go through adversity with an appreciative heart.


    Now, think about that circumstance you would like changed, and with a new mindset, offer this prayer to God: "Lord, I accept this situation as coming from You. In faith and trust, I place myself under Your loving authority, and draw from You the strength I need to endure with gratitude."


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    Current Sermon Series


          Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. In this four-week series, we are going to learn different ways to worship God including lifting your hands, bringing your gifts, pouring our your heart, and bowing before Him.



    This Past Sunday:
          Join us for our Christmas series, "Come to Worship," as we dig into how we should be "worship Christ, the newborn King," as the song says. In this message, we will look at the biblical reasons and encouragement to lift our hands in praise and worship to God.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We continue our Christmas series, Come to Worship by learning that we should Bring Your Gifts.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    December 1 - Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 PM


    December 4 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at noon at the church. If you have any questions, see Chanin


    December 5 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


    January 2 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service
                        Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the communion service




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    November 22, 2021

    How to Foster True Friendships - I Samuel 18

    All people long to be in genuine relationships. God created us with this need, as we were not meant to live in isolation.


    Our world is so driven by technology that many people today try to ease their loneliness through computer relationships. However, this can never satisfy or compare to the human fellowship that the Creator designed. But healthy friendships don't just happen. They require intentional effort.


    Yesterday, in looking to Jonathan and David for a biblical model of godly companions, we saw how mutual respect is vital in a healthy friendship. Now, let's look at two more aspects of their relationship. These two men had an emotional love for one another; their hearts were knit together (I Samuel 18:1). When one man experienced joy or sadness, the other man felt it too.


    They also had genuine devotion to each other, which is a type of commitment that involves giving: to show loyalty, Jonathan gave his friend material items - his robe and weapon. But these two men also selflessly offered more: Jonathan even risked his life and future kingship in order to save David from execution. Notice, too, that Jonathan was often the initiator, and the one who gave more. He was a prince, whereas David was a lowly shepherd. Social status shouldn't interfere with cultivating a true friendship.


    We were designed for true companionship based on mutual respect, genuine love, and commitment. This requires not only time and selfless devotion but also transparency - which means being real, even about our faults. Taking such a risk requires trust. Such relationships are well worth the effort.


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    Upcoming Sermon Series


          Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. In this four-week series, we are going to learn different ways to worship God including lifting your hands, bringing your gifts, pouring our your heart, and bowing before Him.


    This message series will start on November 28.


    This Past Sunday:
          Christians need to stop going to church. I know that sounds totally wrong, but if you tune in to this message you will see what we mean by that. We are called to BE the church, not to simply GO to church, but BE the church.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week, we will begin our new series Come to Worship by learning about how and why you should Lift Your Hands.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    November 23 - Thanksgiving Service & Communion at 7 PM


    November 24 - NO Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study at 7 PM


    December 4 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at noon at the church. If you have any questions, see Chanin


    December 5 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM




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    November 15, 2021

    Spiritually Shortsighted - Luke 16

    In Luke 16, Jesus told a story about a rich man who lived for himself and ignored God. After death, he experienced the consequences of his choices - eternal separation from the Lord.


    Jesus described him as one who lived in luxury every day (v. 19), providing for himself the best that money could buy but giving little to the poor at his gate. It is important to realize that this man wasn't judged harshly by God because of his wealth. The heavenly Father is not opposed to our success. Nor was the man separated from the Lord because of his lack of charity toward others. He did not deliberately harm others but, rather, overlooked those in need and focused on himself.


    The rich man's mistake was that he prepared everything for the body but nothing for the soul. Our culture practices a similar style of living. Acquiring material riches and satisfying self is the primary pursuit of many in our world. Having what one wants seems to be the goal whether it's a struggle to make ends meet or the bank account is overflowing.


    Scripture says we were created to be in a relationship with the Father through faith in His Son. The rich man ignored God and paid the ultimate price. Our eternal destiny depends on our decision about Christ.


    Despite what our culture thinks, life is not about us. It's about having a relationship with the Lord. Whoever accepts Christ's gift of salvation will live eternally with Him in heaven. Those who reject God will suffer. If you know any spiritually shortsighted people, pray that they will trust in Jesus.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. In this four-week series, we are going to learn different ways to worship God including lifting your hands, bringing your gifts, pouring our your heart, and bowing before Him.


    This message series will start on November 28.


    This Past Sunday:
          Once you realize that I'm Invited, and then that I'm Invaluable, and finally that I'm Influential, the natural response for the child of God is that I'm Invested. Yes, this is a message about giving, but for the child of God, this is just a part of what God desires from us. Does God need our money? No, but if we fail in this area, we are hurting ourselves and those to whom we could be a blessing. Don't rob God, nor yourself by not being generous with what God has given you.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week, we will be learning about why we need to Stop Going To Church. It's not what you think, so come or tune in next week to find out!




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    November 17 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study at 7 PM


    November 18 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori


    November 23 - Thanksgiving Service & Communion at 7 PM


    December 4 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at noon at the church. If you have any questions, see Chanin


    December 5 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM




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  28. FBC E-Blast - November 8, 2021

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    November 8, 2021

    Avoiding Compromise - Proverbs 2

    Although the temptation to compromise threatens every believer, we don't have to give in. If we're aware of the danger and understand the downward progression and ultimate consequences, we can determine to be vigilant in obedience to the Lord.


    The first step in learning how to avoid compromise is understanding why it is so tempting. When others pressure us to take part in in what we know God has forbidden, it's easy to give in because we don't want to feel rejected. But anyone who's committed to living a godly life must be willing to stand alone and face ridicule or even persecution (II Timothy 3:12). At other times, we consent to activities that violate our conscience just to avoid conflict, but peace at any price means we have to sacrifice obedience to God.


    However, the temptation to compromise doesn't always originate with others. In fact, James 1:14 says we are tempted when we're carried away by our own lusts. How many Christians have fallen into sexual immorality or pornography by desiring a second look? Greed is another motivation that drives us to compromise. If you fudge on your income tax or take a few things home from the office, you've stepped over the line of obedience to God. Our choices should be based on scriptural truth, not on our feelings and desires.


    In order to stand firm against compromise, we must make God's Word the standard for our conduct. If you begin each day with the Lord in His Word, He will guide your way. Then when the Spirit gives a warning, obey immediately, because giving consideration to the temptation opens a door for Satan.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them.


    This Past Sunday:
          So many times, we think we have to have a big following on social media in order to be an influencer, but according to God, we are called to be an influence in the lives of those around us, no matter our follower numbers. You never know how a simple act of kindness could effect someone else. You already have influence in other's lives, but what are you influencing them towards?
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will conclude our series, I'm In, by looking at how we should be able to claim I'm Invested in the Kingdom of God.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    November 10 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    November 11 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori


    November 23 - Thanksgiving Service & Communion at 7 PM


    December 5 - NO Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM




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  29. FBC E-Blast - November 1, 2021

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    November 1, 2021

    Paying Attention to How We Live - Luke 12

    One day we'll give an account of ourselves to the Lord (Romans 14:12). We must, then, pay attention to how we live.


    The rich man in Luke 16:19-31 made the tragic choice of living for himself without regard for the Lord. He also made two other mistakes.


    First, he invested everything for himself and nothing for the life to come. When we are blinded by our own desires and personal satisfaction, it is easy to become lukewarm about spiritual matters. We forget that this life is not all there is. Scripture tells us to store up treasures in heaven, not on earth. Where our treasure is reflects where our heart is (Matthew 6:19-21).


    The rich man's other mistake was to prepare everything for himself and nothing for others. Crumbs falling from his table (v. 21) were the only form of assistance he gave a poor man named Lazarus. The one who had much wealth did not share it with the one who had little. Jesus explained what our priorities should be to love the Lord wholeheartedly and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27).


    We see the rich man's mistakes repeated in another parable. This time a wealthy man builds bigger barns to store crops so he will have plenty for the future. God calls him a fool for such shortsightedness (Luke 12:20).


    The Bible repeatedly warns us to pay attention to spiritual matters - the Lord is to have first place in our lives and be the center of our affections. He urges us to store up heavenly treasure by caring for the lost and hurting people around us. On whom is your attention focused?


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them.


    This Past Sunday:
          As we continue our series on "I'm In," we will dig into "I'm Invaluable." Invaluable does not mean 'not valuable,' but the opposite. We are immensely of worth to God and His plan for His Church. If you are not a part, a member of a church, I encourage you to find a church a become a part so you can use your talents and gifts in the body of Christ.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We continue our study into I'm In by looking at how we can make an impact in our world by understanding that I'm Influential.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    November 3 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    November 4 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner (Thanksgiving themed)


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori


    November 23 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM


    November 28 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service




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  30. FBC E-Blast - October 25, 2021

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    October 25, 2021

    Praying with Impact - I John 5

    Since praying is such a common practice for believers, over time it's easy to fall into habits that result in a lifeless and empty prayer life. Instead of a dynamic conversation with thoughtful requests and active listening for God's response, our prayers can seem more like grocery lists. Because communication with the Lord is such a vital part of the Christian life, we occasionally need to step back and examine how we're doing.


    Begin by asking yourself these questions:


    How effective are my prayers? Is God answering my petitions, or does it seem as if they never go past the ceiling?


    Who am I praying for? Are most of my requests for myself or others?


    What am I asking the Lord to do? Have I looked in the Word to see what He wants, or am I trying to get Him to intervene according to my plans and desires?


    When do I pray? Is it only during emergencies or when I need something?


    If you discovered any selfishness in your answers, you're not alone. Most of us struggle to enter God's presence with our eyes focused on Him instead of our needs. But the only way we'll be able to pray with impact is to fill our minds with Scripture so we can find out what the Lord wants to do.


    Your prayer life can become effective and dynamic if you'll approach the Lord with a clean heart (Psalms 66:18), align your requests with His will, and believe He will do what He says (Mark 11:24). Then you'll be able to pray with absolute confidence knowing that He will hear and answer your petitions.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them. We will start this series, I'm In, October 24th.


    This Past Sunday:
          Today begins a new series and we're calling it, "I'm In". For the next few weeks, each message will start with "I'm In-". There is not much greater joy knowing that you have been invited, included. After Christ died for our sins on the cross, we have been invited to a relationship with Christ. What have you done with your invitation?
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week, we will continue our study into I'm In by digging into about how I'm Invaluable to the body of Christ.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October 27 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 28 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 31 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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  31. FBC E-Blast - October 18, 2021

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    October 18, 2021

    Prayer: Our Time Saver - Psalm 143

    What do you think about when you wake up? Are your thoughts instantly focused on the day ahead, or are they centered on the Lord? Although most of us have busy lives that consume much of our time and attention, the most important and time-saving part of each day is that spent in quiet solitude with God.


    Yet many believers feel so rushed that they don't think there's time for the Lord. They immediately jump onto the treadmill of life and then wonder why they're so frustrated, confused, and dissatisfied. Even if their desire is to follow God, they don't know where He's going since they haven't stopped to get directions for the day. There's also a disconnect because they've ignored their relationship with Him. No one can have intimacy with Christ without daily communication.


    Perhaps the problem is our own human logic. We think spending time reading the Bible and praying each morning will result in having less time and lower productivity. However, when we seek Christ's direction and wisdom for the day and invite Him to control our lives, He'll accomplish more through us than we can do by ourselves. He'll give us wisdom for good decisions, increase our strength and energy, and free us from time-wasting anxiety.


    Are you too busy for the Lord? If so, you're denying yourself the blessing of an intimate relationship with Christ. When you make time for Him, He'll fill you with peace and joy, guide your decisions, grant you wisdom, empower you to obey, make you more productive, and comfort you with His love.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them. We will start this series, I'm In, October 24th.


    This Past Sunday:
          We had Betty Fey, missionary to NYC, with us. Also, we covered "Fishers of Men." God has a plan for reaching this world, and we need to follow it. Unfortunately, we don't usually follow it. We have been called, everyone who is a child of God, to reach out into this world with God's glorious Gospel.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          Next week, we will be starting our new series I'm In by looking at I'm Invited.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    October 28 - Ladies' Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 31 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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  32. FBC E-Blast - October 11, 2021

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    October 11, 2021

    Praying with Impact - I John 5

    Since praying is such a common practice for believers, over time it's easy to fall into habits that result in a lifeless and empty prayer life. Instead of a dynamic conversation with thoughtful requests and active listening for God's response, our prayers can seem more like grocery lists. Because communication with the Lord is such a vital part of the Christian life, we occasionally need to step back and examine how we're doing.


    Begin by asking yourself these questions:


    • How effective are my prayers? Is God answering my petitions, or does it seem as if they never go past the ceiling?

    • Who am I praying for? Are most of my requests for myself or others?

    • What am I asking the Lord to do? Have I looked in the Word to see what He wants, or am I trying to get Him to intervene according to my plans and desires?

    • When do I pray? Is it only during emergencies or when I need something?

    If you discovered any selfishness in your answers, you're not alone. Most of us struggle to enter God's presence with our eyes focused on Him instead of our needs. But the only way we'll be able to pray with impact is to fill our minds with Scripture so we can find out what the Lord wants to do.


    Your prayer life can become effective and dynamic if you'll approach the Lord with a clean heart (Psalms 66:18), align your requests with His will, and believe He will do what He says (Mark 11:24). Then you'll be able to pray with absolute confidence knowing that He will hear and answer your petitions.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Upcoming Sermon Series


          It's not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. This series is an invitation for people to drive deep roots into our church, show them the difference they can make, and help them see the power they have inside them. We will start this series, I'm In, October 24th.


    This Past Sunday:
          In this world, there isn't much thankfulness and gratitude. God has called us to be grateful in all seasons of life. When we are grateful, we choose to let go of grudges and hurts, which leads to happiness and true joy.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will have missionary Betty Fey, to the city of New York with us next week.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October - Ladies' Bible Study will begin soon. It will take place on Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 13 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 7 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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    October 4, 2021

    The Value of Obedience - Proverbs 2

    Despite Peter's vast fishing experience, he returned from a night's work with nothing to show for his efforts. It's quite possible that the Lord's request to let the nets down one more time struck him as unreasonable—after all, Peter and his partners were the professionals. Nevertheless, the fisherman complied, and his obedience blessed many.


    Scripture demonstrates that divine plans often defy human logic. For instance, who would design a battle strategy that involved only marching and shouting? God told Joshua to conquer Jericho that way, and doing so proved successful (Joshua 6:1-5).


    Moses is another example. When he felt unsure about his leadership potential, the Lord gave reassurance in an unusual way—by telling him to throw down his walking stick. When Moses obeyed, God powerfully confirmed His choice of leader (Exodus 4:1-3).


    Our Father may ask us to do something that seems illogical - perhaps to accept more responsibility when we were hoping to reduce our workload, to leave a position that He provided just recently, or to take on an assignment for which we feel ill-equipped. His plan might feel unrealistic in view of our age, stage of life, or health concerns. We must press forward in obedience, regardless of how impractical the request may appear.


    To grasp the importance of obeying, think about children receiving instructions from parents or teachers. Careful listening is needed for the task to be done safely and properly. Some steps may seem pointless, but the rationale often becomes clear later. Always make obeying God your priority.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          In a cynical world, it's easy to give the impression of good character without actually living it out. But now more than ever, actions speak louder than words. Not just any action, but the kind centered on what matters most. Let's learn how we can bring True Virtue back into our everyday lives.


    This Past Sunday:
          At some point in our lives, we feel like giving up, especially in our spiritual life, our walk with God. It's hard, it's difficult, but God wants us to press on. In this message we will look at what it means to persevere.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will conclude our series, True Virtue, by looking at how Gratitude Is The Key To Happiness.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    October - Ladies' Bible Study will begin soon. It will take place on Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you have any questions, please talk to Tara.


    October 6 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 9 - Trustee Meeting at 9 AM


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 10 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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    September 27, 2021

    The Judge - Acts 10

    During our life on earth, Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. However, as our days here draw to a close, and especially at the end of time, He takes His seat as Judge and prepares to reward believers for the good things they did in His name.


    I think there is a widespread misconception that God the Father will be our judge. But it is Christ who gave us, His followers, the charge to go into the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). Therefore, He has been given the right to determine which of our actions and thoughts furthered His goal (John 5:22).


    Christ is an impartial judge. He is not influenced by what others think or say, but rather, He determines what is right and good based on His honorable, just standard. We'll be stripped of our worthless works - in other words, the actions and words we used for selfish ambition or vain conceit. All that will remain are the worthwhile things we thought, said, and did to honor God. These are the valuable parts of our lives for which we will be rewarded.


    Reward is the whole point of placing believers before the judgment seat of Christ. Shame and guilt over past sin and mistaken motivation have no place there (Romans 8:1). Our loving Savior is eager to show us our heavenly treasure.


    Christ will expose the real you at the judgment seat by casting away the worthless things you've done. What remains will be the man or woman who endeavored to please the Lord. Let us determine to be powerful reflections of our Savior, both on earth and in heaven.


    Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.



    Current Sermon Series


          In a cynical world, it's easy to give the impression of good character without actually living it out. But now more than ever, actions speak louder than words. Not just any action, but the kind centered on what matters most. Let's learn how we can bring True Virtue back into our everyday lives.


    This Past Sunday:
          In our second message in our Ture Virtue series, we cover the topic of integrity. Integrity is who you are when no one is watching. We will learn how we are to maintain integrity in this crazy world.
          Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
    sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


    Next Sunday:
          We will continue our series True Virtue by looking at When You Feel like Giving Up.




    Upcoming Events


    Live-Streaming Service: We are meeting in person at the church, and we are streaming the service via Facebook live at 11 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


    September 29 - Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study


    October 3 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner


    October 9 - Trustee Meeting at 9 AM


    October 17 - Missionary Betty Fey to New York City will be with us


    October 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM
                          No Prayer & Bible Study Service


    October 23 - Fall Festival at the Hopper's home at 5 PM


    November 21 - Operation Christmas Child boxes are due. If you have any questions, contact Lori Weber




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