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FBC E-Blast - April 18, 2016
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April 18, 2016

The First Empty Tomb - I Corinthians 15

Jesus is the only person who has an empty tomb. Everyone else who's died has returned to the dust, but Christ is alive and seated at the Father's right hand. Because He overcame death, His followers are also guaranteed empty tombs someday. When Jesus returns for His church, those who have died in Him will be resurrected into glorious bodies. And believers who are alive at that time will instantaneously be changed.

Knowing this, we naturally wonder, What kind of body will I have? The best way to answer that is to see what Scripture reveals about Christ's body after He rose from the dead. He didn't come invisibly in the form of a ghost but rather had a literal, physical body. He talked, walked, and ate with His disciples. Yet although He was recognizable, He was somehow different, and at times it took His words or actions to jog their recognition.

Here's one thing I can tell you about the resurrection: you will look better than you do today! God is going to give you a strong, glorious, eternal body which is perfectly fitted for your life in heaven. Believe me, you will not be disappointed, because God has far more in store for us on the other side than we can ever imagine. You will be more alive there than you could ever be here.

A more important issue we must face is how to get ready for that day. This life is just a puff of wind compared to our eternity. It's my personal opinion that the way we live here on earth will determine our capacity to enjoy heaven. The time to begin living for God is now.

Current Sermon Series
      The negative neighbor. The critical co-worker. The manipulative family member. We all have difficult people in our lives. Let's learn how we can live with - and show love to - Those People. We will learn to biblically deal with Overly Needy People, Manipulating People, Hypocritical People, and Critical People.

Last Week:
      3 Prayers to handle Hypocritical people. 1) Help me confront with the goal of restoration. 2) Help me confront with caution. 3) Help me see what I am being a hypocrite.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We are going to close out this series by looking at Those Critical People.

Upcoming Events

April 20, 2016 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

April 24, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

April 28, 2016 - Men's Bible Study at 7 PM at the church

April 29, 2016 - Teen Activity at Flight Trampoline Park. Cost is $5 per teen. Meet at the church at 6 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ben. church

May 1, 2016 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

May 2, 2016 - Ladies Bible Study at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house

May 7, 2016 - Women's Dinner at 4 PM at the church

May 15, 2016 - Special Guest Speaker George Dimakos, missionary to Greece, will be with us this day.

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