FBC E-Blast - April 1, 2019
FBC E-Blast

April 1, 2019

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.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Suffering is a part of life. Over the the weeks of this series, we will lay some foundation work on what it means to have a healthy, biblical perspective on suffering and how to respond appropriately as the Lord whould have us in the midst of suffering and to do so. We invite you to join us as we look into A Theology of Suffering. This series starts May 19.

Last Week:
      Jonah left the city, in self-righteousness when revival was taking place, and wanted to die. We need to understand that just because you had a Gospel experience yesterday doesn't mean you don't have to fight your sin today.
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Next Week:
      We will look into Worship

Upcoming Events

April 7 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

April 13 - Trustee's Meeting at 8 AM

April 14 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

April 14 - Easter Egg Stuffing Party after the morning worship service.

April 20 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt at noon at 304 Noblestown Road in Midway.

April 21 - Easter Services
                8 AM - Breakfast; 9 AM Breakfast; 10 AM Worship Service

April 28 - Special Speaker Jeff Kipp presenting Jesus in the Passover. This special service starts at 10 AM. There will be no Sunday School service.

May 26 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship service

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