FBC E-Blast - April 23, 2018
FBC E-Blast

April 23, 2018

Wisdom's Benefit Package - Proverbs 2

When someone applies for a job, a common question is: "What does the benefit package include?" Since the world’s advice about how to have a good life is in sharp contrast to what the Bible recommends, we might want to consider asking a similar question about the value of living according to God’s wisdom: What arethe benefits? In other words, Why should we seek to live in obedience to the instructions given in the Scriptures?

First of all, in seeking God's wisdom, we will acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge of the Lord (Proverbs 22:4-6). Our perception of life is greatly enhanced when we know Him intimately. He'll give us the ability to see ourselves, others, and situations from His perspective. As biblical principles permeate our minds, they will shape our thinking and responses to all of life’s situations and challenges.

Second, God promises divine guidance and protection if we walk wisely (vv. 7-10). Nothing outside His will can penetrate the shield of protection around those who seek to obey Him. When we let His wisdom enter our hearts, discretion watches over our desires and emotions, preventing us from entering into foolish or sinful relationships that would draw us away from Him (vv. 11-20).

Godly understanding and protection don't become ours simply because we want them. Such benefits come to people who diligently seek divine wisdom. If you receive the wordsof Scripture and let them fill your heart and mind, the Lord will reveal Himself to you and give you His discernment.

Current Sermon Series
      Temptation is the seductive little voice that twists what you want into what you need. It distorts your thoughts until you're trapped - and when you're trapped by temptation, it's not the time to listen to yourself. Learn to put your trust in someone who knows A Way Out. God always gives us a way out. We won’t try to manage temptation, but eliminate it. We will attack temptation from a positive perspective by focusing on living by the Spirit.

Last Week:
      We are challenged to live by the Holy Spirit. Why? Because we cannot live a life pleasing to God without doing so. When we live by the Holy Spirit, we will not satisfy our fleshly lusts. We need Him in order to beat sin and temptation.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will be concluding our series on A Way Out by digging into the topic of Feeding Your Spirit.

Upcoming Events

April 29 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service.
                VBS Meeting following the Lord's Supper observance.
                Teacher's Meeting following VBS Meeting.

May 6 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner after AM Worship Service

May 12 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                Ladies' Luncheon at the Church at noon.

May 13 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

June 10 - Special Speaker Silas Thomson, Missionary to Mongolia will be with us this day

June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School. More details to come.

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