FBC E-Blast - April 30, 2018
FBC E-Blast

April 30, 2018

David: A Model of Servanthood - II Samuel 8

David served God in many capacities - from simple shepherd boy to heroic ruler. Looking at the various stages of his life, we can see clearly how his godly devotion allowed the Lord to use him mightily.

Shepherd: David was anointed king long before commanding anything other than sheep (I Samuel 16:1-13). Protecting the sheep was a job he took seriously, even killing a lion and a bear to do so. During those days, he learned to be strong and brave, and to take care of creatures weaker than himself. An early life of obedience to his human father taught him the humility he would later need in order to depend on God.

Psalmist: David's writings reveal his hunger for God. He is open about issues like fear, depression, defeat, loneliness, and sorrow. By describing valley experiences and communing with the Father in the night watches, David provided us with intimate glimpses of the God he knew so well.

Commander: Starting with David's encounter with Bathsheba, the king's life was plagued by heartache, pain, suffering, and conflict. David had sinned greatly, but God forgave him and continued to use him. He ruled Israel for 40 years, and his people called Jerusalem the "City of David." His restoration teaches us about the consequences of sin and the limitlessness of God's grace.

King David served God's purpose when he lived, and continues to do so hundreds of years later - every follower of Christ has been blessed by David's obedience, service, and literary skill. He is a great example of what God can accomplish through us if we yield our life to Him.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Words are powerful. They can beat us down and lift us up. They wound and they heal. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear - or what we need to say. Let’s find the right words in a new series, My Big Fat Mouth. We will start this series May 20, 2018

Last Week:
      As we complete our series, we saw that we need to feed our spirit with prayer, with scripture reading, and with being around the right friends. We need to watch and pray so we won't enter into temptation. His Word is our only offensive weapon.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      Next week, we will be looking into What is Baptism, and How Important Is It?

Upcoming Events

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

May 27 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering after AM Worship Service

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

June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School. It is for ages 4-12, and will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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