FBC E-Blast - August 26, 2013
FBC E-Blast

August 26, 2013


FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

Upcoming Sermon Series

  There's the side of you everyone else sees, and then there's the real you. Tired of keeping up the facade? Join us for Masquerade.

Last Sunday:

    The Great Commission is for all believers. There is a personal responsibility for all believers. We saw the vivid presentation, postscript, and practice of the commission. Also, don't forget that we have the power from God to accomplish it.
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Sunday:

      Next week we will begin a new series Masqerade by looking into the first masquerade in Genesis 2. The title of that message is Hiding From God.

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    Midway, PA 15060

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Double-Minded Service

I Kings 18


The Old Testament presents idolatry as a serious issue, but who in the modern civilized world gives it much thought? The worship of idols seems archaic, but the truth is, all of us will struggle with this heart issue.


During the days of King Ahab, Israel was pulled in two directions. They'd previously served the Lord, but Ahab had recently instituted Baal worship. When Elijah challenged the people to make up their minds about whom to serve, they were speechless.


You may be thinking, This doesn't apply to my life, but modern idols come in many different forms. When we depend on - or give priority to - anything besides the Lord, it becomes our god.


Does something in your life have a higher value than the Lord? He gives us relationships, possessions, and meaningful work, but we are constantly tempted to cherish the gifts more than the Giver. An accurate measure of priorities is the use of our time. Do you reserve a part of each day for God, or is every minute consumed by the demands of life?


On what or whom do you depend? The Lord gives us His strength and provision, but so often we choose to rely on ourselves, others, or even money. The tendency to worry or control is a sign of self-reliance rather than dependence upon God.


Double-minded service will not work (Matthew 6:24). We must make up our minds and follow through with actions. If we really believe that the God of the Bible is the only true God, we ought to give Him our whole life, follow Him faithfully, and serve Him with all our gifts and abilities.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Upcoming Events:

September 1 - Special Business Meeting following AM Service before our Carry-in dinner.


September 4 - Kid's Night resumes at 6:30 PM.


September 10 - G.R.O.W. meeting at 7 PM.


September 15 - We will be having our annual Church Outside followed by a picnic at the Caldwell home, at their pavilion behind their home. There will be no services at the church.

September 28 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 AM.

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