FBC E-Blast - August 26, 2019
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August 26, 2019

Choosing Faith over Fear - Isaiah 41

These days, there are plenty of reasons to fear. Our world seems to be in a continuous state of war and crisis. The jobs market is dismal, natural disasters wreak havoc, and stories of crime dominate the headlines. As Christians, we know that fear should have no place in our lives, but how can we ignore what's going on around us?


Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God. Another way of saying this is that you cannot both obey and disobey Him - partial obedience is disobedience. So, which road are you traveling?


Some people who read the Bible and believe in God nevertheless choose to live with fear. Seeing others experience hardship, they start wondering if it could happen to them: Someone at my office lost his job; will I be next? Someone died in an accident - I could die too. But this kind of "logic" places your circumstances above your relationship to God.


If Satan can get you to think like this, he has won the battle for your mind. But when you focus on God rather than your circumstances, whatever the situation is, you win. The Bible tells us, "God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" (II Timothy 1:7).


Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.



Current Sermon Series
      God saves people from all walks of life, but He doesn't just save us. He saves us into a body of believers called the Church. God is using His Church to spread the gospel, as we are called to be the salt and light of the world. To live out this calling, we must allow the gospel to change and shape every aspect of our lives.


Last Week:
      We had a wonderful time at our Church Outside, yesterday. It was a beautiful day and we had excellent fellowship.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will continue our series with A Superseding Righteousness from Matthew 5.




Upcoming Events


September 1 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner


September 8 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM


September 14 - Trustee's Meeting at 8 AM


September 21 - Midway Community Yard Sales Ministry from 10 AM to 2 PM


September 29 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship service


October 5 - Fall Festival at the Staub's at 4 PM


October 16 - Special Guest Daniel Duke Missionary to Peru at 7 PM




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