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FBC E-Blast - August 3, 2015
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August 3, 2015

That Nagging Sense of Dissatisfaction - Isaiah 55

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator, trying to find something to satisfy a vague sense of emptiness or discontent? You aren't looking for anything specific, but you know you want to fill a longing. Whatever you choose will probably not do the trick, because the empty spot is not in your stomach but in your soul.


Whether the substance is food, career, possessions, or relationships, our souls are continually trying to find satisfaction. But nothing in this world will fill the void. Since we were created for relationship with God, He placed deep within us a yearning for Him. Though we may not recognize it as such, everyone knows the feeling of dissatisfaction that at time seeps into our souls. Whenever we attempt to find fulfillment with worldly substitutes, disappointment and disillusionment are sure to follow.


There are two possible menus from which we can choose to fill our empty souls. Satan's menu is long and full of enticingthings that seem to promise fulfillment and pleasure. These could include relationships, prominence, acceptance, riches, or recognition. Whatever he offers looks like the good life that will bring contentment, but it's a deception. But God's menu is quite small. In fact, it lists just one "item" - Jesus. He is the only one who can fill the void.


What are you pursuing in life? Have you found the satisfaction you seek, or is there always a vague sense of discontent in your soul? If you'll give Jesus a bigger place in your life and spend focused, unhurried time with Him, He'll satisfy you as nothing else can.


Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.


Sermon Series
      Too often, we make huge plans and major resolutions, and we get burned out when we can't keep them. We need to learn to make small, manageable, incremental changes that really add up. When we guard our words, make our thoughts obedient to Christ, and cultivate new actions, we can see long term life change.


Last Week:
      This week, let's ask God for one thought. One thought that would shape our lives for the glory of God. We took a though audit, and learned how to change the way we think as well as how to look for spiritual things.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will have a special speaker, Dale Bish, Jr. The following week we will continue our series: Small Things, Big Differences by looking into Our Words from the book of Proverbs.




Upcoming Events

August 9 - Special Speaker Dale Bish, Jr. will be speaking in the Worship service.


August 25 - Trustee's Meeting at 7 PM


August 29 - Church Work Day from 8 AM to noon.


August 30 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering


September 6 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship service



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