FBC E-Blast - August 4, 2014
FBC E-Blast

August 4, 2014

The Role of Our Conscience

I Timothy 1

God gave every person a conscience, which is like a radar system meant to send warnings when a behavior or decision might be harmful. This makes it possible for people to distinguish between what is morally right and morally wrong, especially as it applies to their own lives. We ignore the conscience at our own peril.

In a believer, the conscience is a tool of the Holy Spirit. He programs it with principles from God's Word and sharpens it to respond quickly. Even so, our radar's sole purpose is to send a signal; what happens next is up to us. Either we ignore the warning, or we stop to hear what the Spirit has to say about the situation. The Holy Spirit reveals God's will or reminds us of His principles so we can make a wise decision about the warning bell ringing in our conscience.

Paul's letter to Timothy mentions people who had rejected God's leadership and guidance in their lives - they'd paid no attention to the alarm of their conscience (I Timothy 1:19). The result was shipwrecked faith. When something appears on radar that speaks of disobedience to God, we have to reject that action. Otherwise, the detection device becomes impaired and won't work right. If we keep ignoring the alarms, it will eventually go completely silent.

We all know people who've "run aground" in life. A shipwrecked faith is inevitable when believers ignore their conscience and rationalize or defend disobedience. It's far better to turn yourself over to the great captain of your soul, Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit will guide you correctly.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Current Sermon Series:

      As we continue our study in Ephesians, we will look into some of the things that God calls us to. We will see in Ephesians 1:15-23 that we have The Call To Understanding. In Ephesians 2:1-10 we will see that God has given us The Call To Salvation. Then in Ephesians 2:11-22 we will see The Call To Unity.
Last Week: In the first part of the Call to Salvation, we learned that we are saved from sin. We need this becuase we have been alienated from God because of our sin, sin is the activity of sin. What a glorious God Who would provide salvation from sin.
      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 be having Church Outside at the Caldwell's. On August 17th, we will continue our series from our continued study of Ephesians, The Call of God. We will finish up our topic of The Call to Salvation.

August 9 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 AM.

August 10 - Church Outside at 11 AM. This is our annual service outside enjoying God's beauty and fellowship one with another. It will be at the Caldwell Pavillion, behind their home. We will be having a picnic following the service. We usually play some group games as well. Please note, there will be NO SERVICES AT THE CHURCH, we will just have a unified service at the Caldwell's at 11 AM.

August 19 - Trustee's Meeting at 7PM

August 31 - Lord's Supper following AM Worship Service.

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