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FBC E-Blast - August 6, 2018
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August 6, 2018

Can You Trust Your Conscience? - I Timothy 1

Let your conscience be your guide. This bit of folk wisdom seems to make sense since our conscience is designed to help us discern right from wrong. However, people cannot always trust their internal radar to steer them correctly; this is the case particularly with unbelievers, who don’t have the Holy Spirit to reveal truth and offer guidance for wise decisions. And while Christians do have God’s indwelling Spirit, they should be careful not to harbor sin in their lives, as that can interfere with the way their morality sensor functions.

A trustworthy conscience is programmed with scriptural teaching. Believers build a stable and sensitive spiritual radar system by applying God’s truth to their lives. They are committed to thinking and acting in ways that honor and please the Lord. Then, when sinful thoughts or choices come across that radar, it will deliver a sharp warning.

A person with a reliable conscience will have a strong desire to obey God. He won't settle for what feels right or looks good, but instead prayerfully seeks the Lord's will. In other words, he does not rely solely on his conscience but incorporates all of the Holy Spirit's tools into his daily life: Scripture, prayer, etc. Moreover, when his spiritual radar sounds the alarm, he is quick to draw back and reject unwise choices.

A conscience isn't designed to beour guide; it is a tool of the Guide. The Holy Spirit not only convicts us of sin, but He also brings to mind godly principles and leads us on a righteous path. He uses a variety of tools to conform us to the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29).

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Is it really what's inside that counts? If so, what's going on inside you? Worry? Doubt? Loneliness? Lust? Sometimes the internal struggles that no one else sees are the ones that blind us the most. We'll get the inside story on how God offers hope and strength for overcoming these battles in this series, The Sickness Within. This series will start August 19, 2018.

Last Week:
      Bro. Lance Auterson, missionary to France, spoke to us about Missions. He shared with us the account of the paralytic man who was lowered into a house by 4 friends so he could be healed by Jesus. He shared with us how that relates to missions.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will be having Church outside at the Caldwell's. We will dig into God's Word. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

August 11 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                    Work Day at church at 9 AM.

August 12 - Church Outside at the Caldwell's house, starts at 11 AM. Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following service. NO services at the church.

August 19 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

August 26 - Lord Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship service

September 2 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship service

September 23 - Missionary Greg Lyons to the Philippines will be with us

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