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FBC E-Blast - December 13, 2010

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December 13, 2010

It's All About Him

I Tomithy 6:18-19

I want us to look again at the last two verses from our last devotional, I Timothy 6:18-19, Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

It is beautiful the way verse 19 ends, ...that they may lay hold on eternal life. Paul is writing to believers here, and he is not saying they must do this so that they can get saved.

Rather, he is saying that when they are rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, then they will lay hold on what eternal life is all about. It is not about the things you possess; it is not about the blessings God gives you. It is about a relationship with Him. Jesus said in John 17:3, This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. If you are blessed, realize the main thing is not your riches and wealth. They can be very temporary.

There was a lady who, years ago, migrated from a country in Central America that had experienced a military coop. Her family was quite well off, having property and wealth that had been passed down through several generations. But after the coop, the new government seized all of the families properties and wealth. All was lost overnight.

This story could have turned out badly except that this woman was an exceptional Christian with a great attitude. She built a successful life here in the U.S. and has chosen not to be bitter or resentful over the past. She kept her trust in God, realizing that no matter what happens if she still has Him she would be alright.

Keep your eyes on God and keep your trust anchored in Him. He is what life, real life, eternal life is all about!

By Bayless Conley



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     Yesterday we took the next step in our Advent Conspiracy. We talked about how we ought to Give More. It sounds like an oxymoron compared to what we looked at what we talked about two weeks ago, Spend Less. Instead, the two go hand in hand. For when we Spend Less, it will cause us to Give More relationally. This message should be on the website by the end of today, if you missed it. Next week, we will finish our Advent Conspiracy by learning about Love All. Hope to see you there!


December 18, 2010 - Christmas Caroling at the Washington City Mission


     We will be going to the mission to serve the 3:00 PM meal, and sing some Christmas carols. We need at least 12 people to volunteer for the serving of the meals, but many more are welcome. We will need servers, waiters/waitresses, dishwashers, a host/hostess, as well as prayer warriors. This meal that we will be serving, will have three stages:
     3:00 PM - Female and Child residents
     3:30 PM - Male residents
     4:00 PM - Open to public


     We need to be at the Washington City Mission by 2:30 PM so we can be properly instructed. For those who would like to car-pool or need directions, we will be leaving from the church parking lot at 2:00 PM. The address for this the mission is:
     84 W. Wheeling Street
     Washington, PA 15301


     If you are interested in participating in this event, please let Pastor Ben know as soon as possible. Also Children are welcome to come, as long as they can help.


     We will also be accepting clothing donations as well as necessity donations this Wednesday through Friday, from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM at the church. If you would like to participate in the donations, but are not able to make it to the church during business hours, or if you have questions concerning what type of clothing or necessity donations are needed, please contact Pastor Ben by calling (724) 255-1695 or by email.


December 19, 2010 - Family Christmas Pictures


      We are offering to take your family’s picture at our church. We will bring the camera and have it set up to take your picture. We will get it developed and return it to you. Also, it will be available via e-mail as well, if desired.


December 24, 2010 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


     During the months of January, February and March we will be having Bible studies for the men and for the ladies. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer for those interested in being a part of this great time of learning and fellowship. If you are not able to sign up on the sheet, please let Pastor Ben or Stephanie know, so you will be included in this event. This Sunday we will be having a meeting following the AM Worship Service for those interested in the Bible Studies.


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