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FBC E-Blast - December 21, 2015
FBC E-Blast

December 21, 2015

Conviction For The Believer - Romans 1

Recently I spoke to a heartbroken woman. Her father was dying, and he was cold toward his family and God. He desired no contact and refused to discuss any spiritual matter.


But God is able to reach anyone - even someone hostile to the faith. Consider the apostle Paul's conversion! Yet Scripture also teaches that the Lord eventually gives people over to the hardness of their own hearts. There may come a point when He no longer draws them by revealing their need for a Savior.


The situation is different for believers, though. When we, in our humanness, continue to sin, the Holy Spirit convicts us so we'll get back on track. At that point, we can humbly repent and follow Him or ignore His voice and continue to sin. If we persist in error, our Father will keep calling us back. But the danger is that our hearts may become desensitized and eventually we may cease hearing His warning.


Thankfully, we are children of God, and He loves us too much to let us remain in a sinful pattern. Though chastisement and conviction are never pleasant, He knows our travelling down the wrong road results in much greater heartache. The Lord is a shepherd, using His staff and rod to lovingly bring us to green pastures.


On the Christian journey, there will be temptations to stray, falsely promising to satisfy longings. Stay closely connected to Jesus through prayer and Scripture. Be listening so you can obey immediately when He calls you to change course. In the long run, living God's way brings the greatest joy.



Current Sermon Series
      Last year, as well as earlier this year we studied In The Beginning..., how this world began. We covered the topics of God, Creation, the fall of Satan, the fall of mankind, and the promise of redemption. We briefly covered the first 3 chapters of Genesis. Join us as we continue this series, as we cover the next few chapters in Genesis. Lord willing, we will look at Cain and Abel, Generations of Adam, Noah, and other topics.


Last Week:
      We looked into Isaiah 9:6 as the write gave Christ 4 names some 700 years before He was born. We looked at how Christ is our wonderful counselor and how we can have healing in our lives from Him.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will look at another name of Christ from Isaiah 9:6.




Upcoming Events


December 23 - No Wednesday Night Services at the church


December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM. We will be having the Christmas Cantata Hope Has Hands.


December 27 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship Service.


December 28 - Trustee Meeting at 6 PM


January 3 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM


                    Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service.


January 20 - Annual Business Meeting at the church at 7 PM



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