FBC E-Blast - December 28, 2010
FBC E-Blast - December 28, 2010
FBC E-Blast

December 28, 2010

Spiritual Treasure
II Corinthians 4:7

In II Corinthians 4:7, Paul tells us, But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. But that treasure needs to be poured out.

I can't help but think that Paul was thinking of two particular earthen vessels that were used in his day. One was the vessel of mercy and the other the vessel of honor.

One place you would find the vessel of honor was around the home. People would use the water to wash their feet after traveling the dusty roads before they would enter your house, or they would use the water to quench their thirst. Like the vessel of honor, we are to wash the feet of our family, to humbly serve them and to help quench their thirst for more of God.

The vessel of mercy looked identical to the vessel of honor, but it was located in public places like the town square, so that any traveler coming through that arid land would be guaranteed to find a fresh drink of water. It was placed where the needs were. We need to take mercy where mercy is needed most—out onto the highways of humanity.

You are an earthen vessel filled with His spiritual treasure, so start pouring it out—in your home and out where the people are.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

Upcoming Events

     From December 30th through January 4th, Pastor will be out of town and out of the office. If you need him, he will still be available via email, and his cell phone. If an emergency rises, please contact one of the deacons. The deacons of First Baptist Church are Jim Hopper, Greg Rudman, and Dale Bish, Jr.

     For the months of January, February and March, we will not be having our Sunday Night Bible Studies. In lieu of this service we are encouraging our Men and Women to join the Bible Studies that will be going on throughout the week.
     The ladies will be meeting on Sunday nights at 6 PM at various homes. The curriculum of this study is yet to be determined. The first meeting for this study is January 9th.
     Likewise, the men will be having their study on Saturdays at 8 AM. The men will be going through Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. Their first meeting will be on Saturday, January 15th.
     If you missed signing up for this or are interested in joining, please see Pamela Bish for the ladies, and Pastor Robinson for the men. We pray and hope to see you involved in these studies.

January 2 - Special Speaker - Ron Salomon

January 19 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM

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