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FBC E-Blast - December 3, 2018
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December 3, 2018

Jesus the Source of Peace - Colossians 1

Before we knew Jesus Christ, our life was full of godlessness and wickedness - we had self-seeking ways and stubborn, unrepentant hearts (Romans 1:18; 2:5, 8). Like our strife-filled world, we clamored for peace and tried to find it, but our efforts failed.


When we came to faith in the Savior, all of that changed. We were rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into Christ's kingdom (Colossians 1:13). Every one of our sins - past, present, and future - was forgiven. Divine justice was satisfied by Christ's sacrifice, and God's wrath upon us was removed. We became a new creation, washed clean by Jesus' blood (II Corinthians 5:17).


Now that sin's power over us has been broken, we can live in accord with God. He sent His Holy Spirit to be our personal guide in this new life, helping each of us experience Christ's peace (Romans 8:6). We also can look forward to an eternity spent in heaven, where righteousness, tranquility, and joy abound (Romans 14:17).


The story of the prodigal son's return is a picture of our reconciliation with the Lord (Luke 15:11-24). The son had chosen to leave his father, living instead to please himself. Repentant, he eventually returned home; his father joyfully greeted him and forgave him, and there was harmony between them. God has done all this for us.


Our unity with the heavenly Father came at a great price - the sacrifice of His only Son. Christ gave His life for us so that we could be reconciled to God (Colossians 1:20). Christian lives are to testify that Jesus is the source of our peace. Does your life communicate this message?



Current Sermon Series
      You’re not alone. This series welcomes those who are hurt and alone. We will see that God is with us in every moment. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. During this Christmas season, God With Us provides an inspirational reminder of the impact of Christ’s birth.


Last Week:
      We may enjoy God on the mountaintops, but we get to know Him intimately in the valleys. We need to remember that the valleys we go through are not our destinations. The valley is the pathway to peace. We need to rely on His strength to get us through it.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We continue to study our series God With Us, by looking into In The Wilderness.




Upcoming Events


December 8 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                          Men's Bible Study & Breakfast at the Church at 9 AM.


December 9 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM


December 11 - Dartball at home


December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM


January 6 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner


January 7 - Ladies' Bible Study at 6:30 pm




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