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FBC E-Blast - December 6, 2010

 
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December 6, 2010


The Right Perspective

I Timothy 6:17-18

Last week's devotional showed us how money, riches, and wealth are untrustworthy. So the natural question is, "Is wealth a bad thing?"

Let's go back to I Timothy 6:17-19 for our answer, Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 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

I believe God makes it clear that if you are in a position where He has blessed you, you should enjoy it. And do it guilt-free. If you can take the whole family on a 30-day vacation to Europe, go for it. Just make sure you pay your tithes first. Make sure you are generous to the work of God, but enjoy what God gives you. It is a gift of God to be able to enjoy the fruit of the work of your hands.

God is all for us enjoying whatever measure of prosperity we have. He just wants us to be generous in proportion to our prosperity. He wants us to be ready and willing to give big. To be sowing extravagantly into the gospel and thereby laying up treasure in heaven.

The point is this: Do not just live with your eye on this world. Rather, live with your eye on the world to come. If you do, you will truly be able to enjoy the wealth God gives you.

By Bayless Conley


 

 


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Upcoming Events

 

As we continued our series in The Advent Conspiracy yesterday, we saw how to Worship God fully by rebelling against the empires of hyper-consumerism by Spending Less. If you missed this message, it is on the Church website. We will continue this series through the Christmas Season. Next week we will get getting into Give More by giving relationally. Then the last week before Christmas we will finish with Love All. As we continue this series, we encourage you to attend as we go over some misconceptions about Christmas and how we can overcome them and return this Christmas season back to the Lord.

 

December 18, 2010 - Christmas Caroling - More details to come, as we are seeking to do this at the Washington City Mission.

 

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.

 

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