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FBC E-Blast - February 16, 2015
FBC E-Blast
February 16, 2015

Vision Without Boundaries - Matthew 28

I am persuaded that many of our goals and dreams fail simply because we place limitations upon ourselves. This is true for the church as well - Christ's command to share the gospel is an example. Jesus gave us the vision to tell all nations about His salvation, and as His followers, we should make this our aim. Many Christians, however, are not working to fulfill this "Great Commission" - at least not fervently and purposefully. Often, what holds us back are the boundaries we place upon ourselves.

Fear is one of the biggest self-erected barriers to success. For instance, if evangelizing means traveling overseas, lack of safety might worry us. We may also feel concern about how family and friends will react to our decision and whether people will react negatively to our message.

Another hindrance might be conditional obedience—that is, a willingness to serve as long as God keeps us in a particular location or has us minister in a country where we don't have to learn a new language. And some people make the inconvenience of spending money, time, or effort into an obstacle that prevents service to the Lord. .

There are many barriers that can keep us from sharing the gospel. But when we're willing to tear those down, we'll be amazed at what God can accomplish through us.

Are you passionately sharing the gospel? If not, identify the obstruction that stands in your way, and pray for forgiveness. Refocus by reading the Word and remembering the mission that Jesus gave you. God's love covers the whole world, and He therefore intends that everyone hear the good news.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Sermon Series
      What does a disciple do? Are disciples chosen by God? Or do they choose willingly a life that promises great suffering and trial? Absolute submission. Ultimate sacrifice. And relentless pursuit of that which is promised to those who will follow. This is what it means to be a disciple. Will you?

Last Week:
      Three questions we must ask ourselves if we are going to have the heart of Jesus when He was washing His disciples feet: 1) What is your motivation? 2) What need is in front of you? 3) What do you have to give?
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue our series Disciple, by looking at how a disciple is to Breaks Bread. We are going to look at what true Christ-followers are supposed to do.

Upcoming Events
February - Get to Know You Dinners. This is for our church families to get to know one another better.

February 22 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund following the AM Worship service.

February 28 - Secret Sister Kick-Off Luncheon at Kim Staub's at noon. All information sheets and your RSVP MUST  be turned into Judy by February 22nd.  There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer if anyone would like to help with the food.

March 1 - Special Guest Speaker: Terry Taylor Our missionary to Trinidad & Tobago.
              - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

March 7 - Soup Cook-off & Bake-Off at the church beginning at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and enter a soup for the contest. Also, we ask that only one dessert is entered per person.

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