FBC E-Blast - February 7, 2011
FBC E-Blast - February 7, 2010
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Not There Yet
Philippians 3:12-13

In Philippians 3:12-13, Paul gives us an important insight into becoming complete or mature in Christ,

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected (or complete); but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead..

As believers, we must realize that we have a way to go. We have not arrived. There are still some things ahead. We still must press on. But some people have the idea they have arrived. They don't need to grow anymore; they don't need to study anymore; they don't need to increase anymore.

It is like the true story of a young neighbor who was talking to Albert Einstein at a dinner party. She asked, "What is it exactly that you do as a profession?" Einstein looked at her and said, "I've devoted myself to the study of physics." And in shock she replied, "Studying physics at your age? I finished my studies a year ago!"

Unfortunately, that is the attitude many Christians have today about their spiritual growth. They think they have finished. Instead, our attitude should be like 95-year-old Pablo Casals, considered to be the greatest cellist that the world has ever known. A young reporter asked him one day, "You're 95. The world considers you to be its greatest cellist; and still, at 95, you practice six hours a day. Why?" To which he responded, "Because I think I'm making progress."

Friend, you have not arrived. Set your goal to be making progress every day. That is how you will become mature in Christ.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

     This las week we continued our new series entitled, Building A Life of Stewardship. The first message was Thanks Giving, then we talked about the Hidden Treasure. Yesterday we continued in this series as we investigated, What Are You Looking At? from Colossians 1. Are we looking at the visible or the invisible. That may sound strange, but according to God's Word, He is invisible and Who we should be looking at and for. Next Sunday we will be getting into Facing Montains and Giants in I Samuel 17. We hope that you come and learn how we ought to be good stewards of our lives.

     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.
     Likewise, the men will be having their study on Saturdays at 10 AM. The men will be going through Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders.
     It is not too late to join in the discussions and studies. 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.

Congratulations to Chanin Paterni for winning our Soup Cook-off this last Saturday. It was a great time of fellowship and food!

PLEASE NOTE - We will be forgoing our monthly meals for January, February, and March

March 5 - Washington City Mission - More details to come

     Visit us at www.fbcmidway.com for more information about our church, as well as previous sermons. Our website has much to offer.


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