FBC E-Blast - January 11, 2016
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January 11, 2016

A Living Hope - I Peter 1

Believers are born into a living hope. However, people who are without Christ have no foundation for their expectations and desires. Many live with a false sense of security. They assume that what is important in this life is the physical and material. But there is no safety in things (I Timothy 6:9). Those who pursue wealth and health rather than God find that their dreams either go unfulfilled or fail to satisfy.

Believers anchor their hope in the solid rock of Jesus Christ. His words are always true and His promises always kept. I'll sometimes hear a person project his or her unfulfilled desires on God and then argue that He came up short. But Christians who make a request and submit to God's will always get an answer - yes, no, or wait.

The Lord does not disappoint those who seek His will. Don't misunderstand that statement. We might feel temporarily let down when something we hope for is not in God's plan. But He doesn't go back on the biblical promise to give His children the best (Isaiah 48:17; 64:4). When one door closes, there is another about to open with something better behind it. Friends, the Lord cannot be outdone. We can't even wish ourselves as much good as God has in store.

The best choice a Christian can make is to fix his or her hope on the Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome whatever fits His will for your life, and turn away from all that does not. Circumstances may shift and change, but Jesus never does. He is a living hope who never disappoints.

Current Sermon Series
      Last year, as well as earlier this year we studied In The Beginning..., how this world began. We covered the topics of God, Creation, the fall of Satan, the fall of mankind, and the promise of redemption. We briefly covered the first 3 chapters of Genesis. Join us as we continue this series, as we cover the next few chapters in Genesis. Lord willing, we will look at Cain and Abel, Generations of Adam, Noah, and other topics.

Last Week:
      This is the covenant of God to mankind to never flood the entire earth again. He placed the rainbow in the sky as a sign of that covenant to us that is unilateral, unconditional, unbreakable, universal, perpetual, and physical.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      Lord willing, we will continue this series by looking into the Sin of Noah. We hope to see you with us soon.

Upcoming Events

January 16 - Church Work Day at 8 AM

January 20 - Annual Business Meeting at the church at 7 PM

January 23 - Soup Cook-off & Bake-Off at the church at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and bring some food!

January 31 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship Service

February 5 - Church-wide Bowling more details to come

February 7 - Carry-In Fellowship Dinner Following AM Worship Service

February 14 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

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