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FBC E-Blast - January 15, 2018
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January 15, 2018

Why Do People Follow Jesus? - Psalm 32

Hanging on my office wall is a print that I’ve had for nearly 60 years. It shows the Lord Jesus standing behind a young man whose eyes are focused in the direction that the Master is pointing. Jesus' hand is on the man’s shoulder, and I imagine He is saying, "This is the way we’re going. I will get you to the destination." Although the road will be marked with both joy and suffering, the Lord leads His followers all the way to their eternal home.

Anyone who is honest will admit that he or she is ill-equipped to go through life alone. Our all-knowing God created us with a need for His guidance. In our own strength, knowledge, and reasoning power, we are simply not able to figure out how to make the wisest decisions. But the Lord's assuring hand at our shoulder can lead us down right paths to good choices.

The Lord is willing and able to guide us, if we will let Him. It isn't difficult to fall in step with Him. Acknowledge that you have wandered down paths of life that led to sin and disobedience. Choose to follow His lead instead by reading the Word of God and applying biblical principles to your life. And learn to pray through both large and small decisions as you seek the path He has set for you.

Just beyond our last heartbeat lies eternity. That's where our Savior is pointing us. The path may not be clear to our eyes, but Jesus is leading us there with a steady and sure hand. Our part is to follow in obedience so that we may reach heaven and hear the Father say, "Well done."

Current Sermon Series
      In this series we will discuss the believer's peace with God, standing in grace, hope of glory, possession of love, certainty of deliverance, and joy in God. But we will also address two significant questions about assurance.

Last Week:
      As we looked at the next link in our chain of security of salvation, we saw that we have acces to God because of Christ's death on the cross. We can stand in grace because of the mediation of Christ on our behalf.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue our series Eternal Security by looking at the next link in the chain of our eternal security..

Upcoming Events

January 17 - Annual Business Meeting at 7 PM

January 23 - Dartball Game at Hickory. Be there by 7:30 PM

January 28 - Men & Boys Dinner at Eat'n Park at 4:30 PM

February 4 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering
                      Carry-in Fellowship Dinner after AM Worship Service

February 10 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM
                        Salad Mix-Off & Dessert Bake-Off at 6 PM, main course provided by the church

February 11 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

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